Chez Max - Richmond VA

4.8
768 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bienvenue Chez Max!

Savory aromas drift from the kitchen as one enters the front door, giving a hint of culinary delights to come. The casual and comfortable, yet elegant interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting. A large stone fireplace adorns a corner in the main dining room, casting a soft glow around the room.

We are Richmond’s premier French dining experience. Our menu is a collection of dishes cultivated by a Master French chef. We offer an array of fine wines from around the world, 23 are poured by the glass. Our mixologist boasts an impressive range of signature crafted cocktails and guest favorites.

As we are often fully seated on Fridays and Saturdays, we can only hold a reservation for 15 minutes without advanced notice. We allocate 2 hours for parties of 2 to 5, 2 ½ hours for parties of 6 or more.

Offers

  • Complimentary Glass of Champagne for Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Each guest at your table over the age of 21 will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne when celebrating an anniversary or birthday with us!

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 768 people are saying
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LauraL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening with every detail attended to with grace and warmth.

Thank you, Brian, and all the staff that made it a special night for our family.

The Dover sole was a standout. Everything was fantastic.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 22, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 21, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 21, 2021

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vipDoug
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fantastic dining experience. Food and service always spot on. Everything on the menu from appetizers through desserts is great.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 18, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super romantic and quaint. Had their house special, the Dover Sole, and was thrilled the roe was available. Great cocktails and super wine selection, reasonably priced. The service was perfect!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 20, 2021

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vipDB513
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time dining at Chez Max. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our waiter, Roland, was outstanding and our food was delicious.

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Responded on November 20, 2021

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Tnag86
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a family birthday! Service was wonderful. My husband was a little disappointed in his special dish, but the staff worked hard to make everything right!

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ellenc
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 18, 2021

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HelenV
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are sorry it took us so long to visit but we are certainly going to be regulars now.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 20, 2021

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vipDebD
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Max is consistently wonderful. I had the Dover sole which was out of this world. Erica makes the best drinks, Skip makes the best food and Brian is always a gracious and accommodating host. Always a win!

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MaryH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Great place to go for intimate dining.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 8, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Outstanding service!!!
Unfortunately, the food was seasoned very poorly. The she crab soup was very liquidy, salty, and there was not much crab meat. Both entrees, lamb chops and black angus filet mignon, were pretty bland (seared well just not much seasoning). Both entrees' sauces had no favoring. The vegetable and the starch were cooked in salt, but other than that had no flavor. The cheese cake was dense, but it tasted more like flour than anything else. The creme brulee wasn't set the first time, and so it was given free of charge, which was every nice of the restaurant. However, the 2nd one wasn't set 100% either, and not all of the sugar on top was melted.

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GreatServiceBlahFood
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The server, Oliver, was OUTSTANDING! Food came out quickly, but was mediocre. There’s a lot of hype around this restaurant but it was just ‘okay’ for the price. Again, the service was top notch.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 6, 2021

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vipmusicman
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Responded on November 6, 2021

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place great for business

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Responded on November 6, 2021

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Ltaylor
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful dinner celebrating our friend’s anniversary. This is a quaint little antique style restaurant with fabulous food and cocktails. The service was top notch and the quality of our experience rated a 10!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 1, 2021

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JimS
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our “go to” restaurant. Consistently good food and outstanding service. We highly recommend.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 31, 2021

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KTyBrooks
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, spirits and accommodating waiter, Oliver!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 30, 2021

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vipCrystalK
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dover Sole is the best I’ve ever had!
Great service.
Looking forward to returning soon:)

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 29, 2021

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CraigG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place . Service and good was outstanding

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 29, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 28, 2021

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AliceS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely dinner although the reservation said we would be served a glass of champagne to celebrate our special occasion and that never happened. The food was wonderful!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 24, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and support of Chez Max! Sorry for the oversight on the complimentary Champagne. Our hostess had switched your party to another table and did not communicate that to the server. We will certainly make up for it on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipCraig
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food but not exceptional. Wait staff seemed frantic.

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FWriter1
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I felt like the food was not great. The appetizers were ok. The entrees were subpar as an example I ordered the Dover Sole prepared tableside and it was served to me hacked to pieces. The server had no idea what they were doing. I had Dover Sole in this manner many times and this was the worst I have ever seen. The other entrees were also not great over or under cooked and not a very good presentation. Vegetables you would see at at Denny's and not on a $45.00 entree for sure. The ambience is nice but not a good night for us from a culinary standpoint.

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Responded on October 24, 2021

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Larry
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful meal and great service.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 24, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a wonderful restaurant all around!

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Responded on October 23, 2021

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JustUs2
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Delicious food and a fabulous wine selection.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 18, 2021

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vipNancyD
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with excellent food.
A bit too “bright” for our taste. Next time we will ask for a table with less lighting.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 21, 2021

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vipDebD
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on Chez Max to deliver top quality food and service. Outstanding every time!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 18, 2021

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EGR2
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. We will definitely be back.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 17, 2021

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MJ512
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the experience is wonderful

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 16, 2021

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LouY
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service, Thank you John, Short menu, but excellent food.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 19, 2021

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vipCharlottesville
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent dinner on Sunday. Well prepared, classic French cuisine in the atmosphere of a country inn. Very good wine list, half price on Sundays. Friendly and knowledgable service.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 11, 2021

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vipNone
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fine dining experience in all aspects. Certainly worth the drive.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 10, 2021

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dining experience at Chez Max was outstanding. Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful ambience. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 10, 2021

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Derf
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and evening at Chez Max. Wonderful service and food was outstanding as usual. Continues to be our favorite restaurant in Richmond!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 4, 2021

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DiannaT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding our first time here but not our last thoroughly enjoyed.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 3, 2021

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DrTee
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinning experience was great, as usual. Great food and impeccable service.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 1, 2021

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JudyB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My veal was very tough and overcooked. The bread and roasted potatos were the best. My husband's fish was excellent. I would not go back.
I should have sent it back .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on September 27, 2021

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FAQs

Chez Max - Richmond VA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 754-3464.

Chez Max - Richmond VA is rated 4.8 stars by 768 OpenTable diners.

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.