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“Great Happy Hour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chops Lobster Bar

Chops Lobster Bar
101 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33427
561-395-2675
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Ranked #52 of 655 restaurants in Boca Raton
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
NJ
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We enjoyed the small plates and cocktails at a recent happy hour. Our server was disappointed when we ordered additional small plates and he tried to upsell us to entrees as well. We just wanted to try some different menu items, which were all very good. Most servers there though are more professional.

Visited March 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“3 1/2 star food.2 star service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

it started with the person seating us dropping all the menus on the floor!
starters ok.3 out of 4 steaks served wrong.sides were excellent.quality of steak was good.replaced steak came reasonably quickly.
staff serving too many tables.difficult to get a bottle of wine ordered.
$49 menu was excellent value,so as long as you don't expect good service...........

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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East Hampton. NY
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Lively Dining with Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We dined here twice and enjoyed the Oyster Bar inspired decor and the open kitchen. The steak, lamb and seafood were all well prepared. It can be hectic and lively on a busy night, but the staff does its best and is very pleasant. It is an enjoyable, fun experience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Chops Not Tops”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

An average meal at best. Like many restaurants in Boca this place provides average food in nice surroundings. The service is friendly, professional but they can't be as attentive as they should be because they are serving so many tables. The $49 three course meal sounded like such a good deal and had lots of choices we would enjoy that we ordered it. My gatzpacho soup was pretty good, but my husbands shrimp and crab appetizer was a joke. Two little skinny shrimp and a couple of tablespoons of crab meat on a huge plate looked ridiculous and didn't taste great. We both had the surf and turf (filet and lobster tail). It was enough food, tasted ok. I, like other diners, had to send my steak back as it had been over cooked. The dessert was good. We thought that Chops was going to be one of our best meals (unrushed, fine dining). It wasn't. We won't be back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Grand Central in Boca”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Visiting from New York, I was immediately struck by the Gustovino ceiling (re Oyster Bar) in the main dining room. This architectural detail was beatifully carried out throughout the venue, accented by the magnificent lighting fixtures. The television above the bar was unnecessary.
The food and service was excellent. We had the $49 price fixed menu (Sunday - Thursday) which was a welcome surprise. My companion had the same food, which cost more, at other times. The crab and shrimp appetizer (with two sauces) tasted like the fish had just come out of the sea. The fillet mignon was delicious, accompanied by two sides of crispy sweet potatoe fries and corn, one for each of us, and shared. The chocolate and ice cream desert should not be missed. There was a higher noise level as the restaurant became more crowded, but this only detracted a bit from what was a very memorable and delicious evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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