Mulberry Street Tavern

4.5
145 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Mulberry Street Tavern brings a fresh yet nostalgic vibe to Downtown Des Moines. Once a hub for the city transit, it is now adorned with rich woods, leather, and a zinc bar that create a warm and timeless social destination. The open-hearth kitchen produces shareable worldly tavern fare and hearty entrees with the hands down best burger in Des Moines. Perfect classic cocktails, eclectic award-winning wines, and interesting regional and foreign beers accompany the all-day dining destination. *Please note that we serve a limited pub menu only, on Sunday and Monday. Apologies, but we do to take reservations for parties over eight. Outdoor seating is first come - first served, please.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ADay
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good environment. Just off Court street but worth the walk

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SableG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I were in Des Moines for a few days, and Mulberry Street Tavern was by far the best meal we had! Such and interesting menu that is perfect for casual dinning, business meetings, or a date night!

We started the meal with the delicious stirred cocktail "Broken Dreams" (which is how I felt when my glass was empty), followed by oysters on the half-shell, steak tartare, scotch egg (*which is a personal favorite, and if you have never tried this dish before you must try M.S.T.'s version. Fair warning, once you do, no other scotch egg will compare.), & ricotta gnudi (soooo luscious). We capped the meal off with the spatchcocked half chicken! To be completely frank, I do not normally order chicken entrees at restaurants, but this highly recommended entrée did not disappoint. In fact, I would come back just for that!

We were greeted with signature Midwest Hospitality that carried throughout the entire meal! If you have not been to M.S.T. you simply must, and if you have...go again!

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MrsG
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails!! Great service, fun atmosphere!! Definitely recommend trying out this restaurant!! We will be back!!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Mrs. G, Thank you ever so much for your glowing review, the entire team at Mulberry Street Tavern appreciates basking in the warm glow of such lavish praise! Please do say hi on your next visit, we look forward to hosting you again! Hiomara van den Boogaart

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vipRandy
Des Moines
30 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The overall dinner was wonderful. Our food was very good but took awhile to get. I thought the menu was limited but the selection was varied. We would go back again soon.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Randy, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Mulberry Street Tavern. Please stay tuned for exciting menu updates; Chef and his team have been busy in the kitchen, letting their creativity reign supreme! We look forward to seeing you again, Hiomara van den Boogaart

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NancyG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service! Halibut was delicious! Would recommend the raspberry sorbet for dessert.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded 6 days ago

Dear NancyG, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Mulberry Street Tavern, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening! We look forward to hosting you again, Hiomara van den Boogaart

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vipMichaelJ
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Not impressed. Signature burger was like a large hockey puck. Dense with little flavor. Prices high because they are in a boutique hotel but food not worth the prices they charge. I would not recommend to others staying in Des Moines

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The noise level was way too high and the music not appropriate for fine dining. I ordered the flank steak medium and it was served rare and tough even for flank steak. For $32 I would expect a better cut of meat. Our waitress was cordial and knowledgeable, however, offered nothing in response when I informed her the steak was tough and rare....only telling me she was sorry. This was a celebration of our 53rd anniversary. What a disappointment!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on June 11, 2021

Dear JamesM, Please accept my sincere apologies for falling short of your expectations on such a special day. I hope that you and your spouse will allow us the opportunity to host you again. It would be my pleasure to personally oversee your service. Please do reach out at any time and I would be more than happy to arrange a reservation. With Kind Regards, Hiomara van den Boogaart Director Food and Beverage 402-902-8315

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LaNaeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were unaware until we sat down that Mulberry only offers a VERY limited menu on Sundays and Mondays. This should be flagged or at least a notification on Open Table when a reservation is being made!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on June 11, 2021

Dear LaNaeC, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your time and apologize for falling short of your expectations. We have decided to close on Sundays and Mondays and do feature our full menu Tuesday - Saturday. It would be my pleasure to personally oversee your next dining experience with us. Please reach out at any time to arrange a reservation. With Kind Regards, Hiomara van den Boogaart Director Food and Beverage 402-902-8315

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

2nd attempt here. First time we were ignored for 20 mins and left. This time we were greeted by a nice young lady. Waited quite a long time for drinks. And significant wait for food. 2 of us ordered steak medium rare, both came out over cooked. One order of lamb was "ok", an order of pasta with duck was "really flavorless." I had oysters on the 1/2 shell which were tiny and overpriced but good taste. I also had a buttermilk wedge salad that tasted like pickles. Strong flavor of pickles. The waitress was kind but very unattentive. She disappeated for a large chunk of time we were there. We left hungry after spending around $300 and went to Roca to have an appetizer and drink.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on June 11, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Please accept our sincere apologies for falling short of your expectations. We do appreciate the time you took to review your dining experience and hope you will allow us the opportunity to host you again. It would be my pleasure to personally oversee your dining service, please do reach out at any time and allow me to arrange a reservation for you. With Kind Regards, Hiomara van den Boogaart Director Food and Beverage 402-902-8315

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vipSammyF
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice setting, friendly waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food and fantastic service. Mavis was awesome!

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JCMc
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Andre Was excellent! Food was good off of the pub menu. We will order from the main
Menu in the future . I would recommend this to my family and friends.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on June 3, 2021

Dear JCMc, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. You're right, Andrae is a rockstar and we are fortunate to have him on our Mulberry Street Tavern Team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit, Hiomara van den Boogaart

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Definitely wasn’t what we were expecting. After the glowing reviews we decided to give it a shot. However, the evening we chose was a chicken and waffles pop up, so the menu was extremely limited. After accepting the fact it was a pop up I decided to order the chicken and waffles but they ran out... So my choices were a burger, a salad or pasta. None of which I was really feeling. However, I ended up with burger and it was decent but was looking for a fine dining experience not a burger.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on June 11, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your dining experience at Mulberry Street Tavern. We do enjoy the occasional collaboration with talented chefs in the Des Moines area and apologize that this negatively affected your experience with us. Please do reach out at any time, it would be my pleasure to oversee your next dining experience. With Kind Regards, Hiomara van den Boogaart Director Food and Beverage 402-902-8315

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The wait time to receive our drinks throughout the night was quite long. We requested a different server when we arrived and although he was friendly, he didn’t seem to remember some of our items upon request. It was louder than we had expected. The shrimp cocktail only consisted of six small sized shrimp. Not sure where the value is in that and definitely doesn’t qualify as an appetizer or a shareable item for the table, or even between two people.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on June 3, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at Mulberry Street Tavern. I am sorry we did not exceed your expectations and hope we have the opportunity to host you again. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time to discuss your visit further. With Kind Regards, Hiomara van den Boogaart Director Food & Beverage (402) 902-8315

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SamuelK
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good! Had the burger and pasta and it was delicious. Didn’t have access to the whole menu on Sunday night

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on June 3, 2021

Dear Samuel, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We look forward to hosting you in the future and do hope you visit us between Tuesday and Saturday to enjoy our full dinner menu. Do please take a moment to meet one of our restaurant managers so we can ensure you have a 5 star experience with us! Hiomara van den Boogaart

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ElRestaurantRevie
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friendly staff, drinks are great, environment is modern and fun.

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AaronH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience and service were really good, the server was attentive and knowledgeable, the lower rating is because of the very limited menu. It was our second time there and it would be hard to go back third time without repeating items.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 25, 2021

Dear Aaron H, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We continue to improve because of YOUR feedback. We look forward to hosting you in the future and hope the adage stands: "third time is the charm!" Hiomara

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PaulaF
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to be there - the decor is beautiful and the food and service were great. It is a nice addition to the Des Moines dining scene!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 25, 2021

Dear PaulaF, Thank you for your kind words, we're thrilled to be a small part of the Des Moines dining scene! Hiomara

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Luke, made all the difference. Knew his stuff, lovely personality, helpful...the venue and atmosphere was great but the service bumped it up for us.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 25, 2021

Dear DavidT, You're absolutely right, our team makes all the difference! We are grateful to each and every one of them and their respective efforts. Well done, Luke!! Hiomara

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vipLouis
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is a gem! Every item we ordered was spot on. What a wonderful addition to the Des Moines dining scene.

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MerencianaP
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and our time there! I would reccomend it to anyone!

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DeannaS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Please take the time and effort needed to get the air flow regulated on the dining area. The air conditioning was too forceful over the 3-4 tables just south of the bar. Patrons enjoying dinner were almost ‘blown’ away. Our server was very gracious and tried to get the situation rectified which was appreciated. Everything else was stellar.

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JackR
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be in such a welcoming space for a terrific dinner. Drinks and wine were excellent as were entres and small plates. Definitely need to return again.

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FoodQ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GET THE CHICKEN. Seriously. That chicken is the best in town. Closely matched by any vegetable on the menu. The ambiance is stellar and the service is considerate. We will return many times.

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JoelJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as well as the drinks. The portions were spot on and the desserts looked amazing. Our server was great with helping us with any questions and was around just enough without feeling like she was hovering or feeling like she forgot us. I am assuming the manager was also there to greet us and inform us of one dishes being the brainchild of one of the cooks. He was very friendly. I enjoyed to natural light coming in and the overall ambiance. It was not so noisy that you had to really yell over anyone which was nice. Parking was also not an issue but I am sure once it starts warming up the parking ramp would be the way to go. Overall my family and I were quite impressed and really enjoyed our first time here. We are sure to return.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 15, 2021

Joel, thank you ever so much for your kind words! The team is always thrilled to receive such lavish compliments! Please do stop by the host stand on your next visit and ask for either Hiomara or Kylie. We always enjoy placing a face with such a kind review! Hiomara van den Boogaart

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dawnaj10
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing! The space is nice. Brunch was so-so. My chicken and biscuit was overcooked and the biscuit was hard to cut with a knife. Daughter's pancakes were good but hard to mess up a pancake! Husband's shrimp and grits were great but not plentiful, which is usually the case with that dish. Will go back and try the evening menu sometime.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 15, 2021

We are sorry that brunch did not exceed your expectations and look forward to hosting you for dinner. Please do ask for either Hiomara or Kylie when you stop in for dinner, we'd like to personally oversee your next dining experience with us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. Only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because drink service was too slow.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 11, 2021

We appreciate you spending Mother's Day with us and thank you for your feedback. We will use it as a tool for our continous growth. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Amazing place. Very good food. Waiter was poor. Paid no attention to our table. We had to ask for things numerous times. He was very slow with beverages and even taking our order.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 9, 2021

We apologize for missing the mark with your experience and hope you would like to discuss further. I can be reached at hvandenboogaart@suretyhotel.c o m. We want to make sure all our guests have their expectations exceeded and feel badly this did not happen. Looking forward to speaking with you more. Warm Regards Hiomara

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RobertF
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our anniversary. They treated us great. Service was terrific. The entire staff did their best to make our night special.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thank you for sharing your special day with us. We appreciate all feedback and look forward to seeing you soon!

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JoelD
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome wonderful. Great service. Food amazing.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate the kind marks and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler our server honored us with a dining experience that exceeded expectations. I enjoyed my well executed meal and so did my dining companions with theirs.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 7, 2021

AMAZING! We love hearing you had an amazing time! Thank you for the kind words!

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KathyS
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, comfortable space with delicious food. Wait staff offered just the right amount of attention.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thank you! It was our pleasure!

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DavidH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

8oz steak was over cooked and poor quality. Tough to eat

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 4, 2021

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. If you would like to discuss further, I can be reached at 470.240.8660. We do hope you give us another chance, as we would like another opportunity to exceed your expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere. Service was ok. Good is the problem. Cold main entree. Limited menu and lack of flavors

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 1, 2021

We are sorry we did not meet or exceed your expectations. If you would like to discuss further we would be happy to listen, as we take all feedback very seriously. I can be reached at 470.240.8660 Warm Regards and Sincere Apologies, JC Shurts Director of Food and Beverage

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TonyR
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service was friendly and helpful. Food was incredible. Not inexpensive but well worth it.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you Mr. Tony! It was an honor to be a part of your special day!!!

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FRC123
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mulberry Street Tavern is one of the best restaurants in Des Moines. I applaud their adventurous cuisine and excellent cocktail menu. The brown butter cake was exquisite. We couldn't have picked a better place to go for our first post COVID vaccine dining experience. They are going to do a strong business - be sure to check it out soon. PS - they are opening the outdoor garden seating in a couple weeks. It looked great.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 30, 2021

Dear FRC123, It was our pleasure. Thank you for letting us be a part of your night. #muchlove

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vipTommy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While in Des Moines for our wedding, we dined at Mulberry Street Tavern numerous times over a four day period, and sent plenty of wedding guests throughout the weekend. We were blown away by the excellent service, great variety on the menu, and fun / impressive cocktail and wine lists. We dined in larger group settings, and later in the weekend just the two of us. The staff made us feel welcomed and celebrated - would highly recommend for a special occasion, or just a fun night in Des Moines. All of our guests raved about their experience, too.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write these great words! It was our pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They were 45 minutes late on my reservation time. Said the current occupants had paid but were lingering. Food was nothing special and costly for what was served.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for joining us for dinner and it was a pleasure meeting you. We apologize again for the delay on your table. We do hope that you try us again, and look forward to hosting you soon.

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JamesF
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Steak was amazing BUT had a large stripe of chewy fat down middle. Not my best cut of steak. Otherwise the meal, restaurant, and service were great.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thank you for joining us. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback, so we can continue to improve. We do hope to see you again soon.

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ZackS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Went for Saturday brunch and the food is overpriced for what you get. The breakfast sandwich was extremely greasy as were the potatoes. The Avocado toast didn’t have a taste and was only one piece of bread. Will not be going back.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 27, 2021

We are very sorry that we did not meet or exceed your expectations. If you would like to discuss this further, I can be reached at 470.240.8660. Warmest Regards, JC Shurts

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FAQs

Mulberry Street Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 978-2066 ext. 3.

Mulberry Street Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

Mulberry Street Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://wwws-usa2.givex.com/cws4.0/aparium/.

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.