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“Expensive and poor service = no return service.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Starbar

Starbar
Ranked #203 of 563 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Bar, American, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Urbandale, IA
Level Contributor
123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Expensive and poor service = no return service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

Tried to beat the lunch rush, but paid with server distraction once it picked up. Most people have a limited time frame, this made me late. Food was just okay, water never got refilled.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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39 reviews from our community

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

I have taken business customers here for dinner. The atmosphere is casual but the decor and service make it upscale. The food is excellent. It can be noisy.

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio, null, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
“great food... semi-classy but not too much”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

Great bar/restauraunt with an older non-college crowd that is semi-dressed up, great food as well.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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514 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Wino”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

Stop for lunch or an after work beverage. They have a decent wine list and full bar. Their food is generally pretty good. Always cooked right and delivered fast to the table. A nice environment to hangout for awhile. It can tend to be a young professional hangout but there are dates and an older crowd too. Nice low light ambience. Nice parking area in back. Nice area to walk about.

Visited November 2011
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Urbandale, IA
Level Contributor
123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Be prepared to wait”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2010

I had a long lunch experience for lunch, and gave it a second try, with friends after work. We had a group of 7, we were told we couldn't sit at the large table that was reserved. After an hour and 20 mins, the large table was still empty, we were cramped, only 3 ordered food, and 5 ordered drinks...last time.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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