To start our meal our table was served a basket of rolls along with creamy butter and cinnamon butter. We all agreed that we could have eaten a basket of bread each with the cinnamon butter, it was delicious.
As disappointed as I was with my dinner, my wife had a very different experience with hers. She ordered a Top Sirloin steak cooked to a medium temperature. What she got was a perfectly cooked and seasoned steak that tasted amazing. The green beans were also cooked and seasoned perfectly. Needless to say, I was kicking myself that I didn't order her dish. The steak was a very good size and she shared some of it with me. If we went back to Chops, I would order this steak over and over again.
The drink menu at Chops does offer a few craft beer choices in addition to having what you would normally find (Bud, Miller, Coors). There were two Dogfish beers on tap, 60min IPA and Punkin. We all selected Punkin which was very fresh and tasted great. They also had Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Coors Batch 19, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, and Great Lakes Dortmunder on tap. I wouldn't call this Tap House a craft beer bar by any means, but I was happy they at least offered some craft options.
Service and Atmosphere
The restaurant had two main areas, a sports bar area, and a dining room area. The sports bar area was very loud and we had to almost scream to talk to each other. I'm glad we just got one drink there while we waited for our table. Dinner in that area just would not have been fun, unless we wanted to watch some sort of sporting event together. The dining room area was much quieter and made for a nice dinner experience. Our waitress was very friendly and made sure my wife's steak was cooked properly. (She mentioned that she checked the temperature right before she brought it out to us.) I'd had to say our service for the night was good.
Overall, it is hard for me to really judge Chops. On one had my entree was simply not enjoyable, yet my wife's steak was excellent. The waitress clearly made an effort to make sure my wife's dish was excellent, did she do the same for mine, or is that just how they do brisket at Chops? I guess I'll have to head back to Chops for dinner again to see...