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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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DES MOINES
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I spend a month or more every year in France, where we eat exquisite food in wonderful restaurants. When we return to the US we really miss the French dining experience. Except when we eat at Baru 66, where we truly feel like we are back in France. Our last meal there was once again superb, if... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I like straightforward French cuisine, and I like creative approaches as well. Baru is a good blend of both. Excellent ingredients and well-prepared dishes. The atmosphere is soothing and relaxing.

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Newton, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had an incredible 4 course meal at Baru 66 on a Saturday night. This restaurant is a French bistro and so the ambience and the dress is casual. Chose the special May menu which included a soup or fish, the main entree which was a chicken breast or salmon, followed by a cheese and salad course and lastly, the... More 

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Windsor Heights, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to dine and the food and experience is absolutely great! I look forward to each time we come to eat here because I know the food will be delicious and enjoyable.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

You can see from my profile that I enjoy traveling almost as much as I enjoy eating an amazing meal. This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Chef Baru and his staff have offered a worldly dining experience for Des Moines, and it saddens me to see some reviews are less than perfect. I had... 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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