The Chop House - Charleston
The Chop House - Charleston

The Chop House - Charleston

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thechophouserestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (304) 344-3954
  • 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, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sink into the luxury of the private glass room at The Chop House in Charleston, with seating for up to 20 it is the perfect place to host a business dinner, wedding rehearsal dinner or birthday celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Kirby 888-456-3463

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Chop House - Charleston
Lovers of life's finer pleasures make The Chop House in Charleston Town Center a frequent destination. It is a dining experience of exceptional refinement & refreshment. Offering the stars of the American chop house tradition, USDA Prime Beef, classic Veal Chop, Roasted Rack of Venison, luscious Colorado Rib Lamb Chop, , Fresh Lobster, Ports, Cognac, Single Malt Scotch, Fine Hand Rolled Cigars & more, all served with distinctive style in a strong, luxurious setting of comfortable leather & beautiful wood. click here for special events and promotions information http://msventures.com/thechophouse_web/pages/chop_char.html
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Chop House - Charleston reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)romantic (17)notable wine list (13)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • celebrating 30 year anniversary
    Nana
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our dinner was fabulous. The service was impeccable. One of my favorite restaurants. We will definitely return and very soon. The food was delicious as well as the wine. And, the food portions were quite large. Enjoyed the evening from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chop House Charleston, WV
    Foodienut
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Wow! That best describes the food and service there. My wife and I have been there about a dozen times and each time is perfection. We have gone just for drinks or just for dinner and we also went for our anniversary (which was made very special by the server and chef. It is a bit pricey, but you definetly get what you pay for. Best steak in WV!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as usual
    jailletc
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everything was as we expected it be. The food and services were impeccable. The only complaint was that it seemed that most of the diners were all put into the same area, making it seem a little crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We traveled into the Charleston, WV area from various parts of the country for a business planning dinner regarding a meeting the next day with an important customer of my company. Your location was set-up for us by a local associate and we couldn't have enjoyed ourselves any better. We were very surprised to find this type of food, service and atmosphere in a city of this size and in this region. It has given my associates and I a totally different view of West Virginia than we had before our dining here. Thank you for such a comfortable evening which made our brief visit so enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Donald
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Ross, our waiter, was very accomodating to our needs without being cloying. His courtesy greatly enhanced the enjoyment of the evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for client entertaining
    Proud2bWV
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our clients loved the food and dining entire dining experience. Lovely setting and atmosphere and our waitress was extremely personable and entertaining. Conveniently located near hotels and shopping. Personally dine here for special occasions. A real asset for Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive, but worth it!
    wyn929
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    You get what you pay for at the chop house. Service was excellent, food was even better. The staff was very friendly and patient. Definitely a special occasion kind of place - not for every day dining. Not very family friendly either, but it's a great place for a romantic dinner. This place is the formal, traditional dining experience with a modern twist. Definitely will recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Kalex
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were celebrating my wife's birthday. The table near us was excessively loud and noisey. We enjoyed the food and our server was very attentive. We located the Chop House through the internet by serching for "fine dining". We were not prepared for the atmosphere we found.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Lauren2626
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always a great meal! The service is great as well. If you haven't tried The Chop House, you must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just okay....
    Sarah
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I would have to say for West Virginia this is a nice restaurant. I have dined at numerous upscale restaurants in other states and have been more pleased than I was at the Chop House and Tidewater. Just a little advice to help make this a better experience for others: 1- If you are going to say you're an "upscale" restaurant, please provide dark linens for people wearing dark trousers. It is a MUST; 2- It should not take 20+ minutes to get water on your table- and when pouring, please use a napkin to avoid splashing water drops on my face; and 3- Please hire someone who is welcoming to seat you at your table instead of someone who seems as though it pains her to even interact with humans. I hope to see an improvement if I should return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful
    justalan
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A very nice dining experience. Wonderful wait staff and food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and good food
    Todd91714
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have dined at the Chop House 5 or 6 times & the staff just makes you feel welcome and at home. The service is great, menu is designed with ample choices to please even the pickiest of taste buds!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    DonnaB
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The menu choices were wonderful, and our waiter did a great job in providing information as well as service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    Andrew
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As always my fiance and I received wonderful service and great food. The service was prompt and the food was delivered quickly and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    hammbone
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service was amazing. My steak was cooked perfectly. Definitely a great place to take your spouse for their birthday, your whole meal is half off great deal. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and great time
    willgothereagain
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was a very nice dining experience. Early in the day, I quickly and easily booked a 7:30 pm, 2 person reservation online. It was my wife's birthday and she had mentioned the Chop House before. We arrived and was seated immediatly to a quiet table in the back. Our waiter Ross, did an excellent job. The seared tuna and filet mignon was perfect and they display a nice wine listing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston gem
    RockstarAlchemist
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Second time eating here. Excellent food and amazing service. Exactly what you'd expect from a high end chop house.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasure .... Yet again
    TinaRN
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Wonderful place for a celebratory dinner! Perfect food, service and the best Creme Brûlée ever! Thomas is the best waiter we've ever had there. Great job!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Tretre
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place is a lot of hype I think. For what we paid the food wasn't worth it. My steak was rare ordered it medium well. When I did get Mt steak back it had mashed potatoes on the plate that we did not order. The place is so loud you can barely have a conversation. I have been to better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    Adequacy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    More pricey than notable. Too many other restaurants in our area that provide a better experience at a more reasonable price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 316 reviews are from the The Chop House - Charleston reviews archive.
  • Predictably great experience
    BrianAllison
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Every time we dine at the Chop House it is a fine dining experience. This was no different. Even though the restaurant was slowed by vacation season the food was fresh and the service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Beau
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I went to the Chop House last night for our anniversary. I have been here a few times now and am always impressed with the food and service. They really go above and beyond what is expected. I asked the server a trivial question about a champagne, next thing I know the manager has called their distribution center and found out the answer for me. It also goes without saying that the meal was perfect. 5/5
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    MitchVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fine Dining at it's best. One of the top three restaurants in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magua91VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Although the food was outstanding, we were especially impressed with the service provided by Teddy (our head waiter) and his team. This went above and beyond expectations - dishes were served in unison (everyone received their "hot" plate at exactly same time), places cleared promptly with no intrusion, suggestions offered, and my teenage children received uniquely flavored drinks made by bar staff (Crystal) - just a few examples. We were impressed and would highly recommend families dine here for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ray
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything was great, especially our waiter. It's a special occasion place for us. Birthday/Father's Day combo. I'll be back for my birthday in Nov probably.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class Service
    JoeP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    You will never be disappointed by the level of service you receive from the staff at the Charleston WV Chop House.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Happiness
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The kids and I took my husband to dinner for his birthday. It was our first time at The Chop House and the first time for the kids to experience finer dining. When the kids were handed IPads to view the menu from I knew the evening would be exciting for them. Our waiter was fantastic. The food was outstanding. The portions were generous and everything was cooked to perfection. We could not have asked for a better dining experience on this occasion. We will definitely be recommending The Chop House to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Doesn't Match the Price
    ElricofMelnibone
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had lamb chops and my wife had beef wellington, both very tender and flavorful. The house salad is basically a bowl of lettuce (1 slice of tomato & 1 slice of boiled egg). I could let that pass but a lot of the lettuce was so bitter I couldn't finish it. The french onion soup and calamari appetizer were passable but the calamari was a little greasy. The creme brulee was delicious but the sugar went beyond caramelization to burnt. I had several bites that left a bitter burnt taste in my mouth. Our final bill for 2 people was nearly $200.00 with tip and we drank only water. The staff gatherd near out table to chat - annoying. We had to enter through a cloud of cigarette smoke as the valet was chatting with his smoking friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chop House a good bet in Wv
    wolvie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant with one caveat: do not order the venison. It was perfectly tender and prepared- it just did not taste like venison. I suspect this has to do with being from New Zealand- as the lamb i used to buy that was produced there had also had any trace of original flavor bred out of it. Stick with their steak and seafood and you can not go wrong. The wine list had some great bottles at reasonable prices too- which really made the whole experience worth it. Our server was Bryant- and he is very knowledgeable and fun. Manages to be there when you need him but not over your shoulder all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This was a bit of a let down. The food was really mediocre for the price. Our salad was literally a pile of lettuce with barely any flavor to the dressing. For scratch made sauces, they were not flavorful or interesting in any way. We were really looking forward to trying it but wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday treat
    Motorhead
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellent food and service with a smile. A little pricey, but they comp your meal on birthdays. Nice quiet, romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining!
    Onthego
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Again the Chop House provides exceptional dining in Charleston. From the moment you are treated at the door, you know there is well trained, professional staff at ever position. Service is attentive without intrusive. The wine list well thought out and the food as perfect as you could ever want. Between steaks, veal and seafood, exceptional at every spot. The sides, soups, salads - were all equally good. Fantastic job yet again by Tim and his team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jerry
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Ambiance and service were outstanding. My bone-in strip steak was grisly and difficult to not only chew but to cut. I have eaten here several times and hope this steak was an anomaly. Previous experiences were awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Professionalism
    AmyL
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We arrived very late and the waitress never made us feel rushed. The food was perfect as always. Charleston is lucky to have The Chop House.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    No complaints about the food or service. I made note with my reservation that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. I don't know why I was asked to state that because nothing was said or done to make it special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    amazing
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    It was perfect! I would recommend this to anyone I meet.It was great for prom night. We will eat here ever year. It really was amazing! It was well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Davenports
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    The Chop House was a very nice evening. Great Service, delicious food!... Will go back again. Must try the Grilled Romaine Salad fresh crispy light vinaigrette dressing. Steaks were cooked to perfection There is no better Oscar, the lump crabmeat is huge and very fresh. Be sure to try the cream corn!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    Willbeback
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Wonderful service. Very good food. Nice ambiance. Expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The staff was great, from the beginning to end. The lady that seated us was very friendly and helpful. Our waitress was extra special, she explained the menu and each coarse was brought out in a timely manner and our glasses were never empty. The service was the best part of this restaurant. The food was good, but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great experience!
    Happykathy
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Once again, a great dining experience. We had the wonderful fortune of having Bryant to attend to us once again. He is top notch, and his recommendations are always spot on! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate