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Midlothian Chef's Kitchen, Midlothian, VA

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen

4.7
4.7
555 Reviews
$30 and under
American
New American Restaurant by Award-Winning Chef David Dunlap in North Chesterfield. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere with indoor & outdoor seating, and local, hyper-seasonal Virginia ingredients. This is a full service restaurant & bar with thoughtful dishes that evoke memories.

Chef Dunlap was previously the Executive Sous Chef at The Inn at Little Washington and the Corporate Executive Chef of Quirk Hotels (Quirk Hotel RVA & Quirk Hotel CVille). He was named as 1 of the 32 Restaurant Stars on the Rise in 2020 by FSRMagazine, Rising Star Chef of the Year by Two Roads Hospitality Worldwide, and has won Best Dishes at Broad Appetit 4 years in a row. MCK just won 2021 Dine Like a Local Award by The Scout Guide for Best Restaurant for Dinner.

Enjoy special events such as Wine/Beer Pairing Dinners, Wine Club, Wine Tasting, and much more. Private Dining/Event Space is available, as well as, a Chef's Table Experience. This is a local, family-owned business, owned by Chef Dunlap and his wife.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 893-3562

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Dunlap

  • Catering

    Please call or email us to cater an event.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call or email us to host a private event.

  • Neighborhood

    Midlothian

  • Cross street

    Courthouse Road

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 555 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    American

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  1. c

    chrisz

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Too expensive. Got the $27 chicken breast. Nothing special about it, not even specially seasoned. Veggies and chowder soup were awesome. Dumplings were great. Charcuterie was marginal. Cocktails were weak. French press coffee was weak and cobbler was unimpressive. Cute place also has wonderful outdoor seating. Very good service.
  2. b

    boykinna

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, we've been twice now and cannot wait to go back again soon!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Lunch
  4. SJ

    SJSJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Cary. She definitely was a huge contribution to our visit. She was so personable and knowledgeable about every aspect of the menus. Food was delicious and the perfect portions. Definitely recommend!
  5. ML

    MaryL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to meet up with good friends and enjoy a divine dinner.
  6. LA

    LADine

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic all around. The food, the service and the unique cocktail menu. Can never go wrong with Midlothian Che’s Kitchen.
  7. S

    Shan

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We dine here often and it seems that the slower the business is, the slower the service is which is very disappointing. Any time we have dined for lunch or brunch (as we did yesterday) the service is very very slow. Our dinner experiences have been better. We have had the same server each time as well and although we find her very pleasant and she remembers us, the attentiveness is lacking. Also, we noticed cob webs on the light fixtures above our table that were very long and looked as if they could fall at any time. Lastly, a manager never stops by to check on us during service which is something I would expect at a fine dining establishment. The food is very good which is the only reason we continue to return from time to time.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food was excellent and the wine pairings were delicious.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely good food and drink
  10. L

    Lulu

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it We enjoyed listening to Jonathan Edwards at Happy Hour with delicious peach burrata salad. Delicious!
  11. s

    susank

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very cute and interesting dining areas.Loved the outside one,but too hot to eat outside on my visit.Good selection on lunch menu.Salmon salad average,would like to go back and try other selections.Good service and prices are a good value.I would go again.Overall very good experience.
  12. KC

    KCNors

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We went for lunch. Simple salad had very few blueberries and less feta. We requested bread since we were still hungry. Bread and butter was delicious and cost $3. We ordered dessert which was great but it took over 30 minutes and we had to take it to go. I’d like to try again but will wait to recommend.
  13. MM

    MichaelM

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined on the patio. Even though it is hot out, the patio is shaded and quite pleasant. The wait staff let us enjoy our meal and provided service while not making us feel rushed at all. My wife had the rockfish and she said it was excellent. I had pork ribs and they were also very good. I had the pairing wine with my dish and it was quite good as well.
  14. N

    Nick

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 56th. wedding anniversary along with one of our daughters and 2 grandsons.Our server ,Anna,was great!We had a variety of perfectly prepared food,ie.salads of local greens,pecan crusted pork spare ribs,seared rockfish,pork and shrimp dumplings,lemon cavatelli pasta.Then of course we tried all 3 of the desserts! Everything we ate was delicious!Thank you!
  15. JS

    JStoneLarue5

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, everything spaced perfect you, wine pairings delicious and the food was different and delicious! We’ll be back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food delicious, and live music great background
  17. AP

    AliceP

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small menu but really interesting. Everything is freshly and thoughtfully prepared. Nice waitstaff too.
  18. C

    Celtic1121

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good, food was great. Family owned business , please support
  19. JM

    JorgeM

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We were very hopeful for this restaurant given the chef’s background at some very exclusive kitchens. The ambiance was nice. We liked the decor of the restaurant. Everything went downhill from there. Our waitress was not very friendly. The drinks took forever and were very sweet for what we ordered. The appetizers took forever and were very subpar. My wife’s salad never made it in the appetizer portion. The entrees took even longer to arrive, probably about an hour and a half later, and were cold and lacking flavor/seasoning. The redo was just as bad. Just a notch over cold, but still unacceptable and lacking significant flavor. For so someone who worked at the Inn at Little Washington, Ashby Inn, and other fine dining restaurants, this didn’t even get close. Very disappointed with the whole experience and wouldn’t recommend it for the prices. Way too expensive since for the quality and taste of everything and the slow service.
  20. JS

    JerryS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed everything! We will be returning with another group of friends!
  21. c

    ccasler

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    This restaurant is a must! We never would have tried it because the name makes it sound like it's a cafeteria (in my opinion) but a friend recommended we go. So glad we did...the food was fantastic! The desserts were so unique and not too sweet (definitely not your brownie ala mode). the service was a little slow but the food definitely made up for it.
  22. RB

    RebeccaB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Midlothian Chef’s Kitchen! Everything we had to eat and drink was fantastic as was the service.
  23. CJ

    CherylJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating at Midlothian's Chef's Kitchen, but it certainly will not be our last. Everyone was welcoming and polite. The Fried Green Tomato BLT and Soft Shell Crab sandwiches were amazing! The local fresh green salad with the lavender dressing made these the perfect meals. Once you step inside this restaurant, you are transported into a quaint, beautiful, and elegant space. I look forward to dining in the outdoor area once the weather is cooler. This is welcome addition to Midlothian and I can't wait to have dinner there with my husband!
  24. LA

    LADine

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Third time back and still loving it. The cocktails are one of a kind. Food and service is outstanding. Definitely, will be going back again.
  25. RF

    RobertF

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience we have ever had in Richmond. The food was creative and delicious. The service was exceptional. The Smoked bourbon old fashion was to die for. We can’t stop talking about the wonderful dinner we had. We’ll be regulars
  26. n

    nicnic

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Food was atrocious. I think the chef just wanted everything to taste like an herb garden. Including dessert. Barely touched my entree, took one bite of dessert and hardly an apology or inquiry why. I ordered pasta that was meant to have a poached egg on top. The egg was hard boiled, hahaha. If you can’t even poach an egg, how are you “fine” dining? Not to mention the pasta was hard and completely flavorless, I was hoping egg would help only to discover egg was also f’d. My wife got the short ribs which were edible and came with a deep fried ball of dill infused potato salad, if that’s your thing. For dessert- the ‘spiced’ marshmallow was unedible, why is it a savory herb?????? The peach cobbler also had something mixed in to ruin it. Dessert tasted like a CBD special. Maybe if I actually ate it I’d be happier right now, but equally hungry. Wine list was very limited, dominated by over (very) priced Napa. We ordered a lovely Languedoc red wine, though still marked well above retail even for a restaurant. Service was friendly and great, but usually when a customer doesn’t touch their food you question it.
  27. BF

    BenitaF

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to be delicious and a wonderful experience.
  28. EO

    EdwardO

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very impressed. The dishes were seasonal and very well thought out. Expertly played and delicious. Service was friendly, efficient, and well-paced. It’s a high end restaurant and not cheap, but worth it.
  29. c

    cmctdc

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent; attentive and personable. Food was outstanding. We all tried different plates and shared - most definitely a hidden gem!!
  30. K

    Katherine1st

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We picked this restaurant based on a review of their butter poached filet. The filet did not disappoint and was the most tender filet I have ever eaten and was even larger then I was expecting. The service, presentation of food, taste of the food and the added best anniversary wishes from staff which included a sign on our table made this a wonderful anniversary event. Completely recommend this Chef and his restaurant if you are looking for superb food ,cooked by a professional who you can tell loves to create wonderful tasting food. Bravo to the Chef and his entire staff!
  31. L

    Like2eat

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was great - very attentive but no hovering. we asked to be moved to a quieter area in the restaurant so we could chat (including one member with hearing deficit) and were immediately moved very graciously. I love that the menu is constantly evolving with new offerings - so we can come back but try other food. The filet mignon with truffles and parsnips was exceptional. My husband loved the crispy pork belly and I enjoyed the peach burrata salad. Our guests from elsewhere were very impressed with the food and service. We'll be back!
  32. LC

    LouisC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is very fresh and prepared with care and imagination. Attentive wait staff. We were delighted to see new items on the menu changed from only 2 weeks before.
  33. LF

    2LFTFT

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the service was great. Parking is a little tough, but worth it.
  34. SZ

    StephenZ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister in law told us about this gem of a restaurant Thanks Beth
  35. C

    Candy

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at this restaurant and we enjoyed everything. Our server was very nice and informative when we asked her questions about the food . I would definitely go back. A very nice local restaurant.
  36. SG

    ShirleyG

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time in and it was fabulous. The food was outstanding and the ambience was delightful. The Summer Sangria was amazing and my salmon and asparagus was cooked to perfection. Can't wait to return.
  37. VE

    VirginiaEater

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem! Always really yummy cocktails, delicious food and excellent service. You will not be disappointed!
  38. c

    cav72

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Menu was not the same as the one shown on-line. Odd offerings...small portions. The cheese plate ($17.00) had 3 TINY bits of cheese but was nicely presented.
  39. D

    David

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The corn chowder was delicious and so were the ribs. We had crunchy bread with sweet butter as we sit and visited with each other, while waiting for our meals. Everyone was happy with their meals and the service
  40. D

    Disappointed

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Small portions, heavy pork menu, chicken entree was actually one long chicken nugget, I left hungry

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 893-3562.

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Midlothian Chef's Kitchen

11501 Busy St, Midlothian, VA 23114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Courthouse Road

  • Neighborhood

    Midlothian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Dunlap

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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