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“Eh, ok but not great”
Review of Splash

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Ranked #30 of 577 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd & Locust
Des Moines, IA
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Eh, ok but not great”
Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Went to splash because we had a BOGO coupon. The food was delicious but service was really rushed. I fell bad for the server because he was obviously overworked. We had a gift card from Downtown Des Moines and they wouldn't take it, which didn't add much to the night. So, it was a nice enough night but for $100 after the coupon and including tip , probably not worth it and don't imagine we will go back.

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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A really great experience”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Signed up for the email club and got a welcome email for a free shrimp cocktail. Days later I received an email for a free birthday dinner. I asked the server if I could use them both and they said yes! We had a great server very nice and helpful, we ended up ordering a variation of everything she suggested. The sriracha scallops were delicious, and the salmon prepared meunière was even better!

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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood & enjoyable ambience”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had an excellent dinner, the meal was delicious and the service very good. There's more room and people than you'd think could be in the Restaurant but it's pleasant [just not really cozy].

Visited December 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“A must do”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Our first visit to Des Moines and so glad we included this restaurant on our agenda.
We had wonderful service and food. I had sea bass, sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus... All done properly and served hot! Husband had chef's special tuna. Done perfectly rare and delicious.
People were dressed up...so nice to see something other than jeans!
This is a lovely place for a special occasion and is conveniently located downtown.
Glad we found this gem!

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SANTA MONICA
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL SPECIAL OCCASION RESTAURANT”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We dined at Splash pre-holiday concert. First time there. The restaurant was amazing. Great ambiance, romantic. One of the best wine list I have seen in the Midwest. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant and will absolutely return. We had a slight bump in our special evening doesn't have to be absolutely perfect for a great experience.

  • Visited December 2012
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