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801 Chophouse

801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
+1 515-288-6000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waiter was the rudest! He was so dismissive and acted as if we were beneath him. We went there for our anniversary dinner, big mistake. Also, the food is definitely not worth the money. I wouldn't go there again if it was free. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RaeAnne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My filet was overcooked... strange for a steakhouse. Escargot was yummy. Drinks were great. Service was attentive.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We went here for our anniversary the other night. It was amazing. We started with cocktails, I had their grapefruit martini, it was such a good drink, I've been trying to duplicate it at home! The lobster corn chowder was our appetizer, perfectly seasoned, the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luisem25
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Treated ourselves to a top Des Moines restaurant and we were not disappointed. The steaks were delicious, great service, nice atmosphere. Not quiet, but not too loud. The baked potato was huge...nice portions for sharing. Dessert was just okay. Wish we had been told about...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TravelfromDuluth
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We rented the Wine Room, a private room for the ceremony which can hold 36 people. We had requested a 20 person long table which they decorated the table with adorable little pumpkins. We got married on one side of it while everyone was on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heather B
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Outstanding dining experience every time we visit 801 Grand. It's pricey but you truly get what you pay for at this restaurant. Highly recommended for business dinners or family affairs. Couples too!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank bccloutier
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Been back on several occasions the result is always the same, consistently good. Very nice wine selection, great atmosphere. Will return before long.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank john k
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

After a grueling day of air travel, we took our visiting customers to 801 Chop House for dinner. Jen provided great service from the moment we sat down. We had a variety of seafood for appetizers that were so good we ordered additional rounds! Our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nsg5096
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Beautiful dining room, very professional service. All food a la carte, and while excellent, very expensive. Appropriate for special occasions only.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank teralex
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent for a business meal. We were a party of 6 and had one of the private dining areas in the back of the restaurant. On the recommendation of our waiter, I ordered the veal chop (pictured) which was exquisite. All the sides we ordered...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank UncleMex75
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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 Jean D | Reviewed this property |
When I was there on a weekend most people had business casual attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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