Table 128 Bistro + Bar

4.9
950 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Our aim is simple - to give our guests food we are passionate about, service we take pride in and a sophisticated, yet casual dining experience worth sharing.

We consider Table 128 to be a truly “American” restaurant honoring many different cooking traditions and interpreting them with our unique creative vision. Our menu changes frequently, offering a mix of new and signature dishes. We source our food from top quality ingredients, featuring a high percentage of organic and local products when available.

We craft all of our stocks, sauces, desserts, ice creams and most of our breads from scratch on a daily basis. We also strive to support other artisanal producers when purchasing wine, cheese and many other ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 950 people are saying
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vipDinerDoug
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never a disappointment - imaginative menu choices that change regularly, fresh ingredients, great service, fun cocktail special concoctions and full bar and a friendly atmosphere. Only issue is lack of chocolate cookies on your way out - a likely casualty of COVID.

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vipJamieG
Des Moines
32 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both got the ribeye and it was cooked perfectly. The octopus app was AMAZING!!!!!

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vipArthurS
Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. First time in a restaurant in over a year - both finally fully vaccinated - and very glad this was the place. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Table 128 never fails to please. Always a wonderful dining experience.

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JULIAD
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always creative, delicious food, inspired cocktail offerings, lovely space, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the sprouts, lentil bowl, Lynn’s burger and Cuban - all excellent!! Great service - had the patio to ourselves at 7:45 pm. Will return!

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GaryE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is awesome and food is unique and very flavorful. Loved the place place

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vipRuthR
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time on a recent girls trip dinner. We were greeted immediately upon entering and even though the party at our table had not left yet we ordered a cocktail and prior to finishing that our table was ready. Service was top notch from host to bartender to server. Every single person said their meal was delicious. Love that the menu changes weekly with enough variety to please everyone. Would highly recommend this place and hope to visit again when back in the area. Would love to try the chefs dinner next time.

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vipMatthewG
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a new job, Jennifer did an amazing job taking care of our needs. The Chilean Sea Bass was excellent, cooked to perfection. We frequent Table 128, and are never disappointed. This last visit, they out did themselves.
Thanks for a great dining experience.

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vipSabrinaW
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in Des Moines

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Emor
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious sea bass lunch. Would highly recommend.

JD
JeffD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to go for great food and an enjoyable evening!

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vippmescher
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place. Good food and drinks and very good staff.

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Gourmetguru
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a great place to dine! Partitions put between seating areas during Covid also help with sound end makes for a great situation

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 is my favorite restaurant in Clive- best food in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a nice dinner and great food

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NiveaS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great food I had chefs special with lamb chops , butter chicken and kheer and my husband hadlamb shanks . The wine selection and their soda is very delicious , our waiter was outstanding . We enjoyed the good food and atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant .

JM
JustynM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in Des Moines, full of flavor and prepared tastefully.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, amazing food and service!

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vipClaireM
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lunch atmosphere.

JM
JM2000
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owners and staff went above and beyond to make it a great experience.

JG
vipJamieG
Des Moines
32 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was great! We enjoyed our night out with neighbors (who also love T128). I loved seeing more tables and everything slowly getting more to that old feeling. I think everyone was still doing their part and it felt very comfortable and safe (as usual) to be out to eat here. We seem to never be able to pass up the mussels - I need them when we go every time. The lamb and the Steak were delicious! You all have the best polenta!! You should make an appetizer out if it (fried polenta cakes- great for spring or summer with corn succotash) It is by far one of my favorite sides on your dishes and I always steal some off my guys plate if he has it and I don't. Seriously always a good time, good food and amazing service! Thank you for being in our neighborhood. I'll keep saying it - if you haven't been you NEED to check this place out!

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vipMovingon
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Great service and always great food!

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vipPhil
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very disappointing visit. Hadn’t been to Table 128 for several years and I remembered a much better restaurant than this visit. Service was very slow and inattentive and the food was nothing special. Waited over an hour to get entrees and the server had to be reminded to bring additional drinks we requested. The fries that accompanied the salmon sandwich were cool.
We went to another restaurant the next night and had a good meal at a lot less money

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JesL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! I visit my best friend in the Des Moines area a few times a year and this is always somewhere we make sure to go, the trip doesn't feel complete without it.

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WayneS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning as always and the safety barriers allow for safety and quiet conversation.

Great to see Lynn out front.

JS
vipJohnS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but great menu

CA
vipCaribeAzul
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The red pepper soup was salty and we did not eat it but they failed to subtract it from the bill even though we complained to our waiter. The wine and the salmon feature were very good. The skirt steak was tough but the chili sauce that went with it was very good. The brussels sprouts were undercooked. Although we had a nice evening, we wish they were more responsive to customer's complaints. That soup was not a good start!

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PollyF
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating in since Covid. I felt completely safe. Table 128 is my favorite place. Locally owned and great choices. I have done takeout during the pandemic, but finally got to eat in. Love it there.

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Martha
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Great care has been taken to help keep guests/employees safe. It was our first trip out in a year, and it was perfect. Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! They have the tables spaced far apart with plexiglass in between. I felt very safe there. It was my first time eating indoors since the pandemic started.

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JeffC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks, great service. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These people put out some great food creations at reasonable prices and very attentive staff. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Chef’s menu, wine pairing and service!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to review your dinner experience. We are so happy you thoroughly enjoyed! Hope to see you again soon. Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service always!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 27, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. We strive for 5 star food and service and are happy to have achieved that with your experience at Table 128. See you for your next girl's night out dinner. Best, Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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Adam
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet night out with my wife. Good food and service. That simple.

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vipJamieG
Des Moines
32 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melinda our server was AMAZING as usual!!! She is so fun and bubbly and knows the food and drinks well. We’ve had her now a few times in a row and frankly I don’t think we want anyone else (even though I know they are all great). The food was outstanding, never do we not like something. We always go for something different and it’s always delicious! Can’t say enough - We LOVE Table 128 and their awesome food and service never disappoints! Thank you again for a lovely dinner and night out💜

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 25, 2021

JamieG - We are happy you are loving your dining experiences at Table 128! That's what we strive for every day. We send a big "Thank You" for your gracious review. I passed along your words to Melinda and the rest of the Table 128 crew. Have a wonderful day. Best, Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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CarlyC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 is consistently outstanding! One of my favorite places in down.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony is great and the food was awesome.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. I passed them along to Anthony and we look forward to your next visit. Best, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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TripUout
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day weekend. The food is amazing. Who knew that this little gem of a place was in Iowa. I am blown away by the menu and the service. I would recommend anybody who is a foodie needs to have the experience of eating here.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for your lovely review from your Valentine's weekend dinner at Table 128! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Stay warm, Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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FAQs

Table 128 Bistro + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 327-7427.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 950 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.

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