Food was very good, wine was
Food was very good, wine was amazing per the recommendation of the very knowledgable server who asked all the right questions. Took a few minutes to be seated as there wasn't anyone at the host point when we walked in. Other than that, service was great and the food was amazing!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the Best in DSM-Area
Had a fantastic time at Sbrocco. Their menu (and food) were top-notch,the wine great and the atmosphere excellent. Great place for a datenight, or to catch up with old friends.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place....becoming great!!
I've been to Sbrocco before and it has always been a very reliable place to find a new wine, have good conversation with friends, and relax. My experience this past week was outstanding! My group ordered the cheese plate as an appetizer and had nice proportions with a couple new cheeses since the last time I visited. The bread was warm and we were given ample time to choose our main entrees. The entrees were superb and the best presented and tasting since I've been to Sbrocco, kudos!! To top the night off, the group shared a caramel bread pudding and sorbet that were divine! Very vibrant and fresh tasting!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little Bistro, probably
Great little Bistro, probably not priced for most who just want to "grab" dinner. For "special occasion" this is perfect. Food was awesome, the wife loved her wine. On the down side the bartender couldn't mix a drink to save her life.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice meal with excellent food
Nice meal with excellent food and wine. The service was definitely superb!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant to Entertain
A client suggested this restaurant as he had been there before. Mid week, the restaurant was fairly quiet, the food was mostly good, and the waitress was really quite friendly.
My only complaint was that my lobster risotto was slightly crunchy. I was disappointed, but didn't want to ruin the experience that I was having with clients. Other than the above, the experience was really quite good.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wednesday night review
It was Wednesday night and the Wine bar was very quiet. We met friends for wine and dinner. There was only one other table with 4 people at it in the entire place. The food was outstanding and we had great service. I think the people of the Des Moines area are missing out on a great place for food and drink. We had a great time.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal was very nice, but chicken was undercooked. However, they made it right with a free dessert that was yummy! Had some lovely wines with the meal and one with the dessert.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Night, Special Place
Celebrating 37th Anniversary. Have hosted numerous business gatherings there, but first personal outing for wife at Sbrocco. Personalized and outstanding service, interesting and rewarding food experience. Grilled Salmon on greens of mint & basil-unique & rewarding entree; hummus sampler and veggie flatbread were delicious and innovative and wine flights and cabernet for meal were a "Big Red" lovers delight. Sbrocco provides a great combo of great attendants, wine selections and an ever-changing menu that provides a food adventure rivaling the other Des Moines area venues. Highly recommend
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, mediocre service
We took friends to Sbrocco for the first time last week. We had been there previously and had been telling them how great both the food and the service were. I believe that we had a new server on this visit, and although he tried, he just didn't quite have it all together. We had to ask about the cheeses on the cheese plate we ordered, and the service seemed slow compared to our previous visit. The food was fabulous, and my steak was cooked to perfection. Overall, it was a good meal and we will definitely go back.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
special pay/back supper/thumbs up!
My excellent server listened to my plan, took down the info, and made it happen.
My guests were able to select the wine we eventually drank from the 3-glass-flight offered.
We consumed the flight and two bottles of our favorite choice.
The opportunity to order apps, small plates, and half-size portions
made the experience like a summer picnic where we all shared (including dessert).
The dining experience surpassed my expectations thanks to my terrific server and the quality
and presentation of the delicious food from the kitchen.
"Sbrocco" is a wonderful wine/bar restaurant in which to hide-out, not feel rushed, and enjoy the food, wine and
the company of friends.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We was really excited to try Sbrocco and we were weren't disappointed. Everything was wonderful. My wife had the Steak Frites and I had the Burger Sbrocco and they were both awesome. She said it was one of the best steaks she's ever had. The burger was amazing, maybe just a half notch below The Gramercy's, but at least a full step above D'Jango's. The wine flights were a lot of fun. We started with the meat and cheese tray and it was wonderful. Service was great. Highly recommended!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Des Moines' best
The decor is creative and fun. The service was great. Nice wine. Flatbread was a nice starter. Wonderful piece of fish for my partner, and I had the very tender duck.Then a short walk to see the I-Cubs!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I used the word delicious for just about everything I experienced during our meal. The wine selections and pairings with such, well, delicious food. Start to finish. Backed with some solid and knowledgeable service from lovely people. So glad I finally made it in!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First trip to Sbrocco and
First trip to Sbrocco and I was impressed. I like to seek recommendations from the servers and Jeremish did not disappoint. I was trying to decide between two dishes and he came up with a complete alternative. The Duck. I am so glad he suggested it as it was outstanding. Perfectly cooked. The sage potatos had the perfect amount of sage. Enough to taste it, but not too much to overpower. My wife had lamb and it was very good. He even suggested the perfect wine. It enhanced the food flavors. Can't wait to go back again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I discovered Sbrocco late 2007 before a deployment. Have always enjoyed the quality and diversity of the food served. The types of food on the menu are unique to the area.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 1st time to Sbrocco and
Our 1st time to Sbrocco and we were very pleased. Jeremiah was a great server, very knowledgeable. He made a great wine suggestion, a French rose that wasn't even on the menu. My husband had the day's special, a seafood pasta, that was so good he wished he had a spoon to finish all of the remaining broth. My half order of scallops & risotto was a perfect size & very tasty. Both our salads, caesar & toasted goat chese, were very good and a nice size. A great 20 yr port for after dinner.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
2013 restaurant week
On the special restaurant week menu the pork was excellent, the salmon was okay. I have eaten at the restaurant several time and some things on the menu are really really good and some are unremarkable. There is an extensive wine list. My friends and I picked a day and time to take advantage of he $5 happy hour wine only to be told that is only available at the bar, not at the dining tables.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner on Saturday night. I had the carrot ginger soup to start with and it was delicious. My husband had the vegetable soup that was a little spicy, but he enjoyed it. We had a very nice bottle of French wine. The tenderloin medallion dinner was cooked to order and very flavorful, my halibut was perfect and the presentation with the parchment paper was very nice. The surry spread on the halibut only increased the flavors. Everything was perfect. Our server was very attentive and she was extremely busy. Cheyanne was her name and she was great! We certainly would ask for her again. Our cudos to the chef and staff!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner at Sbrocco
We have been at Sbrocco several times for late evening desert and wine. This was our first experience for dinner.
As always, the wait staff was excellent. Our server helped us with a wine selection that met both of our needs (sweet for my wife and dryer for me).
Food was excellent and the serving sizes just right. We had the mixed cheese tray as an appetizer. some very interesting cheeses along with spiced chick peas and some other vegtables. For our main course, my wife had the special which was bacon wrapped scallops over rissotto. She had the small portion which was 2 scallops. I had the samon mac-n-cheese, and also the Market Salad. All of the food was excellent and hot when brought to the table. Overall excellent.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely seasonal menu options
Lovely seasonal menu options for the fall! Love the fact that many of their menu items are from local Iowa farms.
I would go back just for the carrot/yam hummus!
Overall - wine, food, service was absolutely perfect! I can't wait to go back again!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great before the theater.
Great airline chicken and wonderful service. Had great time ing because we were in a hurry for the theater
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great meals, locally sourced
The service was awesome, I had mistakenly reserved a table for two but needed three. The hostess went out of her way and apologized - but it was MY mistake!! She was so nice and sweet and went out of her way.
The menu seemed almost all local meats and vegetables. And they prepared them excellently. I was surprised at the portion size- more generous than I had remembered from my last visit.
I'd recommend going on a night when there is a show at the civic center, and go a little after show time. Once the theater-goers clear out you can have a well paced relaxed meal, enjoy their delicious wine list, and stay for desert.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you haven't been here--GO NOW
This may be the best restaurant in Des Moines!!! I had the salmon--perfectly prepared!!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Court Street Gem
I love going to Sbrocco! It has a fantastic bar setting with excellent quality wines. The menu offers a unique delightful array of dishes, whether you are looking for a light nosh or a hearty meal. And the ambience is warm and welcoming with restored pieces incorporated into the decor, yet quite sophisticated. Also, the background music is fantastic!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM