801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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RobertC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We were very full when we finnished.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
211 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

801 was very good again. Food was perfectly prepared and presented. Service was on target. Nice evening.

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vipMelW
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been big fans of 801 for years. They continue to be one of our Central Iowa favorites. Love the Sunday Supper

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ShaunC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! If you don’t mind spending a little money it is worth it. I will go here again.

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vipRandyS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DarylM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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Markus
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ElliottS
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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WilliamW
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, reasonable drink prices and outstanding service! Excellent all the way for a high end steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Skip is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was fantastic! The meal was tremendous!

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Chakitup
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in the Midwest.

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RyanM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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SusannaP
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was amazing! Only dissapointment was that it wasn't on the top floor like I had always heard.

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DebN
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like our two previous visits to 801, the experience was delightful.

My petite seafood platter was fresh and presented wonderfully. l especially enjoyed the radicchio and beet salad. My husband's filet was cooked to perfection. We both loved the hashbrowns.

Everything at 801 seems to be done with attention to detail but not pretentious.

Most of all we enjoyed our server Tia. She was a delight and did not miss a beat in taking care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would definitely go back next time I’m in the Des Moines area.

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ChadB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and wonderful service. Went two nights in a row to take out clients. We were seated early both nights. Very good experience.

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LorettaW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Loud environment.

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chadb
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, restaurant was a little chaotic and loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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Tabby
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was very expensive, but very good, also. For the appetizers, we got the oyster rockefeller and the steak tartare. The oysters were amazing leaving me want more, but the steak tartare was not my favorite. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly and it was very good, but I've had better at Ruth's Chris. The truffle butter to go on the filet was amazing! I ate my leftover steak the next morning, which I never do. My husband said his ribeye was amazing (no extra seasoning). I also got 2 scallops and asparagus to accompany my filet and the scallops were amazing. The asparagus was okay and the hollandaise was good. Our waiter was very attentive and professional. If it weren't for him, also, I would have gotten only scallops and no filet, so kudos for selling that! Thanks 801!! I'm sure we'll be back when we have money again. :)

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Guest
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time attending this establishment. Experience was wonderful. Food was prepared amazingly well, delicious flavor and good portion. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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nancyP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

801 Chophouse is our favorite "special occasion" spot for Dinner. The service and the food are always top notch!

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moon
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were respectful and provided excellent service. The dining area was well lit and was quiet but not so quiet that you had to whisper. The food was delicious and cooked to order. 10 out of 10, an excellent place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day choice for dinner. Actually had been here before but it had been quite some time. Come prepared to spend! Top cuts, fresh seafood, delicious sides and made to order soufflés-all delivered. Not to mention the drinks. Spectacular selection of fine wines and spirits. My only “ complaint,” if you will, is it is loud, bustling and busy so next time I will do whatever I can to reserve a side booth.

801 is superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on Valentine’s Day hands down one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had in my life

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DennisH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very fun experience. The service was amazing. The food was very good.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a Prime Rib aficionado. Having been disappointed at some high end steak restaurants I was hesitant to try your offering. I must say without hesitation that it was the best I have ever had and that is saying something.
Also, our waitress was just super.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
211 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service. Everything was top notch.

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vipseanf
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for business dinner. Outstanding food!!

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vipMelW
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent.. AS USUAL... steaks done to perfection ... carrot cake dessert was awesome

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vipSamG
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME! It doesn't get any better than 801 Chophouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and outstanding steaks!

JS
vipJuliaS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in with a large group and our server was just fabulous.

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal! The place was very busy and very loud. We had a table of six. It felt very crowded and the noise level was so loud we couldn't hear across the table. The food was fantastic. For the price we paid for our meal it would've been nice to not feel so crammed in and had a more intimate setting where we could carry on a conversation to more than the just person next to you. If we return it won't be on a weekend night during high volume times.

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LeAnnD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Food was great! Paul was an awesome server!!

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vipMattC
Des Moines
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Noise level kinda high.

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salgal
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Filet we have had in years. Zach our waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous as always! My husband got the Sunday prefix with the up charge for the prime rib. I had the sea bass! Scallops to start! Amazing.

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801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.7 stars by 1870 OpenTable diners.

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