Chops Grille

4.2
66 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 66 People Are Saying
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JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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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.

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

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

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DD
New York Area
9 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

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MN
San Francisco
2 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

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

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

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LC
1 review
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.

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VI
New York Area
137 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!

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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.

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

Wonderful experience. Hope to return soon

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 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

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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.

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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!

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OT
New York Area
32 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.

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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!

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 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

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LJ
New York Area
26 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!

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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 .

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JK
New York Area
1 review
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.

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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!

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c
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.

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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!

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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!

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OT
New England
2 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!

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

Delicious, great service, will definitely go again.

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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.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 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

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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!

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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.

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DD
New York Area
10 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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GP
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak, I had the special which tasted great. Service was a little slow but that was fine I wasn't in a rush. Mashed potatoes was good with the lemongrass.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, wonderful service, fine food, cordial setting. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our second time there for dinner. The food can’t be beat. I had the bone-in veal chop which was the best I’ve ever had. The service was good too I would recommend that when the waiter brings the menus he ask for the drink order so we could have enjoyed our drink while deciding on our meals.

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoyed a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner with family, local and visiting..everyone agreed it was a great meal, excellent service, and a lovely setting.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food especially the steaks. Friendly service comfortable atmosphere and wonderful bar. The burgers are the best and a special on Monday nights.

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AM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect choice for our date night away from our baby! The food was delicious, fresh and tasty! I had a scallop special and my husband has their bleu cheese burger. Both were excellent!

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OT
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All food was excellent...but the Homemade cheesecake was the best ever!!!!
Had to bring some home as well....a must try!

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VI
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this restaurant, and we were happy with the service and the entrees overall. The owner stopped by our table to make sure everything was OK, which was nice. We tried some seasonal specials such as the bisque, very tasty, and we both had the 20oz. NY Strip, which was very good, and cooked to perfection. We will return when back in the area.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we came with a large family group of 9 people. They were very accommodating and friendly and the service was excellent. the food was also very good. Would definitely return again, and would definitely recommend.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well yet again another good expierance at Chops in Uptown Kingston If you Love French fries, go immediately to chops and get an order...My husband is the resident expert on FRENCH FRIES! HE goes crazy for these,also fish &chips. Only negative was the BEER was a bit to warm for any BEER lovers taste,
All Meals very good and the price is right too!
Keep up the good work!

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