CHOPS CITY GRILL A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STAPLENov 01, 2023 12:58PM ● By COLLEEN CASTELLANI
A chilled shrimp cocktail with oysters, king crab, and whole Maine lobster. PHOTOS BY SAMANTHA BLOOM AND MICHAEL OWEN
From cocktails to cuisine, atmosphere to expertise, Chops City Grill is the quintessential fine dining experience of Southwest Florida. Specializing in Wagyu, Prime, and in-house dry-aged steaks, Chops puts a twist on the great American steakhouse tradition. With two area locations—Naples and Bonita Springs—this dining experience continues to impress with each reservation.
Stepping into a Chops City Grill takes you to a high-class dining experience that you can’t wait to revisit. Its dark wood and deep color palette is complemented by ornate chandeliers, large-scale floral bouquets, and leather seating that screams luxury. “The décor is a nod to the classic elegant steakhouse, but that’s the only thing traditional about Chops City Grill,” says division manager Jon Roberson.
Chops City Grill showcases a menu selection that will satisfy all preferences. Specialty steaks, fresh seafood, and desserts to die for encapsulate fine dining to a T and surpass all expectations. A perfect three-course meal at Chops begins with the Short Stack, a luxurious appetizer featuring a combination of lobster, jumbo, king, and stone-crab cakes. These delectable cakes are complemented by a sauce made from roasted sundried tomatoes, garlic, and Champagne. Next up is your favorite cut of steak topped with Oscar Twist, an accompaniment consisting of red king crab, jumbo lump crab cake, white truffle béarnaise, and top-shelf au poivre. Complete your dining experience with one of the many house-made desserts, such as the organic hand-cut apples served in a freshly baked pie, topped with a bourbon-walnut caramel sauce, and paired with vanilla gelato.
With spectacular food come libations. Chops has a 350-bottle wine list, more than 100 whiskey selections, and a variety of curated craft cocktails, as well as a staff with unmatched culinary knowledge that can assist customers in finding their new go-to drinks.
Opening in 1997, the Naples location of Chops stands in the midst of shopping and nightlife and is only a few minutes’ walk from the beach. This location exhibits the best that Naples has to offer with music, sunset views, and local boutiques, making Chops Naples a good spot to start off your evening downtown.
After the brand’s success in Naples, Chops City Grill opened a second location in Bonita Springs. Maintaining the same ambience as its Naples counterpart, this Chops location has been an established fine dining locale since 2001. It underwent a million-dollar renovation in 2021.
Elevate your dining ventures and enjoy timeless classics served with an elegantly bold twist. Southwest Florida’s two Chops City Grill locations offer some of the best fine dining to be had in the area.
Colleen Castellani is a digital marketing strategist and freelance writer. She is pursuing a master’s degree in digital strategy. She resides in Tallahassee, FL, where she continues her passion for learning.
IF YOU GO
8200 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs
(239) 992-4677 • chopsbonita.com
837 Fifth Avenue South, Naples
(239) 262-4677 • chopscitygrill.com