- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Love the farm to table theme with a rotating seasonal menu. The food was fresh, outstanding and unique. Every bite was an explosion of flavor with an original spin. The wine our waiter recommended complimented our meal perfectly.
And, to top it off our anniversary dinner, we received flutes of champagne to go with our delicious dessert!
We definitely will be back for another visit. Looking forward to the next menu!
Was really excited for Mother’s Day brunch, but it ended up very disappointing. 90% of our food was cold when it was brought out, the coffee was luke warm and for dessert was a sliver of a slice. Based on the prices and reviews I expected more.
Hello - Thank you for your honest review. We apologize for the issues you experienced at our busy Mother's Day brunch. We hope you'll give us another chance for lunch or dinner. - HoQ Team
Birthday celebration. The food was very delicious, but sirloin streak was tough.
Went here with another couple and our tastes are all different, but everyone was very satisfied. Everything was delicious and the staff was amazing.
We will return!!
Amazing, amazing, and yet again- amazing
They treated us like family and accommodated every need
Food was not up to standard. Limited menu choices/ options - small portions. Steak and shrimp entree was a 2 oz steak and 1 piece of shrimp.
It was the best restaurant experience I have ever had. Was there for an anniversary and they made us feel so special. It's easily our new favorite restaurant.
Thank you for a great BIRTHDAY! The food was outstanding and the service could not be beat!
The food was delicious and our waiter was so helpful. I appreciated the clearly labeled vegan and vegetarian options!
Menu was pretty limited but that is not uncommon in farm to fork eateries - the wait staff was not sensitive to dynamics of guests dining and interrupted several time to ask about meal satisfaction, did we have enough time for menu review - did we want wine, do u want coffee, etc - all good questions but not just blurted out as we were trying to converse , better to stand at the side of the table to let guests know they need to pay attention - salmon presentation was fun and meat was nicely prepared but not very flavorfu l(veggies served along side were wonderful) - also GF chocolate cake was a disappointment - too dry - just had a similar dish the night before at another restaurant and their was spectacularly tasty and moist -all in all I will not be back soon as there r a number of venues that do a better job such as Alba which has a similar vibe.
Great local fare with excellent service!
I enjoyed the experience very much. I especially loved the fact that they serve local and natural products. I can't stress that enough. We had a beef burger which we thoroughly enjoyed. The veal though, was not as good. Would definitely recommend.
First time eating at HoQ and what a great experience. Amazing food - the burnt carrots were delicious. Great service. Tables very spaced out which allowed it to feel more private. Would absolutely go back.
The service was fine. However the kitchen did not communicate with the servers, my meal was made incorrectly, instead of 86ing the meal, and when I asked for a different meal the worst Steak I have ever had was given to me. It was chewy, poorly seasoned, and lack luster. Poorly seasoned describes the entire experience. Also, my date and I were ill that evening after our meal. I wouldn't wish this meal experience on my worst enemy. My dog seemed to like the steak, but was also sick the following day....
We celebrated our anniversary and It was such a great experience. The staff made us feel welcome and special, specially our server David. He did such an amazing job ensuring we had a pleasant dinner experience. We love this place and highly recommend it to celebrate your special day. Thank you everyone at HoQ for everything.
Our waiter was personable and we enjoyed him very much. The hostess and other staff members were friendly and did an excellent job making our evening out special. The food was excellent. I had the Mediterranean bowl and it was delicious, not too overbearing with spices. My husband had the Beef Wellington and the meat was so tender and flavorful.
This restaurant is like no other for every occasion. Every aspect, from food to service to ambience is superb! We absolutely love this place! It is a must-visit venue! Thank you!
Great experience and the food was spot on. We will definitely be going back!
HoQ was awesome! With the prices being on the more expensive end I was worried that it wasn’t going to be worth it but it totally was. The tender loin was cooked perfectly and the lamb fell off the bone. Chef Hoque clearly knows what he’s doing, Every dish from the Amuse-bouche to dessert was flavorful and well balanced. Every dish was exactly the right portion not overwhelming you with food, but you definitely felt full at the end of the meal. I was worried that eating dine in with covid would feel uncomfortable and irresponsible but actually the staff all followed Covid protocols and the tables were spaced with plenty of room. The service was excellent and I look forward to going back for more in the future.
Excellent service and wine list. The steak and lamb dishes were delicious. Seasoning was spot on and portions were generous. They use local producers which they list on the menu. This restaurant is a hidden gem.
The food was really yummy. The food came out appropriately temperate. The atmosphere was really nice. We love the combination of flavors. We are always surprised.
Took the Fiance out for a valentine's day dinner. Neither of us have been to HoQ before and it came recommended by a good friend. We were both on cloud 9 througout the entire meal and evening. Food was fantastic service was great place was busy but quiet would go here again just for a regular meal, had a great time all in all
We had a delightful time at HoQ. From the moment we arrived until we left everyone was attentive and the food was amazing!
Food was amazing. Think the kitchen was a bit in the weeds, big lag between courses. Will definitely go back
Thank you for your review and for visiting us on one of our busiest weekends! We hope you'll come again soon, we appreciate your support. - HoQ
We ordered the cocktail pairing and the drinks came 5-10 minutes after our food came. The portions were really small. The best part of our meal was the mushroom bisque. Staff just seemed really rushed.
Thank you for your review and for giving us a try on our busy Valentine's Day weekend. We apologize for the timing issues, as that is not our standard. You did indeed catch us on our busiest night in a year. We hope you'll let us serve you again soon – HoQ
I usually love dining at HoQ. They couldn’t handle the Valentines weekend diners. Service was sloppy and unprofessional and the crab cake entree was more like a dollop of crab. My husband’s tenderloin was nicely portioned. I’ll be back to try again. Disappointing for a special evening
Thank you for giving us a try on our busy Valentine's Day weekend. We apologize for your experience. We have high standards for our service and food, and we hope you'll give us a chance to serve you again soon. - HoQ
Good experience overall, enjoyed the food (limited menu for Valentine’s Day) and a fun concept. Didn’t blow my mind with the dishes but would come back for the experience and see the normal menu.
We found a creative menu and had a nice time. Highly recommended.
They use locally-sourced ingredients when they can get them.
Very good meal and very friendly service. The menu and wines by the glass are a bit limited, but that’s understandable for a small restaurant trying to do their best during the pandemic. I felt safe throughout the experience. Very high standards of cleanliness. I would return.
Super great. Music could stand to be turned up a notch or two to prevent me from hearing everything from the nearest table and vise versa.
Had no trouble getting the reservation. This is a very clean establishment from what we saw. Our server was kind. Our food was a good temperature. Thought the pricing was high for the food, however, during this time of COVID I am ok with paying more to help out our restaurant owners. For two of us, with 20% tip, we paid just over $100 and that was with tea and no alcohol. We did have two appetizers and two dinners. The chef sent out a taster plate which was a nice surprise. I recommend that you give them a try!! We will go back.
Great food and drinks. Would go back
My server was helpful in making sure all of my allergies were addressed so I could enjoy my wonderful meal without any worries. I also would highly recommend the flourless chocolate torte.
We had never heard of this restaurant before, but saw it listed on one of the Des Moines top restaurants lists and thought it was worth a try. We loved everything about it. The food was delicious and a generous amount. The wine recommendation from our waitress was perfect and the service was top notch. We will be back again, for sure!
The butternut squash soup was wonderful as usual. I love the farm to table because you can tell the food is fresh. Seems like you're eating food that just came from your own garden.
Food was alright but I expected better for what we paid.
Thank you for your review and for visiting us on New Year's Eve. We apologize your experience was lacking. Our prices reflect our farm-to-table philosophy. They allow us to support local, small businesses and farmers and create every dish from scratch. We hope you'll visit us again soon to give us another chance to serve you - thank you for your support!
The New Year’s Eve meal was good, but the dessert was lackluster. Overall, the price was too high for the meal that was provided.
Hi there, Thank you for your honest review of your experience and for your support on our busy NYE night. We apologize you didn't thoroughly enjoy everything. We choose every ingredient thoughtfully and create every dish from scratch, which allows us to support local small businesses and small farmers. Our prices reflect this. We hope you'll allow us to serve you again soon!
Food and service were excellent! Such a great place!!
Due to COVID, we do not eat indoors at restaurants. It goes without saying that we have truly missed elegant indoor dining. Thankfully, HOQ has an incredible outdoor eating option. We were thrilled beyond belief to be seated in an outdoor alcove that accommodated my family of 4. We had 2 free standing heaters placed beside us and we were so toasty that we took our coats off!!!! On top of that, the food was divine. We will be back!!!! So incredibly thankful for HOQ and their stellar hospitality.
HoQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 244-1213.
HoQ is rated 4.7 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.
HoQ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://hoqtable.com/giftcards/.
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.