The Chop House - Ann Arbor
The Chop House - Ann Arbor

The Chop House - Ann Arbor

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thechophouserestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7346698826
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: View our on line private party brochure at www.thechophouserestaurant.com/media/ChopAABanquetPackageWeb.pdf
  • Private Party Contact: Sue Burke 888-456-3463

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Liberty and William
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available directly behind the restaurant in a paid lot, across the street in a parking structure or street meter parking available.
A word from The Chop House - Ann Arbor
Prepare to be pampered at The Chop House! Savor exceptional cuts of USDA Prime beef that are the perfect combination of flavor and tenderness. Delight in the finest and freshest top-catch fish and premium seafood. Experience our extraordinary service and our extensive premium wine selection. After dinner pleasures include the cigar lounge, or gourmet desserts at La Dolce Vita, prepared fresh daily. Indulge in the ambrosial delights of La Dolce Vita: gourmet desserts and premium liquors. For the cigar aficionado, enjoy our hand-rolled cigars from our humidor’s extensive collection. Treat yourself to the finer pleasures with consummately satisfying dining at The Chop House. For more information, visit us at www.TheChopHouseAnnArbor.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Chop House - Ann Arbor reviews from OpenTable diners
177 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (157)romantic (108)notable wine list (71)fit for foodies (68)neighborhood gem (30)vibrant bar scene (18)good for groups (13)hot spot (11)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Amazing service and food!!
    Jeff17
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our waiter was great and the staff was super friendly!! Was our 1yr anniversary and the staff made us feel our special night was well spent. Great nite will be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goblue1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service top notch I would say entrees are about $20 over priced considering all sides are priced separate
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our best friends traveled from Chicago to celebrate his birthday here in Ann Arbor. We brought them to the Chop House and had a wonderful experience. We started with drinks at the bar, and since it was Happy Hour, they were only $5!!! We had a lovely table with Sheldon as our server. He did an exceptional job and we were all very pleased in all aspects of our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful venue overpriced food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Disappointing overall. But for lobster bisque go to capital grill.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding birthday dinner
    Corwin
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife and I went and had a fantastic time. The food was spectacular, and the service was perfect. Our server was just the right amount of "familiar" and friendly without crossing the line into overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saint1943
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service at the Chop House is excellent. The wait staff is the best we have seen
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant in Ann Arbor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Was looking for a special place to dine and the general consensus was that The Chop House was the place to go in Ann Arbor. The menu was pricey (as expected) and we decided to order the flier mignon and the lamb chop. For starters we ordered a house salad and a wedge salad, which were both tasty but the portions were significantly larger than what you get in NYC for example. The main dishes were excellent, particularly the fliet mignon, and the lamb while good, was not outstanding. The wine list was extensive and we chose a good pinot noir. Finally we shared a creme brulee for dessert. Overall it was an unexpectedly good meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed me once again
    Hope
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    From the reservation to the check, I was impressed. The level of service is outstanding, food top notch, and atmosphere old world charm. We have eaten here numerous times, and they have managed to maintain their standards at a very high level. Crab cakes were a big hit at our table, followed by the ceasar salads. Entrees consisted of venison, lamb, and an assortment of beef cuts, all were received with great reviews. Make sure you leave room for desert, our spoons and forks were flying around the table with delight. Once again well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classy
    Foodcritic
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Best service of any restaurant I have ever been too. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect, I didn't want to leave. I loved the classy-ness of the restaurant and the cleanliness of it. I didn't know that sides were extra with the meal but that was ok. It was the perfect evening with very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    Kayla
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You really can't beat The Chop House on your birthday, the 50% discount for two is awesome. While most of the other Main St restaurants will honor a similar discount, if you are in the mood for steaks there really isn't a better place to be. I was initially worried about the seating, but we ended up getting seated in a booth -which was perfect. It's not nearly as crowded as I was lead to believe. The portions are surprisingly huge, too! Overall A+ work, they made my boyfriends day even more special and that's all I really cared about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Salty Does Not Win The Day
    Peanut
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had dinner on both Friday 8-29 and Sunday 8-31. As always the service was great, but the meal on Friday was overly salty. We will take that as an exception as we have been to The Chop House many, many, many times and they have always been one of our favorite restaurants providing a first rate meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Birthday Celebrations
    AADiner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Had an excellent meal to celebrate another birthday. The steak was outstanding. The appetizers and sides also very good. Liked the baked sweet potato with the maple butter especially. Service was very good - wait staff gave us time but was there when we needed them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A little noisy but the food was very good. Way too big of portions. Next time would order one salad and entree and share.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Joan17
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Yummy steaks! Fabulous mac and cheese. Great service. Only drawback - too loud!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good birthday dinner special
    Vanh003
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    You should definitely go for your birthday because you get the birthday special which is 1/2 your bill (1-2 people). Me and the beau had his birthday dinner here. We first ordered the sea scallops which were probably the best thing about the meal. I got the filet which was a little dry. And the bf got the porterhouse which was a little bit rarer than we asked. We got 2 sides and they were the asparagus an garlic mash potatos which paired great with the meat. We ended the night with the chocolate decadence which was delicious but the gelato that came with it was a bit melted before it came to the table (disappointing). But all in all good meal and good service. I would wait for a bday. Don't think I would pay full price for the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    JGeatout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was expensive but portions were large, food was outstanding, and service was excellent. Expect to pay at least $150 for two people. The steak will have us thinking about it for a long time. The grilled asparagus was very good and cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Rick690
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We celebrated our 49th anniversary at the Chop House and were happy that we had chosen this restaurant for the occasion. The steak was the best that I have eaten in years and done perfectly. My wife's pork chop (2) were just as good. Portions were large on the sides, one order is plenty for two adults or age. Service was outstanding. Not the cheapest place to go in Ann Arbor but well worth overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating is a mess
    Mark17
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food is wonderful, which is why we came back. On previous visits, though, we had been seated by the window, which is why this issue went unnoticed. Through the body of the restaurant they have tables for two against the wall separated by roughly 20 inches from tables for four. When we sat down, then, it felt like we had an audience. It was somewhat amusing listening to the first-date conversation of the foursome next to us but for us on a romantic date, we was very disappointed. Especially given the price point of this restaurant, are you telling me they could not at least stagger those tables?? My wife doesn't want to go back, now. I would be sorry to lose this crown jewel of a restaurant from our dining circuit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in town
    EjboleVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It's been around for a while but it remains my favorite. I love meeting friends after work for drinks and appetizers. The atmosphere is relaxing, wait staff are friendly and helpful. The food is superb, especially steak, sea bass, au potatoes and sweet and spicy calamari.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mr. Schultz
    davids378
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We walk by the Chop House on our way to football games and have always thought that when we have time we would make a trip to Downtown Ann Arbor for dinner. We did just that this summer and was not disappointed with the Chop House.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Steakhouse
    KenP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Have been to many Steakhouse's around the US and for me Ann Arbor Chop House can stand with the best. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chops
    Thyminator
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Chop House is an Ann Arbor institution, especially on special occasions. The steaks are second to none. The wedge salad and grilled romaine salad are large enough to be shared, but why? Enjoy every bite. The steaks are cooked as ordered and are flavorful .. No need for extra sauces, etc. The only downside was the night's fish special (halibut) was good, but not great. Side portions are large enough to be shared if ordered, and the s'mores dessert was divine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Experience.
    askimastor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Brought the hubby here for his birthday and had a great time. The Menu is well varied and the tablets are a different touch to normal dining. I was a little disappointed being sat all the way in the back near the kitchen, when i had made a reservation in advance, but it did not ruin the night. I would have liked a little more light, though i was able to see everything clearly. The staff stopped by the table a bit too often. The meals were great, and cannot be beat when coming for a birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced, underwhelmed
    AAFoodie1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I found my recent dinner overpriced and underwhelming. My date's steak was not a premium cut and had clearly been allowed to rest for too long -- it was not cooked beyond the rare temp that was ordered and it was somewhat cold. Likewise, my ahi tuna was a mediocre cut of fish. On the plus side, everything was well-seasoned and very tasty. The food was good but not worth the very high price. Also, the tables are closely packed together--it brought the ambience down a bit. For the price, I think you could get far better food elsewhere in Ann Arbor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Zeke
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Would make my top ten list and that's saying something about a restaurant in Ann Arbor when you're a Buckeye fan.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    Bocafan
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Way beyond expectations! Great food, impecable service and awesome atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service - Great Steak
    GoBlue
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our server was wonderful and very attentive. We loved how all our dishes came to the table at the same time - and were placed in front of us at the same time. It was a very unique experience. We were celebrating my son's beginning of his first year of medical school - following his white coat ceremony. Although we didn't order a special desert - our server brought a plate with "congratulations" written across it in chocolate syrup- with a strawberry and whipped cream. It was a nice touch. We were also notified that our first round of drinks would be on the house - as our steaks were taking to long to come out of the kitchen. We weren't even aware of the time. It was nice to know they were looking out for us
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Destination Restaurant
    A2Diner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The Chop House, and its adjoining bar La Dolce Vita, is probably the best in Ann Arbor, and A2 is filled with great restaurants. A great steakhouse, but excellent fish and fowl fare as well. If you go away hungry, it is your own fault. Service is impeccable. The bartenders make a great drink. Definitely a destination restaurant that all should visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It would have been great...
    EnVinoVeritas
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    ...Except for the wagu steak. We have come in several times and I order the fillet and my bf orders the wagu. I'm usually jealous. Not this time. Over cooked and over charred. All you could taste was the char. But it's usually delicious. Definite let down. Everything else was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Event
    Birthday
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It was a great place to celebrate my birthday and I loved the cigar bar area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, a bit expensive
    lowexpectations
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were in town for the Ann Arbor Street fair and it also happened to be our 10th wedding anniversary we did something out of the ordinary and went out for dinner. The food was good, nothing spectacular. The bread was cold and the butter was even more so, making it very difficult to put butter on the bread except in little clumps. The steaks were cooked as ordered, but somewhat bland in flavor. So overall okay experience, probably won't go back...$140 is too much for food quality lower than other steakhouses with much lower prices. My usual thought is "Go in with low expectations, you are harder to disappoint, and easier to impress" I, unfortunately, did not follow my own advice here and was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic
    Jen19
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My significant other and I went here for a nice dining experience and that is what we received. The food was amazing and everyone was pleasant from the server to the hostess to the man who came over to fill the water. It is a bit pricey but they have a great list of wines and even cigars if a person is interested in that. We had an early Saturday reservation, 5:30PM, so it wasn't too busy. The menu is on an iPad, which made it easy to see everything available. We will definitely be returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable experience
    Hngry60601
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Everyone's food was delicious and the service was great. Our waitress brought our cocktails and refills very quickly. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfulservice, mediocre food
    MixedReactions
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    One of our party wanted some soda crackers and a waiter went to another restaurant to get some! The service was amazing! The entrees were quite good, but the sides were cold and the Brussels sprouts wre called lightly braised, but hard as rocks would have been a better description. The creme brûlée was to die for! Prices were high, but the servings were very generous. Probably would not go back. We had brought a cake for our daughters birthday which we did not have them cut. It was supposed to go home with us, but they forgot it and we did not remember until we got to the car! Disappointing!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great meal, always a special venue for a special occasion .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    TheCounselor
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Beginning with the server and throughout the meal, we had a wonderful experience. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic without going overboard. There is an outstanding menu in addition to the specials. Everything was absolutely delicious, from the appetizers (calamari) to the wedge salad to the steaks and seafood.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chop House
    svanderwalde
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We go to the Chop House for special occasions and we absolutely love it. The food it always top notch and the service impeccable. We went for our daughters 22nd birthday and the food was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday dinner
    centuryoakfarm
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We went to the Chop House for the first time and will definitely go back. Our food was great and our server, Lori, was wonderful. She gave us great recommendations and was very attentive to our needs. One of my pet peeves is having to constantly ask for water. Not at the Chop House, my glass was filled constantly without me asking. Our salad, steaks, sides and dessert were all great and we took half of our food home. Several management people stopped by to check on us and you got the feeling they actually cared that you were being taken care of.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    Whitlisle
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday this past Saturday and he loved it! The service was great, he felt special and catered to. Before we even headed downstairs to the cigar lounge the restaurant had already prepared a lounging area of us and the guests that were celebrating with us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    DEEJ
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent service and food. Ambience was excellent and overall service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet