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524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
+1 515-244-0261
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Longview, Texas
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to chat with waitress who is from Texas. Bar is casual and good food. Close walk to major hotels and downtown district.

Thank NCICBill
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service is excellent. I must've drank at least 8 glasses of water, but I'm not sure because I never made it to the bottom of the glass. Someone was always refilling it! VERY attentive staff. Our reservations were at 6. I say the earlier the better (they open at 5). I noticed as more people arrived, the din got louder... More 

Thank Michelle H
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am going to start by saying we had very high expectations based on reviews and recommendations. The Brussels Sprout salad was great. I could eat that salad the rest of my life and be happy. My wife ordered her steak medium rare and it came to the table almost raw, and came back a few minutes later rare at... More 

Thank Stu-in-the-City
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I picked Alba after looking at their menu on their website. My nephew was graduating from Iowa State University and we needed a private room for 20 people. They have a private room that was perfect for our needs. Rarely do I find a restaurant that executes all phases of a successful dining experience. The management, food, ambiance and service... More 

1 Thank Foodandwine9
Waterloo, Iowa
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277 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ambience is kind of quirky but I liked it! I understand the menu changes up frequently but the offering we had was amazing. Mushroom bruschetta was fantastic and the duroc pork was delicious. We decided to get a small dessert of bread pudding and it was well worth it. The portions are a little on the small side but that's... More 

1 Thank tawney112
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been several years since we've been to Alba, decided to stop by and celebrate our anniversary. Love the farm to table concept , in fact our waiter said the rhubarb in the ice cream was from his garden. Service was excellent, attentive and conversational. They offered many gluten free options on the menu, just ask the server. We had... More 

1 Thank bigosfan
Altoona, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

7th straight year going for our anniversary. Always top notch. Sit at the chef's table for extra atmosphere. Be willing to try anything, always something new and different.

2 Thank JeffCinIowa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The interior ambience is lovely. We were a group of nine and service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was outstanding from deviled eggs and crab beignets for appetizers to duck, scallops, and ravioli among dinner entrees. And the antiques doors hanging from the ceiling adds fun to the atmosphere.

4 Thank Lindalangston
Des Moines, Iowa
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237 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went to Albas for our Valentine’s Day meal this year and it was lovely. They had a three course fixed price menu offering with many great choices. I had an arugula salad to start with wonderful flavors of fennel and lemon, not too bitter which can happen with arugula. My entree was seared scallops, which was light and flavorful.... More 

4 Thank IowaMum
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Best chicken and brussel sprouts. Amazing staff and good suggestions for food and drinks. Best food I have had in des moines.

2 Thank Megan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-0261

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