The Gramercy Tap
Our food and service was superb.Our food and service was superb. Great to see the locals supporting restaurants downtown!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, great service,Wonderful food, great service, a happening place to be. The dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon a must. Nice selection of entrees & appetizers as well as an extensive wine list. Wait staff knows their wines. Location in downtown perfect for pre-theatre dinners.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!We went to Granmercy before Rock of Ages and loved it! The atmosphere, food and server (Robert) were all great! Everything is reasonably priced...can't say enough. We will be back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGramercy Tap is a great placeGramercy Tap is a great place to go before a show at the Civic Center and they have great food!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantMy group of 6 went to The Gramercy Tap for dinner and for the entertainment afterward featuring "The Faculty Lounge." We had a great experience! The food was excellent, although the clam chowder and the lamb was already 'sold out', even though it was barely 6:00p.m.
The staff was courteous and professional, but as the late crowd grew in number, there was clearly a shortage of staff to take orders. The ambience is funky and fun, although the energy-saving lightbulbs in the hanging lamps cast a weirdly cold light. Would much prefer the warmer, regular lightbulbs. Overall, The Gramercy Tap provided a great time, the band really rocked and we will definitely go back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMUpbeat with irresistable food !Fantastic find - will recommend to all our friends living in or visiting Des Moines.The menu was varied and the food fresh, delicious and perfectly presented. The Gramercy Tap feels like a very expensive, happening restaurant. Live music at 9. The best waitstaff we have had - friendly and intelligent. You will love the decor.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMReminded me of fun restaurantsReminded me of fun restaurants in NYCity. Great environment. Super food, wait staff very kind and helpful. Chef did an excellent job. We will be back! 5 STARS!
Doesn't apply to us -- but I could see this as a great setting to entertain corporate clients (one of my past lives!)4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a must attend hotThis is a must attend hot spot in downtown Des Moines. Brings life to Walnut Street and is a major upgrade for this area of downtown.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCheck it out!This was our first experience at this restaurant. Very enjoyable on every level. Nice casual restaurant, but please don't wear your seed hat or team sweatshirts. Service was excellent. A wonderful menu with extensive appetizers, fabulous high quality gourmet food. Also plentiful sandwiches, sides and salads. All four of us were very pleased with our food. Prices are fair for what you are getting. Love the fresh - local selections. Yes, this place is worth your time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choiceExcellent service and the food was great. I had four people in my party and we had a great time. I was perplexed, however, about why it wasn't busier! No idea on that one.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe good was excellent ! IThe good was excellent ! I was shocked .
We moved here about 4 years ago and there
Is only a few resturaunts that actual have good
Food in Iowa. I had salmon it was done perfect!
Great place. Will go back3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMJust AverageThe wine list is way overpriced. For example, a $22 bottle of Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel was $60. High end bottles were marked up triple retail and the corkage fee is $15.00. Appetizer prices were also overpriced. We paid $5 for 1.5 deviled eggs. Main courses were on track for similiar restaurants. Quality of the food was good but not great. Our server was friendly but seemed rather new. He knew nothing about wine. So, bottom line, I would not go out of my way to go back. Too much other competition in DSM for higher quality and less price. I am comparing to Splash, DJango, Sbrocco and Alba. I know this is just my opinion. If they were to fix a few of the items I described above I would gladly come back soon.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding, niceService was outstanding, nice atmosphere, reasonable wine list and bar - this is second time we ate here - 1st time food was great - this time I had the same meal (the braised tritip) - the meat was no where close to the tritip I had about a month earlier. The server even had the meal redone and it was better but still not tender and moist like the original. My husband had the picnic burger - again OK but not great. Correctly done but dry and not particularly flavorful.
This restaurant is close to the Civic Center so nice for a pre-theatre meal- dependable, pleasant service in a quiet spot- they really just need to get the food more consistent.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA First Rate Dining ExperienceGreat new restaurant..sort of as Chef Meeks is a legend in Des Moines. I had the seared Lamb...very delicious. The Crème Brule was fantastic.
Waitress (Carrie) was an extremely pleasant host. She was able to guide us through the wine selections.
They do not serve bread before the meal (not an issue with me as I have ruined many a meal by over eating the bread). But some at my table were disappointed in this.
Our group was extremely happy with the meal/service/ambiance. A first rate dining experience.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. HappyFood was very good. Happy to see the restaurant busy, that night. Merlot house choice excellent, A bit noisy.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM