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801 Chophouse

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Mon, 4/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Lobster Corn Chowder
Lobster Corn Dogs
Mustard Sauce
Colossal Shrimp Cocktail
Cocktail Sauce with Fresh Horseradish
Oysters Rockefeller*
Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Caper Tartar Sauce
"Down Home" Sauteed Jumbo Shrimp
Garlic and Herb Butter
Pancetta - Wrapped Scallops*
Roasted Red Pepper Glaze
Ahi Tuna Tartare*
Lime, Sea salt, Seaweed Salad, Teriyaki Glaze and Wasabi
Fried Calamari
Fried Zucchini, Roasted Garlic Remoulade
Fresh PEI Mussels in White Wine
Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes and Parsley
Choice of dressing includes House Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese, Housemade Herb Buttermilk, White Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Garlic Herb Vinaigrette
801 Chophouse Salad
Mixed Baby Greens, Roasted Corn, Shaved Red Onion, Braised Pork Belly, Maytag Blue Cheese Crumbles, Tomato, Garlic and Herb Vinaigrette Topped with a Poached Egg
Chilled Iceberg Wedge
Cherry Tomatoes and Choice of Dressing
801 Wedge
Cherry Tomatoes, Blue Cheese Dressing, Crumbled Maytag Blue Cheese and Bacon
Caesar Salad*
Romaine Lettuce, White Anchovies, Housemade Croutons and Parmesan
Tomato And Onion Salad
Vine~On Campari Tomatoes, Sweet Red Onion, House Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese Crumbles
Autumn Salad
Mixed Greens, Fuji Apples, Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Champagne vinaigrette.
Steaks, Chops, and Roasts*
Single Cut $46.0
801 Cut $57.0
Roast Prime Rib
8 oz. $46.0
12 oz. $57.0
Filet Mignon
12 oz. $46.0
16 oz. $57.0
New York Strip
Tuscan Style $51.0
16 oz. Ribeye
Tuscan Style - Fresh Herbs, Balsamic Vinegar Extra Virgin Olive Oil
24 oz. Bone-In Delmonico
Simply Grilled or Cajun Rub
24 oz. Porterhouse
Portabella Mushroom Ragout $46.0
12 oz. Lollipop Veal Chop
Compart Farms Duroc
Dry Aged Double Bone Pork Chop, Cider Jus and Roasted Apple Compote, Grilled or Spice-Rubbed
Colorado Lamb Chops
Two-2 Bone Chops, House-Made Mint Sauce, Pistachio-Encrusted
Filet Medallions
Lobster, Wild Mushrooms, Red Wine Demi Glaze
Au Poivre with Cognac Cream
Fromage - Maytag Blue Cheese
Bone Marrow Butter Bath
Cognac Butter & Portabella Mushroom Ragout
Spice Rub and Cajun Rub
Black Truffle Butter
With Aged Cheddar $12.0
Blue Cheese
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Boursin Mashed Potatoes
Lobster Mashed Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes
Gruyere and Parmesan Cream
French Fried Potatoes
In Peanut Oil
The Works $10.0
One Pound Baked Potato
Butter and Sour Cream
Macaroni and Cheese
Cheddar, Parmesan, Mornay Sauce
Lobster Macaroni & Cheese
Cheddar, Parmesan, Mornay Sauce Maine Lobster
Fresh Asparagus
Steamed with Hollandaise*, Grilled with Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper
Steamed Fresh Broccoli
Sauteed Spinach
Garlic and Lemon
French Green Beans
Sauteed with Duroc Bacon and Caramelized Onions
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
Red Onion Marmalade
Baked Cream Spinach
Mushroom Pan Roast
Wild Mushrooms, Garlic, Boursin Cheese
Creamed Corn
Caramelized Baby Carrots
Brandy and Brown Sugar Glaze
801 Onion Rings
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
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Steakhouse
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of celebrating our wedding anniversary and the staff was very attentive and made sure we had a very enjoyable time. Good was amazing and with a great atmosphere. Look forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Beatriz S
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with family. Pleasant ambiance, strong pour with drinks, friendly & attentive service. Parked across street w metered parking lot. Reservations at 830 on weeknight. Apps included chargrilled oysters which were very good (considering we're used to eating them in new Orleans) and "down...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Boatbebargen
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Service is the most notable aspect. Truly amazing. Steaks are the second and likely beat any other steak in central Iowa. If you prefer classy, you won’t be disappointed. It’s not a snotty, stuck up place either. Just go and enjoy. It will cost but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BossyJess
Reviewed February 28, 2019

I was directed to this restaurant by the Concierge at the Downtown Marriott Hotel after I asked my customary question when staying a strange city, which is: "What's the best nearby restaurant outside the hotel?" Some hotels have a file of menus but this one...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Rumplestiltskinned
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Very nice and romantic, great place to take that special somebody for a high-end dining experience. All steaks or prime cut, only place I know of in Iowa with all prime cuts of meat. The 1 pound lobster tail is quite delicious as well. All...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank captainhook6847
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We have eaten at a lot of steakhouses, expensive and cheap. While the food was good here it wasn’t worth what they charge. Very nice atmosphere and staff was friendly. Highly recommend their app be downloaded as it gives you some credit on your first...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 007mpd
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Our waiter was the rudest! He was so dismissive and acted as if we were beneath him. We went there for our anniversary dinner, big mistake. Also, the food is definitely not worth the money. I wouldn't go there again if it was free. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank RaeAnne D
Reviewed December 30, 2018

My filet was overcooked... strange for a steakhouse. Escargot was yummy. Drinks were great. Service was attentive.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We went here for our anniversary the other night. It was amazing. We started with cocktails, I had their grapefruit martini, it was such a good drink, I've been trying to duplicate it at home! The lobster corn chowder was our appetizer, perfectly seasoned, the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank luisem25
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Treated ourselves to a top Des Moines restaurant and we were not disappointed. The steaks were delicious, great service, nice atmosphere. Not quiet, but not too loud. The baked potato was huge...nice portions for sharing. Dessert was just okay. Wish we had been told about...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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October 27, 2016|
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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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August 26, 2016|
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Response from jeand0665 | Reviewed this property |
When I was there on a weekend most people had business casual attire.
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