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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.

8032 Harbour View Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23435
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
College Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 638-7990

Website:
http://www.riverstonechophouse.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Private parking lot with over flow parking in the adjacent office building lot.

Executive Chef:
Chris Jones

Additional:
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.

Raw Bar
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.

Private Dining

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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (24)
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Quiet Conversation (22)
Romantic (22)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Business Meals (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

This was brunch and it truly was one of the best I have ever had. The selection was wide and the items were fresh. This is a new project for this restaurant and I hope it continues.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

The Brunch is great with a lot of options, high quality and good specials on mimosas and Bloodies

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 4, 2017

An outstanding evening in every way. Great steaks, the filet was top notch. The double porkchop was huge. Service was just right. Worth the trip

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great brunch!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I believe our visit was the second brunch the restaurant offered. The buffet was plentiful, and there were chefs for custom omelets and carving stations. I was a little disappointed when they did not have black tea to offer me, but the mimosa was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

This place was everything I was looking for my anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was prepared to perfection. I had shrimp and my wife had steak. The service was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful evening! Great and attentive staff. I was dining alone, but that did stop me from ordering whatever and everything I wanted. Great evening to dine alone, with friends, or with your special someone. Please visit them for a memorable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First, let me say that Riverstone is a favorite restaurant; we love eating there & know we'll always have a fabulous experience, whether sharing great food with friends or a special occasion; this time, Restaurant Week with a special menu. Our server was absolutely excellent: professional, knowledgeable & personable--as were all the careful & attentive staff. The wine list is magnificent; we choose a wonderful Molly Dooker. The special menu looked good too, with 4 choices for each course. That being said, the food was uncharacteristically uneven. Very good was the Delmonico with a couple of sides. The shrimp cocktail seemed to be frozen/defrosted--and this place has a wonderful raw bar! The other starter, lobster stew, was really flavorful with a decent amount of lobster, BUT at least half the cup was filled with large potato chunks. The coffee-rubbed sirloin was fine, a bit gristly but cooked to order; however, its basalmic blueberry glaze was far too sweet & not complimentary to the meat. The side of scalloped potatoes was a sheer disaster: undercooked potatoes, too many (undercooked) onions, and burned on top. Desserts were also not successful. Carrot "cake" was a slender, soggy layer drowned in syrupy golden raisins and coconut along with a too-sugary glaze; no discernable cream cheese. Cookie Monster Cheesecake was an oreo crust with a bit of chocolate-chip-filled cheesecake filling, overwhelmed with chocolate sauce and more chips (those were pretty good, crunchy and hollow). We should've gone with the creme brulee, always a success. Some of these dishes were simply trying too hard to be creative... Unfortunately, we regularly visit exceptionally creative places, and RS suffers by comparison. They need to stick to their superb chophouse menu! In spite of last night's experience, we really enjoy RS and confidently look forward to our next meal there. We urge everyone to try their regular menu!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been here many times. Always a great meal with great service!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Oysters Rockefeller was excellent. Delmonico was cooked perfectly and very tender, however, it was too salty. Everything on the plate was too salty.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

As indicated in my review, the atmosphere was great for my Wife and I and I would highly recommend it to all my friends and family.

I would like to give two thumbs up on our server, Brittany* (spelling), she was awesome, attentive and very personable. All servers should be like her! I believe she was the "cherry topping" for the great service received. Thanks Brittany (hope you get this) and CONGRATS.

Great place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was wonderful! We were celebrating a birthday. It was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was our fourth visit to Riverstone, as we go there for special occasions, and this was our 30th anniversary. We started at the bar for a cocktail, and enjoyed watching the chef prepare the shellfish dishes, while he explained the differences between the local oysters.

After our drinks, we were seated, and met Charlie, who served us. Charlie was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, specials and very accommodating with our special requests for the dinner. The food was outstanding (ribeye and KC strip), perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was also outstanding, as Charlie did not intrude on our conversation, but seemed to know exactly when to appear table side. As a special touch after the meal, Charlie brought us champagne and fruit on the house. The manager stopped by during our meal to make sure everything was fine.

Riverstone will continue to be the place we go to celebrate special occasions, and we are looking forward to the next special event to celebrate!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was great. Thanks

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

3 of us had the duck. It was amazing, as was the service

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

brought my neighbor for his 75th Birthday. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was amazing! I had the best Cobia I have ever had and my friend had the most massive serving of BBQ bacon wrapped meatloaf. it was all very good. They even presented him with a small bowl of ice cream with a candle to complete his birthday celebration!

Well worth the cost and the trip. Wont be disappointed!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good took awhile to come out. My fish dinner was the best I have ever had. My wife’s crab cakes were cold.

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vip
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of, if not the best restaurants in the Suffolk-Chesapeake area. Make a point of dining here if you are in town!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always a fabulous meal. Service is always impeccable. Well done!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

One of our favorite spots - wish they were over here on the peninsula! Great food and plenty of it. No way we could finish it all - but we didn't let that hold us back. Super steaks

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

All four of us had the prime rib special and all of us loved it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

First time there. Excellent servers made the experience better. Food was excellent also. Their steak cuts were the best, as well as there signature dish. Will go back again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The building and sexier are perfect. The vibe is romantic and comfortable. Nice bar area and outside dining. We enjoyed our meals of lamb, pork chops and duck. Although thenplates came out Luke warm. They would have been delicious hotter. Our server was Ashton she was polite but we felt very forgotten for most of our meal there. We did watch her give better serve and time to surrounding tables. She even apologized for her absence more than halfway through our meal, but no change. 3 of us had entrees and bar drinks, dessert and coffee for $221 plus tip of 20%. Yes we tipped her even though we were not 100% s satisfied. Also 2 of the drinks came out wrong. The manager waked around greeting tables and he passed our table at least 4 times but never stopped to greet us...not sure why. He even looked right at me at one point then turned away.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The overall evening was great, my only small issue was that the food was lukewarm .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We decided to venture away from the Virginia Beach dining scene during a getaway weekend and read about River Stone Chophouse online. We made a reservation and drove about 30 mins into Suffolk to check out RSC. Wow, is all I can say. The restaurant has a great Happy Hour bar area and the dining area can accommodate business casual or casual diners. On this night we observed a mix of both diners. We started out with appetizers and they were perfect. Now, let me describe the entrees in a second wow term - Fabulous! The meals were prepared no less than Chef style and their taste, aroma and quality was above par in all areas. RSC is the real deal when it comes to meat selection, portions and preparation. I can't leave out Mariah, our server, who was super attentive, taking care to turn in our orders according to how she measured when we wanted the next course. The Pork Chop and Shrimp entrees arrived piping hot and tasted as though the chef dropped them in front of us as soon as he decorated the plate. The sides were succulent and seasoned perfectly with the right mixture of spices. Ken, the GM, stopped by to chat with us and he couldn't have been a more gracious gentlemen and restaurant management connoisseur. His passion about working at River Stone Chophouse was evident and that was a true indication on why this location and brand is working so well as by early evening the restaurant was almost packed with people waiting in the lobby for a table. Kudos to the the bar staff for being so friendly and preparing excellent cocktails. The business plan for RSC is working and is a resounding success. If you're ever in the Suffolk, Norfolk or Virginia Beach area you need to visit River Stone Chophouse and please ask for Mariah's section. She's great and will take excellent care of you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was great- a little disappointed that we did not have a whole lobster for the surf/turf for two considering the price.
Also,for the price expected to receive a little more personable service. The server was great for the first part of the meal but once we were done it's like she forgot about us- no more refills- did not pick up the bill immediately. I would think if you want us to come back- you are going to treat me just as well at the end as you did the beginning- to be honest my husband remembers the end service better.
No one even inquired if we were there for a special occasion.
We are new to the Hampton Roads area & will keep looking for that special occasion restaurant

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

When we arrived the restaurant was relatively empty and the hostess would not accommodate a request to sit further away from the entrance.
Our server was great and the food was fantastic.
Despite the issues with seating I would recommend the restaurant to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fallon Rocks!!🤙🏻 Amy Rocks🤙🏻, I will be returning for more!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Amazing food quality and customer service. Made my friends 40th birthday a great experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our whole experience was excellent from the moment we walked in until we left. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the service was on point! The food was so flavorful and we enjoyed every last bite! I would highly recommend Riverstone Chophouse, especially if you are celebrating a special occasion! We were celebrating our 6th Wedding Anniversary.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The staff made our special occasion very nice. It was our 22'nd anniversary. Our waiter was awesome.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Outstanding doesn't begin to describe River Stone! Highly recommended for romantic dinners, business dinners, or evening out with friends.

Immediately greeted at the door by friendly staff. Visited the cozy and causal bar area prior to dinner. Bar staff was awesome. We enjoyed some great appetizers along with a bottle of wine. Wine selection is amazing and affordable. Plenty of cocktails to select from as well.

Once seated in the dinning room, service continued to be exceptional. The atmosphere is relaxing, tastefully decorated, and the tables are semi-private and not crowded. The food was delicious. The manager, Ken, was on top of everything. My meal (steak of course!) was perfect in every aspect.

The drive is a quick 20 minutes from Oyster Point in Newport News. Well worth a visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Authentic, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Have visited Riverstone on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. Food and service always great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I drive from New Jersey to visit my sister in Chesapeake; and we always go to the Riverstone Chop House. This past Friday was no different! Wonderful dinner, drinks, and service. Mr Dodd; the Director of Operations is so nice and helpful! If you are close, you NEED to go!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our first visit to this restaurant!
Morgan was a great hostess!
The food was good !

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We enjoyed the restaurant. Feel strongly need more choices on fish. The special was a fish we never heard of before. Great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

What a nice evening! We met up with some friends for an evening out. We started out at the bar, which was busy and fun...then moved to the dining room for delicious dinner...oysters rock, summer salad, scallops, strip steaks and pork chop. Sides were roasted cauliflower, broccolini, & spinach. Everything was perfectly cooked! We sure enjoyed it-Great place to enjoy an evening out either on a date or with friends! The staff always makes you feel comfortable and we will continue to remain loyal customers.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Excellent ambiance and food. Everyone was prepared to serve us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Combo Date Night / Birthday celebration. Food and service was great. Just the right amount of attention, met our needs but not intrusive. Of course Riverstone is Chophouse is pricey, but unlike many restaurants you leave feeling you got your money's worth for the occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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