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Savannah Chop House

4.1
1660 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic

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Dine on steak and more at Savannah Chop House. Its cozy lodge-style setting features a stone fireplace and booth seating. Savannah Chop House offers tasty appetizers like smoked salmon with an avocado mousse, fried calamari and raw oysters with a champagne Granny Smith apple mignonette. Guests can dine on a main course of bistro beef medallions, sesame-seared Ahi tuna, boneless rib-eye steak or barbecue ribs. This restaurant also serves sandwiches, soup and desserts.

Savannah Chop House features a terrace with firepit for guests to converse while dining and enjoying distant ocean views. It has a lounge area with live music and private rooms for hosting events. This restaurant offers carry-out services and has a daily happy hour with specials.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 493-7107
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lucio Rios
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Private party facilities
Whether planning a corporate event with associates or gathering with the closest of friends and family, Savannah Chop House invites you to plan your event with us. We feature elegant private rooms for any special occasion and will see to your every need to make your event a time to be remembered.
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Private party contact
Julie Barnes: (855) 389-4010
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Cross street
Camino Del Avion
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Parking details
Both self parking and valet available.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment in our fireplace bar and lounge six nights a week !!
LeGrand-Tuesday and Saturday
Brian Young Blues Thurs/Friday
Sky Green Wednesday
Magic Sundays!!! Enjoy table side magic from 5:30-8pm.
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Special events & promotions
HAPPY HOUR SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!

ENJOY OUR NEW SUMMER MENU!!

PRIME RIB SUNDAYS/MONDAYS:
3-Course Prime Rib Dinner for only $29.95

SUNDAY MAGIC!! Featuring table-side magic by John George - 5:30-8 pm

DAILY HAPPY HOUR - 4:00-7pm
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on September 30, 2015

Seared Sonoma County Foie Gras is layered atop nectarine, cheese toast, and honey gastrique. The foie gras was seared perfectly while maintaining a soft, creamy, velvety interior. The foie gras flavor worked well with the nectarine and honey gastrique - creamy, sweet, and tangy balance.

Southern Chopped Salad is topped with tomato, corn, egg, bacon, avocado, red onion, and tossed in sherry vinaigrette. The salad was refreshingly light. The lettuce was crisp with bright, colorful, and appetizing presentation. The flavors also worked well together from the sweet corn, salty bacon, creamy avocado, and zingy onion.

Voodoo Flat Iron is atop jalapeno cheddar scalloped potatoes, creole sauce, and topped with Cajun succotash. The steak was perfectly grilled to rare and cut like butter. The jalapeno cheddar scalloped potatoes were cheesy with a little spicy kick. The Cajun succotash was bright and refreshing with crunchy texture from the bell peppers. The creole sauce was fantastic! This sauce would work great with other dishes as well like a shrimp creole atop cheese grits or crawfish étouffée atop white rice.

Barbeque Ribs (special from the old menu) are cured baby back ribs, slow-cooked in their own juices, slathered with house BBQ sauce and served with slaw and fries. The ribs were tender and cleanly pulled away from the bone. The meat was seasoned well, but the BBQ sauce too tomatoey. Spicy, sweet, and/or smoky would work better. The fries were a little overdone, but crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. The coleslaw was seasoned differently with paprika which is nice change, but it could be a little creamier.

Brioche Apple Bread Pudding is made with brioche, vanilla bean custard, apples, caramel, and topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. The brioche gave the bread pudding a luxurious custardy texture. The apple added a subtle flavor and sweetness. The vanilla ice cream and whipped cream added a nice creaminess.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2015

my short ribs was excellent - ordered the salad and dessert combo with it and we shared those. companions had the lobster tail and filet. all content with food and welcoming service.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2015

We were visiting family. They decided to take us somewhere new that they had enjoyed. What a fine! The food was wonderful; some of the best lobster bisque I've ever eaten. We will return next time we are in Dana Point.

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2015

We requested a booth for dinner when reserving our dinner and they tried to seat us at a table that was open and shared by another table. This was a anniversary dinner and we didn't want to share our seating. The moved us to a booth once I said something. The server was prompt but seemed very over whelmed and shaky. The food was ok at best ordered a bone in ribeye and is what leather tough, could not finish it. the didn't even ask how it was as it was obvious the 3/4 of the steak was still on the plate when the server cleared the plate. When the server greater us we asked how he was doing and her skin we'll better this time as management is better than the previous management??? We didn't need to hear all that?? Well I would not recommend this restaurant as there are so many other choices out there.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2015

While the overall dining experience was very enjoyable, food, service, wine and atmosphere, it really lost its ambiance when they had placed BUTCHER PAPER on top of the table cloth. By doing this they truly cheapened the mood and the class of the restaurant . Should I return for another evening of dining, I personally would REMOVE the paper from the table. Should they feel a need to say something, then I would tell them to take $5.00 and add to my bill for laundry expense.

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3.0Dined on September 19, 2015

Well the Savanah Chop House used to be one of our favorite restaurants to patron. Is also used to have excellent food and five star service. As of late, the food quality has diminished to sub par, the service was about average and the wine mark-up was north of 200%. One of out entrees (soft shell crab) was returned due to the poor texture/taste. This never would gave been an issue in the past. Anyhow, enough negativity.... the ambiance is still nice....

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2015

The service was friendly the food was good and the music was awesome. Great place to hang on a Friday night.

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3.0Dined on September 13, 2015

The air conditioning was used very sparingly! Needless to say it was not a very pleasant experience as we were all uncomfortable with the high temperature in the dining room.

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2015

Great service. Laid back, but elegant.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2015

First time dining here. We do not eat out much anymore due to disappoint in food and service. However this visit was nice. We have no complaints.

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1.0Dined on September 11, 2015

We ordered the Surf and Turf and although the lobster was fair, the steaks were very tough, cold in the middle (although ordered "medium") and watery, tasteless. Perhaps just taken from the freezer??

Service was so slow it prevented us from complaining and waiting for a replacement order.
The manager only comp'd us for a bowl of lobster bisque!!!

The temperature within the dining room was very cold and we complained twice about it. I observed other people trying to wrap themselves in outer clothing and overheard them say how cold it way.

It was a very, very disappointing dining experience.

I'm sorry I cannot recommend this to neighbors and friends.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2015

I decided to bring my daughters in for a nice Friday evening dinner. The atmosphere I the dining room was classy, quiet and welcoming. Our server Eric was excellent. He recommended delicious entrees. I had the bacon wrapped Opah, deliciously paired with polenta and a garlic mashed potato. The presentation was beautiful and the Opah was perfectly cooked. It was very reasonably priced.
I highly recommend Savannah Chophouse for its overall quality. Thank you again Eric, we will be back.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2015

As always the experience was grand! The manager, Anne, greeted me with a smile and a warm welcome and the head Chef Chris came out to my table and brought me an amazing dessert, Banana Brulee! It was a great dining experience, can't wait to get back.

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2015

We had not been to Savannah's for awhile, I took my wife Saturday night and had a great time.
The service was excellent- thank you Eric for such great service. The food was also excellent- thanks Chris for doing such a great job in the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

The sole was fabulous! The service was better. I love this place.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

George and I cannot thank you enough for our wonderful gift of the $60/$30. We always feel so welcome here at the restaurant. The food was amazingly delicious, the service great.
Our server Sandy is a wonderful, intelligent young lady. Phil, the new GM, is truly outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2015

The Bison short ribs we great! Tender enough to cut with a fork! The service was awesome. I felt like family and everyone greeted me with a smile. The music was performed by a very entertaining blues band and the crowd danced nonstop.

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2.0Dined on September 4, 2015

Server was horrible. Never brought silverware, took drink orders or asked if we wanted to hear the specials. Appatizer that we ordered came out with no extra plates and no chips for artichoke dip. Our server was horrible!!!!!!!

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1.0Dined on August 22, 2015

Tried Savahanna for the first time. Service was very slow. Took 20 minutes to get a drink. Felt out of place because every table had people that were over 65. By 8:30 the place was empty. Food marginal at best. Won't be back.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2015

This was our first time to the Savannah Chop House which was recommended to us by a neighbor. I made our reservation on line and was very impressed with the web site and the follow up. It was our anniversary and our server acknowledged it with a surprise treat for dessert. We planned to stay for the music but will have to do that next time we come.

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3.0Dined on August 15, 2015

My wife and I choose to eat at the bar. We like the action, the service, and the live entertainment. However, the bar stool cushions are so collapsed, you are sitting with the bar at chest height, which is very uncomfortable ... a relatively low cost repair to otherwise nice chairs.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2015

It was interesting, the restaurant was empty accept for one other group, and for some reason the hostess sat us right next to them. We went to dinner early on purpose to have a quiet dinner, but sadly that didn't happen. Should have sat in the bar since we had to deal with noise anyway... And the food was just okay, nothing supper fancy about this place. Just happens to be close to the theater, so we can have a couple of drinks before walking over to see a movie...

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2015

Great service, great food (filet was amazing as well as the shrimp). Highly recommended for the level of service and quality of food. It was a Sunday night, so the place wasn't slammed, but that was nice not to have to deal with a packed house. Will definitely go back.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2015

The restaurant is old school on the inside while the food tries to be new and hip and fails miserably.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2015

Have never had a less than delicious meal here! Staff is great, love the live music, great bar. Even made a dish not on the menu at this time...spinach salad!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2015

We felt well taken care of and the evening felt 'special.'
Thank you.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2015

Savannah offers a "Perfect 10" menu, a smaller entrée for only $10, which was perfect for us. One of us took advantage of the $10 add-on to include salad and dessert, and we split those. Makes an economical meal, without waste, in a nice hunting lodge ambience. The Bar can be energetic with music that makes conversation difficult. We sat in the back room which was very quiet - an unusual find these days.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2015

The food is always excellent. We particularly enjoy the perfect 10 and 15 menus

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1.0Dined on July 19, 2015

We dropped in to Savannah after seeing at a movie at the nearby cinema. It was a Sunday night and very quite. The wait staff was as inattentive as they come, and behaved as thought they did not want to be bothered by guests. Order their specialty martinis with blue cheese olives, and it was delivered without blue cheese olives. When I asked the waitress for blue cheese olives, she informed me, with a blank stare, they just ran out (what? - sent back). Next ordered the 9 oz wine pour and got the 6 oz pour my wife order. When I highlighted to the waitress that our glasses were the same, she informed my my wife's was just a "fat" pour.
Food was the topper. Ordered the Lamp Chops medium rare. When they arrived, they were so overdone that the bones broke off in our hands as we attempted to eat.

Oh - When we got the bill, the martini I sent back was still charged.

This restaurant is ridiculously overpriced and of very poor quality and service. Check out spots in Dana Point such as Waterman's, or San Clemente such as South of Nicks and St. Roy/The Vine. You'll have a much better time.

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2015

We've been coming here for years. Sometimes it's very enjoyable. The cocktails are good and most of the time the food is pretty good. We happen to like the décor ... old NY red leather deep booth seating. It's a little old world, but it works. The food has been wonderful at times, but it's spotty. A bad night just isn't worth another try. The best thing on the menu is the short ribs.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2015

The VooDoo Flatiron was to die for... I almost licked the plate. My daughter likes very plain food and had the Cheesy Caprese (Fancy Grilled Cheese) and loved it. We also had desserts - sorbet and carrot cake and they were wonderful. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly, joking with us and making sure that we had what we needed.

This was a first visit to this restaurant but it will not be the last.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2015

would prefer not having brown paper over the table cloth. Dimmer lighting for evening dining would be nice

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2015

They offer good food and quiet dinning or you can join in at the roomy bar area for wonderful blues band music with dancing and great mixologist for martini or other beverages. Very nice.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2015

I was recommended Savannah Chop house by a couple people. So me and my wife decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. We were very disappointed by the service. I mean if we are going to pay $150 for two and only have one drink I expect excellent service but I was so disappointed. First we were sat and had to wait 5 min before someone even offered us bread and water. Then a couple minutes later our waiter came took our order. Now don't get me wrong there are no complaints about the food because it was delicious! The steaks were mouth watering! But like I said we expect some outstanding service if I'm going to shell out that kind of money. After we received our meal the waiter checked on us once at the very beginning and that's it! I had one margarita to start and he never asked if I would like another or even if I would like a different beverage after I was done. The other thing that threw me off was a person training, to be a waiter I think but he was dressed in regular clothes. Jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt. I just thought it was odd that a place like this had such a low standard for dress for the employees. There were some waiters in ties and vests that looked sharp while there were others wait staff in just button up shirts and jeans. Very odd. This will most likely be the last time I will come to this place. A Ruth's Chris or Flemmings would get me the same quality food but much better service.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2015

We hadn't been there for a few years, but this visit was very good. I had the special boneless rib eye steak, and my wife had the small lamb chops. The steak was great, and my wife rated the lamb as very good. The selection of wine by the glass was better than most, and I had an excellent Hess Treo blend. It went well w/ the steak. And the sorbet trio was the perfect finish.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2015

The menu is varied. I love the $10 and $15 menus. I had the lamb chops and they were terrific. My friend had the chicken marsala and was very pleased. The atmosphere is quiet and comfortable.

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2015

I love this place. However, the night we were there two waiters failed to show up and our poor waiter was over worked and stressed. I only wish he would have told us this at the beginning of the meal so that we would understand why it took nearly an hour for our entree to be delivered. Things like this happen but the customer should be told.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2015

Our favorite local place to entertain friends and visitors. Gracious server's ,a quiet background that allows easy conversation. Delicious food catering to many tastes at reasonable prices. Ambience is classic and comfortable.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2015

Everything was lovely with the exception of the music, rhythm and blues inappropriate for a restaurant as gracious as this. Quiet background music, piano, something soothing and unobtrusive, would be welcome.

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2015

The ambience was pleasant enough but the food was nothing to write home about. Our server was very friendly and helpful as was the manager but the food just wasn't good enough for us to return. We enjoyed 1/2 off our bottle of wine but after tasting the food it appeared this place is doing what it can to stay afloat.

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