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801 Chophouse – Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

801 Chophouse – Des Moines

4.8
4.8
2554 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, enjoy beautiful views and excellent customer service at 801 Chophouse. We value our guests and want to give you the best dining experience possible. Our restaurant has only prime USDA steaks, paired with innovative side dishes and an award-winning wine selection from around the world to create an upscale dining experience you won’t find anywhere else in Iowa. 801 Chophouse is the premier steakhouse in Des Moines and even offers private dining room options. Book a reservation online or via phone today.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 288-6000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Brian Dennis

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Damon Murphy with any private dining inquiries.

  • Private party contact

    Damon P. Murphy: (515) 288-6000

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Des Moines

  • Cross Street

    8th

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,554 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    Best Overall

  • Iowa

    Best Food

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Notable Wine List

  • Iowa

    Romance

  • Iowa

    Special Occasion

  • Iowa

    Steakhouse

  • Iowa

    Most Booked

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambience

  • Des Moines

    Romance

  • Des Moines

    Special Occasion

  • Des Moines

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  1. CC

    CameronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible steakhouse atmosphere with gourmet food made for an amazing date night. We ordered Miyazaki A5 Wagyu and a dry aged ribeye with Foie Gras for our main course, it was beyond spectacular. The lighting level was low as well as the noise, and our server was beyond helpful and professional. Best restaurant in the central Des Moines area.
  2. GD

    GeorgeD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent and overall fairly priced. Service was just above average. Deserts were great.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and server were wonderful. They all acknowledged my birthday!
  4. JV

    JusV

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was delicious.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than ever!
  6. N

    Nate

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very pleasant experience at 801 on our anniversary. The food was great as was the service, and we were treated with anniversary dessert. This is a very desirable dinner location.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. Paul, our server, was fantastic! Food prepared to perfection!
  8. BK

    BrittK

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic. Celebrated my boyfriends birthday and they had the table all ready for the celebration!
  9. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is great on all levels. Only drawback was that it was a little tricky to find as its inside of an office building. Great food, atmosphere, etc. Highly recommend!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very active in coming and checking on us, and informed us very well on drinks and food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service all the way around
  12. J

    Jess

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thought bringing our 8 year old was going to be a challenge but our waiter was just the best. He made sure she was taken care of too and welcomed. Awesome food, and a killer kids menu. Pretty sure her meal was one of our favorites lol
  13. BK

    BrianK

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a business trip to Des Moines we had to check out the original location. Shared the special for that night which was a decadent 50 ounce Wagyu tomahawk. We added an excellent bottle of wine and several indulgent sides. Great experience!
  14. m

    mike

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The food was great but the service was not. Our waiter did not show us the meal options like we saw other waiters doing, we had to wait for refills on our drinks multiple times, and did not get the punctual attention from our server that I would expect from a place like this. I had a business guest from out of town and I talked up 801 as a great experience and it was not. the food was good but the service was lacking.
  15. AW

    AlanW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BBQ Salmon was delicious! The Prime Rib could be cut with a fork, it was very tender and delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and a private room for our party.
  17. J

    Joann

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is lively and the service is great. Everything was delicious.
  18. A

    Ankeny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was wonderful, as always, with excellent steaks cooked precisely to perfection. The mashed potatoes and broccolini weren't hot but tasted good. It was nice that we could request to split salads. The shrimp cocktail is absolutely the very best shrimp cocktail anywhere!! We also had the Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert, which was fabulous. The ambiance was a little noisier than we remembered from when we were last there (several years ago), but we were on the bar side, so maybe the normal dining area was quieter?
  19. SL

    SteveL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, as always. server amy m. was outstanding. flawless flow of courses, attentive without being invasive, wine recommendations right on point wit our tastes. a real pro!
  20. A

    Angela

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! We come here every anniversary! Excellent service, Excellent food! Thank you again. We will be back!
  21. JE

    JoshE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was fantastic. Recommend for sure !
  22. AH

    AsimH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, perfect place for special occasions!
  23. BC

    BobbyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food and drinks, no better around. Top shelf restaurant!
  24. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night, great service and great food. Would do it again
  25. DK

    DerekK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fairly expensive but it is absolutely worth the money
  26. DD

    DougD

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great Steak, Creamed Corn, Hash brown with cheese and the soufflé everything exceptional.
  27. B

    Bobby

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I wasn’t pleased with the taste of the butter on my potato. My filet was much tougher than expected. Not disappointed but this was my second visit and won’t rush back. Also, the staff weren’t as welcoming as I’d like. As an ethnic minorityI am overly aware to how I’m treated and there was no attempt to engage by server. Not bashing but providing feedback.
  28. EB

    ElizabethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    801 is the best. I love the whole experience and eat there every time I have the opportunity.
  29. ES

    EricS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is absolutely second to none. We arrived and were greeted by hostess with a happy anniversary and sat at a table with wonderful confetti of hearts and stars on table. The menus were also personalized for the occasion. We received a complimentary soufflé for desert that also said happy anniversary on the plate. I do understand the price is a little higher than most, but worth every penny. Will and do recommend to everyone I know for special occasions.
  30. M

    Mreaton

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service we excellent as usual. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. My first choice for steaks.
  31. J

    Julie

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at 801 Chophouse. The service and food were excellent. Our waitress Erica was top notch. Highly recommend if you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary.
  32. RB

    RandyB

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, our meal was excellent with everything cooked the way we ordered it. Our waitress was very good and we appreciated her attention to details and her appetizer suggestion!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was awesome. Our waiter Zach was awesome. Food was awesome. Drinks were awesome. It was awesome.
  34. RM

    RenM

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were seated in the bar after requesting a quiet table for a special occasion, which was disappointing. The waitstaff was inconsistent, but likely because they were double-duty as bartenders. Food was brought to table while still on salad course, bread was not refilled as requested. Cocktails were great, but it's a shame to see that some of the classics have been removed from the food menu. Does not feel like the 801 of old, in terms of food and service - this is unfortunate, given the premium price.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my parent’s 60th Anniversary. Thank you!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  37. CP

    CherylP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steaks ever and and the cream corn is the best as well
  38. CG

    CathyG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited the restaurant in Des Moines and our meal was FANTASTIC!!! We went with our family of 8…. The filets were amazing and the crab legs were delicious! Colin, our server, could not have been more warm and welcoming! Came in from Chicago and will definitely come here again on our next visit!
  39. DH

    DuaneH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have had dinner at 801 many times, but our most recent visit was the best so far. I'd given them advance notice that we were celebrating my girlfriend's birthday and they really treated us in a very special way. Our table was decorated with birthday-themed sequins. The menu she had said "Happy Birthday," at the top. And her dessert (their scrumptious soufflé ) was complimentary. The dinner itself was sublime; maybe the best we've ever had there. And the service was perfect! The meal was on the expensive side, but totally worth it for our special occasion! Couldn't be happier
  40. CM

    ChrisM

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family went for my daughter’s 19th Birthday, they didn’t miss a beat. Confetti on the table, “Happy Birthday” on the menu and great birthday desert. Food was too shelf & we will be back soon.

FAQs

801 Chophouse – Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 2554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Google Map for 801 Chophouse – Des Moines

801 Grand Ave, Suite 200, Des Moines, IA 50309

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    8th

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Des Moines

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Brian Dennis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (515) 288-6000

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Damon Murphy with any private dining inquiries.

  • Private party contact

    Damon P. Murphy: (515) 288-6000

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