About 801 Chophouse – Des Moines
Des Moines, IA 50309
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.
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
Excellent as always, from the cocktails to dessert. Clearly the best steakhouse Des Moines has to offer. Service also outstanding.
Only caveat I would say, is that the prices are incredibly high, even by high-end steakhouse standards. Their steak prices are nearly $10-$15 higher than high-end steakhouses in Chicago and other major cities.
Unfortunately our waiter was not at the top of his game on the night we visited. He was not attentive at all. There were guests in the table across from us who were very loud and made it difficult to carry on a conversation. Food was good. Best steak in a long time. All in all I would recommend this restaurant.
This was a great experience and we will definitely be back. Amazing service by our server, Skip. The food was the best we've had in the area and drinks were delicious as well. My husband orders steak everywhere he goes, and he said this is the best steak he's had by far. The sides were all so yummy as well. We will definitely be back. Perfect date night spot!
I never write reviews, but our experience at 801 Chophouse deserves a few minutes of my time. From the assistance with our reservation to picking up our coats at the end of the evening, I cannot imagine a better experience.
My wife and I have dined from coast to coast and can honestly say that this was the best meal we have ever had. The steaks, the service, and the overall quality was exceptional.
I would consider it higher end dinning at the cost. The ambiance was terrible, I was trying to have a nice dinner with my wife and people were standing at the bar and there were plenty of seats,they were being loud and obnoxious. And because of that the whole restaurant was loud. If you have to yell to talk to someone across the table it isn't a fine dinning establishment. It was brought to managements attention and they offered another table but we had our whole dinner we'd have to move so that was a no! Also service wasn't good, food was mediocre at that. Some of the food was like room service quality- greasy and Luke warm. Don't mind spending the money if it's quality all around. This wasn't , we were disappointed and will never go back. Latin King and Johnny Italian steakhouse has better food and ambiance and service.
Business meal -- table was close to the bar and there were several large groups gathering there, so noise was a little high. Brian, our waiter, was so accommodating and helpful, even asked if we wanted to move. Made great recommendations. Food was excellent and ample. Great experience! Will return.
We enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner for my husband. The staff gave us a corner booth and had decorated the table for my husband's birthday. As usual, the food was exceptional. We enjoyed steaks that were perfectly prepared and a few sides. On a downside, the sides are way too big! They are meant to be shared and two people is not enough. I would prefer small portions. Romantic atmosphere and great service.
I enjoyed one of the best filet's I have ever had. Our server, MIchael, was a true professional and really helped to make the meal top notch. We sat in the private room with a curtain, and it was the perfect ambience for an enjoyable dinner with our business colleagues and customer.
Great dinner, as always. Celebrated my wife and daughters' (twins) birthdays. Server was very nice, attentive, and included a free dessert (fantastic chocolate soufflé). Steaks cooked perfectly. Salad and sides generously sized and tasted great. You get what you expect from a high-end steak restaurant -- excellent food, great service, and high prices.
Steaks were superb but other than that it's just not that good. Crab cake (filled with filler, calamari (mostly fried zucchini), and tuna tartare (served with a syrupy soy substitute and zero ginge) appetizers were sub-par compared to other high-end steakhouses. Some sides were very good like the broccoli and mashed but others were just 'ok' such as the baked potato with soft mushy skin and the sauteed spinach drowning in butter Not worth the price.
Perfectly done steaks. Bone in was so tender you didn't need a knife. Side dishes were good but nothing special and expensive. 10 or 12 dollars for Mac and cheese and another 10 or 12 for lobster mashed potatoes. Mixed greens salad was spectacular and worth to 10 dollars. Chocolate souffle didn't really care for but raspberry sauce saved it. Cheese Cake was awesome and huge slice.
Fabulous food and fantastic service. I highly recommend 801 Chophouse if you are planning a special occasion, romantic night out or a small group business gathering. I have enjoyed all of these occasions at 801 Chophouse and have been impressed every time.
Took my fiance here for his birthday dinner on a Saturday night. Our table had been decorated with birthday confetti, a card from the staff, and even a menu with Happy Birthday printed on it. A delightful surprise! Our meal was delicious—everything was cooked and prepared beautifully. 801 Chophouse is definitely a place for special occasions, as the prices are rather high, but the quality of the food is worthy of the cost.
Amazing experience the server was extremely helpful as well, she helped both my date and I through the entire menu, she was very helpful. Great food the steak was perfectly cooked overall I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or a romantic date.
Food quality far below expectations. Lobster corn chowder served thick and lukewarm. Mussels were served dry with little sauce. Other side dishes and appetizers were just average and served less than hot. Saw lemon cake served and we were hopeful, but icing was wax-like and cake layers were very, very dry. Even the coffee was not hot.
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