Reviews written by A-Rog

A-Rog gave The Lift 5 Stars

The Lift was no smoking before no smoking was cool. That is it's number one draw for me.

Great martini list. Diverse beers. Diverse clientele.

It has a lounge in the corner--what's better ... (see full review)

A-Rog gave Appare Japanese Steakhouse 1 Star

This half star is entirely based on terrible service. The food was okay, not great.

After quoting us a ten minute wait time, the host left us in the bar for forty-five. When we came to check on ... (see full review)

A-Rog gave Zen Noodle and Sushi Bar 3 Stars

Like its sister restaurant, Azelea, Zen is mostly show and little substance. The sushi was fine. Service was a little below fine. The atmosphere was hip and urban. We went for lunch, so don't rely... (see full review)

A-Rog gave Azalea 2 Stars

Wife and I had a terrible experience here. The food is good, but not nearly worth the price. The overarching theme of the place is unique flavor combinations, but in trying to be as unique as possib... (see full review)

A-Rog gave Jimmy's American Cafe Ltd 1 Star

Jimmy's was, without a doubt, the worst dining experience my wife and I have had in Des Moines. Short version: okay food, terrible service, awful managers, and surprisingly scary neighborhood. Tell ... (see full review)

A-Rog gave Jesse's Embers 4 Stars

Well, "A & D" sure did overhype this dive in their review below. I write in order to warn the next diner who takes A & D's misplaced enthusiasm to heart and leaves Jesse's disappointed. (Like me.) ... (see full review)