Fare: Steakhouse (Steaks - Seafood)
Food Quality: A well-executed menu featuring aged and prime steaks, and fresh seafood
Service: Friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive
Decor/Ambiance: Has a warm atmosphere with a romantic rustic ski lodge vibe
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 stars
Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 Star =Poor to 4 stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Moderate - Very Loud
Dress: Business Casual
Recommended For: Upscale diners who enjoy high end steaks in an attractive rustic setting with a well-stocked bar
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer a casual setting with a large traditional menu.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Tomahawk Steak for Two: The Kona Crusted New York Strip; and The Black Sesame Crusted Tuna.
Liquor: Full Bar Service. Bar scene is vibrant
The Chophouse is set on the banks of Silver Lake with scenic lakefront views and a charming rustic ambiance, --- ideal for a special date night or celebrating a special occasion.
The decor and ambiance have a romantic rustic ski lodge vibe with its fireplace, roomy leather banquettes, and walls of river stones, and burnished wood.
The dining room has a warm atmosphere with an open kitchen, lots of windows, and wood and brick accents.
Owned and operated by the PJW Restaurant Group that includes 26 restaurants with six different dining concepts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The kitchen is run by Chef Javier Alonso. Chef Alonso received his formal culinary education in Culinary Arts/Chef Training at Atlantic Cape Community College. He later honed his culinary skills at the Palm restaurant before joining The Chophouse.
Chef Alonso oversees a well-executed menu featuring aged and prime steaks, fresh seafood, and a raw bar.
During the warmer months there is outdoor dining in the firepit-equipped deck overlooking the lake. It is enhanced by the sunset views over the lake.
Valet Parking is available
The Chophouse is open seven/days/ week: Sunday:4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday - Thursday:5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday:5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Happy hour daily beginning at 4pm
(updated; January 2023)
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