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801 Chophouse

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801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
+1 515-288-6000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse
801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is most definitely not a causal restaurant, but the food is as posh and the place. Every bite will have you wishes you could eat forever. There was not one thing we ordered that didn't come with amazing service. Their wait staff are the...More

Thank Deanna H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were taken there by local friends. This is a very good restaurant and I will go so far to say it is as good as any top rated restaurant in this country. We were a party of five and ordered starters consisting of César...More

Thank AsadullahKazmi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not go often to 801 Chophouse, but when I do, I am always impressed by the wine list, the menu variety and the waitstaff. Betty is a hidden gem amongst the waitstaff! She knows the menu and has a great sense of humor....More

Thank iowaer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two of us stopped here for a late dinner. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the people watching. Nice, but pricey wine list. The steaks were very good as was the fish of the day. Service at the bar was okay, distant.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have now been to 801 Chophouse locations in Omaha, Denver, and now the one (original location) in Des Moines. If you don’t mind spending a little extra for a great meal then you can’t go wrong with the 801. Located at 801 Grand Avenue,...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We have waited for a special occasion to try 801 Chophouse and decided our 40th Anniversary was the time. I made reservations via Open Table and also purchased a Groupon to help ease the pain when the bill came. As expected, the service and food...More

2  Thank MarkM36364
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

A work weekend getaway, the food was good, ( not great ) good appetizer. Ok steaks .. friendly staff ... great bar area #azfoodsnob grade B

2  Thank Darin A
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Sunday when, unbeknown to us, they have a special set menu which is great value. This place rightly prides itself on its steaks, not cheap but great quality and cooked to perfection. We enjoyed it so much we went back the...More

1  Thank peterturgoose
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

I am a Chef it's hard to find a place for my S.O. to take me where it impresses me.😱 I find those experience hard to put to words ... Very expensive ... BUT OMG perfection. The cook on the steaks, the meat quality, the...More

Thank ParisNAngel
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Once you figure out that it’s located inside an office building on the second floor without any exterior signage, the rest of the dining experience is terrific. The dining room is elegant and nicely appointed. The wait staff are informative and meticulous in their service....More

1  Thank Don M
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October 27, 2016|
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Response from Jean D | Reviewed this property |
I too purchased my coupon from Groupon. I don't know about the website gift certificate but it appears someone else has answered this question for you.
Sue O
August 26, 2016|
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Response from makalu | Reviewed this property |
Business casual is best, but last time we were at 801 a couple of tourists entered wearing shorts and t-shirts. They looked a little out of place, but they didn't seem to mind.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093 (Formerly 801 Steak & Chop House)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-6000
  • E-mail
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 Souffle 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.
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