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Mulberry Street Tavern, Des Moines, IA

Mulberry Street Tavern

4.5
4.5
338 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Mulberry Street Tavern brings a fresh yet nostalgic vibe to Downtown Des Moines. Once a hub for the city transit, it is now adorned with rich woods, leather, and a zinc bar that create a warm and timeless social destination. The open-hearth kitchen produces shareable worldly tavern fare, hearty entrees and, hands down, the best burger in Des Moines. Enjoy perfect classic cocktails, eclectic award-winning wines, and interesting regional and foreign beers on draught.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary European, Contemporary British

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 985-2066 ext. 3

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rateb Aburas

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Rooms, located on the 2nd floor of the Surety Hotel, overlook the Entertainment District on Court Avenue and offer more intimate settings for groups of 10 to 40 people. The spaces are perfect for rehearsal dinners, small weddings, business dinners or family gatherings and each room presents original hard wood floors, stunning views and a lounge area. Food and beverage menus are created using local collaborations and extend from the kitchen of Mulberry Street Tavern.

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Cross street

    Mulberry Street

  • Parking details

    Public parking is ample around the restaurant. Both street side and garage facilities are available. Our suggestions are as follows: The Financial Center, at 207 7th Street (covered) & 606 Mulberry Street (open lot).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BD

    BrianD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had a bad experience with this restaurant. The food and service is always top notch.
  2. CC

    CCfoodie

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    My only complaint is that bar service was very slow. It took at least 20 mins to get our first drink. Due to the timing, we were unable to order a glass of wine to have with our entree. One person in our party did order another drink but it came after the meal was done and was not what was ordered.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded 1 day agoHello and thank you for sharing this feedback! We apologize for the slow service and are disappointed that you were unable to enjoy a glass of wine with your meal. This is certainly not that experience we want any of our guests to walk away with and we would love to make it up to you in the future!

  3. AW

    AnnW

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Smallish brunch menu. Food was not hot. Service was terrible. Totally lack of oversight of the staff. Super disappointing.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded 1 day agoAnn, we are so sorry for this disappointing experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback so that the team can improve. I will be following up with you privately regarding your visit.

  4. SG

    SandraG

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter helped us select appetizers and entrees - half chicken and salmon. Delicious! We recommend both.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on September 15, 2022Sandra, thank you for this kind review! We look forward to your next visit : )

  5. t

    travelswellwithothers

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The location is great. The service was very slow. There was one server for the entire restaurant for Sunday brunch right when the restaurant opened. The other staff tried to help out filling water but the meal seemed to drag. I ordered pancakes and they were cold when they were served; the butter did not melt on them. I could see our food under the warming lights for several minutes before all the meals at the table were served. For the prices charged, I would have expected a bit more. Most everyone at our table enjoyed their meals. The flavor was good on other items, I was not that impressed with what I thought was a simple breakfast item.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on September 15, 2022hello & thank you for taking the time to give this feedback! This review has been shared directly with the culinary team and service staff to help us avoid these shortfalls in the future. We apologize for your underwhelming experience and hope for another chance soon to truly impress you!

  6. r

    rpvary

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had brunch at Mulberry Street during a recent vacation with a stop in Des Moines along the way. Overall our experience was OK. The service was good but you could tell the restaurant (Iike many others) is understaffed. I had the shakshuka which was very flavorful and worth ordering. The pita bread was an afterthought and was cold. Had the pita been warmed on the grill to give it a bit of a smoky flavor, it would have been so much better. My wife had yogurt which was small and underwhelming. Her side of crispy bacon was on point however. If the restaurant can make some improvements in execution, it can be so much better.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on September 15, 2022hello! Thank you for your support and for taking the time to share this review. Your feedback helps us to continuously improve our food and our service. We hope that we can impress you on your next visit to Des Moines!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Steaks not properly cooked. We ordered 3 steaks at different temps but they were all overcooked and no flavor

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on September 4, 2022Hello and thank you for sharing this feedback. It has been passed along to the culinary team. We apologize for your disappointing experience and hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future!

  8. K

    Kurt

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our experience here; it made our special event great. Robert, our waiter, is an awesome person and made our dinner even more enjoyable with his personality and excellent service. The food was delicious. 10/10.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on September 6, 2022Kurt, thank you so much for this lovely review! Robert is wonderful and your kind words have been passed along to him. We love celebrating special occasions with our guests and we can't wait to see you again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. It had been a while since we had been in. Everything was really good

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 31, 2022Thanks for the lovely review!

  10. MN

    MegN

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I really like MST. Not an everyday place but a nice evening out that’s not over the top expensive.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 30, 2022Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

  11. KJ

    KimberleeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb menu choices, and the food did not disappoint! First course the Scottish Egg and Steak Frites for the second course. Perfection!

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 30, 2022Thank you for the kind review! We can't wait to see you again!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Very good food, but poor service

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 27, 2022hello & thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the food, and sincerely sorry that we missed the mark on service during your visit. We would love the opportunity to make it up to you in the future!

  13. LF

    LeslieF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was good, just wasn’t good enough for the price. I have had better meals that were significantly less elsewhere. The atmosphere was very nice. The live music on the patio before dinner was great! I would come back for sure for drinks, maybe appetizers. Hotel is beautiful.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 27, 2022hello Leslie, thank you for the kind review! We're glad that you enjoyed your overall experience, but sincerely apologize that the food did not provide the full value of the high-quality ingredients that we source. This feedback has been shared with the Chef and the rest of the culinary team. We strive to create dishes that celebrate the hard work of our local vendors and partners, and we hope that on your next visit we can impress you with something new!

  14. MN

    MNDawg

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The bartender was very attentive but the kitchen was incredibly slow - and with it being less than half full, there was no reason it should have taken that long.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 22, 2022hello, thank you for sharing this feedback and we apologize for the slow service. We hope you enjoyed your experience otherwise and will give us another chance to impress you in the future!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We visited during Restaurant Week. Ordering off the Prix Fixe menu we had a lovely meal with a great combination of flavors. The meal was wonderful, but our waiter, Andre, was the highlight of the evening. He was fun, informative, and was willing to make suggestions that caused us to try something new. Fantastic!

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you for the great review! We look forward to see you again soon!

  16. PH

    PadraigH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Service was surprisingly not good. Waitress didn’t know they were out of soup and the salmon having pushed bought plus she forgot about the drinks order for one of my guests. Overall I was disappointed because the last time I was there the service was phenomenal & informative

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We're glad that you enjoyed your food and we apologize that service fell short of our usual standards. This feedback has been shared with the relevant team members and will help us to improve moving forward. We hope to see you again soon so that we can make up for this experience!

  17. NS

    NicoleS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was great. Even though it was slow though, it took us an hour to eat.
  18. JS

    JennyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food took forever to come. Hours, no exagerration. And it wasn't very good once we got it. Some was legitimately bad. The server was very snarky "Next time, I'll tell them to cook it less! We're really busy!" The tables were mostly empty, so not sure what he was seeing, but it sure wasn't clientele. Not only would I never return, I highly encourage everyone to avoid like the plague.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 17, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share this review. It seems that both the food and the service fell short of our standards and we're truly sorry for this disappointing experience. Your feedback has been shared with the team so that these issues can be avoided in future. We would love the opportunity to make things right and hope you will give us another chance to impress you in the future!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great the drinks are expensive but they were good. The food was good and the service was good. Yes I’d go back.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 13, 2022Thanks for the review! We can't wait to see you again!

  20. EL

    EsequielL

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    1. Service was slow and not accurate when items where ordered. 2. Food was very bland. 3. We ordered their bone in steak and it was under cook.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 13, 2022hello, thank you for providing this feedback. We are disappointed to hear that the food and service fell short of our usual standard of quality and we apologize for missing the mark. This review has been shared with the team so that we can improve moving forward. We truly hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future!

  21. F

    Flashattack

    Washington DC

    307 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    307 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First visit but will definitely be back. Solid culinary presentations with pleasant and friendly service staff.
  22. J

    Jeannie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    While our server was nice and the food was okay, I wouldn't rush to return. We walked past multiple tables full of dirty dishes on the way to our table, which was unappetizing. Our food (the Bagel Brunch) was nicely presented, but didn't taste great. And seeing flies in the restaurant, likely due to the door to the patio area, was a turn-off. My sense was that they were understaffed and don't really have their brunch game together.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 10, 2022Jeannie, Thank you for the feedback, your comments will be shared with the team so that can improve our service moving forward. We apologize that your experience did not meet expectations and we hope that you will give us another chance to impress you in the future!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary celebration. Great drinks, appetizers. One entrees (trout) was fantastic. The other, steak frites not so good. Very tough and fatty cut of beef. I would have sent it back but didn’t want to ruin the house tine so faked it that it was good.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you for the review! We're glad that you enjoyed most of your experience, and disappointed that the streak frites fell short. This feedback has been shared with the culinary team so that they can make the necessary improvements moving forward. We can't wait to celebrate with you again in the future!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was expensive for the portion size. My husband was still hungry when we left the restaurant. The service was great. Ambiance was nice. Restrooms were on the lower level of the hotel, so not easily accessible.
  25. C

    Carker

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre is the BEST waiter - his recommendations are spot on.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is spectacular!! everything i’ve tried is amazing. the service is outstanding - loved having eliza help us. she was so authentic and so kind.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It is a beautiful place the food was good. It took a very long time to get our food.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for sharing this feedback. It seems like we dropped the ball on service during your visit, and for that we apologize! Hope that you will give us another chance to impress you in the future!

  28. B

    Burt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was perfect. Wine was delicious. The salmon was not only the best I’ve had in Des Moines but was seriously the most beautiful plate. Can’t wait for the next date night at MST!

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on July 22, 2022We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience and can't wait to host you guys for date night!

  29. KS

    KurtS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique experience; great service. Knowledgeable staff

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on July 18, 2022Thanks for the great review!

  30. EL

    EmilyL

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, spectacular food. What more can you ask for?! Thank you!
  31. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our server was amazing!! We definitely recommend checking it out!

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on July 7, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to see you guys back soon.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Waiter was excellent. Food was excellent. Music was a tad louder than it should have been

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on July 1, 2022Thank you for the feedback, glad you enjoyed your experience overall.

  34. PD

    PerllaD

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The steak and frites was really bad, half of it was just fat, bad cut too, any decent restaurant would at least trim the meat before serving, was also no grilled properly, it tasted like was cook on a pan or microwave, I normally don’t write reviews but don’t want see anyone getting ripped off 50.00 for bad food, do not recommend!

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize for your dining experience and we hope that you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around. Truly an experience. Thank you for making our 18th wedding anniversary special.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to celebrate more milestones with you in the future!

  36. BK

    BrittK

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, drinks and food all were amazing!!

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on June 25, 2022Thanks for the great review!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Typically love our experience at Mulberry. Service was good as well as the food. We ordered the tomahawk steak for 2. Flavor great and something that we have ordered in the past. Helpful to serve the steak right away while still warm. Took a little while to get the steak after it had been sliced. Sides were great- Mac and cheese and Brussel spouts. We chose a table in the bar area, like that area. It became congested with a group hanging out by the entry and hostess desk meeting and greeting. A little too close and made it tough for staff as well as guests to flow past and impacts guests dining experience. We are regulars and will definitely be back. Just sharing a few things that are easy improvements. Thank you. Love to see this restaurant doing so well. We are good references for you.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on June 21, 2022hello, thank you for supporting us and for sharing this feedback! Apologies that your experience fell short of expectations. We look forward to making it up to you on your next visit!

  38. CH

    ChristineH

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Good recommendations from our server, Andre. Both our dinners were well prepared and delicious.

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you for the lovely review! We hope to see you again soon.

  39. WR

    WilliamR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUR SERVER WAS AWESOME, FOOD TOP NOTCH Great dining room. Wonderful wines by the glass

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you for a great review!

  40. C

    Coquette07

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at MST was outstanding! Our server A. H. went above and beyond to answer questions, make sure we enjoyed our dining choices, and make sure we stayed hydrated. I highly recommend MST!!

    Mulberry Street TavernResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for the lovely review!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mulberry Street Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 985-2066 ext. 3.

Mulberry Street Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

Mulberry Street Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Mulberry Street Tavern

206 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mulberry Street

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary European, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public parking is ample around the restaurant. Both street side and garage facilities are available. Our suggestions are as follows: The Financial Center, at 207 7th Street (covered) & 606 Mulberry Street (open lot).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rateb Aburas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (515) 985-2066 ext. 3

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Rooms, located on the 2nd floor of the Surety Hotel, overlook the Entertainment District on Court Avenue and offer more intimate settings for groups of 10 to 40 people. The spaces are perfect for rehearsal dinners, small weddings, business dinners or family gatherings and each room presents original hard wood floors, stunning views and a lounge area. Food and beverage menus are created using local collaborations and extend from the kitchen of Mulberry Street Tavern.

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