Canyon Chop House
Canyon Chop House

Canyon Chop House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.canyonchophouse.com/
  • Phone: 9704939588
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Schump
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Vault ~ An original bank vault that accommodates 6 - 10 guests. The Canyon Room ~ Accommodates 10 - 20 guests. Doors close if necessary for business presentations etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Karen Burdette 9704939588
  • Special Events: Whether you are planning a board of directors meeting and need a private area with a projection screen, and plenty of wine, or Aunt Jenny's 90th Birthday Party with lots of great food, and hearty laughs, The Canyon Chop House is happy to accommodate your group! Please call our Special Events Coordinator at 970.493.9588 for more information!!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited street parking is available directly in front of the restaurant. Ample off street parking is available in our private lot located at the rear of the restaurant.
A word from Canyon Chop House
“The new thing….sleek room, polished service, and sophisticated food.” –Colorado Eats 2007, The Denver Post’s Guide to Dining Out.

Chef/Owner Matthew Schump and his talented team of culinarians invite you to join them for a casual evening of elegant fare at The Canyon Chop House located in historic Old Town Fort Collins. Dishes are created from scratch utilizing only the freshest, local ingredients available. Fresh cut proteins include beef, buffalo, duck, lamb, and venison. In addition, the restaurant also offers various fresh seafood selections and an ever-changing vegetarian dish. The all American wine list features 200 selections and over 60 beers are offered from around the world. Next time you venture to Northern Colorado, stop in to experience a taste of Fort Collins best kept secret.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Canyon Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)romantic (64)fit for foodies (49)notable wine list (43)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (12)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Food, Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you're in the Fort Collins area, this place is a must!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Canyon Chop House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I had not been to Canyon Chop House since 2005 so we thought we would give them another chance. The service was spotty and the food overpriced. I opted for the T-bone and the NY strip side of it was very tough and required a steak knife to get through it. The tenderloin side was not much better. My wife had the filet and it was no better. For $100+ meal for two people with one beer each and no desert, I expect better.
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  • Will recommend to friends
    Foodie3
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I enjoyed the Canyon Chop House – all wait staff were friendly and professional. I had the pan seared trout and baby spinach – which was absolutely delicious, as well as a glass of exquisite table wine. The prices were quite high, but I think this is to be expected for fine dining today.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceeded expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Also excellent for a business dinner. Super service, excellent food and drink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food...service average
    DK1FoCo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Chop House is 30-50 dollars per entree. You will drop 150 on a dinner for 2. We found the food to be good (though they cooked the filets too long-we wanted medium rare, got medium). We had the filet Oscar style and the other filet with the reduction...the Oscar was very good as was the reduction. Issues: slow service - waited for several minutes to get water, then it just seems they did not pay attention to us. When we needed them to come over, no one came by. When we were in the middle of conversation they interrupted us 3 times. Not the attention I expect at a restaurant at this price level. Some people were there in t-shirts and tennis shoes. It made the restaurant feel like a Red Lobster instead of a high end steak house.
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  • Great Experience
    GreatDiningSeeker
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was great....Our server Sherry was well versed in qualities of wines on wine list and was one of the best servers we have had in the Fort Collins Area. The one down side of the evening is that the dining room was too hot. It was 90+ degrees out side but the temperature in the dining room should have been able to handle this temperature elevation. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful date night
    Coupleoffoodies
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My husband and I were pleased with a quiet booth, attentive staff, and incredible food. We enjoyed cocktails, an appetizer, and a great main course. Highly recommend for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for special occasions
    Diningoutmom
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We love coming to canyon chop house when we want to celebrate Its elegant yet comfortable. Must be prepared to spend some money. I choose the fish special. Unfortunately it was overlooked. Should have stuck to my usual steak. Otherwise food was great and service excellent as usual.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible dining experience!
    LovelandJim
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Canyon Chop House is a favorite of ours! We don't seem to get there often... however every time we dine there we wonder why we do not get here more often. The food and service is always first class and top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food
    smitheats
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We were looking for a good restaurant to celebrate our anniversary! The Canyon Chop House surpassed our expectations. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. The food presentation was excellent. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 69 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 626 reviews are from the Canyon Chop House reviews archive.
  • Interesting local food, nice atmosp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We visited the Canyon St Chop House for our wedding anniversary, and dine here a few times a year. The food was great and we enjoy how they switch up their menu seasonally. Their menu is a lot more interesting and varied than other fine dining choices downtown (such as Jay's or Sonny Lubick's). Our server was knowledgeable about wine pairings for what we ordered. It was a very pleasant evening and the service was timed just right - not too fast, not too slow. If you have a larger group - ask about reserving the vault room. It's the remaining vault from a bank that used to occupy the building.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Poor Service
    GraniteState
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Between the bartender and the waitress, the service was poor - slow and as if we were an after thought and a bother.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jones
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Windows very dirty and very warm to hot in the room where we were seated
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Ft. Collins
    DickB
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Background music at a level to hear it and at the same time hear the people you are dining with. Unusual these days. Interesting and varied menu. It definately competes with the best restaurants in Ft. Collins.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    happyeater
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We visited the Chop House again celebrating father's day. The beef appetizer was amazing and flavorful. My husband had been served deep-fried spinach in New Zealand and had been trying to recreate it for many years. The chef was willing to try to make it and it was amazing! We appreciated the chef going the extra mile to make a customer happy. Our wait person, Berkeley, provided great service. Overall, an outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    S6wifey
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Everything was perfect. If you are a foodie and/or demand perfect steak, this is your place. Food was outstanding. Service was prompt and friendly. Very enjoyable experience!
    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.
  • Great night out!
    Mama13
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I don't get out that often because we have 4 children, so we try to make it special when we do. We had a great time at the Canyon chop house. We will definitely return and recommend it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant Experience
    ThanksJess
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Canyon Chop House was first class in all respects. Our group of four had a great time for an evening meal in a great setting. The noise level was low, which added to a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This is a great place for a nice dinner. Creative and fun menu and the food is always spot on.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predictably excellent
    Paintman
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We tend to save the Chop House for special occasions but likely will start dining here more often. They've really got all the boxes checked when it comes to a fine dining experience. We particularly think of the Chop House when in the mood for an excellent steak - we have never been disappointed or had to send a steak back to the kitchen. All in all, a very pleasant experience with very friendly and attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Our entrees were very good! Our server was very attentive!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JSRN
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The steaks at Canyon Chop House are delicious as well as the side dishes. Our server was excellent and very pleasant. A very enjoyable time to celebrate an anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Going downhil
    Meredith
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Service was mediocre, had to flag the waitress down repeatedly to ask for more wine. She brought the wrong dessert and never checked to see how it was until it was time to pay. The food was bland and disappointing. I used to say, "I've never had a bad meal at the Canyon Chop House", but can no longer say that. I cannot see going back there again. Also, one of the restaurant workers was running around in faded jeans and a tshirt and some sort of headwrap in her hair looking like someone I would expect to be busing tables at the Rio or someplace much more casual. I found it off-putting, and I'm a pretty casual person myself but I expect more at a nice restaurant.
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  • side room with the glass walls
    Cowboycork
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was quite noisy, not very conducive for a romantic evening. The 4 guys at the table across (bachelor party?) were quite loud. Food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I did have to send my ribeye back to have it cooked a little more. I ordered medium but it was quite rare. They were very nice about accepting that!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Town
    SoylentGreen
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Hands down. Canyon Street is the best in town. Local ingredients. I had the filet done Oscar style. Maryland Blue crab was outstanding. Not an inexpensive place but very reasonable for fine dining in Fort Collins.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Steak fans
    Eatingisgood
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Neither my wife nor I eat much meat so she opted for the pasta/mushroom dish and I went for the crab cakes. Both were very good; the crabcakes were the best I've ever had. The service was primo. Bentley was very attentive, cordial and made a good recommendation on the Funkwerks ale. The other waiter, Eli, there was a friend of our younger son so it was good to see him and he helped w/ suggestions. I recommend this restaurant and especially for steak lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cleanliness is Important
    LBfoodie
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We were so excited to go to Canyon Chop House during our recent visit to Fort Collins, Colo. I was less than pleased when we were seated next to a dirty window with a large empty pot filled only with dirt right outside the window. I looked up and the post for the pendant light above our table was very dusty and dirty. It obviously had not been cleaned in some time. The food was good but I would not go back. If there is no cleanliness in what the customer sees from the table one has to wonder about the kitchen.
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  • Never go wrong here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Every time I go to the Canyon Chophouse, it's great.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent
    Cant
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere were excellent. They have the best desserts.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    FoCoFun
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    My girlfriend and I decided to try a new place to celebrate graduation and leaving Fort Collins for new careers. The Canyon Chophouse had friendly and attentive service paired with a menu that was as unique as the design. The layout and design of the restaurant was classy and modern.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Evening!
    stoney4one
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great first time visit, my wife and I both agreed that we were served some of the best steaks we have had in a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Our reservation was at 7:30 and we got it changed at 5:30 for 5:45. Very accommodating. Food and service great
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mrblkwlVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great service and good food. Was there during graduation weekend and they changed the menu -would have been nice to know that in advance as my wife is diabetic. Still good experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    david
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our go to place in town for special occasions. Food quality and service are consistently top notch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing visit.
    JONE
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I loved my wine, bread, salad, and fillet. We were seated at the last table before the kitchen entry area and bathrooms. The servers were dashing back and forth. There was no relaxed feeling! If this happens again, we will ask to be seated at the next available table or just leave.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Requests
    FortRidge
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I made reservations at Canyon Chop House so that I could propose to my now-fiancé. I called a few days before to ask for assistance from the wait-staff. I wanted the evening to be special and surprising, but still private and personal. The manager, Lisa, was incredibly helpful and eager to help in any way. Our waiter, Dan, was perfect - very attentive but not intrusive. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Lisa even sent over a couple glasses of champagne!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but...
    foRT
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I usually have a perfect meal at the Chop House, but this time around several menu items were not available--disappointingly, what I went for, too (monster T-bone).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lack of supervision
    Lanny
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Having dined at this establishment for years I was appalled at the lack of professionalism, service and quality this visit. The wine list was hit or miss, "sorry we don't have that one" and another and another...Meat was frightfully under cooked pork and bison. The server then took credit card but failed to return the card. I'm still attempting to contact owner. For 200$ plus and get this treatment, I won't return.
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  • Good food, 1.45 hours later
    leafybeefy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Arriving in town for Cirque De Soleii, and one slot left on open table. Jumped to it at 715. When arriving after the show, real nice location but right in college town. No worries, school was out. However, it was prom and there was a group of 6 and a few other open slots. No app, but did order some well drinks - after waiting 10 minutes for our water and 5 more for our drinks. The waitress was overwhelmed, but the place is not too big and should be streamlined in logistics. She comes to the table and says, "the kitchen is backed up." I look in disbelief and said please bring another drink. 45 minutes in we got our salad, then our steak 1 hour after that. Horrible service for a 140 ticket. Will never return to this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate