Clive’s Table 128 announces new location with large patio and skyline view opening late 2021

Chef Lynn Pritchard has closed the doors of the original Table 128 Bistro and Bar in Clive after nearly 10 years of service, but plans are underway for a new and improved Table 128 in downtown Des Moines.

Pritchard announced July 21 that the fine-dining restaurant will lease the southwest bay of the new Gray's Landing commercial mixed-use building at the corner of S.W. Ninth Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

He hopes to have the restaurant open by November.

"It was the first property that I looked at amongst about four or five others that all had great potential," Pritchard said. "The facts all really seemed to coalesce that it was a great location with its proximity to downtown, great parking, a signaled intersection and growth in the neighborhood. It was just the location."

The restaurant will cover 2,400 square feet, similar in size to the current location, but will offer an updated, elevated design that brings Table 128 into the 21st century, Pritchard said. Leading the design process is Simonson & Associates Architects and Ryan Staiert Interior Design.

The downtown location also will have a much larger patio space than the Clive restaurant, with the ability to seat around 40 people. Other changes include a private dining room and a semi-exposed kitchen where diners will be able to see the action behind their meals.

Developed by Sherman Associates, the Gray's Landing mixed-use building also will house the company's regional office and tenants including Starbucks, Paragon IT Professionals and Estes Construction. The building has an 1,100-square-foot conference room and a rooftop terrace that will be available for Table 128 guests to rent for private events.

"You have this sweeping panorama from Meredith Corporation all the way around to Principal Park," Pritchard said of the view.

SOURCE: Des Moines Register AUTHOR: Elle Wignall