Arrived early and headed to the Bar for 3 lovely glasses of Caymus wine. Our son had flown in from Atlanta to treat my husband to his 70th birthday dinner at a special spot.
Time to go to our table and I could not have been more disappointed. I had called twice to confirm that the table would be decorated for his birthday as they have done in the past/ no decorations/ no card/ no personal menu/ a minor thing but it just makes it feel so special/ felt let down.
We are regular customers at Flemings in Des Moines but thought for this special Celebration we would step it up a notch/ did not say anything as I rarely complain/ in the past it has been perfect but someone was not paying attention this time.
Wonderful server and great food.
Felt badly that I left feeling let down.
Nice complimentary dessert!!! Felt special about that.
Thank you! .
I visited with my wife for our 40th anniversary. We happened to be sitting next to another party celebrating their 50th anniversary. The restaurant decorated our table, left a happy anniversary note and gave us a menu with happy anniversary on it. The small things always make a difference. The food and drinks were excellent. Although definitely a very high end restaurant, I would recommend it for special occasions.
Great food, best steak in Des Moines
We had a nice evening at 801 Chop House. Our steaks were cooked to perfection along with garlic mashed potatoes. Andy, our waiter was awesome as he tended to our needs. He recommended the soufflé for dessert and it was excellent! Great atmosphere and food.
The food was awesome as always! Great service. I had the lamb chops outstanding.
Went here for Valentines Day with my girlfriend. This was our second time being here so we kind of knew what we were doing, at least compared to the first time. We started off with appetizers. I got the calamari and she got the Caesar salad. For out entree we both got a 12oz fillet mignon and ordered sides of Mac and cheese and garlic mashed potatoes. Everything was great and our server Debbie was nice. She was very attentive and filled our drinks a lot. Steak is the best we’ve ever had, melted in our mouths! Would highly recommend this place if you’re willing to spend some money. Our bill was around $170. Under average for this place.
Very enjoyable. We had a private corner table for 6 which kept down the noise level. The featured Cabernet was delicious so we shared 3 bottles. Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable regarding the menu. We will be returning soon. Thank you.
This is too expensive for everyday dining but is one of our go to date night venues.
One I can always count on for a business dinner - and appreciate you are open on Mondays for this reason as well. It was amazing as always! See you again soon.
Our server Skip was beyond amazing with perfect timing on every course.
It was perfect as usual!
A little speedy, but no question a top place to have a nice dinner.
Exceptional meal, great wine, great friends!
Delicious food, excellent service. Wonderful night.
We enjoyed our dinner out to celebrate our birthdays and the service was very good, but I have to say the food was very average for the high prices. My entree must have sat too long before serving because it was no longer hot/warm. And the food lacked presentation. Simply a steak on a white plate! No adornments on the plate at all. Everything Ala Carte and extremely expensive. The salad was good and a generous portion though. Overall a good experience - just not great, which is what you expect for the prices!
The key lime dessert was a definite star tonight. Was grinning side to side because of how delighted I was eating it.
Great steaks. The mushroom side was great.
Amazing food and wine! Our waitress, Shannon, was wonderful
A simply amazing experience with a breathtaking bill to match. I’m not a $100 a head kind of diner, but it’s a lovely special occasion choice.
We were traveling to Des Moines for a corporate event and stumbled upon 801 accidently. We started the night with a drink at the bar. Shannon and Drew were so friendly and engaging behind the bar so we decided to eat dinner at a table in the bar area where they could take care of us. And that they did!! My husband’s bone-in prime rib melted in his mouth and the filet I had was one of the best I’ve ever had- and that’s impressive coming from a Texan who eats beef 24/7. The chocolate soufflé ended the night perfectly. The only disappointment was that 801 wasn’t open for lunch the next day! Not an inexpensive place for food but it’s worth every dollar spent and the some. Don’t miss this place!
Brussels sprouts were not done.
Attentive waiter. Prompt service and plate removal. Foods being tasteful and as requested. Definitely an A++ eatery.
Outstanding as always!! Incredible service, fantastic food. One of my favorite places in Des Moines! Love how they decorate for the holidays!
We went on new years, it was very busy,but the staff handled it with ease. Everyone was so nice and helpful every step of the way. The waiter balanced the attentiveness to our needs and respect for privacy expertly. The food was amazing and the ambiance/whole dining experience was first class and wonderful.
Went to 801 Chophouse with a group of friends for New Years 2017. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing.
Great food and service
Great service and great food!!! The management webt out of her way to make my husbands birthday feel special!
801 is a dependable standby for a quality meal with excellent service