801 Chophouse

2 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant, Steakhouse
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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801 Grand Ave #200
Des Moines, IA 50309

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Emailed a few days before going to check GF options. Response was not helpful- just said they can make accommodations and attached the normal menu.

When we went, our waitress was not knowledgeable about GF options but did say she would check with the chef. She informed me that steaks are GF and they can make accommodations for seafood. Asked her about side options and to confirm which were GF- said she would check and never came back.

Had symptoms later in the evening after eating shellfish & veggies.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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very expensive but great food (GF options if you like fine dining and steaks) I had the Chicken Chop w/garlic mashed potatoes - glass of Moscato

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We have eaten here several times and each time the wait staff is knowledgeable and understanding. There is not a separate menu but most of items are gluten free or they can make adjustments so that it is prepared gf. Have never had a reaction and the food and service are amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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Celiac

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My boyfriend and I ate at 801 Chophouse to celebrate Valentine's Day. Most menu items are gluten-free, and the kitchen takes steps to avoid cross-contamination if you inform them of an allergy. My server was very patient and accommodating, and took the time to go through the menu with me and let me know what I could and could not eat. If our server was ever the slightest bit unsure whether or not a menu item contained gluten, he always double-checked with the kitchen. I did not get sick after eating here. If you have Celiac and are looking to eat a higher-end establishment in Des Moines, perhaps for a special occasion, look no further!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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The wait staff was very well informed about celiac and a meal of prime rib, asparagus and mashed potatoes was completely safe and delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Reservations recommended

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There seems to be a good variety of GF options or dishes that can be made GF with minor adjustments. The menu isn’t labeled though. They had GF bread (not bad but no wow factor). I was able to try all the sides the table got to share (mashed potatoes, green beans, broccolini) and I had the cod for my main with a Caesar salad to start. For dessert I had the crème brûlée and tried a bite of someone’s apple bar. Everything was tasty. The cod and creme brûlée were the highlights for me. I did not get sick and I felt really confident with the communication level between the server and the chefs.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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No GF menu but server is very accommodating and knowledgeable. They mark your order allergy/celiac and the servers assure you the entree is gluten free upon arrival at your table.

Gluten free bread available and some gluten free desserts as well.

Shared fryer so beware but they should steer you clear of cross contamination.

Quality food and you’ll certainly pay for it. Def going back tho.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Dined here with our 9 year old daughter. They serve gf bread for the table. We enjoyed the steak, some sides, veggies, baked potato. Server was very accommodating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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I have eaten here twice! Food is by far the best food around. Both times wait staff wasn’t really sure what was gluten free but was great about going to the back and asking to check on things. I felt very comfortable eating here and I will be back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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