801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.8
1546 reviews
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Steakhouse
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.
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Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! You should ho

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Birthday but no one had told them. I believe they got it from the Open Table app. They made it a very special night with all the little extras!!

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JA
Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Service and food outstanding. However, be prepared to spend some peso's. Seems like overtime I am there prices up another dollar or two.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good but not great. Definitely didn’t justify the price.

One steak overdone and took 20 minutes for a replacement. Sides sound great but didn’t live up to the description.

Dinner for 2 with tip (and no wine) for over $200. Expect a lot more at that price in Des Moines Iowa.

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1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

801 Chophouse was the perfect place for our anniversary dinner. .

Service and food was fantastic from start to finish. Starting with a hand written note wishing us a Happy Anniversary on the table upon arrived through a helpful smile helping order the perfect dessert.

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JS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice meal, great service and frankly one of the best steaks I have had in a while. I had the 12oz filet and others at the table had filet some 8oz and others 12oz. Everyone loved it. They were very specific about how you wanted your meat cooked and all came out exactly as requested. Sides were great and it was nice that they offer a smaller portion of the wedge salad which most of us had. No one needs an entire dinner plate of salad so I found it very thoughtful that while not on the menu they offered a smaller portion.

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MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the evening was excellent. Food was delicious, service outstanding. Will definitely return

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a fantastic experience. The service was exceptional as was the food.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

801 is the best fine dining restaurant in Des Moines. Food is always delicious with great ambiance and service.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

801 is one of the best restaurants in Des Moines. Always a staple for us when celebrating a special event, or when just wanting a top quality meal. Service and food quality are both impeccable.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing was wrong with our experience.. it just seems like there was nothing to justify the prices. Everything was just "meh".

I think that there are other places that I would certainly try before going back

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter, David was wonderful. He made recommendations that were spot on and the service was perfect. We enjoyed not being rushed and visiting with David. Only downside was the volume of noise. Large table of people close by and music a little loud for us.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with a nice atmosphere! Food was delightful and well prepared. I'd recommend it!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always! Great food and service!

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KV
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable about all of the menu items and had a pleasant demeanor. The filet was very tender with excellent taste. The sides are larger, family style dishes which had the perfect amount of food for sharing.

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Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the service was exceptional. We enjoyed the lobster corn dogs, a fillet and fillet medallions, Boursin mashed potatoes, and asparagus with hollandaise. Every bite was delicious.

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great price. What else can you ask for? Would definitely recommend this place.

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have become regular customers at 801 because of the service and the food is consistently outstanding. This night we were celebrating my husbands birthday.

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RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service....waitress, Joanna, was excellent and knowledgeable

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Main server did nothing more than take the order and provide the bill - no smiles. Support sever staff were okay.

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SB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always the food and the service was great. We went there on St. Patrick's Day and were initially seated in the bar area - asked to be moved as I pretty much hate the noisy environment in a bar when having a "fine dining" experience. If you're into sports bars with TV's on and so forth, you REALLY ought to go somewhere else - NOT inflict that on the rest of us as the clientele has apparently done here. We were moved to the dining room and had a great time with a great waiter. It's a great place to eat.

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JN
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and it was amazing. Our server, David, was fantastic!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best bday dinner experience at 801 Chophouse. Great customer service and great company. All smiles and 2 thumbs up for me!

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First off, our waitress was simply outstanding. There couldn't have been a better person to have served us. She was patient with us, without hovering over us. She explained things well. We got what we wanted and had an awesome time.
As for the rest, the food, the ambiance, the decor. Its been a very long time since I've been that impressed. My steak was amazing. My other 3 dining partners all got the signature Prime Rib. I had a twinge of thinking maybe I should have ordered that instead. But one bite of my steak put that to rest. I wish I could give this jewel of a place to eat 50 stars, or give it 10 5-star ratings. As someone who often times gets poor service, I can think of nothing negative to say. We had a great time with a great waitress, and great food. Thank you so much!!!!

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and we had a terrific waiter.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. And the service was terrific. We totally appreciated what our waitress did for us.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

801 Chophouse is our choice for a special evening out. The service went beyond by making fresh thousand island dressing for my husband.

The service was exceptional and even took time to take a photo of us.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sea bass was absolutely delicious! The brussels sprouts were perfection and our server Zach was so helpful and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back !

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WV
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the wait staff at 801
they are all so friendly and attentive
We LOVE them :-)

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VJ
Des Moines
32 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server [Skip] was excellent and very accommodating = I wanted some but not all of the seafood platter and my friend did likewise and he made it happen - very good dinner and just what we wanted.

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DV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Sunday Dinner Menu. Good proportions. Steaks and fish were perfect. Will be back.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated two birthdays in a group of five. Not one complaint from anyone in our party. Always a wonderful experience.

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Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jen, was knowledgeable about the menu & made excellent recommendations. Top notch, fine dining service. Food was superb. Steak done perfectly. Baked lobster tail melted in my mouth. Sides w could have been a meal by themselves. Chocolate soufflé was perfect, I recommend the vanilla sauce. Pricey but worth every penny with fine dining done right.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends over delicious food.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. A fine establishment and fine dining experience. The 801 cut Prime Rib was cooked exactly as ordered and was a massive cut for the price. Perfect for those who like the classic style of dining: wines & whiskeys, Sinatra in the background, low-light/low-noise setting, cuts of meat and delightful conversation.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The extra touches that were added to help us celebrate a birthday made the birthday girl feel just a little bit more special! It was a very nice jester and greatly appreciated.

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NF
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For what the dinner was, I loved it and the service provided. Our server was attentive and patient with our party who wanted to visit for a while prior to ordering. The prices are high and if you are comfortable with that, this is a great place to dine for special occasions. I only wish that the portions were not so large.

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Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Place all the way around!

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1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is beyond good. Steak and primeribe are fabulous. The sides were perfect. Little bit pricey..

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Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

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