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801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.7
1170 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(515) 288-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Dennis
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Private party facilities
Please contact Damon Murphy with any private dining inquiries.
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Private party contact
Damon P. Murphy: (515) 288-6000
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Cross street
8th
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1170 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mary1 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.
Nice bartender.
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! .

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RickS 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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Experienceddiner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food, best steak in Des Moines

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Mike (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was awesome as always! Great service. I had the lamb chops outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This is too expensive for everyday dining but is one of our go to date night venues.

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CDouglas (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Skip was beyond amazing with perfect timing on every course.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was perfect as usual!

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ConleyN (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A little speedy, but no question a top place to have a nice dinner.

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vipDowntownDiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Exceptional meal, great wine, great friends!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious food, excellent service. Wonderful night.

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salr (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The key lime dessert was a definite star tonight. Was grinning side to side because of how delighted I was eating it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great steaks. The mushroom side was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food and wine! Our waitress, Shannon, was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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Foodlovingwinedrinkinggal (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Anniversary

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vipFoodforthought (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Brussels sprouts were not done.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Attentive waiter. Prompt service and plate removal. Foods being tasteful and as requested. Definitely an A++ eatery.

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Trish (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding as always!! Incredible service, fantastic food. One of my favorite places in Des Moines! Love how they decorate for the holidays!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to 801 Chophouse with a group of friends for New Years 2017. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service and great food!!! The management webt out of her way to make my husbands birthday feel special!

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SmallTown (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

801 is a dependable standby for a quality meal with excellent service

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