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Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

4.7
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483 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 483 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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vipJazzyJohn
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Louie’s Wine Dive has featured great JAZZ DUOS every Wednesday and Sunday for nearly 5 years. The music is on the patio in the spring and summer and moves indoors when the weather turns colder. The food and music is always exceptional.

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CheriJ
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great sangria & food. Our service was excellent!

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AmyL
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to get back to a restaurant. Great food, service and can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! A little loud on the patio, but it’s a busy street so it’s to be expected.

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MichelleG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mom and I came in for brunch. Outstanding as ever! John was our server, he was on point. Very friendly and accommodating. We love your gluten free options especially the squeaky cheese. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and we will be back! Got seated right away. Love the large drink menu and food was delicious. Service was good. Thank you!

JM
JMac
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done in challenging environment...

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vipjetman
Des Moines
56 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighborhood spot. Live jazz on Sunday nights. Very good staff.

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charlesn
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable waitress who suggested nice wine for our dinner. Gnocchi was ok but the risotto was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The omelette was very good and the breakfast potatoes were really good. However, I was disapointed that they didn't have any gluten free bread options. Overall, this is a great place and I will definitely go again.

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GaryB
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice atmosphere. Plan to return for another date night.

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NatalieK
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Louie's! Will definitely be back again! Thank you!

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vipbbenscho
Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is truly one of those restaurants or the back of house is not as good as the front of house. The wait staff is exemplary and the menu is perfect but this is the second time I have eaten there where my meal had to be taken back to the kitchen. It’s not that the food is bad it’s a lack of attention to detail about customer requests and delivering what the menu says is to be served. I hope they will get it together.

JB
vipJulieB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great server. Very attentive and informative. Nice selection of different wine. Ones that you cannot get here. Manager is very involved in a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here for Valentines Day and we ordered off the special menu. Food and drinks were delicious. Service was great - our waitress was very friendly, upbeat, and attentive. I’d like to come back and order off of their normal menu to try some other things. Very pleased with our experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here is always good. The menu was a s

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vipMikeH
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was delivered cold but they rectified the situation. The portions were small for the price. Overall a good experience that could be made better with an upgrade in the quality of the food. Bar selection is excellent

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SeaJay
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We called to let them know we were running a few minutes late esp since it was Valentine’s Day, the woman on the phone said ok n a sharp tone, but you should be aware that that table is reserved at 7. Then when we arrived I was taken to the table and the woman again said ,,,,and to let you know this table is reserved again at 7- it was 5:40. Her unpleasant tone made me lose my appetite. We were efficient in ordering 2 appetizers as our meal. The nachos were lukewarm and our server was happy to warm them up- and our salad was short on chicken and our server was happy to bring additional chicken. We were done by 630, had dessert and were on our way to a concert by 640. It was a busy night but our server seemed happy and calm whereas the hostesses were not welcoming or pleasant and those are the first people you encounter,
This is one of our favorite places to go and hope to return with a more welcoming entrance.

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MaryAnn66
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Family Valentines Dinner. It was CRAZY busy, so I’m sure louder than usual. The set menu was amazing and the wine ... divine♥️ Service was impeccable

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ErikL
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great jazz night. The charcuterie boards are fantastic.

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KarinP522
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy dinner at Louie’s Wine Dive. Loved the shrimp and grits! Good mules- limited beer on draft. Overall a favorite of ours.

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vipbbenscho
Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

John was our server. He was absolutely fabulous given the situation. Salmon omelette came out with no salmon in it. A second omelette was made but did not include fresh salmon but rather appeared to be canned. Crabcake Benedict was excellent. Maybe it was an off day

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IraB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious - with so many great gluten free options too. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Overall great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great wine, excellent food.

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Rangermutt
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The gnocchi was very good as was the spicy shrimp pasta. Service was wonderful as usual.

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vipjetman
Des Moines
56 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem. Something on the menu for everyone!

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vipJILLM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We went for brunch. Many of the orders were cold and underwhelming. Amazing service, amazing coffee, but mediocre food.

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NatalieK
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night.. wonderful service, amazing food! We will absolutely be back!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time and great food. Service, as always, was excellent.

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GreatNightOut
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and menu are amazing! As someone who needs to eat gluten free, I can not express enough how amazing it was to see that the entire menu was either gluten free or could be converted to be gluten free.
The service at this most recent visit was not the best but with the menu and having better service in the past, I will be back!

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Anndrea1970
Des Moines
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best selection of gluten free food in Des Moines! Wine was really good, service was excellent - she even split the tab three ways without asking - which included an appetizer and bottle of wine.

I had the salmon salad. Salmon was cooked just right, greens were fresh, and dresssing was just the right amount. Too many capers was my only complaint so I picked some of them out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, wonderful menu. The gluten free menu is a lifesaver, and everything on it is fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner and brunch. Both were excellent and we had a wonderful time. Wine choices were great, portions were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Our waitress was knowledgeable about the food and wine and made great recommendations.

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ShaneW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were visiting from NY and looking for good wine. We found it. Great collection and also a nice selection of beer for our colleague that doesn’t drink wine (lame! 😂). Food was good enough to keep up with the wine. Server was so great that I remember her name...Cari. Des Moines is not on our cycle ordinarily but when I’m in town again, I will go again to this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our waitress was very attentive during the course of our experience but not intrusive to our time and conversation. She offered suggestions at our request. The noise level was quiet to moderate and we were seated in an area that would let us talk without straining. I had biscuits and gravy which was flavorful yet lacking the heat I would expect of a warm entree at a restaurant. The beignets were a nice cap to our experience. I will go back to enjoy live jazz and whisky or wine.

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Momof7
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing waitress. Enjoyed our experience. Great wine list. Many choices on the menu. Excellent risotto. Best for more intimate groups. Not a lot of seating for groups larger than 6. Lots of high top tables, so if you need lower seating specify. Definitely looking forward to a return trip.

JG
vipJonathanG
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Louie’s! It’s a great date spot or even better place to become regulars at. The staff are incredible and very knowledgeable.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our food wasn't very flavorful, it's been better in the past. prices are a little steep for the taste of the food.

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vipchicagoan
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Next on our college tour for my daughter is Drake University. But first, dinner. Delicious meal of small plates. Amazing charcuterie plate, adequate deviled eggs, fantastic Brussel sprouts, shrimp tacos were delicious, and scrumptious beignet.

Live jazz combo when we were there, and fantastic wine list.

If you are in Des Moines, I suggest popping by.

FAQs

Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 4.7 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

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

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