Americana - Des Moines
It took a long time to getIt took a long time to get our food. Waitress was excellent, I don't think it was her fault that it took a long time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived early for our reservatioWe arrived early for our reservation so had to sit a bit but were seated within a reasonable time. Our server was incredible - very courteous, prompt, and kept our glasses filled!
One meal was returned to the kitchen, but apologies flowed, the entree was replaced, and that entree was comped without asking.
Portions were generous. Overall, we will probably dine their again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Brunch ExperienceThis wasn't our first visit to Americana, but it was our first foray into their weekend brunch. My husband and my baby were with me, and everything was perfect! Our waitress gave us a tour of the buffet, and we got down to business. Everything was fresh and delicious, from the piping hot, fluffy scrambled eggs to the fruit to the pecan rolls. We didn't partake in the drink bar, but from the looks of it, I'd definitely recommend it. The grilled cheese bar was pretty awesome, too.
Bring your appetite, because you're going to need it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBombshell ComboThe morning brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is wonderful. I have now been there three times for it and am pleased every time. The food is divine and the bottomless mimosas can never fail! I love this deal and wish I could go every weekend! Additionally, the service is outstanding and always pleasant and welcoming.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation luncheonWe had a graduation luncheon for my daughter. I made the reservation and they had our seats together when we got there. The food was good. The dessert was good. The service was good. I believe everyone enjoyed their meals.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall group funGreat tapas and full menu. Everything was delicious.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNjoyDSMLove the availability to book a lunch reservation online for a large group. When we arrived the table was ready and we were seated immediately! If you are looking for an awesome burger at lunch time I would recomend the "Burger Americana" a House seasoned burger with Tomato jam, Dijon aioli, Crispy fried onions, White Cheddar, Bacon!
Awesome food, awesome service! We'll be back!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional ServiceThe crew at Americana went above and beyond when my small group arrived for a bachelorette party dinner. Not only did they buy the bride's drink, they also provided us with free dessert and a glass of champagne for the bride when they asked us to move down to the bar area to make way for a larger party after we'd already settled the bill. They went above and beyond to make our dining experience memorable. This was my second trip to Americana for a special occasion, and I can't recommend it highly enough.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly serviceWe were a large group (15), with a time limitation. We got in immediately at our reservation time. Our waiter was great! Service was a bit slow, only as far as getting our food. But the overall experience was positive. Very personable waiter, tasty food, fun atmosphere!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningWe had a most enjoyable dinner after attending a performance at the Temple of Performing Arts. It was so convenient for us to walk down the street for dinner. We loved the fact that you accept reservations on a Saturday evening. Most important was the fact that you have a gluten free menu for our daughter and even gluten free beer. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfavorite!!One of my favorite spots to take friends who are not familar with the Des Moines area. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is perfect for a quite night out or a fun friend outing!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and atmosphere.great food and atmosphere. Unfortunatley the waitress never filled up water glasses even though we were there for a few hours for dinner and talking. That was the only issue.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been there many timesI have been there many times for Sunday Brunch and it never disappoints!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch yummy!Loved it, food was wonderful!
Open table reservation was super slick. I received 2 emails and a phone call. I appreciated it!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though we didn't reallyEven though we didn't really need a reservation it was nice to have - we had never been to Americana before so didn't really know how busy it was! we had a great lunch and look forward to a return visit.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFIrst time to AMericana, LOVEFIrst time to AMericana, LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can't wait to go back; excellent food and service. Sit upstairs if you want romantic.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service,Excellent food and service, also had our request accommodated for a more private table. One complaint was overcooked asparagus, but the rest of our meal was fantastic.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly problem was too muchOnly problem was too much great food. Server was terrific. Will bring out of town guests and come again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMthis is my first time to Americanathis is my first time to Americana and I really enjoyed the food service and the ambiance at the place I would highly recommend add going there and we'll definitely make it at a spot to to check out again4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSometimes choices are notSometimes choices are not fun: 1)Fantastic selection of food, more than you can sample a little of each one, especially the smoked salmon.
2) Outstanding bloody mary buffet, with enough condiments for the drink you don't need the food line.
As a big fan of the Bloody Mary buffet line (Farmers Market)the Bombshell Bloody Mary ranks right up in the top 3.It fell slightly short not having chilled peeled shrimp or the meat straw.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 10th anniversaryWe celebrated our 10th anniversary with our children, family, and friends. They accommodated our group nicely, and served us delicious food and drinks for a very reasonable price. The server comped my husband and me our first round of drinks to help us celebrate, which was very nice! I wish they had some crackers available to help soothe my toddler while she waited for food. The bartender tried to help by giving us a chunk of bread, but it didn't have the same effect.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy feedback is Once we gotMy feedback is Once we got there they did not have our reservation. However they were still able to accommodate are reservations. Makes me wonder how this really works.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBombshell Brunch Hit the SpotThe Bombshell brunch was phenomenal. It was a busy day (St. Patrick's Day) and it took a while for the waitress to come take our orders due to the holiday crowd, but she was attentive thereafter. The number of dishes in the buffet was awe-inspiring and taste was delicious. Our table all got the bottomless brunch specials ($20) and two of us ordered the construct-your-own bottomless drinks (mimosas, bloody marys, and screwdrivers) which was good, although we had little room for drinks with all the food! Plan on several courses and come on an empty stomach - great food, great value!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWas in town and read reviews..HadWas in town and read reviews..Had to try this gem...What a find. I would recommend this to everyone. Fresh and tasty food selections. And my server was superb. Can't wait to go again3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood job.Good place. I will be back. Food was better than I expected. Service was great. Nice find in Des Moines.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM