Schlesinger's Chop House

4.8
1767 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
To Our Guests:

Please be advised that a mask is required to enter. You must wear a mask at all times unless seated at your table. Please help us support the health of your community.
We offer take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery options to serve our community.
It is our hope and expectation to resume normal operations soon.
Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
May God bless you and your loved ones.

Be Well, 
Steve Lewis

Support Schlesinger's Chop House during COVID-19

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 1767 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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vipVickiA
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional steaks, reminds me of Morton’s in Chicago. We alerted our server that we had a concert and needed to leave at a certain time. She was extremely efficient and made sure we were out on time. Highly recommend.

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GregoryP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! I have been there 3 times and each time the food is spot on. The service is spot on.

Highly recommend. You get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food presentation. The server and manager were very attentive.

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RobertR
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an anniversary dinner and it was excellent as always in all respects. Best local restaurant for fine dining.

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KevinK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a business lunch there yesterday. The choices on the menu are excellent and with many unique items (not the same ole same ole). Each of our meals was prepared to perfection. I highly recommend them.

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Coach
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelant food Michelle was our server and was very friendly and helpfull. Service was excellant steaks done to perfection. A little pricey but well worth it

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JamesK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, ambiance, and service. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The waitress nails were dirty. Which took my appetite away. I would have enjoyed it much better if that wasn’t the case. The steaks were excellent and ambience was very good.

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cutie1209
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We come here almost every year on our anniversary! The wait staff is amazing and the food is always excellent! It is a pricey restaurant but WELL worth the money.

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vipStephanieB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of my all time favorite places in Newport News. Used to only come on special occasions until I found and tried the bar menu. The items are tasty and the servings are not as big as the main restaurant. The prime rib sandwich is awesome and the fries are the best. The seafood nachos are shareable or you can make a meal off of them. Ceasar salad with blacken chicken is a great choice too. Wine pours are generous and always a great selection. If you're looking for something special, you can't go wrong with the steak au poivre -- with a filet. The lemon cake martini is great for dessert as is the chocolate lava cake. Remember to order that when you first arrive, it takes a few minutes.

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JeannineY
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as it always is. Food and service are consistently great . We always have dinner here for special occasions.

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MoolieC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed two of the Restaurant Week/Month lunch specials. The salads were gorgeous and so delicious! My friend's mahi-mahi looked great and it was very tasty. My cottage pie was excellent and large enough to take some home!

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service could have been better. Shouldn't have to ask for refills each time.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and prompt service....what better can you ask for during these times of limited places to dine-in. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, but execution wasn’t quite perfect (if I’m being picky). Oddly warm where we were sitting to an uncomfortable degree. Overall still a good place worth visiting.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is excellent and lunch is very affordable. My group of 4 was delighted with the choices and the service.

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genem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bread, fish dish and Irish coffee. Excellent service.

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Bridg
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elena was awesome very knowledgeable about the menu & made our anniversary soo special. The food was excellent,, came out hot & to our requests. Cant wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff

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RichardO
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The past two dinning experiences at Schlesinger’s has been subpar. The food remains some of the best in the area but the level of service and management has declined. This is Schlesinger’s Chop House, not Texas Road House. I expect a higher level of everything when dinning here. When enjoying a nice dinning experience the food is only half of the entire experience. From the time you enter to the time you leave Schlesinger’s you should experience the highest level of competence and recently they have slipped. I sincerely hope they make a shift back to their original impeccable standards. Richard

Schlesinger's Chop House
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you for your post here on Open Table. I am sorry to hear you found your service anything other than perfection. If ever such an anomaly occurs, we hope you'll let us know when you are here. We will do all we can to ensure we exceed your expectations. I hope to learn more detail about your visit; I have left a voice mail message and hope to hear from you soon.

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CurtisW
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience! Can’t wait to enjoy many more !

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JerriW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

As usual, Schlesinger's is a great place to have a business lunch. Especially since COVID, the additional social distancing ensures that the dining room is somewhat quieter which is nice when conversing with colleagues. The service is ALWAYS good. The food is good although on this trip, my crab cake was much saltier than usual and I didn't love it. The other attendees, however, raved about their delicious entrees. So, in short: Schlesinger's for lunch? YES PLEASE!

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vipBillandDeb
Richmond
171 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

another great evening from the time we were seating to a smiling good night.. Everything was super..

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vipJabariA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was perfect. That’s to William for the great service!

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Rock
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shrimp appetizer was a generous portion, my signature fila steak was cooked to perfection. The restaurant made feel comfortable and the atmosphere was very friendly. The food was not over price.

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Peter
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Service was a bit "off" from previous experiences. Not timely, seemed awkward, had to ask for things too many times.

Also, onion soup was just "OK"... too salty.

Schlesinger's Chop House
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you for your post. I am glad to see you enjoy us regularly & are familiar with our standards. I am sorry to hear you found your soup & service anything other than perfection. If ever such an anomaly occurs, we hope you will let us know when you are here. We will do all we can, up to replacing any item if need be, to ensure you leave us happy. I have spoken to your server as well with regard to attention to detail. I am assured she will be more attentive moving forward.

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OlinP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our seating area was extremely hot. Filet was just ok. Scallops were delicious. Definitely over priced.

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RASHADJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service a overall delight

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BeverlyL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Billy was phenomenal and we took advantage of the Restaurant week specials. Cannot say enough good things about Schlesingers.

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Rita
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Once again we had an excellent meal. However, we were seated near the kitchen and when a waitstaff entered they would say "corner". During a busy lunch hour, my companion and I found this annoying. While I understand why this might be necessary, I think a restaurant of this caliber could find a better way.

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RobertR
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my wife's birthday and the food and service was as always outstanding.

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Smith
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I love this restaurant, it is absolutely one of our favorites wether it's restaurant week or not. Unfortunately this time our waitress Dee Dee was not attentive at all. I'm not sure if she was overwhelmed or just tiered( it was the end of the night) but I am huge on customer service and tip accordingly. Needless to say I was totally disappointed in the lack of customer service this time.

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vipBillandDeb
Richmond
171 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was a great visit given our schedule lunch out is a treat.. This was a real treat,, Super greeting, table as requested, and all was really good.. Our Server William was excellent. Many Thanks Deb and Bill Schmidt

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend, who had never been to Schlesinger’s, and I came for lunch. I ordered the mixed fruit salad with grilled shrimp and she had the Penne Pomodoro. Not only was the food outstanding, but the service was better than I’ve experienced in a very long time. Elena took the time to stop by our table several times before she actually took our order, she also made sure that the wine we ordered was to our liking, including giving my friend a sample of the wine she ended up purchasing. A manager stopped by to make sure we enjoyed our experience. We left with half of our food since the portions were more than we could eat for lunch. Will we be back? The answer is a definitive YES!

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Daizhauna
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was Great!!Thank you for the great service.

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PhillipG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely worth the price. We will be coming back for special occasions and look forward to trying more of the menu out.

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vipBillandDeb
Richmond
171 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was an overall great evening and great visit... Much needed and felt appreciated by the staff, other looked to be enjoying themselves as well.. Deb and Bill Schmidt, Wmsburg

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There is never any doubt as to the consistency of the experience. Optimal in all areas.

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Pilati
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cowboy steKs were good, vegetables okay and dessert awesome.

FAQs

Schlesinger's Chop House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Schlesinger's Chop House is rated 4.8 stars by 1767 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.