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Chop House Restaurant Restaurant Review: Located in a hotel that saw a lot of action in the silver-mining days and still does, the Chop House Restaurant doesn’t seem to have changed much since 1895. Rooms are still paneled, papered and dramatically draped in Victorian schmaltz and the lighting is a soft golden glow. You fully expect to see Butch and the Sundance Kid come riding in on a Saturday night. (They did pass through awhile back.) The diverse dinner menu boasts juice-dribbling slabs of New York strip, bison rib-eye, and game like elk loin and duck confit in blackberry-butterscotch sauce as well as seafood that’s flown in daily. The daytime menus are more casual but no less quality-oriented. The wine list offers hundreds of vintages, and 25 or so wines by the glass are dispensed by a high-tech preservation system. After dinner, we like to savor a fine Cognac in the historic bar and cue up a game or two on one of the three regulation-size billiard tables.