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Americana - Des Moines

605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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The Americana in Des Moines is a restaurant and lounge that serves cocktails, pasta, salads and sandwiches with a cabaret vibe. Guests can also stop in for the bombshell brunch, which offers 30 different items, a grilled cheese station and a potato bar. Don't forget to add the bottomless mimosa and bloody Mary bar to complete the brunch experience.

The Americana menu includes share plates with lamb skewers, Asian lettuce wraps, truffle fries, American nachos and much more. Enjoy entrées that include grilled sirloin, the loaded rib eye and the Boursin NY strip, all made from pure Omaha Black Angus beef. Make sure to check out the Americana signature dishes like the lamb chops and bacon wrapped meatloaf for even more options.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(515) 283-1312
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dan Warren
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Private party facilities
Our various dining areas provide a beautiful setting for any occasion and can be customized to accommodate up to 60 guests for a seated meal or 150 for a cocktail reception. We also offer a variety of off site catering options.
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Private party contact
Alicia V.: (515) 283-1312
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Cross street
15th Street
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Parking details
Metered street parking is available on Grand, Locust, 15th, and 13th. There are also 10 hour meters on Walnut St. All meters are free after 6:00 pm. The lots directly east, west, and south of the restaurant are available FREE to guests after 5 pm. Additionally, there is the Allied Parking Ramp located at 12th and Mulberry, available all day, free after 8:00 pm. The Nationwide Skywalk is open until 2 am.
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Public transit
Des Moines DART Downtown Shuttle Service makes frequent stops through downtown Des Moines throughout the day and into the evening.
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The restaurant, located downtown, provides a panoramic view of the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden. Americana is a short distance from The Temple for Performing Arts, as well as the Des Moines Civic Center.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGabbie (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 22, 2015

Our service at American was amazing. My mom and I were celebrating our birthdays and the little birthday cakes were so adorable and delicious! The brunch selection was great - this time they had chicken tenders, which were AMAZING, especially with that spicy BBQ sauce that went with them. I hope they have the tenders every time! The cheesy potatoes were also a hit at my table, and the biscuits and gravy are always a must get. Bacon could have been crispier.

StkLvr (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

Everything else was really good, I would say that the dessert, chocolate something was awesome. The service was as good as fine dining.

JJ50309 (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

Excellent dinner and service as always! We enjoy it each and every visit!

luvcentros (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

Everything was great :) wide variety of brunch food !! My only con is that it could have been a little hotter. But will definitely be back:)

12345 (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

this is only my 2nd time at Americana, i would love to eat there more often but money is tight. my boyfriend and i ate there on valentine's for dinner, we also ate at Americana last year as well for Valentine's day, this is a new tradition of ours :)

food was amazing!! best steak ever!! and Americana isnt even a steak house, no fat on my steak what so ever, the moscow mules are awesome, over all a great place to go on a date or to take the family

jeffbeckinc (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2015

Lovely place, highly recommend it for a couple outing or with a group of friends. The Turtle Smore dessert is amazing

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2015

Very nice setting for our romantic Valentine dinner. Our food was outstanding, like always at Americana!

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2015

Food was very slow at coming to the table. That is all I have to say. But I will keep typing to make a 50 word review which in itself is quite annoying.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

Booked our reservations online, very simple. Got there went upstairs into the more romantic of the seating area for dinner & the service was great. Not to mention the food too!

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

I always enjoy the food and service and atmosphere at Americana. I hate sitting in the table/booth seats. Always seem like you're dining with others and hard to talk with the person you came with. Makes what should be a great dinner less than stellar.

Auldbroad (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

My first visit was okay... just okay. My sage pork on Saturday evening was possibly the best pork dish I have ever had. Perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked with thoughtful, delicious sides. The service, as with my previous visit, was exceptional. Only one negative remark is that by the time we left (7:00), it was so noisy, it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

We had a great night out that started at Americana. The food was great and the service was outstanding. I would recommend it for anyone in Des Moines.

ajkk (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

We were searching for a place to eat a brunch on Saturday and we stumbled upon this place. Upon entering you thought it would be a pretty good restaurant. We were seated instantly because of our reservations made online...very cool! The waiter took us on a tour, another very cool! Then set us free to explore the buffet. The food looked great, so we loaded up. There were plenty of options. I tried some biscuits and sausage g gravy, looked delish, not so much. I visited the grilled cheese station. It wasn't anything special, the guy going the grilled cheese wasn't very friendly. Overall food was mediocre at best, it would be fun to go back without kids and eat off the menu and of course have some drinks!

DebU (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2015

We don't usually spend that much money on dining. For this budget, I wasn't impressed. Food was fine, but not great. Sides were pre-determined with the meat. It was really noisy. Our table was right up against the railing on one side, and the waitress station on the other side. Not exactly the romantic evening out that I had hoped for.

vipIAfoodlover (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2015

Although noisy, food is great and they accommodate theatre crowd by getting you through dinner in time. Tapa selections terrific (try the Brussels sprouts or grilled artichokes) and fab Mac & cheese, brunch is also outstanding! Staff is accommodating and friendly. Definitely a place to go!

Rick (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2015

First time diner. Liked the look. The food was good. I was taking clients there for a dinner. They really liked it. It is a place I will return to for my own enjoyment.

vipnikto34 (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2015

Great experience as usual. Food was very good. Had not tried the Prime Rib served Fri and Sat. Ordered and it was cooked as I like it and the flavor was great! Would recommend this to anyone. Also tried some of the cheese grits that came with another meal and they were really good. Have had cheese grits a lot in the South and these could compete.

axkf (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

I had the Miso Noodles and am still thinking about them. YUM. When the food deliverer dropped off our dinners, we asked for a speedy re-visit by the server so that we could order/have dessert in time to make our 7:30 show, but the server didn't come back until we needed the bill. If we'd been in less of a rush that would have been no big deal. I'd go back, for sure.

Craftynestof5 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2015

My husband and I went to brunch on New Years Day and had a reservation. We waited about 2 minutes for our table and headed up a flight of stairs. The stairs should have been built a little wider as people went from the food which was downstairs to their table upstairs it was a tight fit for people to pass each other with plates. Your drink is not included in the brunch price unless you purchase the unlimited Bloody Mary or Mimosa for $30 which is also is a build your own drink bar. The downside to the drink bar is you wait for the waitress to bring the alcohol for you to mix and as the bar got increasingly busy, it was very hard to get refills. The food was great and included a mashed potato bar, fruits pastries, salads, fajita bar, breakfast items and a grilled cheese station that you place your order on an order sheet and check back in a few minutes under a heat lamp. I placed my order and went back about 10 minutes later only to find they had lost my order or someone took my sandwich instead of theirs. The waitress told me the cook on that line was "new" and had only been working there for 3 weeks. To me that is not "new". Regardless of that mishap we would definitely visit again and request a main level seat to avoid the akward stairs. We have three children and while there were several kids/babies in the restaurant (which was actually quite annoying) with it being so crowded and small, this is not the atmosphere for kids and I wouldn't think of bringing ours.

Isu4angela (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2015

One of the best places for brunch on the weekends in Des Moines- definitely grab a reservation though, it's packed!