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Diners' Choice: Most Booked restaurants in Iowa

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the most booked restaurants in Iowa? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 500,000 new global diner reviews from the past month. We sort the results by location to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Clive restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1070)
$30 and under
American
Clive
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
TrishaNvip
Dined 2 days ago
We were moving from the area and wanted one more time going to Coopers Hawk for dinner with dear friends. The server was prompt , our food was delicious for all four of us and we had a relaxing and memorable evening. Thank you.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Des Moines restaurant
4.6
4.6 (736)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, each seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. We invite you to join us in West Des Moines, IA!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great experience for my husband’s birthday and our anniversary. For special occasions where you want to be spoiled - definitely the place to go 😊
A photo of The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines restaurant
4.7
4.7 (733)
$30 and under
American
Des Moines
About the restaurant
The Stuffed Olive is about the entire “Martini & Tapas Experience.” From your favorite classics to new and exciting blends you’ve never seen before, you’re sure to find a cocktail to love on our vast martini menu. Add a warm, comfortable atmosphere, great wines, beers and top-shelf spirits, and The Stuffed Olive will become your favorite place to start, end or spend your entire evening. Our tapas menu offers appetizer-sized portions of globally influenced entrees, for a sampling and sharing dining experience. Pair tasty tapas with your favorite martini for happy hour, dinner or a late-night snack. We welcome you to sit back, relax, enjoy great food, good conversation and your favorite martini. Welcome to the Stuffed Olive!
Top review
FoodieWino
Dined 2 days ago
The new place is amazing. There is so much space and tables were perfectly spaced without being on top of a neighboring table. Our waitress was Grace, and she was perfectly accommodating and hospitable. The food quality has not dropped, that cauliflower was amazing, and I don't even like cauliflower. My only "complaint" was the blue chair, as beautiful as it was, I was not comfortable in it. Overall, this place is a 10/10!
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1796)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Reserve Your Table with us today.
Top review
GeneRvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
We enjoyed a relaxing dinner on the Patio at Firebirds. Our server was friendly and available, making sure the pace of the meal was to our liking. It was. The food was great, as always.
A photo of Fresko restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1135)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Des Moines
About the restaurant
“Fresko” meaning “fresh” inspires our creation of seasonal menus made from locally sourced ingredients. Fresko makes natural food from the bounty of Iowa farms whenever possible. The culinary team prepares product from start to finish applying natural time honored techniques with care at every step. This enriches the flavorful and nutritious product we serve and benefits our community. Fresko believes we are what we eat and eating well means living well.

Fresko features a splendid assortment of original cocktails with a deep spirits menu and a beer program with sixteen beers on tap in addition to bottles and cans. Fresko's wine menu focuses on quality selections at a great value to our guests.

Top review
BrandiBvip
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
The blackened salmon was outstanding! Great flavor, the fish was cooked perfectly, and I loved the pork belly bites with the sweet potatoes. I'll be back just for this dish!
A photo of Eatery A restaurant
4.6
4.6 (524)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Eatery A is Des Moines's destination for Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Perfecting simple dishes that focus on local, quality ingredients, we strive to offer our guests exotic flavor profiles that let the ingredients take center stage.
Top review
TRowvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great wait staff team and the food was delicious. I will bring others back with me!
A photo of 801 Chophouse – Des Moines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3107)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown Des Moines
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, enjoy beautiful views and excellent customer service at 801 Chophouse. We value our guests and want to give you the best dining experience possible. Our restaurant has only prime USDA steaks, paired with innovative side dishes and an award-winning wine selection from around the world to create an upscale dining experience you won't find anywhere else in Iowa. 801 Chophouse is the premier steakhouse in Des Moines and even offers private dining room options. Book a reservation online or via phone today.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious food, as always. Steak was amazing. A little loud in bar area but our back booth was perfect. Wine was fabulous.
A photo of Tupelo Honey - Des Moines restaurant
3.7
3.7 (651)
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Please arrive on time with all members in your party present. We will cancel reservations 15 minutes after the scheduled time. The combining of separate reservations will not be honored. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food was superb!! Such a nice variety of meats, vegetarian, and gluten free foods. Everyone in the party was happy!!
A photo of Ruthie's Steak & Seafood at the Rhythm City Casino restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1518)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Davenport
About the restaurant
Ruthie’s is a high rise, fine dining experience. With a beautiful view (especially during the sunset hours), it’s the perfect place for your next birthday, anniversary, or special occasion meal. Our steak and seafood options are top notch. From lamb to lobster to filet mignon, we only serve the best at our establishment. We even serve gluten and nut free choices, so you won’t have to worry about indulging with us. All you need to bring is good company for a great evening.
Top review
KeithK
Dined 6 days ago
Everything from the servers to the meal was excellent. The desert were outstanding also! Definitely go there again.
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines restaurant
4.9
4.9 (873)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine, or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner, or simply wanting to enjoy an excellent culinary experience - we will create a safe and memorable evening for you. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Everything was fantastic! We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and all of the special touches were so thoughtful. Stephen was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. His menu recommendations were spot on! Thank you so much to the entire staff for making the evening so special.
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