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524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
+1 515-244-0261
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are still sitting at Alba as I write this review b/c this restaurant is something I want to savor in every way. From the appetizers, the main course through the dessert, the flavors were absolutely wonderful. The added gem to this outstanding restaurant was...More

3  Thank susan q
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

On Mondays they have $6 burgers and $6 cocktails at the bar. The burgers were to die for and the cocktails were perfect. The place was packed and the service was superb!! I will be back to get those burgers. Totally worth it. Great atmosphere...More

2  Thank lolinapena
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Friends of ours made a reservation for the chef's table on a Wednesday evening. It was fun to see the food being prepared right in front of us. The experience was also much better than the first time we went to Alba. The noise level...More

Thank Tourvel_67
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Alba is a special place, and you can feel it when you walk in. The staff is professional, attentive without being overly so, and above all knowledgeable. The last time we dined there was a table of six near us, and the server went over...More

3  Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We stayed at the AC Marriott hotel and chose this restaurant because it was close by. We had driven several hours and opted to share some appetizers and an entree as it was the end of the evening. We enjoyed every moment and every flavor...More

3  Thank msjaly
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice! I had the asparagus soup which I would highly recommend. We had the beet salad and spinach salad both were just delicious! I would recommend it!

4  Thank jeannem284
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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.

1  Thank NCICBill
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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

3  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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

4  Thank Foodandwine9
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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

2  Thank tawney112
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Norma G
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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