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Baru 66, Des Moines, IA

Baru 66

4.7
4.7
405 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French Master Chef David Baruthio was born in Colmar, raised and trained in Strasbourg, France. He studied under Michelin starred master chef Hubert Meatz. He has consulted, opened and managed restaurants and hotels in a number of different countries including the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Nepal, Beverly Hills, and most recently Mongolia before arriving in Windsor Heights, IA. He has enjoyed the opportunity to cook for a wide range of people including royalty, celebrities, and world leaders as well as good friends and family. He has been acknowledged with several awards for his work all over the world including a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide in Belgium, James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalist Best New Restaurant USA 2011, and Best Chef Midwest Semi-Finalist 2013.

Baruthio’s passion for fresh and exciting ingredients leads him into their source: nature. He is drawn to mountains, open landscapes and the artisanal family farm where fresh cheeses and wines are made.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Phone number
    (515) 277-6627
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    David Baruthio
  • Private party facilities
    We frequently accommodate private parties and catering within and outside Baru 66. Please contact us for special event menus and private or catered events.
  • Private party contact
    sara@baru66.com: (515) 277-6627
  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Cross street
    66th St.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

What 405 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

405 Reviews
  1. Frunings

    Des Moines

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t wait for the new location!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a birthday and a new career opportunity.

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  3. MichelleS

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Baru 66 is a great hidden gem. The cook makes many appearances throughout the evening and you know you are well taken care of. The space is beautiful and you feel as though you are in Europe.

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  4. CKCA

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Truly unique and a step above most meals. Tasteful music, easy to hear each other.

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  5. nukepwr

    Minneapolis

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the $55 steak frites, first of all $55 for a steak in Des Moines??!! I ordered it med rare with the au poivre sauce. Steak came out raw, slightly browned only. Sauce had 2 peppercorns. Neither was seasoned. Sent steak back, came back 10 mins later we’ll done. Couldn’t eat it. Also asked for bearnaise for the frites, didn’t have any. How does a French restaurant not have bearnaise?? Left hungry and won’t be back

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  6. WDSMGirl

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing! The chef didn't let down from the simple, fresh, decadent dinner rolls to the complex yet home-cooked feel of dessert. I will definitely be returning to Baru 66!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the 6 course tasting and it was amazing

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  8. ChrisK

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yesterday’s tasting meals was one of the best meals I’ve had in my life. Yum

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  9. dianel

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Baru for meeting a friend for what is always truly great food. I am always puzzled as to why they seat diners so close together when there is an opportunity to put them elsewhere.

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  10. ChrisS

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere. The food and service were excellent. We enjoyed the 4 course meal with wine and would reccomend this choice.

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6587 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50324

Additional information

  • Cross street
    66th St.
  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Baruthio
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
  • Phone number
    (515) 277-6627
  • Private party facilities
    We frequently accommodate private parties and catering within and outside Baru 66. Please contact us for special event menus and private or catered events.
  • Private party contact
    sara@baru66.com: (515) 277-6627
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