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About River Stone Chophouse
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 3-7pm. Reservations are recommended.
Suffolk, VA 23435
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday Bar and Raw Bar 3:00pm - Until
Monday-Saturday Dining Room 5:00pm - Until
Closed Sundays Evenings- Visit our sister restaurant Vintage Tavern on Sunday's.
Private Dining available for Group Luncheons and Dinners-with advanced notice.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Four private dining rooms are available for groups from 6 to 150 to accommodate all your meeting or special occasion needs. In addition to corporate meetings and dinners, we are the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, career milestone, anniversary or family celebration. Please see the private dining section for additional information.
Private parking lot with over flow parking in the adjacent office building lot.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Tastings.
Sushi at the Raw Bar
DOD and Military Discount Wednesday Nights
10% of food bill with the purchase of an entree.
Appetizer Specials Mon - Fri from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
25% off selected apps (raw bar items are excluded)
Please visit our website and Facebook for additional information.
River Stone demonstrates a unique commitment to providing special dining experiences to patrons and is exclusively prepared to host any type of private event, from corporate meetings to family gatherings and celebrations.
River Stone Chophouse Ratings and Reviews
I'll start by saying I was recommended this place in comparison to Ruths Chris. I made reservations for 8:15 PM. I arrived 5 minutes early. Upon me and my wife walking into the restaraunt there were 2 staff members in the greeting area. 1 was talking to a customer( appeared to be small talk of nothing important as far as providing services) the other woman was just staring at the other men talk. Meanwhile my wife and I were just awkwardly standing there waiting and beginning to wonder if we're supposed to seat ourselves. After 2 minutes of that we were finally greeted by the woman who seem us standing there the entire time. We were told our table would be available shortly. That took almost 15 minutes. So that was unpleasant. We were seated and everything went smooth after that, up until the lobster came out. My wife's favorite meal might I add. Half of the lobster was burnt and charred, the charred portion was breakiing off and falling into the mashed potatoes, she was trying to save whatever meat was left. We're not the type to complain about our food on most cases so we just chalked it up as potentially a one time experience with this restaurant. Everything aside from that stuff was nice. Our server was very nice as well.
The food (Parmesan Garlic potato’s wedges, filet mignon, and fries) was all absolutely delicious, and the waiters were amazing. The restaurant is beautiful and romantically lit. We were sit at a table for 4, even though it was the two of us. But their was lots of space between our table and others. We were sat on time. The steak was cooked perfectly. The portion sizes for the sides were “family style”... I will say I thought they were small for a family, but definitely more than a single serving... and regardless after the steak and appetizer we didn’t have much room for any more! Overall I would totally recommend this restaurant and eat here again. I did leave my purse, and one of the staff members was kind enough to meet me the next morning before they opened to return it to me, which was very much appreciated!
Overall it was a nice dinner date as we celebrated my husband’s 50th Birthday. The meal Jeff had was good, he said he enjoyed it. My dinner on the other hand was just okay. I have had much better Crab Cakes. It was pan seared too hard and it had lots of shell it in. Seems like every other bite I took I felt shells. This was our 7th time there and I know we will be back but I will definitely order something else besides the Crab Cakes!!
Service was the worst ever for our several past visits. We had to ask for the wine ordered 3 times. It took more than 30 minutes to get the wine to the table. Had to ask for the beer order 2 times. They forgot the salad. Took our utensils and cut our food with a butter knife. Asked for hot sauce with the oysters and never got it. May not be the place to come for a special holiday occasion.
We celebrated Valentine's Day. This was our 2nd visit. My husband had a high school celebration in 2017 for first visit and the menu was preordered. I was expecting more of the steak from a steakhouse but assumed it was due to the party size and preordered menu and I vowed to give it another try. The service was great but the steak was still not what I expected in comparison to Byrd and Baldwin steakhouse in Norfolk. Overall I will still rate our evening a 4 out 5. We had a nice time.
Our host, bartender, and waitress were all fabulous. All were friendly and efficient, and our bartender was especially terrific at engaging us in conversation as we waited for our table to be ready. Being able to take a seat at the bar rather than standing around the entrance while waiting was a huge factor in making the restaurant feel high class and fancier without it feeling stuffy. The music, lighting, and space between tables (some places are too close together and you feel like you can't have a conversation at your own table without disturbing the people who are seated very close. This restaurant gives you plenty of space.) created an ambiance like I've never experienced before. It was absolutely perfect.
My husband and I went to river stone chophouse for our anniversary. For the price we were hoping for an exceptional meal. That was not the case. The Steak tasted like it was marinated in a cheap steak sauce, the crab dip was full of grease, and the service was a bit sloppy. The best part of our $150 dinner was the broccolini. The quality of the food was more like a mediocre steakhouse, not worth the price.
The cheese and charcuterie platter had a wonderful cherry jam that paired well with the cheeses.
Both my and my husbands steaks were a little too crispy/charred on the outside but cooked perfectly in the middle.
The grilled asparagus side was amazing and
my son and husband loved the Mac n’ cheese. We weren’t a fan of the sautéed mushrooms.
The kids menu, surprisingly, didn’t have a steak option. Odd since this is a steak house!
The desserts were good but nothing spectacular about them. We had the apple fritters, carrot cake and vanilla gelato with chocolate syrup.
We will most likely return again.
This place is always amazing. We have been for dinner and we have been for the Sunday brunch! This was the second time we had been for brunch and we noticed they took our suggestions (from the very first one) and improved them, which showed us how much they actually care about their guests. The food is always amazing weather we have brunch or dinner. Be prepared to put a hole in your wallet if you go for dinner. In the end absolutely worth it! The brunch is a different story. $25 a person for an absolutely delicious buffet (don’t think Golden Corral when you think buffet at this place either) style meal and you are winning! The mimosas are $3 each (for the normal OJ and champagne, they do have more fancy ones as well) though I don’t think it’s worth it. They are quite small. There is an awesome omlett bar as well where they have a chef making omelette with your choice of toppings. Ultimately I would 100% recommend this place for Brunch as well as dinner!
HERE'S WHAT I LEFT ON YELP:
My 91 year old mom took me here Christmas Eve for my Christmas gift. Neither of us had been here before. The focaccia bread was doughy and wasn't warm. It had only a hint of rosemary. My mom ordered cajun shrimp. Six shrimp and fries for $32.00! Nothing special. I had the crab stuffed trout. $32.00. There was probably a tablespoon of stringy crabmeat in the dish. Again the trout wasn't the least bit warm and the mushroom rice, actually the whole dish was bland, no seasoning. We also ordered a side of collards to share. $9.00. They were okay but only slightly warm. The manager (dressed rather sloppily) and waiter came by once each but didn't ask how we liked the meal. Its a very nice building and the staff were nice. But this place is way over priced and the quality wasn't anything special. We won't return and I would recommend you skip this place if you're looking for something special.
I was disappointed in the lamb chops as they were over cooked, when ordered medium rare. Two others in my party of six were unhappy with their filet mignon as they too, were over cooked and dry. The broccolini was burned and served that way, this item was removed from my bill. My party had to ask for beverage refills which were finally refilled after the meal. Service was very slow as we waited thirty minutes to place our order. However, when I received the bill I checked it to confirm its accuracy. The gratuity was included at 20%, which I understood since I did have a party of six, however when I was given the credit card receipt to sign, the itemized bill was excluded that showed the gratuity. The receipt had the total line and a tip line. If I had not know the gratuity was already included, I could have mistakenly added additional gratuity. The following day I have to call for an itemized bill, which was sent via email. I feel that this was quite underhanded in either the business practice of the Chop house, or a dishonest employee. Regardless, I will not be returning.
My husband and I recently had dinner at the River Stone Chophouse. The description of the Wedge Salad and Lobster Stew sounded inviting so I decided to make that my dinner.
The salad was beautifully plated and delicious. In the future I will ask for the dressing on the side. My husband said his house salad was excellent. The accompanying bread was OK but a bit doughy for our preference.
The real disappointment, really disaster, was the lobster stew. It had no “stew” qualities – no rich favorable base. It consisted of various al dente vegetables in a light tomato broth. And there was absolutely no lobster meat or any other seafood. Not even a hint of seafood flavor. I had called the restaurant the day before to ask about the stew and was told it contained chunks of lobster meat as well as vegetables. I also asked our waiter about it before ordering and he said the same. To top it off, the broth was extremely salty.
My husband ordered the fish special of black sea bass which was reasonably priced by Chophouse prices -- $22. The well-presented plate contained two medium sized filets of bass over a serving of rice which was moderately covered with a white sauce. The whole dish was exceptional. Amazing what can be done with an inexpensive fish. My husband ate half of it; then traded with me. He likewise could not eat the stew because of the abundance of salt and could find no seafood. And he likes salty dishes. We informed our waiter. Immediately the Manager came to our table, listened to us, and took the item off our bill. He was most pleasant. Earlier he had walked through the dining room, stopping at the tables to talk with the patrons, us included.
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