Chops

Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chopsvb.com/
  • Phone: 7572229508
  • 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: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)romantic (24)fit for foodies (20)great for outdoor dining (18)neighborhood gem (18)notable wine list (16)good for groups (13)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Steaks
    Reggierays
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Solid steakhouse, great food, great wine list, knowledgeable servers, great homemade deserts....been there a few times and will certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • CHOPS IS GOOD ALL YEAR
    HRDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Chops is a nice resturant on Laskin Road in walking distance from the oceanfront at 31st Street (we drove to it this past Saturday since we live in Chesapeake). Parking was relatively easy and the staff was very friendly and accomodating from the time we walked through the door until we departed. The only minor knock would be at the time we were at the resturant there weren't many people dining and our food seemed to take a really long time to get out of the kitchen. We may have hit it at a shift change or something, but both the appetizer and entree took a while, but on the positive side both were delicious and worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We enjoyed this very much. It's a beautiful restaurant with good service and good food
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great crab cakes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    When reading reviews I found restaurant to be pricey, so when I saw various coupons for Chops I bought one. Great idea. We went on a Sunday evening. The waiter was named Mike, great energy, funny, informative and attentive. Loved having him take care of us. The food was perfect. Crab cakes were the same as everyone described...huge, flavorful and full of crabmeat. My husband had the salmon and loved it as well. Just go to Chops....you won't regret it just get some help with the bill by getting yourself a Groupon, lol!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a chance and was very pleased!
    Oldyweds
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    At the beach for our anniversary and randomly chose a restaurant in the hotel guide. Great food, service, atmosphere, and price. Sand flies in the front room were the only annoyance. We will have to visit the back room next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was okay
    Denise
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was just okay. I guess I was expecting great considering the prices. The steak was cooked to perfection but not a lot of flavor. Asparagus was terrible and tasted bland. The dessert, which was not on the menu, was the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • over-priced
    NilesJ
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    For the prices on the menu I was disappointed. The steak had excellent flavor but was very stringy and tough. I guess their A/C was broken because it was very warm inside, making it uncomfortable for me. We could have easily gotten a better meal at a more moderately priced steak house.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    SteakLover
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I had a 10oz filet cooked medium. It was just a hair over done for me, but that was my fault. I should have ordered medium rare. Either way, it was great, as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal in years!
    VanceRT
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Scallops and lobster dinners were way above expectations. Everything about the experience was perfect. My wife and I highly recommend Chops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed Chops. Great location, terrific food. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant
    Food4life
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I highly recommend Chops for a romantic dinner or to celebrate a special occasion. The food was delicious and the ambiance and service was impeccable. Awesome!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Summer Lovin'
    Gemini0660
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yorktown Foodies
    YorktownFoodies
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad first impression
    MsBL
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
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  • Fist Visit
    LMSAPGVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!!!
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  • Food was great!
    FoodproVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was amazing! Service was slow. The waitress kept forgetting things. It was irritating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always wonderful
    Alew
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dining Experience
    adamstm1635
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops of VB is an excellent choice
    diningaddict
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was good, but overpriced. It wasn't what I was expecting at all. I wouldn't recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    Gbpainting
    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.
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  • Proved wrong....Yay!
    Eat73
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable
    Beachflower
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chops LOVES Black Pepper
    diner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant
    kcsreviews
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Overall great service! Nice place! The only problem was that my medium rare steak was slightly overcooked.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chops
    TdavisVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service was great! Food was good and this is a great location near the oceanfront to have a stroll on the beach after dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Gender
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, wrong food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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  • Great steak! Not a great value
    NotAFoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
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  • Excellent food and ambience
    Paula
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dining Experience
    Searchn4GreatDining
    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!
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  • Great environment and food
    Chabs
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great environment and food but u pay for it... A tad pricey
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant
    Dre1234
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Restaurant
    Bigdog
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    our server was great, steak was good, veal & shrimp dish was memorable, wine list was excellent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sets a high standard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribeye Steak!!!
    NolaRicci
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful time!
    mitchell
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Local1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops is choice
    Veggieluv
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 145 reviews are from the Chops reviews archive.
  • Superb place 5 stars not enough
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.