Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 20 of 20
  1. #16
    Pro
    Points: 67,173, Level: 80
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 877
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Acylum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,344
    Points
    67,173
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,075
    Given: 2,552

    Re: Suggestions Needed for Business Dinner In Des Moines

    Sounds like fun!


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

  2. #17
    Addict
    Points: 101,607, Level: 99
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 1,443
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    capitalcityguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    6,277
    Points
    101,607
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 522
    Given: 551

    Re: Suggestions Needed for Business Dinner In Des Moines

    If wine is a big draw for this group, might also consider Sbrocco on Court Ave. : Welcome to Sbrocco Wine :: Sbrocco Wine

    A comment on Centro - this is one of my favorite restaurants but I didn't offer it up for a few reasons. I like it because the menu is pretty straight forward and get plenty of food. (that is why I like it, didn't think this sounded like your group). Finally, it is very loud and while the atmosphere is cool and metropolitan, not sure it is "unique" like say Alba, Sborrco, or Proof.

    In the end, I think Alba is your best but I'd be sure to check with them to see what vegetarian options they currently offer.


    Keep doing what you're doing to build Strong Towns.

    CCG

  3. #18
    Pro
    Points: 43,722, Level: 64
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 528
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,371
    Points
    43,722
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 35

    Re: Suggestions Needed for Business Dinner In Des Moines

    Thanks for the suggestions. Ended up doing both Centro and Alba. Alba was definately the hit. Food was good, service a high standard, and a good wine list. Atmosphere needs a boost though. As Capitalcityguy suggested, Centro, while atmosphere good, food portions were too much...but found the menu awfully heavy and the service was subpar bordering on terrible.



  4. #19
    Addict
    Points: 151,004, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    8,486
    Points
    151,004
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 351
    Given: 572

    Re: Suggestions Needed for Business Dinner In Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. Ended up doing both Centro and Alba. Alba was definately the hit. Food was good, service a high standard, and a good wine list. Atmosphere needs a boost though. As Capitalcityguy suggested, Centro, while atmosphere good, food portions were too much...but found the menu awfully heavy and the service was subpar bordering on terrible.
    In future Des Moines club downtown would be glad to bp have you.


    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

  5. #20
    Addict
    Points: 101,607, Level: 99
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 1,443
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    capitalcityguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    6,277
    Points
    101,607
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 522
    Given: 551

    Re: Suggestions Needed for Business Dinner In Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. Ended up doing both Centro and Alba. Alba was definately the hit. Food was good, service a high standard, and a good wine list. Atmosphere needs a boost though. As Capitalcityguy suggested, Centro, while atmosphere good, food portions were too much...but found the menu awfully heavy and the service was subpar bordering on terrible.
    Thanks for the update. Yeah, given your description of your group, I didn't think Centro was your spot. That said, surprised to hear about the service...never had service issues there myself.


    Keep doing what you're doing to build Strong Towns.

    CCG

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM