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    Re: Suggestions Needed for Business Dinner In Des Moines

    Sounds like fun!


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

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    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.


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    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.



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    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.


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    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.


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