Chop House 88 - Stuart

Chop House 88 - Stuart

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Phone: 7723248876
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday -Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Chop House 88 - Stuart
The Chop House® serves premium steaks and chops, fresh U.S.D.A. inspected seafood, and sumptuous salads, pastas and desserts in a warm, friendly environment.
The Chop House® always adheres to the restaurant's founding values—to provide a superior dining experience to every guest through kind actions and a comfortable atmosphere, and by serving generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chop House 88 - Stuart reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
30% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)notable wine list (8)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (5)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Awkward dining experience
    Mceats
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    On the positive side the decor and ambiance were in the traditional steakhouse motif . Our steaks were prepared just right and the sides were delicious. Our problem was with the waiter. He had very little knowledge about the wine list and menu. He was only interested in telling us about his career as a raw food chief at a holistic spa ,as we tried to enjoy our steak diner. Needless to say,we were very anxious to finish our meal and leave the Chop House.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our new local favorite.
    frankiecanta1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our second visit to this amazing steak house, and certainly won't be our last. Someone is always there to open the door for you. The wait staff is friendly and eager to please. Our waiter, Giuliano, was so cordial and friendly, that we will ask for him personally next time we go. The food is fantastic! I had the NY Strip again this time and it did not disappoint. A real tasty char on the outside and medium rare in the middle. I like the size of the rocks drink I ordered. I usually use this as a measuring stick for a restaurant. How about having mushroom risotto as a side? Price was not cheap, but very competitive with the other popular steak house in Hobe Sound. This place is a gem! A must try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not return.
    Jchev1016
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    At first glance, the renovation looks lovely- dark woods and a nice, inviting bar. Harsh lighting and hits from the 70s (earth, wind and fire) greet you at your table.An initial perusal of the wine list was greeted with "not available" for THREE wines. A mediocre tuna app ($21 for 4 pieces) was followed by a very decent wedge salad. Sadly, dinner went downhill quickly. I requested a medium rare, more on the rare side rack of lamb, to be greeted with a medium well/well done rack. The re-fire was handled well, but after 20 minutes it was way passed the end of my dining companion's meal. Comped our cocktails and apologized. Tab and tip for two- $200.00. Everyone gracious and apologetic- but we would never return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Have been here twice - the steaks are excellent. The waiter was especially helpful (he was an older gentleman, former chef) in helping us choose the right dishes. I would return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I recently dined at Chop House 88 for the first time and have to say I was thoroughly impressed. We started with the beef tartare, which was absolutely delicious, and the thai shrimp, which were good but nothing spectacular. For the main course, two of us ordered petite filets, one of us ordered the chicken dish, and one of us ordered the ribeye. All three steaks were cooked perfectly for what we requested (black and blue, rare, and medium rare, respectively). They were all absolutely delicious, as were the sides (which I was pleasantly surprised to find out were included with the meal and not a la carte, like most steakhouses). As for dessert, I ordered the chocolate brownie lava cake, which left a bit to be desired, but was decent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • see below
    elklj
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We went to your restaurant for our 47th ANNIV. This was our first and last time we will go. We ordered your filet steak, my mothers was so burnt, she sent it back! My wife and I cut the outside burnt off, only to find the steak very dried, and no juices. I'm by no means a food critic, but I know what a good steak should taste like, and for the $ u charge the cook should be more attentive on the individual dinners he is cooking.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4 yr anniversary
    giggles
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for our 4 yr anniversary and it was the best steak I have ever had. I got the filet mignon and it practically melted in your mouth His sirloin was tender and full of flavor. The mashed potatoes are homemade and so delicious, have to try the truffled mac and cheese which was amazing ( never had something like that before). They also gave us a free chocolate lava cake which was delicious as well The service was super friendly as well. We will be back for more :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find.
    frankiecanta1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    With limited alternatives for a good steak, at a reasonable price, in the Stuart area, we decided to try the Chop House 88. I liked the fact that we could make reservations, which, for some reason, is unusual for steak houses. I also liked that they were part of Open Table which I use often. We were greeted at the door by the cutest hostess I've ever seen. She was probably nine years old and had a smile that melted your heart. The service was great, the food excellent, and they give you a "nice" drink. The steak was charred by wood burning grills and cooked to perfection. This is a place we will go back to often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour & Great New Menu
    FLGal
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I had a group of 20 go for happy hour-half price on "ALL" drinks till 7:00PM!!!! Great bar scene. We stayed for dinner. Some had appetizers, some entrees. No complaints from anyone on the food. I had the petite filet-cooked perfect with 2 sides, and was still more than I could eat! Ended up sharing with someone! It was a delicious cut and meal and with 2 large sides only $25!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful New Menu Choices
    FLGal
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chop House 88 has some fantastic new menu choices. I brought a group of friends who have never dined there before (I have) and they were pleasantly surprised. We went on Thursday which is the $5 Martini night special--what can I say, bargain and fantastic Martini's!! Then the special that night of sirloin & shrimp was fantastic, also one had penne vodka with sausage, another crab cakes, a burger and an entrée salad--No Complaints at all Food cooked perfect and delicious. Service fantastic! Two of us stayed for extra $5 Martinis! Going back in a couple of weeks with even a larger group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great New Menu & Delicious Food!
    FLGal
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have not been to the Chop House 88 in a while and was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic new menu! Lots of new choices, better pricing and happy hour now starts an hour early at 4:00PM. With the new changes I think it will become another great place in Stuart. We had a light dinner but everything was fantastic, the smoked Cesar salad, crab corn chowder and the prime rib sandwich all absolutely delicious. Then we were treated to a chocolate molten lava cake--what can I say but yum--next time I will get a scoop of vanilla ice cream or raspberry sorbet to round it off! Already have plans to revisit later this month and next month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed
    Alcatraz
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    When you think of a classic steak house, this one is a big disappointment. From the inept service to the non existent wine list, this is one place you can cross off your list of restaurants to dine at. I am saving you money. ...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A work in progress
    Gary
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Not a lot of great things to say. Starts with the service. Not what it should be and average at best. Could easily get a better bang for my buck, with an oceanfront view. S/W new Mang and he has his work cut out for him. Good luck.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dovesnest
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The waiter ordered me the wrong steak. I asked him when he bright it if it was the 14 oz. prime chophouse strip he insisted it was. My wife ordered the prime 12oz. Tenderloin. Her steak was bigger than mine. When the bill comes it said the choice strip 10oz. Steak.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best steaks in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was excellent. We had steak tartare that was delicious. Had a filet and the chophouse strip for main entree and they came out perfect. Would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT A Good Review
    Chicagokatie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I was raised if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food and cost
    Bisquebuddy
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    except for the crab bisque which was really, really good, the lamb chops were less than mediocre. they were cooked to the "correct pink" but were disappointing in the taste which was "flat". Considering the price of your food and the mediocre taste, I won't return and won't give you a very good review. Sorry. Good luck.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Chop House 88 - Stuart reviews archive.
  • Great find
    Badservice
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everything you could want when you spend money going out to dinner. I don't live in the area so finding a place for dinner is not always easy to do. But this place turned out to be the right choice . Food was great the service was great ,being from NYC I was very happy with the wine list and prices of the wine and food . I will be coming back here real soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mother's Day Dinner
    finerdiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waiter and his help staff were terrific!! Made excellent suggestions from the menu and everything was as promised!! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A true gem !!
    Gusto1234
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I went with my partner to discuss business and we both were delighted to have chosen this gourmet palace to have our meeting. Tuna appetizer and beef tartare were delicious and the cowboy steak and wild salmon just exquisite! We definitely recommend this restaurant, we were absolutely pleased !!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, 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.
  • SPECIAL CELEBRATION RUINED
    jole
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Booked this reservation eight weeks ago to celebrate my dads 90th birthday. The table requested for 9 was not set up. Lance the GM told us the people sitting in the small dining room were finished and would be leaving in a few minutes. That never happened. They offered us complimentary drinks and then put them on the bill. One of my guests never got her dinner. The sever took an order for short ribs that they were out of. The waiter was obnoxious. The table we ended up sitting at backed up to the bussing station and was very noisy. Lance the GM was rude and not accepting responsibility for the screw up. I confirmed this reservation on 4/15 and we went over my all my special requests. NEVER AGAIN WILL I COME BACK!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced; poor service
    DiningDeb
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    When you are charging $70 for a steak, service should be impeccable. Not so, here. Very disappointing. Staff were poorly trained. And while the steaks were good, the price tag for prime steaks was not worth it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great quality, excellent execution!
    WillVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    It was darn good!We were greeted with smiles by the valet outside and again by two young, very smartly dressed young ladies as we opened the front door. The restaurant was spotless and the decor is attractive. Our waiter was a pleasant young man from Spain. We ordered prime steaks. They were delicious and prepared medium rare just as we asked. They're grilled over a combination of hardwoods which enhances the flavor and experience even more. The baked potato was crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, as it should be. The vegetables - brussel sprouts and creamed corn - were also quite tasty. I'm not used to having food this good in the Stuart area. The wine list could use some Burgundy or Bordeaux but otherwise it was a great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the new York 14 oz strip was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    the new York 14 oz strip was excellent,the carmelized brussel sprouts were outstanding,The whole dining experience was great from ambience to service and food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Surprise Find
    Rhona
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The Chop House 88 is a wonderful addition to the Stuart area. The shrimp cocktail was fantastic - 3 shrimp are more than enough. The double pork chops were the thickest I've seen while the short ribs was more than enough for one plus lunch the following day. The flatiron steak and filet were equally delicious. Each entree came with 2 out-of-the ordinary sides. Our party had a wide assortment from grilled onions or brussels sprouts, asparagus, sautéed spinach, and my favorite - grilled tomato halves with blue cheese topping.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service less than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food was very good, however the service was a little less than expected for an expensive steak house. While the server and staff were friendly, they were not experienced wait staff and was not up to par with top steak houses.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Beef in Town
    JD21
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Without any doubt the Crab Bisque was outstanding, as was the Porterhouse for two. My only two complaints would be to have the server or Chef cut the steak from bone, and two plates set up with veggies as is done in Peter lugers in NY, not one large plate with everything and a smaller one. Real PITA to carve steak at a full table. Would have been a nicer experience to have more time between starters and main course, just finished the delightful Crab Bisque and the main course arrived much to soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new steakhouse
    Robby
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Wow this place was terrific. The food was plentiful and excellent. Waiter was attentive and informative. This was only open here in Stuart for 5 weeks and they are one of our BEST! Beautiful interior and a very varied menu. I highly recommend this as one to frequent. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Dhjorleifsson
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Great setting. Excellent service. Delicious food. Great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fine dining gem
    gmmjn5VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Service was excellent but the food was exceptional. Our waiter Dwayne gave us a few recommendations that were beyond delicious. Glad a real FINE dining steak house is in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not blown away
    Mike
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Had 7 o'clock reservations we were sat in a back room and the place was not overly crowded there was several small children in that room but nowhere else in the rest restaurant the waiter did not smile once had zero personality the steak was not the best And a total lack of attention to the needs of the table
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steakhouse
    jbpsl
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Enjoyed the food, price fixe between 5-6pm great for those with a limited budget. Thus eve prime rib special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great having an upscale restaurant
    Luvfinedining
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great having an upscale restaurant in Stuart. Food and service was fabulous!! Can't wait to visit this place again soon. Have been telling everyone about this wonderful cozy restaurant ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a little young
    DukeaneVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Jit is only a matter of time before Chop House 88 becomes one of Stuarts best. Steakhouses. Although only open three weeks, the food was excellent. However there is still a little work to be done on presentation. Little things lole no cherries in the Manhattans. A few orders were missed. Appetizers showed up separately. However, Mark and Dwayne resolved the issues immediately. The end result was an excellent meal. Can't wait to returns or another tende juicy Filet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to Capital Grill instead
    colemasj
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Wish I could give a better review but the low level of service ruined any chance of us coming back. The food is very good, although very expensive. A single 2 inch crab cake commands $13. The filet, truffle fries, & tomato with blue cheese was very good. For the prices they charge, one would expect much better service. It took an hour for our food to come out and our server never bothered to check in with us during this time. Go to Capital Grill instead where you can experience what good service at a steakhouse should be.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Longhorn serves a better steak!
    WineNDine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I don't mind spending $$$$ for good food, nice atmosphere, exceptional service, etc. This steakhouse has a lot of improving to do if there is any chance of staying open longer than a year. My Filet Mignon & my husband's Ribeye were over cooked, dry and not tender at all. Our sides were under done as well. We had; raw scalloped potatoes, raw caramelized brussel sprouts, dry whipped potatoes and fire grilled Vidalia onions. The waiter, (definitely very new) was nice but certainly not prepared to explain menu options. We never heard the specials and he told me that Au Poivre was a pepper sauce (which is true) and added that if I did not like spicy green peppers I should not order it (not true.) I think I'll drive the distance to Ruth's Chris.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I wanted to dine at Chop 88 to experience a good steak restaurant. I was very disappointed. Service was very slow, the food was terrible, and the ambiance is horrid. The steak I ordered Rare arrived well done. I sent it back and the second steak came Medium Rare. I tried to eat it and after 2 bites it was horrible. Not even Prime meat, when it was on the menu as Choice! This place advertised itself as a high end white linen table cloth steak restaurant,. The steaks are $40-$70. It is horrible! Do not waste your money!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a waste..............
    JohnQ
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We’re trying to forget our experience at Chop House 88 in Stuart. It is one of the most expensive local restaurants with mediocre food quality at best. We’ve had far better meals locally for substantially less. Only one steak was less than the $39.00 steak I ordered. Many were $69.00 and higher. The price would have been acceptable if the steak was. It was overdone, dry, not hot, and had no flavor. Someone next to us was also complaining about his steak not being cooked properly. I had three bites, asked the waiter to take it away, explained why, and was not offered a replacement or a credit. We couldn’t wait to get out of there. Honestly, we wouldn’t go back if they offered us a free meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FINE FOOD!!!
    Babs
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Top notch food with top notch service. Great bar area...everything was PERFECT....from the greeting, lighting, wait staff, etc...Just a fine restaurant. I had the tuna appetizer for my main meal. "Red Eye" tuna from Hawaii. Excellent. My husband had a steak that was prepared exactly to his liking. The restaurant was well managed! It will be around for a long time. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stuart has a new gem
    Joey
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had great service and excellent food. The restaurant is new and a welcome addition to Martin County
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate