It was a bit too pricy, and the fixed menu did not meet fully my expectation. The dessert was tasteless and dry (chocolate cake with cherry coolie sauce).
Charles was great waiter food was excellent! Great date night atmosphere.
Excellent food in a fine dining atmosphere. Service was excellent and the food was fantastic. The breads and honey butter were a great start. The french onion soup was tasty and rich. The filet mignon was extremely tender and perfectly cooked. The deserts were well crafted and a great finish to the meal. This was our 4th time here and we recommend it for any occasion.
The atmosphere at Schlesinger's is very well done: classy without feeling pretentious. The food is outstanding, although significantly overpriced. Our server was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous... and slow. I realize that the atmosphere and food are meant to be enjoyed without feeling rushed, but waiting several minutes at a time for our waiter to refill our beverages or take our dirty dishes went beyond "relaxed" into "annoying". I would definitely return, but only for a very special occasion, due to the cost, and hope that we had better luck with service.
Excellent service and delicious cuisine. Cozy, relaxing atmosphere.
Awesome service and the waitress was excellent. Steaks were cooked perfectly! We had a great time and will return very soon.
Schlessingers never disappoints. The service is wonderful and the food, always consistent, always really good! Steve was our server, and he was professional but friendly and knew the menu well.
The service was outstanding. Steve was attentive without being overbearing. The food was beyond compare. Delicious and leaving us wanting more! Well Done!
Very quaint and intimate! Service and food great as usual.
Good food, great service ( thank you, Vincent), and our group was seated in a comfortable, quiet area.
My fiancé and I were celebrating her birthday. We were there at 5:30 so the crowd had not arrived yet. We were surprised with restaurant week as we did not know they were participating this evening. That always helps lower the bill. We both ordered the beef medallions with shrimp, sausage soup and ice cream for dessert. We were served quickly and we didn't have to ask for anything. The meal was outstanding. The temperature of the food was just right and everything was cooked as ordered. I would recommend Schlesinger's for whatever your special evening is or just go for brunch after church.
This visit was outstanding . We were there for our anniversary and it was restaurant week . Their specials were very tempting . We settled for Flounder topped with lump crab over baby spinach . WE had a very nice night out .
Everything was amazing. Wayne was a great server! Will definitely come back when I’m back in town!
This was my first visit and first impressions are everything. From the hostess to the waitress to the manager asking if we were enjoying our meal, great from start to finish. I took my wife here for her birthday we had the Sunday brunch. The food was excellent probably one of the best buffets I have seen in a while with the exception of Captain Georges. The Jazz Guitarist was a nice touch. We will be back in March with a friend who is retiring, looking forward to it.
Great experience, I went to Schlesinger’s Chop House for my girlfriend’s birthday and our 4 month anniversary. We got seated in less than 10 mins at a nice booth facing a window. The bread was fantastic and the chips that also came with the bread was a huge hit! We both loved them. Our server Brittany, was very nice and polite. Great server overall. I just wished I wasn’t a broke college student so I could’ve tipped her more without going bankrupt haha. Table was nice and fancy, lighting was perfect. There was almost every table full today, but it didn’t even feel like it was that crowded at all. It felt very spaced out. We order 2 steaks, my girlfriend bought their 12oz filet mignon and I got their 24oz Porterhouse. Both were very good, but the filet mignon was AMAZING. I was able to try just a couple bites and I was in heaven. Cooked to perfection. Then for dessert we got their Creme brûlée and it was very great. Overall it cost $138 including tip, but my girlfriend was happy so it was definitely worth it. We will definitely be looking into going here another day (once one of us has the money to pay for it haha).
We enjoyed our dinner experience immensely. Steaks were excellent, prepared exactly how we ordered them. Service was professional and yet friendly. It was my husband's birthday and they offered both of us a celebratory dessert.
We’ve always enjoyed everything. Tonight was the normal excellent. Thanks.
Newport News Restaurant Week! A large table in the room where we were seated was rather loud! Other than that, PERFECT!!
Food and service was good, however, even though we had a reservation, walk-ins without reservations received better tables than we were given, and when we asked to be reseated we were not. Apparently, you are better off to not make a reservation.
I love this restaurant!!
The best food and environment you could ever get
I expected alot more than I got, unfortunately. The meal was fine, but not memorable. Tenderoin was anything but tender, fish was overdressed, as was the salad. Dessert was much too rich for anyone to actually be able to eat, and way too large for one serving.
Service was ok, but a table sat after us was served before us, and was ready to leave before we got dessert. Very disappointing considering how empty the restaurant was.
For $175 I expected much more (and don't think that's asking too much). We won't return.
Was a great visit and we used their Restaurant Week offering.. Everything was fine from the wine, through desert with Friendly Attentive Services...
Look forward as always to the next visit...
Deb and Bill Schmidt Wmsburg
I had the opportunity to dine at Schlesingers this past weekend. I had originally made a reservation via opentable for 1715, however my date and I were running late, I called the restaurant around 1700 to let them know we were delayed and to see what could be done. The hostess was very polite and helpful, she allowed us to arrive at 1730 without losing the reservation. Even after the call, we still arrived later than 1730, despite our tardiness we were still greeted warmly and were treated very well.
The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without being suffocating. The menu is very well balanced, with simple dishes as well as some unique flavor combinations, all of which is impeccably executed.
In a general sense it may seem on the pricier end of the spectrum for a night out, however amongst steakhouses it falls closer to mid road, and when you take into account, the quality of food, ambiance, and waitstaff it is easy to justify the cost. Will definitely return!
Awesome friendly service! To me it is much better then Ruth Chris!!
Food was excellent our waiter Justin was awesome will only use him when we return
Great place to dine. Always good food and great service. Delicious!
I enjoyed this place. Elijah was a wonderful server and he took very good care of us. The food was amazing and cooked just right and the prices were reasonable given the type of establishment. We will definitely be back again. Call and make sure Elijah is there before you go!
Ensured our anniversary was a very memorable event. Fantastic food and they ensure you get what you ordered, the way you ordered it...Worth every penny!
Best restaurant on the Peninsula. Will be back many times.
New Year's Eve dinner for 4 friends turned out great. Steak and rock fish specials were just outstanding. Waitress was super and table near fireplace in the back was the perfect spot.