Big Rock Chop House

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American
Formerly Norman's Eton Street Station, Big Rock Chophouse combines the rustic, casual feel of a mountain lodge with the high-energy of a contemporary club, an eclectic mix unlike any other Metro Detroit dining experience. Big Rock Chophouse is the proud recipient of the prestigious American Culinary Federation’s 2014 Achievement of Excellence Award, an honor that was previously awarded to only three other Michigan restaurants before that year. The restaurant's mouthwatering menu bursts with flavorful recipes centered around enormous, hand-cut aged steaks, delicious lamb chops, and the freshest seafood.
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KH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter was Dave and he was great! Took care of me and my mom and we had a great time for her Birthday. Really enjoyed ourselves. If you go ask for Dave.

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big Rock is the absolute best. Great food, great drinks, and great service.

FT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Oysters were skimpy. Service was weak, and I sent back my soup. Steak was ok.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was bad. Super expensive and not that good. We both got chicken Caesar salad and the chicken tasted like it was microwaved. The menu said $7 to add chicken to the salad and we were charged $9 each. It wasn’t even worth $2 it was so bad. Our meal for 2 drinks, two chicken Caesar salads, a cup of soup and calamari was $90. Not even close to worth that much. Very disappointing as it used to be so much better.

d
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dave is an awesome waiter! Event was enjoyable for all parties. Great food and wine recommendation was spot on

NH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good. Food took a bit to get to us. Steak was cool perfect, but my $18 crab topping came out cold. I sent it back and was still charged. I was finished with my steak by the time it was brought out to me.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating my wife's 40th birthday, food was great, best steak I have had in Detroit, server was very attentive and a fun atmosphere. Can't wait to get back.

JH
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent, as is the service. Surprisingly, they have some of the very best steaks in town, and the ribeye au poivre is to die for!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service t the food was AWESOME. We were taken care of as we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was delicious and hot when brought to the table. Our server was soo nice and friendly. I felt like he was part of my family. Please go you will not be disappointed.

LK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Big Rock is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, amazing food and atmosphere!!!

BR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent great food great staff can’t wait to go back again

G
Detroit
100 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic meal and friendly service.

CA
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely the best HH for the selection of food and ambiance.

MV
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our experience! We decided to try the Summer Prix Fixe menu. The salad was really good and fresh. Loved the entree. The waitstaff and hostess were super friendly. Will definitely go back.

KK
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service, and venue. The hostess was super nice, welcoming, and friendly. Music was very, very loud. We were told nothing can be done about it, it's automatic as soon as it turns 9:30pm

SM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress/Server Dorothy was great and informative. The Food was cooked perfectly and seasoned great.

AC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall an outstanding experience! Excellent food and service.

P
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the restaurant it’s self is very beautiful and well layed out. The steaks were delicious and the drinks were good as well.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Messed up my filet twice. Left without eating steak but still paid $150 bill. Highly disappointed in the experience.

RC
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Big Rock!

GK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love dining on the patio that they have.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was unimpressive. This is the 2nd with the same experience. For the price it should be better.

Service was amazing as usual

c
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at this restaurant on vacation. Great Food and Great Service. Also like the option to order 9 oz glass of wine for a few more dollars than the 6 ounce pour.

GC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was ok. Not great, not terrible. We probably wouldn’t go again.

P
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the decor at Big Rock Chop House. The booths make for a comfortable meal and this is a nice place for celebrations. Due to the location in Birmingham, parking isn't great. Either hustle for space on a side street and hoof it or pay 7.00 for valet parking. The food portions are generous. The food we had was tasty. They do have a Hudson's Maurice Salad on the menu. The old top 40 hits music doesn't really add to the ambiance but I get it. Big Rock would like to double as a bar with eats as well as a fine dining steak house. It kind of works and it kind of doesn't. We enjoyed our meal. I'd recommend the restaurant to others. And yet ... But it's still certainly worth a try and it may be just what you are looking for.

m
Detroit
71 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a lovely summer's evening we were able to dine al fresco . We had attentive service and a lovely anniversary celebration

MW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

It took 20 minutes for a server to stop by after and not until we flagged one down, another 20 minutes for ice tea and another 15 minutes to place the food order. A one hour lunch took two hours during the business day because the service was so poor.

DM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My wife ordered the ribeye and I had the filet mignon, neither steak was tender. I have dined at the Big Rock Chop house before and have ordered my steak without any pink and my steak was always tender and delicious. When I have dined at this locale in the past when it was not as busy. The chef may have been overwhelmed that evening. I was celebrating my wife's birthday (07/20/2019) and the spill over room (noisy) was not as cozy as the restaurant main dining area. In the past we have experienced excellent food and the ambiance was cozy and romantic at the Big Rock Chop House. The standards and expectations that are customary at Big Rock fell short on this evening on 07/20/2019.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with exceptional service!

KA
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as well as the service. Great ambiance and not too noisy. Also had a great wine selection

AM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and we had excellent service! Celebrating our 20 year anniversary was a success!

MH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If someone asked me where the best place for a steak in the metro Detroit area was, I would have a hard time naming any place over Big Rock. Absolutely the best truffle fries around too.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. It is expensive but worth it. I had the Dover Sole. It was cooked and served perfectly. My wife had a filet that was perfect. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere comfortable. We will return.

JB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service “Kevin” was on point! Spare Ribs were outstanding!

OT
Black Forest
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice dining experience, casual atmosphere , courteous staff, awesome wine list, and our steaks were grilled to perfection. As mentioned by others , their house Zip Sauce is amazing.

Only thing to keep in mind is that this is a true Chop House meaning the menu offerings are a bit limited if you want something other than Meat. Carnivores will enjoy. ;-)

J
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my favorite chop house of all time. Dorothy is absolutely amazing at making sure you and your Guests have the total experience. The Tomahawk steak was absolutely melt in your mouth Delicious. And that zip sauce!!!!🤤

SR
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the room we were seated in. Makes a big difference as to the enjoyment of the ambiance. Prices are quite high.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dave was our server, he was great. Food was amazing.

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dorothy is a true delight. Really enjoyed it. Wine list is a bit one dimensional..a little pedestrian. If in the area we’ll be back.

l
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and amazing service. Our server, Kevin, was so personable and pleasant. We were celebrating a special occasion and many employees stopped by to congratulate my son. A truly wonderful experience.

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