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“Premier steakhouse in Vermont?”
Review of Chop House

Chop House
Ranked #22 of 63 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 October 2017

If you've seen one steakhouse, you've seen them all, right? Wrong. Some are better than others. If there is a better steakhouse in Vermont than the Chop House in Manchester, it hasn't been advertised. Located in the club quarters of the historic Marsh Tavern at the Equinox Golf Resort and Spa at 3567 Main Street, it is steeped in history. The Orvis stone hearth that dominates the main room is the same fireplace used by the famous Green Mountain Boys as a meeting place in 1853. But I'll bet they didn't eat this well. For starters, we had colossal shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque and Classic Caesar salad. Good traditions never die. I could start every meal the same way and always feel satisfied. For entrees, we took a pass on our more fish/less meat philosophy, ignoring the fact that we've been gorging on seafood for nearly a month during our vacation trip to New England. This is a steakhouse, right? So we chose a petite cut filet mignon and a prime ribeye, the most expensive item on the menu at $52. Believe me, it was worth every cent. Admittedly, the broiled jumbo scallops and seared Scottish salmon and grilled colossal shrimp were tempting. For sides, we opted for creamed spinach, a one-pound back potato with bacon, cheddar, sour cream and chives, creamed corn and whipped potatoes. Still hungry? Dessert was a treat, too. No sharing this time. I couldn't resist Boston cream pie while my wife targeted the white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake. So much for calorie counting. And the service deserves some props, too. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated like royalty. We weren't celebrating a birthday or anniversary but the Chop House made it feel like a special occasion.

4  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Filet mignon was very good, just as good as any steakhouse. Fries were delicious as was the creamed corn. The only problem was the peppercorn sauce was overpowering. The "ketchup "served with the fries was also over seasoned! The halibut (which was ordered from the marsh tavern menu) which came with rice and mushrooms was a plate of tasteless underseasoned food.

The decor is extremely lacking! Not at all the cozy warm steakhouse feeling! Very plain with virtually no decor at all. Plain bare wood floor, no candles, no flowers. Would not return just because for the high prices I would like to eat in a nicer atmosphere.

3  Thank Laurenkenney
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Had the salmon with rice. cooked perfectly. Sides are sixed for (2) people. Brussel sprouts were slightly under cooked. Wife had the filet which was excellent. Thought it was slightly overpriced.

3  Thank Norm A
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Everything done to perfection. This is a place for meat so don't ask for vegan! Attentive service and nice atmosphere.

4  Thank Marsha S
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place is noted for its beef; but there is plenty to choose from. It's like a Flemming's steak house but in a beautiful Vermount historical Inn. Superb cocktails.

6  Thank Michelle K
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