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Trostel's Dish

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12851 University Ave Ste 400, Clive, IA 50325
+1 515-221-3474
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dined at Dish on a Saturday night with several friends. The well-known local musician Tony Valdez was playing live music which was great. I've been to Dish many times, and generally love it each time as the menu is unique and the food always good. And, the atmosphere is unique on the West side of the metro; feels upscale... More 

Thank NewfiePupLover
Kathryn S, Manager at Trostel's Dish, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Look forward to serving you again! More 

Johnston, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trostel's Dish has been a great spot for my husband and myself for date nights. I have had some of my favorite dishes here but, also some real misses. The servers give good direction and are very attentive. I hope they being back the popcorn shrimp. It was worth returning for many times but was removed from the menu.

Thank MMarieJC
Chatham, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to try Trostel's for dinner. As menu notes it's small plates - everything's was excellent. Shared steak tacos, sliders, havarti shrimp, croquettes, and brussel sprouts. Server suggested adding extra taco and slider so all would enjoy their own, worked great. Only negative was high top table.

Thank E62629
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Before they're new menu this place was amazing!! It's still good for after work drinks or date. Nice atmosphere

Thank Megan M
Johnston, Iowa
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken salad sandwich with Cole slaw. I thought both were very good. My friend had the French dip and hers was excellent. Beautiful restaurant with extraordinary booths.

1 Thank Iowastar
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

For this being a last minute lunch with clients, the staff set us up at a great table so we could chat. Server was busy but he did an excellent job of taking care of us. Food was good and enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank jmdraeger
Ludington, Michigan
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326 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We live in the neighborhood and finally stopped in for dinner, just before leaving for vacation. It was great! If you think you are going to get a large portion dinner, much like you get at their other restaurant (Greenbrier) - you will not, but what you will get is outstanding food in small portions. You may think it is... More 

1 Thank David W
West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A fun place for an evening out with friends of a date. The atmosphere is always fun. Large booths, dark wood, large nice bar area with stools and a huge wine selection. The small plates are always good and change frequently. The only negative I have to say is the hostess isn't always on the spot with attending to you... More 

Thank cookingvoigt
Des Moines, Iowa
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Love the atmosphere. Very cozy. Met a colleague for a drink and ended up staying almost two hours. Good selection of wine and bubbles. Love the small plates!

Thank Elizabeth D
Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This place ahs the best small plates! We went with a group of 8 so we were able to order a large number of items and everything was fantastic. The macaroni and cheese was to die for. We tried several of the pizzas my favorite was the mushroom. The fried pickles and fried Brussel sprout leaves were delish, we even... More 

Thank SunshineinOregon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12851 University Ave Ste 400, Clive, IA 50325
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-221-3474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?