Schlesinger's Chop House

4.7
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1568 Reviews
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Steakhouse

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.

Be Well, 

Steve Lewis, Owner
What 1568 People Are Saying
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SL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed lunch with friends this past Monday. Food was wonderful and service very good.

TP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and evening. Our server, Virginia, was very friendly, informative about the menu and gave us excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

HM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the service and would recommend it.

MC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and Priscilla were excellent.

RO
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

W
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good lunch, great Waiter, Billy. Lots of options. Fries were a bit soggy, otherwise very good.

KT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Our go
to place for special occasions.

SR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu for special occasions,..will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience and wonderful food.

MO
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!
Definitely the best steaks

TB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

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.

JE
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

t
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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!

RR
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

BD
Richmond
137 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

SL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

EC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DB
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and meal were excellent. Virginia was most attentive.

YM
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - excellent service and food. This is a great place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

c
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The one complaint I have is the food was not as hot as I prefer.

NB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waitress ignored us and prime rib was under cooked.

Schlesinger's Chop House
Responded on February 26, 2020

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.

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B
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Schleshinger's was great. The food is always excellent and cooked to perfection.

KS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

BM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

AH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

SS
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was so so....not well seasoned. The vegetables were cold.....not my usual experience ..Do they have a new chef????

TM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've been to. Highly recommended for a romantic time out.

T
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

DD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal - best restaurant in Newport News.

c
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was fantastic. Just a smidge overpriced but not enough to prevent us from going back.

OT
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. And so yummy. Their brunch is so good. The manager is such a nice man.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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!

RW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.