Food & Drink in Des Moines


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  • Embassy Suites Des Moines On The River
    Property Location Located in Des Moines (Historic East Village), Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown is minutes from Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater and Walnut Street Bridge. This hotel is within close proximity of Civic Center of Greater Des Moines and Des Moines Civic Center. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 234 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. 37-inch LCD televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as cordless phones with voice mail. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site. Dining Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary manager's reception, held daily at evening. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Des Moines? This hotel has 16,000 square feet (1486 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
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    101 E Locust St
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Des Moines Marriott Downtown
    Property Location With a stay at Marriott Des Moines, you'll be centrally located in Des Moines, steps from Ruan Center and 801 Grand. This hotel is within close proximity of Polk County Convention Complex and Des Moines Public Library. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 417 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary weekday newspapers and coffee/tea makers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge). Dining Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of small meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
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    700 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Grounds for Celebration
    When George Rivera-Davis first tasted coffee from beans grown on his uncle?s farm in Panama, he was amazed?it tasted nothing like the brown liquid he?d been taught to call coffee in Des Moines. Inspired by the delicious brew, he ventured into the coffee business. Now, George and his wife, Jan?herself a certified tea blender?grow their own coffee in Panama with the aid of their family, bringing gourmet brews to Des Moines through their award-winning coffee shop and caf?, Grounds for Celebration. Grounds for Celebration?s coffee connoisseurs roast beans onsite before brewing fresh cups of java, blending espresso creations, and flavoring lattes with Monin syrup and Ghirardelli chocolate. Thirsty patrons can also opt for yerba mate, chai, and smoothies, or venture into Jan?s area of expertise and gulp tea in varieties that range from gunpowder green to ginger peach. While sipping from steaming mugs, patrons can also munch croissants and cinnamon rolls baked fresh each day. At midday, they fortify themselves for afternoon paperclip jousts with lunch sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Some take their time to savor natural, from-scratch gelato while sitting amid the caf??s local art and connecting devices to free WiFi.
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    2709 Beaver Avenue
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Bistro Montage
    The kitchen bustled behind teenage Enosh Kelley as he stood over the sink, dutifully scrubbing pots and pans while dreaming of becoming a chef. From those humble origins, recounted in his Metromix profile, Enosh has grown into an internationally renowned culinary artist lauded by reporters from the Wall Street Journal and nominated as best Midwest chef by the James Beard Foundation. Pulling from his training at the Culinary Institute of America, Enosh folds local ingredients into a French-inspired menu, favoring classics such as hand-cut pomme frites, duck orange, and g?teau marjolaine. Nestled in the heart of the historic Ingersoll Avenue district, Enosh's restaurant?Bistro Montage?is a fitting canvas for his fine French creations. Plates pair with glasses of wine on white-clothed tables. Nearby, framed artwork speckles the brick-red walls, and long, flowing curtains dangle from the windows to keep the lighting dim and intimate while providing a convenient hiding place for guests on disappointing blind dates.
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    2724 Ingersoll Ave.
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Fat Tuesday
    Throughout the year, shipments of live crawfish arrive at Fat Tuesday's doorstep. Newspapers spread across tables, customers pull up their sleeves, and baskets of boiled crawfish and corn arrive from the kitchen before the crack of snapping shells resounds through the restaurant. Accompanying the meal is a variety of drinks such as sweet tea and lemonade, and beers such as Blackened Voodoo and Abita. In between their regular crawfish boils, the kitchen crew members whip up what they refer to as a "small but mighty" daily menu of Cajun specialties. Cooks layer poboys with fried alligator, oysters, and catfish, and pots of seafood gumbo and crawfish ?touff?e simmer on stovetops. Plates pair with Cajun craft beers beneath glimmering purple, yellow, and green streamers throughout the New Orleans?themed dining room. Testing their patrons? stomach capacities, the chefs challenge them to the occasional poboy-eating contest. The contestants must polish off a 2-foot-long poboy within 40 minutes while simultaneously whistling the sous chef's favorite blues song.
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    6112 SW 9th St.
    Des Moines, IA US
  • Mullets
    It's usually Mullets' mascot that first catches guests' eyes, flashing its gill-to-gill grin from its post-top perch. Then there's the big neon sign, which further befits the establishment's roadhouse atmosphere. Situated at the confluence of the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers, Mullets draws in patrons with pub staples such as burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas as well as plentiful seafood options that include catfish, bluegill, crawfish, and frog legs. Servers can bring these dishes out to the wood-paneled dining room or up the stairs to the two-level outdoor patio, where banners for the Chicago Cubs and Boulevard Brewing Company ripple in the wind like the tongue of a skydiving dog. The staff encourages patrons to make their own marks on the pub’s playful atmosphere by posting photos of their mullets—whether haircuts or state-fair-winning fish—to the Mulletin board.
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    1300 SE 1st St.
    Des Moines, IA US
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