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Date
Sat, 5/26
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9:00 PM
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801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.8
1223 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
A late 1920"s New York City steak house interior with signature leather booths, cherry wood furnishings, wooden floors, marble counter tops and high ceilings. 801 Chophouse offers only the very finest and freshest meats, seafood, and vegetables available. Executive Chef, Brian Dennis creates a fresh sheet that highlights the unique weekly offerings. Seasonal fresh soups and salads, oysters on the half shell,four species of fresh fish, live Maine lobsters and king crab legs. Make sure to save room for the Grand Marnier Soufflé made from scratch! Aged USDA Grade Prime Beef ONLY, Iowa Farm Families pork chops and Colorado lamb. Customize your party from 6 to 65, the walls reconfigure for the perfect amount of space, the tables change for seating and conversation, and custom menus range from cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to full course dining.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(515) 288-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Dennis
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Private party facilities
Please contact Damon Murphy with any private dining inquiries.
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Private party contact
Damon P. Murphy: (515) 288-6000
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Cross street
8th
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful! Thank you for making our anniversary special with a card, confetti hearts, and dessert.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As always perfect

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely delicious food, excellent service in a delightful setting! Highly recommend this spot for fine dining and special occasions!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We can’t say enough about this restaurant. We love everything about it. The food and service are second to none.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Sat down with a group of 6, waiter was unhelpful and condescending. This was for a business dinner for military folks and not all had brought dress shirts as work was sone in uniform, but instead of making people feel welcome, the service made folks uncomfortable. Food was good, I’ve eaten here before just less enjoyable with the service.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food was fantastic, the prices were outrageously high.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We traveled from Minneapolis specifically to dine at the 801 Chop House for our Anniversary. It was worth the drive! We had a wonderful all around evening. The seating allows for private conversation. The atmosphere was warm and inviting as was the staff. We came for the food and were't dissapointed-it was great! We will do it again!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food, great service and very warm and welcoming!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great service and food was incredible!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and Service as always!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We dined at 801 Chophouse Des Moines for Mother's Day lunch. I can't believe i have never eaten here before! The restaurant is open on Sunday's during the lunch hour and offers a Pre Fix menu. For <$40 you can enjoy a salad of your choice, 6 oz filet De Burgo, Prime Rib Cut, etc. complete with potato and veggie. It follows with a choice of desert. A great deal and delicious Sunday meal! I definitely enjoyed my Mother's Day this year. I will be back for what looks like an amazing happy hour including $1 shrimp or Oysters and decent priced drinks from 4-6 M-F.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Staff was very attentive, food was on-point and the ambiance was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We were very pleased with our waiter and other staff, very friendly and efficient. The food was absolutely wonderful. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

filet mignon was great. Excellent choices for seasoning. Great for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everyone was great! They had a card and decorated the table for my anniversary and had bought us desserts to celebrate.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Lobster tail was overcooked and tough. Too bad! Otherwise very good. Service was excellent by Ben.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was a wonderful, memorable evening for our family.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The meat was exceptional. Our service was just ok. She seemed to have too many to serve. My salad order was mixed up and I asked for coffee with dessert and I found myself waiting to eat it with no coffee. I had to ask again. I would also suggest having a few smaller plate portions.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

High end. Great food. Price reflects. We really enjoyed our meal.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

If you go to the greatest steakhouse in the Midwest, but don't enjoy the hashbrowns as your side, you are missing out. Everything about 801 is truly perfect, every time.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We had some of the best beef I’ve ever eaten, filet mignon and their famous prime rib. And enough meat some sandwiches the next day. Excellent sides and wine also. We would certainly recommend 801. It’s pricey but you get what you pay for and they do have smaller portions of several sides.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I always feel special when we dine at 801 Grand. Every detail is tended to. Great food, fine atmosphere, and everyone is quite accommodating. It is fun to bring our family here for a Sunday evening dining, or just a simple night out with friends. Great place for an anniversary/birthday celebration when there are just the two of you. My favorite place to dine.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The server was not as attentive as expected at this level of restaurant and he accidentally spilled champagne on my husband at the beginning of the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was great the waiter was friendly, welcoming. For our first time there he explained everything that we asked with great detail and took care of us. The food was amazing rich in flavor cooked to perfection the way we asked. We wanted great food and they delivered it without a doubt. I would recommend this restaurant for people to get to know Des Moines and want good food or anniversary, special occasions too

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food, excellent service, and best drinks. I recommend 801 Chop. I went there for an anniversary and was reminded of the excellent service. The table was decorated for the occasion and a handwritten note is presented. What a great place.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food and service was good as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

GREAT service and the food was amazing!! Our waitress was very nice! She checked on us often but was very discrete and allowed us to enjoy our experience. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and they knew that from our OpenTable reservation so they decorated the table, had a nice card waiting for us and gave us a free dessert!! Great experience and highly recommend it!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fantastic food and attentive service! Made the meal a memorable experience!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Would have to say it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had . Everything was done to perfection . Had a perfectly cooked filet with scallops. Just amazing . The soufflé for desert was incredible. It’s not cheap but certainly worth every penny !

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was fantastic. We were treated exceptionally well. The food was delicious. The service was a good as we have ever received. Kudos to our waiter Billy. They even had my favorite beer on tap...Fosters ESB! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very good as always. However, seems the prices continue to keep going up with each visit. Travel to Chicago, NY and Las Vegas on business, high-end steak houses in those locations the prices are much less than 801.

Love the place, just do not know how much more they can continue to raise prices.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My first time. Great ambiance. Great service. Wonderful food. Rather pricey, but well worth the price. Great for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

801 has been a standby of mine for years on special occasions. On this occasion I wanted to take our kids (7 and 9) for some practical manners work, we went early (6:00) intentionally so as not to bother other guests if things went poorly but all was fine. They have a great value for kids in the kids menu, excellent food on par with the adult options (no chicken fingers here!). Food and service were both on par with what I have come to expect.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We’re attending Eagles concert so dined early. Food & Service were both superb! A truly memorable experience! Will definitely recommend to our friends when in Des Moines.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First time and it was great! Travelled in from out of town and it was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very nice and great service !!! Expensive but it’s totally worth the price

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

First time, really enjoyed everything, will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Best steak and dining experience I’ve had in a while. I was solo and the waitstaff made extra effort for me to feel welcome there. Great place.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great Steaks as you would expect! Very Knowledgeable wait staff!

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