801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.8
2177 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeanB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Very nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was outstanding. He made our experience memorable by being.. a good guy. The food was delicious and my fiance really enjoyed the lobster. We absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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Lesterd
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Onion 💍rings always good. Service was also good. Nice place for anniversary. The one thing I didn't understand was I spent $ 140 and got charged $ 1.00 for 3 olives in a $ 7.00 drink. Never had that before. Things must be tough.

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DonZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went above and beyond with service ! Helped my wife and I celebrate our anniversary and the service was top notch along with food selection and quality !!

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Mimi
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It took 3 steaks for our steak to be made right. Not the typical experience I have here. I was a bit surprised nothing was given for free like a dessert. I said I wanted a chocolate soufflé when ordering the meal. It it takes forever to make and we had already waited forever for steak.

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Loved the birthday desert! The steaks were great as well

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JonP
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Great place for a special celebration for two!

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ChadK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve always enjoyed bringing out of town guests here. It has impressed every time.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not someone who eats steak often, so when I say that this restaurant is worth every penny, it should be taken quite seriously. Came here for my anniversary with my spouse and we received the star treatment. I would highly recommend 801 for any special occasion or even non special occasion if you can swing it. Expensive but worth every penny.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Superb service! Food presentation and taste was excellent!!

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vipMixedFeelings
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food was good, not great. Have had the opportunity to eat at many “high end” steakhouses around the country and this one is okay, but certainly not on par with some others.

On the other hand, the service was great and the ambiance is nice.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and outstanding service! Seafood was fresh, steak was cooked just right, and drinks were poured heavy. We will definitely return.

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vipDebbie
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was amazing! great steakhouse!

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great staff and service. Thank you for a great evening!

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my wife's birthday. They went out of their way to make her feel special with a card and festive glitter on the table. They even gave her a complimentary souffle with a lit candle. All little touches that made the night special.
The food was excellent and the service top notch. You can tell from the moment you step in that this is a high quality restaurant and everything that follows confirms that.

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Jeffs
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, well trained And educated staff

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Michele
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food! Along with tasty cocktails.

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Cecil
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Paul and he was just wonderful! We ordered a bottle of Meiomi and they were out, so he made a recommendation which was delicious.

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WJoseph
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. It was a wonderful and lively dining experience. I really cannot think of a better place to treat your family to for a special evening! We are so blessed to have such a great steakhouse option in the heart of Des Moines.

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Dawn
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & you can always count an amazing food!

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EricS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there yesterday. Spent our Anniversary and do not regret it. Great service. Great environment. Great food. The service and food are well worth the cost.

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DapperDan
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend 801 Chophouse! Staff was professional and courtesy. Food was amazing. Can't say enough good things.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great. The quality and taste of the exceed our expectations.
Our waiter quickly pointed out the size
of the entrees and sides and offered us several options. The waiter was a true professional!

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AllieB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went to dinner for our anniversary. They made it very special with a card, specialty menus, confetti on the table, and a dessert. Service was great. Food was great. We both had a great experience celebrating our anniversary at 801 Chophouse.

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PatriciaW
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent beef!! Sunday supper is an excellent value for food and wine. Classic chophouse of very high quality. Likely expensive for the area, but we are from Miami and expect prices to be high.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Group in party room was so loud we couldn’t hear those at our table

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Sally
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

801 Chophouse was perfect for our celebration! We all had an amazing meal and experience.

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WilliamS
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Server was friendly and attentive and kept our glasses full. It was a little noisy Saturday night, but was good to hear the energy in a room again.

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Patty
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have never been disappointed with the food or service at 801. The steaks were perfectly cooked and extremely tender and delicious. Our server, Chris, was very attentive but not overbearing. We enjoyed visiting with him.

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JamesM
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, and our server was tremendous. Thank you. I like the lighter Sunday menu.

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DebraH
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at 801 always exceeds expectations. Everything is always fresh and prepared and presented to perfection. Paul was our server and he always does an amazing job.

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vipMarkL
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at 801!

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JohnH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent!!! Our waiter was not however. We actually had to find the host to ask for more water... and to get our ticket.

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JosephP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent....and is reflected in the price.

Best steak I've ever had (16 oz bone-in filet)

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CraigB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

801 did not disappoint. Excellent service in the private wine room. Timing of the courses was spot on and the food quality was excellent. We had 13 people so not the easiest to execute and our server was really good. He also helped with a few of the choices including an outstanding seafood platter for appetizers not on the menu. Overall a great night!!

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JohnS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Would highly recommend

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Mike
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday/Mother’s Day/Father’s Day dinner with my parents. The food and service was great, as usual!

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
254 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice physical surroundings with competent and friendly service. The meal was prepared exactly to our preference - filet mignon and rib eye. Perfect soufflé for desert. The wine list was a bit pricey but very diverse - should cover all palates.
A special restaurant for a special occasion.

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StaceyI
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I was celebrating 25 years of marriage and from our booth we could see the kitchen area where steaks were cooked, it was extremely loud and didn’t offer much privacy. Service was amazing and food was amazing!

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801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 2177 OpenTable diners.

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