Irina's Restaurant & Bar

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274 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
Welcome to Irina’s Restaurant and Bar! We are locally family operated neighborhood establishment. We offer Russian-American cousine. For your special event you can reserve our private party room which sets 50 ppl, you can reserve our bar and private booth area with projection TV. We have a full bar with great selection of Russian beer, vodka, extended wine list. Bar open late, happy hour 3pm-6pm.

Our menu design to meet everyone’s taste: we have a traditional american dishes like steaks, pastas, burgers, salads, appetizers and of course our in house specials like beef-stroganov, moscow filet, wellington salmon, st. chicken, pork shashlik and daily specials. Any special requests must be submitted ahead of time.
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Pickypalate
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irina's is the perfect date night spot. The food was amazing, as always. Our service was spot-on from the moment we walked in the door. It is one of our favorite spots for a night out.

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VickiW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was my first experience of eating "dine-in" since early March. Though the tables were spaced out, I was surprised that none of the employees were wearing masks or social distancing. Our food was very good, but our waiter mentioned something about a cook "just disappearing" and that it would take longer. He was right, it did. I will try it again, but probably not until this whole COVID thing passes.

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AshleyV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were there when the head chef walked out. Our food was gross. Took over an hour and a half to get our food. Ended up not having to pay for anything. Thank goodness. Not good first impression that's for sure

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DianeA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal. The Steak De-Burgo melted in my mouth! My son loved his pasta dish. The flavors were complex and delicious. Bonus, our waiter was knowledgable, outgoing and fun. I would highly recommend this local gem.

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CarlaV
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration on the patio

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Laurie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful place and always been wanting to go. Delicious food and great music!! Service was attentive and awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie was amazing! Best service, advice , drinks and food ever!

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DawnL
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All new menu with our favorites gone. Had to branch out a bit. Husband had pork chop, I had chicken in a vodka tomato sauce. Both were very good and the presentation was beautiful. We've never had a bad meal at Irina's. Now to find my new favorite dish there...

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MissyF
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!! We will definitely be going back.

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TiffaniF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vibe in Des Moines! Excellent food and drinks!

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and good service. Enjoyed our time there.

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DanO
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My four kids and I took my dad out for fathers day(night before). My dad is picky but commented that he would go back. One of kids said the mac and cheese with lobster was the best thing ever. Service was outstanding. Only sad thing, two of my kids were looking forward to their favorite desert, creme brulee but they were out of it. So we got some outstanding key lime pie and chocolate cake.

Awesome night!!! Thank you Irina's.

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Kiki
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double date with my sister it was so much fun

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vipChristinaT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks and a really fantastic friendly waiter! Our whole family enjoyed this evening
Consistently good!

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vipGregS
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a new favorite. Awesome food. Mussels were perfect. Crab cakes were spectacular with a very interesting and welcome surprise (order them to find out). Steak de Burgo was perfectly cooked with an awesome sauce. My date loved the cioppino. Mindi was the perfect server - very attentive and great personality. Philip stepped in on several occasions and his professionalism certainly belied his young age. I was shocked to find out they have been here more than 10 years and I had never gone. That will certainly change.

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vipSandraC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here! Service was great! Steak was delicious! Pork wasn’t marinate enough, so don’t recommend bcz it didn’t have any flavor!
I gave 5 stars bcz overall was good!
I recommend the mushrooms as an appetizer!

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ChrisS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

food was better than anticipated although the atmosphere and service were a little different than we expected.

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Torrance
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to take your date. Menu options are delicious.

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MikeH
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great server, Phillip. Very fun experience. Phillip tried to sell me on the lobster Mac and cheese, but I chose the shrimp trio. I received one stuffed shrimp and a beef filet, rather than 3 enormous stuffed shrimp. No wonder the lobster mac and cheese was being offered with such great fervor...

The food was very good. I will be back, but I would prefer to be told that an offering is no longer available, rather than having a substitute brought to me with my date’s finished order. That put pressure on me to take what I was given.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Went on the Saturday after Valentine’s Day. Didn’t know it was a set menu. What we had was great but not what we expected. Now we know to check for special menus on the 2/15 now too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day special menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. We will be back! Best dirty martini in the metro.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Took 30 minutes to get greeted. Was there for 2.5 hrs waiting for drinks and food. Service was just ok. Not worth the money

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Mandy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! My favorite restaurant in town.

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ParkerK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent! Waiter was a bit longer between visits than I would've liked, but when he was there he was excellent and polite. Atmosphere was great, picked up around 6 and got louder, but that is to be expected.

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DeanS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and very good service. Music was too loud to have a conversation.

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed it! Definitely will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have had a better experience. Been wanting to eat here for quite awhile. Finally went for my wife's birthday. Wait staff couldn't have been any better. Attentive, nice and very helpful. Food??? GREAT. I had the aged New York strip steak. Perfect. Wife had the Crispy Salmon. She said it was great. The best thing I could possibly say about Irina's is...we'll be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Had a 6:30 reservation and they were clearing not ready for reservations. We sat at a table in the bar area where a nice lady took our drink orders and told us she would not be our server but would get our drink. 10 min later she cane back with out drinks and our server (new. Second night by himself) and jet us know there was only one bartender. She recommended an vodka Irish shot so we agreed. We received our drinks from server after 20 min then lady that recommended the shots stopped by asking how we liked everything so far. I expressed we were still waiting on shots. She said she’d get them for us. She did pretty prompt and then our appetizer came out which was excellent. The mushrooms. By the way many people that had reservations were very upset waiting in

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MaxC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Excellent food and service, but it took almost an hour to get our order serve.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We waited at least an hour for food. Didn’t like owners coming around and sitting with us making inappropriate comments

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time experience and we were absolutely pleased with our visit.
Such a delightful experience! Alex was our waitress and we could not have asked or hoped for more. Made excellent recommendations, was present but not overbearing, and provided a wonderful service to us. Will be a regular spot for future date nights when Russian cuisine in on our minds!

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BandB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent but service was a little slow. Also we were in the side room which appeared to be an addition and it was a bit chilly compared to the rest of the building.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Irina‘s and we decided we would definitely come back. We ordered a spinach pasta dish with salmon and the osso buco. Both were delicious as were the desserts - cream brûlée and carrot cake. The waitress was very helpful and friendly and the owner actually delivered our food and checked on us several times. The bar area was full and tables had fill up after we arrived, but the noise level was not bad. I would definitely come back and eat here again because there were other dishes on the menu that I wanted to try.

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lthomefoodie
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed an amazing dinner at Iriana's Saturday night. We sat at the bar around 6:30
and had a great evening out. The Steak Deburgo melted in my mouth and they know how to pour a good drink.

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RickM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Food was great! Service was outstanding. I need that blue cheese dressing recipe.

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ZachS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent staff & wonderful food!

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BenjaminP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our waiter was scattered (maybe nervous because it was New Years Eve), missing bringing silverware and drinks but overly apologetic about delays in food (which we expected slower service). Our appetizer was good, however issues with main courses. Duck was incredibly salty, not just me being overly picky - but tasted as though someone way over-salted the meat almost to a point of being inedible. The vegetables that accompanied the dish were stone cold. My partner ordered the boar, which was mostly good except that it was unevenly cooked - some parts close to well done while near the bone it was still blue/raw.

In all, we had high hopes for Irina’s, but it fell hard. Perhaps the entire team was disorganized and stressed because of New Years, but given that they had a greatly reduced menu, one would think it would be one they could execute.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Limited menu for New year's Eve. Food was cold. Ordered steak and was told I can get it medium rare or well done, no in between because the waiter didn't want to upset the cook. Watched the owner's go around to all the tables asking how things were but completely ignored us

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Irina's Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 331-0399.

Irina's Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 274 OpenTable diners.

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