Schlesinger's Chop House

4.6
1940 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Whether you are having a romantic evening for two or a business dinner, Schlesinger's is sure to surpass your highest expectations. Why not join us tonight?

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1940 people are saying
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MistyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice time. Food good. Hostess stand could be better. Our waiter Collin was great. Food yummy

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AngieS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding. Thank you so much for my birthday savings. Melissa our waitress was fantastic. Thanks so much for a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Service and attentiveness was spot on.

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vipBradP
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. The server did a nice.

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LindaH
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten a lot of sea bass, and this was the best. The sauce for the pistachio encrusted sea bass was superb. The appetizers were excellent as well - the fresh Mobjack Bay oysters were perfect. I asked for cocktail sauce, then discovered their signature sauce was much, much better. Our other appetizer, the bourbon pecan Brie was also excellent. And the dessert… chocolate ganache I believe, was beyond words. Thank you for our special anniversary dinner.

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JenniferH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Very appreciative of the customer service.

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sharrong
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining favorite for sometime. I especially love the music and ambiance. I n
know wit limited seating the tables need to be close, but aa little more distance would be appreciated

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Whenever I have an out of town guest I always try to impress my company with a meal at Schlesinger's. They always have a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was on a first date and our server was amazing and patient, and the food was outstanding as always!

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JDizzle
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience for me and my sisters!! EVERY food item was outstanding. The drinks and pours were generous.
Our server for the evening was Mark and he was EXCEPTIONAL! He was attentive, but not overbearing, knowledgeable and genuinely friendly.
You OWE it to yourself to visit this place. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not wanting to attend a “super-spreader” event, but still experience a special evening, Schlesinger’s was a wonderful way to spend NY Eve! Our server, Karin, was charming, humorous and attentive, which added to our evening. The fried oysters were perfectly cooked without being overly fried.
There was a mishap with the proper cooking of my steak, which the manager (Brad?) rectified, albeit after my husband had finished eating his steak. Disappointing, but not impactful enough to prohibit us from a future visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Great staff.

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bobbie
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine at Schlesinger's for special occasions, which we did for my husband's birthday. Schlesinger's did not disappoint. We had the ribeye and the petite filet mignon, which were cooked to perfection. The Schlesinger's potatoes were amazing. The caprese salad was so good, as well as our cocktails. We appreciated our server, Michelle, who was very attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was meh. Not worth the price.

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JamesW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here for the past three years... I have never had a bad or mediocre experience... the number one restaurant I go to for Newport News

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BruceG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The wife and I went to celebrate our 41 anniversary. Overall we enjoyed our dinner and the night out. However; the wife's steak came out cold and my garlic mash potatoes were cold as well. Our waiter, Mark, was outstanding! He remedied the cold food issue immediately. Our table was next to a party of 6 young ladies who were very loud which made conversation difficult at best. Overall a good meal, but not excellent especially for the price.

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vipEnvelman
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I thought the service was slow I have been dining for years

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SeanC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted at 6:25 and seated right away to our table, near the back like we had requested. The dinning room was completely full. Michelle introduced herself and expertly explained the evening's offerings. We had the onion rings for our starter. I had a cocktail and then a martini made to my order (wish they had Chartreuse at the bar but that is a rarity). Then we took advantage of the ½ price bottle of wine for Sunday. Very full wine list. We had the large filet mignon: amazing texture and had an extremely tender yet buttery quality. We also ordered the Frenched Lamb chops imported from Australia: very flavorful and not like any lamb I've had from here in the states. Both were prepared exactly as we had asked. We had the garlic mashed potatoes and the potatoes Schlesinger -- very tasty. We finished with desert of Bananas Foster and Chocolate Punctuation. Michelle made us feel special and quite welcomed. We highly recomend.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Xmas Eve dinner. First time to Schlesingers. Reservation was at 2:30pm. We thought it was for dinner but they serve lunch at this time. They offered both the lunch menu and dinner menus to us. We ended up ordering from both menus. Server was excellent. Food was very good. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Drinks were very good. Overall we had a very nice experience and will dine here again in the future.

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant intros area. it was the first time I've taken the grandchildren. Thank you for their birthday cupcakes. They were very impressed, especially as they were treated as adults. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening by the fireplace! The food was great and they weren’t quick to push us out the door even though our gathering extended into closing hour. Overall was a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had randomly chose to eat here when we came to Virginia for his 50th and we were so impressed that we made the 4 hour drive to come back. Everything about this place is amazing. You can’t go wrong with any of the main entrees. I can’t speak on the dessert since we are always too full to order one!

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ElizabethP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was amazing. Ashley, the server, was outstanding

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CHARLIED
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Schlesinger’s is a very nice restaurant with great food. Good either for a festive occasion or lunch anytime.

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PT701
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is outstanding, steaks cooked to perfection. Always our choice for special occasions. Our server the last visit was Moira and she provided excellent service.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wait staff, surroundings always first class. Reserved for a girls Christmas Lunch and it could not have ben better We all enjoyed th food and our waiter Colin Can't wait for the next occasion.

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SheilaH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dining experience overall. It was a little tight getting in and out of our seat because of the placement of the table. It took bit long to get our omelets. The omelets were ready, it took the server a bit long to get them to us. I still enjoyed!

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and I left embarrassed that this was the place I took him to. The brunch buffet was nothing more than an continental hotel breakfast. Most of the hot food was room temperature. I'm a big dessert person and I didn't even enjoy the plethora of dessert choices. Everything I ate was bland. I thought because this was an upscale restaurant, the buffet would have been enjoyable. Besides the food issue, we got stuck back into a small hallway section in the corner.
There was already two large parties in the front of the hallway, jammed packed. Every time I needed to get out of the section, I had to squeeze between people. I'm five feet, 110lbs, I shouldn't have to squeeze between anyone. The restaurant should have staggered its guess, not pile them into a small hall way. This was quite a disappointing experience.

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jacob
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious. I read several bad reviews, but the food was great. The only thing that wasn't good was that it took forever to get a mixed drink. Literally 10 to 15 minutes each time. Not our servers fault either as we could see her check at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place to talk about business in a more casual way

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy our dinners here. Waitress seemed slightly impatient. Food was excellent

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vipHelpinghandVA
Richmond
84 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was very good. Steaks were prepared perfectly. Old fashioned was very good not too sweet. Onion rings were a little battery but worked sides were good but the steak was just right

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MelitaB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed and delicious lunch. Hope to make this a tradition.

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RaymondH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The customer service and food was excellent!! The only negative thing I can say is that some of the patrons were a little loud. We will definitely return when we are in the area again.

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DenelleW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection for our anniversary celebration. My husband's steak was cooked to perfection. Cassie provided great service and was so helpful with ideas for our dining experience. The manager was warm and inviting. The atmosphere was cozy and relaxing. My seafood dish was delicious and we enjoyed a dessert together. We will definitely dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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Garrett
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Steak was well seasoned and cooked to preferred doneness. Shellfish was delicious and not over cooked. Banana Fosters Cheesecake was also very tasty. Overall, great tasting food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pecan Brie appetizer was really good - it’s also on the dessert menu.
NY strip au poivre and filet medallions were perfectly cooked. The garlic mash was a little strong. Cheesecake and tiramisu were delicious. The service was great but hit a slow spot at the end when we needed to get to the Ferguson for a 730 pm show. We enjoyed ourselves, food was great overall and we will definitely be back

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RayB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The room we were in was way toooo hot which made us uncomfortable in eating.
The steaks were average for a high end priced steak house. They had little or no taste to them. Our waitress informed us she was just coming back from maternity leave and was having trouble remembering things.
Would not go back.

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vipBillandDeb
Richmond
210 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall great experience - glad we had time to visit before the show..

FAQs

Schlesinger's Chop House is rated 4.6 stars by 1940 OpenTable diners.

Schlesinger's Chop House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thegiftcardcafe.com/cart/select.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.