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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 - 10:00 pm
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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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 8
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Okay not great

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 !

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Maria R
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Dover, New Hampshire
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dover, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I feel compelled to start by saying that I've worked in hotels my entire career and am extremely sensitive to service and execution. That being said, please ignore any negative reviews for this restaurant. It was superb! I've been fortunate enough to eat in some pretty spectacular restaurants and I can honestly say that Orchard Street Chop Shop ranks among... More 

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

Darrin, thank you very much for your accurate review. We try very hard to be the best and we can see that it pays off with diners like yourself that truly appreciate it. Please introduce yourself next time you come in. Thank you again. More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My friends and I visited this establishment on Saturday night for restaurant week (3-course meal for $29.95). A couple ran late, we sat 15mins after our reservations time (our bad). Our server took our drink order, about 15 mins later we got our drinks. My cocktail was delish! About 5-10mins later, we ordered our selections from the pre-fixe menu options.... More 

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

Thank you for coming out for our discounted restaurant week menu. From the sounds of your review, it actually sounds closer to 4-star, but we appreciate it. We were very busy that night due to Seacoast Restaurant Week and had another hostess go to the hospital right before you got there, cutting her hand on a glass. I apologize if... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My name is Keith Lara and I live here in Dover, NH originally from San Antonio, TX. My wife and I had some friends visiting a few weeks back so we came to the Orchard Street Chop Shop for some fine dining. The menu is great because they also have selections for the vegetarians as my friends wife is. My... More 

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

Keith, thank you for the great review. From your review, I can see you appreciate fine dining and understand what we do here. Making everything from scratch daily is not an easy task, but we put our heart and soul into it. Please let us know the next time you come in so we can get you a round of... More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I came in an ordered the Tomahawk Steak which is a huge 28 ounce bone in rib eye. The steak came out cooked a perfect medium rare. It had perfect marbling and such great flavor! The creamed spinach was delicious! The atmosphere was comfortable and the server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Overall it was an excellent... More 

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

Thank you very much for your great 5-star review. Please let us know next time you are in so we can have an appetizer of your choice on us! More 

1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not thrilled. We sat for an hour watching other tables get their meal. The steak was "meh" the Malbec I ordered tasted like vinegar. The service was slow....I've eaten and drank upstairs and it's been good. Not impressed with the dining downstairs

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

Thank you for the feedback. We apologize that you did not have a perfect experience on Saturday evening. Although we had a waiting list for tables that evening, our goal is to have every customer leave here with a positive experience. We prepare all food from scratch. Not knowing what you had for dinner, some items do take longer than... More 

Dover, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Busy parents finally got a sitter to go out for a nice meal. From the moment we arrive to when we left it was an amazing experience. Food was amazing and the service was even better!! Thank you for a great night! The Smiths from Dover NH

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

Thank you very much for your nice review! You're comments reflect the sentiments of the silent majority that do not typically write reviews. We greatly appreciate it and can't wait to see you again soon. More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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