4950 NE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: (515) 266-6800
Fax: (515) 299-8866
Pepper Steak, Broccoli Beef, Hunan Vegetables, Cashew Chicken, Sesame Pork, Hunan Chicken, Chicken Chow Mein, Chicken Lo Mein are few of the many dishes served at China Moon. The food comes out looking stunning and the interesting paraphernalia around adds a hint of drama to the entire experience here. Ideal for groups as well as for families, this Chinese restaurant is a haunt for many locals because of its generous portions, friendly prices and top-notch service. In addition to take-out, China Moon provides efficient and prompt delivery service.
Situated to the east of Des Moines and established back in 1947, Tursi's Latin King Restaurant is one of the best dining establishments around. There's great pasta specialties and an extensive and reasonably-priced wine list. Try the Chicken Spiedini, a favorite among the locals. Tursi's is known for its home-style food, relaxed friendly ambiance and well-trained waiting staff.
One of the more popular burger joints in the neighborhood, Zombie Burger + Drink Lab usually is swarming with hungry locals and travelers. This restaurant has just about everything to keep you occupied, great food, fabulous drinks, cool interiors, cleverly and creatively designed menu, and - zombies! The blood-soaked tables and staring zombies will bother you only until the food arrives. Once you dig in and sip on one of their spiked shakes, you'll be planning your next visit.
801 Chophouse is an upscale steakhouse in Des Moines. The restaurant offers fresh vegetables and meats from the best cuts. At a flat rate, you could take advantage of the Prix Fixe menu options that allows you to savor a variety. Try out the Bone-In Delmonico or the Lollipop Veal Chop. The Maytag Blue Cheese Potatoes make a great side. The restaurant has an extensive wine list, so take your pick and have a great meal!
RōCA, short for Restaurant on Court Avenue, is located in downtown's Historic Court Avenue District. Nestled in a century-old building, it retains the old-world charm with exposed brick walls, art, antiques and photographs to complement rustic-chic furnishings. Their signature shared plates include Oysters “Roca”Feller, Escargot In Potato Shells and Hoison Marinated Ribeye Skewers and entrees like Beef Stroganof and Stuffed Pork Chop. Pair your meal with artisan cocktails like Gotham Sour and Slippery Slope or opt for fine wine, craft brews and spirits.
With over 100 beers on tap in addition to an already impressive selection of over 150 bottled and canned beers, El Bait Shop boasts what is easily one of the world's most extensive selections of American craft beers. While the staggering array of taps behind the bar will surely dazzle you, the decor is a conversation starter in itself. Vintage posters, games and curious knickknacks line the walls of this lively watering hole. Apart from serving as a haven for beer lovers of every caliber, El Bait Shop also serves up a variety of delicious Mexican and American treats including bar favorites like chicken wings, tacos and juicy burgers, alongside broasted chicken, salads. soups and other tasty bites. Although bustling, lively and brimming with cheer all through the week, the live musical performances held here are especially popular and draw crowds of cheerful revelers. Keep an eye on their website for the latest updates on their ever growing beer selection and event schedules.
Come to La Mie for a slice of heaven. It literally translates to “the crumb” in French and will surely have you savoring every last one. Well before dawn, the kitchen at the Logsdons' bakery is bustling with the kneading of dough, mixing of icings and loading of ovens. Baked to perfection, the aromas of fresh pastries, sinful croissants, melt-in-your-mouth scones, handmade breads and divine macaroons engulf your senses, not to mention every bite is pure indulgence.
Mezzodi's serves Italian food that is delicious. The food here is prepared from home-style recipes that have been reinvented to include some of the local ingredients and tastes. The fast selling item here are the pizzas and burgers and the special rate martinis that are served all day! For your main meals, try out the Wild Mushroom Risotto or the Italian Chops. The Sunday brunch is quite famous among the locals.
The interiors as well as the food at Smitty’s take you back to the 50s. Known for their large servings and succulent tenderloins that are crunchy on the outside and juicy inside, Smitty's Tenderloin Shop has been satisfying meat lovers since 1967. Pair your steak with some homemade crispy onion rings and wash it down with a deliciously smooth seasonal milkshake.
Fire Creek offers a memorable dining experience in West Des Moines. With its summer patio and winter fireplace, this locally-owned restaurant features a welcoming atmosphere. On the menu are American classics like steak, sandwiches and pasta. Specialties include Santa Fe Quesadilla, Chicken Marsala Sandwich and Swiss Burger. At Happy Hour, enjoy great deals on cocktails and spirits. Occasionally, they play host to live music events by local talent.
Relax, have a few laughs and enjoy the music at Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar and Restaurant. The restaurant serves up delicious food that's good for you, and the environment with a side order of entertainment. Tap your feet to the sounds created by the wonderful musicians as you tuck into specials like White Chicken Chilli or a loaded Taco Pizza. Great for an evening out with friends, you certainly won't be bored. For information on performances do visit their website.
With a variety of delicious lunch specials, Wok in Motion is a great place for Asian fare. The small restaurant has a casual vibe, and you can try out their selection of sushi while seated at the lovely Sushi Bar. Try classics like Kung Pao or Mongolian chicken rice, or for something a bit more adventurous, try their Dynamite sushi roll.