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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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16:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We eat here every year for my birthday. we alway get the steaks and I am not a big steak lover, but these steaks melt in your mouth. Watch for groupons, they offer $60 for $100 of food. We also like the options of picking...More

Thank kmskoger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice elegant atmosphere. Quiet enough to carrier on a conversation but not so quiet that everyone could listen to what our table was saying. Appetizers were very flavorful and nicely presented. Salads were crisp large and tasteful. We ordered one of the Sunday specials...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

801 Chophouse in Des Moines is definitely a five star restaurant with amazing food and beef. All the food is handmade in house including condiments, desserts...nothing is processed or packaged. Choose your steak/cut of beef and entrees but be prepared to pay a pretty penny....More

1  Thank Jean E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for a birthday dinner and we had a Groupon. Our server was Kyle and he was so knowledgeable, helpful, told us about each item we wanted to know, he was efficient, friendly, and great at what he does. The food was good,...More

Thank DeanaC985
Reviewed 1 June 2017

, the food at the Chop House is excellent. It's pricey but elegant and very tasty. Great waitress knowledgeable and very kind

Thank Connie J
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Sunday special was just Grand. The Caesar Salad was the Best Caesar I ever had, The steak was cooked to perfection, the whole meal was Very Grand.

Thank MJB323
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Perfect spot for a business meal or a romantic dinner. This isn't a restaurant we could afford every night, but we will certainly save up so we can visit again. The food is of the very best quality. We all had steaks, and they were...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We went to dinner at 801 Chophouse for the first time for our anniversary dinner. Their customer service was fantastic and spot on. The waiter took excellent care, attention and even had the table dolled up for our anniversary. He took absolute great care to...More

1  Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here with a business associate. I had just arrived into Des Moines and my associates picked the place. Her advice: when in Iowa pick meat. 801 produced on of the most flavorful beef I've had a in a long time. I had...More

1  Thank C F
Reviewed 7 May 2017

If you're in Des Moines and want a steak, this is the place for you! Lot's of options and FANTASTIC sides. Wonderful wine list and the best sommelier (Ben Nelson) in the city.

2  Thank Iacrimson
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27 October 2016|
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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.
Sue O
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
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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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