Chops
Chops

Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/chops-lobster-bar/
  • Phone: 4042622675x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Delesandro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Same as "banquets" above.
  • Private Party Contact: William Miller 4042622675x

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at Chops.
A word from Chops
An Atlanta icon known for its exceptional food and service, Chops consistently ranks as one of the top ten steakhouses in the country. Exquisite seafood flown in fresh daily and the very best USDA prime aged beef are served with style in the warm ambience of the dark wood dining room. On the lower level, Lobster Bar is a seafood lover’s paradise. The mosaic-style dining room is the ideal setting to enjoy signature items like the Savannah Lump Crab Cocktail and Famous Jumbo Batter Fried Lobster Tail. Enjoy a cocktail before dinner or savor a glass of wine from the extensive list in Chops’ inviting bar. Whether you’re dining for business or pleasure, a meal at Chops is sure to make a lasting impression. Proper dress is required.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
265 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (205)romantic (125)fit for foodies (92)notable wine list (75)good for groups (60)vibrant bar scene (47)hot spot (43)neighborhood gem (42)great for lunch (29)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Best steak in Atlanta
    TinyGlo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service outstanding. The staff is well informed, cordial, and servicial. Food is phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    dinner42
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I just enjoyed a special night out at Chops celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary. The food was exceptional and the service was too. My husband ordered steak and baked potato (which we shared). The steak had a delicious crust while being tender and juicy on the inside. I ordered fish served on a bed of arugula. The fish was light and tender. The arugula was surprising with a slight crunch. This was a treat for us and Chops did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner Date
    DeFrance
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I took my hubby here last weekend to celebrate his 29th birthday. We arrived about 20 minutes after our reservation and not only were they super courteous to us, but they made space for us and we were seated after about a 15 minute wait. Our waiter was AMAZING and very knowledgeable about the menu. For my entree, I mentioned that I wanted to try a fish selection and he recommended the black grouper. It was so flavorful. Some of the best grouper I've ever tried. Everything from the appetizers to desert were delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Chops113
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I asked for my steak medium but there was trace if red in the meat at all. The seafood tower also was not that good. The oysters didn't seem fresh.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    wayxxVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great food, great service. Couldn't ask for anything more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diner1VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Impeccable service, great food! Will return whenever I come back to Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food, get the tater coins and and truffle oil!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops is always wonderful
    bardoVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Every time we go to Chops we always have wonderful food and service. It was a delight as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Dinner
    JMHR
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was satisfying, but not exceptional. The service, however, was very attentive and courteous. In fact, the entire waitstaff was topnotch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service; Food hit and miss
    NolepalVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service as usual was very good at Chops. Cherelle (and I think Andre) took great care of us. A couple hits and a couple misses on the food. The special watermelon/feta salad and smoked salmon were very good. the veal chop was decent - slightly tough to cut and chew. We were told that they had toffee ice cream and when we ordered it, it ended up being coffee - a bit of a difference. Apparently they never had toffee, but the server misunderstood the flavor. One of our favorites believe it or not is the bread. We love the bread of at this BLRG restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful meal
    Sandy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We very much enjoyed spending our anniversary with you!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!!!!!
    3ChicksFromTX
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My two sisters were in town from Texas and we wanted to have a really nice dinner out. I chose Chops because of its reputation for great food & service. Our waiter was top notch and the food was unbelievable!! I will be back.....soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried lobster over cooked😒
    julieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    After many years if eating here our party of 5 was disappointed in the $59 fried lobster tail . It was over cooked & not as tender or juicy as it use to be. It was not as big as it use to be. The escargot was fantastic & the crab cocktail was too. We had a big bill and were diss appointed because of the lobster .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filet from Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Absolutely great service and the filet was the best I have tasted in years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As follows:
    Food
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very noisy when there. Might be a less noisy seat and one more comfortable. Steak not up to my expectation, especially for price. Wasn't cooked quite right. Have been there when food was better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops Review
    truthteller
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our evening at Chops was very enjoyable. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent! A few things I was surprised by we're 1) the bar was busy and loud- not the ambience I was expecting/hoping for when looking for a nice, special occasion restaurant. 2) The dress code was not enforced- which I was disappointed by. It is hard to find a place that upholds a dress code and if you are going to claim to have one, you should enforce it. We saw people in jeans and even a t-shirt.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiffanie
    Peaches
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was wowed by the prompt service, politeness, attention to detail and of course the great food. My father truly enjoyed his birthday! I will definitely dine again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops Review
    MSF1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Dinner at Chops was excellent. The food was great and the service was unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service as always
    Inspired
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Staff was very attentive and made for an enjoyable experience. Seating was close to bar which made it rather noisy for our discussions but our customers raved about the food and service that evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expense Account Steak Seafood Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is the Buckhead Life Group's take on the traditional upscale steak & seafood restaurant. The do a very good job. The steak selection is enhanced NOT through memorable preparation but their Kobe beef offerings. They have the US hybrid version of Kobe and real Japanese Kobe (at $22 per ounce)! I had the very good US Kobe strip steak. The seafood selection centers around shellfish starters & whole lobster & the Buckhead signature Flash Fried lobster tails. I have been having these since Panos and Pauls and they are still GREAT! We had the table side spinach salad preparation, like everything else it was very good if uninspired. The food is good but not great and very expensive. $300, 1 starter,2 entrees, 2 sides, dessert, wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Good Impression
    Megan55
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Normally, I would not rate a place where the average price (at supper) is 50.00 as being worth the money. I went at lunch, which traditionally has smaller portions (and prices). I felt that the food was good. I had the shrimp and scallops, which looked like they had been steroids! My daughter had the surf and turf (petite steak and lobster). There were several negatives. The waiter had an accent that was so thick (Spanish maybe) that we had to have him repeat what he said a couple of times. The steak was ordered medium rare but had to be returned because it was well done, and I had a gift card sent by corporate that was not honored. True, it did say dinner, but I spent 77.00 and it would have been nice to accept.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chops is great!
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We always enjoy Chops. The food is good, service wonderful and atmosphere pleasant although dated. That is the charm though. Our entire group had a fun evening. Craig of course was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Awesome!!!!
    Torreypines1
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Last Monday was the first time in several months that I visited Chops. The service and food were simply Incredible. Please be assured that is will not be months before you all see me again. The people, the food, the atmosphere all were off the chain!!!!!!! I will certainly recommend Chops to all of my friends and business clients.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Chops
    HappyhusbandVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food is always excellent. The service is superb & the staff very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    AllisonVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Chops is the perfect date night for you and your significant other any night of the week. We split the fried lobster per usual and it was as delicious as ever. I had the peppercorn swordfish, while my boyfriend had the bone-in ribeye that was so flavorful. Dessert is the best part with their white chocolate rum bread pudding- to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dwe1954
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I always love dining at Chops. Every time is better and better. The staff are friendly and helpful. A great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with the fam
    Shae
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chops was good as always. Service good. The sea bass could have used a little seasoning and the swordfish my husband has was very good. I will get that on my next visit. My daughter enjoyed her cocktail (Cosmo) and the lobster tail as well as her LARGE baked potato.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops is always the best
    Nannylovestoeat
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have only had great meals at Chops for years. Always great - quality is as good as ever. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    KKJJVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have been to Chops several times. I'm always a steak man, but this time my wife and I both tried seafood. The Hong Kong combo is excellent, and my wife said her tuna was the best she has ever eaten. A great experience, and will return often as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always
    AMJnATL
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chops has been a Buckhead restaurant group mainstay for years. The steaks are always cooked to perfection and flavorful, the servers are attentive and friendly without being obtrusive and the wine list is nice. If I was pressed to say anything derogatory, I could not. Don't forget to try their lobster tail appetizer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse par excellent
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had smoked salmon for an appetizer, wonderful. The bone-in ribeye was excellent. The lobster mash potatoes Devine. Great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect...as always
    PrimaDonnaVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    the day I have a bad experience at Chops is the day I stop dining out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was ok
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Steak was under seasoned and over cooked. Asparagus only had Parmesan cheese on it. That was bland and under seasoned also. Calamari and carpaccio were very good. There are far better steak restaurants in town (Hals, any of rathbun's). Will not go back for steak. Maybe will for other stuff.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jenny
    JENNYV
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was amazing. I'm vegetarian but found the sides tasty and satisfying. My friend's New York steak was "the best". It was her first time at Chops she kept commenting on how many of the staff came to our table. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great As Always
    CLBfan
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Service top class as usual, but two dings on the food. 1 - porterhouse served with truffle butter on top as opposed to on the side (waiter graciously apologized), and 2 - the side order of jumbo asparagus with "parmesan crust" was just grated parmesan melted atop the aspargus in one sad-looking clump.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joeb
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have had some great meals at Chops over the last 30 years, but this may have been the best. Everything we had was outstanding. Even the side of mashed potatoes was described by my wife as the best she had ever eaten. The service was just as good as the food. We were never allowed to finish our tea. When the glass was low it was removed and replaced by a fresh one. Everyone there had their A game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was disappointed
    Atldiner
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been a customer of Chops for 12 years; however, I was not treated well on my last visit. I had a reservation and arrived on time. I greeted the lady at the front desk and she had us wait on our seats. She seemed more interested in serving two couples that came in after we did. And she literally sat the third couple in our reserved seat. It was rude and shocking. I normally choose Chops for great service and food quality. So I was really disappointed on my visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great dining experience. We had a good server that made wonderful suggestions on food and wine. One of the best steaks that I have ever had. Highly recommended for fine dining excursion.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible but pricy
    cellis805
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Filet and Lobster tail are truly the best around and Chops has some of the finest Kobe Beef outside Japan. Just be prepared to drop a few hundred bucks for dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As a long ago restaurant GM I know this server was working too many tables. He had at least six. He's a good server and efficient but that's too many tables he wasn't around enough.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.