Looking for some pre- or post- show dining? The Playhouse recommends these great local bites:
1.7 miles from Playhouse
Tues-Thur 11am-9pm / Fri 11am-12am / Sat 10am-12am / Dessert Lounge Tues-Sat 5pm-close
Dessert – $
An elegant bakery offering freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and cake truffle, plus a nighttime lounge for desserts including cheesecake, lava cake and bread pudding. We also have a bar offering craft cocktails, beer, wine, and espresso drinks. A great place to stop in for a sweet treat before or after the show!
2.3 miles from Playhouse
Reservations: (515) 244-8786
Mon-Thur 11am-10pm / Fri-Sat 11am-11pm / Sun 11am-9pm
Italian – $$
With an authentic and warm atmosphere, Gusto Pizza offers an eclectic and wide variety of made-from-scratch pizzas. Not feeling pizza? Gusto also offers sandwiches, salads, pastas and delicious desserts made fresh daily.
2.2 miles from Playhouse
Reservations: (515) 255-5787
Wed – Sat 5pm-Close / Brunch Sun 9am-1:30pm
French – $$
Le Jardin is a French bistro that is nestled in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines. Focused on locally sourced ingredients, Le Jardin offers a variety of flatbreads, cheese and meat places, entrees, omelets, crepes, desserts, wine and beer.
0.7 miles from Playhouse
Reservations: (515) 777-3416
Mon 4pm-10pm / Tues – Thur 11am-10pm / Fri 11am-11pm / Sat 9am-11pm / Sun 9am-8:30pm
American – $$
Being so close in proximity, there has been a long relationship between Louie’s and the Playhouse. With a large selection of beer and wines, Louie’s Wine Dive presents high quality comfort American food in a homey and local-featured ambiance.
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