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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
White wine, Spanish chorizo, garlic, cilantro, chili butter, grilled bread
Braised, sweet wine risotto, arugula, cherry tomatoes
Tito's Handmade vodka, lavender simple, lemon juice
Got the brunch. The eggs were surprisingly bland. I'd say IHOP is more flavorable, so that was a disappointment. I had to ask for salt and pepper and syrup, which seemed odd. Fun vibe and lots of drink options. Music was a constant, revolving nightclub sound that got annoying after awhile, especially for brunch. I'll try it again for happy hour.
Dante was wonderful. We appreciated his service and friendly conversation. Made great recommendations. Food was delicious and made to order. Drinks were delicious. Thought the cold brew cocktail was small for $10 but the bottomless minions bar made up for it! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great brunch l. Recommend sitting in the bar area if you have a smalll party as the seating configuration was more spacious!
Everything was wonderful. One of the best restaurants in Des Moines.
Great food, drinks and service! Awesome experience will definitely be back
Had some really great dishes (Short Rib pasta, Octopus), and some disappointments (steak). Our server was excellent.
Manager was strange. We arrived 25 minutes early, and were told that despite there being over 30 empty tables that we couldn't be seated. Then people who didn't have reservations came after us and were seated immediately (the explanation being it was to manage their staff's work). So finally we asked if we could sit at the bar and were allowed to.
If the place gets customer focused management, then it could be very good.
Overall wonderful. It should be noted the hostesses were a little rigid on giving us the dinner menu. We had lunch menu at 4:52 on the table. We requested looking over the dinner menu.They said they couldn’t give us the dinner menus until five. Our server of course kindly gave us the dinner menu.
Server was good and friendly. I think Dante. Half chicken was so good. Hubby sushi and drinks good too. We'll be back!
Service was awesome. Food was great. Would highly recommend.
Great place for a business lunch! Would highly recommend.
Great food, drinks, service and ambience. Highly recommend.
Excellent brunch! There were 8 in our party, we ordered eggs, skillets, french toast & crepes - everyone raved their plate was the best.
Had a wonderful evening, great service, great food no it was all SUPER!
The NYE menu had an excellent selection… The lamb and chicken were superb!
Our server was incredible.
The fish tacos are delicious! Great service!
The food, the wine, the cocktails… all magnificent. It appears they transplanted a posh restaurant from LA or NYC downtown. The lobster roll… it alone was worth the flight from San Diego!
Wonderful service, tuna tartare appetizer was great, roasted chicken entree was amazing!
Great place with awesome food and beverages. We will be back!
Fantastic food and amazing waitstaff.
Pre Christmas dinner with family. It was a busy night for the staff, but they did a great job of keeping up. The food and drinks were fabulous. Looking forward to to our next dining experience at Fresko
This was an impeccable dining experience. We ordered the half roasted chicken and the hanger steak; they were well seasoned packed with flavor and juicy meat.
They took gluten and dairy intolerances seriously and could not be more thankful. Will definitetly go back and make this our go to place.
Fresko is one of my favorite restaurants in Des Moines. Service is always great. Food is delicious and they have a lot of variety.
Overall our party of 8 was very disappointed in our experience at Fresko. We’d heard such great things and reserved a table for my daughter’s 21st birthday, expecting a lovely experience. Not quite. The ambience is terrible: quite bright overhead lighting which felt like a cafeteria, ugly brown booths and plain tables, stark walls, and the restaurant was crowded and loud. Our food was hit and miss. Brisket nachos and smoked wings were good. Flatbreads were a disgrace. They had obviously been sitting under heat lamps for hours and were dry, tasteless and one was burned. Steak sandwiches were tough. The only good dish was the hanger steak. Wine and cocktails were also a miss! The Pinot Noir was average and the lavender lemonade cocktail reminded me of cleaning fluid. Yuck!
Our server was lovely (I wish I’d caught his name, as he did a great job and is the only reason I am giving any stars). I would not go back for a special occasion of any kind. Very disappointed that this was our experience for my dear daughter’s 21st birthday.
Ambiance was wonderful, staff super friendly. Food was outstanding! Our table was looked over for almost 30 minutes before we talked with the hostess and a server finally came over. We think it was just a miscommunication on who was responsible for us :) Once corrected, everything was quick and delicious! Will definitely be back!
I added another person to our reservation and they were able to accommodate us. Our table ordered a variety of menu items and no one was disappointed. The short rib tacos were fabulous!
Service was good! Food was delicious maybe a little overpriced for what it was. Had the Buffalo Ribeye. The protein was prepared very well but the veggies were not the best. They have a broad menu to having burgers and nachos to well prepared seafood and steak with good presentation and interesting pallet pairings.
Excellent as always!! Service was awesome, Tory was very attentive!
A bit loud if you’re trying to have quiet conversation, but the food is spectacular! And the restaurant is very trendy and cool.
Love Fresko! This is my go-to spot for business casual lunches.
Loved the menu, ambiance and the service was good. Reserved a table for 5 of us wanting to be sure we did not overwhelm staff as well as 'manage' crowds. Had no idea that Happy Hour prices would not apply if we had a table. Disappointing.
Great food, service was over the top too. Lots of food options and full drinks menu.
We chose Fresko for a girls' Christmas party. It was perfect. Food was excellent. Service was superb. Drinks were YUMMY.
Everything was excellent-from cocktails to menu options to food. I highly recommend Fresko-and will certainly be back.
Once a year holiday gathering. When food was served it was lukewarm to cold like it had been sitting a while before it was served. Every other time we have been there it was always spot on
The food and service were both great. I am somewhat disappointed because I called a few days before my reservation to add two more people and was told “we can’t even spare a chair” even though the entire back room was empty with close to 40 open seats.
Amazing food!! First time here and will definitely be back. Steak was done perfectly!
Wonderful lunch experience! Our group ordered a variety of delicious lunch entrees.
Fresko has a very good gluten free option. I think the sushi and tacos are excellent.
Fresko offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 630-7009.
Fresko is rated 4.7 stars by 536 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.