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

LUNCH & DINNER MENU

     Soups     

Soup du Jour

French Onion

    Crepes   

Lunch pricing $10.50

Dinner pricing $13.95

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

Seafood

additional $2

Shrimp, scallop, romaine, cabbage, diced

tomato & tarragon aioli.

Steak

Tomato, asparagus, portobello

mushroom, brie & tarragon mayo

Vegetarian

Tomato, asparagus, portobello,

brie & pesto aioli.

Sandwiches

Lunch pricing $10.50

Dinner pricing $13.95

Served with chips & your choice of a cup of

soup or side salad

B.L.T.

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 faccicia.

Ham & Brie

Sliced Pit ham, melted Brie, Golden

Vadouvan apple spread & lettuce served on foccicia.

Salmon Burger

4 oz salmon burger, brioche bun, tomato,

red onion, arugula & basil-pesto aioli.

Bistro Burger  $12

8 oz Grass Run Farms beef burger on a brioche bun,

with roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato

& hand-cut fries with housemade ketchup. 

Swiss, cheddar, havarti or bacon add $1.50

Lunch Pasta

Seafood  $13

Fresh pasta tossed with saffron tomato

sauce, shrimp, scallops, mussels, tobiko &

preserved Meyer lemon & chives.

Carbonara  $13

Fresh pasta tossed with Eden Farms

smoked bacon, fresh peas & cherry tomato with

Parmesan-Reggiano.

 Salad

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

Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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.

Cheese

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

Appetizers

                          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 &

 aioli. 

Pasta

                       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.

Seafood Pasta  $20

Fresh pasta tossed with saffron-tomato sauce,

shrimp, scallops, mussels, tobiko & chive.

Carbonara  $20

Fresh pasta tossed with Eden Farms smoked bacon,

fresh peas & cherry tomato with Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Entree

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.

Chicken Paillard  $23.50

Steamed leek, fresh artichoke, roasted pepper,

caper; golden rasins ragu, whipped potato

& 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.

Niman Ranch Pork  $28

La Quericha prosciutto-wrapped 6-ounce pork tenderloin

with garlicky swiss chard, creamy polenta & brussels sprouts.

 Skate Wing  $26 

Served with crispy fingerling potato, green

beans, asparagus, carrots & basil-caper

beurre noisette.

Cassoulet  $28

Our version of the classic: duck leg confit, braised pork belly,

red wine-garlic sausage, tomato,

white bean ragu, toasted bread crumbs & parsley.

North Atlantic Salmon  $24.50

Local purple potato, fresh peas, cherry tomato & shallot,

fresh dill tossed with a Pernod-saffron sauce.

Sides

Seasonal vegetables or sauteed spinach.

Fries & house-made ketchup.

Whipped potatos. Your choice $4.50

     Dessert    

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
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