Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

4.8
520 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Louie’s Wine Dive serves lunch, happy hour and dinner daily and brunch on weekends. Award-winning food is created from local ingredients under the eye of formally trained chefs. Louie’s wine list and featured wineboard offer hard to find, quality focused selections. Louie’s offers a craft cocktail and local beer menu. Louie’s Wine Dive features a warm, casually elegant atmosphere. It's the place for food and wine lovers to be social!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 520 people are saying
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ErikL
Des Moines
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine!

LJ
LindaJ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times. First went with some friends and later just the 2 of us. The food and service is always very good. We love the smoked salmon dip. Ther service is great never over bearing but they check on you. One time I left my take away box on the table and the staff brought it out to the car. We will be going back!!!

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vipMidwestFoodie
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First off, our waitress fantastic! She recommended us getting the beignets, and they were hands down the best food we had. They were super light and fluffy, and the rum butter is to die for! I got the crab cake eggs benedict, and it was good. There wasn't enough hollandaise sauce, but the crab cake itself was awesome. The potatos were meh. No flavor at all. We also got the French-press coffee, and it was good, but I think we would've been fine with the house coffee too. 4/5 stars for the food itself, 5/5 for the wait staff.

MM
vipMicheleM
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussel sprout appetizer was scrumptious!!

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vipchicagoan
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to share plates and enjoy a great wine list

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vipPaisley3121
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at Louie's Wine Dive. It is such a great neighbor hood restaurant. The food and service is always on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food, great drinks and great service!

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vipjetman
Des Moines
61 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went about 5:15 pm and we were seated immediately. All the employees wore masks and were very concerned about wiping everything down. Good distances between tables and we felt very safe from the Covid-19. Food and service is always excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for 4 with friends on a Friday night. Reservations were available that morning which kind of surprised me. It's been awhile since we visited and weren't sure what to expect. Service was excellent as always. Tables adequately spaced. Masks required. Food was excellent!!! Our only disappointment was with no specials being offered and menu does seem a bit smaller than before. We will definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Drinks are fantastic

IJ
vipIrishJoe
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, knowledgeable staff. One of our favorite places in Des Moines.

CL
CaseyL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food is always great as well!

KB
KristineB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant! We are so grateful it has survived the this past year.

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vippmescher
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and cocktails. Covid protocol followed.

JG
vipJonathanG
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible date night at Louie's! The Louie's Happy Hour from 3 pm-6 pm daily is the best deal in town! 4 drinks, 2 apps, 2 entrees all for under $60! We go almost every other Friday and the staff takes care of their customers with great success. Can't wait to go back again soon!

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vipWebsterS
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classy comfortable atmosphere with an urban vibe and creative cuisine. Feel comfortable with how they're handling the Covid-19 social distancing protocols and have been several times. Recommend for a relaxed evening.

IJ
vipIrishJoe
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great food. Great service. Excellent place for a night out.

DB
DinahB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always! So many gluten free options!

JG
vipJonathanG
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner at Louie's was absolutely immaculate in its ability to hit the spot. Squeaky Cheese and Buffalo Cauliflower to start, and SCB Burger for the misses and 4 Pork Gnocchi for myself! If you're looking for a new go-to spot look no further than Louie's! Be sure to sign up for the rewards program!

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viparnysclan
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and there were hardly any patrons in the restaurant, which I’m sure was due to Covid.

The staff was very appreciative of our business and attentive to our needs.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great experience with friendly staff!

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Uknowit
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good experience. Food is better than average but the menu needs to be updated and modernized. I’d go back cause it’s a great atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

IJ
vipIrishJoe
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Staff is extremely friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was so slow, food was cold/incorrect and it was perfect weather for the outdoor heaters, which were outside but not able to be used. This was my second time at this restaurant, and both times have been painfully slow with underwhelming food. More than likely wouldn’t go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was outstanding!

CA
CaribeAzul
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. Some of our favorites are no longer on the menu, like the chimichurri steak, but we understand those are the signs of the times we are living in.

JD
vipJDean
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we chose Louie’s because of the great staff, nice ambiance, wine selection and a nice food menu. Wednesday is jazz night so that was an added bonus.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great experience! This place is great for a nice night in DSM.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining with delicious food and dessert!

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MichaelH
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside on Patio. New heaters with overhead cover to keep things comfortable. Enjoyed great meal with another couple

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vipAgonist
Des Moines
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service impeccable. Ambiance delightful. Food mediocre. The fish was overdone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Best fried cod that i have had in awhile. The spicy shrimp Diablo was amazing.

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vipMidwesterngal
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Louie's has a great gluten free offer so we tend to go there when my daughter is in town. The food is fine, the fried catfish was a bit mealy and tasted like a dirty channel. Our server was great, which hasn't always been the case there.

CJ
CaraJ
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love that they have many gluten free selections. Their drink selection is also great. Not sure if it was due to Covid-19, but it took a while to get service. But once the server came over, they were very nice, friendly, and knowledgeable. Both the fish and chips and the squeeky cheese were excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the patio, service and food was great

SB
SteveB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Louie’s. Wonder experience & food as always!

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vipmack
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good neighborhood bar/restaurant. Welcome venue in a town not noted for food.

KP
KevinP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, but limited options. Also, they were out of the fish options that evening which was disappointing. But value and quality still high.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College kids leaving home

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines using the Order Online button. Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 777-3416.

Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines is rated 4.8 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://burgerstacoswine.instagift.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.