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6587 University Ave., Windsor Heights, IA
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Cuisines: French
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Description: (515) 277-6627
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English first
Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went here for the first time for a large private work party. We had three menu choices and I had the opportunity to try all three and each was fantastic in its own way. They do a great job with flavor combinations and I loved that the portions were not overwhelming. Will definitely return for a romantic couples dinner.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

this restaurant may be the finest we have ever eaten in. if your budget isnt a problem, be sure to give this a try. they fix amazing food that it is beyond eating...it is more of an experience. we ordered a 4 course chefs choice. we have eaten here several times and david the chef always comes up with something... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Baru 66 is always an incredible experience. This is the only 5 star restaurant in Des Moines worth eating at.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've eaten at this restaurant four times in the past two years, and I have nothing but great things to say about it. This is the absolute best French restaurant in Des Moines (and, perhaps, Iowa). Chef David Baruthio frequently changes the menu, keeping it fresh and lively. The restaurant's wine list is incredible. While you should budget about $50... More 

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gjtorn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Took 6 of for dinner and did the Baru 66 Ultimate dinner for the table. The dinner was 6 courses all chosen by Chef. Food taste was great, but temp wasn't hot...only warm. Disappointed in the dessert.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Desserts great, attentive service, always worth selecting for small or special occasions. It always reminds me that we should do this more often!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went last Wednesday nite and as always the food and service was excellent. Had the fresh mussel which arrived fresh that day and also the filet and my husband had the duck. The mussel were the best ever. Food is all about the quality not the quantity. The presentation was beautiful. It is like visiting a fine restarant with... More 

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Baru 66 continues to amaze me! I will be honest, I am extremely lucky. Years ago my husband opened my eyes (and my palate!) to a world of food I had never experienced before. His passion for food and my passion for travel have become that magical combination that drives us to seek out culinary experiences. We have eaten in... More 

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desmoines iowa usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place consistently delivers a great upscale dining experience with nice menu selections that include the freshest ingredients with a lot of local sourcing; a solid and fairly priced wine list and excellent personalized (but not overdone service). Whether a special occasion with my wife, out with friends or business I can always count on a great experience.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I were able to check Baru 66 out during restaurant week. We both ordered something different and all the selections were fabulous. I had the duck with apricots which was tender and sweet from the fruit, perfectly accompanied by mashed potatoes and veggies. For desert I had a lemon vanilla panna cotta which left me only wanting... More 

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Address: 6587 University Ave., Windsor Heights, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Windsor Heights
Cuisine: French

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