For Jordan’s birthday we went to Chop for a fun, classy night out.
I love getting dressed up! I love it so much, I think I’ll start glamming up every time we go out for dinner.
A slinky black dress, glitzy gold nails, false eyelashes, perfectly straight hair and heels can make me feel pretty damn good.
We arrived at Chop all dressed up and found a table outside on the patio. It is so modern and beautiful! I loved the two-sided outdoor fireplaces, and the overall design.
Please ignore my ridiculousness and look at the elegant set-up.
Unfortunately, it took about 15 minutes for anyone to actually notice us on the patio.
It was a little unpleasant to see a server go back and forth between tables, give us a smile and wave, then go back inside. A different server eventually gave us menus and drinks.
It was smooth sailing from there.
Jordan got a Caesar salad to start with, and it was tasty. It actually had a bit of bite to it, I’m not sure if that was lemon juice or something else, but it was good. It also had real shaved Parmesan, which I love.
We both got steak for entrees; the baseball for Jordan, and the top sirloin for me. We waited for about 25 minutes for our food, which was fine with me. I was content to sit there enjoying the atmosphere and shootin’ the breeze with my boyfriend.
I loved pretty much everything about this meal.
Not the zuchinni, because I just don’t do mushy.
But the steak was cooked the way I like (hot, pink and tender, but not so pink and tender that it’s spurting blood), had lots of flavor, and wasn’t tough or chewy at all.
The rice pilaf had a wholesome, nutty flavor and pleasant chewiness.
And the cheese toast. Oh my. It was just a piece of toast with a thick layer of cheese melted overtop, but I loved every bite. It was cheesy bliss.
Jordan also thoroughly enjoyed his baseball steak, loaded baked potato, and sautéed mushrooms. As well as a couple pieces of my cheese toast, which I graciously offered (I know, I’m such a good person).
I’m giving the food a 9/10. Delicious.
The service was not fantastic. Our server was really friendly, but not very knowledgeable. As I mentioned, it took quite a while before we got service out on the patio, and it took too long for my liking to clear our plates away. Service gets a 6.5/10.
This was a special occasion meal, and it was definitely on the pricey side. Caesar salad, two steak dinners with a side of cheese toast, and drinks with tip was $86.
It was pretty expensive, but I’m always ok paying good money for a great meal.
We had a fun time, loved the atmosphere, and enjoyed a delicious meal, so I’ll give a 7.5/10 for value.