Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Bistro-Style Cuisine and Martinis
The menu includes tilapia fish tacos ($8), fajita steak sandwiches ($10), and crab po’ boys with roasted tomatoes and cajun rémoulade ($8).
The Standard Martini Bar
A nondescript black-and-white sign hangs outside The Standard Martini Bar, reflecting the understated elegance inside. Bartenders shake and stir 49 different martinis, including 15 modern interpretations with ingredients ranging from Godiva dark-chocolate liqueur to green tea to banana schnapps. These drinks accompany the eclectic, bistro-style menus of paninis and tapas, which draw inspiration from Cajun, Italian, and Mexican cuisines.
The decor echoes this subtle sense of refinement with its stone columns, paintings-lined walls, and caviar-filled saltshakers. The Standard Martini Bar keeps the environment lively, though, by hosting live music, karaoke nights, and trivia contests throughout the week.
“The bartender was great, there was a guy playing on the stage before the band came in....over all the bar was super clean, croud was mixed all in good moods and the...”
“The bartender was great, there was a guy playing on the stage before the band came in....over all the bar was super clean, croud was mixed all in good moods and the food was amazing =) will for sure go back. ”
“They have a great drink menu, good happy hour specials, live music and a lovely atmosphere. ”
“The food was excellent and our server went way above and beyond to make sure we had a good experience. ”
208 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309