Table 128 Bistro + Bar

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552 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 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.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently awesome experience!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is unique and interesting as always. Fun spot for a night out with small group of friends.

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been told by friends that this was one of the best meals they had experienced.We were not disappointed. I had a monkfish entree that matched my best ever seafood I had enjoyed and that was in Provence,France.we have been to all the top 10 central Iowa restaurants. This is excellent food for great value. What a wonderful time.

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HL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, locally-sourced menus. Food is beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Service is attentive but not intrusive. The perfect place for a special dinner and evening.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for business meals.

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Des Moines Metro! 5 star dining experience at Midwest prices.

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PP
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the 3 course Saturday night dinners!

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JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorites in Des Moines. Fantastic menu, everything is fresh, cooked perfect and inventive. Try the burger - you won't be disappointed!

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Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent this restaurant and it’s always the BEST. The owner, the staff, the food.. top notch!

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Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Table 128 for an early New Years Eve dinner before going to the Civic Center. We started with the donuts. They are a must have . I had swordfish and my husband had porky. Both were delicious

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Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table 128 has become our favorite spot. The food is always good; the welcome sincere and friendly; the service is excellent.

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Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve special menu was creative. The food was, as always, superb. This is our favorite Des Moines area restaurant. We go there regularly and are never disappointed. A wonderful dining experience.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Wine recommendation was great.

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CV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a special occasion with family. The food and our server were outstanding. Our server paired wine with each individual's entree. It was a delightful dinner and we highly recommend Table 128 Bistro + Bar.

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k
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite date night location! Always excellent food and service with very welcoming staff.

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table 128 is my go-to restaurant when I want to have an excellent and high quality meal, as well as when I have a friend in town who I want to impress with the local DSM food scene. Excellent atmosphere and even better service. The food is always impeccable, with creative options as well as high quality twists on old favorites. We ordered the donuts which are amazing fried corn bread-type treats with corn and jalapenos. Also had the grain bowl which was exquisite with a light and refreshing mint-pesto sauce. The wine list is the best I've come across in Des Moines. Molly was our server and was very knowledgeable of the menu- both food and wine, and made the experience fun! Will continue to go back and bring others to this amazing DSM gem!

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Switzerland
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food! Casual but elegant vibe, friendly and efficient wait staff and most importantly, well prepared delicious food. Looking forward to many return visits.

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CA
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We ordered the chicken sandwich which we'd had before. This time there was barely any chicken. It seemed they were almost out of spread and split it between our two sandwiches. More bread than spread!

Our first choice was their "pasta of the day" but they were sold out by 12:45!

It wasn't worth the price paid. We left disappointed. It was better last time in October.

It won't be our first choice next time we eat lunch out.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table 128 has a beautiful menu with eclectic but delicious menu choices. It has developed a well deserved loyal following and while not required, reservations are usually needed. During lunch you can get in and out in reasonable time. Dinner allows you to sit and savor their wine and cocktail menu while thinking thru special menu items. Table 128 filled a void in West Des Moines and I'm glad its here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good and different food offerings which was good. Good service. It was great getting the reservation for noon lunch

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DH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beet salad, the cheese plate and the Brussels are must-haves. The beef tenderloin was perfectly done. Creme brulee was freshly carmelized and had great mix of warmth and cool with crust from sugar and smoothness of custard.

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PD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and food. Had the Chef's cheese plate to start and then the Salmon BLT. Both excellent. We tried a bottle of wine in a variety that we had not had and they were very accommodating with allowing us to open and taste a wine selection that was not normally served by the glass. We liked the wine and finished the bottle. A very nice lunch experience. Thank you!!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Very nice dessert plate served with an anniversary wish!

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RT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great, the cocktails were excellent, entrees were awesome, and the dark chocolate truffles and creme brûlée are to die for

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Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great lunch at Table 128!

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L
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this restaurant! I dine there often, for both lunch and dinner. I am never disappointed!

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M
Kansas City
79 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table 128 is an excellent choice when you are in Des Moines. The food and service are both exceptional. Highly recommend.

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RN
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and always a delightful experience with excellent staff.

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was OK. Our waiter was very nice and very attentive. Our food was fine. I felt like it was very expensive for the small amount of food we got.

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party of six ordered 5 different entrees. Every meal was judged excellent in taste and presentation.

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NR
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very informative server who made great recommendations. Food was excellent. We all cleaned our plates. An excellent dining experience

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Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding flavors. Unusual creations. We thoroughly enjoyed the broccoli salad, cheese plate and stuffed red pepper appetizers. We all chose the chefs feature, which was a miso broth with two shrimp, a scallop, and 3 oz of salmon. We took advantage of the $15 corking fee and brought our some of our favorite red wines. Our server was Joshua and we suggest you ask for him. Table 128 exceeded all our expectations.

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my team here for Christmas lunch. It was perfect! Food was excellent, service was great (as always) and the little complimentary chocolate chip cookie at the end made everyone's afternoon.

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LF
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. I try and find excuses to travel to Des Moines, just so I can eat there. Fabulous food. Everything I have ever ordered has be exceptional

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. As always!!

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Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anthony our waiter was wonderful - great experience

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the Chef's Menu, a special offering on Saturdays, of 3 courses. Although the basis of the appetizer was shrimp and main course steak, they were served with unique combinations/preparations. Server was great, and atmosphere warm and relaxing. Excellent experience!

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