Schlesinger's Chop House

4.6
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Steakhouse
Schlesinger's Chop House located in Charming Port Warwick in Newport News, offers the finest Midwestern, corn fed, aged beef and the freshest seafood available along with an award winning wine list. The elegant yet casual decor and impeccable service has made Schlesinger's one of the best restaurants on the Peninsula. Come join us for a wonderful dining experience.
Schlesinger's also offers a full bar and patio dining.
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AC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would feel better about this restaurant if the manager hadn't dumped ice and a drink down my back. the staff was wonderful. I would have thought he would have comp'ed the drink...... Cudo's to the staff not so much the manager

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NP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best places for an excellent meal with an outstanding lunch selection for a great price! Perfect restaurant with a conversational atmosphere to share a delicious meal with a client or friend.

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F
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Solid steakhouse experience.

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EG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than being very pricey, it was delicious and I will definitely be returning.

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MM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was EXCEPTIONALLY slow. Over two hours for a business lunch with no dessert and we ordered at first opportunity! I'd recommended the place for my visiting out-of-town boss, and was embarrassed to have done so.

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was very accommodating as one person was gluten free. This was very much appreciated. Our waiter, Corey was pleasant and helpful. Food was tasty, however please check your salt levels in gravies/ sauces.

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JY
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful as usual. That being said, the amazing service is what keeps us coming back. It makes every dinner a celebration.

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TJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never, ever disappointed. Oliver is the best...feels like NYC or LA.

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RW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. A bit pricey but worth every penny.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the baby spinach salad and the 8 ounce Filet cooked medium well. Our sides were potatoes Schlesinger’s and the vegetable melody. For dessert we had the New York Cheesecake which I would not recommend. The entire meal was fantastic. Our server was Kelly and I would ask for her again.
Richard

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BD
Richmond
104 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Glad we had the opportunity to stop in and have a nice evening and dinner.

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CD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent!

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j
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

With prices comparable to Ruth's Chris, Schlesingers Cowboy Cut Ribeye was extremely underwhelming. I ordered a medium and it was cook very well. The problem was that the only seasoning on the steak was on the very outside of it. There was no taste at all on the majority of the steak. The au gratin potatoes were bland and the margarita barely had any tequila. The service was actually pretty good. Steffanie did a great job and was very attentive to our needs and was quick on refills. Unfortunately the best part of the meal was the caesar salad. Not the best I've ever had but was the highlight of the evening. Overall we were extremely disappointed and will be adding the extra drive time to Ruth's Chris for our next steak night.

Schlesinger's Chop House
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for posting on Opentable. We review all posts in an effort to improve every day. I am so sorry if you found the steak lacking flavor. If ever such a rare case arises, please do not hesitate to let us know when you dine. We do all we can, up to and including cooking a new steak to ensure we exceed guests expectations. We never wish for a guest to leave feeling as you do. I have left a voice mail message for you and hope to have the opportunity to offer personal apologies to you soon.

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VP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time when my sister and I visit Schlesinger's! Outstanding food and staff!

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Place has lost its luster. Food was mostly good but certainly not worth the price. Waiter was knowledgeable but hard to find when you needed him.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This time was for my daughter’s bday. She loved it! She actually had never been there. We are regular clients. However the music was a bit loud. Hard to hear each other. Other than that our service & food amazing. I do wish we could of gotten the evening potatoes instead but I did get my dessert!! Plus they gave her this adorable bday cupcake! Thank you!

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exceptional waiter. Oliver was outstanding in every way as our server.

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AS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food was either over seasoned or under seasoned. The waffle station and prime rib were amazing. Servers not very welcoming but manager did come by to say hello. Brunch for two was about $66.00 plus tip. The ambiance makes up for service and limited food choices.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My table was ready 15 minutes before our reservations, which was great. However, upon sitting down I noticed that the table had crumbs on it and my glass was not cleaned. Unfortunately, I realized that after I took a sip from the glass. My waiter was okay. I told the waiter to give us about 2 mins to look over the menu, however he came back about 15 minutes later. Overall, the experience was just okay.

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LA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Restaurant, great food, great service, what more could you asked. Will go back again.

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OT
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious lunch which was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

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JG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is always wonderful. For a business meeting, the noise level was a bit of a challenge; the music was a little loud which required people to speak a little louder than they might have preferred. Several people at my table (and I) ordered the Quiche lunch special, which was "just okay". The small pie-like quiche has way too much crust. The crust-to-quiche ratio is not good. Otherwise, a great place to eat.

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TC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We enjoyed our brunch but was charged for a 2 year old and we had to ask for the manager. The room was very cold and we had to ask for the Musac to be turned on.

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MM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started off with a warm greeting at the door, then when we were seated. Great service and food. Always look forward to our next reservation.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated her 70th Birthday and we were very satisfied with the food ambience and the service. This restaurant never disappoints us whenever we come.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were overpriced for the amount you get. The entrees were amazing though. Our waitress Steffine was awesome. Would have preferred not to sit by the restrooms/kitchen. Will be back for special occasions.

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CO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everthing was wonderful. This is my go to place for special occasions and when I just want to be extra special to myself. This was the first visit for my guest who fell in love with the attention to service. She was especially surprised at the birthday cupcake. Thank you for a great celebration!

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Schlesingers Chop House is a delightful. The restaurant's service, ambiance, food, etc. was excellent.

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DH
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Living in Santa Barbara California i enjoy a VERY large selection of fine dining choices. I sincerely can say that Schlesinger's is one of the Newport Newa VA area finest dining choices and excellent value.

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HG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent brunch in an exquisite setting. Superior selection of food items, including eggs benedict, bacon, sausages, tossed salad, prime rib, smoked turkey, baked tilapia, variety of desserts. The live guitar music added to the ambiance. We would definitely recommend the Sunday brunch to anyone seeking a memorable experience.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall everything was delicious. Wish they was more selections on the appetizer list

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

$100.00 Waygu beef with potatoes Schlesingers salad and soup. This the most expensive thing they have and it was worth it. All of those items are one of a kind .

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Schlesinger’s has changed quite a bit from when we first started going here. It is not the top notch restaurant it use to be. We were sat next to a 5 top who I assume did not realize anyone else was in the restaurant and were obnoxiously loud. The Caesar salad was not the presentation I was use to. The dressing was bland but had a really sharp spicy bite to it. It was intolerable to eat. The cheese seemed to not be Parmesan, I believe was mozzarella and was not shaved like it use to be. I also tried my husbands soup and it was pretty bland and not warm enough.
For a filet it was pretty standard, nothing too special. Husband had the seafood trio which was very good.
Dessert was cream brûlée and it was presented terribly and wasn’t anything special.
Husband enjoyed the chocolate tort.
Probably will not be going back again anytime soon. The standards that use to make it special just seem to have been loosened.

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NP
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here. The food was delicious and we were given a glass of champagne.

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BD
Richmond
104 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great visit. just what we needed,, Table was ready, usual appreciated greeting. Was great to see and say hi to Shawn our server did a fine job, wines were good picks.. And our food came out just as ordered and expected.. Great visit.. Deb and Bill Schmidt, Wmsburg

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EZ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food is delicious! Very clean bathrooms and everyone is friendly!

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c
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and value. Felt like we were special.

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PM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always great. The steaks and prime rib are perfection.

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l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Schlesinger's is absolutely the best steakhouse on the Hampton Roads peninsula. The location is perfectly situated in the beautiful Port Warwick neighborhood. The menu holds many delicious choices and for the budget minded they have many specials such as half price bottles of wine and prix fixe 3 course meals. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the service was really good for a brunch buffet. We will be doing dinner again soon.

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