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Trostel's Dish

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12851 University Ave Ste 400, Clive, IA 50325-8254
+1 515-221-3474
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Urbandale, Iowa
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunately it was all fun for 8 of us so we could laugh at all the issues we had. Club soda was flat and then the Diet Coke- was there an apology, no. Then one of our friends showed up and ordered a bottled beer. Now she did not know about our flat cocktails. Her beer was flat- now that... More 

Thank Diana R
Kathryn S, General Manager at Trostel's Dish, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your poor experience, I was on duty that day and I do remember the dissatisfaction with the soda. we did immediately make another cocktail that you stated was still flat. I did check our co2 tanks and I personally tasted all the sodas as did my bartender and server, as for the flat... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I dined at Dish on a Saturday night with several friends. The well-known local musician Tony Valdez was playing live music which was great. I've been to Dish many times, and generally love it each time as the menu is unique and the food always good. And, the atmosphere is unique on the West side of the metro; feels upscale... More 

Thank NewfiePupLover
Kathryn S, Manager at Trostel's Dish, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Look forward to serving you again! More 

Johnston, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Trostel's Dish has been a great spot for my husband and myself for date nights. I have had some of my favorite dishes here but, also some real misses. The servers give good direction and are very attentive. I hope they being back the popcorn shrimp. It was worth returning for many times but was removed from the menu.

Thank MMarieJC
Kathryn S, Manager at Trostel's Dish, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your requests, we strive to change the menu seasonally and to keep new ideas on the menu. We do receive requests for old favorites to come back on and we do try to accommodate as many as we can. More 

Chatham, Illinois
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to try Trostel's for dinner. As menu notes it's small plates - everything's was excellent. Shared steak tacos, sliders, havarti shrimp, croquettes, and brussel sprouts. Server suggested adding extra taco and slider so all would enjoy their own, worked great. Only negative was high top table.

Thank E62629
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Before they're new menu this place was amazing!! It's still good for after work drinks or date. Nice atmosphere

Thank Megan M
Johnston, Iowa
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken salad sandwich with Cole slaw. I thought both were very good. My friend had the French dip and hers was excellent. Beautiful restaurant with extraordinary booths.

1 Thank Iowastar
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

For this being a last minute lunch with clients, the staff set us up at a great table so we could chat. Server was busy but he did an excellent job of taking care of us. Food was good and enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank jmdraeger
Ludington, Michigan
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352 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We live in the neighborhood and finally stopped in for dinner, just before leaving for vacation. It was great! If you think you are going to get a large portion dinner, much like you get at their other restaurant (Greenbrier) - you will not, but what you will get is outstanding food in small portions. You may think it is... More 

1 Thank David W
West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A fun place for an evening out with friends of a date. The atmosphere is always fun. Large booths, dark wood, large nice bar area with stools and a huge wine selection. The small plates are always good and change frequently. The only negative I have to say is the hostess isn't always on the spot with attending to you... More 

Thank cookingvoigt
Des Moines, Iowa
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Love the atmosphere. Very cozy. Met a colleague for a drink and ended up staying almost two hours. Good selection of wine and bubbles. Love the small plates!

Thank Elizabeth D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12851 University Ave Ste 400, Clive, IA 50325-8254
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-221-3474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?