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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
269 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (198)romantic (105)fit for foodies (99)notable wine list (81)good for groups (64)neighborhood gem (49)vibrant bar scene (44)hot spot (43)great for lunch (23)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Going big time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I find Chops to be the perfect place to entertain business clients and prospects. It has a private club feel while serving excellent food and providing excellent service. It makes a great impression. When I suggested to a client that I was taking him to Chops his reaction was "Wow, going big time!" I am always impressed with the professional appearance of the staff. Their service is also very professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is our "go-to" special occasion restaurant and we came in for our anniversary. The food is always spectacular and the staff even put their own special touch for our anniversary dinner. The wife and I split surf and turf with the filet; both were cooked perfectly and the sides were delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great dining experience
    Mickey
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    food and service was great in the steak house. service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great service, wonderful steaks
    RedRover
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The steaks were great, and the black grouper was magnificent for a steak house.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold duck and wtf oysters
    atlantalawyer
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The Blue Tip Oysters were served in grapefruit juice with a foam on top. They were not good. The second course of duck was served cold, and not intentionally. It took 15 minutes for each martini to arrive. It was expensive and displeasing overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    PaleoformeVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were staying at the St. Regis, and Chops is right next door. What a wonderful restaurant! The fish is very fresh and deliciously prepared. Service is very polite and attentive. Every item we ordered on two occasions was great. Try the spinach and mushroom salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hit & A Miss
    fsi4122
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Overall, Chops is high-end, expense account dining. Had a few mis-steps, but they were graciously corrected. The spinach salad, prepared tableside, was excellent. However, the "famous" lobster mac and cheese (not on the menu), was a big disappointment. It was described as having a pound of lobster, which I doubted, and I was correct. If it had 1/8 lb I would be surprised. Mostly small scraps of lobster laying on top of the mac & cheese side dish. $25 for this seems way out of line...a fried lobster tail starter is priced at $19. Wish I had ordered that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was excellent.
    AtlSteakhouse
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Server was very kind and extremely helpful. The A5 Wagyu 12 oz filet cooked rare was incredible. You could see the marbling through out the entire steak. The garlic mashed potatoes were quite tasty as well. For dessert the white chocolate banana creme pie were up to same standards of the rest of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Butter knife steak
    KCCOMMENTS
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We ordered the porterhouse steak for two. The filet side was so tender you could cut it with a butter knife. It was delicious. The service was outstanding. The tomato and mozzarella salad was just ok. It could have used more flavor. The creamed spinach was too pureed. It reminded me of baby food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standard fare
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our waiter was on task at all times. We ordered the calamari,chopped salad and ceviche for appetizers. All were very well made and enjoyable. The rib eyes were VERY salty with huge chunks of fat that had to be cut out. The sides: onion rings oily and too caked in batter,mashed sweet potatoes are nice and creamy with a hint of nutmeg and green beans were cooked just right, but again salty. Be prepared to drink a lot of water after this dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Chops delivers a consistently excellent dining experience. Timing, service, attention, interaction - all just right. The wait staff is there when you want them, invisible when you don't. Food was awesome and delivered in perfect sequence. This place is our favorite for a reason - it's exactly what you expect when you go for a fine dining experience - great food and exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Night
    anniversary
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Upon entering Chops, the atmosphere was inviting and warm. The attention to detail by the staff was exemplary. Food presentation was extremely nice. The entire evening was just wonderful. It was the best dining experience we have had in a while.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in Buckhead
    Pickles
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have enjoyed many restaurants in Buckhead but we keep coming back to Chops! Great service and always perfect food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your outside voice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We went to Chops to celebrate a coworker's promotion. There were six of us, and the place was so busy and loud we had a lot of difficulty hearing one another. If you want to be able to visit with your friends or your spouse over dinner (without texting back and forth), pick someplace else. The food was good, but expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SERVERVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We have ;never been disappointed when we dined at Chops and their spinach salad is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best of Buckhead Life
    Jefferson
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My wife and I love the Buckhead Life group of restaurants. Atlanta Fish Market is our favorite and we really enjoy Kyma, Buckhead Diner and some of the others. We thought we'd give Chops a chance since it's considered one of the premier Atlanta steak houses. The atmosphere is great...like an old gentlemen's club, paneled and traditional. Service is excellent...friendly and competent. Food was lackluster. Steaks at lunch were small and expensive. My wife's was not cooked like she ordered and mine looked it could have come from The Sizzler. Fries were soggy. The salad was fine and the gouda mac and cheese was pretty good. We had two glasses of wine that were reasonably priced. Our tab was 85 dollars...lunch for two. Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy Food!
    bardoVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We always enjoy this restaurant and this time was no exception The Lamb Chops were magnificent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops
    buckheadnative
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our dinner was fantastic and service outstanding. As always, the Buckhead Life Group restaurants always are 5 star. We enjoy eating at their various restaurants all year long and my husband and I have been celebrating our anniversary every year for the past 20 years in one of their restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops review of our dinner tonight.
    MissJackets
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Very good but expensive. I had soup and seafood. My husband had Kobe steak. He loved it. We had a nice evening as it was our 35th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the evening. Wait staff was great. I can't think of what else to write. We did not have to wait for a table. My only negative is there was a group of 30ish men sitting at a larger round table across from use. They were very loud and quite obnoxious. As soon as they drank a bottle of wine the immediately ordered another. I wore a blue dress and my husband wore a blue sports coat. That was quite appropriate for Chops. The Manager was nice. The decor was business like but it looked good. My lobster bisque was great. That soup is one of my favorites. We will return again. Nice place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I ordered the salad with watermelon, feta cheese, pecans and a vinaigrette dressing. Very Very Tasty. My only problem it was small dish for $12.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitstaff
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I don't usually do reviews, but I must tell you that for a restaurant the quality of Chops, the waitstaff really should make it a point to NOT interrupt conversation among diners to inquire about food orders, clear tables, or anything else. Sometimes what people want, and are willing to pay for, is elegant privacy for conversation. Also, I think it's inappropriate for a couple to be seated at a 4 top. If it happens again, I'll complain immediately.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Steak was slightly undercooked but still wonderful! My only real complaint was the red velvet cake left a lot to be desired. For such a fine dining restaurant I expected it to be top notch but I've honestly had better at California Pizza Kitchen. Our waiter however made us feel welcomed and catered to our every need and made the couple of food mishaps that much more tolerable!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kjarlyn
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    ignored by the bar staff,I finally interrupted them to order a drink. I consistently had to get the bar staff’s attention for refills and to order food. food was fairly tasty & cooked well. service was poor. took to much time & effort to get waited on throughout the night & the bar wasnt crowded. quality of the service shd be excellent for what u pay. I asked about dessert & had to wait nearly 15 min until flagging him down to place an order. I wasnt a priority. 2 other issues that really caused a bad taste were bar area had fruit flies & service was so poor. Staff was cordial, not rude at any point just not attentive. food was good but didnt wow me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food review
    lasagnalover
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We shared the spinach and mushroom salad, and the crab cakes entree. Both were delicious, and the crab cakes were almost entirely lump crab meat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok experience
    chris10
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It was a fairly nice restaurant. The food wasn't bad wasn't fantastic...nice service nothing worth bragging about...but a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Restaurant
    DiningDuo
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I love the Hong Kong sea bass. My favorite meal at my favorite restaurant. The ahi tuna tartare was also fabulous. I had creme brûlée for dessert...yum!! Service is impeccable. Great dining experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to Chops' usual standard
    LarooVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went to Chops on a Tuesday night for a business dinner and the food was a bit disappointing. I dine at Chops 2-3 times a year and always have had outstanding steaks, but this time all of our steaks were overcooked -- medium rare was medium and medium was almost well done -- and the meat was simply not as flavorful or tender as a $59 steak should be. Side dishes were so-so; again, not up to the usual standard, as the mashed potatoes were gummy and other sides a bit oily. Not terrible but not what I expect at such a good restaurant. Aside from apparent inattentiveness to the food quality, service was outstanding as usual. Wine list is good but not great -- need more French selections and more cabs from older vintages.
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  • Bad food and service
    foodie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Got a salad drowning in dressing and had to wait to get another salad. Had soup and salad and took 2 hours for complete service. Took too long for too litte.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love chops
    bardoVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    As always it was wonderful and we used one of our extra 25.00 dine around bonus blue cards so the savings made it even better!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service!
    Finediner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service was great but the noise level was so loud, we couldn't enjoy a conversation with our guests. Not a place to go if you want to talk or listen to your friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Wagyu
    ChiefFoodOfficerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    late dinner with some friends and while there was no Kobe the Wagyu was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth it!
    AlLen
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was a great dining experience for our wedding anniversary. My wife and I felt very special. Staff and service was above and beyond. The food was awesome! It was prepped to our liking. The only drawback, although not too much of a deal for us is that our server gave me the wrong check and was corrected immediately. I would say the place is great for special occasions either group or a romantic meal for couples. A bit pricey but it's all worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    AlwaysCanEat
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great service.. Staff impeccable...the only ding was the steak...not seasoned enough for me... cook perfect but seasoning was lacking...being from Cincinnati I will try again when I'm back for another round... Enjoy the experience!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like Chops
    Landshark
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service was very good like always. My steak was good but not as good as other times I have been there. Tater tot coins and creamed spinach were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual!!!
    carolinapinheiro
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Top 3 crab cakes in town!!! :)) Great wine list. Good deserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was a great overall dining experience. I have no complaints. Everything was excellent! They will see me back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    maryVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a reservation for 7 people and at the last minute 2 more joined us. The restaurant was very kind in adjusting the table and fitting in our extra guests. They even brought a special dessert when they learned the extra guest had a birthday! We had 5 steaks and 4 seafood entrees. The steaks were cooked perfectly. The seafood eaters all raved about their dinners. We ordered multiple sides and argued among ourselves as to which was best. The were all delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was very good. Steaks cooked just as ordered and very flavorful. Wait staff was very attentive. Calamari appetizer very good, as was the Ahi tuna. The one thing that we all noticed was how loud it was. Would not call it energetic as ntoed in the star rating. It actually made the evening not as nice as it could have been. It was hard to have a nice conversation over a fairly expensive dinner. For that reason would slect a differnt venur where quality of dood was on par the next tiem we go out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Love chops every time. Crab cakes are the best. The service is always impeccable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome steak
    babba
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Porterhouse was fantastic. Reminded me of my hometown Peter Luger's in Brooklyn. The manager , Jaime was very attentive and efficient. A bit noisier than I prefer, but this is usual for this restaurant. However, the quality and flavor of the Porterhouse more than made up for the noise. Would definitely recommend for anyone , stick to the steak as it is their specialty. A memorable dining experience.,!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic