Schlesinger's Chop House

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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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OM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration that Amanda, our waitress, made memorable. The food was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Staff was helpful and attentive and the setting was beautiful.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner happened to be on restaurant week and they’re selection was amazing! First time here but will definitely go back.

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. One of the best values around during restaurant week!

SJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best food and service around. Visited during Restaurant Week and enjoyed their beef medallions with a small lobster tail. What a great value for some excellent food. We will definitely be back.

ME
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here, food and service were wonderful.

L
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Restaurant week. Had a 7:15 reservation for 4. Had to wait 20ish minutes for a table. Waitress was excellent. We all ordered from restaurant week menu. Started with onion rings, which were horrible. They had so much batter, that they looked like donuts. Instead of being crispy, they were “doughy” and under cooked. Terrible. We all ordered the surf and turf. The filet medallions were delicious and cooked perfectly. I ordered mine without seasoning, and they were perfect. I ordered a side of spinach, which was a $2 up-charge, and it was so salty I could not eat it. We all wanted cheese cake for dessert, but they were out of it. I got the chocolate torte and it was covered in almonds. It was okay. Others had the ice cream and enjoyed it.

LM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Schlesinger's Chop House is a lovely setting with amazing food! A great place to celebrate!

JH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always excellent. It was also restaurant week and the number of selections for lunch were numerous. Always have a good experience here!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food & ambiance was spectacular (as per usual). Unfortunately, the service did not match the quality to which we’ve grown accustomed to. Hopefully it was just an off night for the individual.

CE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always loved Schlesinger's Chop House. Everything delicious, service superb! Never disappointed!

MS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant when we want a quiet well prepared dinner. The staff is professional and attentive without hovering. The absolute best steaks in town.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Steaks were cooked to perfection!

KB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As usual, food was excellent. Service, however, was way below the standard. Waited nearly 45 minutes for our dinner. We were disappointed in the slow service.

T
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Amazing steak and great service.

CG
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant especially for a special occasion. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Newport news.

R
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassie was our waitress. She asked us about water first, then returned with our water, along with some fresh bread/chips and went over the entire New Year's Day menu. She did it very quickly, which was good. We decided to go ahead and order the Oyster Rockfella for an appetizer. It was 6 oysters in the shell with parmesan cheese and bacon . It was outstanding. My wife ordered the Australian Lamb Chops for her entrée with sautéed vegetables for her side. The 3 chops were glazed with this magnificent glaze and were very tender and huge. I had the Steak Schlesinger and garlic mashers for my side. The filet mignon was super tender and the lump crabmeat with the mushroom bed was seasoned well and delicious. We have been frequent visitors for 8 years and will continue to return for special occasions.

FO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Food and service plus a great atmosphere!

J
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did brunch and everything was wonderful. The food was plentiful, the selection was amazing and what we did choose was delicious. They had a guitarist who played quietly in the background and was very enjoyable. In a few words, Brunch was fantastic.

r
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve service was exceptional.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food2service1ambience3

The food is good, but unless you want to eat quite a bit of the cut prime rib, the rest of the food.. Though very good.. Is not worth 29.00

OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love this place. The noise level was more than usual as there were several large parties. I was not really surprised as it was the Friday lunch time before Christmas. Service was good but not up to par. Again I imagine do to the large parties. Food was great.

CB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

DELICIOUS LUNCH. FISH COOKED PERFECTLY. A RESERVATION IS A MUST.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a party of 6 with dual anniversary celebrations. Amanda provided excellent service. Filet mignon, Thai shrimp, bone-in ribeye, sauteed spinach, dry-aged NY strip, and garlic mashers were top-notch. I can't say enough good things about this Schlesinger's location. We will be returning soon!

BD
Richmond
130 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was a great visit and all went perfect as expected, nice to see familiar faces and enjoy the company there while we dined.. The wines were super, and the service from Phil was right on.. Was great to see and chat a bit with Shawn as well.. Look forward to our next visit.. Happy Holiday the Schmidts..

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Delicious food. Pleasant ambiance. Clean restaurant and restroom.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Decent food but not worth near the price. Server was good and the champagne was a nice gesture. Asking me to cut into my steak as soon as I got it and hovering over me with a flashlight was annoying and rude.

Schlesinger's Chop House
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you for your post on OpenTable. I am glad you enjoyed the champagne but sorry to hear we did not exceed your expectations. We have received many fine comments on our service; I regret that this was not the case for you. We ask you to cut into your steak to ensure that it is prepared exactly as you wish; please accept my apologies if this was offensive to you. If you prefer to omit this step in service, you need only ask-we will happily do so. I hope we might see you again at Schlesinger's.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Service is the perfect balance of attentive but not intrusive.

SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

truly the best restaurant in town. Their consistency is unmatched and I enjoy it every time I go there. Long live steak!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. The restaurant was crowded, but our waitress was great

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrating our anniversary. It was annotated in the reservation, but no mention by the server or any of the staff. Additionally, although the food was very amazing, I feel the price was high. I’d still give an overall 5 star and come again for a special occasion. At a lower price point I would be more inclined to dine here more frequently.

Schlesinger's Chop House
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you for your post. After researching all Opentabe reservations made for 11/29, we see there were no notes for anniversary celebrations. I am sorry that we were not informed of the occasion by Opentable, as we missed the opportunity to further address I am delighted you enjoyed the food when you dined. We hope to see you again soon!

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J
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Enjoyed our evening. Food was very good.

PR
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

SS
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends in from out of town...they were pleasantly surprised with the food and service and stated they would eat here again

L
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration...outstanding service and Food.

MB
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, cocktails. Service e was good and attentive.

LN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Ashley provided outstanding service.

OT
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Restaurant!

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BD
Richmond
130 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was a great visit and evening before our concert = Look forward to the next time we can stop in. Deb and Bill Schmidt Wmsburg

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were excellent.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My first experience was AWESOME my waiter Oliver was the BOMB!! Food was cooked to perfection from the appetizer to main course filet mignon melted in my mouth