801 Chophouse – Des Moines
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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Great food, wine, and service! One of the great steakhouses in the country!
Food was amazing! Took a very long tome to get food but understand staffing may be an issue
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.
Excellent service from all the staff. Steaks cooked to perfection. Fried lobster tail was other worldly. Worth every penny!
Paul was an outstanding waiter, nice touch offering free dessert for our anniversary. Appetizers to dessert were excellent.
Our server Billy was exemplary.
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.
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!
Fantastic service and the food was among the best in town. It’s a splurge for sure but worth it for special occasions.
Rushed service - very loud
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!
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!
Always recommend, food was amazing and didn’t take long to arrive even though it was a busy Wednesday night.
Food and service were excellent. We will definitely be coming back!
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.
Beyond amazing every single time! Worth every penny
Our food and service was top of the line! We loved it all! We will definitely be back!
A feast you must enjoy with a wonderful bottle of wine while in Des Moines!
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.
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.
Very pleasant atmosphere. The hostess, server & manager interaction was great. The food arrived in a good amount of time and was delicious!
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!
It was amazing first time and we will be back. It is pricey but worth it
Food and service was very good. Seated on time and waitress was right there.
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.
Fantastic service. Fantastic food. Fantastic wine.
Birthday - loved the extras they did with dinner
This is our go to for special occasions in Des Moines. Old school high end steakhouse. Won’t be disappointed.
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 :-)
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!
Great date night. Service and meal were outstanding.
Great steak, service and wine list. A top steakhouse!
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.
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!!
Best Chops in Des Moines, wonderful flavors on steaks and the salmon was an unexpected surprise-best ever!
Our waiter was Zach, and he was above excellent! The food was fantastic, and we can’t wait to come back again!
Was a great place to eat. Staff were excelent and answered every question we had. Food was good. No complaints
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.
Best prime rib of my entire life!! I could have cut it with a table knife! Chris was a great waiter, too!!
801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 2284 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.