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Fresko, Des Moines, IA

Fresko

4.7
4.7
1126 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
“Fresko” meaning “fresh” inspires our creation of seasonal menus made from locally sourced ingredients. Fresko makes natural food from the bounty of Iowa farms whenever possible. The culinary team prepares product from start to finish applying natural time honored techniques with care at every step. This enriches the flavorful and nutritious product we serve and benefits our community. Fresko believes we are what we eat and eating well means living well.

Fresko features a splendid assortment of original cocktails with a deep spirits menu and a beer program with sixteen beers on tap in addition to bottles and cans. Fresko's wine menu focuses on quality selections at a great value to our guests.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 630-7009
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Drew Hoormann
  • Catering
    We would be excited to host you or cater you for your next event.
  • Private party facilities
    Thank you for choosing Fresko for your gathering! We are beyond excited to share our seasonal menus, made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, our lovely event spaces and exceptional team. You can trust your guests will have a tremendous experience at Fresko. Whether you’re here to celebrate your love story, organize a business meeting, celebrate a milestone, host a family gathering, or anything in between, we are here to put your mind at ease and deliver a fabulous experience for you and your guests. Our Executive Room accommodates up to 30 guests, and our Gathering Room accommodates up to 45 guests. We are also able to combine both rooms to accommodate up to 100 guests! We welcome the opportunity to make your vision a reality. Please contact us at events@freskodsm.com, by phone at 515-630-7009, or via our website: https://www.freskodsm.com/private-events/
  • Neighbourhood
    Des Moines
  • Cross Street
    9th and Locust
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available on the street, in several nearby parking ramps, and there is a lot across the street available after 5pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Best Food

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Great for brunch

  • Iowa

    Innovative

  • Iowa

    Good for groups

  • Iowa

    Healthy

  • Iowa

    Lively

  • Iowa

    Most Booked

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambience

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Great for brunch

  • Des Moines

    Good for business meals

  • Des Moines

    Innovative

  • Des Moines

    Good for groups

  • Des Moines

    Healthy

  • Des Moines

    Hot spot

  • Des Moines

    Good for special occasions

  • Des Moines

    Lively

  • Des Moines

    Most Booked

1,126 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t miss an opportunity to eat here. Every menu item is so perfectly crafted from fresh ingredients and presented beautifully. We did not have a bad dish in the two meals we ate there. The cocktails are fantastic as well, the ones I tried and loved were the old fashioned’s (both the peach and grilled pineapple) and the “Trip to Jalisco

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks, and service. Ambiance is great!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food at Fresko. Could do with lowering the music volume but otherwise enjoyable!
    FreskoResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that our food has consistently met the high expectations of our customers. We will discuss the noise matter with our team, and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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  4. TIMandSANDY

    Houston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Father’s Day early dinner. Great service and food. Enjoyed the evening.

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  5. MikeH

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was quite slow. Once we received our food it was cold. Also the English muffins were just sliced at not toasted at all. It was our second visit in 3 weeks and the prior visit the device was fine but the food came out cold also. Our visits were on Sunday and we had breakfast items. The manager came over and apologized and said that this was all unacceptable and they comped the our meal including the alcohol. They made things right. We have dined there several times for dinner at it was always good. Will go again

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  6. HungryDinerDuo

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and reasonably priced! Always great experience, recommend!
    FreskoResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our excellent food and found it reasonably priced. Providing a great experience for our guests is always our goal, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit!

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  7. SusanFromIA

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak sandwich was incredible, as well as the potatoes with aioli. 😋 Great service, too.
    FreskoResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the 5 stars! We're thrilled to hear that you loved our steak sandwich and potatoes with aioli! It's wonderful to know that our food hit the mark for you. Thank you for also acknowledging our great service, we aim to provide a delightful dining experience from start to finish. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

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  8. LindaD

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food & service in a pleasant downtown environment.
    FreskoResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your continued support and kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had another enjoyable experience with us. Providing great food and service in a pleasant environment is what we strive for, and we appreciate your recognition. Looking forward to welcoming you back again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was lovely but best of all was the elderflower spritz.
    FreskoResponded 4 days ago
    We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything during your visit! It's wonderful to know that the elderflower spritz stood out as a highlight for you. We take pride in crafting refreshing and delightful drinks, and we're thrilled that it made your experience with us even more enjoyable. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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  10. KristieW

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Fresko. The food is delicious and the wait staff is very nice and professional.
    FreskoResponded on June 10, 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you always enjoy your visits to Fresko. It's great to know that you find our food delicious and our wait staff nice and professional. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

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FAQs

Fresko offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 630-7009.

Fresko is rated 4.7 stars by 1126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fresko

909 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    9th and Locust
  • Neighbourhood
    Des Moines
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available on the street, in several nearby parking ramps, and there is a lot across the street available after 5pm.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Drew Hoormann
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (515) 630-7009
  • Catering
    We would be excited to host you or cater you for your next event.
  • Private party facilities
    Thank you for choosing Fresko for your gathering! We are beyond excited to share our seasonal menus, made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, our lovely event spaces and exceptional team. You can trust your guests will have a tremendous experience at Fresko. Whether you’re here to celebrate your love story, organize a business meeting, celebrate a milestone, host a family gathering, or anything in between, we are here to put your mind at ease and deliver a fabulous experience for you and your guests. Our Executive Room accommodates up to 30 guests, and our Gathering Room accommodates up to 45 guests. We are also able to combine both rooms to accommodate up to 100 guests! We welcome the opportunity to make your vision a reality. Please contact us at events@freskodsm.com, by phone at 515-630-7009, or via our website: https://www.freskodsm.com/private-events/
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