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River Stone Chophouse
River Stone Chophouse

River Stone Chophouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.riverstonechophouse.com
  • Phone: (757) 638-7990
  • 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: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: ~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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was my first time there and my wife and I enjoyed the food, and the wait staff awesome."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great food, service and atmosphere except the music was offensive."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Few as good BUT very very expensive! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I can not say anything negative. Dave, our waiter, was terrific. The food was divine. The establishment was nicely decorated. We highly recommend this restaurant. GO FOR THE RIB EYE if you eat meat. GO FOR THE scallops if you eat fish."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our server Charlie discusses with us the menu options and the cuts of meat available to make our selection process much easier. His recommendations where excellent as we settled on the Lobster Stew, then dual New York Strip Steak Oscar with crab meat. My steak was alongside seared scallops the other with a lump crab cake. The dessert was made on site by the very own pastry chef and was excellent. I recommend a stop or several."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As a first timer, the River Stone Chophouse was an excellent experience. Having checked out the menu on the website and finding it to be fairly pricey, I was a little apprehensive, but after having dined, it was worth every dollar spent. The portions were ample, the service top-notch, and the attention of management was evident; a manager visited our table at least twice that I recall, just to check on things. I would definitely make a return visit."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I would like to say my visit was absolutely outstanding. I would come back each weekend just to enjoy the environment. Service was great ad the overall staff was outstanding. would recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went here on the advice of the hotel staff. Excellent choice!! Waiter was outstanding in his knowledge of the menu. Food was excellent, steaks were prepared to perfection!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I went to River Stone Chophouse for the first time for our anniversary dinner and it was wonderful. Everyone who came to the table said Happy Anniversary and they went above and beyond to help make our night very special! At the end of the meal when our check and card were returned, the server asked how to pronounce our last name and thanked us by name. It was nice that he asked how to pronounce it instead of butchering it like many do. I highly recommend for special events or just because you're in the mood to treat yourself!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I must say the restaurant has impeccable decor. The entire facility is modern yet elegant and almost woodsy. You feel you are in a luxurious place without it being stuffy. The drink and wine list boasts many selections. The wait staff is well educated on the menu and makes you feel comfortable and at home. You are not neglected ever. My disappointment lies in the steak. The salads were superb. The homeade bread was delicious. The drinks were execellent. The main course? Disappointing. I ordered a filet ($35) cooked medium. When I received my steak, half of it was overcooked and to my further disappointment, the reason why. Why? They butterfly the steak. If you order a steak make sure it is whole. If you want it medium or less."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing restaurant, perfect in every aspect. Phenomenal!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service was superb! The level of attention by our Server, Dave was top notch! He was able to provide us with details on the menu that went above the normal level of service. The manager and staff made us feel important. Thank you very much for the great evening and fantastic meal!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great ambiance, great wine! Beautiful evening. We stopped in on the evening of the 4th of July. The steaks were perfect, the mixed berry salad was fresh, the calamari and sirloin bites appetizers were proportioned just right and the wine list was amazing. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. A perfect dinner with impeccable service!!! We will return, again!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We made reservations and our table was ready in just a few minutes.....water was served just after seating...were told our server would be with us in just a moment. Can't remember our waiter's name was he was excellent from beginning to end. Explain the menu and the daily specials. My husband had the signature Ribeye and it was cooked just the way he wanted it....I ordered the filet and it was cook just the way I liked it. My husband also ordered the creamed spinash with bacon and it was wonderful. we were full and did not have dessert but the selection looked good. We would recommend to others!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Although staff was exceedingly friendly, it appears that they were spread too thin."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Very nice place for an anniversary dinner....we had a very nice meal and the waiter was very nice."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary meal at the chophouse. The wait staff was wonderful and the food was cooked to perfection. I would reccomend the chophouse to anyone."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "A very nice casual atmosphere with a upscale twist. A very nice special occasion for those looking for something different and memorable. Food is delicious!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "From the shrimp ceviche, to the Caesar salad, to the peach and berry cobbler, everything was well prepared, and subtly seasoned, allowing the natural flavors to shine. There are beers, and wines, at various price points, to accommodate any taste. The steaks were exceptional, particularly the dry aged bone- in ribeye. Combine all that with outstanding service, and steakhouse elegance, and you have a special meal."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "As expected, very good food and atmosphere. Wait staff were very good and were knowledgeable about menu items. Will be back in the near future."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband had the perfect birthday dinner and the entire party loved it!! Our server "J" she was perfect and informative and very patient."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went for the first time for our anniversary. Staff made us feel welcome and special. Great service and by that I mean they were there, very fruendly, available and knowledgeable but not sitting with us as wait staff in high end restaurants sometimes can. Food was served with great timing. Hate when courses are served right before or even right after you finish one. Let me enjoy what I ate and my company. These guys were right on time. Oh yeah - Food was very good as well. Filet was cooked perfectly and very mildly seasoned to allow the beef to stand on its own. Baked spud was steaming with wonderful toppings. Salmon could have used a bit more seasoning. Dessert was good, drinks were great."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My husband and I have never had a bad experience or meal at Riverstone chophouse – highly recommend it! We will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "They could not get our steak cooked right. They didn't charge is for it because of that. The shrimp were really huge with a very thick breading on them that wasn't good. The macaroni was hideous, very dry and bland"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Fantastic experience, great food, attentive staff, wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "nI had guests from Rochester, NY and I always try to take them someplace different. Last year we dined at the Vintage Tavern and I had a fantastic experience and River Stone was equally fantastic this time. The man in our group had the signature dry aged rib steak and he had no complaints. I managed to share my filet with another and had the opportunity to taste her scallops with risotto and it was great. I definitley want to go back for just the bar food sometime and make a meal of that. I am so happy to have dined there and look forward to the next time. P.S. the general manager took the time to talk with us and also gave us the opportunity to ask questions. We thought he was an asset to River Stone. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were greeted so graciously also everyone made us feel special...."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed an absolutely fantastic dinner for our date night. The food was flawless and the service was extremely impressive."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great spot for special occasions . Superb service! Little pricey, expect to spend $100 + for two . Good Food."
    Dined on 5/16/2014