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HoQ, Des Moines, IA

HoQ

4.8
4.8
250 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Welcome to Hoq Restaurant! Experience delicious, sustainable farm-to-table dining in the historic East Village of Des Moines.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 244-1213

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Suman Hoque

  • Private party facilities

    We have one private dining room. It seats up to 35 people and holds up to 60 people for a reception. Please visit hoqtable.com for more information on private events and booking at HoQ.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Des Moines

  • Cross street

    E 5th and Walnut

  • Parking details

    Street Parking as well as a parking garage directly behind our building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Valentine's Day at HoQ will feature an all-new, four-course menu for $85 per person with optional beverage pairings. Grab your special someone, and come celebrate with us on February 14th. This will be the only menu offered that evening. Payment due at restaurant.
  • Spirit Dinner with Revelton Distilling Co.

    $70.00 per person

    Mar 16, 2023 only
    Chef Suman and Revelton Distilling Co. team up for a special spirit dinner featuring a three-course menu, each course with a spirit/cocktail pairing. Payment due at the restaurant on that evening. Tax and gratuity not included in per person price. This event will start at 6 p.m.

Popular dishes

What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    Best Overall

  • Iowa

    Best Food

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Innovative

  • Iowa

    Healthy

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambiance

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Innovative

  • Des Moines

    Healthy

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

  • Des Moines

    Great for fine wines

  • Des Moines

    Romantic

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  1. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, i would highly recommend this restaurant
  2. JK

    JonathanK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Fantastic service and superb cooking.
  3. KB

    KellyB

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, excellent service and good friend… Trifecta of fun!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All awesome, nice quaint restaurant with great food. We will come back again !
  5. CS

    CindyS

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE dinner at HoQ met all our expectations. Amazing food and wine pairings to close out 2022. We are looking forward to more food events in 2023!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    The room was loud, concrete floors and walls made it like a echo chamber. Wait staff was struggling, didn't seem to know what they were doing the whole time. Seemed very mismanaged since we were taking part of a four course meal for News Years. Food was good, but the atmosphere was loud and cramped. Would not recommend to others.

    HoQResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you so much for your honest review and for coming out for our special NYE menu. It's always one of our busiest nights. We're so happy you enjoyed the special menu. We apologize for your experience with atmosphere and service (two things we pride ourselves on), and we hope you will give us another chance on a non-holiday. Thank you for your support! - HoQ Management

  7. JK

    JonathanK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HoQ is fantastic. Highly recommend it. Quality food, excellent preparation, and very good service.
  8. TD

    TeriD

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great night with friends for New Years Eve. Staff was very attentive and friendly!
  9. I

    India

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb!!🥳 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. GM

    GaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very impressed with the food and service. I recommend!
  11. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent Osso Buco, good wine, great appetizers. Dessert was requested to be warmed, and it wasn't. Attentive server, overall, a good evening.
  12. DF

    DevonF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, but not anything super special.

    HoQResponded on December 20, 2022Thank you for your review and for giving us a try! If there's anything specific you'd like to share with us, please don't hesitate to call or email directly. Thank you - HoQ Management 515-244-1213

  13. S

    Sue53

    Des Moines

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried the steak for the FIRST time … EXCELLENT!! The mulled wine with pear vodka = WOW!!!
  14. B

    Brenda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience, cocktails, food and the service was outstanding. Would highly recommend this establishment. We will most definitely be back
  15. DV

    DaleV

    Des Moines

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unique and excellent. The service was prompt and courteous. Beer and wine selections were excellent. It was nice and quiet so we could talk.
  16. KA

    KARENB

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We attended the anniversary dinner. The restaurant looked beautiful and the service was great. The food was very good, apart from the third course, a dry and very bland sort of shredded chicken on a savory waffle. The lamb was outstanding, the chowder was perfect and delicious for a cold evening.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food! My picky husband loved the vegetarian tasting menu as no mushrooms! The soups were out favorite part
  18. LE

    Love2Eat

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visit for the 10th anniversary celebration. Dishes were great and the wine pairings were fantastic!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    10year anniversary dinner - fantastic! The plates were beautiful and delicious! Our server (Taylor, was on point and a pleasure)
  20. MS

    MaryS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a five course meal with perfect wine pairings. Loved all of it. And its farm to table promise was delivered.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic and somewhat unique dining experience that we were not expecting in Des Moines, would highly recommend this spot. Cheese plate and carrots both great apps to start, live the small menu, usually a great sign in a restaurant that size. Service was great with nice wine pairing recommendations, overall a great night!
  22. AM

    AnthonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place. Great food. Cute setup and quality locally sourced foods!
  23. G

    Grant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    HoQ is THE best restaurant in the DesMoines area.
  24. G

    Galsara

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner for our wedding anniversary. The salmon was outstanding and the basil ice cream was a pleasant surprise.
  25. BH

    BarbH

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem! We’ve been here twice and both times the experience was fantastic!
  26. SL

    SLV04

    Columbus

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business dinner for 7, great service and food! Not a huge menu, but a good assortment of food. The IA cheese board was good!
  27. S

    Sue53

    Des Moines

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out with friends, HOQ is ALWAYS a great choice!! Usually have the salmon in paper but tried the steak tonight … YUM!!! The potatoes and the kale & zucchini wete INCREDIBLE!!!!!
  28. S

    Sabera

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd time dinning there and the food is just amazing.
  29. SZ

    StevenZ

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in Des Moines.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe , experience, and food . Will be back again and again
  31. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and overall experience. Highly recommend.
  32. RD

    RonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to HoQ for my wife's birthday celebration. It is great to have a really nice restaurant in Des Moines to splurge a little at. Sarah, the manager made sure everything was just perfect. The little appetizer freebee was a nice surprise. We had the brisket and a steak. Both excellent and well prepared. Dessert was wonderful. There is a nice selection of wines for dinner at HoQ. We will return!
  33. JC

    JustinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, good time had by all. Would definitely recommend.
  34. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinning experience! This is where we go to celebrate.
  35. BW

    BethW

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! One of the best restaurants in Des Moines. Fresh, beautifully crafted food and drinks. My new favorite!!
  36. JM

    JeffM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fabulous and the service very personable. I would go again in a heart beat.
  37. r

    rays58

    Denver

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food and adventurous plates. We also got a few tasters while we awaited our appetizers. Burnt carrots? Yes! Salmon and steak were excellent. Service dipped a little after it got crowded but would certainly return.
  38. EM

    EduardoM

    Tucson

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Modern dining
  39. IF

    IowaFoodie50309

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit back to HoQ since 2020 (we used to live downtown and HoQ was a staple in our dining experiences) and we were immediately reminded why this is such an exceptional restaurant! Our waiter, David, was nothing short of outstanding. He was personable and conversational, anticipated our needs, and made wonderful cocktail and wine recs for our meal. We love that HoQ works with so many local food suppliers (Early Morning Harvest, etc.) A few highlights (included in the photos) were the fried green tomatoes (heirloom and the local Milton cheese were to die for!), chef’s soup and the tenderloin…OMG the TENDERLOIN! If you haven’t been back to HoQ or have never been, make this your next lunch or dinner stop in the East Village - you won’t regret it!
  40. BS

    BarkleyS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome drinks, superb service. Highly recommend. We were back the very next night after our first visit!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

HoQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 244-1213.

HoQ is rated 4.8 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for HoQ

303 E 5th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E 5th and Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking as well as a parking garage directly behind our building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Suman Hoque

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (515) 244-1213

  • Private party facilities

    We have one private dining room. It seats up to 35 people and holds up to 60 people for a reception. Please visit hoqtable.com for more information on private events and booking at HoQ.

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