Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 6 times today

Schlesinger's Chop House

4.6
1222 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch:
11:00am - 2:30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(757) 599-4700
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Need a private dining room for a family or business event? Two private dining rooms are available for parties of 12-40 people. Special menus are available or one can be customized to fit your needs. Or maybe a smaller gathering of 6-8 people for semi-private round table? We can help you plan an event you will be proud to have.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Brad Monte: (757) 599-4700
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Schlesinger's offers a wide variety of Hors d' oeuvres for any size party. From seafood to mouth watering beef tenderloin.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Loftis Blvd
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
The spectacular SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET features live local acoustical guitarist, and a wonderful assortment of offerings. Enjoy made to order omelets, Belgian Waffles and carved Prime Rib. Other features include, assorted salads, bagels, smoked Salmon, cheese grits, bacon, surry sausage and a variety of other breakfast and lunch items. End it all with a wonderful cup of coffee and a visit to the irresistible dessert bar.
We look forward to seeing you.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1222 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food! Excellent service! Hands down the best steaks in Newport News!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance. Great waiter. Very accommodating to requests.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 7 days ago

Mediocre food at exorbitant prices. Service was not unpleasant but also not sensitive. For these prices, you should come away raving about the experience. I am unimpressed and not a fan.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food is cooked just the way you order it. The service is excellent. Love the background music.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We went there for our anniversary. The ambiance was great for a night out with a special someone. We both ordered steaks and they were outstanding. We both had drinks and a bottle of champagne so it got to be a bit pricey. The only disappointment of the night was their signature dessert. You can get the same thing from Domino's for half the price. I would defiantly go back again for a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Service was professional and so friendly, food was fantastic. Only thing that bothered me was the large party going on in

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My husband and I ate there for my birthday. Kelly was our server and she was fantastic; she was super knowledgeable and sooooo very nice! We split a steak because they were so large and it was really great; very flavorful and cooked just right. We tried the scallop appetizer which was cooked very nicely, slightly browned on the outside and not over cooked. We also enjoyed drinks with our meal. I had a couple of wines by the glass and my husband tried a couple of martinis and they were all great. Unfortunately the desserts were disappointing; we had high hopes for their signature desserts but the chocolate dessert was more sugar than chocolate and the bananas foster was bitter. We would definitely go again, but maybe have dessert someplace else.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Wonderful food, great service. One very tiny complaint: the music is just loud enough that one must speak over it to be heard. Instead of quiet conversation, everyone had to speak in raised voices. Still, the best place to eat in Newport News!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Moved to Port Warwick

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Very nice the restaurant was well prepared

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Was very pleased with food choices and enjoyed the atmosphere!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Love the brunch

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

While the food was excellent, our server wasn’t quite what I was expecting at a restaurant of this caliber and price point. It was also a pretty busy Saturday evening, so it was a bit noisy in the restaurant, but not loud enough to cause you to raise your voice. I highly recommend the banana foster cheesecake for dessert!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Awesome service for a special occasion. Great food made it all come together.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We were here for our anniversary and had tickets for a concert afterward - our table was waiting and our server Charles did a fine job caring for us through our whole meal... All went well from wines through desert and timing and preparation on everything was great! He did a fine job and we had a great visit..
Look forward as always to our next visit -
Deb and Bill Schmidt, Wmsburg

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food was excellent, but a mistake by the waitstaff left one of our party sitting without food the entire time the rest of the table ate. This happens, but there wasn’t a mention of it after the meal, nothing taken off the bill, etc. should’ve been handled better. Otherwise, place was great.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Schlessinger's never disappoints! The food is always good, great ambiance, the waiters/waitresses are very professional, warm and out to do their utmost to ensure a wonderful dining experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

We always have a wonderful time when we dine at Schlesingers. The waiters are attentive and Brad is always hands on to make sure everything is perfect. The food never disappoints. Love their catch of the day selection at lunch. It is always unique and delicious. Highly recommend Schlesingers for special occasions or just a great place to meet friends and coworkers for lunch. The wine selection is superb! Thanks and keep up the good work.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Fantastic meal, quiet atmosphere, and fantastic service. We will be back.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

My fIlet which was supposed to be medium came out over cooked. Second was slightly less cooked but still not medium. FIlet was just ok. Have had better at Longhorn at half the price. Wife’s “medium” filet was undercooked and was tough to cut. Many open tables on a Saturday night. Looked like others figured out that food was overpriced for what you get. We won’t be back because we were visiting from out of state. But if we were locals we still wouldn’t be back. Wait staff were attentive and very helpful.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I really enjoy the lamb here and the service is outstanding. Ask for Elijah for the best experience. He is always courteous, kind and very attentive to details.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great Service and the food is always delicious. They bring a very nice basket of bread to enjoy while you wait for your meal. The bread is homemade and always hot. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the filet. We were there for our 41st anniversary - Schlesingers is our great to restaurant for special occasions.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food was ok expecting a fantastic steak for the price was very disappointed. Only highlight was the excellent service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Sunday Brunch was most enjoyable. The service was great as usual.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Pricey but you get what you pay for! Awesome meal.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

What a steak! Had to say that first. Everything was spectacular. Waiters were very impressive - and they were there to fill a water glass or whatever, great service. I’ll go back for SURE!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It has been about five years since visiting Schlesinger's and I forgot the reason we stopped going there. I was reminded Wednesday when our waiter also had a large party to deal with while other staff roamed about. Consequently, service was poor. We asked for bread four times before it arrive - cold and dried out. Thinking of the past, I ordered filet mignon rare; I received an extremely well-done chunk of meat in a shape resembling a mushroom. The dish of potatoes was cold.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sunday Brunch was delicious. Loved the live soft guitar playing. Made it such a enjoyable and relaxing meal.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband and I went out for the first time in six months, after our son was born, to enjoy a date night. We made reservations and off we went not 100% what to expect. As we entered the building the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. Soft music played in the background and the lights lowered to give a romantic feel. We were quickly seated in a booth facing a quiet side street. Our waiter, Charles, was very polite and ready to answer all of our questions. He was very attentive to our needs before we even realized we had them. We got two seafood entrees, the rock fish and the crab cakes. Both were amazing. The rock fish was served in a butter sauce and the crab cakes had no fillers. Just two lump cakes filled with crab meat and seasonings. It was outstanding. When we thought we could eat another bite our desserts came, the bananas foster cheesecake and the chocolate punctuation! Both were sinfully delicious and well worth the wait. Our date night was a success. Good food, wonderful service and a night with my husband sans babies.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always appreciate the email for our anniversary, BOGO! I made sure I had a reservation because two years ago we just showed up (on a Wednesday) at 5:30 and they said they would not have a table until 8 so we had to go elsewhere! So, with the reservation, we ordered our meals (BOGO not good on the prime rib special for the evening....) and ordered the oysters on the half shell for a starter. The oysters were very small and a couple of mine were chopped up into three pieces so I am not sure why they were served that way. Also, the dipping sauce was like cucumber in vinegar and when she asked if we wanted hot sauce, I assumed tobacco, but it was more like buffalo wing sauce. Not great, which was disappointing. I understand it is customary for chop houses to ask you to cut into your steak, but it is awkward when they are standing around waiting for you to cut into the middle and flashing a light on it. Mine was overdone, even a bit charred on the outside, but I didn't want to send it back and wait forever for the meal. Usually, an anniversary gets a split of champagne to toast but none was offered this year. Disappointing but generally a good place for special celebrations....just not this year.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful evening and experience at Schlesinger’s. Our steaks were fantastic. Best steak I’ve ever had. Our waiter Elijah was very attentive, friendly and made our first time there very nice. We will definitely be coming back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My wife's second favorite restaurant and it is nearby so we celebrate special occasions there.
I highly recommend it.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Each visit is excellent. One of the areas best dining choices.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food and wine were utterly amazing!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The prime rib melts in your mouth!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Delicious food and great service

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

An amazing menu and meal for a great price - Sunday brunch to celebrate my Mother's 75th birthday. The only thing was when I confirmed the reservation over the telephone (I had made it online), I told them the reason for our visit. They said they would put a candle in one of the desserts and bring it to my Mom tableside. But when we arrived, no one seemed to know anything about my Mother's celebration. She never received the dessert with the candle which was a little disappointing.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We loved every second of our recent visit. From the minute you walk in there is no doubt, you are in for a treat. The food was excellent. Absolutely the best brunch available in the area. I give Schlesinger's Chop House my highest recommendation.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. Great place for date night or a fun evening with friends. The food is always exceptional, and the service is attentive and friendly.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

What an absolute gem of a find. Having visited great steakhouses around the country, I would rank Schlesinger's with the best of them. Great cuisine for each course; accompanied with superior drinks made for a great evening. Our server, Charles, was patient, gracious, and informative.

We can't wait to return.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
31