The Standard

208 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309 Directions
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90% of 443 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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Report | 11 months ago
pretty good place, good service, good drinks, that'll do! If never been, go.
Report | a year ago
They have a great drink menu, good happy hour specials, live music and a lovely atmosphere.
Report | a year ago
Great food, excellent service and good entertainment. Will definitely be back.
Report | a year ago
Great atmpsphere, food and of course Martinis.
Report | a year ago
Great place, great food! And fun atmosphere
Report | a year ago
Great food and drinks. I was a little surprised at the ambiance. I was expecting something more sophisticated. The music could use a little more diversity as well.
Report | a year ago
Excellent food but a little high priced for the size of portions. Service was great. Drinks were painfully slow
Report | a year ago
Great food and atmosphere
Report | a year ago
We had been to the Standard before, but only to the upstairs to dance and join a private party. We had never had their food and did not even know they served food. The happy hour tapas were excellent and so were the drink specials. We will definitely go again for the food, even if we don't go upstairs.
Report | a year ago
The food was excellent and our server went way above and beyond to make sure we had a good experience.
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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.

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Many people described the Bartender as Great.
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Many people described the Music as Excellent.
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Many people described the Waitress as Fantastic.
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Many people described the Bar as Amazing.
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Many people described the Atmosphere as Great.
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Many people described the Service as Great.
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Many people described the Food as Great.
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