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Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
(30)
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American | Des Moines
Django Restaurant
(308)
$$$$
French | Downtown Des Moines
Bubba
(258)
$$$$
Southern | Des Moines
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona
(124)
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Steakhouse | Urbandale
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Aposto
Aposto
(392)
$$$$
European | Des Moines, Des Moines

Joseph was incredibly helpful and attentive while shepherding us through our evening. The house and dining area is gorgeous. Entrees were delicious. My manhattan was good although my wife’s wine was just alright. Dessert was just ok, nothing particularly special. My suggestion would be to order more starters/entrees over saving room for dessert. Overall a great experience and will certainly return. More

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Wasabi - Ankeny
Wasabi - Ankeny
(12)
$$$$
Sushi | Des Moines, Des Moines

If you haven't been to Wasabi in Ankeny yet, you need to go! Wonderful service, amazing food, yummy drinks, beautiful atmosphere! More

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Bubba
Bubba
(992)
$$$$
Southern | Des Moines, Des Moines

Food was delicious. Our waiter (Matt) was excellent. More

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Wasabi - Johnston
Wasabi - Johnston
(20)
$$$$
Sushi | Des Moines, Des Moines

Excellent food, excellent service, but that’s the standard here! More

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Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines
Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines
(439)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines

Our server, Meadow was great! More

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The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines
The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines
(274)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines

It was awesome. We went to the Olive before the Heart concert and had a wonderful experience. As soon as we got to the hostess booth and were greeted by a nice, friendly gentleman I knew we came to the right place. Our server got us drinks right away, promptly brought us our food. The food was amazing, we had several appetizers but the beef sliders were my fav! The man at the hostess booth was making sure we were happy, clearing dirty plates off the table and asking how our drinks were, etc. Love this place and plan to be back very soon. It’s hard to find good food, great service at a convenient location. More

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Baratta's
Baratta's
(90)
$$$$
Italian | Des Moines, Des Moines

The wife and I looked forward to our visit and we’re not disappointed. I have the combo of Maggio she had the cheese manicotti both were great really like the cheese soup the bread and the server was great. More

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AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino
AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino
(283)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Des Moines, Des Moines

Good food good service. Nice place to enjoy a quite meal. More

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Tavern 180 - Ankeny
Tavern 180 - Ankeny
(6)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines

We had a great steak and the service was excellent. Cozy but attractive atmosphere. Great cocktails! More

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Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse - Des Moines
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse - Des Moines
(91)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Des Moines, Des Moines

Was driving across country and googled best places to eat in Des Moines Iowa. I read the reviews and liked what I heard. It didn’t disappoint. Fair price for quality food. Johnny’s Chanel #5 was excellent. Alex was our waiter, was very attentive and polite. Highly recommend. More

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Exile Brewing
Exile Brewing
(137)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines

Great Burger. Great Service. The atmosphere was great. Overall, it was really good, and we will be back. More

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Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar
(106)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines

Excellent staff. Interesting cocktails. Wide-ranging menu. All good! More

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Bistro Nomad
Bistro Nomad
(67)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Des Moines, Des Moines

The food at Bistro Nomad was delicious and the atmosphere was chic and comfortable at the same time. It was comfortably full the evening we were there, and it wasn't noisy, which was great. We liked our server but it took surprisingly long for either drinks or food to get out to us (like half an hour to get our drinks). The hold up seemed to be the bar and the kitchen, not the server. More

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Teddy Maroon's
Teddy Maroon's
(148)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines

Great service , Great food, Great atmosphere. More

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Nicks Bar & Grill
Nicks Bar & Grill
(10)
$$$$
Grill | Des Moines, Des Moines

Great as always. More

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Park Street Kitchen
Park Street Kitchen
(46)
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Des Moines, Des Moines

Everything was so good! The food was amazing and the staff was better than amazing! Loved it More

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Rock River Grill & Tavern
Rock River Grill & Tavern
(1)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines

Good chicken wrap, sat at the bar and everything was goo d More

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DSM Brew Coffee Co.
DSM Brew Coffee Co.
(2)
$$$$
Café | Des Moines, Des Moines

Our Afternoon Tea offers a choice of our premium teas, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and a range of delicate homemade cakes are combined to make for an unforgettable afternoon. A glass of Champagne can be added to complement this British tradition of tea!More

Mash + MARROW
Mash + MARROW
(3)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines

Experience a modern twist on American classics at Mash + Marrow. Located in the Great Room of our hotel, our downtown Des Moines restaurant is the ideal place to sample seasonal cuisine or sip a handcrafted cocktail unwinding with friends and colleagues.More

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Des Moines's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Aposto
Aposto
(392)
$$$$
European | Des Moines, Des Moines

Joseph was incredibly helpful and attentive while shepherding us through our evening. The house and dining area is gorgeous. Entrees were delicious. My manhattan was good although my wife’s wine was just alright. Dessert was just ok, nothing particularly special. My suggestion would be to order more starters/entrees over saving room for dessert. Overall a great experience and will certainly return. More

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Wasabi - Johnston
Wasabi - Johnston
(20)
$$$$
Sushi | Des Moines, Des Moines

Excellent food, excellent service, but that’s the standard here! More

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Wasabi - Ankeny
Wasabi - Ankeny
(12)
$$$$
Sushi | Des Moines, Des Moines

If you haven't been to Wasabi in Ankeny yet, you need to go! Wonderful service, amazing food, yummy drinks, beautiful atmosphere! More

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Bubba
Bubba
(992)
$$$$
Southern | Des Moines, Des Moines

Food was delicious. Our waiter (Matt) was excellent. More

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Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines
Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines
(439)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Des Moines, Des Moines

Our server, Meadow was great! More

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The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines
The Stuffed Olive - Des Moines
(274)
$$$$
American | Des Moines, Des Moines

It was awesome. We went to the Olive before the Heart concert and had a wonderful experience. As soon as we got to the hostess booth and were greeted by a nice, friendly gentleman I knew we came to the right place. Our server got us drinks right away, promptly brought us our food. The food was amazing, we had several appetizers but the beef sliders were my fav! The man at the hostess booth was making sure we were happy, clearing dirty plates off the table and asking how our drinks were, etc. Love this place and plan to be back very soon. It’s hard to find good food, great service at a convenient location. More

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Baratta's
Baratta's
(90)
$$$$
Italian | Des Moines, Des Moines

The wife and I looked forward to our visit and we’re not disappointed. I have the combo of Maggio she had the cheese manicotti both were great really like the cheese soup the bread and the server was great. More

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AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino
AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino
(283)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Des Moines, Des Moines

Good food good service. Nice place to enjoy a quite meal. More

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Baru 66
Baru 66
(405)
$$$$
French | Des Moines, Des Moines

Can’t wait for the new location! More

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Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse - Des Moines
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse - Des Moines
(91)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Des Moines, Des Moines

Was driving across country and googled best places to eat in Des Moines Iowa. I read the reviews and liked what I heard. It didn’t disappoint. Fair price for quality food. Johnny’s Chanel #5 was excellent. Alex was our waiter, was very attentive and polite. Highly recommend. More

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Discover Des Moines

When you think of the top cities that offer the best in fine dining, Des Moines may not come to mind. However, food lovers shouldn't sell this city short. Many restaurants in Des Moines can hold their own against the big-city competition. Iowa is covered with farmers and ranchers, and this gives Des Moines an edge in farm-fresh produce. Don't be surprised to find a thriving steakhouse and tapas culture as well. In addition, Des Moines offers French, Italian, Mexican, and fresh seafood cuisine. If you are craving comfort food, Des Moines won't disappoint. Head to Des Moines with an open mind and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Discover Des Moines

When you think of the top cities that offer the best in fine dining, Des Moines may not come to mind. However, food lovers shouldn't sell this city short. Many restaurants in Des Moines can hold their own against the big-city competition. Iowa is covered with farmers and ranchers, and this gives Des Moines an edge in farm-fresh produce. Don't be surprised to find a thriving steakhouse and tapas culture as well. In addition, Des Moines offers French, Italian, Mexican, and fresh seafood cuisine. If you are craving comfort food, Des Moines won't disappoint. Head to Des Moines with an open mind and you will be pleasantly surprised.