Location: Chop House is located just a few blocks south of the Port of Miami, American Airlines Arena, Bayside MarketPlace, and Bayfront Park. Being close to major entertainment and shopping venues is great, and what makes it even better is there is a patio with tables facing the Bay to enable restaurant guests to view the yachts passing by.
Service: The service was good, but it was a little bit slow. I am going to say it was probably just because we were the first diners the day we were there, and it is possible they did not have the kitchen completely ready or they were making every dish fresh. It probably took about 1 1/2 hours to verify we could use a gift certificate, order, eat our appetizers and entrees, and pay. Seriously though - When all you're after is a great lunch or nice dinner out, there shouldn't be a need to rush.
Food: Chop House offers a wide variety of food options - from pasta to seafood to chicken and beef. We tried the strip steak, fettucini alfredo, macaroni and cheese, ahi tuna, crab cakes, and Chilean sea bass - the best I've ever tasted in my life. Every dish was fresh, well-prepared, and tasted great. Anyone who dines here will be able to tell the quality from the first bite.
Prices are pretty reasonable - considering the location right on the Bay.
Overall: I would recommend this restaurant, but I would suggest being prepared to spend a good amount of time at the restaurant. This is a reasonably priced fine dining option in the heart of the Port of Miami area.