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Park Street Kitchen, Des Moines, IA

Park Street Kitchen

3.7
3.7
65 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Park Street Kitchen & Bar, located in Hilton Des Moines Downtown is an all day dining concept featuring local ingredients and products, simply prepared and professionally served. The soul of this restaurant is anchored in the abundance of regional foods produced and raised locally. The menu features wholesome and hearty fare, using tried and true recipes and methods. Dine indoors or al fresco on our outdoor patio complete with string lights and a fireplace.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 645-4065
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party contact
    Rae Doyle: (515) 241-1456 ext. 4061
  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Cross street
    5th Ave
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Connected to the Des Moines Skywalk near the Iowa Event Center and Wells Fargo Arena.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

65 Reviews
  1. Lindam

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited to be seated for 15 minutes after reservation time without hostess acknowledging even though several empty tables. Wait staff were understaffed but tried after was finally seated. Menu very limited and simple. Lots of room for improvement.

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  2. JaredA

    South Dakota

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! It seemed like they were short staffed but were quick and polite

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  3. rebeccaofdc

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Large portions. Soup was a meal with a large amount of chicken. I added hot sauce to make tastier.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mother's Day brunch was a very nice experience. The omelets and basic brunch food items served were hot and delicious. The service was great.

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  5. CindyJ

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location to eat and drink prior to concert or event at Wells Fargo. Patio is shaded and good size for big groups. Food was good but Happy Hour drink specials were great!!!

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  6. L12345

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    All drinks were over priced and not made well. Food was reasonably priced but was not good from the appetizer to the main dish. Our server was not good and seemed uncomfortable to be asked any questions even regarding menu & bill. I would not recommend this restaurant in the hotel to others.

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  7. DebraJ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Great service Enjoyed our visit! Thank you Danielle!

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  8. DaniW

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Wanted to trying something new. Attached to a hotel and it was odd hours so they were running bar service only. It’s an obligatory hotel restaurant. I thought it was very overpriced for quality and service, unfortunately.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on a Saturday night and only one other table had people. We had the cheese curd appetizer which we actually enjoyed, although the breading was a bit thick. My entree was the spinach artichoke stuffed chicken- it was inedible and burnt. I had one bite. My daughter ordered the burger which was just okay and the cornbread topped Mac and cheese which had a very grainy texture with no flavor made with penne noodles. Would not recommend.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The meal was enjoyable. We nearly had the place to ourselves which made for an enjoyable, intimate dinner with close girlfriends. I would come back!

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  11. JODIC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish had more food options on menu

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  12. LauraC

    Des Moines

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. Unfortunately, they didn't know about our reservation, so weren't aware that 14 people were coming. Service was good, not totally on the server. The menu was the lunch menu instead of dinner. I checked the website nothing noted about changes or that they didn't open until 4pm. (Time of our reservation) I realize some of this is on COVID issues with inventory. I would definitely go back but now I would go on the understanding they might not be up to 100%. Beautiful space and VERY nice people. They apologized.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress was excellent but it’s a hotel bar so everything else is mediocre. The bartender refused to upgrade my spirit but the manager stepped in and made an excellent drink.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Baked potato soup was terrible. Worst soup I ever had. Tasted like potato flavored water. I was literally offended by it so asked for a refund. The chicken tenders and fries were decent…

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Basically lives up to general restaurant principle of avoid hotel restaurants if you can. Overpriced for the quality, servers that did not know much about the food, and food that was underwhelming. First and last time there!

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  16. ThomasH

    Des Moines

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a perfectly decent, though somewhat higher priced, option near the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines (it's connected to the Arena by skywalk). There variety of menu choices available is modest. We had two different dishes - the chicken and the salmon. Both were decent, the chicken was a little dry. The presentation is clearly a priority, and the dishes looked lovely when they came out. The wine pours are generous. The place is fairly brightly lit, and ambiance is somewhat average. Bar service to tables at the restaurant seemed to be delayed by a large convention event when we first arrived. So, while things were generally just fine, the price was above where an expectation of "just fine" sits well.

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  17. DronesClub

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of the best meals we’ve had in Des Moines. They even prepared bespoke martinis for us.

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  18. TimM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Although the food was good, I would not recommend. I was surprised that the setting was within the hotel lobby. I wasn't expecting this after I had glanced at the on-line pictures. Also, the time to get our food served was an hour, for Ravioli. Even more, is was under cooked and the center was cold.

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  19. TravisB

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were surprised at how empty this place was on a Friday night. We literally had the only reservation. We noticed the other reviews all seemed to be very positive from reviewers coming from cities like Chicago and San Francisco where they actually know something about good restaurants, and negative from locals (which doesn’t surprise me since the reviews were not for an Olive Garden). We gave it a shot before a show and were shocked at how empty it was. It took a few minutes for us to be seated, but not horrible. The waitress was very friendly and helpful with suggestions. It did seem a little odd how long it took to receive items after ordering, but we never felt ignored, the kitchen likely also services the rest of the hotel as well (we saw plates going to the bar area). And when the food arrived, it was worth the few extra minutes. I had the slow braised ribs and I could’ve eaten it with a plastic spoon. The meat fell off the bone and melted in my mouth. My SO had the ravioli, which were good, not quite filling enough. Overall this place deserves a higher rating, but the locals would apparently rather go to Cracker Barrel so they can eat faster.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment was fabulous however we had some rough service. It was clear the restaurant was under staffed for the number of customers, so various basic service things such as drink refills and getting our checks were very slow. Our waitress was extremely friendly when at our table, and good to respond when something was needed but it was hard to get her attention as well. Again, this was definitely a staffing issue as I dont think they anticipated the number of customers for a concert

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so good! The food was amazing and the staff was better than amazing! Loved it

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  22. Becky

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All three courses were presented so wonderfully! One of the best pork chops I have ever been served. Blueberry vanilla panna cotta was light & perfect.

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  23. Decline

    Des Moines

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Visited last night for restaurant week hoping to have a good experience. Over all the service was not good. Took an extremely long time to get food or drink. Thinking that restaurant week would mean they are going to put out their best left me disappointed. The 1st course of the meal was the best by far. Other courses were lacking. In spending $100 for a Tuesday night I would have expected a lot more. Most likely not going to return to this location.

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  24. SUSAN

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for their restaurant week special. It was good and an excellent value.

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  25. Kent

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for restaurant week and loved our food, especially loved the salmon toast and panna cotta. Our service was slow, but it was restaurant week. Would definitely recommend and dine again

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  26. sarat

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was there for restaurant week so we had a special menu, but we did try the mushroom pizza. This was the best pizza crust I think I have ever had. It was chewy without being tough and delicious. Basically it was a perfect Neapolitan crust. The special appetizer I had was the burrata caprese. This was spectacular. The pasta was good (needed just a little salt) and I took it home for leftovers and it was even better the next day! The dessert with blueberries was out of this world. I have thought about going back again this week just to have it all again! I was just so overly impressed with this restaurant we almost skipped because it was in a hotel lobby. Which is the ONLY downfall of the restaurant. There is an open wall between the lobby bar and the restaurant. The noise from the bar traveled into the restaurant. It wasn't so loud we couldn't hear each other at the table, but it created a din of noise. Our server was awesome. I just loved it. I can not say enough good things. I will go back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went during Restaurant Week. The Burrata Caprese for appetizer and panna cotta for dessert were both fantastic. The mushroom pasta I wouldn’t recommend. Will definitely go back and try more things!

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  28. RandyB

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet, easy to have a good conversation. Good food and good service

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  29. WWWS

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Located in the downtown Hilton Hotel, I thought the Park Kitchen would be a great place for lunch. The menu is fairly limited but the food was very good. Even though it was a little after 1, the service was slow and the restaurant wasn’t busy. I think that it caters more to the breakfast and dinner for the hotel guests.

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  30. mike

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I recently visited the Park Street Kitchen for a business lunch. Since it was a beautiful day, we were able to sit in the very pretty outdoor dining area. The three of us all ordered different items from the menu and all sere served hot and as ordered. They were all tasty and enjoyable. Unfortunately, the restaurant appeared to be very understaffed at noon. We were seated promptly but then waited 15+ minutes for someone to take our drink order. Since is was obvious that staffing was a challenge, we also ordered our meals at that time. The food came out in a timely manner, but was quickly dropped off and the server went on to other things inside the restaurant. I realized that we did not have silverware and had to go ask a server for some. It took almost another 10 minutes before it was delivered. The three of us all ordered different items from the menu and all sere served hot and as ordered. The meals all tasty and enjoyable. I would return for the food, but I'm not sure that I will take the risk of service not improving.
    Park Street KitchenResponded on August 2, 2019
    Mike, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We love hearing that all three meals were hot, tasty and enjoyable! However, we want all of our guests to be just as impressed by our food as they are our service and sincerely apologize for the experience you had. We value your review and are taking it seriously as we continue to grow our customer service training and standards . We hope you decide to give us another chance. We would love to have you back in the restaurant!

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  31. ThomG

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Thought we were going to a Sunday brunch, but were told brunch was on Saturday. Regular menu was not anything special. Outdoor patio was OK for a hotel.
    Park Street KitchenResponded on August 2, 2019
    ThomG, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so sorry for the confusion surrounding our brunch menu as we know how frustrating that must have been for you. We hope that you are able to join us on a Saturday to enjoy our brunch as we think you would truly enjoy it! We value your feedback and appreciate the time you took to write this review. If you have any additional comments please reach out to us at 515-645-4065.

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  32. RitaB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    After reading the review in the DSM magazine, we were looking forward to homemade pasta, slow-simmered meatballs and their signature pork tenderloin dish as featured in the magazine. To our disappointment the menu was littered with typical hotel food, although their were two " Mediterranean dishes" on the menu, Pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. The experience make us wonder who wrote the review for the magazine.
    Park Street KitchenResponded on August 2, 2019
    RitaB, we are so sorry to learn you had a disappointing experience with us. Please accept our apologies for not providing you with the dishes you deserved. The day you dined with us we were not serving our full menu due to previously planned activities in the hotel. We would love to invite you back to our restaurant on an evening we are serving our full menu. Please provide the best phone number to reach you at or call and ask for our Restaurant Manager, at 515-645-4065.

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  33. Krobison

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fast service and delicious food with great cocktails

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Way over priced and small portions. Wait staff acted like they hate their jobs. I'll never eat there again
    Park Street KitchenResponded on August 2, 2019
    We are so sorry not to have met your expectations in regards to our pricing, portions and customer service. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and would like to assure you that we are taking it very seriously. We will use your review to help guide us as we continue to improve our restaurant and customer service. If there is anything in addition to your experience you would like to share, please reach out to us at 515-645-4065.

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  35. luv2go2eat

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Mediocre food, average service. Nothing special about this restaurant. Pricey !

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  36. Abby

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bizarre - food was fine but service was clueless. They told us they didn’t open until 5 (it was 5:45 when we got there), and they couldn’t find us a server. Brought the wrong drinks and just generally seemed annoyed they had to serve us. Won’t go back.

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  37. Flotown

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal in a modern setting. Servers were polite, competent, and knowledgeable. Try the salmon toast, delicious! Small but interesting drink menu as well.

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  38. Disappointed

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t realize there would be such a limited menu due to the concert.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was extremely slow, although staff was friendly and apologetic. Seemed like they were understaffed and now sure what to do. Food took an hour to get out. The server said it was because of the salmon that my husband ordered. Last time I checked salmon takes 10 minutes max to cook. Food was ok, but expected more for the price and the fact that the restaurant is in a Hilton hotel. Disappointing.

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  40. EdWhitaker

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mother's Day brunch was nice except for the potatoes. Really bad. The disappointment was Open Table. Arrived at restaurant and they could not find my reservation.

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FAQs

Park Street Kitchen is rated 3.7 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Park Street Kitchen

435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Connected to the Des Moines Skywalk near the Iowa Event Center and Wells Fargo Arena.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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