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524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
+1 515-244-0261
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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524 E 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small portions and big price. Ambiance was eccentric but quaint and cute. Went there once and did not return Too noisy.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the places we wanted to try during restaurant week and it delivered. We started off with gazpacho and a smoked salmon appetizer. The soup was just right with a touch of spice at the end but the cucumber relish and cheese...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We kind of stumbled into this place and it was amazing.. Great atmosphere, good food, reasonable prices and our waiter was absolutely terrific--friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Alba is a real star in East Village area and we will definitely be...More

Thank rangercookie
Reviewed 30 July 2017 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 22 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 20 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 23 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
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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