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Orchard Street Chop Shop

1 Orchard St, Dover, NH 03820-3430
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Ranked #46 of 100 restaurants in Dover
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Central Ave.
Transit: Within a few hundred yards.
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53% Recommend
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English first
New Hampshire
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The steaks are great here. That's where the great stops, I'm afraid. It's very loud and the kitchen noise is very hard to talk over. The waitress was not friendly and not efficient. She forgot things too. For the price you pay, it's mediocre. Portions tiny. Salad was literally about 5 bites. Bread was nothing special but the herb butter... More

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2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Went here recently and disappointed with quality of food and slow service. Found out when we arrived the downstairs was closed so we forced to eat upstairs, more like a local bar than an upscale restaurant. Out of four entrees two were awful (filet mignons), tough and little flavor. The two others were aged steaks which were good. No wait... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is long overdue, but better late than never! In June of 2013, I hosted a graduation brunch for 30 people at the Orchard Street Chop Shop. The chef, Koz, worked with me to design the menu (including ensuring everything was gluten free). He was beyond accommodating and helpful. He had suggestions and worked easily with my requests. We had... More

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Portland, Maine
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I went to this restaurant with a group of women colleagues after we had heard it was a nice place to eat. The prices certainly suggested that this was the case. The restaurant has a downstairs and an upstairs, and from what we could see on the way by, the downstairs dining room is very well-appointed. I had been there... More

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North Reading, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We arrived at 6:15 on Saturday 3/8/14 and were greeted promptly at the desk and escorted to our fireplace sided table (nice room) and served ice water immediately (we have never been here before). Our server, Donna, was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered a glass of champagne and a specialty cocktail. The Oysters Rockefeller were delicious.... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Dined here on Feb 21 2014 which was a Friday night. We had 4 in our party and we were in the main dining room which was 1/3 filled at 7:30 on a Friday night. They didn't have the first two choices of wine. Drinks took a bit too long to arrive, about 15 minutes after they were ordered. We... More

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Dover, NH
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79 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We had our work Christmas party here today. The food served was appetizers. Everything had been cooked ahead and was not warm. Some of it clearly had sat for quite awhile under a heater. The worst part is the place was not clean at all. The bathrooms were filthy and we were the only people there. It has been a... More

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17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

One word: WOW! And definitely worth every penny. Our server was spot on and attentive but not annoying. She gave us great recommendations and for appetizers. Wonderful service, great atmosphere, amazing food. My veal was decadently wonderful. Our dessert of creme Brûle was the best I've had and I've worked in the restaurant industry. Just a spot on experience. I... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I read all of these reviews before I went, and all the bad reviews are wrong! Our food was amazing and the service was wonderful. Great experience I can't wait to go back again!!!!

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Rochester, New Hampshire
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Party of 6 at 6:00 didn't leave until 8:30 and even then we had to ask for our check. 2hr.30minuets was so slow. Dessert finally came we had to ask for untencils which took for ever. Ice cream melting . Not good at all . Appetizers took for ever. My meat was a basic pot roast which was different the... More

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