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
I enjoyed one of the best filet's I have ...
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 ...
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 i ...
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.
Great meal and service. It was my wife ...
Great meal and service. It was my wife and I 26th anniversary and they made it special for us. Decorated the table with confetti and also had a card for us on the table. It was a very romantic dinner for us. Thanks
Perfectly done steaks. Bone in was so t ...
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 ...
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.
Upscale Steak/Chop House with an upscal ...
Upscale Steak/Chop House with an upscale price that matched value. Filet cooked to perfection. Service was professional, attentive and ensured Birthday Girl was a priority. New York City dining at it's best in Des Moines!!
Took my fiance here for his birthday din ...
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 extrem ...
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.
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.
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