he Orchard Street Chop Shop is housed in the original Dover Firehouse. Built in 1865 for the horse-drawn fire trucks, it is one of the oldest historic ... More
Orchard Street Chop Shop
he Orchard Street Chop Shop is housed in the original Dover Firehouse. Built in 1865 for the horse-drawn fire trucks, it is one of the oldest historic landmarks in the city. It was used as the firehouse up until the 1970ac2s when it was converted to the Firehouse I restaurant. It has been a restaurant ever since.
The food is very good; service is good. The atmosphere is very fun. Of course, the prices are a bit high, but you get what you pay for. As far as people saying you could get the same steak at a chain restaurant--I don't think so. If that's what you want, then go there. If you want a nice place with a unique menu and atmosphere for Dover, then you should try Chop Shop
I like the atmosphere. The food is very overpriced. I do not mind paying more for a good meal but that isn't what you get here. You pay a high price for an average steak. I've had other things to and feel the same.
I must agree with the other reviewers. Steak is expensive (it is dry aged and thus expensive by nature), yet it was not overly great. App's were uninspiring. Slow service. I felt as though I was at a resturaunt that just charged high prices and used expensive ingredents to mask the the lack of flavors. I actually think I have gotten a better steak at Bonaza. It's kind of sad really...
At first when I had read reviews for this place I was unsure if I wanted to go there, but my boyfriend convinced me to go and boy I was sure happy that I did. We sat downstairs which was more of a romantic setting and the service was wonderful and our waitress was funny, witty and knowledgeable about the food. Her sugesstions were wonderful and she was quick to deliver each of our corses. The food was a little pricy but I wasn't expecting to go to a place like Applebees or some other chain resturaunt where all the food was the same. This place has food that is unbeliveable and I can't wait to go back again. I have suggested to all of my friends that they go here for a romantic dinner or just to have some drinks. The downstairs is a little chilly but no one really wants to be sweating over their food while eating it do they? After our dinner we went upstairs to the bar where I met some friends and my boyfriend went into the closed off cigar lounge. The great thing about that is he can have a cigar and no one has to smell it, more resturants should be doing this. The bartender was funny and personable and the drinks were out of this world!!! I would suggest that everyone should eat here once in there life. When CCB closed (I never had a bad meal there either) and I found out that the same man owned each establishment, I was more excited to go there. Everyone needs to eat at this place, great food, great service and great atmosphere all in all that makes it one of a kind!
We ate upstairs where the atmosphere was great and a little more low key. The room was freezing, the service was so slow just to get the menus although there was only one person for all the tables and she was very pleasant but didn't know a lot about the steaks on the menu.
Now to the prices. Steak prices are high and didn't think the quality justified the price. It cost us 70 dollars for two steaks, two beers, no apps and no desserts and neither of us were satisfied when we were finished. The quality didn't come close to compare to a Ruth's Chris or a Grill 23 which granted are far more expensive or some of the other places I have been to around the country and world in my travels.
I will go back from the ambiance upstairs and maybe the pub style food but not for their steaks. It's a great location with great atmosphere so I hope the steak selections improve.
Maybe my expectations were way too high and please go and try it for yourself and make your own mind up. I was so excited to finally go and so dissapointed when I was done with dinner.
the dining room was cold. the bread was old and stale. everything had cayenne pepper in it. our waitress was slow bringing us drinks. she paid little attention to us and more to the larger partys. my steak was overcooked. DO NOT GO THERE!!!!
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