801 Chophouse – Des Moines
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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This was our third trip to 801 Chophouse - Des Moines and my 5th trip to 801 Chophouse across the country. The location in Des Moines is the best location for this restaurant and the team is exceptional the food is outstanding. Steaks cut and cooked perfectly and a team that makes a romantic evening enjoyable. Tables were very well spaced and we felt very comfortable and safe.
Beautiful setting, top service and the food was delicious.
Everything was perfect but would have rather not been seated by the bar to give a more high end view especially for the price we paid.
Best steak we’ve had since we moved to Iowa from Chicago!
It was for my son’s birthday. We had a wonderful time!
Excellent dining experience. Fantastic service and food.
Great steaks and an incredible ambiance to celebrate any occasion.
We celebrated a birthday. The service and good were excellent. I highly recommend 801 Chophouse. The food and service are always reliable and wonderful!
We were celebrating a birthday. Our server was most gracious and made our experience enjoyable.
Good food and atmosphere, the one disappointing thing was that I went to 801 to have a higher end dinning experience but several tables had people in shorts and t-shirts. I expect that at a run of the mill chain steak restaurant but feel that to provide a full high end experience there should be a requirement of no shorts or t-shirts allowed.
Our server Ryan was knowledgeable, helpful and a master of his craft. Best steak Ive had in years.
Best steak in town! Always look forward to date night here with my wife!
801 is a perfectly fine restaurant, good steaks and sides, but it's nowhere near as good as the price would suggest. 36oz porterhouse for two was probably well short of 36oz. No comparison to classic places like Peter Luger's or most any old-school steakhouses.
801 Chophouse is an absolute treasure! Tucked away in the beautiful 801 Grand building in the heart of downtown Des Moines, it is elegant and classy, yet welcoming and comfortable. The service is consistently outstanding - the devoted manager, the skilled and friendly bartenders, and the attentive servers deliver a top notch experience every time! Bravo, 801!!
It’s always a classic good time! Food is exquisite and worth any wait!
We had a lovely evening and appreciated the wonderful, attentive service!
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at 801! The food and service were superb! It was the perfect restaurant to make such a special occasion even more memorable!
We love 801! Their food and service is amazing. It is hands down the best steak that I’ve ever had! It is pricey, but oh so worth it!
Seems dated... Food really good but a bit pricey when I know we can get the same steak for 20 bucks less. I like the bar but the bartender wasn't very friendly and didn't seem aware when drinks were empty... But overall I like this place and will go back...
Because of COVID-19 we haven’t been to 801 Chophouse for a long time, we had a wonderful time! Everything we ordered was fabulous as usual!
We eat here whenever we are in Des Moines. It is one of our all-time favorite restaurants. Staff are friendly, great wine list. The only thing that could make it better for me is if the restaurant was on the top floor with views of the city.
My very favorite restaurant anywhere! Excellent food, service, and experience; thank you!
Everything was spot-on in regards to the food and service. They only fell short on the Blood-orange Manhattans. The bartender missed the mark, only slightly. (too sweet) But, we will for sure be back!
The waygu beef was not quite as good as I would have thought for price.
So happy to have this wonderful restaurant open for our son's birthday.
It’s usually always 5 stars
But just opening after COVID there were a
Few things not “normal” for us but we still love it and will be back again soon!
It was overall really good. My steak was charred on top and I didnt taste the garlic in mashed potatoes. I understand it was the first night back in a while and I totally get it.
The food was delicious! We were very full when we finnished.
801 was very good again. Food was perfectly prepared and presented. Service was on target. Nice evening.
We have been big fans of 801 for years. They continue to be one of our Central Iowa favorites. Love the Sunday Supper
Food was excellent! If you don’t mind spending a little money it is worth it. I will go here again.
There is not a better prime rib on the planet. Thanks to everyone at 801 that always makes our nights out a special occasion. Randy and Debbie
Lovely setting - but extremely overpriced
We had a modest dinner of oysters appetizers, fillet, salad and white fish
3 glasses of house wine. $248
Truly a $125 meal at the most
Our dinner was great. Chris our waiter did a great job balancing when to be available and when to let us enjoy our meal and our conversation. Thank you Chris!
Top drawer venue for a most enjoyable dining experience. Staff was pleasant and very accommodative. Food was delicious - soup was superb, though my particular cut of meat could have been better. Hard to beat the ambiance. Check out 801!
Great steak, reasonable drink prices and outstanding service! Excellent all the way for a high end steakhouse.
Skip is the best!
Everyone was fantastic! The meal was tremendous!
Best steakhouse in the Midwest.
My wife and I went here for our 15th Anniversary. The service was great. The ambiance was incredible. The food? Not so much. If I'm going to pay $250 for two people, I want the food to be outstanding. The food was simply "ok." I've had better everything, elsewhere, for half or quarter of the price. I was rather disappointed. I was expecting to have one of the better meals of my life and it didn't even register in the top 10.
801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.7 stars by 1898 OpenTable diners.
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