Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

4.6
555 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 555 people are saying
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vipJenn0607
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Cute atmosphere, great service. Food was marginal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server,

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vipTLPMM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!!

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BillH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was great! They accommodated our birthday celebration fantastically!

The number of food selections for non-brunch menu seemed a little limited at noontime. But, everyone loved what was ordered.

The patio is close to University, and the traffic noise was sometimes a bit loud. So, for some inside dining might be a better choice.

However, I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. I plan to look into their wine club. My friend received her monthly wine selection while we were dining. Their wine club selections looked great!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Came here for my birthday. Service was slow and subpar. Food was okay. Got the fish and chips. They were too soft and not crispy enough. Fries were good. Ordered the beignets for dessert. Wish the dough had been a little sweeter and fluffier, more like a donut. These were more biscuit like.

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BillM
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places for brunch and for evening dining. Always a pleasure.

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vipDinerDoug
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

love the fabulous variety and quality of GF options

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

Excellent, friendly service, great date night spot. MANY gluten free choices on the menu, and very allergy friendly.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food & wait staff. For a Sunday, did not feel rushed at all. Had a leisurely Sunday brunch outdoors. A little noisy with the street traffic on University. Overall, very enjoyrable.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best, total, & complete dining experiences that I have had for some time! The ambience was great and the entire meal was wonderful from cocktails, to appetizers (get the squeaky cheese!), to the main course with awesome wine selections, and then dessert. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Kudos to Cory & team - you are doing it RIGHT!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They seemed really short staffed and the poor guy at the front of the restaurant was clearly overwhelmed. It took at least 20 minutes to even speak to a server but everything was quick after that. Food was great!

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VaunaL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic and the wine/cocktail options were impressive.

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mmmg
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The server was professional, pleasant, personable, and great with follow up. The menu was varied for breakfast, which was great. Food was delicious. It just got too noisy for us...but that's us!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

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The3cs
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service never disappoints. This is a perfect local Des Moines neighborhood place that I would recommend to everyone.

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CCas
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good environment for conversation and drinks

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vipsejj
Des Moines
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We greatly enjoyed our brunch visit. The menu is varied with great options. Our group of three tried the clasdic eggs Benedict, arch frenemy and blue plate special. All were very good.

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vipscooter
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious. We appreciate you doing all you have during this past year and a half!!!

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JodiM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing. Sat outside. Would have preferred music to be a little quieter, as it was brunch time. Hard to talk and hear. Volume was more suited for evening bar crowd. Food was fresh and delicious

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RobynS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, food was delicious and music wonderful.

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vipDavid1
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was fine but by the time it finally came, temp was tepid at best. I know Covid has made finding help difficult, but our wait for everything including the bill was unacceptable. All in all, not an enjoyable experience.

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JohnR
Des Moines
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and our server was pleasant and very good. A very good experience. We'll be back.

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TBut
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall was a great experience, however service was not as great as other places probably would have been, especially considering they weren’t that busy! Otherwise, all was well.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Louie’s is a good choice, but service can be slow.

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Fishtravels
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Mother's Day at Louie's Wine Dive. It was a lovely experience. Roses for the mothers, excellent service, delicious food. We will be back.

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ToddM
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We haven’t been to Louie’s for a couple years but it was enjoyable to revisit recently. We were happy to see so many gluten free options including cheese curds and a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich. Both were amazing. Well crafted Old Fashion with J Reiger which you don’t often see in Des Moines. A little pricey but drinks these days are. Wine options were plentiful and reasonably priced. Helen our server was extremely friendly and helpful. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great gluten free choices, and wonderful ambiance.

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AmyL
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very casual and comfortable dining experience. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service great. Had really good drink menu as well.

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JenniferB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service was great too. Very clean and socially distanced.

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LauraL
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first in dining experience since March 2020! In fact, Louie’s was the Las place we dined before everything closed down!

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ErikL
Des Moines
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine!

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LindaJ
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
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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MidwestFoodie
Phoenix
8 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.

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

The Brussel sprout appetizer was scrumptious!!

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vipchicagoan
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to share plates and enjoy a great wine list

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Paisley3121
Des Moines
3 reviews
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
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjetman
Des Moines
65 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.

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 4.6 stars by 555 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.