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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Canyon Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (111)romantic (78)fit for foodies (50)notable wine list (42)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Consistently exceptional
    YUMseeker
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I hosted a biz dinner here for 9ppl. Would have loved to have the vault, but it was booked. Food was exceptional! Service was spot on. It always is and I always keep coming back as a result.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why go to Denver?
    Ken4Sue
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a good restaurant to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Our first choice was Ruth's Chris, but going all the way to Denver during the week was impossible. A neighbor suggested the Canyon Chop House, and all I can say is, why go all the way to Denver! Both of us were very pleased with the food, and service. I was served the best filet mignon that I can remember, and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the mixed grill, including filet, scallops, & seared pork belly, which was incredible! Ruth's Chris may have a more well known name, but I can't imagine they have better food. We were totally pleased, and will visit again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    the food was very good the service was excellent not bad on prices very comfortable
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chop House delivers as usual
    ilex913
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The Canyon Chop House can be relied on for consistently good food which is a cut above (ha, ha) most restaurants in Fort Collins. This time I had the mixed grill special. The 5 oz tenderloin was cooked perfectly and was incredibly tender. The prosciutto-wrapped shrimp were a bit salty. The citrusy sweet potato purée was surprisingly addictive and the cherries were like a mini dessert. The Grey Goose martini with the blue cheese-stuffed olives was also delicious! Our server was pleasant and attentive but not overly so. It is more expensive than most other restaurants in town (dinner for two can easily run $100) but worth it, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy we found this restaurant!
    Bikerchef
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We dined at Canyon Chop House celebrating a birthday. From the minute we walked in, the experience was outstanding. Everyone there was courteous and professional. The atmosphere was classy yet very comfortable. We were all impressed at the quality of the staff. The food we were served-all courses-was excellent! The flavors, portions and preparations were great! We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much improved Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My wife and I have dined here a number of times over the last couple of years and have always enjoyed the food but found the service to be inconsistent. On this night the food was great as usual but what really stood out was the service. Megan and her assistant (young man with longish blonde hair) were fantastic. Plenty of offers for additional bread, water refills and our wine glasses were kept topped-off throughout the meal.The manager seemed to be on top of things as well, for example we noticed him checking little details like how tables were being reset etc (impressive). If you're looking for fine dining and you're tired of paying ala carte prices then give the CCH a try ... And be sure to ask for Megan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Table wasn't quite ready when
    Mboz
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Table wasn't quite ready when we arrived, but was ready soon after. It was in an interesting location, right against a large wall so my date and I were wondering if our server even knew when we were sat. Service was a little slow, but food was amazing. We had the reservation for a little later in the night (8:15) so everything seemed to calm down right around when we were sat but we could tell it had been a hectic night for our server and she seemed a little frazzled. Delicious food over all. We will be back, but most likely earlier in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Right
    birthdaybuddies
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our dining experience was just perfect. The feel of the restaurant was relaxed, comfortable and intimate, (we were in a booth). The pacing was right on, the presentation, wonderful and thankfully no one asked if we were still "working our food"! For a special night out that is not fussy but memorable, I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bummer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Good service, average food , ridiculous prices! A fifty dollar steak shouldn't need help of any sort, grab the a-1 if you dine here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrating Birthdays
    Alphonse
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Had a great meal. Ordered a steak and shrimp combo. Enjoyed Educated Guess, a very good Napa cabernet. Filet was great. Service was excellent. Food came hot and tasty!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr
    kwbunyap
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    great food, great service, not rushed, romantic.... everything I had hoped for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Greg
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    One of the best restaurant meals I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for date night
    anon
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Came here on date night with my husband during his birthday week. This place is expensive, but you get what you pay for, right? The food was delicious, and the service was very good. We'll go back again for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but
    Quacker
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We've dined here before. The food is always very good, but I guess if Im going to go to a place that looks and feels and charges like its upper class, Id like to see the wait staff dresssed a little better. I mean come on, everyone (staff) was wearing Levis! Most notable was the seating hostess with her baggy worn out jeans, baggy shirt reavling several tatoos, etc. I felt they would have been better placed at Avos or one of the other junk bars in town. I know Ft Collins is a fairly casual/liberal place with a weird mix of conservative ideas, but again, if youre pretending to be a nice upper class restaurant, act like it!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and ambiance were
    Steve
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The food and ambiance were fantastic. Wait staff was outstanding and always there when needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food
    happycouple
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We recently visited Fort Collins and opted to go to Chop House to celebrate our anniversary. First, let me say the food was excellent. They could, however, use a little help in the ambience department. The staff were all in jeans, which made us feel overdressed for what we thought was going to be an upscale restaurant. Also surprising was the brown craft type paper covering the nice tablecloths. That said, we enjoyed a leisurely dinner without ever feeling rushed and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scorched
    LisaMoves
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My food was burnt they refunded my bill, but did not offer me another meal?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kitchen delivered, service failed
    cek1
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Brought a friend for her birthday and luckily she was too happy to note horrible service. Were ignored >5 minutes after we were sat. Server hard to hear (note:we're 30 somethings). Server assistant looked unshowered, unshaven and didn't have long hair pulled back and was kinda rude. Server described the special, but walked without giving prices. Visited table rarely at best and missed multiple opportunities to refill waters/cocktails. Despite asking for separate checks, to ensure the bday girl didn't have to pay, server dropped a single bill, and we had to talk about money in front of her. Still food was delicious! But with steep prices, poor service left a lot to be desired. Kitchen deserves credit but we won't likely return anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Awesome food and service. I appreciate that you accommodated for my fiancé'a bday as well. All in all A+
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • skipping a little......
    rocco
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We visit this restauant several times a year, usually for special occasions. On this wekdaynight, the service was non-attnentive, and the meal was not thier best. Several times i have gotten the short ribs, but the taste was off and the meat was not as good as usual. Our waiter was distracrted and was not around much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great birthday dinner. Steak was excellent as were all the sides. Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. Favorite place in Fort Collins.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We went to the Canyon Chophouse for our 10th wedding anniversary, and they treated us fantastically. I had noted the occasion in our Open Table reservation, and when we got there, the hostess wished us happy anniversary, and then the server brought us glasses of champagne from the staff. The food was fantastic, worth the price, and the atmosphere was great - suitable for anything from a casual dinner to a romantic night out. Definitely a great find - we highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a great table at which we a group of 5 could easily spread out. Though many tables were taken, there was no feeling of it being crowded, but rather spacious and we felt quite private. The noise level was remarkably low, so that conversation was easy and no strain in understanding each other. We loved the food. The venison was wonderfully tender. The mixed grill was flavorful and perfectly cooked. The wait staff was exceptionally knowledgeable concerning the menu and wine list and did not hesitate to ask questions back to the kitchen as we had some dietary concerns. I will recommend this restaurant any time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    luvbistrovendome
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We fully enjoyed our meals; steak, pork tenderloin, and a pasta dish. Salads were wonderful as were our desserts. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't expect to feel pampered
    foodadventurer
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Although this is the classiest steakhouse in town, nothing special goes on with the service or food. No olive oil or balsamic vinegar on the table for the bread. No bread basket, just a server with a tongs placing a slice or two on a tiny bread dish. Ordinary butter, no speciality butters. I was impressed that the patron could choose from a choice of green vegetables and salads, but these were small, unremarkable portions. Why the two dollar extra charge for the caesar salad? Margaritas were too sweet and way to expensive at $10 a glass. We may dine here once a year, but never again for a birthday celebration, as they had no candle on the desert, or even a free dessert. Next occasion I will try Jay's Bistro as their menu, is more creative.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in town
    Mom2
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The food and service are beyond compare. Always great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canyon Chophouse Review
    waitonmeplease
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This was my first time at the Chophouse....went with my husband for the Great Plates. I had the trout with potato and spinach hash which was outstanding....still talking about it days later. Would love to have that recipe. Also very good was the crusty bread. It was so good, we inquired as to where they got it, which turned out to be from Texas. We will definitely be back. Still need to explore the bar and also if they have outdoor seating for when the weather warms up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a group
    Marle
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We had eight people in our group, so the Canyon Chop House put us in "the vault." Having our own space was great; we weren't competing with neighboring tables to be heard. Our reservation was during "Great Plates" week, so we chose meals from the special menu. The food was good, the price was right. Our only complaint, if one could call it that, was that the waiter didn't ask if we'd like coffee or an after-dinner drink. This was our third visit to this restaurant, and we always enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only one flaw
    ToniAtk
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    If Canyon Chop House would give up the square of butcher paper that comes between the white table cloth and the diner then I would have unqualified enthusiasm for the place. This butcher paper allows them to reuse the same white tablecloth for multiple diners, but it is annoying, catches on the wrist, and detracts from the dining experience. The coat check is a rare service in Fort Collins and was appreciated on this cold night when I had a long bulky coat to stow. I ate there for Great Plates and had an excellent wedge salad, a generous portion of a perfectly rare hangar steak, and a creme brulee to take home to my husband.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just okay this time around
    ekek
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    we have been here several times previously and enjoyed the food, atmosphere and excellent service. this time, the food was just okay (i got the boneless braised short ribs and i thought there was too much sauce and that it overpowered the dish) and it was a special occasion and we were seated near the restroom hallway. i understand placing a reservation 5-7 days in advance may not get us our ideal table, but i was hoping for better than that.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner on a Saturday night
    Julie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    As usual, the food was outstanding. While our wait staff was very kind and courteous, they were a bit understaffed for the evening. It took a extremely long time to get our entrees (salads came out very promptly, as did dessert). I will say, the waiter bent over backwards to apologize and the manager gave a significant disount on our bottle of wine, which we appreciated. This is the first time I've ever had this happen. Despite the delay, I would still recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • minor issues
    Twogood
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Four of us came to dinner at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 5th. We had excellent service, unfortunately I don't recall our waiters name, but he was very attentive. We did have an issue with the bar, we ordered an Arnold Palmer and it tasted like ice tea only, sent it back for lemonade but didn't improve. We also ordered a Mint Juliep, the mint was not muddled, not enough simple syrup and the bourbon was way to strong. Other than those minors issues we will definatlly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My above rating should say
    Larry
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My above rating should say it all. The service was very good and the food was fabulous.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Service was okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We decided to try CC during the great plates special. My wife and I always try a bunch the the specials in FOCO. If we like the place we add it to our regularly rotation. We were dining at a "discount" at a place that is normally on the expensive side. When we walked in there was no one to greet us. Not a big deal but at nicer places you go expect to have a hostess to greet you. Great setting, nice decor. We weren't given water for a bit. No spirits list, just scotch. They had a great wine list had I been with some with some drinkers I would have drank wine but I didn't really want a whole bottle. The wedge salad was great. They have a wonderful, vinaigrette blue cheese dressing. The steak I had was cooked perfect. Tasted amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Special Celebration
    JAB3
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Excellent service from the hostess to the bar staff while we waited for our table, to our outstanding waiter Chad, and all the servers/bussers who would stop by the table at every opportunity to see if they could see how they could add to the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Spot
    AnniversaryDate
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The Canyon ChopHouse is our favorite Anniversary dining location.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Well Delivered
    ThanksJess
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The food and drink selection were excellent and the service and care by the waitstaff were the best I've ever had. We felt immediately welcome and cared for throughout the evening. It was a dining pleasure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great plates.
    Kathie
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We had one of the best meals ever and it was for a good price. The trout dinner was perfect in every way. Presentation, gourmet taste, healthy.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Be Back!
    nucomer2cch
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Initially came because of Great Plates. Will surely not wait just for a special event next time. Everyone at our table loved,loved the presentation and the taste of their meals. All of the servers were professional and customer friendly. Didn't make us feel like we didn't fit in at such a fine dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food was excellent in taste and proportions. We were pushed to a side table by the cold door and kitchen, which was disappointing since we scheduled a reservation. Additionally, we had to wait for "our table" since there was a couple still in it even though there were visible other tables that were available. When we arrived, there wasn't a hostess. A couple was waiting there before us and left because they were never seated. We had to wait at the bar for about 15 minutes after our reservation time. The food definitely made up for it. Not sure if I would go here without a Groupon because of the price. This was the first time we visited this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.