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Chops Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chopsvb.com
  • Phone: (757) 222-9508
  • Hours of Operation: Open for Lunch Monday through Saturday at 11 AM and Brunch on Sunday at 9 AM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Mackenzie Hess
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arctic or Pacific Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking as well as garage parking.
A word from Chops
Chops offers incredible seafood, mouth watering steaks and delicious wine and cocktails in an upscale, energetic and comfortable atmosphere. Featuring Lunch daily and Sunday brunch as well as a happy hour food menu in the bar. Catering to locals and visitors alike, Chop's will be your new favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Being a casual Saturday, we decided to 'dress down' and eat on the patio...what fun! We had David, as our server, who is a hoot, we had drinks & apps, then, after we ordered our entrees, he pointed out my entree was half-price during Happy Hour (only at the bar or on the patio!) Yea, me! Who knew? It wasn't advertised, and I don't really know if this is an 'everyday' thing, or just slack season, but I was beyond stoked! We had a great time relaxing & people watching. If you're a local, I highly recommend the 'early bird' (happy hour runs until 7pm!) dining on the patio, or in the bar if weather prohibits! Mangia!!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My wife and I were in Virginia Beach with some friends for a weeks vacation. We found this restaurant in our hotel package of dining options. A great discovery. We often go to Zoe's & Salacia's, we will now have to include Chops as a destination for a great meal and a great bottle of wine. I believe the ambiance will be better once the beach season winds down, but it was still a great find. The steaks were great and the wine list was great. Service was good. Glad we found it!!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Initial service was terrible. We were at our table almost 10 minutes and no one came to greet us, much less take our order. When we complained about being ignored, service improved. Food was okay, but experience was ruined because we had to get upset and complain before we were serviced. At the time there was more waitstaff than diners in the restaurant, so no excuse for the poor service. There are too many good places to eat in Virginia Beach to deal with this kind of establishment. We probably will not return."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Was surprised when Chops popped up on Open Table with availability on Saturday nite in Virginia Beach "In season" but decided to give it a try. Our first disappointment came with the the 2 martinis which were only about 3/4 full and about 10 minutes late. Our mussel appetizer was below average. It took forever to get bread. The NY strip was OK--the other meal -2 lobster tails was a ripoff--they were not equal in size and even the larger one was small. There was no bacon in the "bacon mac n cheese". Wait service was slow. After we passed on dessert and I updated the waiter on all the above, he told us dessert was on the house. Even they took forever to get there!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "this is my 3rd time for dinner and it is always cooked perfectly and tastes so good. The first time I had the shrimp pasta and it was very good but you can't beat the steaks. Yes it is very expensive but for me if you are going out for steak why not get the best."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Has a wide variety of food options. Definitely would be a good place to go if you are looking for seafood options. We had a reservation and were seated immediately which was nice."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed the wet aged beef along with an excellent bottle of wine. Our server was excellent and friendly. A great place to enjoy an evening with your lady."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was good, but overpriced. It wasn't what I was expecting at all. I wouldn't recommend."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "When you pay $46 for a steak, you expect something exceptional..... the steak that I had was mediocre at best. I ordered it cooked medium, and it looked like it should, but it was tough. The food was no better than what you would get at Applebees, or any other chain restaurant for $12 - $13. I don't mind paying good money for good food. This place was very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had actually avoided this restaurant when they initially opened due to extensive amount of negative reviews on other sites. Curiosity killed the cat and we could not be happier! Great food cooked to order, fair prices for food quality and great service. Our waiter was awesome!!!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The noise level in the bar was vibrant without being distracting. The food was fabulous and Christopher, our server, was friendly and professional. A great experience as always!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Good service, good ambiance, but literally EVERYTHING had black pepper in it. The fish, the risotto, the steak, the mac and cheese, the crab, the onions rings... everything. SO much black pepper."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Overall great service! Nice place! The only problem was that my medium rare steak was slightly overcooked."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service was great! Food was good and this is a great location near the oceanfront to have a stroll on the beach after dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our server was awesome. He knew the menu and was very helpful. The atmosphere was great and the food was fantastic. It was great to spend my husband and my children's birthdays there."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I ordered a NY Strip and was given a Top Sirloin. Food was good otherwise, just wasn't too happy to get the wrong food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "So when you pay close to $200 for a meal you may have expectations such as a table being ready on time or the bar tender being capable of mixing a Mojito or perhaps locals not hitting on your girlfriend at the bar while waiting on the table you reserved. If you have any of these expectations than do not consider dinning at Chops. On the other hand the waiter was friendly and the steak and lobster were amazing. The sides left much to be be desired."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant 3 times now. Always great food. Went on Father's Day. Waiters hustle. My only complaint Is that no one knows what to do with an Open Table guest so that we are "checked in" to get our points. They were apologetic and said they would leave a note for the owner. This is not the first participating restaurant that had no idea what Open Table was."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It started when we arrived, the hostess wanted to seat us right in front of the door. When we asked for a different table, she seemed bothered by our request, yet the restaurant was full of open tables, not patrons. But after we were seated, our server-was as slow as deputy dog and he remained inattentive the entire evening...my husband's steak (King Filet) was just about raw in the middle, even though he said the first couple of bites were good. It took almost 20 minutes to get drink refills. And we drank our beverages quickly because the bread was so dry WITH butter. And the straw the broke the camel's back was that we spent the evening fanning away gnats. Definitely an EXPENSIVE lesson!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great environment and food but u pay for it... A tad pricey"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Really enjoyed my meal and found the service to be excellent. Struggled with the noise level from the musician in the bar. Really had the music turned up to loud on lousy speakers. The noise was more than annoying. Despite that, the food, service and value was all better than expected. I'd do it again without hesitation..."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "our server was great, steak was good, veal & shrimp dish was memorable, wine list was excellent"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Service is top notch, food is fresh tasting and served at the right temperature. Wine and liquor list is notable. Beautiful restaurant inside with nice ambiance. Chops sets the standard for where to find a perfect steak in Virginia Beach. This is our special occasion restaurant go-to now."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The ribeye steak was amazing! The backed mac and cheese with bacon was pretty amazing too, but it was very very rich one side is more than enough to share."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went to chops while on vacation at VA Beach. We had a great time, the food was great (a bit too salty for my taste, but perfectly cooked). Wonderful wine. Wine list was a bit expensive if you wanted to get a good bottle (there were no mid range options). The service was wonderful! The listing for the restaurant says "business casual" dress, I would disagree with that (and based on the discussion with the hostess it is not their expectation) - while certainly not a shorts and tshirt, just of the beach restaurant- Jeans were certainly welcome (and there were a few shorts). I almost didn't book the restaurant because of the dress code, don't let that hold you back!! Wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Good food and nice atmosphere. Steaks were good but very pricey. Bringing our own wine and paying the $25Corkage fee helped keep the bill within reason. Salads and desserts were very good as well. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This place had one of the best steaks I've ever had. Succulent and delicious: it was perfectly prepared. The vegetable sides were fantastic, and absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This place is the best. I booked 15 minutes prior through Open Table on a Saturday night!! I was down the street at a popular hotel that had 2 restaurants plus outside seating. I couldn't get a seat at the bar and both restaurants said 1hour45 min. Wait. Plus they acted like we were bothering them because it was too crowded. Got to Chops and they were busy but we were greated with smiles and seated immediately while asking if the seating was what we wanted!! Food and service was even better. So glad we ended up there and we will be back! Worth every penny and prices were good!! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "hopefully our experience was not the norm.... incorrect appetizer delivered, fish not cooked to order, never asked if we would like another drink, pen did not work when given check. With all fairness in mind, we were not charged for the undercooked fish. The waiter was very pleasant and the restaurant was very busy. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Incredible food and service and enjoyed the evening overall. Seating is a bit crowded, so a romantic dinner is out of question.... But a great experience overall! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food is delicious. I've visited Chops twice and ordered different items and I was thoroughly impressed and stuffed. My husband and I will always return here for special nights because the service was prompt. Our server was so nice and helpful with suggestions. This is truly a place to have a meal and enjoy one another's company."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Second visit. Brought friends this time. They enjoyed it too. Food was above average. Special occasion for me, but no offer for complimentary dessert:("
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I am always a stickler for good service and our waitress was spot on. I also could not decide on what entree I wanted. Laura suggested the red snapper. I told her, "I'm trusting you." Needless to say, I will most definitely be back. The food from presentation to taste made you want to try the rest of the menu... And that I will."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great place for a middle of the week date night. I would go back anytime. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Waiter neglected our small table while servicing several large parties"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I have eaten at Chops easily a dozen times. By far, Laurie was the best server we have had. Thank you. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Chops serves delicious food, beautifully presented in a lovely atmosphere conducive to conversation as well as wonderful dining."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Happy hour is only until 6:00, but worth being an early bird! The food is excellent! Best service so far has come from Lauren D. and Phaung (pronounced Fong, like gong). Friendly bartenders too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had never been here before...looking for something different. Location is great in Virginia Beach. Valet parking available. we brought our own wine, uncorking fee is average at $25, but our waitress, Lauren, was knowledgeable about wine which was refreshing. I had Filet Oscar medium rare.....it was perfect!! the mushroom risotto was creamy and flavorful! We were with a group of 5 on a Friday night and never had to wait for anything thanks to the super service. Would highly recommend Chops if you are in the mood for great food, energetic atmosphere (oh yeah, there is live music here too) and some great service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The restaurant Chops is no longer in business. A new restaurant Metro Oyster in now open in that spot."
    Dined on 3/26/2014