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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.

210 10th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Between Walnut & Mulberry

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(515) 288-0268

Website:
http://www.djangodesmoines.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Troy Deaton & George Formaro

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (67)
Special Occasion (62)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
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Good for Groups (45)
Business Meals (43)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Romantic (42)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Bar Seating (38)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Happy Hour (32)
Casual (26)
Comfort Food (26)
Fun (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Authentic (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Notable Wine List (20)
Cozy (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Hot Spot (16)
People Watching (16)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Late-night Find (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Seasonal (10)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great Beer (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is excellent, service very good. Portions generous so that sharing appetizer, salad and entree would have been more comfortable. Our fault, not theirs

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 (Des Moines)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. Had a 10 top and it went flawless

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·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant will be missed very much. I hope they decide to find a new location and rebuild.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Love Django Food and being able to bring own wine with no cork fee. Mashed potatoes could have been hotter. Waiter was perfect

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Des Moines)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was excellent other than the service being on the slow side , the meal almost made it to the table before the bread did.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 12, 2018

For valentines day. Also a “last hurrah” before they relocate. Excellent as always.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always great.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing experience. Great waitress that was able to discuss dishes in French. No corking fee helped make the meal with drinks really affordable, especially since the food is top notch!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love coming here. The food is excellent, service is great and the vibe is relaxed and chic. My husband took me here the night he proposed, so it’s a special place for us. Sad to see it close and hope it reopens in a great spot!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Very Good French food, good atmosphere, fun place to go..look forward to seeing them in a new location

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our family has always loved going to Django. I hope that it reopens soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Django never fails to be an amazing experience with luscious plates. Love any excuse for dinner here.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As always, the food, service and ambiance were perfect. My son is an aspiring chef and Chef George and our server were very kind to him and his interest. Can't wait for them to reopen.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food is outstanding, the waitresses are very friendly. There wasn’t a bad thing about the place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Love this restaurant and space. Hate to see it close

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 29, 2018

2 orders were incorrect. One ordered pasta combo and wanted the chicken/bacon mac and received plain mac n cheese. Another had the django dip and asked for no onions on the sandwich and it had onions all over it.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I can’t say enough good things about this place! If you haven’t been here—you are missing out!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

So sad to see you go. Best in Town. Can’t wait for Django 2.0.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was good. I liked the food.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Was great meal. So sad they are closing till they find a new building.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great lunch and wonderful service. The burgers where awesome!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was great as usual.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful. Sorry to see them close but look forward to eating in the new venue

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were anxious to have dinner before it’s closing. As always, it was a wonderful dining experience. We hope the new location will have a similar warm ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love Django! The food, the atmosphere and the people. Please find a new location!

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Although a little noisy we always enjoy eating here. Great food and excellent service.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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...

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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