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We had a wonderful dinner. They knew it was our anniversary and brought us champagne on the house. Our meal was outstanding. We both had steaks, mashed potatoes, and Brussel sprouts. One of the best bone in ribeyes I have had. Finished with lava cake and ice cream. Great dining experience. MoreOpenTable Diner -
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Park Street Kitchen is an all day dining concept featuring local ingredients and products, simply prepared and professionally serviced. The soul of this restaurant and the Chef's inspiration is anchored in the abundance of regional foods produced and raised locally. The menu features wholesome and hearty fare, using tried and true recipes and methods. More
Sam & Gabe's at The Lyon is an upper casual restaurant with an Italian flare located in the bottom floor of an apartment building . Enjoy the great view of the Downtown Des Moines skyline while you dine. The menu offers a large variety from steaks and seafood to pasta and pizza. Sam & Gabe's also offers a full bar focusing on craft cocktails and wines from around the world. Open for dinner with additional space for private events.More
Vino209 Wine Cafe is a hip and cool wine cafe located in Historic Valley Junction. We offer a wide variety of wine offered by the glass, bottle and for take-out purchase. We have seating for up to 70 guests complete with a private party room available for groups up to 20 guests. For groups over 6 or private parties please contact us at 515-255-1209 for a reservation.
We offer live Music on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 and "Wine Wednesday" from 5-7 with FREE wine samples.
Happy Hour 4-6 Monday-Saturday with food, beer and wine specials.
Our food menu is simple, but tasty - here is just a sample of our options:
Salads, Sandwiches, Soups, Truffle Grilled Cheese, Paninis
Items to share: Bruschetta, Blooming Cheve, Truffle Popcorn and more!
Bread & Oil, Olives, Meat & Cheese
Beer & Craft beers
Coffee, Tea & Espresso
Discover Downtown Des Moines
Des Moines, nestled deep in the heartland of Iowa, is a surprisingly great place to find new American cuisine. Native-born Iowans and recent immigrants have combined their cultures to create fusion flavors like Polynesian pizza and Asian tacos from the highest quality ingredients. Downtown Des Moines has steakhouses that have high-quality Midwestern beef sitting right next to some of the heartland's best produce. Whether you prefer modern takes on pizza, seafood or pub food, head down East Court Avenue or Locust Street to try some incredible restaurants. Along the river, you can find bars and brewpubs for spending a casual night out.