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Table 128 Bistro + Bar, Clive, IA

Table 128 Bistro + Bar

4.8
4.8
1010 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 327-7427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lynn Pritchard

  • Catering

    Custom menus available for private events, corporate box lunches and buffet available.

  • Private party facilities

    In addition to the restaurant being available for rental, dining space is available to accommodate groups of up to 20 people in a semi-private dining area. A full menu, as well as customized menu options are available.

  • Private party contact

    sarah@table128bistro.com: (515) 313-1082

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Des Moines

  • Cross street

    128th St.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

June 17 – 20 Menu

Starters

  • Cheese Plate$21.00

    three artisan cheeses, charcuterie, house mustard & jam, pickled vegetables, baguette

    • Lebneh$10.00

      house-made yogurt cheese, olive oil, za'atar spices (thyme, cumin, coriander, sesame, sumac, salt & chili pepper), grilled persian flatbread

      • Octopus$14.00

        grilled Moroccan octopus, black bean puree, pear, miso, ginger, arugula, lemon & chives (gluten-free)

        Salads & Soup

        proteins to add: chicken breast | $6, salmon | $7, shrimp | $6

        • Greek Salad$14.00

          torn head lettuce, cucumber, grape tomato, olives, mint, feta, red onion, red wine & mustard vinaigrette

          • Warm Brussel Sprouts$13.00

            prosciutto, marcona almonds, shaved manchego, mustard seed vinaigrette, parmesan

            • Mushroom + Scallion Soup$5.00

              crimini mushrooms, vegetable stock, yukon potatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, scallions

              Entrées

              • Soft-Shelled Crab$29.00

                crispy soft-shelled crabs, cured chorizo, whipped potatoes, grain mustard aioli, asparagus & cabbage slaw, fresno chilis

                • Braised Chicken with Olive & Pancetta$23.00

                  Bone-in chicken breast or thigh crushed olives, salt-cured pork belly, honey-whipped polenta & grilled broccolini

                  • Chili-Marinated Pork Tenderloin$24.00

                    Crushed fresno & thai chili, papaya & adobo-marinated pork tenderloin, oven-roasted brussel sprouts tossed with a fish-sauce caramel & lime, cool hominy & red pepper salad

                    • Avocado Miso Mushroom Bowl$19.00

                      pan-roasted mushrooms (portobello, enoki, shiitake & king trumpet), gluten-free soy, rice wine, olive, oil, quinoa, avocado, arugula & kale, tahini & miso dressing

                      Dessert

                      • Créme Brûlée$6.00

                        cream, eggs, vanilla bean, caramelized sugar, berries

                        • Chocolate Brownie a la Mode$6.00

                          Cocoa, dark chocolate, eggs, flour, butter, sugar, salted caramel ice cream

                          Wine by the Glass

                            White

                            • Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Chateau Roquetaillade la Grange, Grand Vin de Bordeaux, France$8.00

                              • Chardonnay 2019 Matthiasson, Village, Napa Valley, California$13.00

                                Rosé

                                • Nebbiolo 2019 Luigi Giordano, Vino Rosato, Piemonte, Italy$11.00

                                  Red

                                  • Pinot Noir 2017 Brooks, Willamette Valley, Oregon$12.00

                                    • Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Matthiasson, "Village," Napa Valley, California$13.00

                                      Feature Cocktails

                                      Full bar available!

                                      • Billionaire$11.00

                                        Old Overholt rye, lemon, house grenadine, sugar, absinthe bitters

                                        • Western Glow$9.00

                                          Vodka, Cointreau, blueberry, soda

                                          • One for Al$10.00

                                            Bourbon, dry cider, lavender, orange

                                            • Pineapple + Basil$10.00

                                              Reposado tequila, rum, pineapple, basil, lemon

                                              • Caipirinha$9.00

                                                Leblon Cachaca, sugar, lime

                                                Non-Alcoholic, Etc.

                                                • Coke

                                                  • Diet Coke

                                                    • Sprite

                                                      • Iced Tea

                                                        • Zanzibar's Coffee

                                                          • Espresso

                                                            What 1,010 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            4.8
                                                            4.8 based on all time ratings
                                                            • 4.8Food
                                                            • 4.8Service
                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                            • 4.6Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            1. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 24, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              One of my all-time favorite places. Looking forward to experiencing the new location!

                                                            2. L

                                                              Linda

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              25 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              25 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 24, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This restaurant NEVER disappoints! I will miss it SO MUCH during this short hiatus while they prepare to open in their new and exciting location!! The countdown starts as we wait, and I am SO excited!

                                                            3. B

                                                              Brunnehilde

                                                              Chicago

                                                              107 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              107 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 24, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              As tourists, we inadvertently wound up here the "last night" when Bistro 128 closed its location in anticipation of a move to downtown Des Moines. No matter. This was no somber occasion. The house was packed with local regulars. From owner Lynne's warm hospitality when we arrived to the delicious, imaginative food (I ordered a la carte while Hubby chose the chef's tasting menu so we experienced a nice sampling of menu items) and finely crafted cocktails, we had an awesome experience. We can't wait to dine with you in your new home when we next visit Des Moines. If our first experience is any indicator of future success, we look forward to another enjoyable fine dining opportunity.

                                                            4. JG

                                                              JamieG

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              39 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              39 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 24, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We had to come in for one last experience at the Clive location before they move downtown. Food and service was superb as usual and it was great bringing our friends with us who also love Table 128. I had the lamb leg cannelloni which was really unique and delicious. I think it might be the first time I have had a pasta dish there and it did not disappoint. It was part of the chefs menu which was summery and perfect balance of summer. The watermelon gazpacho was so refreshing with the sweetness and salty ness from crispy prosciutto. The Peach Pan A cotta was amazing either goat cheese crumble too. Great last meal in the Clive location. Can’t wait for opening night to come see the new place! Love Table 128 & Cheers to your continued success downtown! 🥂

                                                            5. TH

                                                              TomH

                                                              Chicago

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 21, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Always awesome service and food

                                                            6. DA

                                                              DAWNB

                                                              San Diego

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 20, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food and great service! Love Table 128!

                                                            7. C

                                                              Clive

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 20, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We came here for my husband’s birthday lunch. The food was exceptional as was the service!

                                                            8. LF

                                                              LocalFoodie

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 18, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Every single person is so attentive and connected to making the dining experience perfect.. The food is amazing the atmosphere perfect. .This is one of my favorite restaurants. I don’t live in Des Moines, but any chance I get to go there or pass through, Table 128 is where I want to eat The Brussels salad is incredible

                                                            9. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on July 17, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great venue

                                                            10. B

                                                              Bobm

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great place

                                                            11. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Chicago

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              As always, the food and service were impeccable!

                                                            12. BM

                                                              BillM

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 15, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                              A very pleasant evening. Good food, excellent service, fine specialty cocktails. Only criticism is the stingy wine pours.

                                                            13. 2

                                                              24golfdiners

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 15, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Our meal was absolutely delicious We started with Manhattan's made with Rye that were perfection. We had the angry donuts for an appetizer/starter. Love them! We ordered the rainbow trout with couscous and the curry chicken salad sandwich with parmesan fries. We're tipping our toe into getting back to restaurant dinning so we are only eating at places that take reservations. We're not ready to stand around elbow to elbow with folks we don't know while waiting for a table. We appreciate restaurants such as Table 128 that accept reservations and seat you safely away from other people.

                                                            14. EF

                                                              EricF

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on July 15, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great as always. Have been a regular whenever I'm in Des Moines for several years. Looking forward to seeing the new location.

                                                            15. TS

                                                              TiffanyS

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 15, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Really great at accommodating our large group. The website is not accurate so we showed up for a wine tasting experience that was not happening which was super disappointing but we ordered cocktails and food that was all delicious. The bar manager is a genius because all of the drinks were interesting and amazing. I’d come back, but don’t rely on their outdated website if you want to plan ahead for what to eat or drink.

                                                            16. JS

                                                              JenniferS

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 10, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful meal and service.

                                                            17. BB

                                                              BrynB

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on July 8, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Service and food is top notch. One of our favorite places for lunch or dinner!

                                                            18. MN

                                                              MikeN

                                                              Chicago

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Fantastic!

                                                            19. JG

                                                              JamieG

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              39 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              39 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 2, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We love Table 128!!! We wanted to get a few more trips in before they move spots. The service was amazing as always and the food matched. Really great owners, servers, food & cocktails🍽👍🥂

                                                            20. AD

                                                              AndreaD

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on July 2, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Love how the menu changes so there is always a variety. Food is amazingly delicious! Your palette will thank you! Service is definitely top notch! Atmosphere is great for date night or gathering of friends. Looking forward to our next visit!

                                                            21. HH

                                                              HarveyH

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on July 2, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The evening was delightful. Our server was flawless in her attention and the food creative and excellent

                                                            22. WD

                                                              WDM50266

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 1, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              One of the best places to dine in WDM. Too bad they are closing soon to relocate, looking forward to seeing them again.

                                                            23. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on July 1, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food; great service!

                                                            24. k

                                                              kpolitte

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 30, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Food is excellent. Service is great. Take my client here often. Love this place.

                                                            25. RM

                                                              RoscoeM

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 30, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                              Wait was very slow in engaging out table

                                                            26. m

                                                              maryc

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on June 29, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Overall an awesome experience. Just a few minor glitches (printer down for printed meal receipt, waiter unsure of top shelf scotch options, spouses salad was late because the added shrimp weren’t made for it initially). Staff was great and we had a nice time. We felt compassion as they are soon moving to a new location and so probably logistics have been impacted by lots of moving parts.

                                                            27. MJ

                                                              MJ300

                                                              Minneapolis

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 26, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Delicious, fresh food. Great presentation. Fantastic cocktails and wine. Felt comfortably cozy!

                                                            28. AS

                                                              ArthurS

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              20 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              20 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 26, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Went to celebrate our Anniversary. A wonderful meal. I had the Saturday tasting menu, which was outstanding. My wife ordered off the menu, also fabulous. You can never go wrong at Table 128.

                                                            29. JW

                                                              JoyceW

                                                              Chicago

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 26, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              Restaurant busy when we came in ( Friday eve 8 pm) Perhaps reason why salad ( Brussels sprouts) was not prepared well by ( busy) kitcyen ( compared to previous dining experiences). Dressing so heavy. Not as warm as served to me in the past. I’ll still return since this is first let down and maybe it was just one of those unfortunate but unintended failed expectations. On a positivé note, hubby enjoyed Burger offering. Suggest expanding Rosé offerings ( both glass and Btl) on wine list- at least during summer.

                                                            30. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 26, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Exceptional. Highly recommend. The corn soup and Brussels were amazing.

                                                            31. NA

                                                              NancyA

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on June 25, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food and service. My husband had never been there so he really enjoyed it.

                                                            32. JS

                                                              JenniferS

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 25, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was picture perfect and the taste was fabulous! We will definitely be frequent friends of Table 128!

                                                            33. EG

                                                              EricG

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 24, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Nearly perfect. As usual.

                                                            34. TH

                                                              TomH

                                                              Chicago

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 23, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Erica is as awesome as the food! My client had never been to 128, she was blown away

                                                            35. D

                                                              Disappointing

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 20, 2021

                                                              overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                              Lengthy wait to order and receive food and drinks. Food was marginal at best. Would not return.

                                                            36. GT

                                                              GinaT

                                                              Savannah

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on June 19, 2021

                                                              overall2food4service2ambience3

                                                              The Chefs menu was sold out completely....this was the menu we had been emailed and then found out it was incorrect/not available....very disappointing

                                                            37. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on June 19, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              When given the choice to order the wine pairing special….ALWAYS choose it. You will not be disappointed!!

                                                            38. JJ

                                                              JeffJ

                                                              Minneapolis

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 19, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                              One of the best fine dining restaurants in the Des Moines area. You can't go wrong here, always great food and a good dining experience. The owner and chef, Lynn Pritchard, is a stickler for detail and presentation. All of the dishes are inventive but with a classic presentation that reflects Lynn's training and experience.

                                                            39. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Chicago

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on June 18, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This place is a gem.

                                                            40. JL

                                                              JLS84

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 18, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Incredible food, friendly and helpful service, and a peaceful, elevated ambience. We'll definitely be back!

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                            • Physical distancing

                                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                              • Extra space between tables
                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                            • Screening

                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                            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 1010 OpenTable diners.

                                                            Not available on OpenTable

                                                            Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                                            If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              128th St.

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Downtown Des Moines

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Wine Bar

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Smart Casual

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Private Lot

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive chef

                                                              Lynn Pritchard

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (515) 327-7427

                                                            • Catering

                                                              Custom menus available for private events, corporate box lunches and buffet available.

                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                              In addition to the restaurant being available for rental, dining space is available to accommodate groups of up to 20 people in a semi-private dining area. A full menu, as well as customized menu options are available.

                                                            • Private party contact

                                                              sarah@table128bistro.com: (515) 313-1082

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