Gallery Chophouse is now open in Tampa's former JC Noodle House spot

The restaurant has a 24-karat gold steak.

click to enlarge Gallery Chophouse is now open in Tampa's former JC Noodle House spot

Patrons of the now-closed JC Noodle House are no longer able to get their ramen delivered to them via conveyor belt or watch chefs hand pull fresh noodles, but maybe they’ll be open to a $189 24-karat gold-crusted Tomahawk steak instead (see it above). 

The noodle joint closed in late September of this year, and Gallery Chophouse immediately took over at 14803 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Its owners quickly turned the space into a fine dining establishment that dishes out fat steaks—hence the “chophouse” part. And large prints of Dalí paintings adorning its walls might explain the first half of the restaurant’s name.

Gallery Chophouse celebrated its soft opening last week, but expect an official grand opening announcement soon. According to the owner’s social media posts, the new steak restaurant is currently open seven days a week, but its hours will eventually change once things are up and running. 

Besides different cuts of steak, you can grab a bacon-stuffed chicken breast, planked salmon, or pork tenderloin for dinner. The only vegetarian entree offering is a cauliflower steak, of course. Small plates include candied bacon, ceviche and calamari, and you can also order lobster mac and cheese and scalloped potatoes to accompany your gigantic steak. There

There’s a wide variety of specialty cocktails offered as well, like its green apple-infused sake, acai blueberry mojito, and chocolate covered raspberry martini.  

Gallery Chophouse occupies the corner space of a large Carrollwood plaza that houses other eateries like breakfast joint Riviera and Japanese restaurant Ahi Asian Bistro. Keep your eyes peeled for the grand opening announcement by following @gallerychophouse on Facebook

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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