Please be advised that our menu is subject to change.  For questions or to ensure availability of menu items, please contact us.



Soup du Jour

French Onion


Lunch pricing $10.50

Lunch Only

Served with chips & your choice of a cup of soup or side salad.


additional $2

Shrimp, scallop, romaine, cabbage, diced

tomato & tarragon aioli.


Tomato, asparagus, portobello

mushroom, brie & tarragon mayo


Tomato, asparagus, portobello,

brie & pesto aioli.


Lunch pricing $10.50

Lunch Only

Served with chips & your choice of a cup of

soup or side salad


Candied Eden Farms apple wood smoked

bacon, lettuce, tomato, orange mustard

& honey herb goat cheese

on toasted country bread.

Steak & Swiss

Black pepper seared steak with confit onion, 

djijonnaise, swiss cheese, cherry tomato

& argula. Served open-face on facacicia.

Ham & Brie

Sliced Pit ham, melted Brie, Golden

Vadouvan apple spread & lettuce served on focacicia.

Salmon Burger

4 oz salmon burger, brioche bun, tomato,

red onion, arugula & basil-pesto aioli.

Poutine Burger  $13.50

2, 4 oz Grass Run Farms Havarti cheese beef burgers stacked on brioche,

with roasted garlic aioli & lettuce, topped with fries, cheese curds tossed with our signature sauce

 with housemade ketchup. 


Lunch Pasta

Seasonal  $13

Enjoy different pasta dishes based on seasonality or chefs insperation.


Choice of dressing: Sherry Vinaigrette,

Creamy Blue Cheese, Citrus Vinaigrette or

Black Garlic Vinaigrette

Additions available: Steak $4.50, Chicken $3.99, or Salmon $4

Nicoise Salad  $9.75

Yellowfin tuna loin, fingerling potato, hard

boiled egg, haricot vert, cherry tomato &

greens tossed with black garlic vinaigrette.

Beet Salad  $9.49

Crispy, warm, goat cheese balls, pear-butter,

roasted yellow & red beets, candied walnuts,

balsamic reduction & arugula tossed

with sherry vinaigrette. 

Spinach Salad  $8.50

Spinach, orange supremes, cherry tomato,

portobello mushroom, red onion & goat cheese.

Served with choice of dressing.

Caesar  $7.95

Crispy hearts of romaine, focaccia

croutons, cherry tomatoes & grated


Arugula Salad  $8.50

Baby arugula, dried blueberries, cherry tomato,

orange supremes & goat cheese. Served

with choice of dressing.

Garden Salad  $5.99

Spring greens tossed with carrot, daikon radish,

cucumber, cabbage & cherry tomato.

Crab Cake  $13.75

Lump crab meat seasoned with Swarnadwipa & roasted bell pepper.  

Citrus-arugula salad, cucumber, orange supremes, cherry tomato & radish.


Choice of 3 cheeses with country pate

       & traditional accompaniments  $15

                              Each additional cheese  $3                           

Cacio di Bosco truffle  Sheeep’s milk, Italy

Chelsea  Goat, Michigan

Mt. Tam  Cow, California

Pleasant Ridge  Cow, Wisconsin

L'amuse Gouda  Cow, Holland

Grayson  Cow, Virginia

Little Boy Blue  Sheep, Wisconsin


                          Scallops  Market Price

Two large pan-seared scallops truffle &

mushroom risotto.

                           Oyster on the Half Shell   Market Price 

Shallot & cubed pepper mignonette.

               Poutine  $14.50

Hand-cut fries, cheese curd, shredded

beef short rib & sauce espagnole.

         Charcuterie  $10

Country pork terrine & duck liver pate.

Served with dijon, gherkin & toast points.

             Escargot  $10.50

8 escargot with country ham, potato &

mushroom, tossed with a garlic-shallot

Pernod sauce.

          Pomme Frites  $8.50

Hand-cut fries, house-made ketchup &



                       Lobster Pasta  Market Price

Half of a 1.5 pound lobster, lightly poached in truffle-lobster broth

with house made black linguini, confit tomato,

fava bean & peas.

                      Wild Mushroom Pasta  Market Price

Fresh house made pasta with seasonal local vegetables

& seasonal mushrooms in a truffle butter sauce.

Clams Liguini  $20

Fresh Linguini pasta tossed with steamed little neck clams &

tender clam meat & lots of fresh parsley in a white wine-garlic clam jus broth


Steak Frites  $29

7-ounce pan-seared certified angus beef strip,

sauteed spinach, hand-cut fries, ketchup,

shallot-herb butter & sauce Bordalaise.

Beef Tenderloin  $39   

7-ounce organic tenderloin with whipped 

potato, asparagus & wild mushrooms with

black truffle hollandaise & sauce Bordalaise.

Organic Chicken  $23.50

Crispy skin pan seared frenched breast

with creamy polenta, fiddel head fern, Spring onion

& herbed pan jus.

Duck L'Orange  $28.50

Served with green beans, toasted almonds, orange segments,

parsnip puree & an orange gastrique.

Surf & Turf  $55

Half of a 1.5 pound lobster poached in a creamy lobster broth.

Served with a beef tenderloin, whipped potato, asparagus,

topped with three sauces: Bordelaise, hollandaise, and lobster.

 Skate Wing  $26 

Served with crispy fingerling potato, green

beans, asparagus, carrots & basil-caper

beurre noisette.

North Atlantic Salmon  $24.50

creamed leeks with fresh peas, ramps & morrel mushroom


Seasonal vegetables or sauteed spinach.

Fries & house-made ketchup.

Whipped potatos. Your choice $4.50


Dentelle Croustillante
 pistachio puree folded into sweetened whipped cream
 between two thin chocolate cookies with 
  ganache, chopped pistachio & wild cherry   
      Gateau Marjolaine
  crispy hazelnut & almond dacquiose 
   between layers of vanilla & dark chocolate
    french buttercream    
profiteroles filled with homemade vanilla, dark chocolate
 & pistachio ice cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce 
Ice Cream or Sorbet
  Vanilla bean Creme Brulee   
Flourless Chocolate Torte  
Dessert Sampler  
      small crème brulee, small slice of flourless chocolate 
               torte & pistachio ice cream profiterole 

Seasonal Nightly Dinner Specials
      20% service charge on checks for parties of 7 or more. 
    Entree split charge $5.00. Appetizer  or salad split charge $3.00
  $15 corkage fee per 750 ml. Thursday night, no corkage fee night. 
      Corkage fee waived, when you purchase an additional bottle from our selection.
        Owner-Chef Enosh Kelley.  Questions and/or critiques welcomed at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


     Classic and Contemporary French Cuisine

Bistro Montage  2724 Ingersoll Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50312 - tel: 515 557 1924
Open Tuesdays–Saturdays at 5PM