Table 128 Bistro + Bar

4.9
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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 seasonally, 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 750 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
11 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
16 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
33 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
16 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
12 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!

CB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Excellent service. We love frequenting Table 128 for any and all special dates, and a random unforgettable meal in-between. Des Moines most valuable hidden gem.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful night at Table 128. The Brussel sprout salad is one of my favorites. My friend and I split the salad and then both order the scallops. They were cooked to perfection!! And an added bonus the chocolate chips cookies that came at the end...amazing😊

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Love coming here for a date night or special occasion.

j
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 never fails! Great food, great service, great drinks/wine! I always suggest them because no matter the occasion - it is THE place I love.

L
Des Moines
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never EVER disappoints! Love it when Chef Lynn introduces a new menu because I love new tastes and new preparations. Try the awesome Chicken Liver Mousse on the new appetizer menu! Yum! The scallops were perfectly cooked and so good! LOVE Table 128!

AS
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous dining experience, as always. The food is outstanding. A duck dish that was wonderful. The service was superb, and the meal well timed. Our favorite Des Moines area restaurant.

CM
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the people. It is always such an enjoyable experience!!

TD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

CH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time I've been to Table 128 for dinner and the food was outstanding. The four of us had different entrees with the pork and smoked mushrooms highlights in our group. My only complaint was the time it took for our entrees to arrive following an appetizer since we were there very early for dinner and only a couple tables of patrons. I also noticed someone bringing in their own wine so would definitely do that next time around and pay the corkage fee. Overall, an excellent meal and I would highly recommend.

AA
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the Des Moines metro. Food always delicious, service always delightful and the atmosphere is cozy and relaxing.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have an amazing experience at 128! The food is OUTSTANDING and I had a friend in town from New Hampshire who asked me to take her there because I’m always talking about it. She was so impressed!

OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful appetizers, wine, and dinner! Great service! Table 128 never disappoints!

OT
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciousness, course after course!

AS
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and ambiance were fabulous. We love Table 128. We were there to celebrate my birthday, and everything met up to our hopes and expectations. I had a pork dish that was done perfectly, as was my wife's Lamb dish. An outstanding dining experience.

OT
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful staff! Great place for an efficient business lunch!

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always!

KK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food here is always excellent! The menu variety is interesting, portion sizes are just right. Consistently very good.

PK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Had co-workers in from Chicago and Minneapolis and both very impressed.

D
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great smaller venue with creative and ever changing food and cocktail menu. Enjoy dining here with family and friends. Appreciate the excellent wait staff as attentive but not overbearing.

HB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation for dinner on a Saturday night. It was busy, but the staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was fantastic! Perfectly prepared and beautifully plated. The only piece we would change would be the noise. We had difficulty hearing each other across our small table while speaking in a normal tone. Otherwise, a great experience overall.

RH
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the chef’s tasting menu. First course of chicken liver pate, with some type of blackberry courant, was excellent. Main course of lamb was juicy and cooked medium rare to perfection. Desert of poached pear and ice cream was disappointing. Pear was hard and tasteless— not poached enough. Hard to cut with a spoon.

OT
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! My favorite Des Moines restaurant😃

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved introducing your place to friends who are new in town! Your menu, staff & ambiance never disappoint! Thanks for a wonderful, leisurely evening!

NR
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Met a relative for lunch. Food was great. We both had salads. The warm Brussels sprout salad was delicious but would be better if the large Brussels were cut smaller. My guest had the chop salad and enjoyed it. Nice place for lunch. Service was great.

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