Mulberry Street Tavern

4.7
117 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 117 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 8 hours ago

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
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 8 hours ago

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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome wonderful. Great service. Food amazing.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded 8 hours ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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

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KathyS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
1 review
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 5 days ago

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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MurrayK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding place! Great service from our waiter, would give back story on any drink or food item ordered. Only negative is the food cost was high even tho it was excellent. Spent $150 for three people for 1 drink a person, 1 appetizer and one entree for each person. Other than that, good place.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thank you for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Really cool venue.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thank you!

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CoryM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at MST and it was just as good as the first! Tried some new menu items and the Halibut was 10/10.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

No acknowledgement of our anniversary, despite me notifying when making a reservation. Sat at a random table in the middle of the restaurant, although two more secluded booths were available- probably more suitable for our anniversary. Music was pretty loud. Definitely better atmosphere for a fun date night over a special occasion. We had two servers- one was training. They tried hard and did ok, just not very polished yet. The wedge salad was good. Both of our steaks were tough and pretty inexpensive cuts of meat. Definitely underwhelming. We opted for dessert, since it was our anniversary. Chose brownie with a Guinness Carmel drizzle, based on server’s suggestion. Overcooked, no apparent drizzle and creme fraiche was just ok. Other server came by and said we should try it with ice cream next time, Original server came back to see if we wanted separate checks or just one. Nice to ask, but pretty sure we wouldn’t be married nineteen years if he made me pay for my own dinner on our anniversary. I was really, really wanting this to be a good experience, but unfortunately it was lackluster and didn’t come close to my expectations. It looks like it has a lot of potential and I really would like to see it succeed, but too many other options out there for me to pick before going back.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 21, 2021

We apologize for not meeting (or exceeding) your expectations. Our only goal is to make each table feel as if they are the only table in the restaurant. Reading your review, we can see there were several areas of opportunity on our side. For that, we apologize. My name is JC Shurts, and I am the Director of Food and Beverage for the Surety Hotel. Please feel free to contact me personally, so I can oversee your next visit. I can be reached at 470.240.8660.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very disorganized waited for everything. Our second visit there will not be a third. Menu was only ok but it matched the food.

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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DanielleP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was 10/10! Service was 10/10! Obsessed with the look & can’t wait to go back!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 20, 2021

AWESOMESAUCE! Thank you!

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vipjackiv
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Great ambience. Ask for a booth!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you!

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RobV
El Paso
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crew is so competent and personable. My waiter recognized me from two weeks prior and that was my first visit! He also recalled my drink order and had extensive knowledge of the dinner menu. I will be back often.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 13, 2021

Dear RobV, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We will be sure to tell your server, you had a great time. Warm Regards, MST

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vipGregoryO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the style and ambiance! Delicious food and very attentive waitstaff. We’ll be back!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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Yolanda
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite place! The ambience, vibe, service and food are excellent! Everything from the burger and delicious fries to the Tomahawk are spot on. You can’t go wrong here! We had another large group dining and our waitress, Mavis, and the manager, CJ, were absolutely amazing! Thank you!!! We had a awesome night once again & its guaranteed every time. So happy this hotel and restaurant is in our city.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 13, 2021

YOLANDA! WOOOOOWWSEEERRRR! Thank you for the awesome words. We are all looking forward to serving you again.

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Maly
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Portions could be a little larger for price and more options for sides/appetizers. Overall the dishes tasted amazing! The ambience was perfect. Our server was great. It was a really great experience! Will be back for sure!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us! Cant wait to host you again. Warm Regards, MST

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The live music was a loud, but he was good so it was okay!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you!

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BrionyW
Bath
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and incredible food, loved it! We’ll be back!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 6, 2021

THANK YOU!

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vipMindiD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service. Mavis was our server and she was excellent! This has become one of our favorite restaurants in DSM. The butter cake was a fantastic finish to the meal too.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you! Mavis will be very pleased to hear you had a great time!

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vipMikeB
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu was compact, but each item we chose was good and was well prepared. Our server was helpful to us in choosing our selections for dinner.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you very much. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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BrianM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shrimp cocktail was so good and the amount you got for the price was awesome.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 4, 2021

No sir Mr. Brian, YOU ARE AWESOME! Thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful and lovely. Ordered 1/2 dozen oysters and they’re the best in town. Sorry Django, but they are. A cheese board to share and some great drinks. We did the buckin bronco, be cool honey bunny and Higgins cup. With dinner we had the mulberry pie and friend couldn’t stop talking about how good it was. Another friend who’s a chef said the chicken was insanely good and he wanted the recipe for the sauce underneath. I ordered the butchers steak and it was cooked to perfection. We finished it all with a bottle of Napa cab. But I really have to say, our waiter was amazing. I know him personally but that didn’t keep him from being the best waiter I’ve had in a long time. I was really impressed by his ability to pace our visit and knew exactly when we needed him. So thank you Tyler for a great experience and impeccable service. Brava!!!! And there’s something to be said how those chefs cook their food to perfect quality and temp. Nothing was off and everything was served with intent and you can tell a lot of soul has been given to make this place what it is. Anyone who complains is utterly ridiculous. Go see how good it is for yourself.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on April 3, 2021

Whaaaaaaaaa? THANK YOU!

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vipKirkT
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

They were having quite a bit of trouble with their sewer system and caused quite an odor. Nice venue just need to get a few things ironed out.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 31, 2021

Dear Mr. Kirk, On behalf of all of us at the hotel, we apologize for the plumbing issues. We understand how this can negetively affect a guest's experience in the restaurant. While we are not pushing that aside, we would like to know if there were other issues in the restaurant. Please feel free to reach out to me at jshurts@suretyhotel Warm Regards, JC Shurts DIrector of Food + Beverage

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vipBruceB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot in Des Moines. Had a very urban feel!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you BruceB!

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HollyR
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was our first time visiting. Service was excellent! The portions were disappointing especially for the price we paid. I would improve on your appetizer and dessert sizes. The charcuterie board needs improvement too.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We will bring your feedback to the team and look forward to seeing you again.

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CrystalP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very limited food menu. Not a lot of meatless selection if vegetarian for main course. Red meat seems to be main selection for food. Restaurant and bar area are beautiful! Great place to stop for a drink before you have dinner

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate the feedback and will makle sure it gets to the right people. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary. Loved the lounge area, extremely friendly staff. Maybe a little pricey, but would definitely go back.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for spending you special occasion with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you!

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Neighbors
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, I have a food allergy and the chef was creative in helping me enjoy the meal safely. We’ll be back!

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you very much for joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & ambience. Limited menu.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a nice dinner at Mulberry Street Tavern. I was not overly impressed with the way my steak was cooked. Too much heat cooked too fast and left the inside under, which in turn made the steak hard to cut and chew. Apps were great, deserts were fantastic, service was good.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and hope to see you soon. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about youtr experience.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service food and atmosphere was amazing. This will be my new favorite place to add to my list. Well done, the half chicken was amazing.

Mulberry Street Tavern
Responded on March 15, 2021

DavidW, AMAZING! thank you dining with us and we hope to see you soon!

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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 4.7 stars by 117 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.