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Great time at Arroyo Chop House

rednyellow Sep 11, 2007 05:14 PM

A friend and I just had a great meal at the Arroyo Chop House. We started with Martinis and a bottle or rose Champagne and moved on to bacon wrapped scallops, crab cakes and 6 oysters. Scallops were perfectly done with a nice sear, crabcakes tasted like crab and oysters were perfectly fresh. For Entres I had a porterhouse and she had a bone on filet mignon. Both were cooked perfectly as ordered. For sides we ordered asparagus spears, creamed spinach and mac and cheese with ham. The mac and cheese stole the show. The ham was the perfect addition. Along with dinner we had a half botrtle of Duckhorn's Paradux. After dinner we split a chocolat souflle and had two glases of Sauturne. Every item was delicious and the staff were friendly, efficient and answered our questions. It was one of the nicest meals I've had in a while and will def. be back soon.

  1. Al Bondigas Sep 13, 2007 10:37 PM

    The chilled shrimp cocktail is very good. I always order a side of ranch dressing with the bread as it is homemade, different and tasty. Ditto for the thousand island dressing which goes exceptionally well with the wedge. During winter they serve a surf and turf with a petit filet and Pacific Spiny lobster. Yum.

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      Griller141 Sep 11, 2007 08:41 PM

      Chop House can be one of the best places around. And it can also get annoying sometimes with water and specials rip offs, poorly prepared simple dishes (i.e. steaks) and overly jammed in tables. But when it's on, which is usually, it is awesome.

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        chefthisguy Sep 11, 2007 08:09 PM

        sounds nice...i would have chosen port with the souffle though...apple tarte or foie gras....sauternes..mmm!

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