The menu of the old-style steakhouse includes a 24-ounce porterhouse, a la carte sides, and a rotating weekly selection of fresh seafood. It's a place where the tablecloths start out white, and your belly is pushing against them by the time you push away from the table.
This is the fourth location for the chain based out of Des Moines. There's a restaurant in Omaha, and the first area restaurant (71 E. 14th St.) in the Power & Light District began servinghttp://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/11/14/now-open-801-chop-house Kansas City diners in October 2008. Both the P&L spot and the Park Place location have a $29.95, three-course prix fixe dinner on Sunday nights that includes a salad, entree and dessert (along the lines of an iceberg wedge, prime rib and creme brulee).
Park Place has a slate of new restaurants to offer Leawood eaters. Gordon Biersch opened its second location in the metro area last month at 11652 Ash (corner of 117th and Ash). Another restaurant, Mestizo, is slated to open next month at 5270 W. 116th Place. Celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez was in town last week to get ready for the opening. He's also rumored to be filming a future episode of his show, "Heat Seekers," in Kansas City.
The 801 Chophouse is open from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is 913-322-1801.