Table 128 Bistro + Bar

4.9
581 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.

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

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ML
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great service, great food. Had the barramundi. Cooked to perfection and was served with sauces and spinach. Delightful flavor surprises with every bite!

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JH
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and service. A unique twist on everything and everything was delicious. We changed our travel plans to eat dinner there a second day. We tried the chips/dip, wings, octopus, kale and Brussels sprouts salads, and split the burger each time. If we lived in Des Moines we would eat here often. Great happy hour, too.

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LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!!!! Great service, food and a wonderful place to share lunch with dear friends!

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JC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely place to dine. The food was superb! We will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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RS
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at this fine establishment. Food is superb, personnel wonderful to work with, and ambiance exquisite.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here quite a bit and it never disappoints! Tonight was no exception. I did the Chefs menu for the first time and Scott did the duck (duck is always Fabulous) I have to say this was one of the BEST meals that we have had here. We live that it is close to the house and always so good. Great job to the staff and chefs! We will most certainly be back and always recommend this place as a place to dine at. Love it & Thank you

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TB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative dishes with well paired flavors - The short rib rib was pull apart tender and the duck confit has a delicious crunchy skin.

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AN
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal every time. Our favorite spots in Des Moines. Always amazing food and great service. Highly recommend.

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L
Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant! My favorite go-to place.

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MH
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very nice! Like always. Chef’s menu was awesome again. The special place we bring friends visiting from out of time.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for dinner and it was excellent. The ambiance, to the staff and food. I kept talking about it for days after we went there providing a recommendation to my friends. I cannot wait to go back. Highly Highly recommend again and again!

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PJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great food and atmosphere. Great dining experience.

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NO
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, as always! The short ribs were tender, rich, and flavorful. The tomato jam made the Hen in the Woods special. The service was attentive and well timed.

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KN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there and sat at the bar for a drink and had a great conversation with the bar tender. The mezcal old fashioned is a drink we will come back for. The Devils on Horseback were yummy and pan roasted barramundi was perfect. We recommend Table 128 to all our friends.

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j
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was a wonderful and relaxing dinner for the last night of a 5 week road trip. The old fashioned was a classic which was refreshing given that there are some strange permutations out there. My gimlet was barely kissed by sugar just the way I ordered.
We had the devils on horseback and the appetizer corn donuts, both were flavorful and crisp in all the right places.
My husband had the barramundi with carrot variations- pesto, roasted, sunchoke purée -Delish! And I had the short rib with cauliflower. Beautiful textures but the barramundi was outstanding.
I appreciate the interesting wines by the glass.
I truly wish we lived in Des Moines- we would be regulars just like all the diners sitting around us.

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BR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Lynn and group put together a great special, and the other pieces of the menu were great! Great service from Erica, and of course, we see friends there enjoying the night. Wonderful neighborhood and metro-wide venue. Highly recommended.

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JM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating waiter. Food is always interesting and tasty. We were there on on very cold snowy evening and it was a little chilly, but over all a very nice evening.

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LO
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! Doughnuts anda salmon and Brussels salad were excellent. The “He’s so fancy” cocktail was perfect. Look forward to my next trip to DSM to visit again.

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j
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location - love the grilled Tuna Salad! Easy to reserve a table using OpenTable.

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NS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table 128 is our go to restaurant for celebrating special events with friends and family. Great food and service.

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J
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying and saw it on Open Table so decided to give it a try. Menu was unique and it was fun trying new things. Food was outstanding, service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend!

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RB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'll say it again...best restaurant in Des Moines. Exceptional food, friendly staff...you cannot find a better place in Iowa...period.

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k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

so good and a must visit! One of my favorites in the whole city!

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N
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Delicious food and wonderful gluten free options

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MG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service with a varied menu. Special requests were easily accommodated and appedizaers and desserts were perfectly aligned to the entree selections. Only moderate concern was that the dining area was a bit chilly on a cold winter night. Yet, that did not deter our group of six from enjoying a long, well-paced dinner of fine food and fun.

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AA
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual, Josh took very good care of my two lady friends and me. He explained the cocktail of the day, he recommended a very nice wine, and was attentive to our needs. The food always melts in my mouth. Juicy steak for me! Yum!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently awesome experience!

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OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
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
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
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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MH
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chef, best mixologists, best service = Best Meal

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HL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 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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f
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!!

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OT
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 5, 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
7 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 4, 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 4, 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
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
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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