Schlesinger's Chop House
To Our Guests:
After much consideration, and at the suggestion of Governor Northam, the CDC, and federal authorities, we have decided to close Schlesinger's for the next two weeks beginning at 4:30pm on 3/17/2020. We have made this heart-wrenching decision to close for the welfare of our family of guests, and greater community.
It is our hope and expectation to resume normal operations beginning April 1st.
We plan to donate all of our remaining food to local charities whose mission is to serve those in need during this difficult time.
Please know that we will be eager to serve you in April when we reopen the doors of Schlesingers.
Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
May God bless you and your loved ones.
Steve Lewis, Owner
We enjoyed lunch with friends this past Monday. Food was wonderful and service very good.
Wonderful dinner and evening. Our server, Virginia, was very friendly, informative about the menu and gave us excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant.
The food was great as was the service and would recommend it.
Meal and Priscilla were excellent.
Every time we spend an evening at Schlesinger’s the experience is simply delightful. The layout is such that it makes you feel you’re the only couple there. We can carry on a conversation in peace, not interrupted every five minutes. I highly recommend Schlesinger’s for any occasion.
Good lunch, great Waiter, Billy. Lots of options. Fries were a bit soggy, otherwise very good.
Outstanding food and service. Our go
to place for special occasions.
Great service. Our server, Amanda I believe, overheard me wish my client a happy birthday. Without prompting from me, she and the staff did something special for my client at the end of the meal. Way to go above and beyond for your customers. Highly recommend this place. Food was excellent, the menu had a great many options, and the staff could not be better. Will definitely be back.
Great menu for special occasions,..will definitely be back.
Wonderful experience and wonderful food.
Excellent service and food!
Definitely the best steaks
My husband and I were very disappointed in the food and the services. It was restaurant week (Which we didn’t know) so it was extremely packed. It took us for ever to receive our food which was not expected, once we received the food the food came back warmed. We had another table beside us who complained about the same services She had received as well. She didn’t pay for her bill at all. Totally disappointed because this restaurant gets awesome reviews and a lot of folks rave about how good the food is.
Took my daughters for a “girls night out.” It was wonderful! Made reservations, no wait for a table.
Waiter was nice and efficient. Restaurant was quite and food was delicious.
We had a great time.
Overall, a good experience. Our server wasn’t the most attentive, but we lived. The food was delicious (though skimpy on the asparagus for my husband). Our server told us to put our dessert order in during mid meal, but she didn’t come back until we were finishing up. 30+ minutes later, our DELICIOUS dessert arrived. Very tasty!
Schlesinger's is our go to restaurant for birthdays and special occasions. The food is excellent and the service is great...you feel like you are an honored guest!
Was another great visit, from our greeting to our departure.. All was great, wines, food, deserts and visits from the staff and Shawn our host all was great! Deb and Bill Schmidt Wmsburg
Our group of 8 were very well satisfied with everything about Schlesingers!
Food was ourstanding; lots of choices, prepared with perfection, and very generous proportions. Prices was extremely reasonable. Service was outstanding. The restaurant had lots of ambiance and was very welcoming.
Definitely a favorite!
My wife and I came here for her birthday. First off the service is unbelievable from start to finish. We got the calamari for an appetizer which was perfectly breaded and lightly fried, the sauce it came with was amazing. I got the cowboy ribeye which was cooked to a perfect medium rare and she got the pork chop which also tasted great. Would highly recommend.
Our server was Amanda. She was first class. Great at anticipating our every need, a good listener, knows the menu cover to cover, Amanda exhibits the highest standards of making customers feel at ease and welcome to one of the best meals they will ever consume. Ted C.
Food was excellent as usual. The brie was warm and delish, and we all loved it. French Onion soup didn't disappoint and the pistachio crusted sea bass was wonderful. Never had a bad meal at Schlesinger's. Excellent service, food, and ambiance.
Service and meal were excellent. Virginia was most attentive.
As always - excellent service and food. This is a great place.
We went for Valentine’s Day, so it was as busy as expected. But overall enjoyable. The butter they served with the bread was amazing. Steak was delicious, however when we ordered the wagyu ribeye to share we did not realize it was bone in, as it didn’t mention it on the menu and they don’t cut it for you, as far as serving both people, you had to do that yourself.
The one complaint I have is the food was not as hot as I prefer.
Waitress ignored us and prime rib was under cooked.
Thank you for taking the time to post on OpenTable. Thank you also for speaking with me on the phone following your visit. We rely on guests' feedback to grow our business every day. If ever any item is not just as you wish here as Schlesinger’s, please do not hesitate to let us know when you dine. We will happy re-cook or re-plate any dish for you as need be as we always wish for our guests to leave us happy. We hope we might have another opportunity to exceed your every expectation.
The team at Schleshinger's was great. The food is always excellent and cooked to perfection.
Our Valentines weekend was concluded with a first time visit to Schlesinger’s Brunch. What a grand experience! Thanks for a perfect ending to a perfect weekend.
Loved Schlesinger's, we had the booth next to the service station and loved watching all the magic happening. Especially witnessing how professional and tactful all the employees are. The food was great, we had the cheese board, tai shrimp, ahi tuna, and tiramisu. Definately coming back. Ashley, our server, was fantastic, knowledgeable, and very professional. Can't think of a better place to be for date night than Schlesinger's and having Ashley as our server!!
This is the place to go when you want to be seen but you don't want to deal with the HRBT. The service was good but our dinner was mediocre... The ambiance was great but there were people wall to wall and I literally endured stares and repeated bumps because we were seated in an aisle next to where the kitchen was. My purse was knocked off my chair repeatedly and I nearly choked once from the constant bumping. We eat out a lot and tend to look for finer places for holidays. We came here on 2/15/2020 as opposed to our usual high end steak place in Va. Beach. Based on the cost and the seating I would have to rate the other place higher. However, you really can't beat the location. We will attend again on an off day just to be sure that the holiday wasn't the reason the the less than amazing food.
We will definitely go back, but our first visit helped set expectations. The Filet is an outstanding cut and value, and the sides are uniformly excellent. If something comes out a little underdone, be patient and let it warm another minute or two rather than send it back and risk it being a little OVERdone as a result (I don't blame the cooks for this, but it did impact what was a $100 special). The desserts were a bit underwhelming as the only real disappointment on the evening.
The food was so so....not well seasoned. The vegetables were cold.....not my usual experience ..Do they have a new chef????
One of the best restaurants I've been to. Highly recommended for a romantic time out.
This was the first time I was at Schlesinger’s mid week. It’s like a different place, very quite, excellent service and the food was excellent as well. I had some very plump and briney oysters as an appetizer and a Cowboy Ribeye main course and my wife had a petite filet. Both were properly cooked and seasoned. Desserts were great too
My wife and I wanted a special dinner for Valentine's Day and Schlesinger's did not disappoint. We enjoyed our meal as well as our waitress Cassie she recommended and explained everything thoroughly, we will definitely dine here again!
Great meal - best restaurant in Newport News.
The food was very good and the service was fantastic. Just a smidge overpriced but not enough to prevent us from going back.
Amazing. And so yummy. Their brunch is so good. The manager is such a nice man.
The person/ bold guy who was at the entrance was rude. I asked dessert to go and given a different one that I didn’t order. The waiter was too busy to check on us. Disappointed overall!
Excellent service and food. The $10 and $12 lunches are great values. Especially since the quality of food and service is on par with the regular menu items.