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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romantic (23)
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Special Occasion (22)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

Great evening not rushed and the meal was delicious!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great date night. She loved it.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had free gift card to return visit. Worst service.

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 (Richmond)·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 29, 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 25, 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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·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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·Dined on December 23, 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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·Dined on December 23, 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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·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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·Dined on December 20, 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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 (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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·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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 (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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 (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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