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About 801 Chophouse – Des Moines
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.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Damon Murphy with any private dining inquiries.
Private Party Contact:
Damon P. Murphy: (515) 288-6000
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
801 Chophouse – Des Moines Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed the atmosphere greatly. Saw everyone dressed from casual to dressy. (Helped make us out of towners fit in.) I just wish when the waiter knew we were from out of town he explained the menu a little better. The sides are really meant to be shared not just for one person( we ordered 1 for each of us, got a little costly with a lot of leftovers) the filet that both my son and husband ordered they raved over! Thought it was exceptionally prepared. Me on the other hand, I had the prime rib. (I consider myself to be a bit of a snob with this cut of meat because I love it so much.) I was disappointed that it was melt in your mouth good. It was just average. I had high hopes being an expensive chophouse. Overall it was a good dining experience and would recommend to friends.
This place is a staple for us and never disappoints. While definitely not a genuinely kid friendly establishment they have a fantastic kid "prix fixe" menu and the wait staff was wonderful about making them feel engaged and "special". My kids are 7 and 8. This is one of the only places in Des Moines to experience a true "dining experience" where the meal can last 2+ hours and no one notices, exceptional food, exceptional service, and in the end you are happy to pay the bill no matter its size
Our server was pretty non-existent. Several other people refilled waters, removed plates, gave us the dessert menu and even a different server paid out our bill. Not what I expected from such an expensive resturant. I hated even tipping her because she did nothing but take out order.
The food and the service of 801 are always excellent. Known for their wonderful steaks, there is great seafood on the menu as well. This last visit we had the veal chop, good sized and cooked to exactly medium, the filet medallions, two beef filets topped with lobster and a wine reduction, and we shared two generous sides of potatoes and creamed spinach. We started with a beef carpaccio, thinly sliced and served with a warm garlic bread. We finished by sharing a dessert, which are also huge portions. We chose the very moist carrot cake although there were seasonal and chocolate dessert offerings available. The wine list is wonderful as are their cocktails.
A wonderful and our attentive server saw to it that we had everything we needed when we needed it. A very nice evening!
3rd visit to this steak house group. 2nd in Des Moines. Not sure if I will spend to top dollar for establishment again for a while. Food was good but pricy. We knew this going in to it. You do get large quantities and will most likely be taking home leftovers. They do make you feel special and welcome (as all waiters and cooks in the open kitchen say hello). The waiter was great. Staff keeps your water glass full. It is a nice date night location. Did have a LONG wait between appetizer and meal, as a former caterer and waitress I felt too long and wanted to have it boxed to go as it was wearing on us but didn't want to ruin the evening. Saw in some reviews of some disappointments from other reviews--thing maybe some management changes or kitchen issues have happened
First time for our 10th anniversary. Happy Hour first. Then dinner. We are used to dining at the best restaurants and recently moved from Milwaukee to DSM, by way of Chicago, Nashville, and South Bend. Absolutely loved atmosphere and bar (especially happy h), will come for that again soon! Dinner was good, with the best wedge salad we have ever had anywhere. Bone in filet with Oscar topping was killer, but not anything more killer than you could get at any other steakhouse for half the price. We were supremely disappointed to find out the price of that one steak was about $120 on the bill. ONE STEAK. We just heard the sound of a record scratching to the end! One of my personal favorite things was to see the fabulous Viola Frye sculpture in the lobby so all in all it was great, but value could be better.
801 Chophouse is a traditional high-end steakhouse. Ambiance is dark wood and leather. Service is professional and top notch. Food is as expected--prime steaks, excellent seafood, and big shared side dishes. Every dish is prepared with attention to detail. Although mostly traditional, there are inventive touches and twists to many dishes. Excellent cocktail menu and a deep wine list. Always a reliable pick for a special occasion or a major business dinner.
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