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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Good for a Date (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Business Meals (31)
Romantic (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Groups (25)
Authentic (22)
Casual (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Bar Seating (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Fun (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
People Watching (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We always love Django. The very only drawback is the noise level. It's difficult to hear conversation across the table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I go to Django all the time, because the atmosphere makes it perfect for anything from a casual brunch to a classy anniversary dinner. The food is always perfect, and the service is always good. The duck confit is amazing, and anything with frites is also recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our server was wonderful and she did her best with way too many people to cover. She was especially helpful in helping our decisions of what to order since it was our first time at Django. The wait time was pretty long but we were visiting family that we hadn't seen in a while so it was fine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I have returned to this restaurant each time I visit Des Moines. The food is dependable special French - and there is something for everyone on the menu. We love the service and experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a great experience at D'Jango last weekend. The service was top notch. She helped us select our charcuterie platter and was berybknowledgeable about all the menu items. Everyone had a great meal as well as dessert! I had the coq au vin and while the church Coen was cooked to perfection it was really too salty! Other than that everything was spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I love Django but this time was not the best. I decided to try the special, a chicken with fingering potatoes and cabbage dish. It was coated in a heavy and tasteless"gravy". Disappointed but we will be back based on previous experiences. Stick with the Parisian gnocchi as it's the best dish ever! Service and atmosphere were excellent as usual.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food, service good have been better. Great options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Transport to a lively bistro scene in France when you enjoy a cocktail at the bar or a meal in one of the different sections of the dining room. Enjoyed a well-blended French sidecar ($10) served in a sugar-rimmed glass garnished with lemon. The mushroom crepes with a touch of goat cheese and spinach were served with a flavorful red pepper sauce.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and even better service!
Always look forward to coming back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We are new to Des Moines and this was one of the first restaurants my husband and I tried when moving here a year ago. It was really great from the food to the service to the ambiance. Our second visit was less remarkable and this time it was downright not enjoyable. I think there were only 2 or 3 servers, it took 15 minutes to get our bar drinks and then when my food came it was lukewarm (and I ordered the scallops). Our server was gracious and the only saving grace at this point; although he had a new order made (much better and hot), no manager or anyone seemed to care about our experience. We decided to order dessert, the chocolate pot de creme - awful! It was like a bowl of ganache (hard frosting) with whipped cream. We were sat right next to another table for 2 near the bar and it was hard to hear each other. Way too expensive for the experience. Three strikes and your out for us!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our lunch was excellent. We had one of the tables overlooking 10th street towards the back which was great for conversation. Service and food was excellent. This continues to be one of our favorites in downtown Des Moines.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

I have always had flawless service at Django and have been going there for years. Last year for my ninth wedding anniversary we had the greatest service I have ever received from a restaurant, and we went back a for Valentine's Day as a result.
However, last Thursday, for our tenth wedding anniversary, we did not receive the normal level of service we have come to expect from Django. We had a reservation and when we showed up they wanted to sit us in an area we were uncomfortable with. We requested a table in a different area and the host denied our request advising he had parties reserving both areas we tried requesting. However we made the best of it were there for several hours and the areas we had requested always had tables available. The food was flawless as always, however the service was slow, especially for drinks although the restaurant was nowhere near busy. We also saw the staff standing around doing nothing very often while we were waiting to be served.

To be honest, we tried not to dwell on it, but after going through my receipts and realizing we spent over two hundred dollars for two people and received subpar service(especially from a place which we expect the best from) I was very disappointed. Nevertheless our anniversary was wonderful the food was great and we will probably not hold it against Django because we just love going there and don't want to let one bad experience ruin it for us.

The duck was exquisite.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our first time here. The atmosphere is good and the food was very good. However, our meals were considerably delayed (others who were seated after us had their meals delivered) but out waitress explained to us that our order slip was placed behind a large party. I would return again to try other entree options. We had the pork tenderloin and Coq au Vin.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great drinks, wonderful service, waitress bumped my martini and was back in a minute to top it off. My friends all thought their food was spectacular. My hanger steak that I ordered was one of the best prepared steaks of my life. This has quickly become my favorite place in Des Moines for friends gatherings. At the end of the meal my friends fork fell against his shirt she walked back with clean linens and soda water. I haven't experienced or seen this kind of service in Des Moines.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wonderful Sunday brunch menu. So many options, it's hard to choose! The tomato bisque is outstanding

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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