Had dinner last Friday night for the first time in about a year at Chops, the very popular chophouse on Fifth Avenue South. Aside from a few glitches in the seating, this restaurant is as good as ever. Looks like a new manager in place from California Pizza Kitchen. Another good move. The food was very flavorful, very fresh and beautifully presented. And as always, the service was exceedingly professional– friendly but not cloying. Chops has a lot of competition these days for best restaurant in town, but it still is one of the best. Just wish they could fix the noise level in that main dining room.