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River Stone Chophouse

4.3
1412 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(757) 638-7990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Jones
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
College Drive
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Private parking lot with over flow parking in the adjacent office building lot.
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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.
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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

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.

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What 1412 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Traveling with a stay in Norfolk. What a wonderful dinner. Great atmosphere, friendly professional service, Kelsey was our server. Wonderful salad lightly dressed, NY strip was delicious, lobster stew in a light cream sauce was perfect.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

At the table right next to us, there were two men who were speaking loudly and using profanity the entire hour and a half that we were seated. It was unbearable. Also, our server seemed to ignore us several times. We were clearly sitting there no longer eating and just waiting for the next step, but she walked right past us over and over again for 15-30 minutes. Finally, the steak and lobster were chewy. In our opinion, the meal was not worth $100.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

this was a wonderful experience for Mothers day...she enjoyed every moment.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I enjoyed being in a quiet and cozy atmosphere. The restaurant was beautiful and the food was excellent. The staff was very professional and was very knowledgeable about the menu. I enjoyed my dining experience there.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was amazing, the service was outstanding and the restaurant was beautiful and accommodating to our large group!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day was absolutely wonderful. The food excellent all done to perfection and service all superb. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Only one issue a LONG WAIT despite having 7:45pm reservations didn't get seated until almost 8:15pm which is a good thing means place is good place to eat. The food was excellent and the wait was worth it. Perfect doesn't exist to me but this came close.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was our 35th and the staff made it a wonderful celebrations!

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Had dinner on a Monday night celebrating the 51st wedding anniversary of a couple. The service was great and they were given complimentary champagne to toast each other and red grapes. They enjoyed their food, which was crab cakes, filet mignon and asparagus. I had salmon. My food was just okay. The salmon had a bland sauce but the broccolini was delicious. For dessert they had key lime pie that they also enjoyed. Their drinks were served as they should have been- she sometimes has to explain how hers is supposed to be served. The room was very cold, which was uncomfortable. I’ve been there several times before and recommend it for service and ambiance only.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Our wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food, great service. The atmosphere was wonderful and we will come back again. Justin the host was very nice.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

A fantastic restaurant that we have enjoyed for years (since they opened) for special occasions and just don't feel like cooking nights. Plenty of options for everyone. Fabulous wine list and cocktails. Always a pleasure.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We had a reservation. Were seated right away. We were served water but then waited and waited. We had more than enough time to read through there extensive wine list. Then we read the entire menu a few times. Still no server came to our table. After more than 15 minutes - closer to 20 minutes I got up and went to the hostess. I explained that we had been waiting all this time and never saw our waitress/waiter. The manager approached the hostess station and I went and sat dow. A waitress came right over along with the manager who gave us shrimp cocktail and an apology. Our new waitress was great and the rest of the evening went good. I had steak which was very good. However Ruth Chris’s is much better. The lamb was good but not great. Overall it was good.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal at the restaurant. Everything was wonderful and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Took my girlfriend here for our 1st anniversary and she absolutely love it. It was very romantic and the service was superb. I definitely recommend this restaurant for any celebration.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We've been going here since it opened in 2008 and it never disappoints!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Is nice for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I planned an evening out to a River Stone Chophouse for my fiancée’s birthday. The restaurant is beautiful. I booked a reservation ahead of time and let it be known that we were celebrating a birthday. When the server came to the table she greeted us and said “I hear we are celebrating, happy anniversary.” I politely corrected her, everyone makes mistakes, however she did not follow it up with an apology or even a happy birthday to him for that matter. Odd. Onto the drink order...my fiancée ordered a Stella (she seemed confused as to what it was and after some explaining it rang a bell for her) I asked her if she could recommend a sweet red wine, she responded with they didn’t have any sweet reds. Truthfully I felt she didn’t really know the answer and instead just gave us a no. An appropriate response would have been to check with the bartender if she wasn’t familiar with the wine list. Next we ordered our appetizers, I ordered a salad with no tomatoes, my fiancée ordered the crab stuffed mushrooms. His mushrooms came out and were delicious, my salad arrived along with the entrees and with tomatoes on top. Another employee brought these out, our server did not come back to check on us for a while so I ate around them, thankfully it’s not an allergy, just a preference. My fiancée ordered the RibEye and I ordered the sirloin bites as our enteees. I asked for mine well done/no pink, they arrived medium well. When I explained this to the server she seemed to have an attitude and brought them back to the kitchen. Later on she brought them back out on the same plate with the same cold onion strings. Not ideal. The overall experience was good, because of the atmosphere and quality of my fiancées RibEye. However, our meal cost $195, I felt that we could have gone to Outback Steakhouse where we are regulars, spent a third of the cost and would have received better service. The servers attitude and lack of attention to detail ruined it for us. We won’t return.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was a great experience. The service and the menu are at a top level. The meat is unbelievable...Ambiance cozy and good to have special event and/or business lunch/dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Outstanding service. Food was perfect. Our server, Rizzo, made our anniversary spectacular.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Consistently excellent preparation of beef in particular. Service is always strong. Recommend when in the area

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was truly impressed by the atmosphere, food and overall experience. We will be back again.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First visit for brunch and it was very delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We loved every second of our experience. The minute we walked in we could tell this would be a special treat. Everything we had, from the handcrafted cocktails, appetizers, main course, sides and dessert was a cut above the ordinary food you find in the area. You could tell the great care taken in the kitchen to provide an extraordinary experience for us. Absolutely, hands down my favorite spot for upscale food in Suffolk.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The atmosphere inspired awe and at the same time touches a gentler, more loving side in each of us. We gathered to say goodbye after a weekend of family fun. So many delicious dishes to choose. My only regret is that I could not sample them all. Everyone went their separate ways to travel home and what a way to say so long. This just might become a family tradition!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The hostesses were very nice, professional and made sure we were seated as soon as a table became available. Our appt was for 8:00 and at 8:01 they were apologizing for our wait (what wait! Lol) we were seated by 8:05. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and answered all our questions. The other servers were friendly as well. The food was amazing. The bread was hands down the best I’ve EVER had. Everything was perfectly cooked. The food came out times perfectly. Nothing took a long time and nothing came out too early. My one and only “complaint” would be that the Chocolate cake wasn’t great, kind of bland. But everything else was perfection. I strongly suggest the Scottish Salmon. The pomegranate mojito was really good also. OH! And the place is just gorgeous!!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Smaller portions than expected.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Beautiful place with great opportunity but the food flavor is missing. Nothing we ordered had flavor or seasoning. Very disappointed and won't be back. Muscles we not cooked enough and watery filet mignon lacked flavor. Great wine list but check the price before you order and before you pay the bill. My wine went up 15.00. They did correct the bill but it was a weird situation. I hope they hire a head chef to oversee the food quality vs price.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We came for Restaurant Week and, not only was the food delicious, it was very well-portioned for the $40 price. Both of us very much enjoyed our entrée choices. The staff was very friendly and our server, though handling quite a few tables, did an excellent job. We will return.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were at the RiverStone for brunch and ,as usual, the selection was varied, the food was excellent, and the service was excellent as well. I highly recommend the Riverstone Chop House
for any occasion!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have dined there many times but food and service were very lacking. One in our party had dietary restrictions and they were displeased with accommodating her. The other meals were high in price and not a good value for what we got. There are many other great restaurants out there that are more welcoming with better food. I will not be back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The layout of the dining area where we sat had no "flow" so there seemed to be a lot of waiter activity running all around us. The Staff was very pleasant, but we had to remind our waiter a few times that he'd forgotten to bring the wine. While the food was quite good, I wouldn't necessarily go there except for a special occasion because the food was REALLY overpriced.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fine dining experience, the shrimp was over cooked, and the steak was under seasoned. The salt and pepper shakers were difficult to figure out how to use. Not very romantic that I had to bang on the top to get the salt out. We had the apple cinnamon pound cake desert, which was amazing. Our appetizer was the crab dip, which the flavor of the crab did not come through. Would not recommend this place.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Wife’s steak had to be cooked 3 times. It was ordered medium but came out charred the first time. Waiter noticed, but still served it. Second came out looking good on the inside but rare in the middle. Heated it back up and finally came out good. Rock fish I ordered came out looking good, but also undercooked in the middle. Didn’t send it back, just choked it down not wanting to cause more drama for the server. App and desert was great. Manager comp’d the steak which was nice. But overall, who ever was working the broiler that night was not on point. Great atmosphere. But for the price, the food should have at least been cooked correctly.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great service. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about all menu options/choices and was very engaging and attentive. Setting was nice although for just a couple, the tables felt a bit large. Plate presentations were all very nicely done and the steak was great; being exactly what it should for the temperature ordered. With most quality chop houses, I would discourage ordering anything past medium. Atmosphere was just right for conversations and not rushed in the least. Price wise it's close to a Ruth's Chris where you'll spend roughly about 150 for dinner for two with most dinner menu pairings. Wine choices are broad and higher end. Overall a very nice experience and one to keep in mind for visiting guests and other special occasions.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Took my wife here for her birthday. I found this place after looking for a fine dining restaurant. My wife ordered the Crispy Duck Breast, but it wasn't crispy and it was also undercooked. She asked for medium but some of the pieces were barely rare. The meat was also fatty but I don't know if that's how duck meat is. However, she did enjoy the parsnip puree and cassis syrup. She did say that she would not order that again.

I ordered the Pan-Seared Scottish Salmon, made with fresh gnocchi with a lemon cream sauce. That dish was beyond delicious. The description mentioned something about horseradish, but that was clearly absent.

For dessert we had the Apple Cinnamon Pound Cake except it wasn't pound cake and there were no walnuts which the menu said was part of the dish. It was delicious, but wasn't as the menu had it described.

One of my gripes is that our server did not share the specials with us, or go over what a chophouse is. We overheard another server doing that and he was doing it like a pro. One of those dishes he described sounded great but I had already ordered, so it became a moot point. I had also made an online reservation and selected that we would be celebrating my wife's birthday. Granted, I didn't know what to expect but the only reason they figured it out was that I brought her gift along, and so our server put a candle in our dessert. So... what's the point in providing a reason?

My last, minor, gripe is that the website states a dress code of business casual in the main dining room. We were in the main dining room where all the other gentlemen were wearing short sleeve shirts, t-shirts and jeans. I suppose you're not going to refuse service to a paying customer, but then again... what's the point of advertising a dress code? Or maybe I don't know what business casual is, despite my jacket and tie.


Better luck next time.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The $49 house special dry aged ribeye was significantly over cooked. We were told that there was a “misunderstanding” between the waiter and the chief. So, stoping eating and waiting for the replacement is far from ideal. We were not offered anything to compensate, not even free desert. We don’t like paying full price for “misunderstandings”. This meal should have been at no charge.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I attended a Christmas part here last year. The food was great then, which is what brought me back. This trip was very disappointing and I regret suggesting to my friends. It started our great, a first class presentation. However, when our food arrived it was luke warm. My New York strip was tuff, so tuff there was a 2" section I could not even cut through with a steak knife. I don't mind paying a high price for a good meal, this was not it. Honestly, Longhorn chain is much better and a 1/4 of the price.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

You have a dress code that seems to no longer be enforced. We saw many people in jeans and hoodies and men in hats. Why have a dress code if you don't enforce this? We also had to deal with a crying babies after we arrived and when they left another couple arrived with their loud toddler. We have been there as we have kids and understand how hard this is, but kids should not be taken EVERYWHERE. This can ruin a night for someone else quickly. It takes away the romantic ambiance we look for when coming here. Maybe you all should be families with small children in another area. Just a suggestion. This was our 18th wedding anniversary and lets just say while the food, the staff, and everything else was wonderful - our surroundings were terrible and made us feel like we were at an Apple Bees/Chilis/Red Robin or similar. We left shaking our heads - did we just pay $300 for that??!!? Yuck.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent service. Delicious food. Very nice setting. Perfect for sharing an intimate occasion with someone special. Will return soon.

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