preshow dining

DINING WITH DES MOINES METRO OPERA
Enhance your Des Moines Metro Opera experience by enjoying our own gourmet restaurant conveniently located in the secluded air conditioned comfort of the lobby of the Blank Performing Arts Center. Michael LaValle, a well-known Des Moines chef, restaurateur and General Manager at the Des Moines Embassy Club, brings his very special magic to the menus themed for evening performances of each opera. Gateway Catering of the award-winning Gateway Market in Des Moines offers a delicious brunch menu prior to Sunday matinees.

Click here for the 2016 Pre-Show Dining Menu.


Restaurants
If you should elect not to dine in with us at the Opera prior to the show, we encourage you to visit the following restaurants that have supported Des Moines Metro Opera:

  • Baru 66
    6587 University Ave
    Windsor Heights, IA 50324
    515-277-6627
    baru66.com
  • Bravo! Cucina Italiana
    120 S Jordan Creek Pkwy
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    515-225-0660
    bravoitalian.com
  • Flemings
    150 S Jordan Creek Pkwy
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    515-457-2916
    flemingssteakhouse.com
  • Flying Mango
    4345 Hickman Rd.
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    515-255-4111
    flyingmango.com
  • HoQ
    303 E 5th St
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    515-244-1213
    hoqtable.com
  • Louie’s Wine Dive
    4040 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
    515-777-3416
    louieswinedive.com
  • Palmer’s Deli & Market
    2843 Ingersoll Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    515-274-4004
    palmersdeliandmarket.com
  • Splash Seafood
    303 Locust St
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    515-244-5686
    splash-seafood.com
  • RōCA
    208 Court Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    515-282-3663
    roca.com
  • The Tangerine Food Company
    1960 Grand Avenue, Suite 21
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    tangerinefoodco.com
  • Riverwalk Hub
    316 SW 5th Street, Suite 200
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    515-559-3650
    port-of-desmoines.com