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A Cut Above

Fine Dining Restaurant Opens Downtown

From left, Lisa Vanstrom, Jamestown county legislator; Kristy Kathman, Jamestown Renaissance Corp. deputy director; Burke Lindquist, The Chop House On Main chef; Andrew and Amber Carlson, The Chop House On Main owners; Katrina Fuller, representative for Congressman Tom Reed; PJ Wendel, county executive; and Eddie Sunduqist, Jamestown mayor; during the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Chop House On Main grand opening Monday. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Experienced restaurateurs are bringing the fine dining experience to downtown Jamestown.

Do you want to enjoy a 28-day aged angus steak or Marine Stewardship Council certified seafood? Do you want to dine where there is a valet so you don’t have to worry about parking?

These a just a few of the features at The Chop House On Main, located at 2 E. Second St., Jamestown. The business is owned by Andrew and Amber Carlson, both of whom have experience in operating restaurants. The Carlson’s business, Professional Hospitality, owns and operates the Village Casino in Bemus Point and Wing City Grille in Fredonia.

“We’re not new to the restaurant business. We are new to Jamestown,” Andrew Carlson said.

The Carlsons wanted to start their next restaurant endeavor in Jamestown because of all the new development that has occurred in the city’s downtown. Amber Carlson said with Northwest Arena already established in the city’s urban core and the new National Comedy Center, it’s a thrilling to start a new restaurant in Jamestown.

“It’s an exciting time. We’re excited where Jamestown is going,” she said.

The Carlsons said The Chop House On Main will be like no other dining experience an individual, a couple or a group can have in the city. On Friday and Saturday, there will be valet parking for patrons of the new business.

“People can expect amazing service and an experience they cannot get anywhere else,” Amber Carlson said. Andrew Carlson echoed those sentiments, saying, “I believe Jamestown is ready for a fine dining restaurant.”

The restaurant will also cater to groups. Andrew Carlson said there is a banquet room that seats around 80 people available to rent, with a custom menu available for all occasions. Interested diners can reserve seats by calling 708-6978 or by visiting thechophouseonmain.com.

The Chop House On Main has its own experienced chef, Burke Lindquist, who also owns and operates La Familia Restaurant, located at 1 Pratt Ave., Chautauqua. Lindquist said he has more than 20 years experience and is excited to present his vision to all guests of The Chop House On Main.

“We really care about what we are doing here,” he said. “We are very dedicated to our quality. It’s what makes us a cut above.”

The Chop House On Main is open from 4-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4-10 Friday and Saturday.

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