We read about 1200 chophouse as soon as we arrived in St Pete’s beach and as it’s just across from the Bellwether hotel where we stayed (another great story), thought we would go for our last night in town. We arrived at 5:30pm which is...early for dinner by UK stds, but knew it gets busy. On arrival every table was full and we had the option of waiting for a table (about 1hr) or seated outside on the porch or at the bar straight away, we chose the bar. At the bar, it was roomy, feet could actually reach the stool foot rests and we were introduced to the barman Jason who told us all about the food/specials, served us drinks and took our order after we had selected. We’re used to being rushed in most US restaurants which always feels too quick between courses, but 1200 Chophouse seem to have got the timings perfect between courses and we enjoyed a really relaxed 1 1/2hr meal fully satisfied.
It’s not cheap and we spent around $160 (£128) but that included 2 rounds beer and Prosecco, appetisers, salads, entrees and bread, for the quality of food, taste and service is well worth the visit.
Will definitely visit the next time we are in the USA.More