Reviews written by Heidi

Heidi gave Miyabi 9 5 Stars

Finally! I place in Des Moines that gets sushi right!

I sat at the sushi bar and got to visit with the chef as he perpared my selections. He had a great sense of humor and showed me how he make... (see full review)

Heidi gave B & B's Barbeque 3 Stars

I had dinner here a couple of weeks ago and was not overly impressed. Service was just ok. My pasta was really over-cooked and greasy.

I agree that the patio is the one element that really sets... (see full review)

Heidi gave Bordo's Eatery & Sauce 4 Stars

Went with a coworker for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the spicy rigitoni w/ sausage, goat cheese, and peas for my entree.

They aren't kidding about spicy - I drank four glasses o... (see full review)

Heidi gave Royal Mile 4 Stars

M and I are frequent patrons of the Royal Mile, especially during the patio months. The food is good: we love the fish and chips, rueben egg rolls, and the Scotch egg.

The draft beer selection is... (see full review)

Heidi gave Zen Noodle and Sushi Bar 3 Stars

I have been waiting for an exciting new sushi place to open in downtown Des Moines, so I was thrilled when Zen finally opened in the Kirkwood building. I probably should have brought a big group for d... (see full review)

Heidi gave The Continental 4 Stars

My partner and I visited The Continental for the first time last night.

Atmosphere: The indoor dining area is dimly lit (M said that he felt like he needed to turn on a light), which I'm sure is ... (see full review)

Heidi gave The Cab 5 Stars

A wonderful little gem of a bar. Des Moines needs more places like this in the Beaverdale area!

Great decor, clean, and smoke-free! Fabulous selection of martinis and decent beer choices. Didn... (see full review)

Heidi gave A.K. O'Connors 4 Stars

M and I have lived in Beaverdale for almost a year now and just had our first experience with A.K.'s yesterday. We definately found our rainy Sunday afternoon hangout!

Heidi gave Granite City Food & Brewery 3 Stars

I agree with the previous reviewer: the food at Granite City is pretty decent for a chain, but this restaurant really misses the mark when it comes to service. The beer selection is another disappoin... (see full review)

Heidi gave Wok in Motion 3 Stars

Nothing impressive, here. The atmosphere isn't exactly inspiring, but it's nice and clean. Only seating for 4 at the sushi bar. Service was unremarkable.

The night we went we only had sushi, a... (see full review)

Heidi gave Waveland Cafe 5 Stars

A Des Moines institution! We make it a point to go to the original Waveland every Sunday for breakfast. The interior is nothing special, with the exception of the murals on the walls…this is just ... (see full review)

Heidi gave Nick's Bar & Grill 4 Stars

My partner and I had dinner at Nick's last Saturday night. I told the hostess that it was my first visit, and she kindly offered up several recommendations while my date parked the car. That was whe... (see full review)

Heidi gave Alpine Tap Room 4 Stars

Nice little townie bar. Good juke box, nice place to belly-up and watch a game.

Heidi gave Yacht Club 4 Stars

Cheap beer, great atmosphere. Not nearly as divey as I had anticipated, this is a good place to knock back a few. The crowd seems to veer mid twenty-something to young thirties, which suited my part... (see full review)

Heidi gave Library Café 5 Stars

The Library was our second stop on an impromptu bar hopping extraveganza, and the bartender/server there was very helpful when we requested referals for other drinking establishments. She created a l... (see full review)

Heidi gave Greenwood Lounge 4 Stars

My partner and I did some barhopping over the weekend. At every place we stopped, we were told that we had to have a watermelon shot at the Greenwood before calling it a night. Joe was our bartender... (see full review)

Heidi gave Carl's Place 2 Stars

My partner and I went on a dive bar tour last weekend, and Carl's was by far the diveiest of them all. Although some of the clientele was a bit, er, rough, we were pleasantly surprised by the prompt ... (see full review)

Heidi gave Trostel's Dish 5 Stars

We finally found a restaurant in Des Moines worth raving about! The bar, furnishings, lighting, and overall atmosphere at Trostel’s Dish is very chic and romantic. The wine list is impressive (eve... (see full review)

Heidi gave Waterfront Seafood Market 4 Stars

This rating is for the sushi only, I have yet to try anything off Waterfront's regular menu.

I am surprised that there isn't a great place for sushi in this town. Iowa City has three excellent sus... (see full review)

Heidi gave Star Bar 4 Stars

I have been to Star Bar twice, and both times I have been impressed with the quality of the food. On both visits, the bar was busy but not packed, and I happily noted that the crowd was more eclectic... (see full review)

Heidi gave Limey's Pub 3 Stars

Last night my partner (M) and I headed to Limey's for dinner and a couple of beers. We choose Limey's because M has a penchant for European beer and a friend recommended it. The bottled beer selecti... (see full review)

Heidi gave Mickey's Irish Pub 1 Star

My partner and I had the WORST experience at Mickey's, which was disappointing because I'd heard good things about the place. To be fair, we went at an 'off' time (mid Sunday afternoon), but that's n... (see full review)

Heidi gave Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge 5 Stars

We went late last saturday night (around 11 pm) and both the food and the service was surprisingly good. Loved the thin crust pizza! De-lish!

The place has an old supper club look and feel, and... (see full review)

Heidi gave Raccoon River Brewing Company 5 Stars

Went here last week with my s.o. (M) and we had a great time! The service was good, the beer was excellent, and we really enjoyed our spicy chicken pizza as well.

Biggest surprises: the smoothne... (see full review)

Heidi gave Flying Mango 4 Stars

I’m a recent transplant to Des Moines and am in search of a restaurant my partner (M) and I can call “our place.” I had heard several good things about The Flying Mango, and thus moved it to th... (see full review)