Bar, Eatery

210 10th St
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309-3656
United States

(515) 288-0268 | map

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Rated: 4.2 by craigbelly from Iowa

Dec 02, 2021
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Rated by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5
Beer menu lacks but the food is superb!!!
Jun 10, 2015
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Reviewed by errantnight from District of Columbia

3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75
A brasserie-style restaurant in Des Moines that suffers from inconsistency but occasionally hits home runs in the food department, and has a solid, reasonably broad selection of craft beers.

Charcuterie (some house-cured) and cheese selections are well curated (and served with house-made crackers amongst other condiments), reasonable oysters (I'm spoiled coming from the coasts, but at least one of the varieties we tasted was superb, none were sub-par), and a heavy emphasis on steak-frites (duck fat fried). Overall the restaurant feels like it has an excellent idea of what it wants to be, and is hampered by inconsistencies throughout the dining experience (two bread baskets arrive at our table for six, some bread is pale white and under cooked--presumably skimped on baking par-baked loaves, others are old, tough and chewy, still others are crispy, airy and light--just perfect; duo of duck involves overcooked duck breast with under-rendered fat, undercooked potatoes, and nigh-perfect duck confit and roasted asparagus).

The craft beer selection is solid, a dozen-ish tap selections, all craft, and another 30ish bottles. You'll have to wade through a nice-in-concept-but-slow/poor-in-execution alcohol list as iPad app to find them all, but it's a mixture old standbys, classics, locals, and seasonals.
Jul 01, 2014
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Place rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3 ratings