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Sbrocco - CLOSED

208 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2208
515-282-3663
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd Ave.
Transit: Downtown bus hub starts 3 blocks away, night time cab stand across the street.

19 reviews from our community

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English first
Des Moines, IA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Minnesota
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151 reviews 151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Additional Information about Sbrocco

Address: 208 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2208
Phone Number: 515-282-3663
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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