What You'll Get
Without steak, most Americans wouldn’t be able to justify owning such terrifyingly sharp steak knives, much less an entire rack of steak guns. Today's Groupon gives you a chance to use them: for $40, you get $80 worth of steakhouse fare and drinks at 801 Chophouse at the Paxton, located in the Old Market district.
A den of classic decadence, 801 Chophouse serves up the gastronomic soul mates of surf and turf paired with single-malt scotches and fine wines. The menu’s edible expeditions begin with pancetta-wrapped scallops bundled up in a roasted-red-pepper glaze ($13.95) and the chop salad ($8.95), a palate-cleansing concoction tossed with myriad veggies––including carrots, red onion, radishes, asparagus, and avocado showered in green-goddess dressing. The 12-ounce filet mignon ($41.95), flavored with a dab of béarnaise sauce, packs enough bicep-building protein to help patrons hoist a decorative anchor into a tree-house apartment. Peruse the seafood selections, including the live Maine lobster ($27.95/lb.), which is bloated with crab-meat stuffing, and the grilled Scottish salmon ($25.95), which is cloaked in a cranberry-port reduction served on a plaid platter with sweet-potato hash. The chophouse dishes up a parade of sides, including sautéed french green beans, caramelized baby carrots ($9.85 each), sautéed crimini mushrooms, and blue-cheese potatoes ($8.95 each). The signature dessert, the Grand Marnier soufflé, satiates sweet fangs with chocolate, strawberry, and crème anglaise.
Patrons can sip on an 801 Special martini—concocted with a blend of Ketel One vodka and Bombay Sapphire accented by blue-cheese-stuffed olives—as they take in the chophouse’s 1920s steakhouse décor. The sumptuous cherry-wood furnishings, white tablecloths, and high ceilings accented with dramatic lights make it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or reprieve from your overworked oven and passive-aggressive microwave.
- Love the place, love the food, love the bartender, love the music. - Matt M., Yelp, 10/20/10
- There is nothing like it. The food will speak for its self, the wine is unbelievable, and the service could not be better. We were not rushed and we were taken care of from the time we walked in the door. – Andy, Google Maps
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Must purchase 1 food item. Valid toward alcohol. Not valid for Sunday Prix Fixe menu or lobster specials. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 801 Chophouse
801 Chophouse, known for their big USDA prime steaks and big wine, establishes itself as a special-occasion restaurant. There are the white tablecloths, racks of wine tended by a certified sommelier, and, of course, the chops and steaks, all USDA Prime. On the other hand, it's quite conceivable that someone might gladly eat at 801 Chophouse every week and for any occasion including private luncheons and cocktail parties—the menu, drink selection, and Wine Spectator-awarded wine list could accommodate months of exploration, and an ever-changing "fresh sheet" overflows with the jet-fresh seafood selections of the day.
On any given night, the wait staff moves across wooden floors beneath high ceilings and 1920s-inspired decor, trays loaded with nine creative potato preparations, filet mignon, and dry-aged pork chops. Meanwhile, the cattle of a pastoral mural gaze out over the dining room's cherry-wood finishes, waiting patiently to graze on uneaten garnishes.
Free complimentary valet parking.