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AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino
We’re proud to feature USDA Prime steaks on our menu. With exquisite marbling and remarkable flavor, it’s the highest quality beef money can buy. Join us soon for an unforgettable dining experience you won’t find anywhere else. Check out our full menu online. Then stop in and indulge yourself with all that our award-winning chefs can prepare for you.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
My husband and I enjoyed the Salmon and prime rib. My daughters had rigatoni and chopped salad. They didn’t enjoy their meals as much as we did. The rigatoni was dry and the salad had too much going on and the flavors werent very good. Also the restaurant was kinda loud. There were people with their cell phones on speaker phone a few tables away and the whole restaurant got to hear their conversation. It was very busy and we had trouble getting our drinks refilled. But overall we were happy with the experience and would go again in the future if we stay at PM again. We wanted to go to the buffet but it was closed due to CoVid-19.
As always the food and the service was outstanding! Love this place.
Love it at AJ steaks are the best! The service was wonderful.
I ordered my food and my husband ordered his. He ordered 2 skewers of shrimp and I was given one of his on top of my steak. I am allergic to seafood. Steak was not cooked done enough. Had to get my dessert to go. Couldn't eat it in the restaurant caise they were closing.
The worse prime rib I have ever had. Told wait staff, offered a free desert, which we did, but a $6 desert for $24 steak, not a good exchange. One staff member offered to have a rib eye cooked after my husband had finished his meal.
Was very disappointed.
A very fun experience for us after being at home with COVID for months. The food and service were excellent. What really stood out for us was Seth, the bartender. He went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. The lady taking reservations was able to delay our time in order for our daughter to join us. After we ate, we went outside to watch the horses race. We had a fabulous evening!
Not worth the $. Steak wasn't done the way I ordered it, waiter was very apologetic, my husband was done eating before I started. Anytime your paying $30 plus for a steak, waiter should probably have you cut into it when serving it.
I had to send my food back twice once cause my fiance ordered shrimp and they put it on my steak. I allergic to seafood them they didn't get the right temperature of my steak. Service was good.
As always, AJ's was perfect! Never disappointed with service or food.
Josh was a fun bartender & Brandon, our waiter is the best! Fun evening & good food!
Food was great and our waitress was super friendly
The rib-eye was fatty but everything else was good.
Very quiet. Not busy but we went early.
They have great beef tenderloin medallions De Burgo. We always eat there after playing a few games upstairs. Always good!
Food was excellent...the servers were inexperienced and unaware of who ordered what. What a shame...the food was really good...as well it should be for the price!
Great food, great service, and great atmosphere! Highly recommend this place, some of the best steaks in Des Moines.
It is a lovely place to have a quiet, quality dinner. Not cheap, but worth it.
Kayla is the best server! Dinner and food was beyond amazing. Everything about this place was superb. A must!
Great experience at AJ's. Food was great as always and they had some new things on their menu. The hand-breaded mozzarella was a great start. You can tell these did not come pre-frozen, but rather were made on site and the marinara dipping sauce was also clearly homemade. Prices have gone up, but they have everywhere! Great service and staff were masked and sanitizing, paper menus, tables socially distanced, etc.
$38 filet was truck stop quality, very disappointing. Overall please with the experience.
Love love love AJ’s. I have never had a bad meal or service. Repeat customer numerous times! Highly recommend!!
Great quick service Food was great and our waiter was quick with refills
Had shrimp cocktail and filet medallions. Shrimp cocktail and the salad that came with the meal had just about filled me up even before my medallions and mashed potatoes arrived. Staff was attentive, polite, and professional. Cost comparable to other steak houses.
AJ’s is always a good option at Prairie Meadows. Service has been slow the last couple of times we have went. Kitchen staff was yelling at each other.
It was and hour before our food came out. Salmon had no flavor, the 3 pick deburgo was just so so. The rigatoni was good. Wedge salad gets smalller everytime I visit.
Seth the bartender/waiter did a great job!
Before the COVID closing and then Friday the food has not been up to expectations. Use to be my favorite restaurant. The steaks before they changed them were great. Now not impressed.
Really good food service was excellent!! Everything was wonderful for a night out with my husband
Food was over cooked. Took to long to get food out. Server hardly came around.
After allowing us to make a reservation and coming in from out of town, they were closed. Wish they would have updated their open table so we could have had dinner when we got to down. We always enjoy AJs and this was a disappointment
We have celebrated our birthdays here the last 5 years and are consistently impressed with our food and service. It never falters no matter what changes may have occurred. This time however the dessert was over the top!! Ceam brulee outstanding, and the chocolate moose unbelievable and presentation amazing!!
Quiet family dinner with great atmosphere, excellent service and food done to perfection! Thank you for making it special. Highly recommend!!!
I had the medallions de burgo and my husband had prime rib. Both were cooked as requested. I tried my husband’s prime rib. It was the first one I have ever wished I had ordered instead!!!! Delicious! Seasoned and cooked! Can’t wait to come back to have the prime rib! I have tasted just about all of them in town, not one would I consider ordering until now!
It’s always been a perfect evening!
Fantastic food great service really enjoyed my night out
The server was wonderful, in fact all staff were great. The restaurant itself was very nice, tastefully decorated and had a nice relax upscale feel. Our appetizer was good and salads and bread were delicious. I ordered the stuffed chicken and it was delicious! The garlic mash was amazing! However, my husband ordered the stuffed pork chop, the flavors were great, but the meat was over cooked and somewhat dry, leaving it a bit difficult to cut and chew. Overall we had a wonderful meal, and were impressed with the staff and the restaurant as a whole. However, we were just a bit disappointed with the dry pork, hence why we did not give all 5 stars
They were unprepared for our reservation so we waited an additional 20 minutes. There were several open tables but we were told they were also reserved. Food was pretty good but for the price there is better in the dsm area. The ambiance is very nice but doesn’t always match the clientele from the casino.
Food was very subpar for the price. Steak was over cooked, the mash potatoes were like wallpaper paste. The appetizers were delicious.
Service was great!!! Food was ok... 1st off we had crab cakes they were good the very dry. I ordered the special for Valentine's Day which was really good, Asparagus was not cooked it was very hard and cold My husband had the prime rib the came out medium and it was cold. They tried to tell us as the way prime rib comes out I am a cook and I know better. The heat it up to a very Luke warm sort of. For the quality of food that we received at night I don't know if the price was right you guys do a very good job I'm never been disappointed there before. We said something to the manager and she didn't really do anything. We do have to say our service was really good our waitress she was the older lady that was their very good very attentive.
Some upcharges seemed unnecessary for the value received, ie. $10.00 for a share plate and additional fee for a ceasar salad which did not seem that much more inclusive than the side salad my wife ordered.
We would not mind paying a bit more, but not little charges here and there for items that could be easily
included. It seems that many restaurants these days nickle and dime their customers for little extras when the truly fine dining establishments simply include those at no additional cost.
Went there for Valentine's date. Overcooked my steak twice. 1st time it was well done. 2nd time it came out medium. I ordered medium rare.
My only complaint is we asked to switch from a table to a booth and we were told no because we didn't
ask for it in our reservation. Never had that before at any restaurant we been too! We were there for 2 hours and there were several booths still empty the whole time. Not sure if we will come back because of that. (we wanted booth because we had a small child with us and we wouldn't have needed a booster seat).
Food and our server was great. Not so much in accommondating our needs. This was our first time at AJ's.
Hostesses at desk seemed confused and they let us set for 20 minutes waiting for our table to be cleared.
I had to go to desk 2nd time apparently they forgot about us. I will recommend because our food was good and our server was awesome but will give our opinion on the rest.
AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 957-3535.
AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino is rated 4.5 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.
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