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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
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Waverly, IA
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to 801 for the entire dining experience. This is a great place if you want to relax and enjoy your meal instead of anxiously awaiting your food and rushing out the door. The atmosphere is wonderful, especially around Christmas with all the decor. Like others have suggested, the entrees are overpriced. The side dishes are separate, although... More 

Thank Tara19
Panora, Iowa
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy celebrating special occasions at 801, such a treat. Enjoy tasting seasonal specialty drinks. Appetizers lobster corn dogs ok, calamari very good. Entrees very slow, filet, pork chop, and scallops excellent. Sides hashbrown ok, cream spinach great. They will split sides in half if requested, thanks! Yummy sorbet to finish. The wait for entrees was diff between rating of... More 

Thank pepperdinemom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 

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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
US$31 - US$50
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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