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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food was exceptional. I know it's far away for some, but it is definitely worth the drive. "
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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
  • "Service is excellent, wonderful patio! House made focaccia is soo good!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My husband didn't get a military discount even though we pointed that out & my husband and I were celebrating his promotion. The Blueberry dessert was Awful & so was the squash & zucchini casserole!!!!!!! Ugh!!! But the pineapple bread pudding was awesome :-) The steaks were Amazing!!!!! I'll be back and I'll know exactly what to order."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My wife was duly impressed and appreciative to have dinner in your restaurant. We are new to the area and the Chophouse came highly recommended as a place for special occasions. It did not disappoint us. Your staff was very attentive, yet low key and helped make it a special evening."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The first time I had ever attended Riverstone Chophouse was with my boyfriend for our senior prom. It was a surprise since every time we drove by, I always thought the restaurant looked super neat from the outside. Everything was perfect. The music, the service, and the food is to die for. Recently I brought my boyfriend to the chophouse for his birthday and we had a lot of fun together and everything was once again perfect. Great customer service :)"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This place is amazing. From the minute I walked in until I got my tab it was a stupendous experience. Me and wife will be regulars and I will recommend this place to any and everybody who wants a disneyworldesque experience in the food world. Good job guys!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The steaks are excellent, the service is very good. The overall experience is disappointing because of the location. For these prices the restaurant needs to be on the water."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "a bit of a trip for us but one of those places that is great for a special occasion on meeting with good friends"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "For what my husband and I paid I expected a little more food. I lost track of what our waiter was telling us about the menu/specials because the list was so long. It was a nice place to try but won't be back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were looking for a nice restaurant for our family for Easter Brunch. River Stone Chophouse was perfect. There were lots of selections so my 11 and 13 year old sons were happy and I had a delicious mimosa so I was happy. The service was amazing and the food was great."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I recently decided to dine at the ChopHouse with my wife in celebration of our 30th anniversary. While aware of your establishment for several years I never visited for dinner. What a mistake. Everything was five star. The steak was the best I've had in a long time and my wife absolutely loved the Lobster mac and cheese. Our server (I was told she was the senior server) was absolutely a delight and added to the pleasure of our evening. We will definitely be repeat customers."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Heard good things and decided to give it try for our anniversary. 7:00 on a fairly slow Saturday. Kitchen was really slow, meal took 2.5 hrs. For the price you pa, $40+, per plate you expect exceptional food, ours was average, and service at a comfortable pace, waitress was good, kitchen was slow. There were only 4 or 5 tables of other people."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "very professional, the ambiance was neat, sober but pleasant. Their choice of meat is great and the way it is presented is original. Their sides are not usual and tasty."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Consistency is the name of the game at Riverstone Chophouse… My husband and I always receive excellent service, and delicious food paired with amazing wine! If you have a question about something on the menu or would like an alternative preparation they are always eager to please… we always request Charlie to take care of us, and he makes sure that we leave fully satisfied and anxious to come back to try something new the next time!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First of all, our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Unfortunately we were seated near the computer where the servers congregate to enter orders and discuss the guests. I heard plenty of complaints about small tips and even a debate on which type of doctor is the hottest. I had the New York which was backyard grill material at best. My wife had the shrimp which she said was very good. This restaurant is run by the same people as Vintage Tavern but VT is so much better."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was my first time attending the restaurant, but I loved every bit of what it had to offer. The service, perfect! The food, perfect! I will be coming back again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Keeps getting better--Food quality was absolutely superb"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Thought I'd try the House Special, the 22oz aged ribeye. Although it was cooked to a perfect medium-rare, the flavor and texture just wasn't up to par for a steak dry aged for 20 days with a $47 price tag."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have eaten better shrimp, I felt as though they where over cooked. The Gelato served was just ice cream, to say the least I was very disappointed. I have eaten there before and very impressed, not this time. Sorry"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I brought my boyfriend here for a nice romantic night out & this place couldn't have been more perfect. Hope was our waitress and she was FANTASTIC. She was extremely knowledgeable of the items on the dining menu and wine list. She made us feel very welcome and was eager to answer any questions we had. We ordered a bottle of the Neyers Chardonnay (definitely recommended) and our food was prepared perfectly. We will most definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We dined at River Stone Chophouse on 6 March 2014 and had a delightful experience! We started with a half dozen of raw Blue Points, which are served with the usual accoutrements and water crackers. My entree consisted of crab cakes, which were delicious and had no fillers, but I was not a fan of the mustard tartar sauce (too sharp). Smashed potatoes were wonderful and buttery (the a la carte side portions are large). Order the flourless torte dish for dessert, which is like 3 desserts in one (torte, gelato, and mousse). Requests for specific seating are sometimes accommodated - I recommend the center pod seating facing the fireplace if you are out for a special night. Thank you River Stone Chophouse!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014