Ask anyone who has been there, and they’ll likely tell you the same line: Boston Chops is a steakhouse. And it certainly looks the part with its firm leather banquettes, rich wood tones, exposed brick, gallery lighting, and nattily attired waitstaff.
Really, though, Boston Chops is more than that, as outlined by the description on its website: urban steak bistro. You come here for the meat but should stick around for the raw bar or the offal or the potent cocktails that put a modern spin on the classics.
From the portion sizes to the attention to detail to your bill, this is not a place for understatement. In line with all good steakhouses — excuse me, urban steak bistros — it’s a robust experience. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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