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801 Chophouse

801 Grand Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, IA 50309-8093
+1 515-288-6000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • 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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Reviews (223)
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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

, 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

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

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.

Thank Iacrimson
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to splurge for our 34th anniversary and made a reservation at 801 chop house. We were seated in a booth right across from the bar. Our reservation was for 7:30 and the bar really fired up so the noise level...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

When you visit a "Prime" Steakhouse the Meal should outweigh the service every time. Tonight was an exception to that rule. I visited 801 on Des Moines and the so called 16 oz "Prime" Ribeye was no better than a grocery store "Choice" Ribeye. The...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Excellent steaks, sides and appetizers. Superb service by Michael. We recommend the crab cake appetizer, chop house salad and the mixed salad. Our filets were extremely tender and cooked to perfection. The boursin potatoes had great flavor - between the two of us we could...More

Thank Paul50325
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a way to buy a gift certificate online?
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
Is there a dress code?
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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