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
Outstanding food and service. Will definitely come again!
We chose Fresko based on reviews and the menu, but the reviews didn't match our experience. The kitchen was backed up by 30 minutes even though we had a reservation and were on time. Service was very friendly. But the food was disappointing. The scallops were not seared properly, the cauliflower gratin was cold, and the "spicy greens" looked like they'd been under the warmer for a very long time. They were actually brown, not green. The steak sandwich had nice flavor but was a little skinny on steak. On a positive note, the wings were very good - they had a Mediterranean rub on them and were served with tzatziki dipping sauce that everyone loved. The lamb pita wrap was also very flavorful. The sandwiches all came with roasted potatoes that our teens preferred to fries so that was a hit. Overall, we expected better. We were seated in the very back of the restaurant - concrete floors, fake picture of a fire showing on a mounted TV - super loud and no ambiance whatsoever. We were there 2 hours and the food and vibe just didn't match up to the bill. We won't go back.
Fantastic food and the staff were all great!
Was quite pleased with Fresko! The atmosphere is beautiful, and if there must be TVs as part of the dining experience, having them set to a crackling fire or Bob Ross is a fun whimsical touch. Love the diversity of the menu, and the creative approaches to aspects such as GF, vegetarian, and low-carb options, which were better than many other restaurants in town. Sea scallops, chicken caprese, seared sesame tuna, and various salads were our selections, along with some innovative cocktails and a scrumptious molten lava cake dessert, and everything was original, well-made, and delicious. There were a few service hiccups, but nothing so major that couldn't be remedied quickly. We had reservations at 6 pm, and enjoyed a nice conversation with our guests until about 7pm. Then, the noise level tripled, and by 8, it was a cacophony. So get there early if you want a more mellow dining experience with conversation over fine food in a lovely setting.
The service was terrific. Wednesday evenings are half-price wine nights for wines under $50. Everything was excellent. We had an appetizer, salad, and a flatbread pizza. Was very busy, but staff seemed to be handling it well.
We appreciated the chef coming to our table to confirm how we wanted our salmon prepared.
The creative and expansive menu has something for every appetite at the table.
Excellent service, recommended appetizer was on point, and everybody was pleased in our party. We will not hesitate to return!
Great food and excellent service!
Waiter was great, food was quite good; however, the potatoes (I had the eggs your way brunch) were too salty. Tables are a little narrow, and I found I was crowding the waitstaff a bit as they exited the kitchen.
Great place for a business lunch or team outing. Food was outstanding, service impeccable, and prices reasonable. Would highly recommend.
The best food in Des Moines
I was able to bring my parents and the service and food was amazing! One recommendation would be for the Coffee to be hotter when served. So enjoyed our time!!!
I can't really say much more than what I have already about how nice this place is to sit and eat. The service is great and the food is fantastic as usual. It is definitely a go to when it comes to steak sandwiches as well. I would certainly recommend to people to reserve a table and look forward to a nice lunch or dinner with a great atmosphere. You cannot go wrong here.
Great food and beverage with outstanding wait staff
Our server, Andrea was amazing!
We had a great time. Our servers had great recommendations. The lobster raviolis had hardly any lobster. Drinks were amazing. Desert was beautiful but lackluster. We would for sure go eat here again
The food was very good but the service was awful. Will never go back because of the service
Great service. Great atmosphere. Wonderful options.
Great presentation of delicious food and drinks. Various rooms offered different atmospheres-we enjoyed smaller quiet room. My salad and flatbread were great.
I appreciate the menu options and the ability to make certain items gluten free.
There isnsomething for everyone here.
Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back!
We were celebrating our friends birthday. It was a fun time. Everyone enjoyed their food.
Food was very good. Disappointed Happy Hour does not apply to the restaurant dining area. We came early for that. They also sit people on top of each other. Loved the food, disappointed in a few things which impacted some of the experience. Thanks for asking
Wonderful food and fun vibe! Fun for a date night or with friends
The food was delicious and service was great! I would highly recommend Fresko for your next night out.
Great staff, and very good food. I was surprised that Brunch was available until 2:00 p.m. So I dove into a noon crab cake Egg Benedict. On a previous lunch I had their Sushi, and it too was fabulous.
Finally, I can't say enough about the staff. Very attentive, and helpful in making suggestions for my group of 5.
Don't miss this place!
Great food and service
Food was delicious!
Service was great! We loved ALL of the food including desserts. The lavender lemonade martini is a new fav, it was amazing!
This is twice in the last two weeks that you had big parties in house and we had to wait over an hour for our meal.
Last evening, we also felt like the overall quality of the food was down as well.
At this point we will hesitate to visit or recommend you to a friend without asking if you are hosting any big parties for the evening?
It’s a fun happy place, but I was hoping for amazing food. Instead, I had good food. Had the chicken caprese sandwich with roasted potatoes. The flavor of the potatoes didn’t work well with the flavors in the sandwich. Honestly, some good old-fashioned fries would have been better. Nice wine selection, though.
Just awesome food, loved the bacon pizza, banana bread French toast (ask for a side of homemade whipped cream) and beet salad. Great atmosphere and outstanding service.
Food was delicious. It came out quite fast, granted we ate a bit earlier so it wasn’t super busy. Staff was all very nice. Danny in particular treated us very well and gave great pointers and suggestions.
Great food, great service, very nice place for dinner. I would highly recommend Fresko
The atmosphere was awesome! A very Cosmopolitan feel, lively and vibrant.
Fantastic food and service. The restaurant was well appointed. Well done.
Taco Tuesday was a great value & very tasty. My dinner partner had a sandwich and the potatoes (not FF) were amazing!
Fresko offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 630-7009.
Fresko is rated 4.6 stars by 443 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.