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1 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820 (Central Ave.)
Within a few hundred yards.
+1 603-749-0006
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are the first true prime steakhouse in the state of NH featuring...
We are the first true prime steakhouse in the state of NH featuring dry-aged steaks and Wine Spectator award winning wine list. Opened in 2004 by acclaimed CIA chef, Chris "Koz" Kozlowski, the restaurant garnered the prestigious "Hidden Jewel" award from the Phantom Gourmet in 2013. Chef Koz is the only chef to receive this award twice in the state of NH. The restaurant is located in an old firehouse building located right downtown Dover. The downstairs is more elegant with white tablecloths and chandeliers. The upstairs is called the Top of the Chop and features a more casual atmosphere with a lighter "Rustic Menu". In the warmer months, you can have dinner outside on the Terrace, our outdoor deck. We also have a full kids menu.
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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second choice but a good one

Christopher's was closed for renovation. Unfortunately the owner posted no message at their web site or left a message on their phone? Circled the block and found the chop shop. Friendly though somewhat uncoordinated service. Great menu choices that both my wife and I loved. Wine by glass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Jack R
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Venice, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Dover, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My fiance and I came here after walking around downtown Dover and he was looking for a place he was able to smoke his cigars. To our surprise this is also a cigar lounge outside on the terrace. I ordered the Mojito (which I would recommend to everyone) and my fiance ordered one of their draft beers. Service was awesome,... More 

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Venice, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Christopher's was closed for renovation. Unfortunately the owner posted no message at their web site or left a message on their phone? Circled the block and found the chop shop. Friendly though somewhat uncoordinated service. Great menu choices that both my wife and I loved. Wine by glass needs some more choices by a wine pro. Normal high end New... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Full disclosure - I come here a lot. But this is an unbiased review. When i walked in the bar was packed. They said earlier was quiet. Finally squeezed in at the bar and ordered a 12oz filet with all vegetables. Tonight it was cooked perfectly and seasoned just the way I liked it. And now having Espresso canollis that... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

One of the best meals I have had in my life. Fantastic ambience, courteous staff. Foodie heaven. The aged steak was the pinnacle of the meal, cooked to perfection and very bite tender. Met the owner, what a nice guy, made me feel welcome. I will go back here again and may need no other excuse more than this restaurant... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

There were 6 of us and early and every thing was perfect, drinks food and service. We have a person who has trouble hearing and they turned the music down so he could hear the conversation which was very helpful. we had very different request as to how meat was cooked and they were right on. All of us would... More 

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Dover, NH
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We chose to dine here for our anniversary, as it is close to home, and it was a weeknight. Surprisingly, we had never been before. As it was a Monday, there were no other patrons, so we had excellent service, and an excellent meal. We had the onion soup, and a crab chowder, both delicious, and my husband tried his... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was good but not the best. The steak I had was cooked okay but the sides were a bit blah ! I will say the construction is a mess over there and parking was also !

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ChefKman, Owner at Orchard Street Chop Shop, responded to this review

Maria, thank you for the review. It would be helpful if you let us know what could have been done to make the food better. If the steak was cooked ok, then we must have hit the temperature perfectly. We make all the sides fresh daily. Red Beans and rice are an authentic New Orleans recipe, we hand cut all... More 

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103 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fine dining northern New England style... Orchard Street Chop Shop Dover New Hampshire 2/25/2015 Set on the grounds of was was originally the first fire house in Dover... They offer both casual and fine dining atmospheres. I prefer fine dining with its linens table service... And although this was fine dining, it was fine dining northern New England Style...An ensemble... More 

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ChefKman, Owner at Orchard Street Chop Shop, responded to this review

Paul, thank you very much for the great review. From your comments, you appreciate great food and understand what we do here. We try very hard to put out the best food in the area and I am happy to see that it shows. Next time you are in town, please introduce yourself. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is alright, nothing great but very pricey. Nothing like a Chicago steakhouse where the price and quality are more equivalent.

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ChefKman, Owner at Orchard Street Chop Shop, responded to this review

Peter, thank you very much for your feedback. I wish you went into a bit more detail on what the issues were here and we would be happy to address them. We purchase all of our food through the same purveyors that the big city steakhouses use. In general, our prices are much less than most comparable city steakhouses and... More 

Sanford, Maine
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went there to celebrate our 44th anniversary. Had a wonderful meal, fantastic service and ellegant atmosphere.

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ChefKman, Owner at Orchard Street Chop Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the 5-star review. We do are best to make every customer happy and most guests that leave here, have the same sentiments that you share. I look forward to meeting you at a future visit. More 

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Additional Information about Orchard Street Chop Shop

Address: 1 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820
Phone Number: +1 603-749-0006
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820
    (Central Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Within a few hundred yards.
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 603-749-0006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

We are the first true prime steakhouse in the state of NH featuring dry-aged steaks and Wine Spectator award winning wine list. Opened in 2004 by acclaimed CIA chef, Chris "Koz" Kozlowski, the restaurant garnered the prestigious "Hidden Jewel" award from the Phantom Gourmet in 2013. Chef Koz is the only chef to receive this award twice in the state of NH. The restaurant is located in an old firehouse building located right downtown Dover. The downstairs is more elegant with white tablecloths and chandeliers. The upstairs is called the Top of the Chop and features a more casual atmosphere with a lighter "Rustic Menu". In the warmer months, you can have dinner outside on the Terrace, our outdoor deck. We also have a full kids menu.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?