The Harbinger Bar
The Harbinger Bar

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The Team
The Team

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Table For Two
Table For Two

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Living Wall
Living Wall

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A Big Thank You to everyone who tried our Korean Fried Chicken During 2020! We love it so much we are working hard to find a location for it to grow on its own later this year or early 2022. As we return our attention to Harbigner's Dine In program we are putting Basic Bird on pause. We appreciate the search that got you here and we hope to see you soon!

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Harbinger is a vegetable focused small plates concept featuring flavors inspired by self directed trips our Chef has taken through south east Asia and beyond. Our mission is to tell tale of the place we call home highlighting provisions provided by the bountiful land and hard working hands of those who know how to nurture it. We work endlessly to support local. We know the impact of that support adds as much to your enjoyment of the meal as it does to strengthening our community. Our Dine In program is set to resume on May 11th. Till then, thank you for letting us introduce ourselves. If interested in booking an evening with us see the Resy link below. If you have any questions feel free to get in contact with us via phone or email provided at the bottom of the page.


Joe Tripp, a Des Moines native and graduate of the University of Iowa. He first pursued his passions in the kitchen at the famed Colorado restaurant Fruition. It was there that he learned the importance of details and respect for the ingredients on the plate. Each year Chef Tripp travels, brining back fresh ideas to local products. Through the years he has earned seven James Beard nominations for Best Chef Midwest. 




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2724 Ingersoll Ave

Des Moines, IA 50312

Tel: 515.244.1314

Business HOurs

Dine in Only 


4 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


4 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Basic Bird DIne-In
On Pause