Chops Grille

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83 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Chops Grille was opened in uptown Kingston, New York in November of 2015. Denni Demosthenes is your gracious and welcoming host to this warm and inviting venue. His vision for this new venture is an attractive restaurant with an inviting menu featuring grilled favorites with a flair.

Our menu will delight your taste buds whether you visit for lunch or dinner at Chops Grille. Fresh salads, sandwiches and burgers for our luncheon fare will truly satisfy your noon-time hunger. Our warm, candlelit ambiance complements our mouth-watering dinner fare. We feature ten different types half-pound burgers, including three bison burgers, steaks, chops, fish and more -- all cooked to perfection.

Located in the Historic Stockade District of Kingston, Chops Grille is a fashionable, inviting restaurant.



Serving dinner seven days a week -- lunch on Fridays.



Parties from two to thirty-two -- we welcome you.
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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SMed
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was average at best, not what was expected for the price we paid. We also waited quite a while for our entrees, which were brought to us cold and one persons wasn’t even delivered, because “they forgot about it.” Poor seasoning, brunt outside raw inside, and poor service with water refills. We won’t be returning here, that’s for sure.

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Reneegb
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really nice dinner with my husband. Everything from apps to entree were really good. I'd like more steak options with the name Chops Grille. A porterhouse for sure would have been ordered. The service was fantastic. We will be back.

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Rds619
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly people, great atmosphere. We found this restaurant on Open table and as we were walking to it, a couple told us we would love the food and the place was amazing. Just what we needed after coming from a long drive from Long Island

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FredB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience at this restaurant the service was very good and the food was cooked just the way we liked. Thank you !

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Diner7
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Very kind wait staff.

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MarkV
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We were really disappointed. We waited more than an hour for our food, and when it finally arrived 3 of the 6 dinner orders were wrong. The quality of the food was average at best. Our waiter was very good. He was apologetic and gave us all a free glass of wine. He obviously felt very bad about the whole situation.

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CassieD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a reservation but still waited over 15 minutes to be seated. The waiter forgot to bring the pita and hummus, which was actually very good. We only ordered entrees and then waited an hour to receive it. When we questioned the manager, he became argumentative and tried to explain that waiting an hour for four entrees was normal. When our food arrived, one of the entrees was cold and did not have the described sides. Our table was not the only one having difficulties that evening - the table next to us also had a long wait and their meals were not accurate. The waitstaff was polite and apologetic, but we will not be returning.

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vipdj94
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time visiting Kingston and we had the BEST meal we’ve had anywhere in quite a while! The food was delicious and the whole staff was excellent...friendly and attentive to our needs. We highly recommend Chops Grille!

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jimn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chops Grille is an excellent choice for dinner.
Menu items are always interesting and inviting. I had their Red Onion Soup which was delicious and exceeded my expectation. The Kobe burger was cooked perfectly and served with a wonderful assortment of sides in an attractive presentation. My companions were equally delighted by the Grilled Atlantic Salmon dish and Shrimp Cardinale served over Pappardelle Pasta.
Our server was knowledgable, accommodating and very friendly. Checking in to assure our enjoyment, but not hovering and intrusive.
The owner also made sure that we were happy with our meal.
There are few restaurants in this area that can consistently achieve this level of quality and service.

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vipDiningDan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hamburgers are great. We ate at the bar and had a nice conversation with the bar maid.
Steak was good too.

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vipMarty
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Hamburgera are supposedly their specialty.

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truereview
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a nice couples dinner before the show. Food and service were good I’d say an 8/10. No complaints from us. Would not hesitate to go again if in the area.

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RichieRich
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Appetizers were good Main courses were mediocre at best.

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jans
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow even when we said we had concert tickets, even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. The atmosphere is very lovely so if you have no where else to go, than I would recommend it.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steaks, good wine and very attentive waitstaff.

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EUGENEL
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to this resturaunt often. Great food. Hamburgers and steak are excellent

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Carisa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Soda flat. Great location. Parking difficult. Dark street.

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Svce great. Timely. Drinks good. Fries and wings great. Steaks dry and tough..

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ChandraT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy food-but pricey-but nice place over all. The street is a bit dark.

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JudiR
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently good food, nice ambiance, very attentive owner and staff

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vipDiningDan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steaks and the Veal chops were great. The burgers also score high.
Enjoy a burger at the bar and make new friends

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MartinN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Although we had a reservation the wait was 15 minutes. When we were seated we waited for the waitres and then we waited for the food. It took more then 1.15 minutes to get the food. My lam chops were “soggy “ not crisply baked. My potatoe was hard and the only thing I really liked were the green beans. For my husband they made some potatoe and vegetables ( he was not feeling well). Overall the experience was ok. The live music was great and a nice surprise . He was good

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JerryA
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good steaks,salmon and hamburger was great
Great atmosphere. 👍

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LauraC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this gem of a restaurant on Trip Advisor and it was as good or better than any chop house in NYC. Great food and atmosphere. We will go again and again and again.

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vipV12I34P56
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to Chops Grille, and once again our meals were fantastic. We were early birds, so it wasn't to crowded yet, and enjoyed the music, the wine, the service etc. The NY Strip Steak N' Fries was perfect and tasty, the Char Broiled Shrimp Scampi was too. We would recommend both. We'll be back when we are next travelling through. Thank you!

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Dinner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four arrived for dinner. Service was excellent. Cocktails were brought quickly and prepared perfectly. All our dinners were cooked to our preference. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Hope to return soon

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the meal here and as far as value goes this is one of the best meals I’ve had for the price(about $80 for two people including tax and tip). For appetizers we had goat cheese in puff pastry that was delicious even if the presentation was pretty simple. For dinner I had steak and frites and the NY strip was big, perfectly seared on the outside and perfectly med rare inside, and had the flavor of dry aged beef (they don’t claim it is dry aged,it just tastes like it).An excellent steak though, on par with ones I’ve paid 2x this for. My companion had a excellent burger as well, loaded with flavor and loosely formed with quality cheese and bun. Also the fries were excellent and served in cut mini fryer baskets. Are server was really friendly and super efficient and didn’t seem to mind that we showed up half hour before closing. In summary this is a great place to go for quality everyday meal at good prices. I wouldn’t definitely go back

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GrammieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Requested rare and came out medium well. Offered to get a new one but only after some discussion with owner. Side dishes were too salty.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been here twice, as recommended by friends. It was solid and delicious both times. The owners take a personal interest and the service is excellent; friendly and attentive. We especially appreciated how the steak was cooked: perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is the third time I have been to Chop. The first two times its was really excellent. This time not so much. The other three in our party all said their food was good I ordered a steak and it was way over cooked and tough. I didn't finish or enjoy it. My son and I each ordered a glass of Sambuca to go with our espresso and never got it. Since we had an excellent experience our first two times I am going to give them another chance.

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Renee52
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I met another couple for dinner. All our dishes were well prepared and flavorful. We especially liked the calamari and the Asian style salmon. The service was attentive and noise level such that we could enjoy our conversation. We had an affordable bottle of wine that went well with all our dishes. Completely enjoyable meal!

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vipJentraveler
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, the owner was friendly and the patrons - mostly local were delightful. We will be back when we are in the area next time

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LJeffreyB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A nice variety, including steaks, chops, seafood, and other items artfully prepared. A nice selection of creative salads as well, along with a nice house salad that can be added to any meal for just $4. The veal chop is incredible, served with a choice of sauces. Though I am not a steak or burger eater, friends have remarked on how great these items are as well. A great choice for any occasion!

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Food was excellent. Service was perfecinal and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant .

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JamesK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed our Mother's Day celebration. Mom was hoping for a few more menu options.

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PatA
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant on Google and appreciated the good reviews. My daughters and I were in Kingston for a show and aren’t familiar with the area. What a find! We had the pork wings as an appetizer...wow! We had the pineapple/teriyaki sauce...delicious! I had the lollipop pork chop and my daughters had filet...all were done perfectly and the selection of sauces was something different and delicious. The owner came to our table and chatted for quite a while. Service was excellent. Thank you Chops Grille!

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customer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

FOOD was good, wait staff attentive & friendly. The only negative was price. They are NYC prices - not Kingston, NY prices. That is the only thing that would keep us from going back.

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DeborahB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience at Chops Grille! We recently returned from New Zealand and had enjoyed lamb chops at a Michelin star rated restaurant in Queenstown. The lamb chops we had at Chops Grille were equally as great as we had in New Zealand. My husband ordered the filet mignon and it was perfectly grilled. The sides that accompanied our entrees were also great.

If you are looking to have an enjoyable evening dining out with excellent service and terrific food, Chops Grille should be on the top of you list!

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed when coming to Chops. The bar tenders are very nice. The food is excellent and I LOVE the atmosphere. Great people!

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