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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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4.6

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 (54)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Groups (35)
Business Meals (34)
Romantic (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Casual (23)
Comfort Food (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Authentic (23)
Cozy (20)
Fun (19)
Great for Brunch (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Hot Spot (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great Beer (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Des Moines)·Dined 3 days ago

Great night!!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, good service

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was bad. I've had better at Applebees. Very clear that the onion rings and frites were not fried to order. Limp and cold. Burger was not good. Have had better at fast food joints. No flavor and rather tough for a hamburger patty. Waitress was down right confrontational and rude. Lunch service took almost two hours. Unacceptable. Not a French restaurant. Average diner food with a few quasi French dishes thrown in. Don't go here.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had some of the best service I’ve ever had! Food was delicious!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Totally great food, but very filling! Awesome leftovers for the next day!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Bottom line is that we love Django and are sad the restaurant will be looking for a new location. The staff was great and our food delicious. We were with some good friends for dinner and at no time did anyone try to push us along and move us out as did another restaurants we recently visited. We enjoyed our evening so much, that we made yet another dinner reservation to dine once more before they take their hiatus.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love Django. Hope it doesn't stay closed for too long. It is my place to go for my bday. Usually waiter asks if celebrating something special but he didn't. He did for the people next to me and gave them a free dessert. So no bday dessert for the birthday girl. But that is minor and seriously not a bad thing.

I love your food. Love the atmosphere. Hoping you'll move to a great new location so I can continue to come to Django for my bday!!! Thanks for the memories

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was great as usual, however, the food was average at best. Typically one of our favorite places, but tonight was really off point compared to all of our past experiences. Disappointing.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent. Service was a little slow. Took a long time for our drinks and appetizers to arrive, but hey, it was New Years Eve. I think our waitress had too many tables take care of.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Years eve dinner was exquisite! Food was fabulous and server was spot on. Had a wonderful time

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was superb. We were seated immediately. Our server was Nathalie. She was very friendly, efficient and professional. She spoke Spanish, French and Italian, as well as English. I had the pork knuckle and the meat fell from the bone. My wife had the Hanger Steak and seems to always order it. It was New Years Eve so we celebrated with a bottle of champaign and a red wine. Of course, there is no corkage fees at Django. Not to worry, we used Uber to and from our dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year’s Eve, 2017 at 2pm. Our service was slow and the place wasn’t even half packed. We had to get up and find our server who was at the bar talking to other guests... other than that it was louder than expected in there which was fine, didn’t bother us. The food was absolutely amazing. Very good overall experience and we will go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a blast at the restaurant for our friend/work get together. Because we were such a large group we were given a room that could close to the rest of the room which was nice. I would highly recommend going here!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a perfect holiday night out with terrific food and service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Met up with an old friend while back in town. Husband said best steak he's had in a while and my mussels were amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service and food were off tonight, if it were to be my first time...i might think twice before going again

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Overall it was good. Great service. Food was nicely prepared. French onion soup was great. We ordered the half poutine and it was huge. A bit salty but the flavor was still great

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fantastic value for the food and top quality as well.

The service was superb!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As always it was fabulous! One of my favorite places in Des Moines!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our food was spectacular. The waitress was wonderful. Our round table by the window was great. It was quiet in our area. Other areas were loud and seemed cramped. I do think prices could be lowered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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 on December 15, 2017

Great atmosphere. Festival decorations.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Christmas party

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

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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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