801 Chophouse – Des Moines
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The food and service were wonderful!
Excellent meal and service. Great fillet, Caesar salad and oysters Rockefeller. Service that anticipates requests before they are made.
Wonderful meal for my wife’s birthday. Service was great, food was great. Will be back again!
Always a great choice for a nice dinner in Des Moines. Some of the best meat around.
This place continues to amaze. Every time we visit I finds a new meal that is completely ruined for me anywhere else we go. Food and experience are an absolute must!
801 was the perfect choice for dinner on the evening of our 30th Anniversary. The details of being place at a corner table away from all others, hand written anniversary note, and comped dessert made the evening even more special. Of course the food, drinks, and staff were all great as well! Definitely the best place for special occasions.
I usually enjoy the food at 801 so much! We frequent for date nights, with our kids, or for special occasions.
This time, I ordered my steak medium well. It came out medium rare — medium at best. The server agreed it was undercooked and took it back. This time, my steak was charred well done. It was barely edible.
I’m disappointed and hoping this isn’t the new usual post-COVID.
Aside from the steak, the food was delicious, they make the best martinis in the city, and it was an extremely pleasant experience!
We have gone to 801 Grand the last few years for our anniversary. The service was good but we were really disappointed in the steaks! Very expensive for the quality.
Debbie was exceptionally attentive and offered recommendations when asked. We were there celebrating our 35th anniversary and they had a special menu and nice note to greet us. It had been awhile since our last visit. Just a wonderful experience and with COVID, nice to be out but socially distant.
A special occasion place for sure. 8 oz fillet was plenty for me. Perfectly cooked with blue cheese crust. Scalloped potatoes were amazing. Drew and Rue were very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend!
Always delicious and the service is always spectacular. That’s why it’s my favorite place to eat in town.
I’ve left several reviews. Most were excellent until we went there and were packed in like sardines without room for even the waiters to get around the tables. Social distancing from the COVID-19 improved that considerably and we were able to enjoy our meals again this time. It’s pricey, but worth it as long as we aren’t close enough to hear every word from adjoining tables.
Not our normal venue but this dinner was on a special occasion.
They acknowledged and celebrated the special occasion from the moment we arrived. We were seated in the wine room which had only 4-5 tables and is separate from the main dining area. It was quiet and secluded there.
Our waitress was patient and very helpful in guiding us through the many choices to select our meal.
We wanted to try a variety of side dishes but there was only two of us so she suggested petite portions and a shared steak.
We started with the shrimp cocktail which we knew was risky being so far from the ocean, but we were pleasantly surprised, very good!
The portions were the perfect amount and we had a delightful meal.
They did surprise us with a complementary dessert and it was also delightful.
Two things they could improve; my drink was very weak although cold and flavorful, and I don’t recall but it seemed there was not an appropriate background soundtrack.
All-in all an elegant dinner with fine food and wonderful service.
This meal made our anniversary special and memorable, and after 50 of them that is saying a lot.
As always, one of the best places in town for special dining experiences.
We LOVE 801 Chop. We know that your service & food is always going to ve incredible.
Wonderful restaurant! Perfect for special occasions or just a great date night! Always delicious! Staff is amazing, very attentive! It's a five star experience!
Food was ok, nothing spectacular.
Dessert was terrible ( chocolate lava cake) came late and was overcooked.
Service was fine and we were seated right in time.
Excellent food & service. Noise level was very high, making conversation difficult, but we definitely will be back.
This is a very nice and classy restuarant. However, you pay for what you get. The prices are high, but the food is amazing. And the service is very friendly and helpful.
We went to celebrate my daughter receiving her “White Coat” for Pharmacy at Drake! Everyone there made it a wonderful night our family will remember!!!!
The service was excellent, Paul did a wonderful job and explained the menu clearly and was very accommodating making sure my deaf wife could understand what he was saying. The food was excellent, my porterhouse was excellent, my wife had the lobster tail and she stated it was wonderful as well. We will be returning as soon as we can.
This is a wonderful experience for a couples date night. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. We shared the surf and turf for two. One of the best steaks we have ever had. I also put a request to have a bottle of wine ready for our arrival. The bottle was waiting and ready for us to enjoy.
Wonderful dining experience. Our waitress was on point. Very knowledgeable about items on the menu. The biggest most delicious lobster tail we have had in the Midwest.
Anniversary. Receiving a complementary dessert without even notifying them that it was our anniversary was wonderful. Assume they saw our greeting cards to each other on the table. Thanks!!
10/10 service, food, atmosphere
It was wonderful as always. Everyone was friendly and efficient. I was especially impressed with how the manager interacted with the kitchen staff. We happened to be seated close to the kitchen. There was no goofing around. Only efficient necessary interaction. Very professional. Of coarse the food was top notch. We will be back.
Awesome restaurant and service, highly recommend. Pricey as you would expect from fine dining, wines were a little more costly than expected still but great place and outstanding service!
I would recommend 801 Chophouse to anyone looking for a wonderful atmosphere with great service and an incredible meal! One of the best dinners out we have had!
Amazing wine, food, and service which was all done in a Covid-19 safe manner...
Wonderful place for anniversary dinner. We always enjoy 801.
Paul was excellent and very knowledgeable. Will definitely return and ask for Paul!
Hard to rate value as it is expensive but, in my opinion, it is worth every penny.
801 never disappoints. Service level top notch. Loved the menu choices.
Keep up the good work
This place knows how to do it! The ambiance, very clean, the drinks were amazing, the service was efficient and friendly, and the food! Wow
I have yet to ever go anywhere and have my filet cooked perfect, AND come out screaming hot! They nailed both. The sides: wedge salad (with ranch instead) was top notch, and the green beans were to die for!
We will make a special trip out this way again, JUST for 801!
Chophouse is always what we expect. Excellent ambiance, excellent food, excellent service! All around best place to celebrate any occasion.
My husband and I live in San Diego. I moved from Des Moines in 1989 and was in town
for my granddaughter's wedding. I treated my son and daughter-in-law for a nice night
out after they had put on such a fabulous wedding for their daughter. This is not something they can afford on their own so it was a lovely evening for them. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If I have a criticism, it would be that you don't have a dress code. I really don't like sitting next to young people wearing shorts and baseball
caps backwards. They don't even have the manners to remove it indoors.
Excellent service and delicious food. A special place!
Excellent and delicious!
The crab cakes (lots of crab) and the calamari (perfectly cooked and choice cuts) were delicious!! The steak was too charred, the fries were skinny, limp and overdone. The seafood pasta sauce was bland - like a thick tomato soup. We liked the apps - but some thick, crispy potato fries with truffle and parmesan would be a nice addition.
801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 1944 OpenTable diners.
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