801 Chophouse – Des Moines
Great steaks! Some of the best I’ve ever had! The creamer corn and mac and cheese are also amazing!
Excellent food and service. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made it special by decorating the table and leaving an anniversary card. The Sunday Night special is a great deal for those wanting to enjoy 801 Chophouse on a budget.
This was our second visit to the Chop House in Des Moines. We went on a Sunday night since we weren’t able to get reservations on Saturday night. We found that they have a Sunday night special that fit our needs and saved us a few dollars as well. The meal was delicious as we had remembered from our first visit. The filet and prime rib were outstanding. The only disappointment was my glass of Cakebread Chardonnay. The wine tasted old and for the price I paid I thought of returning it but instead opted for a grapefruit martini with the next round. It was outstanding. Can’t wait to visit Des Moines again and go back to the 801 Chop House.
Unfortunately my son’s steak was too rare and my prime rib tasted like they cooked it 3 days ago and kept throwing it in the fridge. So disappointed. I’m used to Lawry’s In Chicago where they cut the prime rib in front of you from a freshly roasted cow.
I sent my steak back a couple of times. I ended up not even eating the steak. The waiter seemed like he was scared of me.
Probably the best meal I’ve ever had in my life. My wife and I went for our anniversary, and the table was decorated before we got there and there was a card from the manager congratulating us. The menu is pricy, but good lord is it worth it.
place was GREAT! we loved it and Debbie was the best!!!
Everything about this visit was amazing! You can not be disappoint with their food, such high quality
Ambiance was fair although a number of parties come dressed in jeans, sweatshirts, and work boots which was surprising. Food was good but could have been better as both meat dishes weren't cooked as asked for.......one undercooked in places and one overcooked throughout. Waiter was not that personal.
Been many years that we had been here and it's not as good as we remember it.
Great food and wonderful service
As always, 801 is the perfect place for a special dinner. High quality food with perfect execution. Service is attentive and professional. Pricey but worth it.
Steaks are amazing and temperature preferences are perfectly delivered. Wedge salad could use a few more tomatoes. Creamed corn and blue cheese potato sides were tasty. Caramel cheesecake was probably the best cheesecake we’ve ever tried.
Food was good,
Service was ok. Had the same waiter as last time he let us know then he was new not much had changed. The steak we had gotten the last few times was not as Requested-we found out this time that chophouse has different “medium” which I feel they should advise of even if it is in fine print on the menu!
Awesome!!!Quite possibly the best place in Des Moines
My girlfriend and I enjoyed our visit. The servers are friendly and knowledgable. The food is amazing! The best steak in the city!
Celebrated Valentines and my wife’s birthday.
Only thing that would have made it better would have been a table NOT next to the bar.
Andrew did a nice job of serving us and the food was outstanding.
Jen gave us exceptional service, the meal was memorable as one of the best ever and, while a little pricey, you get what you pay for. Would have preferred a quieter location further from the kitchen.
The food was delicious although I didn’t feel that we got our money’s worth on some things. The server could’ve been a little more transparent about add-on prices. Decor appeared a little outdated.
801 Chophouse is my favorite place to go in Des Moines for a special occasion. If you’re looking for the best steak you’ve ever had, look no further. Also highly recommend the baked Mac and Cheese as a side!
Amazing food! Pricy, but worth every penny! Fantastic service, welcoming staff, and divine cuisine make it a must stop every time we are in Des Moines!
We enjoy eating at the Des Moines 801 Chophouse for special occasions. The steaks are excellent as are the appetizers and other dishes we've tried. Our only complaint is that it is quite noisy in this restaurant. The kitchen is open to the area as you walk into part of the dining room and it's noisy in there. But the majority of the noise comes from the patrons as the seating is rather close quarters. There are booths but across the aisle are another set of booths so conversations are easily heard from both sides of the aisle. I think a restructuring of the seating in that restaurant might make the ambiance better. And the noise level.
Staff at door checked our coats nicely. Server was nice and informative. Food was hot and delicious.
Our server wasn't very attentive to our table which was unfortunate for a birthday celebration. They had run out of bread so we waited a really long time for that. The steak and chops were great, but the scalloped potatoes and mac & cheese were a little dry. Our water glasses weren't filled unless we asked. We ordered dessert but our server never asked if we wanted another drink after - and we sat there for about an hour. Poor service really does affect the overall experience.
Food was perfect as usual. The service given by Skip made the entire experience.
We were there in the lobby along with about 20 others earlier than the doors were open. I saw a gentleman come over unlock the doors I thought and then disappeared without inviting anyone to come on in! Strange! So we all waited at least 5 minutes before going over and trying the door and sure enough it was open! I guess I'm used to going to Fleming's when they meet and greet you at the door and make you feel welcome.
Although our server was really good I was surprised that she and only she did all the refills and cleared dishes.
Food was excellent but I'm not really sure I will go back downtown when Fleming's is closer with a parking lot!
This is a great place for a formal business meal or a casual meal with family and friends.
I would recommend this for and occasion. my wife and I went for our anniversary and I would highly recommend for anyone. We had Michael as our waiter if you get the pleasure of being served by him it truly is a pleasure.
A little disappointed they didn’t celebrate the birthday request I had put in.
The food is always amazing and the staff is incredible every time. This is we celebrate the bug stuff. This last rime we were there the only slightly bad thing is a group next to us was pretty loud but u can't be mad at people celebrating right? Its well worth the amazing experience every time
Try not to sit close to the bar. Very loud there with people after work
We had a great Saturday night dinner. The food was great and the food was delicious.
Awesome, wonderful steak and wine list
Restaurant is quite dated. For the price, it could look much nicer.
Service was great. Food was good but not worth the price.
Our party of 5 went to the Chophouse to celebrate a special birthday. The service was excellent and if you like steak or chops the menu is perfect. All steaks were cooked to perfection. The two sides we ordered were large enough for all five of us. Only one minor complaint, the dessert sizes were rather small.
They were excellent as usual!!!
801 Chophouse never disappoints!!
Fantastic food service and great ambiance! One in our party had never been to 801 Grand and they said it was better than any steakhouse in Kansas City! I am always pleased when I come for a meal!
Fabulous!!! Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was over-the-top delicious! Elegant, quiet atmosphere. We love this place. Honestly, I can’t think of another restaurant in the Des Moines area that gives you such incredible service, food and experience.
We enjoy the beauty, service and great food! They always make a special occasion even more special!
Sunday evening meal choices very good idea.
Exceptional bar offerings
Food was excellent. These really are the best steaks around, and I mean better than you'll find even in Chicago.
Service was inattentive. Again.
Wonderful service. We felt like royalty. We didn’t know before going, but the sides work best to share family style - and even the small orders are enough. We got two to share between the two of us. My “mock tail” lemonade mojito was wonderful - we were celebrating upcoming baby #2. Scallops were amazing! My favorites were the crab cake and Oreo expresso tart.