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208 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2208
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Ranked #105 of 501 restaurants in Des Moines
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd Ave.
Transit: Downtown bus hub starts 3 blocks away, night time cab stand across the street.
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19 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Des Moines, IA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

After just one meal, Sbrocco is definitely on my list to return to in the near future. The service was spot on. Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is very nice. I love old building and Sbrocco has done a good job of using the architecture of the building. It was quiet and easy to carry on... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you are looking for creative, local fare - and have an appreciation for wine - this place is for you. Get out of your hotel and walk to Court street. I've only ever sat at the bar and always had great service. The only suggestion would be to focus the beer taps on local craft beer to compliment the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Went to Sbrocco tonight with our dinner club as a repeat due to the stellar experience we had a few years ago and it..was...awful. There were seven other patrons in the entire restaurant and we sat for 15 minutes before someone came to take our drink order. Then another good while before appetizer order was taken..and after we were finished... More

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Lincoln, NE
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The atmosphere drew us in to this quaint restaurant. It seemed to fit our style. The service, however, was less then great. And we weren't the only ones that thought so as the table next to us had to wave down there server several times. There was one waitress, which was adequate as there were only 3 tables filled, but... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Simple but varied menu. Food was excellent but our main course was brought much too early as we had barely started on our salads. The service otherwise was helpful and attentive. Would recommend to others.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I gave this restaurant 4 stars because most of the food was quite good but not all. My husband's steak was outstanding as was my salmon, however the risotto was just average. The waitress was not knowledgeable about craft beers or the wine list, although all is forgiven because she was willing to consult the bartender. We did appreciate being... More

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Holton, Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

stopped in before supper for some wine flights and thought the flight selection was exceptional....the bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable about her inventory...we also had their cheese platter that seemed to have been made for our wine sampling

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Des Moines, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We went to dinner at Sbrocco before the theater and enjoyed it greatly. The meal was delicious and the wait staff made sure we enjoyed it but also were out in time for the show.

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

While this restaurant still has quality food and wine, there were a few disappointments in our last visit. My wife and I couldn't help but notice a change in the service, a change in the quality of food and a general step down in the overall dining experience. To review: Small Plates: the scallops were enjoyable and as they have... More

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Austin, Texas
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205 reviews 205 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a great spot in the Court Avenue district. Nice wine lists with flights available. Liked the "social plates" side of the menu, get a few to share. Choices were excellently prepared, applewood smoked deviled eggs, scallops and sweetbreads with oysters. Deserts were also excellent. Neat building with lots going on in the area!

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