801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.8
2372 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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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy fine dining there is no substitute. Hands down the best Lobster tail and 1 pound Alaskan king crab legs around!

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Marcb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Highly recommend the crab cake and must order the Soufflé!

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JimA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good! Our server, Mike was very informative and made our visit very special.

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vipMichaelM
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great, still not sure it's worth the money even for the Sunday"deal." I had the salmon instead of a steak, which is new for me here

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RachelG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and friendly service from all staff, plus the best steak and seafood I've had in town.

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NickR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

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Roscoe
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place for Sunday Supper! Waiter/server Paul is phenomenal!

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JessicaS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

801 chophouse was a great dinner. Very nice friendly staff. Very good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
230 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Best steakhouse in DSM. Great service. It’s the place!!!

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was top tier. Everything from servers to drinks was top notch. I had lamp chops and French fries with a few cocktails. It was however expensive but you get quality and service. Will definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for quality food and service, and of course willing to dive deeper into their pockets.

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AliceT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Be sure to check out online Sunday special menu, it's the best savings.
Our waitress was very attentive, great service

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MicheleW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food. Always a perfect experience.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and love the atmosphere! Treat yourself!

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vipRandF
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not very good came out cold and not cooked as ordered.. Bar service was great... Will go back but not sure when...

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Staff .
We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time my children have been and the waiter was very informative. My children were amazed at how much information he knew!

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CindiD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and it was a bit more expensive than I expected but the evening was wonderful and for something special I would choose 801 Chophouse.

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MoeS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Our server Paul was excellent. Best restaurant I’ve been to in Des Moines.

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ChrisJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always awesome to get out to eat and 801!!! I would recommend it and if you can try to plan a night around it.

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vipJoeJ
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service. Have never been disappointed with our experience with 801.

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Julianna
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the waiter was fantastic. We parked in the garage across the street for just a few dollars and a short walk from the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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vipMidwesterngal
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had great prime rib for Sunday supper, but unfortunately it's just too expensive for regular dining.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife wants you to bring back the 1/2 chicken entree!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire staff from the minute we walked in to the minute we walked out made our Christmas Eve extremely special! Thank you all so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica did a great job!!! We really enjoy the food and atmosphere. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic!

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personalized experience for our Anniversary. Great food, Great atmosphere and overall fabulous. This was our first time but we will be back!

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KaylaH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! This was our first time here and we will be coming back! They made our anniversary extra special.

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vipJillM
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We were seated in the bar area, and it was extremely noisy. I will remember to specify that I don't want that area in the future.

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vipFamilyfun
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal!
Warm bread, delicious appetizers, amazing steaks and sides.
The very best dining in all of Des Moines!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. The food was amazing, the service was great and smooth, and the food was not overpriced. A parking lot is located directly across from the location. I will come back frequently for this fine dining.

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stephanieW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from out of town and decided to have date night and this place was perfect. The food was great the service was great everything about this place was 5 stars. Definitely we be coming here again whenever back in Iowa.

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PerryM
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining experience at 801 Chophouse. The dining room was decorated awesome for Christmas and the food and service were the best. Thank-you!

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DebraH
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always absolutely superb at 801!

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AILEENF
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

service was the only downfall.

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vipTomF
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great waiter and good drinks. Better yet a beautiful woman sitting with me!

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ShariB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant. We loved it and will come back for sure. Our waiter Zack was wonderful! Merry Christmas. Burke’s

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! 801 it’s a special place for special occasions!

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Honestly I would say that if it wasn’t for the food I would not come back. The food was just amazing! The flavor was excellent! Just the noise was just a loud and you could not have a conversation. The service at the beginning was ok. I just felt a lil too judge for the way we looked. Which we are normal people. Not crazy looking. I would leave this restaurant for just special occasions and expect a few looks and money going out your pockets.

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801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 2372 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.