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Review of 801 Chophouse

801 Chophouse
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Ranked #3 of 1,399 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 14th and Farnam
Description: 801 Chophouse at the Paxton is inspired by the classic 1920's New York Chophouse. 801 Chophouse Omaha's masculine interior is highlighted with dark woods, marble and granite accents, brass fixtures, dual pane frosted glass and white linens. 801 Chophouse showcases only U.S.D.A. Prime Grade beef and jet-fresh seafood. The bar offers an array of world class wines, single malt scotches, crafty cocktails and after dinner cognacs. As our guest, you will be given 801 Chophouse top notch professional service. Reserve one of the four Private dining rooms, seating eight to forty guests, to host your next soiree.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have dined all over the World at steakhouses and this place is in my Top five. ( ok ..you asked in order Peter Luger, Berns, CUT, Palm 2nd ave, 801 Chophouse), I would say the service is very professional and friendly, very accommodating. I took my 6 year old daughter with me and server did not upcharge her with the lam chop entree but rather suggested the baby lamb chops on the bar menu. I had the shrimp cocktail whic was the only weak link in this otherwise great meal. the shrimp were small but good , I suspect U12 shrimp not the usual U8 steakhouse ones. I had the Steak Tartare, I prefer table side but this partially deconstructed dish had prime filet and
was perfectly made with awesome garnishes like radish and cornichons. I was equally impressed with the Filet a Bone in 16 oz Bad boy with a nice sized lobster tail add on. sides were very generous and our server was able to give us some half orders.
Mac and cheese was worth the calories. They brought my daughter a comp dessert of a delicious choc cake and some ice cream The server, staff and restaurant were really great in every
way, Thanks! We will be back if we are in the area.

2  Thank Kenneth L
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I called Ian the week before, and told him what i wanted....flowers, great table, special desert, choclates to take home, special martini for her, etc. And he and his team delivered everything to a "T". It was perfect. The atmosphere set the mood, and the martinis just kept coming. Great night. Will visit again soon.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

One of the finer Rib Eye's i've ever eaten! Excellent service, strong wine list and very good sides which are proportioned for two people.

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Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I travelled from Iowa city where I was staying for business just to eat in this steak restaurant and hang around in Omaha old town. It was amazing experience and was definitely worth going all this 250 miles. The fillet mignon was so soft cooked in the light burgundy sauce and deliciously accompanied with crab cake and mushrooms. I was driving so I took a Nebraskan hefeweizen beer to drink. Try local grown potatoes baked with blue cheese as a side dish. It was delicious. Atmosphere was Midwestern classic and the stuff very very friendly.

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Thank gulfem k
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

801 Chophouse is hands-down THE best experience I have had at a steak restaurant. Anywhere. In the past I have dined at Ruth Chris, Mortons, Manny's...you name it. 801 Chophouse is doing something right.

Before I get started, it's necessary to say that I ate at this restaurant this past summer (while I ate meat), I have now been a vegetarian for 6 months and can sincerely say that I will likely make a trip to 801 Chophouse to have a steak sometime in the near future.

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As far as appetizers go, I would choose the spinach soufflé, and the scalloped cheesy potatoes. They are both fantastic. However, the spinach soufflé is top-notch and should definitely be the first option among the two.

The oysters are also hard to beat. They have a fresh selection daily, and are likely to have at least three to four varieties to choose from. They are not fishy, and have fantastic texture (with lemon, horseradish, and cocktail sauce to compliment).

As far as the main dishes go, the steaks are (of course) the route to go. Personally, I have found the Porterhouse to be one of their specialties. But their filet was also rich in flavor. I can't attest to their fish dishes, but I would assume that they are also well-prepared.

Additionally, they offer a house-cut specialty (nightly, I believe), and commonly have a bone-in filet option, or T-bone cut.

**Make note, that 801 Chophouse is one of the few places in the area to find Prime grade steaks...many of the so-called "top reviewed" steak restaurants in the area only offer Choice grade steaks...

For wine selection, this place is also excellent. Every waiter I have had has picked found a wine to pair perfectly with our dish.

The verdict: Not to ramble on and on for longer, but this Chophouse is a must if you are in the Omaha area. Nothing but good things to say. The servers have always been helpful and sociable, the GM was helpful and friendly, and most importantly the overall atmosphere was hard to beat.

Great place for business meetings/outings, social night with friends at the bar (yes, they even have a bar), or other special occasion.

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