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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
Arrived early and headed to the Bar for 3 lovely glasses of Caymus wine. Our son had flown in from Atlanta to treat my husband to his 70th birthday dinner at a special spot.
Time to go to our table and I could not have been more disappointed. I had called twice to confirm that the table would be decorated for his birthday as they have done in the past/ no decorations/ no card/ no personal menu/ a minor thing but it just makes it feel so special/ felt let down.
We are regular customers at Flemings in Des Moines but thought for this special Celebration we would step it up a notch/ did not say anything as I rarely complain/ in the past it has been perfect but someone was not paying attention this time.
Wonderful server and great food.
Felt badly that I left feeling let down.
Nice complimentary dessert!!! Felt special about that.
Thank you! .
I visited with my wife for our 40th anniversary. We happened to be sitting next to another party celebrating their 50th anniversary. The restaurant decorated our table, left a happy anniversary note and gave us a menu with happy anniversary on it. The small things always make a difference. The food and drinks were excellent. Although definitely a very high end restaurant, I would recommend it for special occasions.
Went here for Valentines Day with my girlfriend. This was our second time being here so we kind of knew what we were doing, at least compared to the first time. We started off with appetizers. I got the calamari and she got the Caesar salad. For out entree we both got a 12oz fillet mignon and ordered sides of Mac and cheese and garlic mashed potatoes. Everything was great and our server Debbie was nice. She was very attentive and filled our drinks a lot. Steak is the best we’ve ever had, melted in our mouths! Would highly recommend this place if you’re willing to spend some money. Our bill was around $170. Under average for this place.
We enjoyed our dinner out to celebrate our birthdays and the service was very good, but I have to say the food was very average for the high prices. My entree must have sat too long before serving because it was no longer hot/warm. And the food lacked presentation. Simply a steak on a white plate! No adornments on the plate at all. Everything Ala Carte and extremely expensive. The salad was good and a generous portion though. Overall a good experience - just not great, which is what you expect for the prices!
We were traveling to Des Moines for a corporate event and stumbled upon 801 accidently. We started the night with a drink at the bar. Shannon and Drew were so friendly and engaging behind the bar so we decided to eat dinner at a table in the bar area where they could take care of us. And that they did!! My husband’s bone-in prime rib melted in his mouth and the filet I had was one of the best I’ve ever had- and that’s impressive coming from a Texan who eats beef 24/7. The chocolate soufflé ended the night perfectly. The only disappointment was that 801 wasn’t open for lunch the next day! Not an inexpensive place for food but it’s worth every dollar spent and the some. Don’t miss this place!
We went on new years, it was very busy,but the staff handled it with ease. Everyone was so nice and helpful every step of the way. The waiter balanced the attentiveness to our needs and respect for privacy expertly. The food was amazing and the ambiance/whole dining experience was first class and wonderful.
We come here every year for dinner before heading out for family Christmas travels. The food and drinks are always delicious. The staff is professional and courteous. The holiday decorations and music are lovely and tasteful. The scallops in particular were to die for. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
I have an annual tradition of a dinner at 801 Chophouse every December. It's a sort of Christmas gift to myself and one other person. Since this began, I have always been impressed with the quality of food, level of service, and beauty of the restaurant during the Christmas season, and this year was no exception. Truly this is a dinner I look forward to every year and it is always a wonderful evening at one of the best restaurants I know.
We went to 801 for our anniversary and had a wonderful evening. Started with an extensive wine list followed by a lobster appetizer, amazing steaks (NY Strip & a Filet) with a cognac, mushroom sauce, followed by a peppermint cheesecake and an after dinner martini. One of the best meals I've ever had with top notch service. It was a Monday night so it was fairly quiet. With a bill over $200 for two people it will only be a special occasion place, but it was wonderful for our anniversary.
We've now been to the 801 Chophouse three times - each as a special occasion. We look forward to it every time! The steaks are done to perfection and we love sharing the sides. Had fantastic cocktails and a super dessert. We've had the same waitress a couple of times and she knows the menu inside and out and is incredibly attentive! Wish I could tell you her name, but it escapes me! We will be back again!
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