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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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STARTERS
18
Splash Crab Cake
Lump blue crab with lobster dijon sauce
19
Grilled Octopus
With chipotle romesco and potato puree
14
P.E.I. Mussels
1 pound in saffron white wine broth with goat cheese crouton
14
Carpaccio*
Thinly sliced raw filet with wasabi, capers, beer mustard and crostini
15
Calamari & Shrimp
Kung pao style in sweet chili sauce with roasted cashews and asian slaw
16
BBQ Shrimp
Bacon wrapped with bbq sauce served over slaw
12
Escargot
Broiled in garlic butter and havarti cheese with fresh bread
15
Sesame Tuna*
Seared with wasabi, pickled ginger, seaweed and crispy wontons
CAVIAR*
All caviar subject to availability
276
Russian Osetra*
Nutty flavor, firm texture, color varies from warm brown to greenish-gray
178
Russian Sevruga*
Unique clean salty sea flavor, fine grained, various shades of gray
Classic 131
Royal 171
Imperial 200
California Sterling*
California white sturgeon, comparable to osetra, smooth robust nutty flavor
50
American Sturgeon*
Dark gray, subtle briney flavor, buttery texture
ICED SHELLFISH PLATTERS
Small 49
Large 84
Shellfish Platter
Colossal gulf shrimp, Alaskan king crab and Maine lobster with cocktail sauce and lemon caper tartar
Three Piece 18
Six Piece 34
Colossal Gulf Shrimp
With cocktail sauce and lemon caper tartar
Half Pound 15
One Pound 25
Alaskan King Crab
With cocktail sauce and lemon caper tartar
Half 25
Whole 45
Maine Lobster
With cocktail sauce and lemon caper tartar
OYSTERS*
each3
Dozen 32
On The 1/2 Shell*
Daily selections from the cold clear clean waters of Puget Sound, British Colombia, Connecticut, Long Island, and Nova Scotia with traditional condiments. Mix and match 6 or more
SPECIALTY OYSTER*
Mix and match 6 or more
3
Moscow*
Horseradish cream with black and red caviar
3
Rockefeller*
Broiled with bacon, caramelized onions, spinach, and hollandaise
3
Bienville*
Broiled with shrimp, mushrooms and bacon
3
Shooter*
With vodka and spicy tomato juice
SOUP
16
Lobster Bisque
With sherry poached Maine lobster
7
New England Clam Chowder
Thick, rich and full of whole clams
7
Soup of the Day
Made fresh with seasonal ingredients
SALAD
Add grilled colossal gulf shrimp $6. Add seared sea scallop $6
17
Sea Bass Chopped Salad
Chopped romaine, chilled smoked sea bass, cucumber, tomato, capers, red onion, hard egg, caviar dressing
9
Splash Salad
Spinach, roasted corn, crasins, candied walnuts, bacon, gorgonzola, cranberry champagne vinaigrette
11
Louis Wedge Salad
Baby iceberg wedge, gulf shrimp, lump blue crab, tomato, hard egg, louis dressing
11
Caesar
Romaine, parmesan shell, pine nuts, anchovies, classic garlic anchovy dressing
8
Garden
Baby field greens, roasted tomato, cucumber. Your choice of: balsamic vinaigrette, Maytag bleu cheese , creamy romano, lemon dijon vinaigrette, cranberry champagne vinaigrette
12
Beet
Mixed greens, roasted beets, Maytag bleu cheese, bacon, candied walnuts, tarragon horseradish vinaigrette
CHARCUTERIE BOARDS
18
The Iowa Platter
A taste of our state's best charcuterie and cheese. La Quercia prosciutto americano, La Quercia copa americano, Honey Creek Creamery simply pure chevre, Maytag Dairy Farms extra sharp cheddar and Maytag Dairy Farms havarti
CREATE YOUR OWN CHARCUTERIE PLATTER
Taste of 3 $13, Taste of 5 $20. Pick a taste of your favorite regional charcuterie and cheese
CHARCUTERIE
Pate (House Made)
Savory chicken liver and currant pate
Prosciutto Americano (La Quercia, IA)
Sweet and clean flavor
Speck Americano (La Quercia, IA)
Rich, deep sweet meat with light smoke
Copa Americano (La Quercia, IA)
Rich and meaty with subtle smoke
Surry-ano (Surry Farms, VA)
Berkshire ham in the traditional Spanish serrano style, aged 400 days
Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Ham (Benton Farm, TN)
Dry cured for 18 months, intense, smoky and sweet
Salame Nostrano (Fra' Mani, CA)
Coarse ground, mild and sweet
Salame Gentile (Fra' Mani, CA)
Coarse ground, traditional Parma salame
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Private Dining, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Splish Splash I was taken to the bank. Ate here Wednesday, was in the mood for seafood but upon entry decided to play it safe. First off, a seafood place should not smell "fishy" unless it's fresh off the dock crisp aroma. We were seated...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank RobHum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined here Thursday night and enjoyed it. I started out the a half dozen oysters which were yummy. I had a nice beer as a starter and then had the sea bass which was huge and tasty. It had a buttery prep that I...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Sliphorn
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation 😬 to eat before a show at the civic center and had a great time at the bar. Chase, the bar tender was great company! The oysters were very nice! We had the wedge salad with a little seafood...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PAJeremy
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner on a quiet Monday evening so service was fast and friendly and efficient. The food is the ‘old fashioned’ way of cooking. Great wine list btw and good solid food. Unfortunately no espresso machine

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 503elsj
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Slow service! salad came without dressing and the server actually rolled her eyes @ me when I brought this to her attention. Had one of the special s of the evening. salmon/scallop combo. 2 3" diameter portions with sliced fried potatoes that were served burnt!...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank georger831
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited on the occasion of our 35th wedding anniversary. The location is excellent in downtown in a repurposed and remodeled historic building. There is an immediate impression that this is someplace special, with out pretense. Decor is clean and elegant. Our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 67jayy
Reviewed January 2, 2019

I was here for an event and we were served buffet style. The food was fantastic. The shrimp were super large and very flavorful! The drinks were prepared perfectly and the service was wonderful. It's close to the civic center which is great for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We were pleased to find a Des Moines restaurant with such a large array of seafood options, including fresh oysters (which were delicious)! The interior of the restaurant is pleasant - with many beautiful aquariums. It is a huge space with several levels (good for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank got2goAZ
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Everything here tastes so good. I must recommend the lobster Mac n cheese. It was amazing!! I definitely need to go back soon.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karengragenjo
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Went here with my husband for our anniversary. Great service and great food. Seafood in Iowa can go either way, and we were so pleased that it was delicious and well prepared. Might go again soon!

Date of visit: December 2018
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No there is no dress code, but it is my belief that if you dress nicely you get better service!
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