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“Wonderful date night!”

Irina's Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Urbandale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Russian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful date night!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

My husband and I went to Irina's because we had a Groupon. It was absolutely wonderful! The service was amazing and the atmosphere was very inviting and intimate. We were lucky, and were placed in the non-bar area, so it was very quiet. The waiter encouraged us to buy Russian vodka shots and try the different Russian beers. They were wonderful experiences. The prices are expensive, but you truly get what you pay for because the meal is very high quality. Since we had a Groupon, we definitely felt like we got our money's worth. We plan to go back in the future and pay full price, because it is so amazing. We have already invited our family/friends to go with us sometime.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Caroline S
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
“Beware”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Did you know that they can put in a tip ahead of time, maybe this how they penalize you for using a groupon? We did not know that , at least be brave enough to tell me that so I do not double tip for poor service. Service started off fine, but then the waiter disappeared for 15 minutes. Not sure where? Roving vodka guy was always moving fast among tables, but our guy was MIA.

Poor service with average food. So much for trying something new.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Morey O
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vernon NY
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Unique food in a fun setting”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect after the variety of reviews on tripadvisor, but we gave it a try. The food was great with a unique offering of Russian inspired food. Excellent fish and salad entrees. Lucked into half price apps before six and enjoyed trying the variety of Russian beers. Decor is a little over the top with mood lighting and videos playing on the big screen. The staff is very friendly but does gently push the vodka shots. ( had one and it was pretty good). Have been back and just as good.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Steve C
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Des Moines, Iowa
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194 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Pitiful”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

First of all, you know that truly good restaurants don't need to do Groupon deals. Second, good restaurants don't need to tourist gimmicks like a "roving drink guy" encouraging you to do a shot of Russian Vodka and waitresses overdone in eye makeup and short/tight attire. Food is definitely average and in some cases really poor. Service almost convinced us they were really trying but make sure you check your bill as in at least two cases, additional charges for items not ordered were "mistakenly" put on the bill. We would never eat here again or recommend this restaurant to anyone else.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank nickpeg
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usa
2 reviews
“Social Media Coupon not honored”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

When our check was presented we were advised that the coupon we had purchased from 'Eat in/Eat out or restaurant.com would not be honored. Deimtri the owner would not give a reason just no. He was a coward and sent the server to tell me. I was told by the server that he did this often and that the servers themselves were not happy about it. I did say when I sat down at the table that I had a groupon thing, so I did use the incorrect name. I feel the server already knew there were some coupons not being honored. Food was average. Not outstanding. Not sure what was Russian besides Vodka which is pushed at evey turn. Service was great not only at our table but all those around us.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank boydog7
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