801 Chophouse – Des Moines
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Cant beat it for the best of everything! Always an enjoyable evening..
This is our second time to dine at 801. And to be honest - it is over rated. The price you will pay will not equal the quality of the food your receive. We were told they had 3 specials - one for a 14 oz wagyu steak. We were not told the price was $150. Our steaks were good, but not great. We splurged and got the wagyu. It was nothing special and definitely not worth the price they charge. The side baked potato was actually tough.
Overall - it was what we ordered. The service was fast and professional. But the experience is not worth the value.
For $300 for 2 steaks - we will not be back. You can find better food for a lot less money.
Another excellent meal at 801 Chophouse. Server was more than attentive, and it was a truly memorable experience. One of our guests has a severe peanut allergy, and the server and kitchen were more than welcoming and accommodating to our needs. They even prepared a specially made peanut free birthday cake for her!! 801 Chophouse is a true asset to not only central Iowa, but to all of Iowa. Thank you for another memorable evening.
As always very good. Prime rib could have some searing on it....
801 DesMoines continues to be my favorite fine dining in Central Iowa.. our waitress/server Deb was exceptional
Fantastic venue in Des Moines. Quality everything!
Birthday celebration. Zach was an awesome server. Food was fantastic.
Me and my family have a great experience every time that we attend and Zach our server does a wonderful job every time
The service was amazing!!!
Everything was great! Our server Lou was amazing
Outstanding Service and Food as always.
Great Food. First Class Restaurant. Server was exceptional.
It was our first time at 801, after living near here for over 20 years, The experience and atmosphere were excellent. Our server Lou made the night with great information and recommendations , she was fun and knowledgeable. Once the food arrived we were all quiet as we focused on the amazing flavor and presentation. We would go back again and again....
Excellent place to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. They accommodated my wife's food sensitivities seamlessly. The food and drinks were excellent.
Service and food were amazing!!!
Service and food was amazing! Absolutely loved it. Would recommend. Definitely will go back!!
The food was fantastic and the service - exceptional! 801 never disappoints. Highly recommend the Brussels sprouts for one of your sides - you won't regret it..
Celebrated 2 birthdays, everything was amazing.
The only problem we had could have been remedied immediately had we known. We were seated at a booth in the bar and were well into our dinner by the time the bar got busy and we were privy to all the waiters picking up their orders. The sound of a martini shaker usually elicits a favorable reaction but not when it is constant.
Next time we won't allow ourselves to be seated there.
Top notch food and service.
Every time here is awesome. Special occasion or just a date night. Perfect!! Foods amazing, professional service and great bar.
The food was absolutely amazing! The only issue I had was that I was sat at a table near the end of the bar which didn’t offer any privacy. I’d made a reservation weeks in advance for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary and assumed that we would’ve been given a booth. Next time I’ll be more specific when I make the reservation. Again the food was absolutely AMAZING and my wife and I can’t wait to return!!!
Fine dining at it’s best—delicious food, attentive staff, wonderful ambiance. Excellent place to celebrate a special occasion—multiple staff members acknowledged our celebration.
We love 801.....
Great steaks, Hash browns and soufflé!
We will be back
Great as always and steaks where perfect! Nice touch with the comp’d soufflé!!
As always this is our favorite place and hands down beat service!
Debbie our server was fantastic! First time here and completely enjoyed the entire evening! Will be back soon!
My wife’s scallops were just warm & on verge of not being quite done but she was being nice. I have had better steaks at other restaurants in Des Moines. Drinks were very good.
It was a fun night with friends, we loved being in a side room but I thought having 2 other tables in our room was a bit much. Our waiter was great. The room wasn’t crowded it just was a bit loud! Everything else was great.
Great food and atmosphere as always cant wait for my next dinner
Great place to go relax and have a fantastic uninterrupted meal in both comfort and quiet. Good place to go feel like an adult again
Got in prior to our reservation without a problem. Service was excellent. Steaks (New York strip, filet) were well cooked and very flavorful. I’m lucky to have been to some of the best steakhouses around the country and as far as steak flavor, it was in the top 3. The broccolini and hash browns were ok but not amazing. Decent wine selection although pricey for Des Moines
Outstanding food and service. You do get what you pay for.
The prime rib was amazing! The sides were perfect.
Looking for a quality dining experience with a great staff and great steak? 801 Chophouse is my first choice!
My fiancé brought me here to celebrate my birthday. It was a wonderful evening. Service was above reproach, from our arrival we were met by prompt seating, knowledgeable experienced wait staff with patience to answer questions, knew just when to come to the table etc. The food was perfect. Not one issue with temperature of our steak or the sides. The dessert was a bit heavy but it’s a dark chocolate tart. It’s supposed to be. Martini the best I’ve had since moving to Des Moines.
Food wasn’t up to expectations. Steak wasn’t cooked very well. Probably wouldn’t go back
Great service awesome food will definitely be back
I can't say enough wonderful things about 801! Everything was amazing and the Creme Brulee was one of the best I have ever had.
We had the best time at 801. My partner had the Sunday supper, choosing the Caesar salad, 8oz filet mignon, and creme brûlée. I had the Caesar salad and sea scallops. We had a huge side of onion rings, and started with calamari. Everything was lovely. Service from Amy was top tier.
801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 2026 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.