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Chops Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://chopssteakhouses.com/
  • Phone: (916) 447-8900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday; 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday; 5pm to Close
    Happy Hour Monday - Friday; 3pm - 8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Headding
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call today for information on our off-site catering! 916-447-8900
  • Private Party Facilities: We have full bar and private dining in our downstairs area. We can accommodate as many as 300 or as few as 10. Our patio area can accommodate up to 100 for a private function.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Bautista (916) 447-8900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: L Street
  • Public Transit: The light rail is up the street from the restaurant on the K Street Mall.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer validated parking for the Capitol Parking Garage on 10th and L Streets. Parking is complimentary after 5:00pm.
A word from Chops
Chops Steak Seafood & Bar of Sacramento is an award-winning restaurant and bar. Locally owned, Chops specializes in classic Midwestern, corn fed, dry aged beef and the freshest seafood. Our prime ribs, steaks and chops are dry aged up to 28 days in our aging facility then hand trimmed and cut to generous portions ensuring that every steak is tender and flavorful. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "While the food was acceptable. The decore was not a match for a restaurant of this calibre."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We love steak. Can't beat the deliciously aged meats at Chop. Excellent service, fantastic menu, beautiful dining experience that is more like an elegant supper than just dinner."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Chops used to be one of my favorite restaurants; however, our last visit was disappointing. The menu has changed, the food is lackluster, the restaurant is musty and the carpet is filthy. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "All the reviews of the place said similar things that the food was good but overpriced. Upon eating there I feel that is an accurate statement. It is in the heart of downtown, and if you are fortunate enough to dine outside there is a lovely view of the capital. I would recommend this as an excellent date place. Its atmosphere is great for that. The bar was top notch. Each drink I had was definitely worth the average price of good drinks of $8-11 a glass. They had a decent wine selection, though we did not have wine this occasion. The service was excellent, with a knowledgeable waitstaff. However, the steak was okay, I've had much better at other locations. Come for the ambiance, the service, and the drinks."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The food, drink and service are great, but it seems like the reason Chops is there is for the connections. We interrupted our dinner twice to great folks we knew (one legislator, one lobbyist) and saw others we recognized working the happy crowd there. We dined outside on the patio on a very pleasant summer evening and it's hard to beat the view of the capitol framed with excellent food and drink (though a vegetarian option on the menu would be appreciated) and surrounded by conversations directly relevant to the business in the building across the street."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The meal was great from start to finish. We would recommend Chops to others and have. The food was one of the best we ever had. The staff was very kind, friendly, and helpful. We started with Happy Hour Specials and finish with dessert."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Their "James Bond" martini was one of the very best I've had anywhere. The lollipop lamb chops were seasoned wonderfully, but a little too much fat. The sauteed Brussels sprouts were so tasty. Not enough room after that great meal for dessert - but next time. Our server was very attentive & friendly."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service and early birthday lunch for husband. Highly recommend this business. Used amazon voucher for this visit and not a problem plus parked in city parking lot which was taken care of by this business. Dine with confidence!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food and service. The steak is tender. Nice and quit. I recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food quality and value have really declined over the last two years. I have eaten here a number of times and after my last visit I told myself I wouldn’t be back. An out of town family member suggested we eat here and I agreed to give it one more try. The dinner was over priced for the quality of food served. We ordered 2 cocktails and 2 dinners and the bill was over $100. No wine, Hors D’ Oeuvres, or dessert, just 2 cocktails and 2 no frills meals. I’ve eaten at a number of Steakhouses throughout the US and I can tell you this one definitely falls short. The food is comparable to just about any other restaurant in mid-town. They are commanding “Steakhouse” prices for a cut of meat that doesn’t measure up to “Steakhouse” quality."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The restaurant was a little harder to find at least according to my GPS. However we arrive and were led straight to our seats. Server was very polite and did not rush us with our meal and ordering. Food was great. Calamari was yummy. We got prime rib and new york which were also very good. Portions were a good size. Ambiance was good. Server assistant was great at filling waters. However, our server did not ask if we wanted additional drinks nor did he offer a desert menu. Lucky for him we were too full to order desert. Just brought us the bill after eating. But all in all it was still a great experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food at Chops was very good. All three of us had nothing bad to say about any of the food items we ordered. The only issue we had was with the service. Our server, Amber, wasn't exactly impolite but definitely abrupt with us and seemed to just want to get through the process of our visit and move on. We had a bottle of wine on the table as well and it was surprising to us that even though she clearly saw a wine glass was empty, didn't offer to refill it. It's not to say it couldn't be done ourselves of course but it's an expectation of a nice restaurant. Additionally, when my mom called earlier in the day to ask about the corking fee, she was hung up on in the middle of saying thank you with no goodbye or you're welcome."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Chose Chops on a whim to take out of state guests who are rather picky. Reservations were easy, outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the State Capital building, food was excellent. Most of the wait staff was good and attentive. Our server was very serious, didn't seem to understand when we were joking with him (who orders steak for and infant?). He did make great recommendations and seemed to know the menu well. Pricey but good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Was excited to try this place out after viewing their menu online. Definitely NOT what I expected. As soon as we walked into the dining room, all we could notice was the super outdated furniture, dirty floor, dirty bench in the booth, chipped and dusty base board, the servers looked like they were recruited from Denny's... When our food arrived, it was sloppily plated, carrots were burned on the edges... It's sad when you're paying $50+ for a plate of food that it isn't amazing dining experience. The ONE highlight was my martini. It was made perfectly!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My husband's steak was rare when he specified to have it cooked wrecooked it & then gave us a free dessert.ell. done but theu"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and service were great. Recommend it highly"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Chops is a classy place. We were greeted immediately, they wished my husband Happy Birthday and they seated us in a private booth. Our server, Amber was friendly, courteous and professional. The meal was delicious and more than ample! Husband ordered prime end cut of prime rib, the meat was cooked to perfection! I had grilled salmon with buttermilk mash potatoes. Everything was superb! Our server was attentive, but not pestering. The General Manager, Brian, came by and greeted us. Thank you for being you!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was good but priced high for level of flavor. Spent a $140 with tip on dinner thinking that's it. Great ambiance and service but was expecting bigger flavor from the entrees. Ordered crab cake appetizer for $18 and got two crab cakes disapointing. Overall had a nice dinner but due to price and lack of taste from food I won't be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • " We were seated and it took about 15 min before a waitress finally discovered we were there. She did apologize and took our order. We were served the bottle of wine and expected to be asked or brought bread. I had to call the waitress over and ask her for bread. She once again apologized and told us the guys serving the water should have placed bread on our table. Our Waitress was very friendly and had a good personality and by the end of our dinner service had been great. Over all we had a good time, the Wine and steak and Lobster was great."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Overall my experience was less than average. I used to come here with my parents in the past and I see why they don't come here anymore. Service was great until the waiter asked us if we were pressed for time because he forgot to put our order..... I said no take your time but still I was served a rushed medium steak cooked on a higher temperature because this wasn't cooked at all I n the middle. Just charred on the outside. The noise level was really loud. So loud i had to shift seats because my girlfriend couldn't hear me from across the table. I wouldn't come here again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a dinner at Chops to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Ordered shrimp quesadilla, house salad and Chops cut prime ribs with baked potatoes. They were excellent. Shrimp quesadilla seems to be simple, but it's loaded with big chunks of sweet & tasty shrimp with perfect amount of melted cheese served with drizzle of fruity sauce (tasted like apricot?) plus sweet and tangy diping sauce - it was perfect! House salad had good amount of crunchy real bacon and chunks of blue cheese with perfect amount of dressing and it was delicious. By the time our prime ribs came out, we were getting full already, but it was so good that I still ate 1/3 of prime rib. Everything was very flavorful and service was excellent as well. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Chops. The first one was was just as wonderful. The atmosphere was why I returned. It was my 24th wedding anniversary and I wanted to go someplace special. It was great. We sat on the patio and ordered the special. I was very pleased!! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We loved our food and the service was excellent. However, we made reservations 3 weeks in advance, noting that we were celebrating our anniversary. When we arrived right on time, the host said he wasn't sure if they had any booths left. It was as if no planning for us had occurred at all. We were seated at a small table VERY close to tables on either side of us. We spent most of our dinner trying hard not to listen to conversations on both sides of us. As a couple with toddlers at home, a night out is something special for us, and I thought I had made all the necessary pre-arrangements to ensure a nice, quiet evening for the two of us. But, it seems making a reservation ahead of time does not make a difference at this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I took my sister to Chops for a special birthday dinner. We celebrated in style with lobster, champagne and all the trimmings. Everything was perfect from the care the staff took with us to the delicious food. They really went out of their way. I highly recommend Chops for any dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Cool modern ambiance, good beer and cocktail selection, great food, and exceptional services."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Had a great first experience here at Mother's Day brunch. We were astounded at all the food choices, and everything was prepared very well. Amgen Tour was beginning, so outside was a bit loud, but didn't affect our conversation. Seems like a great place!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "When the manager called to confirm, he let us know how to get to the parking area since some roads were closed due to the Amgen bicycle race. Our waiter comped the corkage fee because it was my husband's birthday and he opted not to have dessert. Both of these touches were above and beyond in my book. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Waiter was really great and provide great info. Food was good not great for the price - next time will go back to Morton's or Ruth Chris for the price. Need to have the food come out hot when there are issues with the delivery. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I probably could have eaten just as well at the local Jack N' the Box and for a lower cost."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "What a great find!! Our waiter was the BEST ever!! Cocktails were very tasty!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Chops for a special occasion. I say special occasion because at $200 plus without drinks for a party of 4, a bit pricey for an average Saturday night dinner. The Prime Rib is the go to meal here, excellent flavor, cooked perfectly! I unfortunately chose the Sirloin, please either learn how to cook it or just remove it from the menu. It was so tough I needed help cutting into it. Should have stayed with the Prime Rib. The lemonade tasted like the sour mix that the bar would use, at $4 a glass I would have expected it to have been real lemonade. Stick with the iced tea. With a few modifications to our menu choices we will be returning. All in all a good dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Good food, I had scallops - a bit pricey, but that's Sacramento. I ordered a glass of La Crema chardonnay and was brought Toasted Head without being asked if that was ok - limited seafood items even for a "steak" place - it was walking distance from my hotel which was nice"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Hard to find, there is a parking garage right across the street, but found that out after walking 6 blocks in the rain:( food and service was great, prices were very reasonable considering the fine dining experience provided here:) "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Thank you, Groupon, for introducing me to this fabulous restaurant. Not only was the food amazingly out-of-this-world, but the wait staff and manager were very accommodating and more than willing to make my experience a good one. I am so impressed with Chops, that every special occasion will be spent here. ❤️"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We went in on a weekday evening with a group of 10. It was a nice night so most people were outside. We had great service and a nice dinner."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "For the price, I was not pleased to have my meat warm, the carrots and potatoes were piping hot, but the meat was not...I didn't send it back, but I should have. Just not worth the price!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I'm a stage manager who travels almost weekly with Broadway type shows. Rather than eat at one of the national chain Steakhouses (Morton's, Ruths' Chris, etc) a group of us will look for a local upscale steakhouse to try. "Chops" fit the bill. Located across from the state capitol, it's an attractive atmosphere, with a good bar and very good service. Our problem was the steak menu was lacking. No rib-eye steak is on the menu at all and nowhere did it say beef was prime. Just corn-fed. Unusual for a steakhouse. Steaks are served with glazed carrots and your choice of potato or broccoli. The steak was nicely prepared and presented. Martini was excellent. Lack of menu diversity is why I would not recommend it."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We always look for a new dining experience before attending the Speaker's Series. Chops is in walking distance to the venue and my group enjoyed our "new" find. Each of us had something different and were not disappointed with our choices. Yes, we will give it another try."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Dinner and service started out great. Our meal flowed, service was attentive, but discreet. What started off as a quiet romantic evening quickly turned in to a loud bar scene by a table of four alcohol happy patrons."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I got stuck in the bathroom, and our steaks were not prepared correctly twice. Needless to say we will not be going back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014