Bascom's Chop House
Bascom's Chop House

Bascom's Chop House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bascoms.com/
  • Phone: 7275733363
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: John Barton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it's a corporate party, wedding or just a friendly get together, Bascom's Chophouse can host your group in our banquet and private dining facilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Baquet Coordinator 7275733363
  • Special Events: Please check the Bascom's Chophouse company website or call to see our private event facilities which feature multiple rooms accommodating 20-200 guests. Taylored menus, flexible pricing and no room charges.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bascom's Chop House
When the original Bascom came to Florida at the turn of the last century to help Henry Flagler build the Key West Railroad, he brought with him his love for thick cut chops and juicy steaks. During his travels he also discovered the bounties of fresh native Florida seafood. We have brought all of his favorites together in a true American Chop House that pays tribute to Bascom's hearty appetite and a passion for great steaks, chops and fresh seafood. In his honor, we have made Bascom's Chop House a comfortable, yet elegant, American restaurant. We are proud to offer a superbly crafted wine list and American Mid-Western beef, aged to our own exacting specifications to ensure the most tender and flavorful steaks served anywhere at any price. And, true to our Bascom's Chop House name, we also offer hand-cut veal, pork and lamb chops all prepared to perfection, as well as a great selection of native seafood delivered fresh daily.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bascom's Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)good for groups (43)notable wine list (43)romantic (40)neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (35)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (10)hot spot (9)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • mdennis
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've eaten here several times through out the years and I'm never disappointed, very good food with excellent service, ask for George, very attentive, a great wait person certainly takes a very good experience and puts it over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SIMPLY SUPERB STEAK
    BILLDORGAN
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I haven't been to a steak-house in years. There was a Saturday night special for $23.95: 8oz Filet Mignon, salad, one side. I upgraded to a 12oz Filet Mignon for a few dollars more and I'm glad I did. This was the best steak I can remember ever having. Perfectly cooked medium-rare. Our server, Craig, was accommodating, pleasant and unobtrusively on top of his game. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10/10/2014
    Bascoms
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First time here after driving by many times. Great food and service. Martini with stuffed olives, Quality appetizers, entrée and love the banana fosterer desert. Wife and I enjoyed it very much and is now on our "do again" list when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Funeata
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    ReStuarant served delicious food. The wait staff was great. Pricey but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    After being brought to our table and seeing that is was directly in the traffic area for that room and right near the tray table, we asked for a different location. That done, our server was great and our steaks were exceptionally good that evening and all went well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    Disgusted
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The salad was soggy. I could not believe it. As I had company I did not complain. So soggy it was almost like drinking lettuce. This is inexcusable. It was a first in my life and I am old!. It is a disgrace to do this to patrons. The filet mignon was ordered as medium=rare. It came as well-done for 3/4 of it and only a 1/4 was what I had ordered. I have never had such a bad filet mignon and my $26 was wasted. There are many reports on the Internet of partially cooked or overcooked meat in your restaurant. The French fries were too thick and served in a paper cone which required manual extraction. That's for show surely but it's unhealthy to pick up the food with your hands.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were having a business dinner so romantic was not required. The service was good and the food outstanding. The tables were however very close. We felt that people were too close and that made noise a small issue too. Lighting was hard. Could have had smoother lighting to give atmosphere... I know I was on business but I would not feel romantic if I came back... Service was good and the food outstanding so we would forgive the other comments... Good value.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Dinner
    BarneyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I took a couple of European clients to Bascom's on a Wednesday night. The bar and the restaurant were surprisingly packed, but the service was still very efficient and timed well. Food was very good with ample choice between surf and turf for European taste. Good fresh sea food really represented Florida well. Only complaint was that it was very loud so a business conversation was next to impossible. Next time I'll ask for a table that might be quieter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first experience
    David
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I love steak so we tried Bascom's last Sunday. What a great experience and we will definitely go back. The service was fantastic and the food even better. My wife had the Filet Mignon and I had the Prime Rib which are our usual selections and the ones we had compare to any others we've had in the Tampa area. I highly recommend Bascom's Chop House to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bigwally11VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food, wine, and service were amazing. These guys get better and better every time we go. Keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Love the food but service was a three ring circus. Water in the sprite glass no plates no timing of wine with dinner. Area was cramped and waiters waitresses running into each other. Nice people but not a smooth process
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Steaks!!
    msusae
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Bascom's is a very quaint dining establishment and the decor is simple, but clean. The service was outstanding and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't eat here again
    twodiners
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My husband and I met some friends at Bascom's for dinner Sunday. We had eaten there before, probably about a year ago. The restaurant was not crowded when we got there and had a nice table in a corner. Three of us ordered beef, supposedly Bascom's claim to fame. All three orders were ordered at different stages of "doneness": well done, medium and medium rare. Each of them were underdone and not very tasty. I ordered fish and that was fine. Another pet peeve was that our main courses were delivered before we were finished our salads and that is bad form.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Steak
    places2go
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I usually order seafood but this restaurant has the best filet, salad, baked potato, and an amazing wine list. The service was great and we will definitely be back !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very satified client
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    growing up in iowa most area's of the country have been at least a little disappointing when it comes to steak. I grew up in farm country ordering our beef on the hoof, cut and aged to our specifications. our experience at Bascom's was finding a gem in a pile of rocks. the steaks and the entire meal and dining experience was fantastic. my wife and I would highly recommend this restaurant and intend to make it our go to place. we both look forward to not just the steaks, but trying many of the other offerings from their menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ThrdChip
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Relaxing and enjoyable meal, food was outstanding, service was attentive, but not overbearing. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LUNCH SPECIAL WAS TERRIBLE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I ORDERED THE SHISH KA BOBS (WITH FILET) AND IT WAS TOUGH AND HAD MARBLES OF FAT. THE GRAVY WAS WAY TO HEAVY AND ALL OVER THE DISH. I WANTED TO SEND IT BACK BUT WAS CONCERNED MY REPLACEMENT MEAL WOULD HAVE TAKEN TOO LONG. I GOT THROUGH IT BUT WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT FOR LUNCH.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent!
    Floodiva
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants, especially for a special occasion. The fried lobster appetizer is to die for and the steaks are always perfect. They usually have a special on wines as well which we always enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-So
    dwhite
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was ok, hyped up alot better then it actually is. mediocre Cocktails, 10 bucks apiece. Guinness beer was warm and only half a glass. Steak was delicious and Marco was a great server. Place was dated. We have ate at every fine steakhouse in the Tampa Bay area, we would rate it as our least favorite. As far as returning, nah, been there, done that. it was ok but not memorable by any stretch of the imagination A bus girl wandering all over the place cleaning tables, kept opening this side door that really looked disgusting, dirty, not painted, lit too well and an eyesore because of the stairwell and general run down condition of it, All in all the food was good, but wont go back or recommend it to anyone. Too many truly nice places around.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • certainly meets expectations
    martieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This steak and seafood place provided a welcome experience. It's located along a highway, on the back side of an airport, but through advertising, and I assume word of mouth, it attracts a clientele. I enjoyed the beef, prepared as requested, and served with asparagus and especially good potatoes. The flourless chocolate cake with fruit was superb. The waitress knew what I wanted each time I nodded to her.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will return
    Blackmaria
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We (3 of us) celebrated with my wife having a special need (wheelchair accommodation). They were well prepared for us. The food/service was excellent and prices were reasonable. We will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good not Great
    floridagirl
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Overall we were satisified with our dining experience. The service was excellent and the food good. However, not sure how often we would return. We mentioned to our server that it was my husband's 80th Birthday and there was no acknowledgement of this very special occasion. I'm not expecting much, but when the bill was $300.00 for 4 of us, he could have been offered a dessert or something. Also when you pay $30.00 for a steak a little salad with it would be nice without charging extra for it. I would recommend Bascom's with certain reservations. I would mention that it is pricey and not extraordinary. All in all, we prefer Charley's in Tampa, but gave Bascom's a try. Sorry the review could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    good food but unless you use hand signals, you can't communicate with your tablemates; the noise level is outrageous.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Politics should not be advertised in restaurant. Hostess should note attire of customers. We were dressed well. Looking for romantic meal. Place in room planned for dinner party of 10. They were dressed in shorts and t=shirts as well as another couple at a third table. The group was loud. Not enjoyable for us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The overall service was ok but the steak was not cooked the way we ordered. We ordered medium well with very little pink and no char, but received bloody steak both times the steak was sent back. Unfortunately, the cook does not know how to differentiate bloody from medium well. How are you a chop house and can not get the steak order right?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for business
    TampaRoadWarrior
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Lunched with client and was very good atmosphere. Food and service complimented meeting
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Lunch0828
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food, great service. Always like to bring large groups because always handled really well
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go somewhere else
    Eatright
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was good but over priced for the quality and selection. Wait staff had attitude concerns and displayed it. Very dissappointed
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Family Birthday
    Traveler
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    There were 7 of us, including one child, celebrating our adult daughter's Birthday. Primarily, we ordered the Prime Rib special, with one steak and one salmon. Everything was absolutely delicious! Craig was our waiter and the service was impeccable. This restaurant is close for us and a "Gem"! Thank you for a great experience. Traveler
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That steak...oh my!
    erizzle
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Delicious steak!!! The food oh so yummy! I am definitely going back and recommending it to as many people as I can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    Buff80
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our second visit to Bascombs and both times the results were outstanding. They have a large wine list that you review on an Ipad. The Ribeye and Filet were both outstanding. The weekend "special" is a great value. I have recommended Bascombs to several friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale Dining
    AbuelitainSA
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Although the dress code for this upscale and not-inexpensive restaurant has definitely relaxed over the last 10 years that we've been customers, the food has remained delicious and always meets or exceeds expectations. We would definitely recommend to anyone local or visiting St Pete or Clearwater. We try to make time for a meal here when we're in the area. Highly recommend the seafood dishes, the pork and the beef tenderloin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service but...
    Tpafoodie48
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was a special occasion. The noise level in this restaurant was over the top. It was very difficult to have a conversation with the people in our group without raising our voice. My husband said that his strip steak was the best he has ever had. My filet had no taste. Appetizers were excellent. Salad was cold. We experienced outstanding service. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family with a disclaimer regarding the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend special can't be beat!
    pjtpa
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Bascom's offers a Weekend Special including choice of 8 oz petit filet or 12 oz prime rib with salad, baked potato and bread for just $23.95. Given that the quality of the steaks here are comparable to any steakhouse in town, this deal can't be beat. And the service is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and waiter.
    bigeater
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Both the food and the waiter, Phil were outstanding. A truly great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay at Best!
    Richie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The waitress had seven tables to serve and stated that she was overloaded. She was not friendly and was very stiff. Twice she was interrupted to deliver food to another table while taking our order. They didn't have baked potatoes after they had been ordered for 15 minutes. Two filets were ordered (medium), but they were not alike at all. Before we were ready to leave (9:45 PM) they were turning out the lights in an adjacent area from where we were sitting. First visit and last!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time.
    Bill
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. We had a veal chop, ribeye, and filets. All were cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. Highly recommend! The manager on duty, Kevin, stopped by and was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Whats4dinner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Best meal ever.Bascom's is one of the best places to dine in Tampa bay area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Dining Experience
    PatekGirl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We returned to Bascom's for an evening with friends and family. The service was excellent and the food was equally as good. Their filet dinner special may be the best deal in town! Our steaks were cooked perfectly, and the side dishes were good too. Tried the Spinach au Gratin which was delicious! And the wine list is always SPECTACULAR! Plus, they were running a wine special as well. All in all a WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE. Looking forward to our next one!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Should have tried sooner!
    Vegetarianthatcheats
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I've lived in Pinellas County my whole life and never tried Bascom's. What a mistake! Should have tried it sooner. Not many "nice" restaurants left in the area and not many good steak places left either. Bascom's is both! We went on a Monday night for my Birthday. My mother and I had Prime Rib and my husband had a New York strip, both cooked perfectly and delicious cuts. Baked potatoes were huge, three different salads to choose from, I had the house and my husband got the Ceasar, we were both pleased. The black bean soup was very tasty. I had a nice glass of Moscato as well. Service was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet