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524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
+1 515-244-0261
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“prawns” (6 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (6 reviews)
“gnocchi” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice to chat with waitress who is from Texas. Bar is casual and good food. Close walk to major hotels and downtown district.

Thank NCICBill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is excellent. I must've drank at least 8 glasses of water, but I'm not sure because I never made it to the bottom of the glass. Someone was always refilling it! VERY attentive staff. Our reservations were at 6. I say the earlier the...More

1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am going to start by saying we had very high expectations based on reviews and recommendations. The Brussels Sprout salad was great. I could eat that salad the rest of my life and be happy. My wife ordered her steak medium rare and it...More

Thank Stu-in-the-City
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I picked Alba after looking at their menu on their website. My nephew was graduating from Iowa State University and we needed a private room for 20 people. They have a private room that was perfect for our needs. Rarely do I find a restaurant...More

1  Thank Foodandwine9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ambience is kind of quirky but I liked it! I understand the menu changes up frequently but the offering we had was amazing. Mushroom bruschetta was fantastic and the duroc pork was delicious. We decided to get a small dessert of bread pudding and it...More

1  Thank tawney112
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It's been several years since we've been to Alba, decided to stop by and celebrate our anniversary. Love the farm to table concept , in fact our waiter said the rhubarb in the ice cream was from his garden. Service was excellent, attentive and conversational....More

1  Thank bigosfan
Reviewed 6 April 2017

7th straight year going for our anniversary. Always top notch. Sit at the chef's table for extra atmosphere. Be willing to try anything, always something new and different.

2  Thank JeffCinIowa
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The interior ambience is lovely. We were a group of nine and service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was outstanding from deviled eggs and crab beignets for appetizers to duck, scallops, and ravioli among dinner entrees. And the antiques doors hanging from the...More

4  Thank Lindalangston
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went to Albas for our Valentine’s Day meal this year and it was lovely. They had a three course fixed price menu offering with many great choices. I had an arugula salad to start with wonderful flavors of fennel and lemon, not too bitter...More

4  Thank IowaMum
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Best chicken and brussel sprouts. Amazing staff and good suggestions for food and drinks. Best food I have had in des moines.

2  Thank Megan M
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Norma G
Do you have space for wedding rehearsal dinners? 36 people. What type of menu would you offer ? Do you have a separate room for the rehearsal dinner? What would the price per head run?
3 May 2017|
Response from Jan F | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed as a customer. You should contact the restaurant directly. Great place. Hope they can serve your needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-0261
  • E-mail