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.
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private parking lot with over flow parking in the adjacent office building lot.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
~Monthly Wine Tastings.
-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 for additional information.
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
Nice atmosphere and wonderful service. The food was not the best for the price.
This will be my second experience here at The River where it will not be my last. After making a reservation, and changing it multiple times due to my son's baseball game, I had reached my limit. Even with extending that time, we were late to our reservation. And then we received a very unexpected call expecting the worse (closing time is at 10:30). It was the restaurant asking if would still make it. As we were seated at the table, we were informed that the kitchen closed at 9:30 (it's 9:35) however, the chef was nice enough to keep the kitchen opened just for us. I'm not implying that they do this all the time. We just don't get a chance to go out often. Overall...everything was GREAT!
River Stone Chophouse is a handsome subu ...
River Stone Chophouse is a handsome suburban restaurant with the strengths and hesitations that go with that category of dining place. But we thought it was considerably better than most of that ilk of restaurant. The service was superb, the entrees were what they need to be in order to make it in a suburban setting, that is, large and meaty, but there were a large number of creative appetizers and sides and the chef is willing to go beyond the predictable, including with the entrees. The decor is sophisticated and the seating allows for lots of privacy. It's possible to have a conversation without having to raise your voice. On the whole a great place for a great evening.
The wine selection is marvelous and ther ...
The wine selection is marvelous and there are always good choices in any price range. The bar drinks are smooth and never overpowering. I especially enjoy the special chef selections; there is so much creativity in their kitchen!
Bought my date to celebrate her birthday ...
Bought my date to celebrate her birthday. Excellent service, food & ambiance.
I had the colassal shrimp. Way over coo ...
I had the colassal shrimp. Way over cooked. Service ok.
Our first time and we were celebrating ...
Our first time and we were celebrating my husbands birthday. He, as well as my daughter and myself, love a good steak and good food. The atmosphere, service, and food was awesome! We like dining where there is great service and wonderful food and great atmosphere! Thank you for providing such a wonderful place and wish Franklin, Va., had some place like Riverstone Chop House! We plan to return in the future!
Excellent service and the food was reall ...
Excellent service and the food was really delicious and presented well. Will definitely go back to fine again.
Great food, great service. Everything you expect in a top tier restaurant
The food was excellent maybe the best sa ...
The food was excellent maybe the best salmon ever. The service was excellent as usual.
Enjoyable experience every time!
We visit Riverstone Chop House for special occasions. We've enjoyed every visit to date. The service and food are always outstanding.
Great dining experience
Was seated promptly at my reservation time. Wait staff were very courteous and efficient. Lobster stew was served piping hot. It was very tasty. Steak was a little cold, but also very good. Salad had a bit too much dressing for my taste, but was satisfying overall. Very pleasant dining experience. Highly recommended if in the area.
Found this place by accident on the web but it was a great find. This spot and location was everything I had hoped for because I was bringing a friend there to celebrate his birthday and the food had to be perfect. Especially when they have Celiac disease. The server was very knowledgeable of the ingredients and how various dishes were prepared. He had the shark and of course I couldn't resist a steak. She also kept our glasses filled with our favorite Mascato and was very pleasant each time she came to the table. We had such a great time, I can't wait to come back again.
Definitely a pricey place
The food was fine, but the prices are a bit high for the quality of the product. My filet was cooked medium as ordered though was the toughest I'd ever had (not so tough I couldn't eat it, just noticeably tough for a filet) . Took quite a long time to place orders and get the check (though if you needed any water at all, they were filling up your glass). We had kids with us so a little less waiting around would've been nice.
Service is exceptional, restaurant is ve ...
Service is exceptional, restaurant is very nice.
The food was great and atmosphere, more kid-friendly than I expected. Not special enough to eat here on a weekly basis, but great for special occasions. I would definitely recommend everyone to atleast try it once.
Excellent food quality and quantity
We were amazed at the quality and quantity of our entrees. The staff were attentive, friendly and very accommodating. Enjoyed the ambiance and decor; a classy place for a special occasion.
Food quality doesn't match the price.
I was fortunate to go to the chop house during restaurant week, where a 3 course meal was $30. The food was good but I've had better at a much more reasonable price. We had the meatloaf and the New York strip steak for our entree, which is normally $33 and $30 for the entree (sides are a la carte). I would never pay the normal price for what we got. I don't mind paying high prices for good food, but not for the standard steak I got that I could get at the store. It's a nice place with great service, but the prices don't match the food quality.
Always enjoy Dinners at RS- Especially r ...
Always enjoy Dinners at RS- Especially restaurant Week. One of our favorites, especially when they have Pappy Van Winkle on hand!
Went here for Restaurant Week! Deliciou ...
Went here for Restaurant Week! Delicious Food Attentive Staff Wonderful Ambiance A great spot for date night Also there is a wonderful happy hour in the lounge from 3 to 6. We will definitely be returning!!
Love this place!
Met friends during Suffolk restaurant week. Great menu selections with opportunity to upgrade. Mac and cheese creamy and so flavorful. Flat iron steak cooked to perfection!
Vintage Tavern better!
The food was good, but not outstanding. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere is nice, but a little loud. Have been 3 times, and probably won't return. Gave it a fair try, but the food at Vintage Tavern is better and cost is about the same.
We had the restaurant week menu. My wife ...
We had the restaurant week menu. My wife had a flat iron steak which tasted good, but was not visually appealing. My shrimp cocktail appetizer was very disappointing, the shrimp we're seasoned and the cocktail sauce basically consisted and tasted like ketchup and a little horseradish. My New York strip was good nothing to special. However, I felt for the price points listed($30-40 dollar steaks), all the food would be top quality. The server and ambiance were both very good though.
s bit slow
We waited quite a bit between appetizer and entrée; even waited to order soda
Other than waiting an extra 25min after ...
Other than waiting an extra 25min after our reservation to be seated, the experience was wonderful. The personalized menu with requested note was awesome! Food...Amazing! Thanks again!
I did not find the food to be special or ...
I did not find the food to be special or innovative at all. Typical steakhouse fair which is what it claims. At those prices I did not expect plastic placemats with frayed edges. The service was excellent. I can't say I would return.
I took my wife to riverstone for birthday and she absolutely loved it. Food was great, ambience was perfect, romantic setting.
Always an enjoyable time!
We visit River Stone Chop House for special occasions. We've dined here for our wedding anniversary, Mother's Day and this time for my birthday. A friend joined us for the occasion and enjoyed it tremendously. Our waiter, Dave was amazing and the food was excellent! We booked a reservation for Mother's Day (actually the day before) already!
Had a reservation for dinner but always enjoy the energy in the bar, so we decided to skip the formal dining experience for a fun evening in the bar. The food is great, never disappointed. I wish there was a greater variety with their beer selection.
One of the best birthday dinners I've ever had. Had the 2lbs lobster and the filet.
it was a most amazing place to eat the food was great the service was awesome everyone had a smile and wanted to please I would definitely go back and refer this too many of my friends it is a little pricey but overall it was worth every penny
Food and atmosphere was great. We had a ...
Food and atmosphere was great. We had a nervous waitress I think. Checked up on us a lot and we felt rushed at times when deciding on drinks and food. We wanted a relaxing time and just to take our time. She was very nice.
The food was awesome, the lobster bisque ...
The food was awesome, the lobster bisque, the main course to the dessert! Definitely worth it.
Great food, great service
My husband and I are regular patrons of Riverstone Chophouse. As a result, it was our first choice for Valentine's Day dinner. The food was superb, and so was the service provided by Charlie who is always so personable. However, the manager for the evening was quite disappointing - although we are regular diners, he walked past our table several times failing to acknowledge us as he did other diners. This will definitely impact my decision to dine here again and recommend what was once my favorite restaurant to others.
Great Time, But COLD!!
The dining room was too close to the front door. No separation. A cold draft flooded the dining room every time someone came in the building. Unless you were seated by the fireplace, you were subject to the freezing winds.
The River Stone Chophouse / Open Table
My wife and I are regular patrons of The River Stone Chophouse. We were not disappointed on this last visit. The food was was prepared to perfection. There was no way it could have been better. I had the 28 day aged steak. My wife had the crab cakes. I am also pleased that this restaurant uses the "Open Table" on line booking. Many times I think about making a reservation after hours. And now that is no longer a problem!
Excellent Suffolk dining experience
Great food, service, and atmosphere. Somewhat expensive, but would definitely recommend it for a special night. Expect generous portions, particularly if you order the ribeye. We will definitely return.
The meatloaf was good.
The meatloaf was good.
Definitely worth going back
We made online reservations and mentioned that we would appreciate a quiet table if possible as we were coming from a wake to have a late dinner. Immediately upon arrival, the host and manager expressed their condolences and sat us at a quiet booth away from the crowd. The waitress was attentive but allowed us to enjoy our meal quietly. The menu variety made it difficult to choose just one entree, the wine and cocktail list is extensive and the ambiance is pleasant and relaxing. Our meal was excellent. The chef sent sample hors d'oeuvres with his compliments and they were delicious. The chef's preparation of our meal was just as incredible; my Ahi tuna was perfectly seasoned and my husband's chicken was tender and moist. The Wild Berry Martini is amazing. The manager circulated the restaurant frequently interacting with the diners and once I saw him explaining a piece of artwork to an inquiring customer. You can bring a family, a group of friends, your date or business clients and it will always be an appropriate choice. We will certainly return again not only for ourselves but to entertain out of town guests and our own clients. Our thanks and gratitude to the Riverstone Chophouse staff for an uplifting ending to a difficult day.
Went for a birthday celebration. The service and food was awesome. The waiters and waitresses were so friendly and stopped at nothing to give us the greatest service. Definitely worth every penny. I've only lived in VA for 2 years and this is by far the best restaurant I've been to since being here. Riverstone will soon become a regular spot for me.
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