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Diners' Choice: Good for business meals restaurants in Des Moines

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for business meals in Des Moines? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Des Moines restaurant
4.9
4.9 (872)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine, or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner, or simply wanting to enjoy an excellent culinary experience - we will create a safe and memorable evening for you. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Everything was fantastic! We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and all of the special touches were so thoughtful. Stephen was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. His menu recommendations were spot on! Thank you so much to the entire staff for making the evening so special.
A photo of 801 Chophouse – Des Moines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3106)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown Des Moines
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, enjoy beautiful views and excellent customer service at 801 Chophouse. We value our guests and want to give you the best dining experience possible. Our restaurant has only prime USDA steaks, paired with innovative side dishes and an award-winning wine selection from around the world to create an upscale dining experience you won't find anywhere else in Iowa. 801 Chophouse is the premier steakhouse in Des Moines and even offers private dining room options. Book a reservation online or via phone today.
Top review
2NoLands
Dined 4 days ago
Top notch food, top notch staff. In a world of poor service time and time again, 801 is a Diamond in the rough! Everyone was fantastic! We have gone many times over the years and have never been let down.
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4.8
4.8 (644)
$50 and over
Global, International
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private areas available, seating eight and ten guests respectfully.
Top review
skiremvip
Dined today
Exceeded our expectations. Restaurant was very accommodating of us running late server Cara was attentive and excellent food and wine Delicious would highly recommend. 
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Clive restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1066)
$30 and under
American
Clive
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Consistent quality presentation & taste. Enjoyed the new Sangria sampler. Always a good time.
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4.7
4.7 (385)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Alba offers a creative culinary twist on traditional American cuisine. Dishes are prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients, the finest cuts of meat, and the freshest fruits, vegetables and herbs. Our menu changes often, we invited you to join us to discover a new favorite.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We were served promptly and everything came out delicious! I ordered the Gnocchi with chicken and loved it!
A photo of Cooper's On 5th restaurant
4.7
4.7 (110)
$30 and under
American
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Cooper’s on 5th is a great place for Lunch & Dinner. We have had the pleasure of being West Des Moines’ first Craft Cocktail Bar. Join us for our amazing food menu & award-winning cocktail program. Classic & Reimagined Americana comfort food paired with one of Des Moines’ original & highly awarded craft cocktail programs. Great beer, wine, and martinis.
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PaulS
Dined 3 days ago
Very cool atmosphere. Kind of gave us a speakeasy vibe! Service was excellent and for the size of the kitchen, they do a great job with the food. I would definitely recommend for a casual, fun dinner night out kind of spot.
A photo of Splash Seafood Bar and Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1941)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown Des Moines
About the restaurant
DiRoNA award winning Splash Seafood Bar & Grill serves only the freshest seafood flown in daily and expertly prepared in both traditional and contemporary styles. Splash Seafood bar and Grill also serve the Midwest's finest cuts of steaks and chops with the same care as they give the seafood. Be pampered by the highly experienced wait staff in one of Des Moines most unique and elegant dining rooms surrounded by whimsical wall murals as well as 9 large salt water aquariums. Splash Seafood offers an extensive wine list, recognized with an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, as well as a full bar specializing in tropical drinks. Also enjoy a more laid back atmosphere in the raw bar, Splash Oyster Bar & Seafood Market, just across the hallway from Splash Seafood. Enjoy all the fresh oysters and shellfish that the raw bar has to offer as well as the full menu from Splash Seafood. Also be sure to take advantage of the raw bars Seafood Market to enjoy the freshest seafood at home.
Top review
JamesBvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great service and exceptional food that was very creative and delicious. The platings were spectacularly artful. Fantastic meal!
A photo of Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (302)
$30 and under
American
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar serves comfort food with local flair in a historic building on Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Prairie Canary was opened in September 2012 and is currently owned by Chef, Paul Durr. Located in the city of Grinnell, also known as “The Jewel of the Prairie” and home to Grinnell College, Prairie Canary provides a gathering place where guests can enjoy Midwestern flavors in an inviting, understated atmosphere that speaks to the colors and textures of the Iowa prairie.
Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar is all about being local. From the name of the restaurant to the dishes on which the food is served, effort was taken to showcase local talent and area producers. Enjoy your meal on hand-thrown plates and bowls. Sit at hand-made hickory tables. Savor farm-fresh produce grown just miles away. Sip on an Iowa wine or pint of beer. We look forward to seeing you!

Top review
HopePvip
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
What a gem of a restaurant in historic downtown Grinnell. Came here last year when we visited for the INDYCAR races at Iowa Speedway and made sure to get my reservation early for this year as well. Seated immediately upon arrival, we not only had a friendly server but two BBB of the owners stopped by our table to help clear away finished dishes. We had peach caprese appetizer as well as Cajun shrimp. For dinner a nice chicken avocado salad, lemon chicken orzo soup, the Ribeye steak and smoked chicken pasta. All were flavorful, nice portions, and fairly priced. Too full to have dessert but the options sounded marvelous. Very sad there was not enough staff to open the speakeasy downstairs because we had planned on having the chocolate martinis we enjoyed last year. See you in 2025!
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - West Des Moines restaurant
4.6
4.6 (732)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, each seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. We invite you to join us in West Des Moines, IA!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Ruth’s Chris is excellent. Pricy but excellent. Staff was knowledgeable and very helpful in wine and meal selection.
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1796)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
West Des Moines
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Reserve Your Table with us today.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We experienced outstanding service from the staff. Our food was incredible and the feel of the restaurant was very nice. We will definitely come eat here again!
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