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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bascom's Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)romantic (46)notable wine list (43)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (32)neighborhood gem (32)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary choice!!!
    Steakluver
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife and I came down from Md. to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary and it exceeded our expectations , the Kobe ribeye was excellent I also recommend the fried lobster tail. Whenever we're back in the Clearwater area Bascom's will definately be on the must do list!!!!! Jerry White, Ft. Washington,MD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DonL
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great steak. Fantastic service. Don't forget the wedge salad and the creme broulee. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frank
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Weekend specials of fixed discounted price filet and prime rib and 25% off wine over $40 makes it the plce to go on wknds
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • parboiled rice
    Reno
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I had pistachio crusted grouper which was very good. Underneath however was a undercooked parboiled rice. Not so good. An auto rice cooker with medium grain rice would do the trick, If the Chef did some "Island Rice" that woulf be a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Time is a charm also!
    PennyPosten
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was our second trip to Bascom's and we loved it again. The atmosphere is very nice and we were immediately seated with our Open Table reservation. The wine list is presented on an ipad with all kinds of great features to find exactly what you are looking for. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. We ordered a rib eye steak and a filet mignon with two sides of creamed spinach and au gratin potatoes. It was all excellent. It was my birthday so a complimentary crème brulee was my treat to finish off the meal. We love this place and can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An oasis in a desert
    Pnv7304VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Terrific service, unexpected quality for the area, will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Awayfromhome
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, service, and ambience. Wine list presentation was brilliant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    As alwasys the steaks and service were outstanding. Excellent value for money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I took my hubby there,as he had never been here and I have been there few times from work. We were seated in a very romantic spot but the two men sitting opposite to us were extremely loud,in fact they were so loud that i could not hear what was my husband was trying to tell me !!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I should have taken a picture...
    styleosophyVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    ...that's how beautiful my plate of scallops with baby spinach and peppers was! The portion was rather small, only three scallops, but they were perfectly cooked and surrounded with a port wine sauce that was silky and a perfect accompaniment to the spinach. I am going to visit again for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • filet mignon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Ordered dinner. Everything fine until husband's filet ordered medium rare came to table very charred, as manager later told him. It was burned. Was given another piece of meat along with lecture from manager about "quality" cuts of meat. He appeared very condescending. Never going back or recommending.
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  • Great Dinner
    carolc
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food is scrumptious. The weekend special of the filet mignon or prime rib for $23.95 with a very tasty salad and delicious baked potato is hard to beat anywhere in the area. They have an extensive wine list that is presented in an E-reader and provides lots of details on each wine. They even offer a 25% discount on any wine over $40.00 a bottle. Additionally, the service is excellent. Server Pam was very professional and at the same time funny and engaging. You can't go wrong with Bascom's. Everyone in the party was really pleased with the entire experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Server Chelsea was terrific--prompt service, timely updates, and pleasant personality. Prime rib was delicious, properly cooked and had minimal fat. Salad was crisp and had a nice variety of greens. The baked potatoes were undercooked-the only negative. Due to the late hour we dined, we didn't asked for replacements.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    nelson
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    service was very slow, waiting for waiter 15 mins to order food after drinks were served ...than another 20 mins to be served appetizers and than 30 mins for dinner...when asked if we wanted dessert , I also asked for the check.did not want to wait again ....total time for dinner with 2 people was 2 1/4 hrs ..waiter was more interested in chatting with regulars than doing his job ..sorry to say , ALSO IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY DINNER WITH MY WIFE..HOW SAD
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't let me down
    expat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Took some out of town visitors & they loved the steaks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Bascoms
    twilli2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Tried this place last vacation to Florida- it was so delicious it has become our family tradition to eat dinner there out last night in Florida. Filet mignon is amazing
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.