Table 128 Bistro + Bar

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774 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Let's Get Social!

Join us for our Social Hour menu featuring unique snacks for $4-$5 and great drink prices, including $5 glasses and $20 bottles of wine!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 28, 2019

Ends: March 1, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:30PM-6:00PM

What 774 People Are Saying
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Des Moines
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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ER
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 was simply fabulous. We loved every course, from the salads, to the main course, and finally the amazing desserts. We can't wait to go back.

AS
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. The meal is always fabulous, the staff superb. This time I have the rack of lamb, which was outstanding, and my wife had the soup and a salad, which she loved. You never go wrong here.

RB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Des Moines!!! The food, atmosphere, service...and did I mention the FOOD? Always a 5 star experience across the board.

JJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Table 128 Bistro & Bar. We went on Valentine's Day. It was absolutely amazing. We loved every minute of it.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Start to finish.

J
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great little place tucked away in a strip mall ... but definitely NOT a typical strip mall restaurant. Menu is unique and food was outstanding. Service was also outstanding. So many lunch items I’m excited to go back and try! We will definitely be back!

IF
Des Moines
32 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience! Great service, nice wine list, a mean Negroni, delicious crab cakes, amazing scallops, the richest truffle dessert!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Great food, friendly wait staff. My go to place for both lunch and dinner!

SK
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food-well prepared, interesting selections, great presentation
Service-we had Molly. Knows exactly how to be there when needed and disappears when not
Ambiance -mid-sized place, very cozy, just the right amount of lighting, not to much noise
wine-very good selection, staff knows their stuff
Price-not cheap, but then what do you expect for an upscale restaurant

WS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful place with great food, Sarah knows her wines and pairs well with food. The small foreign wineries they bring in are especially neat.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine and food pairings were perfect! Table 128 is consistently the best!

PK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a terrific meal.

D
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service, good ambiance.

BW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We had the sea bass special. Our server was on point with drink refills and checking in with us. An added surprise was chocolate chip cookies that came with our bill. Very yummy all around!

C
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Remains our favorite restaurant in Des Moines for good reason. All 4 had the special - Chilean Sea Bass - which was exquisite! There is always a great blend of flavors in each dish and a wonderful array of favorites and new choices on the menu. Keep up the good work!

JC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Portion size is smaller than I remember since they updated their menu. Definitely did not fill me up.

OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night out and the food was great as always. Brussel Sprout salad is worth the trip alone!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully prepared foot.

R
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 does an excellent job with their service and their food. The brussel sprouts are a must but everything on the menu that I've tried over my numerous visits have been amazing. Scallops were good this last time and the Mussels.

JL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & amazing food. Always the very best!

RH
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Another outstanding meal here. Had melt in the mouth pork short ribs, mushroom dumplings and beef barley soup. Comfort food for a cold night. One of the best chefs in the Midwest, no doubt about it.

CT
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fabulous!
Great ambience, warm and welcoming staff, excellent craft cocktails and amazing food
Chef Pritchard and his team knock it out of the park every time!

DD
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see a new menu. The old choices were getting a little stale

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal, soup was unique and a perfect blend of flavors that hit all the right notes and was very satisfying. Scallops were perfectly seasoned and cooked accompanied by various vegetables that all added their own flair to the dish, for a harmony of flavor that only enhanced the other elements. Staff was friendly, attentive, and anticipated needs, and I never felt rushed or hurried. I was in town for business but will be back anytime I am in Des Moines for another meal. Looking forward to see what other creations come out of the kitchen!

A
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and overall vibe of the restaurant. We went there for a light late meal because the salads sounded very good. The beet salad was good and Brussels sprout salad was excellent. Salmon was cooked to perfection

JG
Des Moines
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great date nite! We love everything there is about. Table 128. Amazing food, great service, value and overall place🙂 This is the place to go no matter the occasion, if you have not been you are seriously missing out! Go, you won’t regret it!

JB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Always an innovative menu. Great service.

C
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, thank you Table 128 for a wonderful meal. Still our favorite for any meal any time, especially special occasions. Congratulations on your recent and well deserved recognition b

DS
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My go to dining spot in Des Moines. At this point I don't even look at the menu anymore. I just ask what the special is and that is what I order. Never a disappointment.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always!

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good review on Google. See it there.

RM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Simply put, the NYE menu was not appealing. Lamb was the only red meat and grouper the only seafood. Neither of which was prepared well enough to overcome a lacking menu. This was my first bad experience at Table 128. While we will dine there again, have no doubt that we will check the menu first.

P
Des Moines
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. It was NY Eve and while they were quite busy, everything was on point.

TO
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crew at Table 128 never fail to exceed expectations all the way around. It has become our favorite place to go in the Des Moines Metro and never disappoints.

AS
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always. A wonderful way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Food was excellent, particularly the rack of lamb.

JR
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a few friends met for a quick / rushed lunch and the server was most accommodating ! the food was outstanding as always! thank you Joan

KM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good but also very heavy. So much butter and salt!!
Not very child-friendly.

C
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 remains our favorite restaurant for both special occasions and just want to get out. The food is always fabulous. Both my wife and I had something new and we were not disappointed. We always start with the Brussel sprouts, which were better than ever! Can’t believe I not only will eat brussel sprouts but that I love them! She had the Cauliflower Steak and I had the Porchetta. Both were fantastic, with some new flavors and wonderful spices. Our 6 year old has a limited palate, but LOVES their buttered noodles with fruit. They take the same care with her meal as they do with ours, and it shows. And they treat her like a treasured guest. The desserts were delicious, as always.

Remains our favorite.

K
Des Moines
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous, as always!

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