801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.8
1523 reviews
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Steakhouse
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.
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SB
Omaha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always the food and the service was great. We went there on St. Patrick's Day and were initially seated in the bar area - asked to be moved as I pretty much hate the noisy environment in a bar when having a "fine dining" experience. If you're into sports bars with TV's on and so forth, you REALLY ought to go somewhere else - NOT inflict that on the rest of us as the clientele has apparently done here. We were moved to the dining room and had a great time with a great waiter. It's a great place to eat.

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JN
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and it was amazing. Our server, David, was fantastic!

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best bday dinner experience at 801 Chophouse. Great customer service and great company. All smiles and 2 thumbs up for me!

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DK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First off, our waitress was simply outstanding. There couldn't have been a better person to have served us. She was patient with us, without hovering over us. She explained things well. We got what we wanted and had an awesome time.
As for the rest, the food, the ambiance, the decor. Its been a very long time since I've been that impressed. My steak was amazing. My other 3 dining partners all got the signature Prime Rib. I had a twinge of thinking maybe I should have ordered that instead. But one bite of my steak put that to rest. I wish I could give this jewel of a place to eat 50 stars, or give it 10 5-star ratings. As someone who often times gets poor service, I can think of nothing negative to say. We had a great time with a great waitress, and great food. Thank you so much!!!!

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BB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and we had a terrific waiter.

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OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. And the service was terrific. We totally appreciated what our waitress did for us.

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D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sea bass was absolutely delicious! The brussels sprouts were perfection and our server Zach was so helpful and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back !

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WV
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the wait staff at 801
they are all so friendly and attentive
We LOVE them :-)

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VJ
Des Moines
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server [Skip] was excellent and very accommodating = I wanted some but not all of the seafood platter and my friend did likewise and he made it happen - very good dinner and just what we wanted.

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DV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Sunday Dinner Menu. Good proportions. Steaks and fish were perfect. Will be back.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated two birthdays in a group of five. Not one complaint from anyone in our party. Always a wonderful experience.

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Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jen, was knowledgeable about the menu & made excellent recommendations. Top notch, fine dining service. Food was superb. Steak done perfectly. Baked lobster tail melted in my mouth. Sides w could have been a meal by themselves. Chocolate soufflé was perfect, I recommend the vanilla sauce. Pricey but worth every penny with fine dining done right.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends over delicious food.

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S
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. A fine establishment and fine dining experience. The 801 cut Prime Rib was cooked exactly as ordered and was a massive cut for the price. Perfect for those who like the classic style of dining: wines & whiskeys, Sinatra in the background, low-light/low-noise setting, cuts of meat and delightful conversation.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The extra touches that were added to help us celebrate a birthday made the birthday girl feel just a little bit more special! It was a very nice jester and greatly appreciated.

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NF
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For what the dinner was, I loved it and the service provided. Our server was attentive and patient with our party who wanted to visit for a while prior to ordering. The prices are high and if you are comfortable with that, this is a great place to dine for special occasions. I only wish that the portions were not so large.

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J
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Place all the way around!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is beyond good. Steak and primeribe are fabulous. The sides were perfect. Little bit pricey..

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and our server Billy did an amazing job.

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just as expected a 5 star experience from the time we entered until we left we loved our experience.
We ordered the wedge salad with special instructions which they did perfect.
Then had Ribeye has brown with cheese and the creamed corn. Ribeye was perfect flavor and done just right. The hash browns with cheese are a must. The corn was a surprise with a sweet taste it was hard not to eat it all. Of course we brought all left overs home with us.
We ended with the chocolate soufflé which you should always get it’s our favorite with the 3 different sauces it’s perfect.
We recommend 801 always and it was exceptional again!!!!!!

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L
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

801 is a great experience. The food is phenomenal, service is great and atmosphere is wonderful. Prices are high, but the food is worth it for a special occasion or business dinner where you need to impress.

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B
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been here 4-5 times now and the experience is always good! Steaks are top notch, service is very good but not in your face. Great Wine list as well.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steaks were Delicious! Drinks were ok. Server was prompt and Must make reservations!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday night specials is the best way to treat for family to an amazing evening.

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HS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended this to several friends. This byfar was one of the best prime rib steaks ever. Melted in your mouth as did the mussels. Everything is delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable in what their items were, specials etc. They were very accommodating. I would highly recommend this as I already have and plan to be back. We had a groupon we used and felt even after that the price was right for the amount of food and how delicious it was.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The NY strip steak was not as tender as I would have expected at a place known for its steaks.

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KL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great steaks! Some of the best I’ve ever had! The creamer corn and mac and cheese are also amazing!

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CH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made it special by decorating the table and leaving an anniversary card. The Sunday Night special is a great deal for those wanting to enjoy 801 Chophouse on a budget.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to the Chop House in Des Moines. We went on a Sunday night since we weren’t able to get reservations on Saturday night. We found that they have a Sunday night special that fit our needs and saved us a few dollars as well. The meal was delicious as we had remembered from our first visit. The filet and prime rib were outstanding. The only disappointment was my glass of Cakebread Chardonnay. The wine tasted old and for the price I paid I thought of returning it but instead opted for a grapefruit martini with the next round. It was outstanding. Can’t wait to visit Des Moines again and go back to the 801 Chop House.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately my son’s steak was too rare and my prime rib tasted like they cooked it 3 days ago and kept throwing it in the fridge. So disappointed. I’m used to Lawry’s In Chicago where they cut the prime rib in front of you from a freshly roasted cow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I sent my steak back a couple of times. I ended up not even eating the steak. The waiter seemed like he was scared of me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal I’ve ever had in my life. My wife and I went for our anniversary, and the table was decorated before we got there and there was a card from the manager congratulating us. The menu is pricy, but good lord is it worth it.

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C
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

place was GREAT! we loved it and Debbie was the best!!!

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WW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this visit was amazing! You can not be disappoint with their food, such high quality

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R
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ambiance was fair although a number of parties come dressed in jeans, sweatshirts, and work boots which was surprising. Food was good but could have been better as both meat dishes weren't cooked as asked for.......one undercooked in places and one overcooked throughout. Waiter was not that personal.

Been many years that we had been here and it's not as good as we remember it.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service

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G
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, 801 is the perfect place for a special dinner. High quality food with perfect execution. Service is attentive and professional. Pricey but worth it.

Steaks are amazing and temperature preferences are perfectly delivered. Wedge salad could use a few more tomatoes. Creamed corn and blue cheese potato sides were tasty. Caramel cheesecake was probably the best cheesecake we’ve ever tried.

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R
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good,
Service was ok. Had the same waiter as last time he let us know then he was new not much had changed. The steak we had gotten the last few times was not as Requested-we found out this time that chophouse has different “medium” which I feel they should advise of even if it is in fine print on the menu!

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!Quite possibly the best place in Des Moines

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LB
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our visit. The servers are friendly and knowledgable. The food is amazing! The best steak in the city!

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