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Americana - Des Moines

605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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The Americana in Des Moines is a restaurant and lounge that serves cocktails, pasta, salads and sandwiches with a cabaret vibe. Guests can also stop in for the bombshell brunch, which offers 30 different items, a grilled cheese station and a potato bar. Don't forget to add the bottomless mimosa and bloody Mary bar to complete the brunch experience.

The Americana menu includes share plates with lamb skewers, Asian lettuce wraps, truffle fries, American nachos and much more. Enjoy entrées that include grilled sirloin, the loaded rib eye and the Boursin NY strip, all made from pure Omaha Black Angus beef. Make sure to check out the Americana signature dishes like the lamb chops and bacon wrapped meatloaf for even more options.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(515) 283-1312
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dan Warren
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Private party facilities
Our various dining areas provide a beautiful setting for any occasion and can be customized to accommodate up to 60 guests for a seated meal or 150 for a cocktail reception. We also offer a variety of off site catering options.
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Private party contact
Alicia V.: (515) 283-1312
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Cross street
15th Street
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Parking details
Metered street parking is available on Grand, Locust, 15th, and 13th. There are also 10 hour meters on Walnut St. All meters are free after 6:00 pm. The lots directly east, west, and south of the restaurant are available FREE to guests after 5 pm. Additionally, there is the Allied Parking Ramp located at 12th and Mulberry, available all day, free after 8:00 pm. The Nationwide Skywalk is open until 2 am.
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Public transit
Des Moines DART Downtown Shuttle Service makes frequent stops through downtown Des Moines throughout the day and into the evening.
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The restaurant, located downtown, provides a panoramic view of the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden. Americana is a short distance from The Temple for Performing Arts, as well as the Des Moines Civic Center.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGabbie (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 22, 2015

Our service at American was amazing. My mom and I were celebrating our birthdays and the little birthday cakes were so adorable and delicious! The brunch selection was great - this time they had chicken tenders, which were AMAZING, especially with that spicy BBQ sauce that went with them. I hope they have the tenders every time! The cheesy potatoes were also a hit at my table, and the biscuits and gravy are always a must get. Bacon could have been crispier.

StkLvr (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

Everything else was really good, I would say that the dessert, chocolate something was awesome. The service was as good as fine dining.

JJ50309 (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

Excellent dinner and service as always! We enjoy it each and every visit!

luvcentros (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

Everything was great :) wide variety of brunch food !! My only con is that it could have been a little hotter. But will definitely be back:)

12345 (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

this is only my 2nd time at Americana, i would love to eat there more often but money is tight. my boyfriend and i ate there on valentine's for dinner, we also ate at Americana last year as well for Valentine's day, this is a new tradition of ours :)

food was amazing!! best steak ever!! and Americana isnt even a steak house, no fat on my steak what so ever, the moscow mules are awesome, over all a great place to go on a date or to take the family

jeffbeckinc (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2015

Lovely place, highly recommend it for a couple outing or with a group of friends. The Turtle Smore dessert is amazing

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2015

Very nice setting for our romantic Valentine dinner. Our food was outstanding, like always at Americana!

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2015

Food was very slow at coming to the table. That is all I have to say. But I will keep typing to make a 50 word review which in itself is quite annoying.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

Booked our reservations online, very simple. Got there went upstairs into the more romantic of the seating area for dinner & the service was great. Not to mention the food too!

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

I always enjoy the food and service and atmosphere at Americana. I hate sitting in the table/booth seats. Always seem like you're dining with others and hard to talk with the person you came with. Makes what should be a great dinner less than stellar.