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Permanently Closed - Django Restaurant

4.6
2007 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, French American, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(515) 288-0268
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Troy Deaton & George Formaro
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Cross street
Between Walnut & Mulberry
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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.
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
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GoodGroceries (Denver)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Sorry to them them closing. Hope they find a new location. Always been our favorite place in Des Moines.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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JimR (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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JaneneA (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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BenjaminS (Des Moines)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always great.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  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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SeaShell (Des Moines)
5.0  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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Sheldon (Des Moines)
5.0  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.

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melvin (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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2iowans (Des Moines)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  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.

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JTown (Des Moines)
3.0  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.

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Shawn (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  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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