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Baru 66

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6587 University Ave, Windsor Heights, IA 50324-1728
515-277-6627
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Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mill Valley California
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We found Baru 66 only through the recommendation of a local on our visit to Des Moines, we're not familiar with Des Moines but this seemed to be an out of the way location. It was a great find. Small and comfortable and our servers were amazingly sweet and efficient. The food ranged from very good to amazing (the thought... More 

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1 Thank wineandtravellover
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

So, from the title you can guess that I'm the brother of the other recent reviewer. My wife and I have sought out restaurants with true tasting menus ever since we first visited France. It's gotta be a chef's choice menu--and each course should be a surprise. Fresh, seasonal and at least some local flavor are also expected. It should... More 

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1 Thank BusterSci
Des Moines
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212 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The portions are small. They had no escargot. They don't refill your water unless you ask. The wait staff is rude. When you eat here you feel like Oliver Twist saying, Could I have some more, please? I won't be back. I gave them 3 chances and they haven't improved yet.

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Thank Proteeus3
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My brother and his wife were down to the Des Moines are for a visit and convinced us to try Baru 66. Honestly, he was looking at another place but they were closed on Tuesdays. Ha!! Our luck. The outside of Baru 66 screams, "don't find me, don't look at me, I'm hiding", but the inside is really charming. The... More 

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Thank StevenInIowa
Windsor Heights, Iowa, United States
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Quality of food good. Service excellent. A little pricey for the Des Moines area but good food is worth it!

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Thank CarolSchrodt
West Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at Baru several times and Des Moines' best fine dining restaurant does not disappoint. While expensive, we never feel we've over paid as the food is always exquisite and the service is spot on. We recently ate on a Wednesday night (Bistro Night) and had the option of a 3 course meal with a... More 

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Thank abtfour
Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

My husband and I went to Baru 66 this week for our anniversary. Baru is one of our favorite restaurants in the Des Moines area and we are never dissapointed with the food. We started with a creamy leak soup that was rich and full of flavor. The entree was a stuffed veal breast with creamed carrots and a dumpling.... More 

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Thank Marla N
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We visited over the Christmas holiday and enjoyed it as a romantic night out and away from the family. We had spent time in France recently so were intrigued to see what Des Moines had to offer. The food and service were both great! Our waiter was excellent and the perfect amount of attentive. The first course and dessert were... More 

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Thank PaytonPdx
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Ate at Baru 66 tonight and while we enjoyed the food and our server Steph was amazing we are both quite ill now. I am a nurse and know that we have food poisoning. So disappointing. On a less disturbing but somewhat irritating note it took an inordinate amount of time for our dessert to arrive and the creme brûlée... More 

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Thank Dawi888
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This is one of the best small French restaurants we have had the pleasure of frequenting. And frequent it often we did, perhaps 8 times in the past 12 months. The food is superbly presented by a very talented kitchen staff and served by a convivial and well trained staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6587 University Ave, Windsor Heights, IA 50324-1728
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Windsor Heights
  • Phone Number: 515-277-6627
Description
(515) 277-6627

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