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About Django Restaurant

ALL FRENCH – NO ATTITUDE

Django is a comfortable, brasserie-style restaurant offering everything you love about French cuisine without the attitude. The restaurant features classic French dishes such as Steak Frites and Duck Cassoulet, as well as fresh salads and juicy hamburgers made with house-ground beef. At the heart of Django is the interactive chef station. Located in the center of the restaurant, this large bar offers patrons a place to order jet-fresh seafood such as oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, and seafood plateaus, alongside cheese plates, cured meats, artisan bread and house-made desserts.

210 10th Street
Suite 300
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:
George Formaro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Django Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Business Meals (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Romantic (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Casual (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Fun (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
People Watching (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He had great drink and dinner recommendations and we’ll definitely be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere. Festival decorations.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Christmas party

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 (Des Moines)·Dined 6 days ago

This visit was for a small gathering of coworkers for holiday and retirement celebration. Except for two of us the others had never been . We enjoyed it very much .

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

They called half an hour before my reservation time to say there was a water main break and that my reservation was cancelled. I understand it was not their fault but my evening and friend’s birthday was ruined and they offered no alternative to me.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The restaurant was closed due to a broken water pipe

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was to be a special night out for me and my 22 year old daughter. We were excited to eat a Django before attending the ballet at Hoyt Sherman. I made reservations for 5:00 but called to change the time to 5:15 because I thought 5:00 would be hard to make in a timely manner. The man on the other end of the line said that would be okay but they had another party coming in at 7:00 so we needed to know we couldn't linger. That was fine with me. However, from the moment we arrived, I got the impression we we were nothing more than just a huge imposition. The "host" seemed rushed and annoyed. I guess a smile was more than he could deliver. Our server was exceptionally rude and made me feel as though I was a huge bother. She was slow, unprofessional and snotty. I had the steak salad and it was actually pretty tasteless. Too bad because I love the ambience and my daughter thought it was a special night but even she commented on our waitress. Probably won't go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I'm never disappointed in the food at Django! Lunch selection is great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our first visit to Django was outstanding. The food was excellent, the ambiance was cozy and comforting (especially since it was such a cold night), the service was friendly, and the value was high. I had a filet mignon that was one of the best I have had in a while - a perfect cut of meat, cooked to perfection. We tried a nice French wine that was very good and reasonably priced. We will definitely be back to Django!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is typically my favorite restaurant which is why we went there for a birthday. Unfortunately the food for 2 of us came out moderately hot and the food this time around wasn't that spectacular. The waiter was amazing, however I was disappointed about the food overall this time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always enjoy eating at Django! One of my favorites. Our waitress was wonderful. Also appreciate that we can bring in our own wine and no corkage fee, but if you don’t, have a nice wine list too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been to Django many times - it’s always delicious. It’s a plus that you can bring your own wine and the service is excellent! I don’t think there is a thing on the menu I’ve tried that hasn’t been very good to excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent dining experience, great service and very friendly, exceptional variety of tasty dishes and appetizers, would recommend highly.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

First visit. Loved the ambiance, quiet, NO TVs!!! Service was friendly and efficient. Waiter was helpful with choices. Good was very good - one exception was salty soup.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Been there many times for their amazing fresh seafood. The food, wine and service never a disappointment...

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went here with a group of 10 of my girlfriends. They gave us a more private room in the center of the restaurant with our reservation. We had our own waitress, Natalie, who did an amazing job with us and made us feel very special on our girls night out. A perk with Django is that they have no corkage fee so feel free to bring as many bottles as you like. They also have a great wine list and cocktails! I would recommend the oysters and steak. Natalie was great with our order. We just ordered many appetizers, a cheese board, steak, oysters, and more. She split everything between the 10 of us and we all left happy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were very impressed with all aspects of our dinner at Django. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wow! We have been here before but they really hit the ball out of the park tonight. The food and service were both excellent. The duck duo was superb. Our waitress Kira was one of the most professional servers we have ever had in any restaurant anywhere. The prices are not cheap, but the lack of a corking fee for outside wine makes up for that. Well done, Django!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent - roasted chicken was especially good. Service was good, but cold and robotic.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

FABULOUS!!!!!! Great food & excellent service. Cant go back soon enough

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Meals are priced as expected at a fancy restaurant but is definitely worth the cost!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Ok...most of our meals tasted pretty rich. Noise level got so loud that we could only hear person next to us. Service was okay.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food is really good, and all four entrees were loved by our party of four. Waitress did not live up to a great rating because she seemed a bit distracted. For example, bringing a basket of bread only after she was asked. She also didn’t know how to pour beer in to a glass properly. All in all I recommend this restaurant just not the specific waitress we had. I don’t remember her name so this won’t be of much help in avoiding her. Other visits to Django we had impeccable service.

Tags: Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food, great service, and especially love the no corkage fee. Awesome experience....thanks for making my mom's birthday so special. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful as always!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Saturday night, no mussels available. Onion rings were just barely warm and underwhelming. Cocktails were delicious, my wife loved her steak and duck frites. Friendly service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was looking forward to the meal because I love steak frites, but the meal was only average. My husband ordered a $38 scallop meal and thought it was just average too. The place was annoyingly loud, but our server was wonderful.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Django is our favorite place to dine. Always consistent and able to get gluten free and dairy free options. Fantastic.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a good place to eat.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Good experience and great for business lunch! I'll plan to come back for meals.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is our special place and is always awesome! Amazing food & service :D alexis was a wonderful server and helped us celebrate a birthday!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This place never disappoints. Everything is great, but the Duck Fat Frites with Curry Ketchup as an appetizer is mind blowing. Definitely a great spot.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Both the food and service are always excellent here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was way above average. Love the atmosphere. Will be back soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was the second time that I tried this restaurant. The first time my steak was not flavorful but the service was good so I decided to go back.

On this visit I ordered the chicken. It was dry and it took over 45 minutes for me to receive the order. I was told that the duration for receiving my food was due to a large party that ordered their food before I ordered. Wouldn't it have been helpful for the wait staff to inform me of that while I waited? Many opportunities for improvement.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was amazing. Food was very flavorful. A good restaurant will visit again

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I wanted a light meal and ordered a salad and the mussels muliniere. Both the dressing on the salad, and the sauce on the mussels were low in flavor - too bland. The server was attentive and helpful. The manager checked in several times and when I commented about the flavorless sauces was apologetic - and comped me a dessert (creme brûlée) which I took to-go, and was very good. If I lived in the area, I would return for another attempt as the service was impeccable.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Another great experience!! Number 1 place to go for a nice evening out with friends and family. Love the no cork fee. The cheese and charcuterie options are unbelievable. Never had a bad meal or experience at Django!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Attended Django prior to a Civic Center theater event. The service and food were great. While a little distance, we enjoyed the skywalk option and free parking.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Ratatouille was amazing, as was everything else we ate. Service was friendly and helpful but was not persistent and did not intrude on our evening. Overall a delightful experience.

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