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Table 128 Bistro + Bar, Clive, IA

Table 128 Bistro + Bar

4.8
4.8
1009 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Our aim is simple - to give our guests food we are passionate about, service we take pride in and a sophisticated, yet casual dining experience worth sharing.

We consider Table 128 to be a truly “American” restaurant honoring many different cooking traditions and interpreting them with our unique creative vision. Our menu changes frequently, offering a mix of new and signature dishes. We source our food from top quality ingredients, featuring a high percentage of organic and local products when available.

We craft all of our stocks, sauces, desserts, ice creams and most of our breads from scratch on a daily basis. We also strive to support other artisanal producers when purchasing wine, cheese and many other ingredients.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 327-7427
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Lynn Pritchard
  • Catering
    Custom menus available for private events, corporate box lunches and buffet available.
  • Private party facilities
    In addition to the restaurant being available for rental, dining space is available to accommodate groups of up to 20 people in a semi-private dining area. A full menu, as well as customized menu options are available.
  • Private party contact
    sarah@table128bistro.com: (515) 313-1082
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown Des Moines
  • Cross Street
    128th St.
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,009 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,009 Reviews
  1. TomN

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my all-time favorite places. Looking forward to experiencing the new location!

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  2. Linda

    Des Moines

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant NEVER disappoints! I will miss it SO MUCH during this short hiatus while they prepare to open in their new and exciting location!! The countdown starts as we wait, and I am SO excited!

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  3. Brunnehilde

    Chicago

    122 reviews

    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As tourists, we inadvertently wound up here the "last night" when Bistro 128 closed its location in anticipation of a move to downtown Des Moines. No matter. This was no somber occasion. The house was packed with local regulars. From owner Lynne's warm hospitality when we arrived to the delicious, imaginative food (I ordered a la carte while Hubby chose the chef's tasting menu so we experienced a nice sampling of menu items) and finely crafted cocktails, we had an awesome experience. We can't wait to dine with you in your new home when we next visit Des Moines. If our first experience is any indicator of future success, we look forward to another enjoyable fine dining opportunity.

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  4. JamieG

    Des Moines

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to come in for one last experience at the Clive location before they move downtown. Food and service was superb as usual and it was great bringing our friends with us who also love Table 128. I had the lamb leg cannelloni which was really unique and delicious. I think it might be the first time I have had a pasta dish there and it did not disappoint. It was part of the chefs menu which was summery and perfect balance of summer. The watermelon gazpacho was so refreshing with the sweetness and salty ness from crispy prosciutto. The Peach Pan A cotta was amazing either goat cheese crumble too. Great last meal in the Clive location. Can’t wait for opening night to come see the new place! Love Table 128 & Cheers to your continued success downtown! 🥂

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  5. TomH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome service and food

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  6. DAWNB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Love Table 128!

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  7. Clive

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for my husband’s birthday lunch. The food was exceptional as was the service!

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  8. LocalFoodie

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single person is so attentive and connected to making the dining experience perfect.. The food is amazing the atmosphere perfect. .This is one of my favorite restaurants. I don’t live in Des Moines, but any chance I get to go there or pass through, Table 128 is where I want to eat The Brussels salad is incredible

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue

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  10. Bobm

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place

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  11. LoraM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food and service were impeccable!

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  12. BillM

    Des Moines

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant evening. Good food, excellent service, fine specialty cocktails. Only criticism is the stingy wine pours.

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  13. 24golfdiners

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal was absolutely delicious We started with Manhattan's made with Rye that were perfection. We had the angry donuts for an appetizer/starter. Love them! We ordered the rainbow trout with couscous and the curry chicken salad sandwich with parmesan fries. We're tipping our toe into getting back to restaurant dinning so we are only eating at places that take reservations. We're not ready to stand around elbow to elbow with folks we don't know while waiting for a table. We appreciate restaurants such as Table 128 that accept reservations and seat you safely away from other people.

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  14. EricF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Have been a regular whenever I'm in Des Moines for several years. Looking forward to seeing the new location.

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  15. TiffanyS

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great at accommodating our large group. The website is not accurate so we showed up for a wine tasting experience that was not happening which was super disappointing but we ordered cocktails and food that was all delicious. The bar manager is a genius because all of the drinks were interesting and amazing. I’d come back, but don’t rely on their outdated website if you want to plan ahead for what to eat or drink.

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  16. JenniferS

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and service.

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  17. BrynB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food is top notch. One of our favorite places for lunch or dinner!

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  18. MikeN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!

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  19. JamieG

    Des Moines

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Table 128!!! We wanted to get a few more trips in before they move spots. The service was amazing as always and the food matched. Really great owners, servers, food & cocktails🍽👍🥂

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  20. AndreaD

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love how the menu changes so there is always a variety. Food is amazingly delicious! Your palette will thank you! Service is definitely top notch! Atmosphere is great for date night or gathering of friends. Looking forward to our next visit!

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  21. HarveyH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The evening was delightful. Our server was flawless in her attention and the food creative and excellent

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  22. EdAndKendra

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best places to dine in WDM. Too bad they are closing soon to relocate, looking forward to seeing them again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food; great service!

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  24. kpolitte

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent. Service is great. Take my client here often. Love this place.

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  25. RoscoeM

    New Mexico

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait was very slow in engaging out table

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  26. maryc

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall an awesome experience. Just a few minor glitches (printer down for printed meal receipt, waiter unsure of top shelf scotch options, spouses salad was late because the added shrimp weren’t made for it initially). Staff was great and we had a nice time. We felt compassion as they are soon moving to a new location and so probably logistics have been impacted by lots of moving parts.

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  27. MJ300

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, fresh food. Great presentation. Fantastic cocktails and wine. Felt comfortably cozy!

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  28. ArthurS

    Des Moines

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate our Anniversary. A wonderful meal. I had the Saturday tasting menu, which was outstanding. My wife ordered off the menu, also fabulous. You can never go wrong at Table 128.

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  29. JoyceW

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant busy when we came in ( Friday eve 8 pm) Perhaps reason why salad ( Brussels sprouts) was not prepared well by ( busy) kitcyen ( compared to previous dining experiences). Dressing so heavy. Not as warm as served to me in the past. I’ll still return since this is first let down and maybe it was just one of those unfortunate but unintended failed expectations. On a positivé note, hubby enjoyed Burger offering. Suggest expanding Rosé offerings ( both glass and Btl) on wine list- at least during summer.

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  30. ShannonG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional. Highly recommend. The corn soup and Brussels were amazing.

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  31. NancyA

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. My husband had never been there so he really enjoyed it.

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  32. JenniferS

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was picture perfect and the taste was fabulous! We will definitely be frequent friends of Table 128!

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  33. EricG

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nearly perfect. As usual.

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  34. TomH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erica is as awesome as the food! My client had never been to 128, she was blown away

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  35. Disappointing

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Lengthy wait to order and receive food and drinks. Food was marginal at best. Would not return.

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  36. GinaT

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Chefs menu was sold out completely....this was the menu we had been emailed and then found out it was incorrect/not available....very disappointing

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When given the choice to order the wine pairing special….ALWAYS choose it. You will not be disappointed!!

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  38. JeffJ

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best fine dining restaurants in the Des Moines area. You can't go wrong here, always great food and a good dining experience. The owner and chef, Lynn Pritchard, is a stickler for detail and presentation. All of the dishes are inventive but with a classic presentation that reflects Lynn's training and experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem.

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  40. JLS84

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, friendly and helpful service, and a peaceful, elevated ambience. We'll definitely be back!

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FAQs

Table 128 Bistro + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 327-7427.

Table 128 Bistro + Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1009 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Table 128 Bistro + Bar

12695 University Ave, Suite 140, Clive, IA 50325

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    128th St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown Des Moines
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Lynn Pritchard
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (515) 327-7427
  • Catering
    Custom menus available for private events, corporate box lunches and buffet available.
  • Private party facilities
    In addition to the restaurant being available for rental, dining space is available to accommodate groups of up to 20 people in a semi-private dining area. A full menu, as well as customized menu options are available.
  • Private party contact
    sarah@table128bistro.com: (515) 313-1082
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