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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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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