801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.8
2311 Reviews
$50 and over
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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vipMarkB
Phoenix
103 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service, one of the absolute best steakhouses in the country!

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KathyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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ShaunL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back!! Excellent service food was great and cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skip was a greater server! He gave great suggestions and our meal was wonderful. We only wish they would have never taken out the booths to add open tables- it takes away from
the overall ambience of 801 and definitely increases the noise.

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vipDennisG
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Zach was amazing! Great explanation of the menus, great service and recommendations. 10/10 stars for him!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at 801! Everything was perfect- food delicious!

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mikem
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed in the service we received that night. Waiter was breaking in someone new and then they got busy and we felt like we had been forgotten. Prime rib was supposed to be medium and it came back medium rare

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner!

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LynnC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Disappointed in prime rib. Tough to cut and chewy. The filet medallions were fabulous but came mediun not medium rare as ordered. Mixed drinks not made correctly or with proper garnish. Our waier was fun. Just expected more.

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TristanL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the wife for Anniversary. One of the best steaks I have ever had. Top notch service. Will return.

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StephanieB
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was a bit slower and less attentive since the last time we had visited. And prices had definitely gone up. But food was high-quality and it will still be on our list for an occasional, splurge date night out.

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JanetS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at 801 Chophouse. Food, Staff and service is excellent.

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DaveC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food but the prices were a tad high and they skimped out on the Oscar (crab) over the top. Great service…..

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NsombiC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables are really close together but, our waiter skip is the truth !!!!.. it was my husbands birthday and his lamb chops were amazing!!!… thanks for a world class experience .

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Tess
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Disappointed in what should have been an amazing dinner. 2 steaks cooked perfectly, and mine overdone. Could have sent it back, but then the ala carte side dishes for the table that were already on the plate would have come back wrong. The wedge salad, however, was wonderful and they kindly split the order. Meal was much more $$$ than I'd expect to pay at a high end steak house.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in for my step mother birthday with the whole family and bless Deb because her patience with us wa amazing. This is the first time our family has sat down for dinner ever. She hit on all points and chef Dennis’ food was amazing! Thank you!

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BeckyB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was an excellent waiter. The food was superb. The cheddar hashbrowns rank right up there with Swiss roesti. My husband said his prime rib was even better than what he got at Lowrys in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Expensive but worth it. Drinks were great, staff was great, food was great, will come back again!

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
104 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, awesome food and great service! Great steakhouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our wedding anniversary and they made sure to make it special and us feel well taken care of.

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LizP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food staff and environment. We went for my husband’s birthday and it was a joy!

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AaronK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always. Great place every time!

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LaurelS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! They helped make our anniversary dinner special.

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LynneO
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of a birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food and the service were top shelf. All I can say is I can’t wait to go back!

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Taryn
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!!! We love 801!!!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Bartender was asked to remake a drink and he poured it into a different glass from a distance..

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as usual. It was our anniversary and 801 Chop house had the table decorated and special menus for us. Great Job!!!!

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Ryguy
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. Service was perfect. Price put a dent in my bank account.

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ScottS
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Last two visits the steaks have been thin and sinewy. I ordered bone in strip and my wife ordered the ribeye both were suboptimal. My steak was between 1/4 and 3/8”. Hers was 3/8” to 1/2”.

Service was good, setting is nice but was surprised at how close the tables were during COVID.

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shopper
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steak and service.

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SteveF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach is an amazing waiter! perfect experience and food was fantastic!

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AnthonyK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience for my wife and I. Thank you so much to all the staff. Fun and relaxing environment. We will be back. Thank you!!!!

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AndyL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, highly recommend the Ribeye Tuscan style...served by great staff in nice atmosphere.

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
104 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, and service! One of the great steakhouses in the country!

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RondaP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Took a very long tome to get food but understand staffing may be an issue

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Columbusgirl
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great business meeting at 801 Chophouse. The wait staff was very informative and timely providing food. The steaks were amazing!! Highly recommend.

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BillK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from all the staff. Steaks cooked to perfection. Fried lobster tail was other worldly. Worth every penny!

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JamieS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was an outstanding waiter, nice touch offering free dessert for our anniversary. Appetizers to dessert were excellent.

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MichaelK
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service. The food was equally fantastic and will be looking forward to coming back again.

FAQs

801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 2311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.