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Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

4.7
4.7
685 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 777-3416

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Louie's Wine Dive celebrates great wine, locally sourced cuisine and the joy of savored moments shared with friends. Host your next private event @ Louie's Wine Dive and allow us to bring our personal touch to your party.

  • Private party contact

    Lyssa Hoffmann: (866) 214-2064

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 685 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Fit for Foodies

  • Iowa

    Healthy

  • Iowa

    Hot Spot

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Iowa

    Notable Wine List

  • Iowa

    Outdoor Dining

  • Iowa

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambiance

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Fit for Foodies

  • Des Moines

    Healthy

  • Des Moines

    Hot Spot

  • Des Moines

    Great for Lunch

  • Des Moines

    Notable Wine List

  • Des Moines

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    we had the best waitress, Meadow, and she made sure we were well taken care of. menu prices are decent and the food was spot on. we will definitely be back
  2. BW

    BethW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came for a birthday brunch, and our server took such great care of us, helping us make it a fun celebration. Good food to boot!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    our waitress was wonderful and very personable! food was delicious and live music was a fun touch.
  4. m

    mikes

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great server. Food was basic and bland.
  5. LM

    LauraM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio on a warm November evening-how great is that?! Service was awesome. Seth was very personable and fun. Read our table perfectly-what a pro!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner with friends on a Monday night. Megan was our amazing server and the food and wine were both equally amazing. We love Louie’s!
  7. TC

    TabithaC

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group outing to celebrate a work accomplishment
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We first went to another restaurant, where we were ignored for 10-15 minutes, so we left and came here. Louie’s always lives up to our expectations. Food and service were exactly what they needed to be.
  9. RW

    RichW

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I LOVE Louie’s!
  10. MD

    MikeD

    Des Moines

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time with friends before going to a show Server was friendly and knowledgeable Food was cooked well Highly recommend
  11. B

    Bill

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great, music was wonderful. Service very good and busy.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate outside since the weather was very cooperative. Maybe eating indoors would have been quieter. Otherwise everything was exceptional as always. Service was great, food and drink were awesome, I’d highly recommend a great dining experience at Louie’s Wine Dive. Our server had good knowledge of food and wine pairings, and made some delicious suggestions. Overall a great evening.
  13. DO

    DebbieO

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a favorite spot for our gluten free diet. Lots of options that you’d never guess they were GF! The menu changes with the seasons and there are quite a few staple favorites too.
  14. L

    Lambchops

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch with family. They took our Saturday reservation. Love the salads.
  15. RK

    RobinK

    New Mexico

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Appealing menu; superlative service, reasonable prices. Food quality is quite good. Noisy in the main part of the restaurant; but you can request a quiet-er table by the west windows.
  16. S

    Suzanne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I haven't been to the Wine Dive in several years, and now I'm wondering why. My only complaint (and it's not really a complaint, more of an observation) that it's a bit more spendy than I anticipated. Otherwise, my party & I had a great time.
  17. GR

    GeneR

    Des Moines

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great food, and a great wine list. Sign me up!!
  18. CB

    CathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant! It's less than a mile from where I live and has the best gluten-free menu! Went there last night for my birthday with two friends. We shared the squeaky cheese starter, which I had never had before. It was so good we could have eaten two plates of it but then would not have had room for the rest of our great food. Always order the brussels sprouts starter, even friends who do not like brussels sprouts love that! One friend had the champagne fish and chips, and substituted green beans(a healthy, flavorful alternative for the chips). Perfectly cooked and crispy. I added blackened salmon to the Iowa sweet corn risotto—an excellent combo of flavors and textures. My other friend is so entranced with Emily's harvest salad, she orders it every time we go there! A great bi rthday meal ending with gluten-free apple crisp!!
  19. JD

    JustinD

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot in a neat neighborhood. Patio is perfectly sized and on the north side of the building (better shade!). Staff is responsive, quick, and very professional. Bar service is top notch too, in addition to lots of choices on wine the bar has a variety of local distilled spirits too. And the menu is clearly marked gluten-free, able-to-be-made-gluten free, and not. Will be back!
  20. LM

    LisaM

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Meadow was a great server. Food was very good. I did not give 5 stars because my salmon was over cooked on my salmon salad. But the flavors were really good. Drinks a little spendy. Overall I would go back!
  21. BT

    BeckyT

    Des Moines

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour was awesome and so was the live music!
  22. BM

    BillM

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place for Sunday brunch. The staff are getting to know us.
  23. SJ

    SherylJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is wonderful and the food is delicious. I had shrimp tacos and my dining companion had a chicken sandwich, which we both enjoyed. We shared a side of risotto, which was absolutely delicious. The bartender knew how to make a very good Negroni. The "icing on the cake" were the beignets. They melt in your mouth!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We have been a few times for brunch and dinner. This time around, for brunch, it was not good. 2 of the 3 meals were lukewarm at best and our sides of breakfast potatoes were cold. Drinks were decent, service was good but initially I was ready to leave because it took so long for someone to acknowledge that we were seated. After that service was fine but It will be a long while before we go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service . Overall great experience
  26. MD

    MikeD

    Des Moines

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Out for dinner before a show at Hoyt
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere, service, location. Always a favorite.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was excellent.
  29. k

    kb515

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grown kids back for the holiday weekend. Everyone ordered something different, and we all enjoyed our meals. We had hoped to sit outside, but it was full. As it turned out, we were in the back room and had a great time. Waitress was prompt, professional and fun. Manager also came around to ask how your meal was. Overall great experience. We will be back!
  30. C

    Coleen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food & service were fabulous! We had patio seating(@ our request). The traffic, motorcycle, siren noise really hampered conversation. Will definitely return for inside seating next time.
  31. VG

    VickiG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the new salmon and black bean dish. Thanks for a great evening.
  32. CM

    ClanMac

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!!! Food and drink very good. The cheese curds ARE the best in Des Moines metro
  33. DH

    DanH

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood location with awesome staff. Food and wine always spot-on.
  34. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best spot in Des Moines Metro for brunch and drinks!
  35. MM

    MicheleM

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Disappointing experience. The waitress didn't listen to get our order correct and wasn't timely in resolving. Appreciated the manager apology.
  36. VB

    VictoriaB

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We sat on the patio which is lovely this time of year. I had the 4 pork gnocchi which was so delicious. The downside was out waitress literally forgot about us. We sat for 20+ minutes and when she walked back out on the patio the look of oh no! on her face confirmed it. Sad part is her service didn't greatly improve afterwards.
  37. H

    Hailey

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First visit to this place and we loved it! I have a gluten intolerance and they had so many options! Will be returning
  38. DO

    DebbieO

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is an absolute favorite. We celebrated our Anniversary with friends. The food is always delicious and Gluten-free choices aplenty!
  39. AW

    AnnW

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My chicken sandwich was awful! Like a flat piece of leather. The jazz was way too loud for small restaurant so make sure no live music before you go if you want any conversations! Previous visits have been much better.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great gluten-free options.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

4040 University Ave., Suite A, Des Moines, IA 50311

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (515) 777-3416

  • Private party facilities

    Louie's Wine Dive celebrates great wine, locally sourced cuisine and the joy of savored moments shared with friends. Host your next private event @ Louie's Wine Dive and allow us to bring our personal touch to your party.

  • Private party contact

    Lyssa Hoffmann: (866) 214-2064

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