I first visited The Scotch and Vine during the Easter weekend for breakfast. I was very impressed by the food selection as well as the service. The decor was very cute with an antique look and I loved that our check came to us in a cigar box. While eating breakfast I took the opportunity to look through their other menus and I will definitely go back in the future.Great wine and scotch menu too for those that enjoy either.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have had several dinners
We have had several dinners at S&V and were pleased every time. As soon as we heard they had brunch we had to check it out and were not disappointed. Thanks S&V.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an early Easter dinner.
We had an early Easter dinner. The food was fabulous. Half of our group took advantage of the wonderful happy hour specials. The other half enjoyed the delicious entree specials. Everyone loved their food. The waiter was wonderful - attentive without hovering. We can't wait to go back again.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and excellent service.
Great food and excellent service. This place was recommended to me by a friend who said it was a good place to learn about Scotch. He was absolutely right. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. There were a huge number of varieties available, but the staff were eager to explain everything, so it wasn't at all intimidating. I was also impressed by the quality of the food. You might think a place like this would focus on the bar and neglect the menu, but that wasn't at all the case. Honestly can't wait to go back.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice small yet cozy spot to meet and eat. Good food, good entertainment, good wait staff, good location. Come early Friday and Saturday night as it will get packed.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Little Place
This was a very nice restaurant. The food was not as good as I had hoped but the service and atmosphere made up for that. I would like to go again for an evening and try their dinner and take advantage of the amazing selection of scotch.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always take out of town
We always take out of town guests here. It is our favourite restaurant in Des Moines. The no cry burger is delicious, and we LOVE the fingerling smashed "fries". They have a wonderful cheese selection for either a start or an end to the night!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect spot for a quiet Sunday
Perfect spot for a quiet Sunday brunch option! Staff is friendly & not overly attentive.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scotch and Vine
Let me start by saying that I really do love the Scotch and Vine. The food is great and the music on the weekends is always excellent. The porkchop was incredible...all of the food was excellent other than the soggy calamari. I have to say, though, that the service is really, really slow. Not the servers themselves, per se...but the amount of time it takes to get your food. I will keep coming back but I know that it is not the best choice if you don't have time to spare.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely recommend
Our server was EXCELLENT, and provided us with a crash course on scotch/whiskey/bourbon. Very knowledgeable and patient with people that are not regular scotch drinkers. The food was on point, and the ambiance was relaxed but not too casual. The only drawback for me was that their wine list is not as varied as I would've liked (and they had run out of Malbec!), but then again, their stock and variety of scotch was really impressive, and that's what they specialize in.Definitely recommend :-)
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite restaurant! Simms
My favorite restaurant! Simms is an awesome waiter ask for him, he is worth it!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous service. Friends
Fabulous service. Friends played there and we all had a wonderful time.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive service, creative
Attentive service, creative menu with good alternatives and, obviously, a broad wine and spirits menu.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time at The Scotch and Vine and we loved it as much as our first time there. The ambiance is great. The staff is very friendly, very knowledgable, and very efficient. The food is great. We loved the large wine/beer/scotch choices - we tried them all. The live music was nice - you could stil talk over it but made for nice background. We did make reservations which was easy and needed. We dropped in one night a few months ago and couldn't get a table because they were so busy. We will definitely return and so will the others in our group of 6. Loved how the front of the restaurant opened up allowing an outdoor feeling. Very nice on a warm evening. Thanks Scotch and Vine for a nice evening.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Limited but unique menu. Good food, great service, but loud. Not a good place for visiting, especially for anyone with less than perfect hearing.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made reservations on line and when we arrived our table was ready and waiting. The cheese platters we started with were nice. The portions were perfect and the flavors worked great together. The wine list is not over priced and the open stock is a nice twist. The chef and his staff prepared a great meal. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and the potatoes were just right. We enjoyed nice pairings of wine with our meal and dessert. We were not rushed and the four of us enjoyed the evening very much.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great menu and
Great food, great menu and super cute restaurant. Generous drink list as well.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as usual. Great food, service, and music.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
was good first time
Went to this restaurant for the 2 time in a month. First time on a Sunday evening. This time a Saturday night. Never expecting that we would be seated at a Bar high table. Nice if you are just having a few drinks and snacks not good at all if you want a relaxing dinner. Plus right against the bar. We started off with a garden salad and calamari. The salad and the dressing on it was the best. the calamari was oil soaked and mushy. 2 short weeks ago was the best.
I had the 32 oz Rib-eye it was perfect. medium rare, nice and juicy it was the best. Just seemed so different than the Sunday night we had taken friends to, 2 short weeks ago. Chris our waiter was the best part of the evening.
We will return for another try. ask for dinner table
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect little spot
We had a girls night for 6 of us- chill ambience! Our waiter was super cool, funny, on point and very helpful. LOVED the place and so did my girls!! We def will be back- but for happ hour.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Didn't really know what to expect. We ate breakfast there on a Saturday morning. They have a great menu selection. Portions are VERY generous, especially for the price.
Has a nice ambiance to the place - feels like a nice neighborhood restaurant with some really good food. Staff was friendly and food was great.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food, Amazing Scotch list!
Perfect fit for a foodie or someone who can appreciate great scotch! Food was fabulous - we enjoyed some small bites and shared a burger. Highly recommend the fried Beechers cheese, Buffalo burger, Fried Rice Balls!
Its such a gem in downtown Des Moines! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy Scotch and
We always enjoy Scotch and Vine for their great menu at reasonable prices. We have enjoyed taking friends and family to S & V and it's always well liked by all.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Selection
i personally love my Scotch and this place has every kind you can imagine and a knowlegable staff to steer you in the right direction. Also we were there when the special was poached King salmon stuffed with dungeness crab...far and away the best seafood platter i have ever tasted.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible food, quiet & fun
The food is a genuine treat. The atmosphere is quiet, comfortable, romantic. I used to travel on business and ate at many fine restaurants. This it the first time I tipped the cook as well as the waiter. We have been there twice in four days and have yet to be disappointed in any dish.
Every dish seems to be an inventive, well thought out mix of flavors. The capicola wrapped asparagus is served with a chipotle garlic aioli. There is a delightful beet salad with spinach greens and a cheese and meat tray that is enough for a light meal. And that is just the appetizers.
The crab stuffed wild salmon and pork chop both make delicious meals. What a find
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Business Dinner Venue
Although the Pacific Northwest only hosts a select number of sunny days, The S&V was ready, with the entire front section of paned doors open, creating the perfect indoor dining environment that provides enjoyment of the outside weather as well. Our group of seven had a fantastic dinner. The servers provided the precisely perfect balance of attention and distance, and the food was outstanding. We have a new favorite place!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terra and Chris are awesome
Terra and Chris are awesome hosts. The wine selection is robust. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Love Thursdays when they have live music. Good ambiance. Food is tasty. Price is reasonable. S&V is on my list of places to go frequently when I want to chill with my lady.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my cousin here, as it is always a go-to restaurant where you know the food will be good every time. We split the calamari and small bowl of mac and cheese for an app. Both are likely the best I've had in the Seattle area, and I usually don't eat pasta. I had the owner's meal (filet) which I cut with a fork. Great meal, perfectly cooked. My cousin had the salmon and raved about it. Nice people. Great food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun neighborhood spot!
We came to The Scotch and Vine recently for brunch and had a great time. The staff was attentive and very friendly. We will come back!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
our daughter drives Metro
our daughter drives Metro and she passes by once a weekso she thought we would enjoy it. she was right. the food, service, presenttion everything was spot one. there was an older gentleman at the bar that seemed to have had to much. and was a little loud but the staff handled him well. not encourging him and he left after awile. Overall we had a wonderful dinner and really enjoyed our selves . Yes we will be back and we will bring our friends.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Friends Outlet
The restaurant is situated in a very central place in town. The owners are the nicest people. The waiters and waitresses were very attentive. The food was pleasing to the eye and is absolutely delicious. The band played the best music and the volume was perfect..
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and awesome service
This was our second time to the Scotch and Vine for a breakfast/brunch. The staff is very welcoming and service oriented. The menu has unique items that are both filling and flavorful. We are looking forward to joining them for dinner sometime in the future as their breakfasts are great.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have excellent service there and the food is fantastic. Our steaks were perfect.
Outstanding customer service.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well done !!!
We were visiting and found this on Open Table nearby. A great find!!!!
Live music and great service. It was a great place to visit as we had some wine and desserts to finish off the day.
Definitely on the list for when we are back in this area.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy little spot. Food was
Cozy little spot. Food was very tasty. They could have used one more server.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Please eat here
Scotch and Vine is a long-time favorite of mine - one of those rare delectable finds that you keep on coming back to! Their ingredients are simple, even understated, but remarkably tasty. I am particularly in love with their finglerling "fries." I've been for both dinner and brunch, for romantic occasions and family celebrations and have never been disappointed by the taste, service, or ambiance (even my boyfriend's hard-to-impress foodie mother was satisfied!) I recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and I hope you get the chance to try it too!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is amazing. The service is great and it is a nice, clean restaurant. You can tell the chef is proud of every meal that comes out as the patrons are always satisfied as well. Highly recommended!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a treasure of a place.
Love going to this charming bistro style restaurant. Have never been disappointed.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I went to brunch for my birthday and everything exceeded our expectations! From the cucumber water to the complimentary scratch biscuits with honey butter to the mimosas and benedict.....amazing! I can't wait to go back!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
scotch and vine
Wonderful establishment. Loved the pork Osso bucco which I am craving again two days later. Fantastic dining experience.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great drink...
Great place for a date, will surely suggest to anyone looking ofr a great menu or a glass of wine or a tumbler of scotch.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience was delightful
Our experience was delightful and we will return plus have already told many friends about our evening.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint little resturant with an amazing selection of delicious food! We didn't know what to expect, ambiance did not reflect how tasty our food would be. Even though we were stuffed, we even got dessert (we never do that), and it was fantastic. We'll be back!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great choice for the occasional
A great choice for the occasional dinner out. All in all a pleasant experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first experience and we
Our first experience and we have already decided to go back. Next trip will be in a couple weeks with our neighbors. Good food, service, and drink.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service!
We were there for my husbands birthday with our friends and were seated comfortably in a corner booth. They have a very extensive wine and scotch selection so that was easy. All of our meals were beautifully prepared and delicious. There was a live band that evening that was very good also. The only cons were it was VERY loud in there and not very conducive to any kind of conversing and being an old building, it was very drafty. But again, the music was very good, I just wouldn't go there if you want to have a conversation unless of course you go earlier before the band starts. (We saw several couples finish their meals and head out when the band started.) Anyways, I highly recommend Scotch and Vine and will definitely return there someday.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. Great food.
Great service. Great food. The chef even came out to our table.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always friendly, always great food. Get flights of scotch and bask I. The expertise of the bartendrr
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will be back!
Our server was very nice, he recommended the pork chop, it was delicious! We will go back to try something else on the menu. I eat gluten free and it made it nice that each dish that had gluten was flagged with a wheat symbol.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is incredible. The staff
Food is incredible. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive. You never feel rushed. I love this restaurant.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM