Big Rock Chop House

4.7
1009 reviews
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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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KA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

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AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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MH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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OT
Detroit
3 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.

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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!

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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. ;-)

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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!!!!🤤

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SR
Detroit
30 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.

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

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

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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.

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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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JB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience with my wife and me was amazing. Coming from a family of restaurant owners, great service is hard to come by. Our waiter, Dave from Brooklyn, was awesome all around. Everything he recommended was top notch and even comped our dessert for a celebration that he congratulated us on. As a fellow New Yorker, we will be back for sure!

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FK
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The place could be amazing but I felt it was just average on our first visit.

My guess is that they have very good cooks but not a culinary school chef except for maybe the pastry chef who is quite good

Brussel sprout side is a nice idea with the walnuts but lacked flavor. Some roasted garlic and onions and perhaps some reduced chicken broth and a touch of cayenne would have made it amazing

Filet was a nice cut and cooked to the right temp but the outside was so strong of fire that we couldn’t taste the steak. It seemed as if it has caught fire. So it had a burnt ash taste rather than the fire grill taste.

Nice people and nice atmosphere but could use a bit more attention to detail on food prep

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WB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. They were attentive without hovering.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great but service was so-so

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good drinks nothing special

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GH
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and so was the service. It was an early Mother’s Day dinner for us to avoid the crowds and it was exceptional. We ordered the lamb chops and it was very tender and tasty. We also tried one of their specials for the day, pasta carbonara (if I’m not mistaken). The taste was superb! My only issue was the space. It was crowded and cramped in the booth where we were seated. We should have asked for another table but we were hungry. Also a little loud. Overall, still a good place to try.

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for our anniversary. Excellent service and food.

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience. The menu had a nice variety of dishes and you could order smaller entrees, which was really nice. Our waitress was great and everyone enjoyed their dishes. Slight problem with getting our side dishes in a timely manner, but the waitress made up for it with free dessert, which was very nice. Overall a great experience and we would definitely go back again.

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O
Northern MI
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice charming layout food good but have had better.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aaron was great!! Food was great!! Will be back

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CJ
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We are regulars. We made a reservation on open table. Including a credit card. We were called to confirm how many adults and kids. We reserved a table with a high chair. When we were called we confirmed a table with a high chair. When we were sat.......a booth no high chair. Soooo. We were moved to the table in the side room next to the bus section. Then my husband ordered a medium well burger which came rare. And sent it back and came back with melted chees e but medium. Ultimately the burger was taken care of but overall it was a terrible experience. Only by a miracle were our young children desirable.

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TS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our recent dinner at Big Rock chop house. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because the waiter was slow to come to our table after we were seated. I was just starting to get annoyed and then he appeared. Everything after that was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Big Rock. Started with the lobster Mac and cheese. It was delicious. My wife had the NY strip which she loved. I had the Lamb Chops. It was two double chops. The lamb was cooked to perfection it it wasn’t the best piece of meat I expected. The first chop had a lot of fat and was kinda on the small side. The second was much better, not as much fat and a good size. Over all we had a good experience, the ambiance was great and the service from Aaron was impeccable.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was there with suggestions, knowledge of each dish, and a vivacious personality. The food was beyond amazing. The Bernie’s sauce alone was worth the price of admission. The atmosphere was a mix of business dress and business casual. The wagyu was awesome, the Oysters Rockefeller incredible, and the mashed potatoes mixed with Bernie’s was fantastic. Unforgettable evening.

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and 5 star service. One of the best fillet mignon I've had.

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D
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place, better than the multiple area restaurants

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SN
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, great food, and very good beer selection for a high end place.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance, prices are very fair and staff friendly. Almost perfect!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food,great drinks overall amazing experience

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G
Detroit
97 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service with friends and Kit!

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B
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a bday here. Great food, cocktails, service and atmosphere! Consistently good!

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Y
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Our server Aaron was great. All food adjustments were met ~ even added specially selected accoutrements!

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AC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a vegetarian, you may be surprised that I am giving a chop house such a high review, but this really was a lovely meal. We were celebrating an anniversary, which was nicely acknowledged. The food was delightful; as several others mentioned, the bread and butter was especially delicious. I had a nice salad (for a pre-dinner salad, it was very large!) and a ravioli dish that was quite nice and not at all heavy. The wine list was extensive and even included a few Michigan selections, something I particularly enjoy. For dessert, we enjoyed the "birthday cake," which was very light and tasty! Our server, Dave, was out of this world! He was personable, offered recommendations, and was attentive without being overbearing. I would go back again just to be served by him! Thank you, Dave, for a wonderful evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had reservations for my husbands birthday dinner. We arrived almost an hour early because Hamilton let out earlier than we thought. They still sat us right away. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was great. They even brought out a birthday cake with a candle for my husband which was a very nice surprise and was delicious as well. We will definitely be coming back. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an amazing meal. :)

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We went to big rock gor our 10th anniversary celebration, after our server struggled to convey the specials, i decided on the filet, (mr)baked potato, my wife and mother chose the petit filet, my filet was charred to a crisp on the outside, it was med /rare but cold, the baked potato looked and tasted as if it was left over from the day before, none of our entrees lived up to the price charged, seriously if your going to ask those prices, make sure your waitstaff know about what they are selling, and your chefs/cooks take ride in what they're putting on the plate, sorry we wont be back, disappointed, but our annivarsary didnt suffer, in love with each other, not with Big Rock

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B
Detroit
77 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had some of the best onion soup that I have ever had. The chop salad was great also. My friend had the frittata and said it was great.

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BD
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - good service - lovely ambience. Highly recommend the bone-in ribeye and mushrooms - fantastic.

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v
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, we brought a friend for a surprise birthday dinner and enjoyed all the food! Thanks :)

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P
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classic place that never disappoints. Great for large groups and yet good for date night, too

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