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Irina's Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, European, Russian, Pub
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2301 Rocklyn Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322-4934
+1 515-331-0399
15:00 - 02:00
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Altoona, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Irina's as we had heard great things. The ambiance of the restaurant is fantastic, and we soon learned the service is too! We sat at the bar and were able to order there from our bartender, Grant. He was knowledgeable about the many drinks and vodka selections and we tried several! Irina came out personally to tell... More 

Thank nicoleraasch
West Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Irina's restaurant and bar is by far in my top two restaurants in the greater Des Moines area. The food is beautiful and beyond delicious. Pair that with Russian shots of vodka and a wide selection of martin's, mixed drinks,wine, beers and any higher quality of liquor you can imagine. The owners are truly amazing and create a very unique... More 

Thank Foodandrinks515
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Irina's for family dinner. Irina takes a personal interest in her guests and sat us personally. The food and service are always great!

Thank Jessica F
Urbandale, Iowa
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Love the quiet, calm atmosphere. It's a place where you can actually converse as you eat (versus loud music or sports programs blasting for competition. We have always enjoyed the wait staff, who are friendly but also give you your space. Their onion rings...wonderful!!!

Thank DougIowa
Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We brought our kids and granddaughter for dinner just before Thanksgiving. We had been here before, but it was a new experience for the kids. Irina greeted us at the door and went out of her way to make our granddaughter feel special. The appetizers were great, so everyone was primed for entrees. Nobody was disappointed. The service was excellent... More 

Thank promopower
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a Russian restaurant, but while they have a great selection of Russian beers and vodka, the food menu isn't overtly Russian. They have quite a few "American-ized" options on the menu, which was good for our group that included a few picky eaters. We had very good service and the server was helpful for my wife who is... More 

Thank Josh R
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice evening with friends. Good food, great service. Laid back and easy to have a conversation.

Thank Kate G
Pacific Northwest
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We found this restaurant online and decided to give it a try. Glad we did. The meal started with a shot of vodka, a piece of dark bread and a bit of pickle. Smell the bread, down the shot, eat the pickle and bread. Awesome. We had the Boursin stuffed mushrooms to start - excellent. Both entrees were very good.... More 

Thank k8b51
Urbandale, Iowa
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was mildly disappointed tonight. The server was friendly, but not knowledgeable about the menu as she was vegetarian and lactose intolerant and hadn't been able to eat most of the offerings, but she was happy to recommend the most expensive dishes. The mushrooms boursin were good. My Birthday friend got the Salmon Wellington which he found about 1/2 dry... More 

Thank JohnnyB33
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Never disappointed with the food, atmosphere or the variety of vodkas. Id say the price is comparable to other similar establishments. We spent $80 for 2 people. A beer, a shot of vodka, an appetizer and 2 entrees. Service was good, portions were good. It is one of the best kept secrets in the metro.

Thank greedy m

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, European, Russian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Rocklyn Drive, Urbandale, IA 50322-4934
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-331-0399

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