Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
Broiled Willapa Bay Oysters (1/2 Dozen)
Garlic herb butter, pickled shallots
Courtney and Rex were GREAT as always
This visit was a disappointment. I had noted that my wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. I also called the business Friday morning and informed a young lady of that fact also. I was told by the young lady that they would "see what they could do" to enhance our dining experience. Nothing was done and I sent my swordfish mueniere back as it was overcooked (dry). A replacement piece was cooked correctly. This is a very nice high end dining establishment but I was disappointed that we did not even receive some sort of establishment acknowledgement as I saw happening for a presumed birthday celebration dinner.
VERY delicious and fresh seafood!
food was bland, interior decoration was straight out of the 70's. definitely not worth the price tag
We had a wonderful time. It was my 70th birthday and the perfect place to enjoy it.
The food and service was excellent. The ambiance was bad. Part of the reason that we chose to make reservations for our family was our previous ambiance experience at Splash. But the Seafood Bar and Grill was a big disappointment. There was a loud mechanical noise and no way to shade the sun coming through the windows. The room had the appearance of a back room of the kitchen. We wanted to do something nice for our family and this wasn't it.
Restaurant is unusual in that it is in the basement of a refurbished former hotel. The seafood was fresh and tasted great but I felt "enclosed" and in the basement. No complaints regarding the food but I probably won't be back.
We had a wonderful meal at Splash--we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and it was one of our first dining-out experiences since the pandemic. What a perfect evening--the exceptional food and wine and stellar service added up to a great night! Thanks to Dom and the team for making our anniversary really special!
The quality of food and the presentation is top notch, we have a wonderful dinner.
The food was fabulous! The lemon tart with rhubarb sauce was an amazing flavor match. We look forward to stopping again as we travel to/through Des Moines.
Food was just ok. Got the special grouper. Not much flavor. “Mushroom salad” was disappointing, 2 pieces of mushrooms. Expected a lot more for the price. Waitress was good.
We had a very nice evening . The food was fresh and delicious,
Great wait staff and great food!
Splash happens to be our favorite Des Moines Restaurant and for good reason. We have never been disappointed with the food, service, and atmosphere. We brought our friends along and they loved it. Our table was in the oyster bar which is were we prefer to sit. Our waiter was simply outstanding and anticipated our needs like the pro he is. All our meals were served as ordered and each one was cooked to perfection, no complaints, just praise. We were celebrating Mother’s Day and Splash made it memorable. Thanks!
We celebrated my son’s graduation. They had a printed menu for Iowa State and wrote a congratulatory message on his dinner plate. Our server kept recommending more expensive appetizers or side options. He made it appear that the soup or salad came with the entree. I didn’t want to to tell our guests that it was extra.
Super food and service
The service and food was top-notch. Highly recommend.
Unbelievable ! Seated immediately, Saturday night, fish tanks everywhere, I had the halibut and she had a linguini enhanced with the lobster. . . . we had a little wine with our dinner - - - it was excellent. Service was superior and his advise was spot on.
When I made the reservation on Open Table I mentioned it was my wife’s Birthday and surprisingly know one at the restaurant even acknowledged it!!
Was a great date night. We enjoyed our food and service as great.
Overall nice atmosphere, but the food was bland. Overall the service was ok, but the server gave me the wrong bill and I paid it, but they called later to have it adjusted. In my humble opinion it's not better than Red Lobster
We have lived in Central Iowa for 25 years and never tried Splash. We had a great time! Food was amazing and the service was great!!! Our only regret was not trying it sooner!!! Definitely a new favorite for us. We will be taking our adult children out for dinner when they visit in July.
Celebrated my husbands bday at splash. They made it extra special, adding Happy birthday with his name on our menu. Food is always good. Worth every penny!
Everything was excellent
The food was creative and tasted perfect. Great specials and the service was perfection. Lucky to have a place like this in Des Moines!
Great date night for my Wife’s birthday.
Good food and decent service.
I would recommend Splash
Friends from out of town, they were very pleased with dinner. Especially the chocolate cake. Highly recommend Splash.
We always have a great meal and experience when we dine at Splash.
Delicious, decadent, fresh seafood. Worth every penny.
This is, by far, my favorite restaurant. The restaurant has a welcoming, relaxing, and unique atmosphere. The dim lighting and quiet ambience are perfect for romantic dinners. The service is ALWAYS exceptional - the staff are friendly, pleasant, and explain new menu items and specials in great detail every time. The food - AMAZING - everything on their menu tastes luxurious. The steaks are always tender and the garlic mashed potatoes are richly decadent. They have a bartender that makes the absolute best strawberry mojito I have ever had, but the rest of their drinks are also delicious.
While this restaurant is expensive, it is absolutely worth every penny for the unique, delicious experience.
Food and staff were excellent! One of the best seafood dinners in the Midwest. The attention paid to us by Amber(?) made our experience that much more enjoyable.
My waitress was very professional and friendly!
Great service and great food
Excellent food, service and atmosphere!!!
Always a top notch option in Des Moines metro. Tonight's server was subpar for this establishment and our history of previous service staff.
We always eating at Splash!! Service was great as well.
Great steaks, good wine list, friendly staff. Chef knows how to grill!
Splash Seafood Bar and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 244-5686.
Splash Seafood Bar and Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1811 OpenTable diners.
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.