If money is no option, go to 801 Grand. If they don't have a planked whitefish, they'll probably track down some and make it anyways.
On a side note, it seems 801 forgot to renew their domain name online...
Brietbachs in Balltown!!! North of Dubuque.
WOW! Fanatics how can you be asked a question like this and not say the Big Steer in Altoona. Great people own the place, nice enviroment, and they know how to cook a Rare Steak. Might I suggest you order a Polar Bear after your meal. (milkshake with amaretto and peices of strawberry. ):notworthy:
It's The place I would go and I know alittle better then these yahoos above me. I raise the wonderful animals. GO BEEF!
There are not alot of things better on this earth then a perfectly grilled steak.
No, she is not my wife although once in a great while on the road for business I get some privileges.
Rusty Duck in Dexter, well worth the drive. Nicks in WDM, extremely tender!
If you're a grill-your-own kind of guy, the best cuts are at the Open Flame, north of Ames in Gilbert.
I know its far from all of you in Central Iowa, but if you get to the northwest corner of the state, Archie's in Le Mars is worth a visit. Delicious hand cut steaks voted as Rachel Ray's #2 steak house in the U.S. and CNN's top 5 in the world. Ask for the Benny Wycher (sp?) Not on the menu but a delicious 22-24 oz. tenderloin/filet mignon cut. Its about the size of a roast and delicious! Try it out sometime!
I like Skips on Fleur Drive for their ribeye, and Greenbriar in Johnston for their ribeye with gunmetal crust.
801 Grand as they dry age their steaks, but if she likes seafood you might hit Splash.
The chef at Sbrocco cooked the best steak I've had in my life when he had his own restaurant Sage, so might be worth passing by their to see if they have it on the menu. It was served with Lobster Risotto. Computer is getting wet from drool!