We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

801 Chophouse

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
See all hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 211: English reviews
2 reviews
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 King of all steaks in my opinion was reduced to a Pawn this evening. I... More 

Thank Eric S
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 not finish the single order we got. The Gran Marnier soufflé we ordered for dessert... More 

Thank Paul50325
Vedano al Lambro, Italy
Level Contributor
406 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a steak house! When you get a presentation of each single cut with a detailed description of the flavors you start thinking that you are in the right place for a steak. And once you eat it, you get the confirmation. I had a wonderful 16oz ribeye, cooked at perfection. A strong suggestion : order in time the... More 

Thank Corrado R
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We went with a large group, and our waitress and supporting staff took exceptional care of us. She helped us pick apps, guided us through entree selection, assisted in finding some great wines, and overall orchestrated a great event for our group. The food was out standing, and the service top flight. Would recommend it to anyone celebrating something spectacular,... More 

Thank GregLinnemanstons
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 

1 Thank Jen P
Buena Park, California
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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

Travellers who viewed 801 Chophouse also viewed

Des Moines, IA

Been to 801 Chophouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
USD 31 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of 801 Chophouse and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Aurora, Illinois
6 months ago
Boone, Iowa
8 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from 801 Chophouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?