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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.
Des Moines, IA 50309
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
Between Walnut & Mulberry
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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