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.
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: 5152886000x
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
Repeat visit for a business dinner. Terr ...
Repeat visit for a business dinner. Terrific service and attitudes by all staff. food was exceptional. Nice wine list and plenty of beers and top shelf liquors. Great place for a top quality meal and dining experience.
Food quality far below expectations. Lob ...
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.
Totally overpriced. Steak was excellen ...
Totally overpriced. Steak was excellent. But French fries limp, totally unacceptable. Highest priced steakhouse I've ever experienced and that's lots of steakhouses. For that money I expect fresh French fries. Glass of wines by the glass were outrageously priced. House red thin and also overpriced. Everything was absurdly priced. Just passing through on a trip back to California where steakhouses are expensive but ...... really. This was totally over the top.
I made a reservation online. I made a c ...
I made a reservation online. I made a comment that it was my wife and I's 5th anniversary. When we arrived, our table was ready and the staff had even made a happy anniversary card for the table as well as heart confetti on the table. It's the little touches that made this experience special for us. The meals were both wonderful in flavor and portion, and they even bought us a souffle for dessert. Kudos to 801 - PS, this was also my first time dining here, and as someone that has spent decades in the food and beverage industry, I can assure you that this isn't a fluke night - they are undoubtedly top notch at every point you dine here.
I enjoyed the best tender and delicious ...
I enjoyed the best tender and delicious prime rib I have ever had. The overall meal was wonderful. especially the lobster mac and cheese. The wine list selection had many options and had some of our favorite wine in which we enjoyed. The bartender was very accommodating when we ate our dinner at the bar.
The restaurant was beautiful....great me ...
The restaurant was beautiful....great menu...and across the street from the Marriott where we were staying. We thought the prices were a little high for Des Moines Iowa! (our group was from Newport Beach, CA and Omaha) The extra $2 here and $3 there for "pistachio encrusted" or "the works" for the potato was ridiculous....you either increase the cost or don't charge, but nickel and diming turned us all off.
The baked potatoes came out very lukewarm and we sent them back hoping to have HOT potatoes.... they came back a little warmer (not great) ...definitely not hot.
The salad was absolutely so drenched in dressing (we forgot to say "on the side") that we had to send that back too. (this was getting embarrassing to keep sending back)
The 3 others that ordered the chicken didn't like it at all...my Colossal Shrimp Cocktail was perfect. (I had originally wanted lamb chops but saw a LOT of fat in the sample Server brought to the table and changed my mind)
All in all, very disappointing and we'd never go back nor recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Our ribeyes were miserable. Burnt on the ...
Our ribeyes were miserable. Burnt on the outside, raw in the center. Garlic mashed potatoes were so dry they were inedible and cold to boot. I certainly enjoy fine dining and $ is not the issue. For $236.00 this place is a complete and total ripoff. Ambiance sucked sounds like a sports bar.
Top notch service, friendly staff, very ...
Top notch service, friendly staff, very good food. Only comment was that my girlfriend's steak had a little more fat on it than she desired. Very minor issue, didn't bring it up to the staff. Steaks otherwise were cooked to perfection and the side dishes were awesome as well. Overall a very pleasant experience!
In my honest opinion, for the cost of t ...
In my honest opinion, for the cost of the food, the overall experience wasn't worth it. It was a loud environment sitting by the bar, I was not blown away by the service and I'm not sure why they brag about the 1200 degree broiler. I could have went to Texas Road House and fed a party of 6 for what it cost my wife and I to eat there.
I flew in from Florida and my first stop ...
I flew in from Florida and my first stop was 801 Chophouse. It was the best. If your in town you got to go. You deserve you be pampered and the staff knowers just how to do it. The food was out of sight. The best bone in fillet ever, I could not have done it better.
Disappointing for Des Moines finest rest ...
Disappointing for Des Moines finest restaurant. Limited menu, average presentation, preparation and taste. Wine selection way over-priced, must be how they make a profit. Server asked my wife if she wanted to drink her beer out of the bottle...??!!! We were the most dressed up couple there-I can see if we were like the rest of the restaurant and dressed in shorts and gym clothes but that was mildly offensive. There are many many finer choices in Des Moines - Flemings, Johnny's, Biaggi's, Firebirds all much better...
The bartenders were very friendly and ma ...
The bartenders were very friendly and made the best Long Islands EVER! Our server was EXTREMELY knowledgeable, professional, humorous and made our anniversary dinner all the better GREAT! Thank you for the decorated table and personalized menu for our special occasion. The steak? Best I have ever enjoyed living in Iowa 48 years! Thank you all!
A little on the pricey side, but you def ...
A little on the pricey side, but you definitely get what you pay for! Outstanding food! The steaks were perfect, the baked potatoes were some of the best ever, and the soufflé is heaven in a ramekin! If fine dining is on your bucket list you could hardly go wrong with 801. :)
Tuna appetizer was not fresh and the cra ...
Tuna appetizer was not fresh and the crackers served with it were very greasy . Salad was over dressed . When entrees were brought , mine was incorrect and it took 20 minutes to get a new one . When my correct dish was brought out it was over cooked . Salmon was cooked well when I asked for medium rare . Salmon went back to kitchen to be corrected and a new one was brought out . 15 minutes later When the salmon was brought out it was cooked ok In the middle and ends were extremely dry .
My dinning partners steak was over cooked .
Was expecting a nice date night and celebration evening ; but was left with mediocre food and service .
I was not impressed at all. It was loud ...
I was not impressed at all. It was loud with bad music playing. There was nothing relaxing about the experience that a person should get in a so-called up-scale restaurant. The meat was good, but salad and sides left a lot to be desired. I will not be a future patron.
We are from Minneapolis and were in Des ...
We are from Minneapolis and were in Des Moines for an Iowa Cubs game. Prior to the trip MSN had a article on the top steak restaurants in every state and 801 Chophouse was the top rated steakhouse in Iowa. My boyfriend and I decided to split all of the plates so we could try a greater variety of items. We started out with the Watermelon Salad which was fabulous. The balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top worked well with the toasted almonds, feta and arugula. It was so good I Googled a similar recipe and added to my Pinterest page before I forgot. The second course was Pancetta Wrapped Scallops. Though the scallops were cooked perfectly they were charred from the 1,500 degree grill in which we were told the steaks were cooked on to sear in the juices. All we could taste was the char which took away from the delicate flavor of the scallops. Next we ordered the Ribeye and the Scalloped Potatoes. Once again the steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare but again all we could taste was char. They were offering a special of Chanterelle mushrooms on top of the steak and we only received about 8 for $10 not worth it when we could have ordered the side of mushrooms for $12. The potatoes were good, maybe little under cooked but the flavor was great. The Chocolate Cake was light and fluffy and a great way to end the meal. All in all it was a good experience but will probably not go back in the event that we are in town again. One of our favorites is still Seven in Minneapolis.
We had to wait for out table even with a ...
We had to wait for out table even with a reservation, service was a little slower than normal due to all the people using their Groupon. Food was ok, capers were extremely dry and when we told the waiter - he just said he would tell the chef. No one mentioned it after that. Rest of the food was good.
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