Table 128 Bistro + Bar

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790 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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TakeAway Tuesday

Takeout
Starting Apr 16, 2020·Tue 11:00AM-1:00PM 4:30PM-7:30PM

Every Tuesday, we offer a limited lunch and dinner carryout menu.

Dinner Subscription Service

Dine in
Starting Apr 16, 2020·Wed-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

Welcome to our subscription dinner series from Chef Lynn and his amazing (masked) kitchen crew - just one example of the many super heroes of this time - with spatulas as swords and chef coats as capes.

Each week, we offer a new dinner for four menu which includes your choice of four entrees, two large salads and one dozen mini salted chocolate chip cookies for $80.

Carryout wine, soups by the quart and extra cookies also available.

What 790 people are saying
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jenrip30
Des Moines
8 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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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. Everything was great!

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Torie
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch specials. Pork belly and ham sandwich full of flavor. Tofu with roasted carrots, broccoli, edamame over grains was amazing. I hope the tofu dish will make it onto the permanent menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway good food and good service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always awesome.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and owners are great! Perfect place for date night or dinner with friends!

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vipLinda
Des Moines
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant!!! The food .. the atmosphere .... the PEOPLE!!!! All amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience with the service and food. I would highly recommend Table 128 if you want an enjoyable meal with friends or family in a great atmosphere.

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vipPerllaD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Table 128, the food is always amazing! We had a great dinner, the owner and the staff made us feel so welcome and the chef made sure to come out and made sure everything was perfect. We will definitely be back many times. Thanks for a lovely night!

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vipCaribeAzul
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall. I took my son to dinner because he had never been there. My husband and I love this place because the chef is very creative. He brings in different elements together to have you craving for more. We had the pork chop with the dill peanut sauce, AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was amazing! This was our first visit and we will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! Best place to eat in Des Moines metro.

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OliviaS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food took awhile to be served but was definitely worth the wait!

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MatthewG
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My nine year old chose the restaurant for her birthday meal with family. Next year we may have to restrict some choices due to how pricey Table128 can be. Yet it was a beautiful night out, excellent food, tremendous service(Anthony was very attentive) and my in-laws, who had never been before, are planning to celebrate their 58th anniversary there soon.

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vipLinda
Des Moines
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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ERS516
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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RalphB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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vipArthurS
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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JanJ
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Start to finish.

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Jmo2g
Hawaii
24 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!

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vipIowaFoodie
Des Moines
33 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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vipSKLH
Des Moines
8 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

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WilliamS
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.

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Michele
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Always a terrific meal.

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

Great food, good service, good ambiance.

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BrendaW
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!

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vipCharlie
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!

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JennC
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully prepared foot.

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vipRory
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.

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

Fantastic service & amazing food. Always the very best!

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RogerH
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.

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vipChristinaT
Kansas City
15 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!

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

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

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 4.8 stars by 790 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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