Just a few guests were enjoying breakfast at Bos on the Saturday morning my family and I decided to check the restaurant out.
Located on the street level of the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, Bos touts the tagline “Contemporary Midwest Cuisine,” serving what they describe as “hand-crafted comfort foods and contemporary Midwest twists on classic dishes.”
The restaurant’s decor is in keeping with its contemporary theme, featuring clean lines and unencumbered designs. Marble accents, large, gold chandeliers and impressive sconces add a bit of luxury.
My husband and I are big fans of breakfast and were happy to see the wide variety of options on the menu. The wanna-be-health-nut side of me was drawn to the egg white omelet with extra virgin olive oil, wilted spinach, tomato and feta, accompanied by fresh fruit and berries ($10). But the brioche French toast with maple pepper bacon, fresh berries and maple syrup ($10) also sounded amazing.
While the drink list included your standard fare, there was also a refreshing-sounding smoothie ($5) made with assorted fresh berries, light yogurt and orange juice.
But, unfortunately, I am a sucker for buffets. And Bos had an enticing-looking spread of the healthy (fresh fruit including raspberries, blueberries and pineapple) and more indulgent (bacon and French toast). For $11, there was also oatmeal, different cereals, breads and muffins, an omelet station and other hot items such as eggs with cheese, potatoes and sausage.
I started light with some granola, yogurt and fruit. The granola was sweet, crunchy and chewy, which complemented great with the fruit and yogurt. The breakfast potatoes were large, flavorful chunks, and just slightly spicy. The bacon didn’t disappoint, with a mix of maple sweetness and peppery kick.
My husband and I were both full and satisfied, and would love to come back for lunch or dinner. Another great perk to the meal: our 1-year-old daughter was also content and ate for free.Bos
In the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, 401 Locust St.
Hours: Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. daily; breakfast buffet, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. – noon weekends.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. – noon weekends. Lunch buffet, 11 a.m. –
2 p.m. weekdays.
Dinner: 5 – 9:30 p.m. daily.