Splash Seafood Bar and Grill
Splash makes big wavesWe went for my wife's 40th birthday and Mother's Day combination. My wife was DELIGHTED with the personalized menus and the wait staff all wished her a Happy Birthday. Being out of towners we weren't really familiar with the Des Moines restaurant scene so we were delighted that several locals recommended Splash. We were even more delighted that the food struck a perfect chord on our foodie strings. We also thought it was very reasonably priced. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the entire menu, even on the cocktails, and very enthusiastically answered all of our questions. We'll be going back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Splash for my 5 yearWent to Splash for my 5 year anniversary and was very impressed. Delicious food and great service made for a great evening.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe spent time with the wineWe spent time with the wine steward, a knowledgable and friendly waiter and Manager Mike Holms. Everything came together in a most enjoyable way. Because it's Splash, that was not at all surprising.
mary kay shanley4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the most amazing placesOne of the most amazing places I've ever eaten at! Excellent food, service, & ambiance. Ecstatic about choosing this place for our date! Couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you for being so wonderful, Splash!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood in Des MoinesGreat experience we were treated with exceptional customer service.Food was excellent.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent preshow dining beforeExcellent preshow dining before Civic Center. Food, service, and atmosphere very coducive to a wonderful d
Wonderful first time dining experience!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely wonderful..The food was absolutely wonderful...I had the Swordfish which was perfectly cooked. The brussel sprouts with bacon were outstanding. My dining companion loved her meal as well....wouldnt change a thing!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Seafood! Great wine!What an excellent way to spend a quiet friday evening with my "boyfriend"!
We started out with Oysters Rockafeller and on the half shell, followed by PEI Mussels. We both had grilled scallops which were done to perfection! The mashed sweet potatoes were just as tasty and brussel sprouts divine!
We ordered a higher end dry red wine (A Petite Syrah I believe.) and were not disappointed. It was fabulous and the wine list was extensive! We did get a little help with our selection...
The thing we discussed later, was that it would have been nice to have had a salad with our entree'. It was available for purchase, but thought that maybe it would be a nice addition--a small dinner salad. ; )4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly a Special PlaceWe've been to Splash numerous times and are never disappointed. This trip was no different. In fact, our daughter's 4th birthday dinner (and first "fancy restaurant dinner") there was easily our best experience yet. Our table was not only exactly where we requested (near the fish tanks), but it was adorned with ocean confetti and personalized birthday menus. What a treat. Service was exceptional, patient, and kind. The food was glorious, memorable, and perfectly executed.
Splash just gets better and better. Bravo!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first "Splash"This was our first "Splash" experience and we were suitably impressed. The atmosphere was special, the service was very good, and the food quite delicious. We were especially impressed with the night's "special" of some kind of spearfish topped with bleu cheese and served with wasabi mashed potato won tons--a true "party in the mouth".4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSeasoned Splash DinerA fine establishment with quality food but could use an improvement in wait staff service.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally enjoyed our experienceTotally enjoyed our experience dining at the Splash! Great atmosphere and the food superb!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood in Iowa.The seafood was great for being in Iowa. The Oysters Moscow were worth every dime. The only negative issue would be the downtown location and parking.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThey made my husbands birthdayThey made my husbands birthday special. They even had a special table with birthday confetti.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Seafood and AmbianceMy girl friend and I ate at Splash prior to an event at the Civic Center and evidently the evening prior to a review in the Des Moines Register's Datebook. It was a really enjoyable evening with outstanding food and service. After reading the review in the Datebook I wondered if this reviewer had eaten in the same place as we did. There is nothing we could say that was anything but excellent about our experience at Splash. I would recommend it to anyone wanting an outstanding evening of very well prepared seafood. After reading several recent reviews by the Datebook "expert" it is obvious he/she is interested only in being controversial believing it will further their career. Too bad.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSplash has always been oneSplash has always been one of our favorite "before show" eating spots. Just the fact that it's so close to the Civic Center so we can be parked and good to go is great. We all had clam chowder and salads at our most recent visit - all was delicious. Over the many times we've dined with you, the wait staff has been efficient, attentive and friendly, the food is always delicious and if we have special needs those are accomodated promptly. This time I asked for romaine instead of iceberg lettuce with my Louis salad and really liked it that way. Thanks!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest yetThis was the best yet. The oysters were especially fresh, and the coarsely grated horseradish in vinegar perfect. We had the roasted calamari salad--the calamari was sweet and tender, not rubbery, and the mix of vegetables and amount of tangy dressing well balanced. For entrees we had the swordfish in mustard sauce and the opakapaka, a Hawaiian pink snapper I tasted for the first time. Delicious, and the vegetables--an Asian slaw, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus were well-prepared as always. We skip the potatoes. Our waitress was new to Splash but experienced and a delightful person.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was terrific andThe food was terrific and it was a nice change from the usual places we eat. I had the spearfish and it was wonderful. The oysters were awesome. The atmosphere was very nice and laid back.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM