801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.8
2283 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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RondaP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SteveW
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Billy was exemplary.

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vipSelfService
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kind of an underwhelming experience. You never want to walk away from an expensive dinner thinking "that was okay". Food was fine but the experience was cold and uninviting.

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LowellScott
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s milestone birthday celebration. Chris B was our waiter and he made the day for us! We expect a first class dining experience when we come here and we’re never disappointed!

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ErinW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and the food was among the best in town. It’s a splurge for sure but worth it for special occasions.

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vipAvy3
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Rushed service - very loud

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vipJimM
Phoenix
66 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best steakhouse in the Des Moines metro are. We had the two shrimp appetizers (the Colossal was great but the "Down Home" was FANTASTIC!) plus the delicious Lobster Corn Chowder (Unbelievably great) followed by Fillet Medalions and a bone-in Fillet. The French green beans were delicious as was the pumpkin cheesecake we finished with! Wow, what a FANTASTIC evening!

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James
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of my all time favorites! Not only did our server make our night enjoyable and fun, it made our date that much more memorable! Thanks for such great service!

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ChadL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always recommend, food was amazing and didn’t take long to arrive even though it was a busy Wednesday night.

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We will definitely be coming back!

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RileyK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

No seasoning on the steaks at all?
No salt or pepper?? Nothing??
Okay as weird, haven’t ate much lobster but it wasn’t that good.
The mash potatoes were fire and the service was amazing though.
Meat, just not so good.
Too expensive for what you get for sure.

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MicheleB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing every single time! Worth every penny

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was top of the line! We loved it all! We will definitely be back!

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KellyM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A feast you must enjoy with a wonderful bottle of wine while in Des Moines!

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TrentonM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Meat was under cooked and sent back once still not done didn’t want to send back again was crispy on top anyways. Shrimp appetizer was delicious yum.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service impeccable, the atmosphere welcoming. We enjoyed our visit and would definitely return. The cost is high but worth it. This would be more of a celebratory event more than an everyday eating option for families. I would not recommend taking small children.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere. The hostess, server & manager interaction was great. The food arrived in a good amount of time and was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently good

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DeirdreD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Des Moines from Chicago. 801 Chophouse - Des Moines was outstanding in all categories. Our filet, prime rib and a Wagu steak entrees were superb. No point in having a steak dinner anywhere else. We’ll wait until our next visit! Thank you for an amazing meal!

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DonH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing first time and we will be back. It is pricey but worth it

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HenryH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good. Seated on time and waitress was right there.

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ThomasS
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

801 Chophouse is a destination point for special occasions. The service, ambiance, and food are certainly better than your average restaurant, but not exceptionally better, and don't fully justify the price premium. The problem is that you end up feeling like a schmoe for opting out of the $16 side of asparagus and salads.

Their "doneness" scale seems to veer more towards the under than the over, so I recommend that if you like your steak medium-rare, order it medium.

Overall, a nice evening, but not the unforgettable one you might expect for a bill closing in on $300 for two people.

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ChristopherP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Fantastic food. Fantastic wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - loved the extras they did with dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to for special occasions in Des Moines. Old school high end steakhouse. Won’t be disappointed.

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AmyL
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't beat the service, and the food is exceptional. Went for our Anniversary and told them when I made the reservation. They made our anniversary very special. If you want a quiet atmosphere, this is not the place but the buzz on a Wednesday night made us feel like it was the weekend :-)

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DowntownDiner
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice touch on special menu for our son’s birthday and complimentary dessert! Great food. Hash browns with cheese were spectacular. Lobster corn dog appetizer and shrimp cocktail are delicious and filet’s cooked superbly!

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AKingsbury
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night. Service and meal were outstanding.

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vipmikes
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, service and wine list. A top steakhouse!

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Edwin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had one of the best steaks of our lives. The Filet Mignon was excellent. Our server, Collin, was exceptional and attentive.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What a wonderful experience for our Anniversary dinner. Everything from the helpful server to the pretty little hearts that adorned our table to the Happy Anniversary wishes on the menu and table. And the food was absolutely amazing and so generous. Can’t wait to go back!!

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RonA
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Chops in Des Moines, wonderful flavors on steaks and the salmon was an unexpected surprise-best ever!

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DonC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Zach, and he was above excellent! The food was fantastic, and we can’t wait to come back again!

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QuentinB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place to eat. Staff were excelent and answered every question we had. Food was good. No complaints

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WRinks
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everyone told us this place was amazing but honestly the steak was similar to something we’ve made at home, and the salmon was fishy. We go to a lot of high end steak & seafood restaurants all over the US and this place is just “meh.” The best part was the creamed corn! We also tried the scalloped potatoes which were nothing special. The salmon tasted like it was unseasoned or not salted but was cooked to a perfect medium rare. The steak was also cooked perfectly and the Tuscan topping was a good addition.

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vipJackieW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib of my entire life!! I could have cut it with a table knife! Chris was a great waiter, too!!

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DanS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A place of EXCELLENCE!! Excellent ambiance, service, & food!

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801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 2283 OpenTable diners.

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