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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
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quality food and effective service. They could make the sides a bit more diet friendly - no need to drown the "steamed" asparagus in oil, and the green beans in bacon.... I just wish they made the dishes healthier WITHOUT having to specifically ask that they don't trash your arteries. How about making the default dish light on salt and... More 

Thank Marylou C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Started with calamari, absolutely excellent. Each did an 8 oz filet with spice rub, and steaks were fine. Didn't really get the spice rub in the filets, but to be honest we were not there for steaks, but for the overall dining experience. Loved the hash browns!

Thank suejjj2017
Des Moines, Iowa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had an early Valentine's Day meal with our brother and sister-in-law. We sat at the bar for a while before our reservation and the cocktails are always wonderfully made (and trust me, not stingy on the alcohol)! We sat down and the servers are always knowledgeable about the food and drinks. He suggested an alternative wine... More 

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Buena Park, California
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here while in town for a business trip and this place was highly recommended. Started with the crab cakes which were delicious. For our main course I had the filet which was cooked to perfection and had great flavor. Had the green beans, brussels sprouts and mac n cheese and they were amazing. I was too stuffed to eat... More 

Thank Blake H
Herriman, Utah, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was very good, and the steak was good, but not worth the price! Steak should be better seasoned and flavorful. The hash browns we great and priced a little high, but I can overlook. But, the steak is about $15 over priced, $38-40 is a more appropriate price and value.

Thank 55RushFan55
Waverly, IA
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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 

1 Thank Bruce P
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24 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?