Overnighted in Des Moines last month to fly direct and took a little cab ride out to Sage restaurant on University. It was hard to miss the Fair :) but I felt like Sage would be a better choice. And it was! Nice food, great staff and a really solid wine list.
Not sure I'll be flying through Des Moines again as the cell reception on I-80 to Iowa City was brutal, but if I do I know I'll be headed back to Sage. Anyone else had experience there?