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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
We usually love 801, & have been there probably 10 times, but last night was disappointing. The food was mostly fine with the exception of the escargot appetizer. We ordered it without the havarti cheese (because who does that?). It came out with hardly any garlic butter when the escargot should have been swimming in it. We told the waiter, who had to inspect the dish with his flashlight & then shrugged his shoulders. Later he came back & said he spoke with his manager & they would take it off the bill. Not necessary, & a very nice gesture - except when the bill came they hadn't taken it off. We ordered an oyster appetizer & asked for half grilled & half Rockefeller. Each was listed on the menu at the same price ($19) but they charged us $25.50, a 34% up charge - why? We also had to ask for bread. We brought our own wine & paid a $25 corkage fee. The waiter opened it & we said he could pour it later as we were still drinking our pre-dinner cocktails. We ended up pouring it ourselves, as he never came back & offered to pour. Also our empty cocktail glasses sat on the table until our food came & we had to ask the server to take them away. In fairness to the waiter, there appeared to be no bussers or assistant servers anywhere around. That is a serious management problem, as expectations are high for a restaurant with those kind of prices. Everything should be at the highest level of service & quality. Finally, we know that a ribeye can be a fatty cut of meat, but if they're charging $57, they should only put out the best. One of our ribeyes was much fattier than the other. They shouldn't even accept such cuts from their supplier, or they should grind it up for sliders for happy hour at the bar. If we're dropping $500 on dinner in St. Louis, we expect more.
We were celebrating our anniversary, had been to 801 before and liked our experience. This night not so much, our waiter Don seemed to be in a hurry all night. When we sat we had our drinks from the bar. He immediately came over and asked if we were ready to order the second we were seated. Asked him to give us time, came back in what seemed 2-3 min, at which time I asked about specials. He took the order at which time he cleared my wives drink that was half full. We asked when he brought our first course, and he had no recollection of taking the drink, very odd. This continued all night trying to clear our plates before we finished, after a certain point it was kind of comical. After we finished my wife asked if he was in a hurry? He answered " yes I have to take care of the table behind you"
We spoke to the manager who was very professional, but doubt we would return.
Great relaxing atmosphere. The handcrafted cocktails were outstanding. The steaks were fantastic and prepared per our request. All the side dishes are made to be shared. We were able to get half orders of salads and side dishes as well as allowing us to split a steak between two people. A great place to celebrate a special occasion or for entertaining clients.
Food was good but had an issue with my first steak. Was a filet but had fat throughout. Told waiter he used a flashlight to look and said that was normal. Sorry. Filets have no fat especially he first 3 bites. I was concerned when it arrived as the shape was unusual and it looked as if it had been cut into but it was just a portion of fat. They did remake it which was much better and perfect. If this had been the first one I would have given 5 stars but the whole experience was unacceptable and there really wasn't an apology given or an offer for anything. Even my colleagues were shocked. Was handlesd poorly. Manager (at least I assume)came over to ask how things were but didn't acknowledge here was an issue. I even joked it was better the second time around and he just walked away. I have been at this location 3 times now and have not had great steaks. Been to Des Moines location many times and always perfect there. I feel more could and should have been done. This was my choice to eat here as I had collegues from out of town and could have gone anywhere. Will not choose this next time.
Excellent food in cozy atmosphere! Went here for my wife's birthday and we were very pleased. We shared shrimp cocktail (very fresh and meaty with delicious horseradish cocktail sauce) and lobster corn dogs (deep fried goodness!) for appetizers. You can order as few as you'd like, which is very handy as my wife eats like a bird!
We then split filet medallions with a tarragon reduction sauce (wonderful flavor and the steak was the perfect texture), Boursin mashed potatoes (yum!), and roasted Brussels sprouts with walnuts. Quite good. We were too full for dessert, but several items caught my eye that I'll have to return to try (cheesecake, bread pudding, soufflé, and baked Alaska to name a few).
Our server (Kevin?) was very knowledgeable and attentive.
Would definitely come here again!
We were in town on business and read all the steakhouse reviews and chose 801 chophouse and we made the right decision.
The service and food were excellent. Everyone was happy and thrilled with the choice. Prime rib was exceptional. Scallops wrapped in bacon, fresh asparagus it was all excellent. Would definitely return when in St. Louis again.
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.
I have been to a handful of places throughout the world that have prepared a $50US steak for me. None of the others felt worth it at the end of the meal; 801 chophouse is the exception. I had the bone in prime rib and my wife had a bone in filet mignon. Both were absolutely incredible. The service was great as well, hostess and server. Our server took pride in his job and took careful time explaining the menu items and answered all of our questions. The only complaint I would have with the place is that the lighting is dim. Even at only 32 years old I had to angle the menu toward the window so that I could read it well. This however, is not a reason that I would deter from going again.
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 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 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!
Always love/hate with 801. The food rarely disappoints whether you go tried and true with a cut of meat or in my case a fish. I could probably be happy eating the 801 Wedge, chopped in advance of course all the time. Sides are great...service top notch...always happening...and then you get the bill.....always leave wondering if was worth the cost. Never sure but must be because we keep going back.
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 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.
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