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524 East 6th St., Des Moines, IA
+1 515-244-0261
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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215 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Albas for our Valentine’s Day meal this year and it was lovely. They had a three course fixed price menu offering with many great choices. I had an arugula salad to start with wonderful flavors of fennel and lemon, not too bitter which can happen with arugula. My entree was seared scallops, which was light and flavorful.... More 

1 Thank IowaMum
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best chicken and brussel sprouts. Amazing staff and good suggestions for food and drinks. Best food I have had in des moines.

1 Thank Megan M
Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great--the wait staff is attentive but not intrusive--the atmoshere is open and refreshing . . . the spinach salad is especially tasty with carmelized pecans and marinated onions . . . the burger with avacado satisfied.

1 Thank jge2014
Des Moines, Iowa
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have eaten here a number of times over the last several years and we are never disappointed. The wine list is great and the food is always well-prepared with interesting combinations of especially good choices. Service has always been excellent and we have always had excellent knowledgeable servers. It's a real gem for Des Moines and is quite clearly... More 

2 Thank JodieB50
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and a very delicious meal. The presentation of the duck as well as the seared scallops was fantastic. Highly recommend a visit if near the East Village in Des Moines.

1 Thank Mark W
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful happy hour. Sat at the bar and ordered several of the appetizers splitting with a friend. Started with a martini made from Iowa vodka. We then split 4 appetizers. If you have never had sweet breads I would suggest you give them a try. The happy hour special was a select variety of appetizers at $6 each.... More 

3 Thank Jan F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere at Alba is amazing. You are allowed to completely take your time as you enjoy the various courses. There's an excellent view of the Capitol. The food is out of this world. The menu will make you feel like your making a choice outside the box for Midwest food, and then you take the first bite and the... More 

2 Thank Fall F
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful date night at Alba on a Friday night. We made reservations earlier in the day and from the moment we walked in to the end of our dinner we experienced nothing but great service. We love the atmosphere at Alba, relaxed, romantic and not pretentious. Their menu just changed with the season. My... More 

2 Thank supertaster74
Denver, Colorado
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165 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Had a very nice waiter who did a fine job in telling us what was good & the specials, as we celebrated sister-in-laws birthday. Mixed drinks were good & the IPA's I was informed about hit the spot. We had an app recommended by the waiter that would accommodate everyone's taste. We then had fresh mixed salads-I enjoyed the house... More 

1 Thank dagoDenver
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We ate at Alba back in July, 2016 and had a very bad experience. I took the time to comment directly to Alba about our experience (see the email sent to them below) and as of 10/31/2016 have never hear back from them - horrible way to run a business!! BTW this is the first time I have ever negatively... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 East 6th St., Des Moines, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-0261

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