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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:Centro Restaurant, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines, Sam & Gabe's - Urbandale
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, American
Neighborhoods:Downtown Des Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale
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7:00 PM
$$$$·Italian·
Downtown Des Moines
2,184 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
We enjoyed our evening at Centro. We always make it a point to dine there when ever we are in Des Moines. The food is always prepared as ordered and the servers are very knowledgRead more
98% recommended
Great for Lunch in Iowa
23 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
$$$$·American·
West Des Moines
424 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was a great experience for us. We were celebrating 46 years of marriage and Firebirds made it very special.
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Iowa
17 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Italian·
Urbandale
387 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always a good choice for good food and good service. Everything that I have tried here has been very tasty.
89% recommended
16 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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$$$$·Latin American·
Downtown Des Moines
900 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
My first time at Malo and loved it!! I had the specialty lobster and pork tacos, both were excellent. Definitely will go back.
94% recommended
Most Booked in Iowa
20 people mentioned the Sangria
$$$$·Mediterranean·
Des Moines
431 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Second time there and still fabulous. THe vegetable starters are spectacular
96% recommended
5 people mentioned the Bacon Wrapped Dates
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Des Moines
581 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent!!!! Great service, food and a wonderful place to share lunch with dear friends!
99% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
9 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin
$$$$·American·
Sioux City
238 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Creative Cuisine
Crave is an excellent place to eat with friends or on date night. You definitely get what you paid for.
91% recommended
Good for Groups in Iowa
3 people mentioned the Egg Roll
$$$$·French·
Downtown Des Moines
2,278 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
I'll go back time and time again. They do not rush you and take time to understand your preferences. The menu is fabulous and everything I've tried is amazing and the presentation Read more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Iowa
37 people mentioned the Poutine
$$$$·European·
Des Moines
229 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
One of the best nights out in Des Moines! The gnocchi is outstanding.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
4 people mentioned the Chocolate Torte
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$$$$·American·
Des Moines
266 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
A beautiful & unique view of Des Moines plus fabulous food make for a remarkable evening!!
89% recommended
6 people mentioned the Manicotti
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$$$$·American·
Cedar Rapids
87 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
My husband took me and two good friends there in appreciation after he had open heart surgery. He made reservations and ordered flowers for all of us. The staff was wonderful in Read more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Iowa
4 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Des Moines
655 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
The service was outstanding and the food was excellent.
95% recommended
Best Food in Iowa
22 people mentioned the Root Beer
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Des Moines
1,530 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing experience as always! Great food and service!
95% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
72 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Southern·
Des Moines
836 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Best vegan meal I’ve had. And the meat eaters enjoyed theirs very much.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
68 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
$$$$·Café·
Des Moines
196 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
St Kilda is always so good. Went for my birthday this weekend with a group of 5. They took super good care of us and made the evening special. The food was terrific and won over thRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
6 people mentioned the Avocado Toast
$$$$·Italian·
West Des Moines
550 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food we ordered came out surprisingly fast. Every part of our dinner experience was good.
91% recommended
Most Booked in Iowa
5 people mentioned the Free Dessert
$$$$·American·
Des Moines
85 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Attentive staff, good food & beer specials. We reserved a table.
98% recommended
Best Value in Iowa
1 people mentioned the Avocado Sandwich
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Des Moines
236 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great experience! Wait staff was very friendly/courteous. Very nice to enjoy our cocktails, food and conversation. Will keep in mind for future needs and/or family events. ServingRead more
93% recommended
Good for Groups in Iowa
14 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Des Moines
163 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Amazing every time! The easily veganized menu and wonderful staff make this place a must have!
95% recommended
4 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes
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$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Davenport
82 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fun
We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, the waitress Raqel was absolutely wonderful! She was very attentive, made food and wine suggestions. My husband chose the steak Read more
Hot Spot in Iowa
2 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
$$$$·French·
Des Moines
372 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Amazing dinner as usual! I highly recommend Baru.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
3 people mentioned the Gateau
$$$$·American·
Davenport
111 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great Beer
  • Comfort Food
My friends and I arrived at 6 PM on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy but we were given a comfortable table without any problems. Our waitress was accommodating to our inabRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Iowa
2 people mentioned the Chicken Flatbread
$$$$·Steak·
Iowa City
818 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Very good steak. Dinners include soup or salad. The French onion soup was excellent. Steaks were perfectly rare. Five star service. Great cocktails.
95% recommended
17 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cedar Rapids
287 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
The server was good but drinks took a bit to get from the bar.
Great for Brunch in Iowa
4 people mentioned the Cupcakes
$$$$·Russian·
West Des Moines
176 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
We sat in the room outside the bar area and could visit with our friends for an enjoyable evening. The martinis were over flowing and delicious. I had the crispy salmon which wasRead more
81% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Iowa
4 people mentioned the Beef Stroganoff
$$$$·Steak·
Dubuque
626 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
This place is consistently amazing. I highly recommend the lobster bisque, as well as the lobster mac and cheese. I would also recommend splurging and getting a bottle of Caymus Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Iowa
37 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Italian·
Ames
74 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Romantic
We had a lovely brunch last Sunday. Our waiter was most attentive & personable. The restaurant looked great, the food was even better. Overall, a most enjoyable dining experienceRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Iowa
2 people mentioned the Spaghetti Carbonara
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Cedar Rapids
947 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
The salmon was insanely good. Crispy skin and like butter inside. The fingerling potatoes were also perfectly cooked and seasoned. Cauliflower appetizer was a little weird thoughRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Iowa
8 people mentioned the Bread Pudding
$$$$·Italian·
Dubuque
508 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Excellent service, food, and ambience. Definitely recommend.
83% recommended
Romantic in Iowa
44 people mentioned the Garlic Bread
$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Des Moines
1,497 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Dinner was so good we went back the next night after NCAA basketball game and they were gracious enough to feed us without a reservation. My husband had sea bass the first night anRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in Des Moines
35 people mentioned the Fresh Seafood
$$$$·Italian·
Washington
62 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
Made reservation through Open Table, worked slick! Our table was ready when promised; no waiting. Prompt service after we sat down and the owner and her staff were very attentive Read more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
3 people mentioned the Chicken Roulade
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$$$$·Steak·
Burlington
363 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Fantastic food and service! I've already suggested it to many people.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
19 people mentioned the Martinis
$$$$·Steak·
Moline
1,129 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Good food. Bar seating was full so little more noise than usual
93% recommended
Best Food in Quad Cities
30 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·Brewery·
Ames
105 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy
  • Casual
I got the pasta and my partner got the burger and they were delicious! The are we were seated was a little too dark for my taste but the atmosphere was very comforting. Also had thRead more
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in Iowa
3 people mentioned the Prime Rib
$$$$·American·
Des Moines
220 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
I chose this restaurant after looking at downtown spots within walking distance of our hotel that had a decent vegetarian selection. It was pretty hoppin’ for a Wednesday night. ThRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Iowa
12 people mentioned the Stuffed Olive
$$$$·European·
Des Moines
135 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
I would recommend this restaurant however they have closed and will be missed. I do understand they may do catering.
97% recommended
5 people mentioned the Strudel
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$$$$·Steakhouse·
Cedar Falls / Waterloo
57 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
Food was a good value for the price. I’d gladly visit again. I’d hope for a little more prompt service next time, we waited more than I’d like for drink orders each time.
4 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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$$$$·Steak·
Northwood
212 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
We had great service & a private area. Perfect match for all of our friends to get together!
Special Occasion in Iowa
12 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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