Choplin's Restaurant

4.4
575 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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Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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AW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding....never disappoint ed

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LK
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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LA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, drinks and employees! Will recommend to everyone

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I absolutely love the food at this restaurant. The only down side is there is always a minimum 30 minute wait to be seated even if you have reservations. The bar area is also really tiny so you can't even really sit at the bar and have a few cocktails while you wait. The service is always on point I think we had a server named "Chris" this time around that was really professional and rendered great service. Had a few interactions with the bartender as well and he was awesome.

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

Loved the ambience and the food was terrific. Make sure you have a reservation, because the space is small and a line will form

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C
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are outstanding. A little on the expensive side but you always get a good meal.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

This was Valentine's Day so everyone should understand the strain a restaurant is under. The food was excellent and we did order off the menu (not a prix fix like so many restaurants) Choplins was packed with a line of reservations waiting out the door. We had a nice corner table so the noise was low. I wished we had had one of the other waiters as out waitress was not very good. She was not attentive and made excuses that were always someone else's fault. I hope she was just stressed because of the volume of customers.
We will go back when Choplins won't be so rushed. We have enjoyed good food there every time we have visited.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding and so was our server. There was a glitch in the reservation system (Valentine’s Day) that devalued our seating, but we loved the place. The surf and turf was perfect and the green beans were the best I’ve had in years. My wife had the scallops; they were so good that I will be ordering them next time. They made a special dish for my daughter that wasn’t in the menu (shrimp Caesar salad) and that made it all the more special. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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JH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The best tiramisu I’ve had in many years, and the staff was wonderful.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

food was ok. Way over priced for what was served. service was excellent. Did buy a groupon that they stated was good for any day and was denied. Would not go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I brought my wife for a valentine date. The French onion soup was the only good part of our experience here. We weren’t even half way finished with our soup when the main course arrived at the table. The main course in my opinion was way overpriced for nothing special. I’ve had a better steak at longhorn. The scalloped potatoes were ok, not a lot of flavor. The service was our nights entertainment. They were so disorganized and visibly weeded. At one point we saw one waiter arguing with the chef. This is what ruined our very expensive date night. We couldn’t stop focusing on the wait staff making scenes to enjoy our evening. We will definitely not be back. $150 for two and only one beer and a soda for drinks. I’ll stick to what I know is good next time. Very disappointed.

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K
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 2

I love this place. Really the best steaks in the area. We made a reservation and got there in time however, we waited for 3o minutes to be seated. The waiting area was very crowded and loud.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was so good and the waitress made sure everything came out hot and cooked perfectly. The hostess was an older woman with quite an attitude though. There were 4 of us and she sat us at a tiny booth. Once we done eating she becoming very rude and acted as if we were ruining the atmosphere for other people. We had literally just gotten up to leave and she starts pushing and rudely saying “excuse me! Excuse me! You’re in the way!” Considering how pricey the food was you would think she would be nicer to customers in hopes that they would come back.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived and the table was ready. The hostess was welcoming. The waitress suggested a few items and explained them. The food was excellent. The portions were large. We had a wonderful dinner date night. The prices are a little more than we usually pay for a fine dining meal, but the food was a little better than usual also.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal

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PB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, well prepared. Great 1/2 price appetizers a wonderful Thursday offer. The crab cocktail was delicious.

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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Choplin’s numerous times. Love it every time. Great food and excellent service.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

Reservation was over 1&1/2 hours late

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to wait 45 minutes and past our reservation time

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The inside could use a facelift, not bad but reminded me of the 70's. I went for the food and was not disappointed. The lamb chops were superb, seared to a light crisp outside and tender and juicy on the inside. My wife's surf and turf was excellent as well. The waiter disappeared for long periods of time so service could have been better, but the food was so good that I'll be back.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Cornelius - I highly recommend!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The e food, atmosphere was great but I was not at all prepared and was very aggrieved by the difference in pricing for dinner on their website compared to the actual prices. Both mine and my wife’s choice for dinner was at least $10 higher each than the website advertised. Very dishonest advertising.

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Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

This was our first visit to this restaurant. My first impression upon walking is was it is lacking a nice ambiance. It just looks like a room with tables and booths. The bar could only seat 3 ppl so not sure why there even is one? But we were very happy with the how quiet it was so we could actually talk so if you have to give up a bit of ambiance to achieve that, it’s a good trade off in my book. Our server was outstanding! Very helpful with menu choices and complimentary of his chef. Our appetizers were off the chart delicious! Salads however are lacking in creativity and mine had black olives out of a can. Unacceptable for the price point of this restaurant. The entree’s were equal to the apps. Delicious! Although our server said all desserts were made in house, they were not anything wonderful. Just ok. In fact the carrot cake was rather dry. We would def go back as it is one of the finer restaurants we’ve found in the Charlotte area.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Weirdest dinner ever! Four of us went for dinner, one couple had a Groupon and we had a Value Pak mailer coupon. We were told we couldn't use both a Groupon and a coupon at the same table so we had to be seated at different tables. The tables weren't close enough to still be able to talk to our friends. Drink order time....I ordered an unsweet iced tea and was told there was only 1 glass left (this was at 6:30pm, restaurant opens for dinner at 5pm). Next we order our soup, I chose the French onion, hubby opted for lobster bisque. They brought his out and I was told they ran out and had to make more! 15-20 minutes goes by and then they brought out my soup AND my steak dinner at the same time. By the time I finished my soup my Porterhouse dinner and veggies were cold. A $41 dinner totally cold! The waiter did remove my soup from our bill but even with our coupon the bill was over $100. First, this dinner was NOT worth $100, second we never got to visit with our friends, and the service was only mediocre (only because there was no food to serve). Not sure what's going on with this place because we have always enjoyed it any times before. Everything seems to be slipping there now....running out of iced tea and running out of their very popular onion soup only 90 minutes into the dinner service? It'll be a very long time before we go back here again unless we hear that things have improved. Sad.

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JH
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and daughter and I came here for the first time during restaurant week. We couldn't get into to any of the participating restaurants and Choplin's had great reviews so we gave it a try. The food was outstanding. We shared the shrimp appetizer. I had salmon and my husband and daughter had steaks. They said the steaks were the best they've ever had. Our server was great. She made recommendations and was friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back.

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fabulous, our waiter was awesome, good wine choices and great atmosphere. Would recommend reservations. We got their early but it was packed when we left. Only one thing I found to be a little negative is they don’t have a bartender, so unless you flag down a waiter/waitress to get you one, you won’t get bar service. We got there at 6 and sat at the bar for a few minutes and the guy who got us a drink just happened to be our waiter. Definitely going back!

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KR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but not memorable like it should of been for a $39 entree. My husbands steak was under cooked which made it kind of chewy. Scallops could have used another minute and the scalloped potatoes were mushy. Lots of timing issues but the flavor was good and our server was great.

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W
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were absolutely amazing! This was a perfect spot for a date night with my wife.

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c
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful, quiet relaxing spot for lunch with friends - the service was excellent and we loved the delicious menu options - easy parking as well! We're hoping to plan couples' dinner here soon!

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TS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was very good, but service was not.
It appears there is a regular clientele receiving much better service.
They appeared to be behind and short on help.
We weren’t in a hurry but had a wait to get seated then a wait to get drinks, bread, etc.

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CF
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. The food is consistently superb. The service is kind, professional, and welcoming. Apps, entrees, and desserts are all just delicious. Local gem.

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C
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt our server was excellent in drink and food recommendations. The French onion soup too die for, and the scallops best around. Chief came out and talked with us. Nice small relaxing bar to start the night
Great place give it a try but make a reservation.

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