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The Gathering Table

Where Farm & Table are Just Steps Apart

One of Travel Iowa’s “99 Restaurants in Iowa to Try” 99_Restaurants_Checklist

The Gathering Table offers lunch and dinner menus centered around the more than 40 varieties of fresh produce grown in the 12 acre on-site garden and orchard. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in flavor and beauty are complimented by beef, pork, lamb, poultry, cheese and grains. Menu options change almost weekly.

Lunch: 11 am to 1 pm, April 7 to December 15, 2017. Reservations are appreciated and walk-ins welcome.

Dinner: 5:30 to 8 pm, April 7 to December 15, 2017. Reservations are requested by 3 pm.

The Gathering Table restaurant may need to close on select evenings because of private events such as reunions and wedding receptions. These dates are posted below in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

November 17 menu

Upcoming Lunches and Dinners

“Customer service warm and friendly; the environment and location is historically significant and wonderful to be able to experience the prairie and surrounding area.”  –September, 2017

Friday Lunches: 11 am - 1 pm, April 7 to December 15, 2017

Friday Dinners: 5:30 - 8 pm, April 7 - December 15, 2017

Closed occasionally for private events; please call 641-337-5019 for reservations.



756 16th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
2773 290th Street, Orient, IA 50858
Ph: 515.243.7063 (DM)
Ph: 641.337.5019 (Orient)