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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (27)
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Romantic (26)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined a day ago

We love Riverstone Chophouse. We had the dinner for 2 with filet Minot and lobster. Our waitress Ashton was awesome. She made sure we were well taken care of all night.

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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 2 days ago

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Extensive wine list. Wonderful food. Server Kevin was knowledgeable and attentive, but not intrusive.
Great for foodies!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Took almost 2 hours to get our food. Unacceptable, even for a holiday.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Great romantic atmosphere. I choose this place for my Valentine's Date and to ask my girlfriend to marry me! She said yes!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was amazing Danielle our server was attentive witty warm and friendly also helpful. Food was first rate. It is pricey but worth it

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had the Sunday Buffet. The choices were very limited, not replaced frequently, so not fresh and they ran out of Prime Rib after about 1 hour (noon) during a brunch that goes until 3pm. Eggs and bacon are not worth $25.00 from a buffet.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We brought our friends to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They thoroughly enjoyed their evening. We were there for over 3 hours!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dining experience was amazing. Food was delicious, service was amazing, only thing they definitely take their time in between ordering and receiving your order.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Frequent diner at this establishment and always pleased.

Steaks are on par with any premium steakhouse, and the service is consistently excellent.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Riverstone is always our top choice for date night. We have never had a bad meal or experience! Truly top notch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was phenomenal! We had to wait quite a bit in between appetizers, entree, dessert since it was so busy, but it was ok since we were in a date.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our waitress Brittany was awesome! Very friendly and personable. The food was quite delicious, although a little pricey.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Another great meal! If it's on the menu you have to try the Sweet Potato Casserole. It is quite good!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great Sunday Brunch, maybe the best anywhere in Hampton Roads! Great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great evening not rushed and the meal was delicious!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was outstanding, but the wine list was un readable print was too small

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great date night. She loved it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had free gift card to return visit. Worst service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Another enjoyable experience. Food was terrific and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Took my GF on a date here it. We both enjoyed the ambiance as well as the amazing food. Would recommended for a romantic special date night.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our first time there was on Christmas Eve. Looks like we may have started a new tradition.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

there was confusion about who was our server. we waited for drinks for 25 minutes. Once the issue was resolved the rest of the evening was great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had to wait almost two hours before our food arrived. We were compensated for our wait. Other than that we had a really nice time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It’s a great establishment with outstanding service. Was blown away by the hospitality displayed while we there.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service and selection as usual. Our server, Dave, was top-notch.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food and table service!

I always make a point to visit when in the area. I am never disappointed.

Always a fabulous meal!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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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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