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Table 128 Bistro + Bar

4.9
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828 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 828 people are saying
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ToddM
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. Doing a nice job of creating a safe environment and protocols during Covid.

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vipRussellS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great people. Love the place!

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scott
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Social distancing, cleanliness, safety guidelines followed, while the whole experience made life seem almost normal again. We will be back for more! Thank you for a wonderful evening out.

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vipMatthewG
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to Table 128, this last time was no exception.
Jillian was an outstanding server, the food was excellent. I greatly enjoyed the roasted mushrooms.
We continue to wish you the best in these trying times. Thank you Lynn, Sarah and everyone.

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Connie
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable! Food outstanding. I cant say good enough stuff about this restaurant. Absolutely love it. Highly recommend to friends and family

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AngieS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my go to lunch spot! The ingredients are fresh and in season.

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vipChristinaT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fabulous! Menu is in season with the freshest foods and prepared creatively. Servers and all staff are friendly and welcoming

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LoveDiningOut
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This has been our "Go-To" restaurant for a few years, but recent charges indicate a tendency to overcharge. A $6.00 charge to split 2 meals on to two plates??? Same number of meals on same number of plates as normal? $56.00 for a $15 bottle of Pinot...should have paid the $15 corkage. Great food, but will be searching for more options. It was an absolutely fantastic meal as usual, just felt overcharged.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and knowledgeable waiter who walked us through all the dishes while making great recommendations. The sanitary measures taken by adding plastic separators between each table were very well done which made the dining experience that much more enjoyable.

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RabPkb
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested to be seated on the patio. The umbrellas gave us nice shade and guests were appropriately spaced.

The food was amazing and unlike some of the other upscale restaurants, the portions were generous.

The wait staff was appropriately masked and was knowledgeable and gave good guidance on food and wine

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vipKaren
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable and the food was delicious, innovative, and beautifully plated.

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Harrison
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint restaurant. Very accommodating during the pandemic (safety dividers between tables). Great Ambiance. Friendly staff who provided great service. Food was excellent - beef short ribs are a must if on the menu. Definitely will be visiting again.

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vipRogerH
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been on Table 128’s weekly curbside program for the past several months, and it’s been mostly fine, but on Saturday we dinned in instead. Good decision. They all wear masks and practice social distancing when possible, and they have installed clear plexi-glass partitions between some of the tables. Everything was excellently prepared and delivered warm-hot to the table. My wife had the short ribs, and I had the Hoison Chicken. I had a martini and my wife had a cab. Everything was excellent. We’v been coming here since the beginning, and we’ve never really had a bad meal (well, maybe once). Highly recommended.

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tomn
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time! Food fabulous, service even better. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMatthewG
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Table 128 almost weekly as a family and have never been disappointed. The hummus on this past week’s menu was amazing. Branca’s service was excellent and my kids, though preteens and hard to please, love Lynn’s burger every time we’re here.
Thanks for remaining open, for practicing such wonderful social distancing guidelines and for being amazingly kind people.

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vipAthaAbbott
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh as usual. Our server Melinda was knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations for appetizers and entrees. She was friendly and professional. My wonderful friend and I enjoyed our meal and great wine on the patio. It was obvious they were taking all the COVID precautions to ensure customer and employees' well being.

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Dinnerfor2
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio. Excellent service designed to give a great dining experience while keeping safe and physically distanced. The Salmon BLT and Fennel salad are excellent. We plan to go back soon!

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vipMatthewG
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday with our family and had an excellent experience. Very good food, great service as always and we felt comfortable with the precautions that are in place throughout the establishment to protect staff and customers from COVID.
This is becoming a weekly visit for our family and we all enjoy it our visit every time.

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Dinnerfor2
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening on the patio. Table 128 excels in creating a safe and clean environment. I feel comfortable dining here and know they are going the extra mile for their clientele and staff. As always, the food is impeccable. It's a great place to go for something special as well as casual.

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
235 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Interesting but effective way to maintain social distancing with plexiglass dividers between tables. Nice but limited menu along with limited and diminishing wine list. Unfortunately, the dinner rating was impacted by what I suspect was a failed air conditioning system. The place was HOT.
I've been there before and will definitely be back when it is cooler!!

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Sparky
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined at Table 128 often. Table 128 remains on of my favorite places to visit.

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vipLisaMW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, delicious menu options with interesting flavors. Excellent cocktails. Always friendly and professional service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing - felt very safe and so nice to be able to go out for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Table 128! Sincerely my favorite restaurant in Des Moines! Amazing quality with fantastic service!

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vipMatthewG
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with the whole family Thursday evening, and had a wonderful meal. Jennifer provided excellent service and I was pleasantly surprised, after we all had drinks and desserts, that the bill was as low as it was.
Thanks again for remaining open and always having such reliably amazing food and service.
Matthew

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was courteous and timed her interjections perfectly while we held our meeting. The food was fantastic and the restaurant did a wonderful job spacing everyone out.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful service and food!!

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TiffanyT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always so creative in their menu and so delicious.

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vipMatthewG
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I sat on the patio and greatly enjoyed the entire experience. The food and service are always excellent

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vipJoanR
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The skirt steak was done perfectly medium and the potato salad was flavorful and just about as good as my mom's which is a great compliment. The brownie was so light and mixed with the ice cream, out of this world!

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DDeveryday
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience. My favorite spot for a kale salad with salmon and something bubbly to drink. Could eat here daily.

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vipLisaM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 is our favorite restaurant. Food, wine, service, atmosphere are fantastic every single time.

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LoveDiningOut
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite restaurants. Menu is wonderful, and service spectacular. Highly recommend trying Table 128, you won't be disappointed!

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Dinnerfor2
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to return to a dining experience. We knew Table 128 was going above and beyond to make it safe. We sat on the patio and had a lovely meal. Friends dined later that evening indoors and said it was set-up beautifully. Table 128 has long been a favorite and we’re planning to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best setup I have experienced for post-covid restaurant. Very impressed!

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DanT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat outdoors. The cars and carry out traffic were noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Table 128❤️❤️❤️

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jenrip30
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - 100% fantastic service, food, drinks. I adore this place and would suggest it for any occasion.

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vipTerry
Des Moines
44 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Two in our party ordered salads. They were sadly lacking for the price. Diner who ordered the ham and pork belly sandwich enjoyed it.

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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 828 OpenTable diners.

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