Chops
Chops

Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/chops-lobster-bar/
  • Phone: (404) 262-2675
  • 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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Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
233 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (171)fit for foodies (96)romantic (80)notable wine list (74)good for groups (65)neighborhood gem (45)hot spot (43)vibrant bar scene (36)great for lunch (23)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Great for special occasions
    CYBERBAT
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner with great food and service in an elegant setting
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as always chops delivers
    JuliaWTVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    You can count on chops delivering wonderfully prepared food in a very nice setting. Our head waiter could have been a bit friendlier, more of a personality and more attentive. the second waiter was much nicer and much more attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who could ask for anything more...
    grandmaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Everyone in our party of five were made to feel special as we dined on outstanding food. From the wait staff to the perfectly cooked steaks, over the top delectable grouper and delicious sides - who could ask for anything more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Pauldio
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had the best experience ever, all it takes to provide a good experience in a especial ocation, even just to go out and have a nice dinner you can find it at chops! I recommend this restaurant and our server Edward was amazing! Thanks for an amazing night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Chops is definitely a place with great food, service, and ambiance. When and if you are looking for a place that caters to your food desire, look no further, Chops is the place of choice. Save a few extra dollars and treat yourself and/or a guest to this great restaurant. Atlanta needs more places like this!!! Thanks Chops for a wonderful dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nola
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Nice ambiance, food and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    CrystalK
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The place is warm & friendly, the food is delicious & staff was extremely nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Wish I could have enjoyed it fresh
    rockybalboa
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I invited 2 business associates out for a very nice meal. The food was fantastic! We enjoyed crab claws with Better than Joe's mustard. This was a mutual favorite. Next up we ordered the bone-in filet, a bone-in ribeye, a seafood dish, and a variety of sides. While enjoying a nice conversation with my colleagues, as soon as my steak was the only entree remaining a waitress appeared at my table, informed me that she would box up my steak to go, and whisked it away. I was a little bit embarrassed to be treated like this in front of my guests, but went ahead and ordered desserts. I didn't want to cause a scene. But I really didn't order a $60 steak just to take it home and reheat it. We had not been at the table more than a reasonable time. When the dessert came, the same waitress stopped by the table to pressure us to enjoy our desserts at a rapid pace. At this point, one of my guests informed the waitress that we would be taking our time to enjoy the desserts and to please stop rushing us. The manager ended up coming to the table to tell us that he was in no hurry for the table. I informed him that I was only able to eat half of my steak because of the rushed service. He apologized, but beyond nice words took no action to win our future business. He could have comped half of the the steak that I was not allowed to eat as a polite gesture, but opted to do nothing. If you want fantastic food, but don't care if you have to enjoy it at home or out in the parking lot, this is a great option in Buckhead. If you have guests, don't want to be embarrassed in front of them, or actually want to enjoy the food that you order, I would recommend any of Atlanta's other top end eateries. We have too many good options in Atlanta to repeat mismanaged situations such as this.
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  • Great experince
    EdwardZ
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was amazing and the bilingual (Spanish) staff treated my parents like royalty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off to the side
    duxyum
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My first time at chops was dinner with my bosses. Had to take an earlier booking being a larger party and was a little disappointed that despite that we got stuck off in the back somewhere with no other parties. It never seemed to fill up where were either. Despite that the wine was fantastic and the ribeye's were great. The family size sides could have been a little larger as they only really served 3 people. Two others had the bass and lobster tails which they thoroughly enjoyed and my boss ordered his go to, the filet. Dessert and cocktails were worthy too. The service was very attentive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Excellent service and food, we will definitely return. The best in Atlanta for exquisite dining.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Caeser Salad had too much dressing and lettuce was soggy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic restaurant
    finefoodlover
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Chops is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to and I highly recommend it on all levels. The crab cakes and the salmon were the best I've ever had. I look forward to returning there for another enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANNUAL ATLANTA VISIT
    italianlover
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Genuine personal interest[ NO PRETENSE] from every Chops person with whom you come in contact. 20 years of anniversary and birthday celebration with great service and outstanding food each annual visit.No wonder they are still the top steak and lobster house in Atlanta. Looking forward to next year!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chops has a great lunch
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I usually think of Chops for a great dinner. We wanted to have lunch close to Buckhead Atlanta and Chops is within easy walking distance. So we rediscovered Chops for lunch and it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    One of the best steak places in town. I always choose on special occasions. It seems that it has gotten quite expensive lately ($20/ounce for Japanese Kobe steak is ridiculous). But I do continue to come to Chops and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good for business entertaining
    merrrymonkVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Outstanding service and food. Pricey, but great for business entertaining. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal Experience
    RievesReviews
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food, fabulous service and an overall great evening. We finally ate at CHOPS after many years in Atlanta and it was worth the wait. Great dining experience with some of the best service ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EatOut
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First time at Chops... the food and service were excellent. Best porterhouse I've eaten! A bit pricey, but will save up so I can return for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect as usual
    Ishouldweigh
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything was awesome, but i was a bit sad to see they have changed their bread to slices instead of the delicious rolls they used to have. Other than that, everything we ordered from the fried lobster tail to the chocolate dessert was spot on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going big time
    BuckheadBanker
    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
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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
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  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive Birthday Dinner
    mollieing
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My husband and I wanted to take our granddaughter some place special to celebrate her 16th birthday so we choose Chops. And special it was! She was so impressed! We all ordered the filet mignon and according to her it was the best ever! She totally enjoyed everything! She even finished my asparagus! And she was thrilled when several of the wait staff brought out a birthday dessert just for her. I'm sure our dinner at Chops helped to make her 16th birthday very memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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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.
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    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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.