River Stone Chophouse

4.4
1958 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
From the team that brought the celebrated and award winning Vintage Tavern to Suffolk comes River Stone Chophouse. Featuring steaks and fresh seafood in a beautifully designed traditional craftsman-era architecture. Join us for a cocktail lounge and raw bar, then have dinner by the stone fireplace. River Stone demonstrates a unique commitment to providing special dining experiences to patrons and is excited to be the first Chophouse in Hampton Roads. River Stone features Hereford beef, a raw bar, fresh lobster and an extensive wine list to compliment the cuisine. Centrally located in Northern Suffolk, only minutes from five surrounding cities.
Late night dining is available in the bar as well as a lighter fare menu in the lounge. Happy Hour specials Monday to Friday 3-6pm. Reservations are recommended.
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Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our Executive Chef, Dallas Walton, and Certified Sommelier, Charlie Rizzo, have teamed up to provide an extra special immersive dining experience. Our tasting menu provides a taste of the absolute best that River Stone Chophouse has to offer. Enjoy four courses with wine pairings, rotating seasonally.
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Landrum
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During our last visit, I ordered the 24 oz porterhouse steak and my wife the lobster. Both of our meals were very delicious. The steak was actually too much for me and my wife really enjoyed her's. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

It is a very nice restaurant but sorry to say the waiter that I had really did not know anything about the restaurant. she didn’t give a meat presentation when I first asked about the different cuts of meat. I seen another waiter bring out the meat platter( different cuts on a cutting board) so I asked her what was that then she volunteered to go get it. I ordered the oysters in which they came from different areas and regions when they came to the table she did not know what type of oysters was on the sampler and that was the reason of me ordering the sampler! I got the sample so I call taste all different types of oysters. Also for the main entrée I ordered crabcakes and they were not to my liking( did not eat the two crab cakes) and she still wanted to charge me. I ask her to speak to the manager to get it taken off my bill!

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CSquared
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Usually have Charlie as our waiter / sommelier. This time we did not but he came over to take care of our wine pairing and was spot-on as usual. Our waitress was super and the rest of the wait staff are always there for anything you need. The only thing that was not to our liking was the new mussels dish, it was prepared perfectly but not really our style. Filet mignon and pork chop were both top-notch!

Can't say enough good about this restaurant, it is our go-to Celebration Place. Last night was my better halfs birthday. Thanks for another great experience Riverstone.

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LolaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The ambiance for us was very elegant when we were seated towards the back of the restaurant with the fireplace.

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Livlu
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but it wasn’t the quality dining experience or food we’ve had at other restaurants in the same or lower price range. This is a chain restaurant feel with a higher price tag.

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super nice! Food was excellent! Will come back again.

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Slas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We waited almost 45 minutes between the appetizer and our meal. Food was average at the best. I was looking forward to a nice experience but ended up
disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just okay. We will eat here again but I was not impressed. Great service and ambiance.

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JamesD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time!!! Highly recommended for exceptional dining experience.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Greeted and seated immediately with our reservation. Wonderful service and delicious food! Definitely a splurge, but it was our anniversary. They gave us a Champagne toast on the house to celebrate.

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BrettB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was great the prawns were over cooked but that was the only slight complaint.

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ToyaC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was good (tasty), but very overpriced for the quantity / quality. (Over $200 for dinner for two, one appetizer, one dessert, no alcohol, separate entrees) The tables were so close that the person in the adjacent table had to get up and move in order for others to get by. The waitress was attentive and professional. The background music was nice and helped to set a very mellow mood. It's a nice enough place, and there's nothing overtly negative, but nothing really positive that stood out or set it apart either. Overall it's a nice place.

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JohnL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Wife’s crab cake was sub par and my steak had a lot of pink in it and I ordered it medium well. Drinks were outstanding.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and excellent service at the Riverstone Chophouse.

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Lynn
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service, nice atmosphere! Our steak and lamb were perfectly cooked. The crab cake and scallops that were part of our order were outstanding. We eat there every News Years Eve and really look forward to it!

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vipDinnerCelebration
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve been here many times with way better food and more desirable and memorable experiences. Maybe it was an off night… food was delayed, service was slow and subpar, food was luke warm to cold…

Doesn’t mean I won’t return… the place is still a local favorite.

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LettMeIn
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. We did not do the “experience”, we ordered off the menu. It’s a beautiful restaurant and the ambiance is very nice. Our only complaint would be that they need to improve the desserts. For the price they were nothing special. One of the desserts we got was an apple which tasted like pie filling with oats on top. That said we are going back! The steak was amazing.

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HarryS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and server was great. Me and my wife loved our experience and will definitely be back soon.

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LanceR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful design and great food. The staff were amazing too.

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FerranM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Lot of stake and seafood selections to choose from. Plenty of wine and cocktail pairings and a delicious dessert menu.

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JoniP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I’ll just say this:
How do you have a Christmas Brunch and run out of BREAD at noon?
No toast, no biscuits, no English muffins….
Chocolate chip scones did not enhance my meal of Shrimp and Grits
I was treating a group of friends and was very embarrassed

So disappointed. C’ mon you can do better

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this for any occasion!!!

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WayneH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. We frequent the Chophouse at least 6 times a year. The food and service is definitely worth the price. We have never had a complaint. Absolutely one of our favorite places to dine!!!

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our birthdays (husbands was yesterday, mine was last Sunday). We had the chef’s tasting menu, which came with a sommelier who paired wines with each of the 4 courses and it was so lovely!
We started with 1 cocktail each before the first course arrived, and we were both pleased with our choices (Basil Hayden Toast, neat, for me and a whiskey drink called Dragon’s Breath for husband.
First course husband had the oysters, raw, and I had the Caesar salad. First wine was a white Cali wine that I did not like (no surprise there, I’ve tried cali wines and don’t like any of them) but husband was pleased with.
Second course was chicken with bacon and caramelized onion relish with beets for me and salmon with root veg for husband (we both tried bites of each others dish and both were sooo so good!) with a white Spanish wine that I surprisingly loved. I don’t eat fish but when I tried a bite of the salmon, I was so pleasantly surprised. I may just order salmon the next time we go!
Third course was a choice of smoked fillet mignon with broccolini and mashed potato or a shrimp pasta dish, but we both chose the fillet, with an Italian Chianti.
Fourth course was dessert - maple bacon creme brûlée for husband and apple cobbler for me, with a spicy dessert wine. The Creme brûlée was one of the best things we had all night!
Dinner was SOO so so good and the waitstaff were amazing. The sommelier was really well educated and told us a lot about where each wine came from and some history on the wine, as well as how the wine would affect the flavor of the dish, and likewise how the dish would affect the flavor of the wine. It was really interesting to experience. My husband said that he really enjoyed the small tasting menu and education from the sommelier, as it made us more aware of the flavors, mouth feel, and other experiences each bite of food or sip of wine gave us.
We will definitely be back to try the full menu at some point, that’s for sure!

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KellyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first time dining there for our 18th anniversary! Everything was very nice as expected. The only problem I had was my steak being charred. There is a proper way to make well-done steaks without burning them to do so. I’ve never had a charred one until I came here. That was unexpected. Other than that, everything was wonderful, including the staff! And I was pleasantly surprised at the little extra that went with the champagne and grapes they presented to us as an anniversary gift! That was awesome!

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RichardT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was expensive and not notable in taste or presentation.

Expensive for sub average meal

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WayneB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for the wife’s birthday dinner with one exception. There was a table of men sitting on the other side of our dining area and one of the men was talking so loud we could hardly hear each other. Thankfully once his dinner arrived he concentrated on eating rather than talking.

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Prepgirl1963
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Waiter was outstanding, the seating was perfect!

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LateadraH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic dinner. It was for my husband birthday. They called in advance to see if anything else needed. Food and service was excellent. Thanks so much.

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NicholasA
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was excellent, but for the cost, I just think there was more expected.

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GaryB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to Riverstone for about 10 years. I’m amazed at how they have kept their competence and reputation over that time. I’ve never had a bad experience or a bad tasting meal. I highly recommend this restuarant

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KatKizior
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic eating experience. The food and atmosphere was wonderful.

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SFoodie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Amanda was an amazing server.

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MarsheliaC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have been going every year for our anniversary, and have always been WOW’ed, last night the food was good and the server was kind, but we had to wait a bit. Also this is first year we did not get bread or a small anniversary gift. I understand that was a nice gesture and not required, but it was one of the things that made them stand out to my wife and I. Still good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my best friend and sister out for a holiday dinner. The food was amazing and the staff were super efficient and friendly! We were seated next to the fireplace which was perfect for the cold evening.

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Dawn
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good, but service is lacking. Reservation note said birthday guest would like a gluten-free dessert, but they only had sorbet to offer. I made the reservation weeks in advance so they had plenty of time to prepare something. My guest was disappointed to say the least, especially since Richmond has so many excellent restaurants. "This would not have happened at home."

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The Delmonico steak was one of the best steaks I’ve had out in years. Expansive wine list leaning towards expensive but good quality. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Price may be out of reach for frequent dining but definitely worth the trip for a special occasion.

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NancyM
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm, gracious service and excellent food. Recommend for special times with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

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River Stone Chophouse is rated 4.4 stars by 1958 OpenTable diners.

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