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801 Chophouse

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801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093 (Formerly 801 Steak & Chop House) (8th)
+1 515-288-6000
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten filet mignon all over the country and I have to say that this was THE MOST AMAZING EVER. someone gave this filet mignon a one hour massage before they served it up a perfect medium. fresh sour dough bread with butter. asparagus was good. the hollandaise sauce was a little bland but that was eclipsed by the... More 

Thank Steven U
Fairmont, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us visited for evening dinner. Service is excellent. Two ordered the Shellfish Pasta Meuniere and were pleased. Two of us ordered steak, one New York Strip and one Filet Mignon. They warn you that the steaks are prepared very rare so we both ordered medium. The filet was cold in the middle but it went back to the... More 

Thank Bruce P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I love meat and 801 is my favorite restaurant in Des moines. I live in France and love Iowa pork shop. They make the best. May be too Cook. But pricy Oyster just fresh and great . Élégant nice dîner.

Thank jean-yves P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I was here with a big group. Appetizers of lamp and shrimp were excellent. Wedge salad was best ever. Excellent asparagus and green beans. My ribeye was fine but nothing extra special. Large not overly sweet cheesecake for dessert. Service was excellent.

Thank Russ S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Also very expensive. Everyone should treat themselves to this kind of place once every few years!! Amazing food cooked to perfection. Would have given 5 stars if it wasnt so expensive.

Thank Frank b
Fort Dodge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

801 Chop House is for special occasions, as it is too expensive to go very often. It is really, really, really good though! The food is among the best in Des Moines.

Thank Lori B
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This was our 4th time at 801 chophouse and they didn't disappoint! Excellent food and service. The scallops were fantastic as was the state fair sundae. The only downside is the price. Worth the trip anyway.

Thank Dave R
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The Chophouse is a great dining experience all the way around. Of course the steaks are outstanding but they offer a great menu from appetizers and salads to some outstanding deserts and side dishes. The service is always exceptional and when compared with comparable restaurants across the country (there really are not but one or two comparable places in Des... More 

Thank KGibson23
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Great ambience. Great food. Great service. Thanks to our server Kelsey who was knowledgeable, attentive. Expensive but worth it.

Thank dkmeyer
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went here to celebrate an anniversary and was greatly disappointed. I thought the food was slow in coming out. Service was less than desirable and prices are astronomical (which we were aware of ahead of time) for what I think you get in terms of value for a meal. 801 cut Prime Rib (which I was recommended by co-workers) was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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
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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