Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

4.8
587 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!

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 587 people are saying
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BevDSM
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food, great service, and really nice live music. We'll be back.

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Abbi
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently was diagnosed with Celiac. It's been so hard to find places to eat with great food. I found Louie's and it is our new favorite restaurant! We have been there a few times for dinner, and just went to brunch Sunday. We have told everyone about it and is our #1 date night choice! I am so so happy that I found a place I can eat and feel included with the food selection. Thank you for preparing wonderful gluten free food that tastes so delicious, and for including those with gluten allergies! :)

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AParker14
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents are from out of town and absolutely loved Louie’s! Wonderful drinks, delicious food, fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The charcuterie was brought at same time as dinner with cold entree (salmon) not ideal however they usually have good food. Going to chalk it up to New Year’s Eve over booking.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve pre-wedding dinner. Very busy, but well operated despite the rush. They customized a dish for us to avoid allergen problems. Everyone was very courteous, and even stopped to compliment our formal appearance. This is my favorite place to eat in Des Moines, and the best at accommodating gluten allergies.

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Janelle
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty, great cocktails, wait staff is always great!

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Abbi
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! I have Celiac and they are so cautious and safe with everything they prepare. The menu is so clearly marked. It was absolutely wonderful! This is our favorite restaurant!

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BillM
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louie’s is a frequent stop that we have always enjoyed.

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GaryG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flank steak and Salmin consumed with great gusto. Excellent dining.

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JennyK
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date night!

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srvnvly
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner; our server was outstanding, food was mostly good. Will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and music were fantastic. We had a trainee, Kate, who was very energetic and will do a great job. Shannon, trainer, was friendly and accommodated all of our needs. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I were out celebrating our anniversary and engagement that happened that afternoon. The manager called and asked what wine I would like at the table and ensured we were seated quickly. The server, a former sailor, was spectacular and friendly! Overall, it was a spectacular evening and I look forward to our next dining at Louie’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night, server was awesome!!

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ChrisV
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that they serve great gluten free food and the service is good too.

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NathanS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Sadly bad experience overall.

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KatyC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was impeccable. We’ll be back for sure. Try the beignets!

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vipLovetodine
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date or small group. Drinks are awesome and the food is amazing. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in town for Thanksgiving and based on the reviews we decided to try it. We were not disappointed. We had great service, nice wine/drink list and a lots of menu options. We started with a yummy charcuterie tray and all ended out entrees (my gnocchi was delicious).

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vipMelissaF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine was great food was delicious the service was even better

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wendyl
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic place all around! The service and food were wonderful and had many gluten free options! It's a great date night place, or for friends. We will definitely be going back!

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anJb
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Looking forward to returning again!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was a little slow tonight, but they may have been understaffed? Food was great - as usual.
The space is a little loud for my taste when it's busy - which is was tonight.

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Sarah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Louie’s was wonderful! I took my mom who has Celiac and it was so rewarding to see her enjoy foods she hasn’t been able to in a while. The squeaky cheese was amazing and the funky chicken sandwich was also a hit. Thank you Louie’s for running a inclusive, delicious restaurant that caters to gluten-sensitive people!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the patio. The heaters helped though bundle up on a chilly evening ! :)
Maybe a complimentary cup of coffee at the end would have warmed us up even more.
Food was excellent as usual.
Good service. Not rushed.

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HeatherK
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Amazing food and incredible service. Absolutely love the atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was not as great as we remembered but still a good experience and decent food. Our server was very kind and just glad we can get out and have a relaxing night.

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Janelle
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambience! Our book club met there and decided it will be our usual spot.

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DaveF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louie's is always a fantastic experience. Love the squeaky cheese, and the fish and chips. The music of Scott Smith and Steve Charlson help to make it a special treat.

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TomR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
Live jazz music was an added bonus!

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vipWillB
Seattle
81 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Will return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Iowan
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

reservation is advised. service was great. food was done to perfection. LARGE coffee cups.

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DeniseD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with great wine choices and a delicious food menu.

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vipDaWino
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a fantastic original and seasonal menu. Outstanding service.

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Shelley
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch option. Beautiful outdoor patio, service was excellent. Food was delicious!

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vipJenn0607
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Cute atmosphere, great service. Food was marginal.

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

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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!!!

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 587 OpenTable diners.

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.