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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
This was our first time experiencing the special brunch for Mothers Day at 801 and it was fabulous! Nice selection of brunch items to choose from. The service was very attentive and the food was wonderful. We will differently be back to celebrate Mothers Day again next year!
My friends and I enjoyed our experience at 801 Chophouse. This included hanging out at the bar and later the intimate table area and setting. I appreciated the attentiveness of the waiter as well as how they demonstrated knowledge of the meats. We will attend your restaurant again. Thanks again for the pleasant experience.
We had great service and the food was wonderful and somewhat unique. The menu is challenging to understand. Servings are ample, so half orders of the sides were plenty. I did like the fact that we had our own secluded back room for our seven guests but what I really did not like was the acoustics. Between the music being too loud (our server even tried to get it turned down at the time we ordered because she couldn't hear us)and the loud guests beside us, it was nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. This really was disappointing to all of our guests.
Daughters wanted to take Mom to special dress up dinner for Mother's Day, I've been to CH for business meals multiple times and couldn't think of a better place in DSM. Great meal and was surprised to find that they had a children's menu as well. Great experience for Mom and the girls.
Our anniversary dinner was wonderful over all. However, we ordered asparagus to share only to have asparagus on our entrée. That would have been nice to know. It wasn't very good, so we had lots left over. Also, our appetizer was whisked away a little too soon -- felt a little rushed.
Excellent steaks, sides and appetizers. Superb service by Michael. We recommend the crab cake appetizer, chop house salad and the mixed salad. Our filets were extremely tender and cooked to perfection. The boursin potatoes had great flavor - between the two of us we could not finish the single order we got. The Gran Marnier soufflé we ordered for dessert was exceptional.
My overall feelings after eating were
1. Wonderful service by every employee we came into contact with.... well done
2. Wonderful food by taste, quantity preparation and presentation. It just wasn't $50 better then other like places. I.e.: Ruth Chris or Mortensons
We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much simply not $50 better.
Once again great service
Our server was exceptional and took care of us through out the night. We ordered Carpaccio which was a touch on the oily side but everything else was above the line EXCEPTIONAL. My steak was perfectly cooked. The bread was exceptional, the wine recommendation was out of this world and the ceasar and chop salads were perfection. We ordered dessert and the cheesecake was creamy and delicious. Absolutely will be back again!!
My Husband and I, loved the whole dining experience..
It was our first monthversary celebration...
We had Chicken and Sea bass for our Main course and it was delicious, mind blowing and one of the best we ever had. The vegetarian appetizer we got was new and totally experimental - Endives in a new form with the curry sauce tasted phenomenal! Finally, desserts here have always been special, Crème brûlée and Cheesecake!! Ahhh perfect it was!
Glad we decided to celebrate our special occasion here. Thank you - Chophouse!
The steak was not good it was burnt. They put sauce on it when I asked for it to be left off. They wiped it off the steak and "seared it". It was burnt. Don't get the onion rings. You are better eating at Burger King. The waitress kept apologizing. I just wanted great food for the $280.00 I spent. It WAS by far the worst meal I've ever had. I entertain folks and take them to great restaurants but I will cross this off my list.
I can only give reviews on the steaks as every time I have been there I have the same thing - the fillet mignon. It is consistently the best steak I have had. It's so good, I can't get myself to try anything else. My wife is the same way. However, I can say that the salads are always great as are the sides. We like the garlic mashed potatoes and green beans.
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.
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