About 801 Chophouse - St. Louis
A classic American chophouse interior with signature leather booths, cherry wood furnishings, wooden floors, granite counter tops and high ceilings accented with dramatic lighting. 801 Chophouse at The Crescent offers only the very finest and freshest meats, seafood, and vegetables available. Our Executive Chef Christopher Dennis creates a Fresh Sheet that highlights our unique weekly offerings. Seasonal fresh soups and salads, oysters on the half-shell, five species of fresh fish, live Maine lobsters and king crab legs. Make sure to save room for our made from scratch Grand Marnier Soufflé! Aged USDA Grade Prime Beef ONLY, Iowa Berkshire pork chops and Colorado lamb chops. Customizing parties from 6 to 70, our walls reconfigure for the perfect amount of space, our tables change for seating and conversation, and our custom menus range from cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to full course dining.
Clayton, MO 63105
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available, as well as off-street lot.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining rooms ranging can accommodate 6 to 50 guests, with areas of the restaurant available for larger groups.
Private Party Contact:
Ian Rockwell: (314) 875-9900
Banquet, Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room
801 Chophouse - St. Louis Ratings and Reviews
Everything about our experience was wond ...
Everything about our experience was wonderful. This is a great spot for a special occasion or if you'd like to treat yourself to a very nice meal. From our drinks to appetizers, steaks and dessert it was all superb. Our waiter (I wish I remembered his name) was excellent and so informative of the menu items. He was very kind to bring me a birthday dessert that was beautifully done. My husband had the chocolate soufflé and it was divine.
Sorry to rate this 3 stars. Service was ...
Sorry to rate this 3 stars. Service was sloppy at best. Two of four entree orders were incorrect. All four entrees were beef. The filet was very good. The ribeyes were chewy. The sides were really uninspired, and luke warm at best. I wish I could jump up and down for the creme brulee and chocolate souffle, but they were just ok. The place is beautiful, though. When a table of four bills out at almost $500 (with three drinks total) you expect superior........everything! Temper what I have written by knowing that I dined on a gift certificate. Had I been spending my own money the review wouldn't have been this nice.
Met my boyfriend in St. Louis and booked ...
Met my boyfriend in St. Louis and booked an online reservation 2 weeks in advance. We were both excited to try this place out since it had great reviews online. I was going to great him to a Valentines Dinner. We went on 2/11 @ 8pm. Once we walked in, it was a beautiful place and looked very elegant. Our table was not ready yet so they seated us at the bar to wait until it was. We waited about 10 minutes until the table was ready. We were seated and about 5 minutes later our waiter (Joshua K) came to ask us what we would like to eat and went over the menu and brought out the different cuts / options that they had. This is where things went south....we didn't see him much after that. We both had empty drinks for over 20 minutes, and after the food was served (not by him) he did not come back for over 20 minutes with a dessert menu. My boyfriend and I both planned on getting dessert but by the time we got the menu we were both annoyed and ready to leave. Our waiter also did not bother telling us anything on the dessert menu. There was a table next to us with 6 people who were ordering lots of wine, food, etc. who he had no problem visiting every few minutes, yet always skipped over our table. We were made to feel very undervalued and for the price of the food, we really expected a better experience. The food was great, service was poor.
We recently celebrated my son's 17th bir ...
We recently celebrated my son's 17th birthday at 801 Chophouse. We ate here for the first time two years ago to celebrate my husband's birthday and enjoyed every bite and our server was phenomenal. This time, while the food and the service were solid we were not as impressed as the first time. We had an early reservation and when we arrived the majority of the booths were open. We were shown to a table in the center of the room between the bar and the kitchen despite indicating this was a special occasion. Lesson learned: make sure to request a booth when you make your reservation if you would like a more intimate dinner experience otherwise they will not accommodate you. We started with winter and caesar salads, oysters, pancetta wrapped scallops (a little under for my taste but yummy sauce). I sent my salad back because it was covered in cheese instead of on the side. This was quickly rectified and the server apologized and took ownership for not communicating the request to the kitchen. For our main course we had a mix of NY strips, ribeyes and filets with lobster mac and asparagus for sides. For dessert we shared a flourless chocolate cake and a complimentary birthday chocolate souffle. My son loved the chocolate souffle; the few bites he shared were absolutely amazing with a delicious fudgy chocolate sauce and vanilla creme anglaise. My hubby and I also shared a nice bottle of cab.
The overall experience at 801 Chophouse while very good was just not memorable compared to our experiences at other NY style steakhouses nor with our first experience here a couple years ago. When you spend almost $600 on a meal for a special occasion you expect it to be a step above. I am not sure we will return for another special occasion but I will definitely be back for my own souffle for dessert!
We are new to living in St Louis and are ...
We are new to living in St Louis and are still trying to find the food scene. We spent the last 8 years in the DC area, which is a great place for foodies. Unfortunately for us, 801 Chophouse did not impress. My husband had the chilean seabass which was just okay, not a ton of flavor although he did enjoy the vegetables and broth it was served over. I had the filet mignon and in hindsight I should not have taken the waiters recommendation to get the "house rub" because it was overpowering with salt and almost charred on the outside although I ordered my steak medium. We had the garlic mashed potatoes, fine nothing special, creamed corn was good and we sent the brussel sprouts back because they were terrible. We finished the night with bread pudding which was dry and sort of flavorless. We split a bottle of wine, they didn't have what we ordered originally so we ended up with what I suspect is the house wine. Overall, it was a 3 hour dinner with mediocre food, not worth the hefty price tag that came at the end of the meal.
For me, 801 is the perfect place to ente ...
For me, 801 is the perfect place to entertain clients and celebrate a business victory. There's an old-school manly vibe that pairs well with the great meat that is served. Inventive cocktails and a great wine list add to the making of a memorable experience.
We had a very nice experience here durin ...
We had a very nice experience here during Clayton Restaurant Week. Though he chatted with us just a bit too much, our server was very pleasant. The steak (a 6-ounce filet) was delicious and cooked to perfection. Both the mashed potatatoes and the asparagus could have been hotter and the latter were cooked too long for my taste (they were a bit soggy).
The desserts were delicious - we tried the Baked Alaska (on a whim - it was very good, even if maybe I should have tried the Carrot Cake as our server suggested) and the creme brulee (which was excellent). Because it was our wedding anniversary, our server comped us an extra dessert. We picked the chocolate cheesecake, which we took home. Wow, was it delicious!
The atmosphere was lovely. We sat at a comfortable booth. When the sun went down, the place took on a calming, low-lit elegance. Overall, we had a great night! Regular menu prices are rather high, even for a high-end steakhouse. It looks like the Sunday Prix Fixe menu would be a good value at $33 per person.
My wife had the Pork Chop, it wasn't ter ...
My wife had the Pork Chop, it wasn't terrible, it just did not have any flavor. We expect more from a restaurant like 801. This was a second time there and the first was much better all around. Not so much this time. I believe we will try them again, but I would say if it falls short then it will be the last.
We visited during Clayton restaurant wee ...
We visited during Clayton restaurant week. The ambiance was great. The food was delicious and just beautiful. Our waiter was awesome and even treated our daughter to dessert. It was a great experience and I will be back when we have a very special occasion.
Our visit during restaurant week was won ...
Our visit during restaurant week was wonderful--food, service, and ambiance. One glitch our fault--my husband ordered his steak well done (yes, sorry!), and it arrived barely medium, But, he did not say anything till almost done. My creme brulee was tasty but soupy. The dinner was an incredible bargain for $35.00. We find the regular prices quite high.
Went here for Clayton Restaurant Week, w ...
Went here for Clayton Restaurant Week, which is an awesome deal at a high-end restaurant such as this one. I had a large party and I can't thank the staff enough for accommodating myself and all of my friends. We all wanted to sit together and the staff made it happen with a smile on their faces.
The table service was wonderful - no glass stayed empty, our food came out quickly and timely, nice and hot and with the orders correct. Everyone loved their steaks, salmon, bisque, cheesecakes, and creme brulee.
This is an excellent restaurant that works hard to please their customers with both service and cuisine. I highly recommend it and will definitely be back soon! Thank you!
Traditional steak house all the through ...
Traditional steak house all the through and through, pricing is a la carte. Good fish selection if not a carnivore, the wife had salmon that was excellent. Sides are more than easily shared. The waiter was very good in explaining how it all works including the various sizes of steaks available, even if not indicated on the menu. Decoration, IMO is traditional steak house, in that it was dark wood with greens and reads, lot of "beef and cattle" artwork. It is a small chain bu all in all enjoyed it quite a bit. And with top end steak houses it is not inexpensive.
We went here for a business dinner and h ...
We went here for a business dinner and had a table in one of the private rooms. The room was perfect for what we were there for. Loved the décor and private/intimate space.
Our server was very friendly, however there were some issues. We ordered a nice bottle of wine and he did not ask if anyone wanted anything other than wine (which people would have ordered specialty cocktails). We ordered one bottle for the table, which obviously wasn't enough. He should have suggested two bottles for the amount of people because he would barely fill our wine glasses and half of the time they were empty. We were ready to spend more money on wine and drinks, but didn't get the opportunity. Most of the time we were left with empty glasses - which this was a thank you business dinner that was fun and definitely encouraged drinking. The apps were amazing! Best calamari I've ever had. The server suggested ordering more for the table, so I don't understand why he wouldn't do that for the wine. Most of the steaks were cooked perfectly, but mine and two others had steaks that were way under cooked. I ordered mine medium rare and it was the rarest steak I have ever had. The middle was raw (I could not eat).
Overall, we had a great time, but for the money we spent it should have been better.
Atmosphere, decor, location were great. ...
Atmosphere, decor, location were great. A bit disappointed with the meal overall. General consensus on ribeye and filets where that they were over seasoned/salty. Chophouse salad and Chophouse Wedge salad were great. Sides (glazed carrots, mushrooms) were ok, but not memorable. Noise level was a bit on the high side but bearable (Thursday night).
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