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About Django Restaurant
All French. No Attitude. No Corkage fee - ever.
Django is a comfortable, brasserie-style restaurant offering everything you love about French cuisine without the attitude. Classic French dishes such as Steak Frites and Coq au Vin are served alongside a wide selection of fresh salads, omelets and juicy hamburgers made with house-ground beef. At the heart of Django is an interactive chef station featuring jet-fresh seafood and artisan cheese plates.
Des Moines, IA 50309
French, French American, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Between Walnut & Mulberry
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is available throughout the area as well as public lot parking. The Davis-Brown Tower, located on 10th St. directly across the street from the restaurant, as well as the Allied-Nationwide parking facility, located directly behind the restaurant, offer parking to the public for free on evenings and weekends.
Troy Deaton & George Formaro
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Django Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Food was great. Waitress was wonderful and friendly. However we got stuck in a room with 2 other tables and the lady at the other table was incredibly rude and loud. Cursing, making crude comments, and being in that tiny room did not help. It was so incredibly hard to hear anything my fiancé was saying to me. Overall it was a great date at Django, but we would’ve liked to not be seated next to a loud party.
For my wife's birthday the family wanted one final time at Django's. This restaurant will be closing in a few days and everyone wished to enjoy their favorite dish. Django's did not disappoint. Most every dish was beautifully prepared. One dish did arrive on a bed of noodles when fingerling potatoes had been requested. This mix-up was quickly corrected. Django's no corkage fee remains a draw for us. Unfortunately we will have to find a new restaurant for our family celebrations.
Best meal I have had in a while! Calamari appetizer had a nice breading, spicy touch and came with a lovely spicy marinara and aioli. Enjoyed the filet paired with pureed potatoes and brocolini. The French toast dessert was to die for. Took our server’s advice and ordered it without the bacon.
Our waiter was slow and forgot to give us bread plates with our basket of bread. When we asked for bread plates it took forever to get them. We didn't receive the attention that a table normally receives when eating dinner and having drinks. He was polite just slow and never around when needed.
It was good, but not great. The onion rings came out cold, and the seafood stew had way too many potatoes that turned into mush. for 28 dollars, there should be more seafood, and broth, and bread to dip into that broth, but it was all eaten up by those pesky potatos
Seated in a table/booth and waitress was at our table promptly. She was pleasant and although she was running non stop between tables, she had our glasses filled and even checked in on us a few times. We ordered poutine appetizer, always yummy! I had my norm of salmon with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Mouth watering as always. Hubby had steak, mashed potatoes and green beans. The steak was juicy and tender even cooked medium well. Our drinks were the bomb. They make the best Manhattans. Will definately miss the GREAT food when they close.
Went to Django for our anniversary dinner - just the two of us. Our table was OK but not private at all. So not able to have a private conversation without those sitting on either side hearing you. We personally do not drink - but it appears that they have an extensive wine menu. The meal was delicious. Next time would ask that they give us a more private table. Other than that a good experience.
Django is a go-to for ladies night with my best friend. This time, we didn't bring a bottle of wine, but normally we do. The service was amazing and they didn't scoff at our desire to share an entrée. I am always impressed and satisfied. It is worth the spend.
Hostesses were polite, and the food is good. However, our wait staff member (bun on top of her head with a chopstick in it) was incredibly slow and unwelcoming. She disappeared for 20 minutes in between getting us bread and when she returned to ask about drinks. She then made two trips to another table before asking us about appetizers or meals. We left after an hour, when we had intended to get dinner after our oysters. We decided the wait simply wasn’t worth it. She only had three tables, and one was done eating, so it was really unclear what she kept leaving the dining area to do.
Last night was the perfect example of why I dine regularly at Django. The restaurant was extremely busy and they couldn’t fit our party in the main dining room on a last-minute reservation, so they put us in one of the private dining rooms without enforcing the food minimum. This was perfect for hosting our special guest and made for a memorable night.
Django is closing next month due to renovations at the hotel that houses them - hopefully they will find another venue in DSM. Their cusine is Bistro - but they do it so well! And with no corkage fee for bringing your own wine - it makes a great, high-end dining experience affordable.
My family and I went one evening, and it was amazing. Everyone had very different meals: some had appetizers, others had salad/appetizer combos, some had happy hour specials, and some got the full-on entrees, and everyone was happy. A few people shared a bottle of wine with no corkage fee, and the rest of us had cocktails. Everyone seemed to love it!
Todays meal was less than stellar...good, nothing to really complain about but not the 'good' I have grown accustom too. Maybe their upcoming closing has buffered the relish with which the food is cooked...Service still excellent. See what happens in their new venue...
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