Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Chinook
Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Chinook

Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Chinook

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chop.ca/
  • Phone: 4032502043x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Chris Mcnab
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Entertainment: Although we do not offer formal entertainment, our lounge and dining room offer an upbeat style of service that is entertaining to all.


    Our restaurant is also located steps from Scotia Bank movie theater at Chinook Centre. Chop is the perfect spot for dinner and a movie!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glenmore Trail
  • Public Transit: Chinook station (c-train).
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Outside parking is available exclusively for Chop guests in front and around the restaurant. Parkade parking is also available.
A word from Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Chinook
At Chop we bring together all the elements that discerning guests love about the fine dining experience with the energy, comfort and value of the casual dining experience.
A room that makes every occasion special at Chop, plush leather seats, luxurious Italian stone with smooth finishes and warm rich woods wrap you in an atmosphere of modern luxury.
A luxurious taste experience for lovers of classic recipes and food adventurers alike, Chop offers a menu that will tantalize and delight. At the heart of all our presentations are the finest ingredients, the choicest cuts of beef, the freshest seafood that showcase our creativity.
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Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Chinook reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)good for groups (29)great for lunch (24)romantic (19)great for outdoor dining (19)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (13)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good night out with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a great experience at chop. It was very busy but they were able to seat us quite efficiently. The steaks were cooked perfectly and all of our dinners were delicious. Some of the drinks however left something to be desired. The mojito was quite bland, and the Daiquiri's were too creamy. Over all though we had a great night out with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cwccVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    food is average, there were no appetizers that were not deep fried or light, dessert menu is also quite limited
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DisapointedVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have eaten at this restaurant a few times in the past and enjoyed it. We took some out of town guests there on Friday night and were greatly disappointed. We had an allergy that we made the waiter aware of and this was missed when they brought the dinner out. The overall experience was not what we are used to when dining at Chop.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    geedub
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, great ambience, great price point, but so-so service brought it down a notch. We actually had to ask for steak knives in a steak house....and took 5 minutes to get them? A bit more attention to details would be nice. Also there seemed to be a constant meeting at the hostess station with various, hostess, wait staff, bussers, and cooks and/or chefs. I really do not think you want to be having groups congregating in the front as the first thing a guest sees when he arrives or watches throughout thier meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak and Crab Legs
    ButterCup
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Ordered the Steak and Crab legs dinner, Steak was cooked perfect to Medium. Crab was done great too. But the melted butter was terrible. Tasted like they melted Margarine and oil. Had this awful taste that not good, smelled like a old deep fryer. But my friends meal of the Steak Oscar and the apps were great. Just the melted butter was off.
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  • Surprisingly kid friendly
    jillylicious
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had dined at Chop before and it was mediocre, but we'd been given a gift card so we decided to use it. We took our two kids (3 and 6) for dinner after a day shopping. It was early - probably about 4:30pm - which I'm sure made a difference in the noise level and willingness to have kids in the restaurant, but their kids menu is fantastic. Quality food for a very competitive price - fresh veggies, salmon filet, handcut fries, etc. - all things that I am so relieved to feed my kids (instead of a squished McD's patty for the same price.) Mom & dad enjoyed their meals as well. Service was quick. We'll be back for dinner when we want to eat something a bit higher quality and not pay for a sitter!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • George
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Service was extremely slow. The waiter was very kind and accommodating. Steak and prime rib were tough.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Painfully slow service
    HungryCustomer
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Kitchen way too slow (>1 hour for dinner entrees), with restaurant not even half full. No acknowledgement or apology for this by server or management.
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  • Great experience
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been to the Chop many times and the food is usually "ok". We went as a group of 7 on Saturday and the food was fantastic. I'm not sure if things have changed or we just got a fantastic chef to prepare our meal. Either way the food was great and our server was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mistakes happen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Well we had great weather so we went to the rooftop patio. Which was nice and warm with heaters on just as the sun went down, had some good drinks a fuzzy Bellini and a beers both were good as they should be. Ordered our meals shortly after. Service was a bit slow but they probably could have used 3 servers on the patio, food came up in reasonable time but my meal was wrong, I had ordered the wasabi encrusted ahi tuna and I got the ahi tuna salad. They apologized and rushed the order back. Probably 10 minutes and I had the proper meal in front of me. They comped my meal which was nice and apologized several times for the mistake. Both our meals were very good and we had a creme brûlée for dessert which was ok. I love sitting outdoors
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chop @ Chinook mall
    Dineout
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food was typical Chop-excellent presentation and flavour. The wine list was adequate with good selections of red and white. Service excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our server Shane was very good at making sure our group had everything that it needed during this dinning experience. It was a pleasure to have been served by him.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    JohnnieBO
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For the price you pay for a nice piece of meat you would think they would at least be able to cook it properly. We ordered a New York strip loin medium it showed up more like well and over salted And it was the same for the filet mignon. We were out for an anniversary dinner and we're extremely disappointed. If you are expecting a high priced meal at a terrible quality CHOP is a great choice.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wrong meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to Chop before movie at Chinook. I ordered Filet steak, medium rare. When steak came it did not look like a filet and after a couple of bites I realized it was a sirloin. After talking to server and manager we decided there was not enough time for new steak to be prepared so I ate some of sirloin, veggie side, and some of xtra mushroom side ordered for steak. When bill arrived there was no adjustments other than $36 filet replaced with $24 sirloin. I asked for manager again but they sent server back with 50% discount on just the steak. Never did see manager again and I just paid the bill. I don't go out for dinner looking for free meals but I would expect not to have to pay for a meal I did not order and only ate part of.
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  • An average experience this time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It wasn't my first time at Chop, but food wasn't great this time. We had an onion soup. I wouldn't suggest to have it tried, as you would be disappointed with heavy amount of cheese and lack of specific taste that usually accompany onion soups. Our steaks were mediocre. Done to our wish (medium rare), but not juicy at all. Don't know if it was just a bad day, but believe that any restaurant of similar reputation as Chop would care more about its menu and dishes. Don't think we'll be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jene
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Price a bit expensive, nothing really extraordinary, but service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Narrow Niche Menu
    2XYYC
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The location was convenient, close to our theatre. The ambiance was fine, actually an improvement over the previous restaurant in that space. The Menu is limited, and heavy on meat and on the pricey side. A conscious choice, but narrowing the numbers of those who would enjoy it. The real disappointment was the drinks list. Overpriced, limited - not a single Italian wine for example - and no Strongbow Cider (after it was mentioned as available by the waiter). This is at 5:30 PM on Friday. If there was ever to be stock on hand, it should be there then. We found limited choices for ourselves on the menu and were stymied by nothing to our taste to drink. For the first time in ages we apologised and left the restaurant to go somewhere else.
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  • Nice Meal
    BadFood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I and our four children dined here after spending a few hours at Chinook Centre. Very nice restaurant with a nice menu. FYI there is no chocolate milk for the kids.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening out
    Georgie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a nice way to dine. The service was friendly and efficient, the meals were delicious and fancy like cruise food. All this wrapped into a beautiful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FsquaredVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food at Chop was excellent. The beef was done nicely. We dined on the upstairs patio which is very nice. The only drawback is that the wine list was very limited for my taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday lunch
    rickp
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    my office went here for a b day lunch. great variety for the cross section of people in attendance. every person thoroughly enjoyed their meal. dont forget your wallet. this isnt a $20 / person kind of place though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Is this place failing?
    Jenny
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Trying to get into a restaurant in Calgary can sometimes be challenging. No problem here. If you have a large group, it will work. On a Sunday evening there were 2 large groups and us -2 people. The rest of the place was empty. I have been here now 4 times and only once was it a great experience in terms of service. I didn't know what I wanted to drink at the precise moment I was seated. I didn't get asked again until 20 mins later. Not even a glass of water was brought by in the mean time. The rest of the evening was fine. Food was good and service was more prompt. But I think I am done with this place. Considering the location, others may be as well? Maybe it was just that night it was so dead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Eveing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a very good time. The Vegetable Tempura appetizer was amazing. My rib-eye steak was done to perfection All in all it was a delicious dinner and a wonderful evenig.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    moregoodfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated an anniversary here and had a lovely dinner....it was quiet enough that we could hear one another speak. The service was prompt and attentive, but not constant bothering. The food was delicious and nicely presented with large portions. The ambiance is well appointed but conducive to relaxation. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chop has up'd their game!
    CharliesAngels
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was very much improved from a year ago! We had Chicken Ragout, Filet and Prime Rib. Caesar salad was awesome and served with fresh hot loaf of rye bread. Main courses were excellent and Creme carmel and Molten Chocolat desserts were incredible! Well done!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could not manage to coordinate 4
    wddow
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Could easily have been a great dining experience, however they were unable to coordinate all of our partys meals to come out. We received 3 of our meals in a reasonable amount of time. However we had to alert the server, the front desk staff and finally a manager for them to realize that they had forgot one of our meals. Furthermore, once they were made aware, it took forever to get the 4th meal (a chicken dish should never take over 25 mins to make). THe manager tried to make the situation better by offering us desert (if my pants are ripped, does the tailor give me a free shirt to make it all better!!!).
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  • Good hospitality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    While our server unfortunately was a tad slow at getting things to us, mainly our drinks, he did exceed in hospitality. We went to celebrate anniversaries of 2 other couples and he bought each of us a dessert and/or glass of sparkling wine as a congratulations. This was certainly an unexpected but very lovely gesture!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Love the ambient.. elegant and very warm and inviting.. was escorted upstairs to the patio… loved the patio on a warm summer evening.. food was great, service was amazing, all good! Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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  • Respectful of diners
    Sandi
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    One of the best things about the evening was that we had a diner with us who has food allergies. Chop sent their manager to talk with this diner and work out how best to prepare the meal to ensure the allergies were respected. The diner was quite impressed with this level of attention and consideration to needs.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening & service
    TimewarpVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our server was terrific! I didn't care too much for the hostesses, too young and pretencious, almost a little daft and daft looking. We ordered steaks, I ordered medium well, but it was on the well done side...but overall good taste and quantity and great for the value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, but...
    BizLuncherVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Love going back to this place but some staff don't seem all that experenced (this is Calgary after all). I made a reservation well in advance and still the hostess offers us to chill in the lounge (!). Tea arrives, no sugar, no spoon.. Overall, great, the staff just need to polish their skills up a bit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    lefty
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We booked online to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and were treated like royalty. The table we requested was ready and our server was first class. We were surprised to receive a happy anniversary card signed by staff and a comp glass of champagne. Made our evening. Food was excellent { steak and prime rib} done perfectly. All in all a wonderful dining and ambiance experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    Food4two
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Service was exceptional, complimentary champagne for our 36th anniversary was very thoughtful and appreciated; have been here before when the steak was exceptional, this visit it is was good but a little less so. The patio experience was our first and very enjoyable - quieter I'm sure on a Tuesday evening. Will definitely be back and reccommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Loved it!
    jackman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Right from the start, staff was attentive and accommodating. Our lunch party of 4 enjoyed our food very much on the outdoor patio. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others looking for a great place to get together with family and friends for great food in a lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chop Chinook
    Sunshine
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great service with delicious food! Loved the crab and shrimp cakes!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • try another place
    Gregjayrome
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was mediocre at best. Steaks were tuff and poorly flavoured. Even the mac & cheese wasn't good. This was my second and last try at Chop.
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  • dinealways
    dinealways
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    as always chops does not fail. for as long as we have entered the doors, the relaxing scene and great menu along with the wine list is second to none. we will always enjoy chops and look forward to our next visit. the staff is well trained and shows us a very nice time. the kitchen has always produced beautiful and tastefull plates.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jayj
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The steak wasn't cooked right, when the new steak came it was cold in the middle. Didn't taste well at all. There was a hair in the complimentary bread given.
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  • steak quality
    discerning
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I had the rib eye steak and it was terrible. The cut was very thin, which is not normally what you would expect from a rib eye. It had little taste and in my opinion was a poor cut of meat.
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  • Great service/atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Great waiter- recommended the steak bites which were really good. I ordered a steak and lobster for the entrée: lobster was alright (I've had better and I've had worse) but the steak was rather dry and in the chewy side even though I ordered medium rare. The look of the steak was good for medium rare but it wasn't tender enough and the steak seasoning was too much on the top and not enough flavors in the steak. Only had two bites of it and took the remaining home. I would recommend not to get the steaks from here as entrées. Desserts (Creme Brulee and souffle) were delicious as well.
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