Chops Grille

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Steakhouse
Chops Grille was opened in uptown Kingston, New York in November of 2015. Denni Demosthenes is your gracious and welcoming host to this warm and inviting venue. His vision for this new venture is an attractive restaurant with an inviting menu featuring grilled favorites with a flair.

Our menu will delight your taste buds whether you visit for lunch or dinner at Chops Grille. Fresh salads, sandwiches and burgers for our luncheon fare will truly satisfy your noon-time hunger. Our warm, candlelit ambiance complements our mouth-watering dinner fare. We feature ten different types half-pound burgers, including three bison burgers, steaks, chops, fish and more -- all cooked to perfection.

Located in the Historic Stockade District of Kingston, Chops Grille is a fashionable, inviting restaurant.



Serving dinner seven days a week -- lunch on Fridays.



Parties from two to thirty-two -- we welcome you.
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d
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time visiting Kingston and we had the BEST meal we’ve had anywhere in quite a while! The food was delicious and the whole staff was excellent...friendly and attentive to our needs. We highly recommend Chops Grille!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chops Grille is an excellent choice for dinner.
Menu items are always interesting and inviting. I had their Red Onion Soup which was delicious and exceeded my expectation. The Kobe burger was cooked perfectly and served with a wonderful assortment of sides in an attractive presentation. My companions were equally delighted by the Grilled Atlantic Salmon dish and Shrimp Cardinale served over Pappardelle Pasta.
Our server was knowledgable, accommodating and very friendly. Checking in to assure our enjoyment, but not hovering and intrusive.
The owner also made sure that we were happy with our meal.
There are few restaurants in this area that can consistently achieve this level of quality and service.

DD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The hamburgers are great. We ate at the bar and had a nice conversation with the bar maid.
Steak was good too.

M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Hamburgera are supposedly their specialty.

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a nice couples dinner before the show. Food and service were good I’d say an 8/10. No complaints from us. Would not hesitate to go again if in the area.

RR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Appetizers were good Main courses were mediocre at best.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow even when we said we had concert tickets, even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. The atmosphere is very lovely so if you have no where else to go, than I would recommend it.

ND
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks, good wine and very attentive waitstaff.

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

Go to this resturaunt often. Great food. Hamburgers and steak are excellent

C
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Soda flat. Great location. Parking difficult. Dark street.

JA
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Svce great. Timely. Drinks good. Fries and wings great. Steaks dry and tough..

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

Yummy food-but pricey-but nice place over all. The street is a bit dark.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently good food, nice ambiance, very attentive owner and staff

DD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The steaks and the Veal chops were great. The burgers also score high.
Enjoy a burger at the bar and make new friends

MN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Although we had a reservation the wait was 15 minutes. When we were seated we waited for the waitres and then we waited for the food. It took more then 1.15 minutes to get the food. My lam chops were “soggy “ not crisply baked. My potatoe was hard and the only thing I really liked were the green beans. For my husband they made some potatoe and vegetables ( he was not feeling well). Overall the experience was ok. The live music was great and a nice surprise . He was good

JA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good steaks,salmon and hamburger was great
Great atmosphere. 👍

LC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this gem of a restaurant on Trip Advisor and it was as good or better than any chop house in NYC. Great food and atmosphere. We will go again and again and again.

VI
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Chops Grille, and once again our meals were fantastic. We were early birds, so it wasn't to crowded yet, and enjoyed the music, the wine, the service etc. The NY Strip Steak N' Fries was perfect and tasty, the Char Broiled Shrimp Scampi was too. We would recommend both. We'll be back when we are next travelling through. Thank you!

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four arrived for dinner. Service was excellent. Cocktails were brought quickly and prepared perfectly. All our dinners were cooked to our preference. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Hope to return soon

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the meal here and as far as value goes this is one of the best meals I’ve had for the price(about $80 for two people including tax and tip). For appetizers we had goat cheese in puff pastry that was delicious even if the presentation was pretty simple. For dinner I had steak and frites and the NY strip was big, perfectly seared on the outside and perfectly med rare inside, and had the flavor of dry aged beef (they don’t claim it is dry aged,it just tastes like it).An excellent steak though, on par with ones I’ve paid 2x this for. My companion had a excellent burger as well, loaded with flavor and loosely formed with quality cheese and bun. Also the fries were excellent and served in cut mini fryer baskets. Are server was really friendly and super efficient and didn’t seem to mind that we showed up half hour before closing. In summary this is a great place to go for quality everyday meal at good prices. I wouldn’t definitely go back

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Requested rare and came out medium well. Offered to get a new one but only after some discussion with owner. Side dishes were too salty.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been here twice, as recommended by friends. It was solid and delicious both times. The owners take a personal interest and the service is excellent; friendly and attentive. We especially appreciated how the steak was cooked: perfect!

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This is the third time I have been to Chop. The first two times its was really excellent. This time not so much. The other three in our party all said their food was good I ordered a steak and it was way over cooked and tough. I didn't finish or enjoy it. My son and I each ordered a glass of Sambuca to go with our espresso and never got it. Since we had an excellent experience our first two times I am going to give them another chance.

R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I met another couple for dinner. All our dishes were well prepared and flavorful. We especially liked the calamari and the Asian style salmon. The service was attentive and noise level such that we could enjoy our conversation. We had an affordable bottle of wine that went well with all our dishes. Completely enjoyable meal!

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, the owner was friendly and the patrons - mostly local were delightful. We will be back when we are in the area next time

LJ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A nice variety, including steaks, chops, seafood, and other items artfully prepared. A nice selection of creative salads as well, along with a nice house salad that can be added to any meal for just $4. The veal chop is incredible, served with a choice of sauces. Though I am not a steak or burger eater, friends have remarked on how great these items are as well. A great choice for any occasion!

SK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. Food was excellent. Service was perfecinal and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant .

JK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our Mother's Day celebration. Mom was hoping for a few more menu options.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

FOOD was good, wait staff attentive & friendly. The only negative was price. They are NYC prices - not Kingston, NY prices. That is the only thing that would keep us from going back.

PA
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this restaurant on Google and appreciated the good reviews. My daughters and I were in Kingston for a show and aren’t familiar with the area. What a find! We had the pork wings as an appetizer...wow! We had the pineapple/teriyaki sauce...delicious! I had the lollipop pork chop and my daughters had filet...all were done perfectly and the selection of sauces was something different and delicious. The owner came to our table and chatted for quite a while. Service was excellent. Thank you Chops Grille!

DB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience at Chops Grille! We recently returned from New Zealand and had enjoyed lamb chops at a Michelin star rated restaurant in Queenstown. The lamb chops we had at Chops Grille were equally as great as we had in New Zealand. My husband ordered the filet mignon and it was perfectly grilled. The sides that accompanied our entrees were also great.

If you are looking to have an enjoyable evening dining out with excellent service and terrific food, Chops Grille should be on the top of you list!

C
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed when coming to Chops. The bar tenders are very nice. The food is excellent and I LOVE the atmosphere. Great people!

DA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Kingston, NY for a Beach Boys concert. That was really wonderful. The best way to top it off is with a good meal. We checked out Open Table for nearby restaurants and made a reservation at Chops Grille, which was only about 5-10 minutes away from the theatre where the concert was held. Eating at Chops Grille was an exceptional dining experience! My husband only wanted a burger and fries but he couldn’t stop saying how great it was. I had Filet Mignon and a salad BEST EVER!!! I wish we lived closer so we could go there more often. I’m already checking for more concerts at the Kingston Performance Center that I might want to see just to eat at the Chops Grille again. Also, the waitress was so pleasant and accommodating to make the experience that much better!

m
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious, great service, will definitely go again.

RA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of the four of us planned on splitting two of the same entrees, without asking, the kitchen divided it onto three plates. Very thoughtful.

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service
Delicious meal & apps- everyone pleased- something for everyone
Snowy night but restaurant was lively & we never felt rushed
Great addition to the Kingston dining scene

M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly owners make sure each guest feels personally welcomed. Food was perfectly cooked!

C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for Valentine's Day and we had a great experience. The bar is great! The atmosphere was very classy, great for a special occasion or date night. Great place and I would recommend to friends.

DD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Stopped by at the lax store minute for dinner. What a pleasant surprise. No complaints and will be back.

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