Bloomington Chop House
Bloomington Chop House

Bloomington Chop House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bloomingtonchophouse.com/
  • Phone: 9528939500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jacob Brodd
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We feature four customizable options for private dining with our Executive Lounge capable of hosting 100 guest to our three small rooms with seating for 12-18 guests. Stop by our restaurant for a tour or visit our private dining link on our website for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Christian Heldstab 9528305231x
  • Special Events: Friday Night Wine Lottery - Receive from 25 to 100% off all bottles of wine purchased in the ChopHouse.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 494 and France Ave. South
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary outdoor and ramp parking available at the attached Hilton Minneapolis / Bloomington Hotel. Valet parking available for a fee.
A word from Bloomington Chop House
Exit off of 494 onto France Avenue South. The Bloomington ChopHouse is the place to dine for the best steaks as well as fresh seafood. Attentive service, spectacular wines, and great food make the Bloomington ChopHouse a preferred destination.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Bloomington Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (29)romantic (17)notable wine list (15)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (10)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Nice surprise
    TomSVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Didn't have very high expectations for a hotel restaurant but we were pleasantly surprised by the Bloomington Chop House. The beet salad was excelent and the steak was very good. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Pairing
    Winesnob
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our individual courses were paired with superb wines. These were wines I never might have tried on my own. It lead me to a new favorite which I by stocking soon at home
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great Food, rather pricey but we used a coupon (as many of the other diners that were there did also). The Price Fixe menu was interesting and the waiter gave us excellent suggestions. I was not a fan of two of the wine pairings although the Alexander Valley Cab was excellent. I do not drink white or rose wine so I was so-so on the rose that was paired with the cheese plate. I did not like the Viognier at all that was served with the salad course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive Experience
    Dokcee
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the 3 course dinner with wine pairing. The menu offered interesting alternatives with creative preparations. Our choices were excellently prepared. The serving time been courses was very efficient. The wine selections were good. The manager visited our table multiple times. My spouse told the manager that the salad was so good she wished she could get a taste of the soup too. She received a sampling of the soup. This was our first to the Chop House. Before we left the restaurant we were discussing what we would order on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    ahoritica
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Hidden away in the Hilton Hotel, this is a great spot for a good meal & wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Appropriate amount of time between courses. We never had to ask for a thing! Will definitely go back especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • duets
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Service, ambiance, and food were all impeccable . We thoroughly enjoyed our first dinner there - and will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A little pricey but the food is great. The lobster mac and cheese alone is well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SaraVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Good hotel restaurant. Great deal with the groupon - food and wine pairings were good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening
    RGreen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First time at the Chop House. We had an Amazon Local Deal for dinner and the range of options for the selections was very good. Mellon Soup was one of the best. Trout Salad was tasty and smoky. Wine pairings were good and the entrée was prepared perfectly. We both had the NY Strip, found it to be prepared very well and the finishing sauce to to have just the right hint of tarragon and sweetness. The blush served with the cheese was exceptional given that blush is not a favorite of mine. The service was excellent and the other guests were having a great time. A very nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a nice evening out
    thefishguy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    quiet ... good attentive wait staff... all food was good ... steaks prepared well (tender and hot) ... good presentation of all courses ... an enjoyable 2 hour dinner ... thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not memorable
    mmcq
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Husband's grass fed steak was way overcooked. Catfish entree was rubbery. Service was fair but not anything special. Restaurant seemed very empty for a Saturday night. Never a good sign.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We brought another couple - it was their first time dining at Bloomington Chop House. They were impressed, loved their entrees, and said they will definitely return. For us, it's our new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip It!
    jef821
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant is located on the ground floor of a Hilton hotel. Rather than feeling like a traditional chop house - felt more like hotel dining. We dined on a Saturday evening at 8:00 PM and there was only one other occupied table and an empty bar. Service was excellent as we were nearly the only diners. Food preparation was 50/50. One entrée was well prepared the other came out nearly raw (salmon). Entrée was sent back and returned unedible - completely overcooked.
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  • great price
    teach1VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I used a Living Social Coupon, and it was well worth the price. I would have liked a few more selections, however, I loved what I got. The smoked trout salad was excellent. My potatoes and steak were delicious. However, my boyfriend ordered the pork chop which he didn't care for. He said it was more like ham, than pork. The waiter agreed with him. The wine selections were wonderful, and our waiter, Dennis, was great. He was so friendly and knowledgeable. I have always been pleased with the service and the food at Bloomington Chop House. I'm sure we will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal
    Jheinz37
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My husband and I had never been to the Bloomington Chophouse. I found a LivingSocial deal and we made reservations on a kid free night for a date. Our server was Dennis, and he is hands down, the best server I have ever had at any restaurant. We gave him our coupon deal, and he gave us wonderful recommendations for our meals. The food was incredible. At the end, he brought us spoons and said that dessert was on him! It was decadent and the perfect end to our meals. We will return!!! A wonderful date night and experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a steakhouse
    BadMeat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I expect a chop house to be a good upscale steakhouse. What I received was a substandard chewy piece of fat that was overpriced. The salads were the highlight. Got the cucumber peanut salad and the smoked trout salad. The entrees were a joke. Ny strip was chewy and fatty, but the pork chop was laughed outta the place, it was a piece of ham and by ham I mean liquid pressed cure 81 for $24. The highlight of this place was the butters to go with the super hard bread. Don't go here. Spend your money elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    DawnVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a great dinner with wine pairings. The sommelier/manager came by a few times to check on us and our server was attentive. The food was truly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • decent but overpriced
    traveler1
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Recently visited this restaurant and found it to be of a lesser caliber than it was presented as. have had much better food in restaurants of this type. appears more of an overpriced "chain style" than a one off special restaurant i was hoping for. The first clue should have been that it is located inside a small travelers chain hotel. decent food but not romantic or special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Restaurant
    vtjjaurigue
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Delicious and thoroughly satisfying. The prime rib was so tender that I could cut it with a fork.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic up-scale steak house
    Jekka
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I took my husband out for his birthday, and I wanted a NICE steak house. That is exactly what I got. The salads were original and tasteful. The wine list was extensive with a lot of wonderful options. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, just the way we each ordered them. Our server was pleasant and very helpful when it came to ordering (since we had never been here and had questions about their options). The ambience was perfect. We didn't feel hushed but at the same time we could enjoy each other's company without having to strain to focus on what the other person was saying. Definitely going to return in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and beyond!
    YUM111
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We absolutely loved the three course meal with wine pairing for each course! We appreciated the fact that the majority of the menu is created using locally sourced food. The service was perfect, the wine was was perfectly matched and the food was incredible. We prefer smaller portions when it means quality food and this menu did not disappoint! Thank you Chop House, we will be back when in the area!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 646 reviews are from the Bloomington Chop House reviews archive.
  • We will be back!
    Coopers
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had the three course pairing meal and it was outstanding. Most notable were the salads - the Avacado/Crab was delicious as was my friend's Farmer Market (?) salad. Too, the bread with the blue cheese spread and the sundried tomato spread was fabulous. Finally both of our entrees were also very good. I had the trout. My friend the NY Strip. Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • review
    wank
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Waiter was great....after he finally arrive. Steaks were over cooked we sent back. Veggies came out cold. They have some management issues. The waiter tried to make it Ok by giving us a fee dessert
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  • A not so good breakfast.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We have enjoyed dinner at the Bloomington Chop House on more than one occasion and have always been very pleased. We decided to try breakfast. It was not nearly as good. My husband had Eggs Benedict. I took one look and knew that they would not get a good review from him. He is not a picky eater, but loves good Eggs Benedict. These were just plain not good. I had the buffet. It was passable but not very extensive. Some scrambled eggs, soggy hash brown potatoes, bacon and sausage. No ham, which I would have preferred. The pastries quite frankly looked like they came form the local gas station. We will most definitely not go back for breakfast. I cannot recommend it. The service was good.
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  • GerardVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Inattentive service surpassed only by greasy, mediocre food.
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  • Good food Poor service
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The restaurant was not busy and the waitress Lucy did a very poor job in refreshing are beverages and taking our plates.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • office lunch
    Rockfish
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Group of coworkers went for lunch. Variety of options. Service was a little slow for lunch hour. Pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Nice spot!!
    Charlesd68VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I popped in here for lunch and I was really impressed, food was excellent and the ambiance was great, I will for sure be back, this just might be my new regular
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Again tuna salad-not fresh
    Artvan
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Salad "greens " were combination of limp greens and mostly the white parts you find at base of. Romaine lettuce leaf. Tuna slices tasted like they'd been around awhile. Disappointing.
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  • Great food, great service!
    Ireallylovefood
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I had lamb chops and lobster tail. My friend had the swordfish. Everything was cooked to perfection. Great beer and wine list and even better service. One and only drawback is that all sides are extra. Silver lining is that the sides are large enough to share. Loved it! I'll definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OutAndAboutVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I have had the opportunity to visit for both lunch and dinner recently. They have a nice menu selection. Our meals were well prepared and the service was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the way their lamb was prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!
    KIDSX3
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Fabulous place for paleos. Grass fed beef and bison. Terrific salads. Knowledgable and attentive staff. Nice wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 26th Wedding Annivesery
    DALG
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The Service was very good. Ambiance was good, and only a few people in the restaurant at 6:30 on Saturday. The walleye cakes were good, the Chop house salad was very refreshing. The large stake filet was very good and cooked to the required way. I ordered the Walleye stuffed with crab and it was over cooked to the max. I had to cut it with a knife. I could only take a few bites and told the waitress of it not being cooked correctly. At that point I didn't want a new one and she offered us free desert. Overall the dinning experience was average. They are very overpriced but it is something to expect in a hotel restaurant. I would spend the the $ 225.00 at any of the great restaurants in the Twin Cities. We will not being going back.
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  • Valentine's debacle
    kjiff
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my Valentine to Bloomington Chop House, I know I know, must've been late to make reservations. It was the 9:30 slot and the service was very slow to bring out my medium rare steak so I had a cold plate when we finally got to eat, needless to say I had to send it back and my date had to wait for it to return before she would continue. He then forgot the bolognaise and it looked like it had less Oscar on it than when I sent it back. The Caesar salad was way too big for a single person and had 4 times the amount of parmesan it required, and I love cheese. The chopped salad was apparently the way to go, much better portioning. The Lobster Mac 'n Cheese was actually pretty good but I was so frustrated I couldn't eat anymore.
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  • best kept secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Even though we live in Bloomington, we had not tried the Chop House. We were completely impressed. The service and food were both great. Good wine choices too. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Valentine Experience
    Theresa
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Bloomington Chophouse has always been our go to restaurant for steaks, however, we had a very disappointing experience on Valentine’s Day. Our regular server, Gail, was not working and service suffered because of it. Our salad was delivered minutes after ordering which gave the impression it was premade. We never received bread and after receiving our steaks no one checked back on how they were prepared. The check was brought to the table without an offer for dessert. We felt very rushed. We had a 7:00 reservation and were gone by 7:40? Not the experience we were hoping for from our favorite restaurant.
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  • Yawn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Boring with slow service. Food was ok, lots of better spots in town for the $.
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  • Food and service were poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My steak was dry and served on the cool side. It seemed it was pre-cooked then warmed up and served. My wife orderd lamb chops medium rare and they came medium well. Service was poor. The food was dropped off without asking if everything was as ordered and if there was anything else we needed. It wasn't until 10 minutes later than the waitress came to ask about our food. I don't recommend the restaurant but if you go do get the pothole ice cream.
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  • Great Food and Service
    mcjw
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Giving patrons a rose on Valentines is a nice touch. We picked the location for the special menu and it was delicious. When asked questions about the menu the waiter gave suggestions and was patient. We both had steaks and they were excellent. We had Pork appetizer and it was delicious. I can be a picky eater but ate everything because it tasted so good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet