Choplin's Restaurant

4.5
607 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Chef, Wes Choplin, trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of Amercia in Hyde Park, New York and has vast experiences at Harris Grill, the original Fusion Cafe and Jeffrey's.
Fresh fish delivered daily from Charleston, S.C. and special deliveries every week from various places around the globe and always fresh. With Soul Warming South the focus, much of the menu will reflect the fresh seafood, such as Seared Diver Scallops, Sauteed Carolina Shrimp to Sashimi Tuna. "People talk about the concept of fusion, and putting together uncommon combinations with different ingredients, as well as techniques, that you'd normally think of as seperate," Choplin says. "That's what I love to do".
This will be the place to bring your family, friends, and loved ones to relax and enjoy every leisurely minute with every scrumptious bite.
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r
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! The waiter was very kind. We will return again.

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SM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was fantastic! Our server Chris was very informative!

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F
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience at Choplins. The steak was good and so were the veggies and mashed potatoes. Service was great! The only thing is the margarita being $16 was a bit over priced to me. But overall i had a great experience.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Cozy, excellent food and service and a friendly hostess make it one of our favorites! Thank you for always taking such good care of us :)

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OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! The staff was so friendly and very attentive. All of our meals were outstanding!

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Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Server needs to check on the table more often even on a busy Saturday night.

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

We always have a great meal here. The staff is personable, professional and knowledgeable of the selections.

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was absolutely delicious! The service we received was also fantastic. We had a group of six and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you!

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GQ
Charlotte
48 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding everything...as usual!

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

Menu is varied and creative, food is beyond outstanding and service is without compare. This is one of our favorite restaurants to bring out-of-town guests and celebrate special occasions!

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b
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time there. Food & service were excellent, as they were on New Years! Next time we’ll bring some friends!

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J
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, quiet and quaint. Nice if you want to be able to talk to your guest.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I had never been here before and was looking forward treating my boyfriend to a birthday dinner. We had a 7:45 reservation and when we arrived we had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. Our waiter wasn’t rude but definitely wasn’t friendly either. To be fair I have to assume they were short staffed but he took forever to bring our bottle of wine then forgot completely to bring me a spoon for my soup. My duck was mediocre at best and my boyfriends steak was way over seasoned. The one good thing was the french onions soup (once I finally got a spoon from the hostess) We won’t go back.

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l
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Lobster Bisque! Awesome flounder special !

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d
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Nice quiet, pleasant atmosphere.

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BH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal! We love to go for a special occasion or a nice treat. This time we were celebrating a birthday. The meal was fantastic our waiter provided some recommendations on the different cuts of steak and specials. We enjoyed each course not feeling rushed at all. They made us feel welcome and the night was a success. Try the Baked Hot Blue Crab and Spinach Fondue and Fried Brussel Sprouts.

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GQ
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING, as usual. Prior to 2018, we dined here at least once a month...then life happened! Now, we’re back on track. This is our first time back in a year and it’s great to see (and taste) that they haven’t skipped a beat...maybe even upped their game (didn’t think that was possible.) Delicious food with great service...our favorite Lake Norman restaurant. We started with the crab dip appetizer and moved on to the pork porterhouse and whole fried flounder w/garlic-hoisin sauce. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious. Gotta tell you though....we’re going to make sure the flounder is on the menu when we return next time. This was our first time eating a whole flounder...don’t like picking at bones. Not to worry. Chris showed us how to eat it, avoiding all of the bones while enjoying all the goodness! Unbelievably delicious. Of course we enjoyed a bottle of wine from their offerings :). So happy they’re now open on Monday. We can’t wait to go back. Definitely ask for Chris!

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R
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef created tasty vegan pasta on request.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. We’ll be back.

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Thanks for the special attention The ambiance is great

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VC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This was my second visit and will by my last.

Decided to give another try due to mailer coupon.

Pros:
Crispy shrimp with spicy chili sauce was good
Lobster Bisque was good
Land and sea was good
Server was pleasant
Warm bread and whipped butter are always nice

Cons:
All of the above good food items were a bit inflated over similar dining establishments
Fish and chips were greasy and lacking flavor
Martini was just ok - per my taste too much olive brine was added. The major problem here is that I was never asked if I was enjoying and I ended up leaving it half finished
Server never brought requested lemons for water
Server never refilled water
Not allowed to use the mailer coupon with the daily martini special
Martini - $15 is a bit overpriced in my opinion
No recommendations for child plate or child sized/priced entrees
No children menu/crayons etc

Overall, I would not have bothered to write this review if not for the wildly out of sync price to experience. Prices should be ~approx 30% less than what they are currently. To further quantify, this was a Wednesday evening and it was not busy. Service quality should have been significantly better. Lastly, a well dressed couple walked in before me without reservations and were turned away...from a mostly empty restaurant.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation but still had to wait a half an hour to be seated but SO WORTH THE WAIT. Every single thing on my plate was absolutely delicious from the appetizer to dinner. We will definitely be back soon! It may be our new favorite date night restaurant.

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CT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed everything. Our wait staff (Shannon & Matt) were exceptional. The food was phenomenal! We will definitely be returning there.

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n
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! We really enjoyed our evening. The only negative was having to wait 30 minutes to be seated despite reservations. I will definitely be back

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r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, could be a little more lighted but overall a good experience. They did lose our leftovers but made up for it by replacing it with new food. A bit pricey but will come back.

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JL
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday meal with family.

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SL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Everything that I have tried there is just delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte area. My brother-in law-is a chef.

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l
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks are absolutely amazing and the French Onion soup is one of the best around !

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

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Choplin’s! Service and food were excellent

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

Always a great place to grab a good dinner!

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RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was incredible but severely understaffed for a Saturday night. We are chalking it up as an exception and will be back as the Food was fantastic.

Give consideration to remove the booth in front of bar to allow more of a waiting area or expand the bar.

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DB
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great live music on Tuesdays! Plus superb food and service.

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AW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding....never disappoint ed

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LK
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything would have been perfect except for the wait. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. But, as usual it was worth the wait. The halibut was delicious and perfectly cooked. The server was knowledgeable and pleasant (amusing actually).

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the serve was excellent! Pricey though, so won’t be able to go as often as I would like.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had reservations for 7. We arrived early and there was a line out the door. When my husband went to check in and see if there was room for us at the bar the hostess in a very curt/rude way, stated that we would not be seated until after our reservation time as everyone had a reservation.

We were happy to wait just wanted to see if we could grab a drink at a near by bar while we waited as the restaurant was SO busy.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Did not care for the shrimp and grits. Server was busy and seemed to want us to leave. Carrot cake was really bad.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Service is a little relaxed, but I guess it is In the south.

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience, the quality of the food, the knowledge of the staff, all top notch. We requested a few changes to the menu items we selected and it was not a problem at all. Very accommodating. I ordered the filet with bleu cheese and my wife ordered the filet with a side of scallops. Everything was delicious. The drink were incredible too. My wife ordered the commotion martini and it was out of this world. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality dining experience.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

terrible service, had 8pm reservation, waited at their bar area where no one was working, finally flagged down a server and got drinks at 8:25pm, the whole time watching the entire staff run around scrambling as they were clearly "in the weeds" creating a very stressful environment. At 8:45 we decided that we had enough and were going elsewhere, notified the manager who then asked us to pay for our 2 drinks before we left, I reluctantly agreed, waited another 7-8 minutes and never received a tab and walked out.

HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE !!!!

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