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801 Chophouse

801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
+1 515-288-6000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time there. We both got ribeyes, sides and dessert. The lava cake was delicious. My steak was prepared Oscar and it was fantastic. My steak was a little undercooked, but it was ok with me. My husband's steak...More

Thank itsme018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to 801 Chophouse for my husband's birthday dinner. We had the Chesapeake Bay oyster for an appetizer. They were delicious. The server gave us a nice presentation of the different cuts of meat. I had the smoked prime rib, and my husband had...More

Thank Dtinab22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went a few times with my husband and friends. I love their filet and mac & cheese with lobster. Very good service. The place was noisy. We ordered 30 min ahead for a shuffle and they couldn't service it, and apologise with an ice...More

Thank maite b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a great steak or some delish scallops I highly recommend this place. Made my gun martini JUST the way I ordered it and it was perfect! Wedge and the tomato salad was also worth every calorie. I had a very small piece...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We came to see our son in college and decided to take him out for what we hoped was a great steak. It was beyond our expectations and we only wish they had a location in Tampa, fl where we live! The waitstaff was amazing...More

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
Reviewed 18 September 2017

One of the best meals you will get in Des Moines. It is the ultimate fine dining location. You will walk out satisfied.

Thank Dlokem
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Brought my mom here for her birthday and mine, and it was just fantastic. Our server, whose name I can't remember, mostly because I want to call her Candace (she looked like Candace Cameron-Bure) was great! Attentive and helpful with suggestions. She recommended the cream...More

Thank BethDSM
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I love 801 Chophouse Steak! Everything is delicious and of great quality. I recommend everything. But you can never go wrong with their Steaks or Seafood. The filet, the ribeye, and crab legs. Yessss!!!! I try to stop in a couple of times a year...More

Thank tish1617
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Anything on the menu is certainly delicious. Some of the best meals I have ever had. Prime Rib is a 10 The Soufflé order must be made while ordering your entrees. Best ever

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Everything was great: the filet mignon was perfectly juicy, crabcake delicious, berry salad yummy, asparagus, lobster mac and cheese, lobster mashed potatoes, the Troon martini, souffle, cheesecake, and lava cake (something of the sort, can't recall the name, now). Attentive service. A hand made card...More

Thank LoveSunshine82
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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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26 August 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
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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