Chops Lobster Bar
70 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Barbecue, American, Italian, Steakhouse, European, Seafood, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Solid steak and seafood place. The sides are amazing and the fried lobster is great as an appetizer or alone. Classic atmosphere and great service.
Chops is one of the top steakhouses in Atlanta. The ambiance is classic chophouse, the staff aims to please, and there's something for everyone on the menu. I've been a fan of this place for years. It's pricey (like at least $100 per person) so come prepared to spend a pretty penny.
Hard to beat a steak from any other place! I love the atmosphere and the food here. If you're looking to indulge, I would go with their filet, mac and cheese and french fries. Great place for a cocktail or a nice steak dinner with clients!
Recently took advantage of a $49 three course meal special. Great deal. One of the best steaks around and the tempura lobster tail appetizer is amazing. Great food and great, attentive service. If you are looking for a nice night out, here it is. The atmosphere is refined without being stuffy. I wore nice jeans with a button down and a jacket and fit right in sitting in the lobster bar.
06/06/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I was excited to try Chops since I've heard wonderful things about this place. Service was great. WE started with a bread basket....just ok. Then I had the lobster bisque, which a friend has raved about, just blah to me. Then at the recommendation of one of the folks I was dining with, I ordered the surf and turf. I wasn't expecting my surf to be fried, and my medium-well steak was way overdone. While is was seasoned perfectly, I couldn't enjoy it. I didn't send it back because I was there for lunch and had limited time. My mac & cheese side was overrated and so were the mashed potatoes. My friend ordered the scallops and I was shocked that they were battered as well.
Maybe I'll give them another try but I'll stick to Capital Grille. I've actually had better food at Longhorn and Ruth Chris . Price doesn't always dictate quality.
04/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Was approached as I walked in and told that what I was wearing was not appropriate attire for the restaurant. Was wearing nice button down shirt with cargo style pants, and my wife was wearing a sweater and slacks. My son is 5 and was wearing what all 5 year olds wear. Saw on the website that the restaurant was supposed to be ""upscale casual"", however was then informed at the door after making a reservation the it was ""Business Casual"" which apparently includes a tie and jacket. I wear equipment every day in afghanistan that is more expensive than this guy's entire wardrobe and he has the nerve to say he won't serve me and my family. What a way to treat a Vet. Do not go unless you are trying to impress your date with how much money you are willing to waste for no real purpose. Ended up going to Ruth's Chris Steak House. Had a GREAT waiter, great food, awesome ambiance. Chops is for suckers.....
10/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Fine dining at its best... A step more casual than Chops above it, but with no cut corners on the menu.
Most delicious lobster bisque that I actually ordered an additional bowl, and upon sampling mine, 2 other diners at my table ordered a bowl as well. I had the salmon as my entree and was blown away by the freshness and seasoning of the fish. My meal was accompanied witht the special martini of the evening and I could not have been more pleased.
The staff, although experienced, was not much of a modern upbeat group and some of the beverages went empty to long, considering the caliber and accolade of the restaurant.
I would most definely dine again and would consider such a venue for lunch dining as well.
06/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is a very upscale restaurant that I would reccommend to anyone that loves fine dining!!! The food is sensationable... The dishes are expensive, but who cares gas is nearly $5.00 a gallon so why not pay good money for good food and great service!!!
04/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After having dinner at the Lobster Bar with my significant other Friday night, we can honestly say that we not be returning. Upon arriving we were immediately seated and to our dismay our table was extremely unbalanced to the point our water would spill out of the glass if the table was bumped. I actually had to ask our waiter to put something under the table to prevent it from shaking. Dealling with a shaky table would have been OK within itself however the unfortunate experience did not stop there. When his 4lb Lobster was brought out over cooked and unseasoned the evening continued to get worse. He wasn't even able to finish it because it was so poorly cooked. We continued to try and enjoy the evening as much as possible and I decided not to complain at that point because we really just wanted to leave. The next morning he went out to start his truck and the battery was dead. Why? Because the valet turned on his lights instead of keeping them on automatic lights. His lights had been on all night because of a valet mistake. On Sunday I decided to call and express my concerns to the manager. Not because we wanted to be compensated because we already decided we would not be visiting there again, but in hopes another customer didn't experience what we did. The manager who I expressed my concerns to had an excuse for everything. The table was shakey because it was half on carpet and half on tile. The lobster was rubbery because it was a 4lb lobster. The valets always turn the lights on fully. As a customer of such a high profile restaurant I expect my concerns to be heard out with out excuses being made. If 4lb lobsters are rubbery then why serve them on your menu? If having tables split on carpet and tile causes instabilty find something to fix the issue prior to the customer sitting down? An experienced valet would know the difference between automatic lights and manual lights if he looked at the dial when he touched it? Low Class Service.
There are really no words to explain my whole experience at this restuarant. The servers were good, but they could learn a little from the servers at Bone's. This was the best food that I've ever had. The lobster that I had at Bone's was unbelievably good, but the filet mignon and fried lobster tail that I had at Chops made me speechless! When I want to splurge, this is where I will be going. Make sure your wallet is up to par!
03/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had a business lunch at Chops recently (we ate upstairs - I think Lobster Bar isn't open for lunch) and it the experience was flawless. We had crabcakes (which were so full of crab meat - almost no breading) and lobster bisque to start and steaks for main course. All of the steaks were cooked perfectly to our specifications. The servers were impressive because they provided everything we needed before we could even ask - a great advantage when you're trying to have a meeting. Usually, I wouldn't get dessert at lunch, but the creme brulee piled high with gorgeous fresh berries was well worth the exception. All in all, it was a great experience and far exceeded all expectations. Chops is the first place on my list of great lunch (and dinner, I'm sure) spots!
03/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Recommend making reservations, or you could wait some time to be seated. Took my husband there for his birthday dinner and it was very good. I had told the reservationist beforehand that it was his birthday and everyone from the host, servers made a note to mention ""Happy Birthday"" to him. We tried the house special lobster as an appetizer and it was very good, with wonderful sauces. I had a crab chowder which could have been more flavorful - not to thick, though and that's what I prefer. My husband had the ribeye, I had the pan roasted chicken - and they were both absolutely delicious. Dessert, we had rum raisin bread pudding. Also very tasty.
I give this two thumbs up! Attentive service, delicious food, a bit pricey.
09/21/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have dined at Chops a handfull of times over the past year and each time have been very impressed. The staff was friendly, the steak was prepared exactly to my liking. Our waiter was an expert in wine paring, and made our experience very enjoyable. Hands down the best steak house I've been to in Atlanta.
Chops, like the other restaurants in the Buckhead Life Group, has always been the standard in its niche! My husband and I celebrated my birthday there recently, and on all accounts we thoroughly enjoyed the experience...from the server, to the time it took for the meal to arrive, to the food itself and of course the atmosphere, we couldn't have been more pleased. When we tell others that these are some of our favorite restaurants, the comment we most often hear is that they tend to be expensive. For us, it is all about value, and we truly believe we get that at Chops! The portions are generous, so plan to go hungry!!!
Can't go wrong here. My husband can order steak and I can have crab cakes and lobster. Ask the bar tender to recommend wine for your meal. Our's went perfectly. The crab cakes were full of huge chunks of crab instead of being ground fine with a lot of filler. Also, the dips/sauces were incredible!