CHOP Steakhouse Review

CHOP offers a menu that’s a meat lover’s dream. Plenty of steak and fish varieties to satisfy the meatitarian in you. The strikingly modern interior is attractive, but almost too dimly lit, as though you’re in a night club. We were seated at a booth, and even at 6-foot-2 I had to sit on the edge of my seat to eat comfortably. I was prepared for a little sticker shock – but the menu prices were reasonable, though not cheap. Expect to pay at least $60-80 for a party of two.

For an appetizer, we ordered the crab cakes, which came as three small patties for $12.95. Delicious to be sure, but not exactly good bang for your buck.


For my entree, I went with the Citrus Soy Glazed Salmon, which did not disappoint. Served with wild rice and seasonal vegetables, this menu option will fit anyone’s healthy lifestyle. Full marks for presentation as well (though you’ll have to take my word for it; I failed to snap a pic before diving in… oops).

The wife in training, meanwhile, ordered the Buttermilk Roast Chicken with Asparagus. I expected a bigger piece of meat to be honest. It came nowhere close to the roast chicken offering I recently enjoyed at Joey Kenaston – but she gave it a passing grade nonetheless.

If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere and fine dining, CHOP certainly answers the bell, but there are better options at the same price point.




Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.