Table 128 Bistro + Bar

4.9
938 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 938 people are saying
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vippmescher
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place. Good food and drinks and very good staff.

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Gourmetguru
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a great place to dine! Partitions put between seating areas during Covid also help with sound end makes for a great situation

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 is my favorite restaurant in Clive- best food in town!

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NiveaS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great food I had chefs special with lamb chops , butter chicken and kheer and my husband hadlamb shanks . The wine selection and their soda is very delicious , our waiter was outstanding . We enjoyed the good food and atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant .

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JustynM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in Des Moines, full of flavor and prepared tastefully.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, amazing food and service!

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vipClaireM
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lunch atmosphere.

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JM2000
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owners and staff went above and beyond to make it a great experience.

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JamieG
Des Moines
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was great! We enjoyed our night out with neighbors (who also love T128). I loved seeing more tables and everything slowly getting more to that old feeling. I think everyone was still doing their part and it felt very comfortable and safe (as usual) to be out to eat here. We seem to never be able to pass up the mussels - I need them when we go every time. The lamb and the Steak were delicious! You all have the best polenta!! You should make an appetizer out if it (fried polenta cakes- great for spring or summer with corn succotash) It is by far one of my favorite sides on your dishes and I always steal some off my guys plate if he has it and I don't. Seriously always a good time, good food and amazing service! Thank you for being in our neighborhood. I'll keep saying it - if you haven't been you NEED to check this place out!

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vipMovingon
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Great service and always great food!

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vipPhil
Jacksonville
32 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very disappointing visit. Hadn’t been to Table 128 for several years and I remembered a much better restaurant than this visit. Service was very slow and inattentive and the food was nothing special. Waited over an hour to get entrees and the server had to be reminded to bring additional drinks we requested. The fries that accompanied the salmon sandwich were cool.
We went to another restaurant the next night and had a good meal at a lot less money

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JesL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! I visit my best friend in the Des Moines area a few times a year and this is always somewhere we make sure to go, the trip doesn't feel complete without it.

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WayneS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning as always and the safety barriers allow for safety and quiet conversation.

Great to see Lynn out front.

JS
vipJohnS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but great menu

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vipCaribeAzul
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The red pepper soup was salty and we did not eat it but they failed to subtract it from the bill even though we complained to our waiter. The wine and the salmon feature were very good. The skirt steak was tough but the chili sauce that went with it was very good. The brussels sprouts were undercooked. Although we had a nice evening, we wish they were more responsive to customer's complaints. That soup was not a good start!

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PollyF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating in since Covid. I felt completely safe. Table 128 is my favorite place. Locally owned and great choices. I have done takeout during the pandemic, but finally got to eat in. Love it there.

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Martha
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Great care has been taken to help keep guests/employees safe. It was our first trip out in a year, and it was perfect. Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! They have the tables spaced far apart with plexiglass in between. I felt very safe there. It was my first time eating indoors since the pandemic started.

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JeffC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks, great service. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These people put out some great food creations at reasonable prices and very attentive staff. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Chef’s menu, wine pairing and service!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to review your dinner experience. We are so happy you thoroughly enjoyed! Hope to see you again soon. Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service always!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 27, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. We strive for 5 star food and service and are happy to have achieved that with your experience at Table 128. See you for your next girl's night out dinner. Best, Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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Adam
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet night out with my wife. Good food and service. That simple.

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vipJamieG
Des Moines
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melinda our server was AMAZING as usual!!! She is so fun and bubbly and knows the food and drinks well. We’ve had her now a few times in a row and frankly I don’t think we want anyone else (even though I know they are all great). The food was outstanding, never do we not like something. We always go for something different and it’s always delicious! Can’t say enough - We LOVE Table 128 and their awesome food and service never disappoints! Thank you again for a lovely dinner and night out💜

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 25, 2021

JamieG - We are happy you are loving your dining experiences at Table 128! That's what we strive for every day. We send a big "Thank You" for your gracious review. I passed along your words to Melinda and the rest of the Table 128 crew. Have a wonderful day. Best, Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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CarlyC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 is consistently outstanding! One of my favorite places in down.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony is great and the food was awesome.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. I passed them along to Anthony and we look forward to your next visit. Best, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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TripUout
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day weekend. The food is amazing. Who knew that this little gem of a place was in Iowa. I am blown away by the menu and the service. I would recommend anybody who is a foodie needs to have the experience of eating here.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for your lovely review from your Valentine's weekend dinner at Table 128! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Stay warm, Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the chef menu!! We loved it 10/10 would recommend!!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Melissa S, Thank you for your 5 star and 10/10 reviews. It was a pleasure to have and serve you this last Valentine's weekend, and we hope to see you for one of our upcoming Chef Menus! Best, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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AlecT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I've ever had in DSM. Simple and incredible.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Alec T, Glad you could join us this last Valentine's Weekend. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and we hope to see you soon. Best, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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vipTandK
Des Moines
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Another great experience at Table 128! We love when Jillian is our server as she is always perfectly attentive and engaging. Definitely our favorite Open Table destination!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

TandK - Thank you for joining us again! I passed along your compliments to Jillian and we look forward to seeing you soon. Stay Warm, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last nights Chef’s Menu was outstanding.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for joining us Valentine's weekend and for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you. Stay warm, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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Bekah
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 felt like a hidden gem! What a sweet restaurant, high-quality food, and awesome staff. I have a feeling this will be one of our favorite restaurants to go!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Bekah - Thank you for your awesome review. The things noted above are what we strive for, and we are so pleased you noticed them and took the time to write about your first visit. I passed along your compliments to Jillian as well as the rest of the front and back of house. Hope to see you again soon! Welcome to the Table 128 family. Best, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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rick
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Rick, Thank you for your support and kind review! We hope to see you soon. Best, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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Laurie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night for Valentines weekend! Anthony was a wonderful server, the food and wine were amazing!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Laurie, Thank you for your kind review. I passed along your compliments to Anthony and we are so glad you enjoyed all aspects of your time at Table 128! Best, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for taking time to review your most recent visit! If there is something we can do to help with the ambience - please reach out or let us know next time you come into Table 128. Stay warm. Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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TeriD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table 128 never disappoints, their service is exceptional and very knowledgeable. Every dish we have had has been excellent! The safety of their customers is evident with their mitigation strategies.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

TeriD - Thank your for being one of our valued guests! We aim to be be as safe as possible with the best food / wine / service. See you soon! Best, Chef Lynn Pritchard

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LisaB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch with girlfriends. Great service and delicious food (... and due to Covid ... they’ve placed very functional clear vertical partitions in the main dining area between tables.) So nice to return to this restaurant with good friends. Happy we can support them ... and happy they are staying ahead of all Covid has thrown at the dining industry.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 7, 2021

LIsaB - Thank you for joining us for lunch. "Breaking bread" with friends is the best. We are happy you appreciate our partitions and social distance measures. Your review and support mean a lot. Chef Lynn Pritchard

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abab
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out, as always! Happened to have the same table and waitress as last time, wish I knew her name, she is just lovely! Food was amazing, I dream about the Brussels sprout salad with salmon! Can’t wait to return, always my first choice!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on February 7, 2021

Wonderful! I passed your compliments to the kitchen and front of house staff. Your server was either Jillian or Melinda. Our pleasure to have you and hope to see you soon. Chef Lynn Pritchard

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JudyH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on a consistently great meal and service at Table 128! Our "go to" dining experience - whether dining-in or taking out. Great attention to safety protocols!

Table 128 Bistro + Bar
Responded on January 31, 2021

JudyH - Thank you for taking time to review your last experience with us and your compliments! We take pride in our work to ensure your safety and that you have a great time with us every time. See you soon and stay warm! Best, Chef Lynn and Sarah Pritchard

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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 4.9 stars by 938 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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