River Stone Chophouse
River Stone Chophouse

River Stone Chophouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.riverstonechophouse.com/
  • Phone: 7576387990x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday Bar and Raw Bar 3:00pm - Until
    Monday-Saturday Dining Room 5:00pm - Until
    Special Sunday Brunch in January 11:30- 2:30
    Closed Sundays Evenings- Visit our sister restaurant Vintage Tavern on Sunday's.

    Private Dining available for Group Luncheons and Dinners-with advanced notice.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chris Jones
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Four private dining rooms are available for groups from 6 to 150 to accommodate all your meeting or special occasion needs. In addition to corporate meetings and dinners, we are the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, career milestone, anniversary or family celebration. Please see the private dining section for additional information.
  • Special Events: ~Monthly Wine Tastings.

    ~Raw Bar Specials Every Thursday

    ~DOD and Military Discount Wednesday Nights-
    10% of food bill with the purchase of an entree.

    ~Appetizer Specials Mon - Fri from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.-
    50% off apps from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    25% off apps from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    (raw bar items are excluded)

    ~Passion for Paws Picnic and Whisker's Wine Tasting, Sept. 8th for Suffolk Human Society. See our website for details.

    ~Suffolk Restaurant Week is Nov 2nd thru 9th.

    Please visit our website for additional information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot with over flow parking in the adjacent office building lot.
A word from River Stone Chophouse
From the team that brought the celebrated and award winning Vintage Tavern to Suffolk comes River Stone Chophouse. Featuring steaks and fresh seafood in a beautifully designed traditional craftsman-era architecture. Join us for a cocktail lounge and raw bar, then have dinner by the stone fireplace. River Stone demonstrates a unique commitment to providing special dining experiences to patrons and is excited to be the first Chophouse in Hampton Roads. River Stone features Hereford beef, a raw bar, fresh lobster and an extensive wine list to compliment the cuisine. Centrally located in Northern Suffolk, only minutes from five surrounding cities.
Late night dining is available in the bar as well as a lighter fare menu in the lounge. Happy Hour specials Monday to Friday 3-7pm. Reservations are recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
River Stone Chophouse reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)romantic (50)notable wine list (41)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (9)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Simply an oasis
    TheBarkers
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My friend Steve suggested that I take my wife here for our 16th wedding anniversary and it was money well spent. From the fire pit outside to Hannah our waitress, everything was wonderful and a treat for all the senses.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I recently celebrated my 20th birthday here and loved it! The waitress was so delightful and the overall atmosphere was perfect for the occasion
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Dining
    eodo3
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Enjoyed the Riverstone Chophouse. Drinks were fabulous (to include Pappy Van Winkle!) and food was exceptional. Fully anticipated eating a steak, but saw the BBQ Bacon Cheddar Meatloaf on Mashed Potatoes- had to get it and it was great! Best Creme Brûlée I have had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was amazing.
    Msipos
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Steaks were cut and prepared perfect. The side selection was not your typical veg and potatoe, very interesting and tasted great!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend Get Away with My Wife
    GreatSteak
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We we're traveling back from Washington, D.C. and spent the night in the Norfolk, VA area. We had a very romantic dinner, great food, great service. I travel quite a bit and eat out regularly. This was one of the best meals I've had in many months. It was an unexpected find. I highly recommend it for others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Restaurant and Staff
    concrete
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We ate for the first time here this past Saturday night. We were served by Charlie. He is a great asset to your business. My son eats there often and recommended River Stone and Charlie. It was a great night, the food was wonderful and we will surely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIVE STAR
    TRAVIS
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I LOVE RIVER STONE CHOPHOUSE. I WOULD RECOMMEND FOR ANY ONE TO COME AND ENJOY THE FOOD AND FEEL OF HOME HERE. THIS WAS MY SECOND TIME GOING AND IT WAS BETTER THAN THE FIRST TIME. I ASKED FOR SPECIAL THINGS TO BE DONE BEFORE I ARRIVED AND IT WAS WAY MORE THAN WHAT I EXPECTED. RIVER STONE CHOPHOUSE MADE IT VERY EASY TO BE ABLE TO PROPOSE TO MY FUTURE WIFE AND TO ENJOY THE MOMENT. THANKS RIVER STONE CHOPHOUSE YOU WILL SURELY BE SEEING ME AGAIN.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    JTYar
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is the 5th time I have eaten at River Stone and the food and service is always of the highest quality. Although, I am going to miss their chopped salad, since they have taken it off their menu. Their raw bar and steaks keep me coming back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    bi1rd
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Meal wasn't that outstanding for the price. Way overpriced!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hats off to River Stone Chophouse
    Leadtheway
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Occasion was for a romantic birthday celebration. As customary, we were warmly greeted and escorted to our reserved table. Dining room ambience sets this restaurant apart. Very fresh shrimp cocktail, among best I've ever had. Crab dip appetizer was hot with large chunks of crab meat. Bib lettuce salad, which we've had in the past, remains our favorite and a gem on the menu. Service was attentive and professional. Waiter brought my wife a small gelatto cake w/ a lit candle to acknowledge her birthday. Nice touch. A stand out location to hold special events.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The last time I ate at River Stone it was great! This time I was so disappointed. The soup was lukewarm; the bread was bland. Even though our service was excellent, the crab cakes were not as good as last time. They had more filler and much less crab. I was so sad because I had taken someone there for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • World-class food!
    Scott
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I have been fortunate enough to eat at some the top restaurants in the world during my travels. The food at River Stone gives no ground to those chefs! Put this restaurant on your " must experience" list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Awesome food, awesome service. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Drychicken
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service and the atmosphere was outstanding. The food didn't match the service or the atmosphere. I was told that the food and the service was great. We had the roasted chicken, and we both agreed that it was dry. We would come back, but I wI'll not get the chicken
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for special occasions
    L8rG8r
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was hoping for a little more for the money. For that kind of money I want to be blown away. Everything was excellent but just a little off. They set the bar very high and we felt like they just didn't quite meet it. Of course, when you shoot for the stars, even falling a bit short is an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Second trip here, did not disappoint. Awesome place to take a special someone!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I attended this restaurant for our 20th anniversary we are really looking forward to it. The service was great and the ambience was excellent but the food was just average almost below average for the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very expensive experience and the quality of the food was not as expected. Very professional setting and respectful audience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice
    VT93
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went on the recommendation of a neighbor for my wife's birthday. It was worth the half-hour drive. I had the Jambalaya and my wife the colossal shrimp. Both were good, especially the grilled shrimp. Great wine list and good selection of craft beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Luvmygirl
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed dinner. Took my daughter for her birthday and was impressed with the warmth of the staff. The food was amazing as well. I had the grilled salmon and I have never had such a perfectly cooked piece of salmon. Delicious in flavor, perfect size and done just right. Would recommend River Stone to anyone and already have!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced and over rated
    Bob2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very noisy. Service was slow and inattentive. Rolls looked and tasted like they'd come from Food Lion. "Butter" tasted more like margarine. Overall food quality was excellent, but inattention to details and high prices ($38 for five scallops?) preclude a higher rating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice But Pricey
    BobKat01
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a gift card and it was a special occasion so we decided to give the venue a try. Great service & good steaks. With an appetizer (calamari), a garden variety bottle of wine, 2 entrees, ala carte vegetables and a shared dessert, the dinner rang it at $300 for the 2 of us. On the way home, we remarked that no occasion is THAT special and no steak is THAT good. Glad we went, won't be back though unless we hit the lottery.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The place for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our third visit to River Stone Chophouse and we come here to celebrate special occasions like our wedding anniversary or Mother's Day. The service is always top notch. Its nice to even have management walk around to ask how things are! The food is ALWAYS good and enjoyable from the appetizer to dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went to Riverstone with high expectations, but unfortunately our experience fell a little flat. Don't get me wrong, it's a gem of a resteraunt tucked away in Suffolk, with an ambiance to rival the fanciest of venues. But that's where it stops. Our server seemed to be new, and that's not that big of an issue normally. But in a place of this caliber I would expect someone new to continue to shadow a more experienced server until they were ready. Ours was very inattentive (the place was empty), she seemed confused about the specials, and she had limited knowledge of the wine list. My steak was on par with what I could've ordered at Outback. Nothing to really write home about. The lobster was overcooked as well. Ruth's Chris is better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Night Out
    onthelookout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The entire experience was wonderful. The staff was very attentive, provided excellent recommendations to assist in our choices and the food was exceptional. The manager, Ken, was very personable and ensured that our experience met with our expectations: creating a very warm, inviting environment. We will most definitely be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    mbw1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food...the steaks i.e. Filet Mignon, were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take your wallet
    Katmue
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although the steaks were good they are very overpriced. I was surprised at how much higher the prices are from just a year ago. With that said the food is delicious and plentiful. Service was good and not too overbearing. Dessert portions were on the larger size which is unusual. Will go back again for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab time -thank you;)
    AEPdinee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Absolutely fabulous service--food was eclectic and flavorful. Cocktails were just as enjoyable. Since our first and only visit was unfortunately unfavorable (to give credit -upon your initial opening)it was a breath of fresh air to experience the venue in another fashion. We couldn't have chosen a better venue to enjoy that evening. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    Joerock1988
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my first time there and my wife and I enjoyed the food, and the wait staff awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Although I live very close to the River Stone Chophouse, for some reason, I had never the opportunity to dine there. The food, service and the atmosphere lived up to what I had previously heard about this place. The restaurant was very spacious and the chairs were very comfortable. I requested a location away from the center to avoid servers constantly walking closely pass me from one table to next carrying large trays of food. However, that was not a problem. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the squash casserole was absolutely delicious. I look forward to the next opportunity to dine there a try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JAYC
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent dinner! The food was well prepared and the service was OUTSTANDING! Asked for special order to change the way a dish was prepared for dietary needs, and the request was happily met. The wait staff was amazing and provided excellent advice on the menu. Although expensive, it is worth the money and is an excellent location for a special occassion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very close, but no box of cigars
    EssenZie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and drinks here are top-notch. It would have been an excellent experience all-around if we hadn't had to wait so long: to be seated, acknowledged by anyone when we were seated, served more promptly, offered the opportunity to have dessert, and wished a happy anniversary (we cited this special occasion on our reservation through Open Table). The place is crazy-busy but that should not be an excuse for dropping the ball. We'd try it again, perhaps on a week-day when it might not be so busy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous night
    NYgirlVAworld
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We tried this restaurant for the first time and it exceeded our expectations. Our wait staff was awesome, food was amazing, and it was just a great night! We will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit was as good as first..
    KPReatsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is the second time we've been to the River Stone Chophouse. Just like the first time, the service was great and the food delicious. We both ordered the filet medium rare and it was cooked perfectly. The salads are big enough to share, as are the sides. We both went home with enough to enjoy another meal. This place is a gem - it is lively, the staff is great, and the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    AuroraLeigh
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    River Stone Chophouse is the place we love to share with a few friends or go for our own quieter dining pleasure in the dining room. We also enjoy the bar on occasion when we just want to stop in. Either way the staff is always wonderful and has a way of making you feel as if you belong. The food and drinks are always excellent...truly a place where you can depend on that no matter what the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest dining in Suffolk
    docgmVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We've dined at River Stone several times over the last few years. They have maintained their high quality in food and service. They have added some creative new appetizers since our last visit. Our server, Rizzo, was exceptionally knowledgable about menu offerings and wine pairings. The chef prepared the meat selections to perfection. My wife wished, however, that the Colorado Lamb Chops came more seasoned than they did and she found the pickled vegetables a bit overwhelming with the lamb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to dine.
    Great
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere except the music was offensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    Forty
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Took my wife there for her birthday. The food quality was spectacular. Had a dry-aged ribeye that was like I'd never had a ribeye before. The service was perfect (thanks Dave). I happen to mention we were there for the Mrs. Birthday, when we got our dessert, a delicious chocolate and vanilla creme brulee duo, they had a couple of candles for the birthday girl. There was smooth Jazz playing in the background at just the right volume so I could actually hear what was playing while enjoying a pleasant conversation. Overall, the perfect place for a magical evening with a special someone. Oh, menu ain't limited to the online menu. There seems to be daily extras. We were lucky to have to salmon ceviche. So yummy!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for special occasions
    earl
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Few as good BUT very very expensive! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gods but pricey
    DeeSing
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good service, good food but expensive. Not recommended for kids or everyday outing. The decor is beautiful and my husband and I really enjoyed our meals but I would only good here for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet