Membership elevated.


Membership in the Des Moines Embassy Club is a tradition spanning over a century. Since the doors of the original Des Moines Club opened in 1912, it has been a second home to many of Iowa’s most industrious citizens. Today, the club’s two locations—Downtown and West—afford its members complete flexibility.

traditional + contemporary
city + suburbs
day + night
formal + casual
business + pleasure
client + family

If you are interested in learning more about membership or would like to schedule a visit, please contact Emily Biedenfeld at 515.245.3751 or We would be delighted to show you why Iowans of all backgrounds—executives, lawyers, doctors, realtors, entrepreneurs, and retirees—are proud to call themselves members.


  • Elevated dining with prompt service, a low noise level, widely spaced tables, and elegant ambience
  • A wide variety of dining options: Downtown or West Des Moines, sit-down or buffet, upscale or casual, dine-in or take-out.
  • Exclusive Member events, such as a complimentary twice-monthly mixer, holiday brunches, wine tastings, Chef's dinners, hunting outings, and more.
  • Two of the top catering venues in greater Des Moines. Your dedicated catering director will take you through the details. Choose from our extensive catering menu or devise something completely custom with the help of our chef and our wine + spirits director.
  • Offsite catering to your home, office, or a venue of your choice. Order anything from a party platter or dessert tray to a bartender and servers for a dinner party to a fully-catered meal.
  • Access to more than 200 reciprocal clubs worldwide--as close as Ames and as far away as Singapore.


We found the dining experience to be excellent, highlighted by great food, wine and an elegant upscale environment. The service was professional and attentive from the member greeting at the door to the table service and the menu recommendations. My compliments to the chef for creating a quality menu consisting of both unique dishes and excellent wines.

– Robert & Rita Gayman

Your vision, leadership and spirit to support the needs of the committee were recognized and greatly appreciated. The committee surveyed this year’s attendees and the results are simply outstanding! The change in venue and format increased attendance by over 50%. The team was extremely complimentary of the venue, format, quality of food and service.  On behalf of all the employee owners of ITA Group, thank you!

– Thomas Mahoney

Thanks for a delightful evening and the fun people at our table! It was an evening at the Embassy to remember!

– Sandra Willoughby

I cannot thank you and your team enough for taking such great care of my group on Friday night. Your service was exceptional and they had an absolute blast, thanks to you. There were 10 groups at 10 different places and the group at Embassy Club came back with the biggest smiles.

– Mara White


Downtown Mixer