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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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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“filet” (27 reviews)
“souffle” (3 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
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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
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Our group of 6 had reservations, we were seated promptly, served wine, then decided on our appetizer and main course. After ordering, our appetizers were served and they were great. Then the wait began. Finally after 45 minutes we got the main course, the steaks...More

2  Thank sxctyguy
Reviewed February 23, 2018

801 Chophouse is a typical high end steakhouse. My wife and I arrived early for our reservation and sat at the bar for a drink. I had an old fashion which was made perfectly. After drinks we went to our table for dinner. Our waitress...More

1  Thank Richard K
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cindyco2016
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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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)
    (8th)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-6000
  • E-mail
Description
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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