Food: I have been to Chop several times and I have never been disappointed with the quality of food. The Gorgonzola dip- amazing, Caesar Salad- the best Ive ever had, Chocolate Souffle Cake- incredible. I have never had something there I didnt like. I also like that they make a lot of their products in house- pretty cool. Must be why everything tastes so good.
Service: The staff there is really amazing. My first time there I asked someone where the washrooms were and instead of telling me they took me there. Even when something goes wrong I had the manager come to my table to make sure everything was ok and that I left happy. Its nice to go somewhere where the wait staff actually cares about the people in their restaurant. They must have gone through great training.
Value: Chop seems like a fancy,expensive restaurant when you walk in but their prices are more than fair. They are the same as any of their competitors and in some categories better! I was actually surprised that it wasnt more expensive. I like that I can go there on a budget or I can go there to splurge and still find things I can afford.
Ambiance: There really is 2 ambiances at Chop- first they have their dining room which is dim lit, romantic but upbeat at the same time. Great place for a first date, an anniversary or birthday. And they have private dining rooms which are great for celebrating a special occasion.
Then there is the lounge or bar- almost club feel past a certain hour, which can be great for after work drinks or a girls night out. Same menu too.
Overall, if you havent been to Chop you should go. I dont know why a lot of people on here dont like it- maybe they just got off on the wrong foot :)
This city needs more great places like this to go!