801 Chophouse - Minneapolis

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Steakhouse
801 Chophouse opened its doors in Des Moines in 1993, and since then has grown to six locations across the Midwest. Modeled after the classic New York steakhouses of the 1920s, each 801 Chophouse location offers an atmosphere that can be romantic, polished, or professional, making it perfect for any occasion. No matter which location you visit, you’ll find an innovative menu with dishes centered around USDA prime steaks, jet fresh fish and crustaceans, and our award-winning wine list. We also offer an exclusive list of small batch bourbons and single malt scotches to compliment your dining experience. Our restaurants are unique in their own way, but all of them maintain the same 801 Restaurant Group values by providing a great atmosphere with quality food and our infamous personable service.
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AV
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for a Birthday and they went all out. Definitely upper end prices but also excellent food and service!

JL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food preparation was not very good. The server did not put our order in correctly so our main course came out separately (steak & lobster). The lobster was way undercooked so we sent it back.

C
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made a same-day reservation for a team of 7 from work; our server was very attentive and professional. Good level of busy for a Tuesday lunch crowd, higher price lunch menu but good quality. The cheesecake and Death by chocolate cake are amazing!! I'd go back and try something else, the lobster roll wasn't my favorite but there were a few things my colleagues got that I would love to try!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from appetizers to dessert! The crab cake and oysters Rockefeller were amazing. The entree winner for sure was the rib eye with truffle butter - to die for! Chocolate soufflé was great as well. Will definitely return!

JS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

801 is very good at sending coupons via the 801 app. However, the rule of using one coupon per table creates a awkward situation when two couples have dinner together. Currently I have four different coupons from 801. Probably will not use any of them.
The Caesar salad was described as having house made croutons. My salad had one crouton and my wife’s had two.
I may go back some day, however I was disappointed after my first experience. Good luck in the future,


Jay

JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely ambiance. Perfection. Highly recommended - have the prime rib.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Couldn’t understand why it wasn’t busier. People need to learn about this place. Looking forward to going back

GJ
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was quite good, although many items are over priced when compared to other steak houses. Service was spotty at best. Room atmosphere is ok but staff made it seem a bit uncomfortable. Better steak options in downtown Minneapolis.

KU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Beautiful place!

T
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word...OUTSTANDING...from beginning to end! Our server, Carolyn, was one of the best we've ever had; our USDA Prime steaks were a perfect medium rare; the sides and desserts were excellent! We'll be back!

A
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Probably won't be back. Food was only OK. It was obvious that it our food was finished and left waiting for a while before we were served. Also very expensive. There are other, better steak houses in Minnepolis

B
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service. Steaks are better than Manny's.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten twice at Chophouse. Both meals were consistently good and prepared as represented. Outstanding meat and vegetable selection. It's not cheap, but it is worth the financial and dietary indulgence. I recommend it to others who want a classic steakhouse experience.

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous prime steak; outstanding, helpful, unaffected service; comfortable casual atmosphere.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We tried the restaurant week menu, there are one primer and one main dish that is different than what online shows, the service is good, but food is pretty normal actually. I had the tomato bisque, filet mignon and cheesecake, their bread and butter is way to normal, I tried the pork from my friends, the vegetables pair with pork chop isn’t taste good, the tomato soup is way to sour, I tried my friend’s cesar salad, it was not bad, but you supposed to make a simple salad good, the steak is ok with mashed potatoes and asparagus, but the dessert isn’t good at all, I can see the vanilla seeds in the cake, but it just tastes cheap. Overall, I don’t think this will be the restaurant I go again, nothing special.

RL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Wonderful dinner, however couldn’t give it 5 stars because I thought it was very over priced and I didn’t think the ambiance was that of a high end steakhouse. It just seemed more casual than I felt it should be for the high price. Great wine list, but the by the glass section was over priced - my husband ordered a $25 Robert Craig cab that was recommended that he didn’t care for and a $30 penfolds cab Shiraz that was pretty good. I had a $16 calling cab, it was okay. For food we both had Cesar salad, filets and cheesecake. We both didn’t care for the cheesecake. For the prices I excepted everything to be amazing. Had a great time but wasn’t overwhelmed by the experience.

A
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would recommend 801 for their great atmosphere, quality food, and good service. Jennifer G was my very friendly server and she helped me to have a great experience. Jennifer gave me the overview of 801 chophouse and walked me thoroughly through the menu which I truly appreciate when trying a new restaurant. She had recommendations, what's popular, and insights on so many dishes. I ordered the Lobster Corn Dogs, Cobb Salad, Filet w/ Oscar style, and ended with the cheesecake. All of these were great choices and tasted fabulous. My only knock was I did receive 2 different drinks when I ordered the same tequila new fashion. The drinks were entirely different from each other and the bartender said for me to smell it because it was the tequila new fashion and it clearly was not. Was disappointed with him adamantly insisting that was the same drink as I received before. Glad Jennifer was a great server because with her I decided to avoid the confrontation with the bartender. All in all, I would recommend the food, atmosphere, and service. I will be back to try the prime rib! Thanks Jennifer G for the great experience!

J
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed restaurant week!

S
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. The food was very tasty and was a spectacular deal for Restaurant Week! I would definitely come back.

PR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at other 801 locations around the country. The MPLS 801 is up to the standards of the other 801's including the flagship in Des Moines IA.

AD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I have enough money to, but I would never eat there again. The tomato soup should be served over pasta, not as a soup.

M
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came for restaurant week. So, the prices and portions are different from the norm. The value is excellent for $35! You get plenty to eat. However, the downfall is the lack of seasoning. In virtually everything. I noticed this the last time we ate here. The kitchen simply must do a better job of seasoning the food. It’s what sets you apart from eating a bland meal at home!

M
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service took a long time. Tomato bisque tasted like marinara sauce from a school lunch. Steak was great. Forgot to add blue cheese I asked for.

K
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and fantastic service!!

TK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! I highly recommend. Our steak was perfectly cooked. The asparagus was the best I have ever had. The service was top par! I highly recommend and will be going back again.

s
Minneapolis
88 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good. But nothing “special” about this steak house. Manny’s still much better. If you want after work crowd, you need single serving of wine $10 or less available.

MD
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in Minneapolis. Standard steakhouse prices, better than standard steakhouse food. Would choose over Manny's any day.

GS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible. It took us almost 3 hrs to eat and the waiter rarely came by.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Two and a half hours of weird service and mistakes

OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was delicious

C
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nothing jumped out at me as being amazing but it was fine. I’d go again because it’s convenient but I’d order off the regular menu... and save a steak order for Capital Grille.

CS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Place was beautiful and had a high end steak house look without the steak house taste and service. We consider ourselves foodies and definitely grade with care to the establishment, service was slow and potatoes were Luke warm and steak was bland. Sorry but not high on our list.

SP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, excellent food! Our first time going and during restuarant week and it was lights out.

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The steak is really good! Restaurant week menu is good value for people who want to try wonderful steaks. :(

M
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit with our guests. Relaxing. Server (Ward) was gracious and allowed us quality time to visit and dine. Dinner was wonderful.

DO
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding classic steak house. Everything from cocktails, to apps, to entrees were spectacular. The service was very friendly and professional. Top quality offerings plus the perfect downtown location make the 801 Chophouse a winner.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. Despite the cost being high, it feels as if the value met the experience. We will have to save up for a while to go back again. But, we will be back. Mike did an extremely good job of helping us through the evening and answering all of our questions in a considerate way.

J
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food. We were celebrating our engagement and the manager came to our table personally to congratulate us and gave us a complimentary desert with champagne. We had an amazing experience and will be back again!

NE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little spendy

JA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought the food was fantastic! Had the beef stroganoff and the crab cake.