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Restaurant Type

New American


(515) 244-1314

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Harbinger in Des Moines, IA, is a highly acclaimed restaurant known for its innovative vegetable-focused small plates with flavors inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine. Located at 2724 Ingersoll Avenue, Harbinger offers a unique dining experience that emphasizes seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The menu is designed to highlight the best provisions provided by the local land and hardworking farmers.

The restaurant’s menu features a variety of small plates and snacks, and they offer a 5-course Chef’s Tasting experience, which changes frequently based on seasonal availability. Chef Joe Tripp, a Des Moines native, leads the culinary team. He brings his extensive travel experiences and culinary skills to create dishes that are both creative and deeply rooted in local traditions. Tripp has received multiple James Beard nominations for Best Chef Midwest, underscoring his talent and dedication to his craft.

Harbinger is open for dinner from Tuesday to Thursday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.