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Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

4.7
4.7
704 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 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

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What 704 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Healthy

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood gem

  • Iowa

    Great for fine wines

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Healthy

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

  • Des Moines

    Great for fine wines

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  1. LR

    LukeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the spot. Cheap enough for a 'fancy' night out for the Drake kids, frou frou enough for a meal with your classy Aunt, and homey-yet-open enough for a first date. Been for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and can't quite recall a meal that didn't hit the spot. There's wine. They must treat the staff well, because they've stuck around long enough that you'll start recognizing them on multiple visits. Don't let the strip-mall location and shared grocery store parking lot fool you - check out Louie's Wine Dive.
  2. IJ

    IrishJoe

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great service. Not just a place for wine lovers. Full bar and some good craft beer options.
  3. H

    Historyguy66

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were seated for a 6:15 reservation immediately. In fact seating was the only less than stellar element-its a very intimate place and floor space is critical but we were right next to the restroom door which almost opened onto our table. Please put a "closer" on the outer door. Our food was excellent! Pork gnocchi and Shrimp Diablo, appetizer pecan brussle sprouts. Our server was excellent. Will absolutely be back! Thanks
  4. CM

    CourtnayM

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Asked for high top table in reservation and was seated by bathroom in low table. Not the best for an anniversary dinner. Food and service were great!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great experience!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic on a busy night. Somebody stole our reservation but they still got us right in when they realized it.
  7. WD

    WendyD

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seth was warm and friendly in addition to being a great server. He welcomed questions and made sure we had everything we needed.
  8. DT

    DiannaT

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Ordered sandwiches which were nothing special.
  9. T

    Tommygun

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We went on New Years Eve and from the moment of sitting down, we were run through our paces to order, eat and get out so they could turn over the table to someone else. We call it Louie's Fast Food now.
  10. DI

    DianeI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. I would recommend to everyone. We even brought our 9 year old and she loved it as well.
  11. JP

    JimP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy Louie’s. Staff is always prompt, kind, and professional ! Fish and Chips are to die for….the best. Thank you.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve…great food…well priced for the holiday…
  13. TR

    TRan

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Our server was very good. We enjoyed the ambiance - music was a bit loud. I had the fish special and it wasn't done in the middle, only the edges. The sauce was like a milk gravy with very little flavor. It took quite a long time to get our meals and it appeared a bulk of meals came at the same time... so I'm not sure if the cook/chef was late getting in and had to rush... We were disappointed, as we had been before and had a good experience with our meals in the past.
  14. GR

    GeneR

    Des Moines

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have become regulars at Louie's Wine Dive. The food is great, as is the wine selection. Still, we mostly appreciate the team. The servers are friendly and efficient, making the experience delightful.
  15. BT

    BeckyT

    Des Moines

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. S

    Sook

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All great but hard to hear due to one table of very loud diners.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! Lighting is a little harsh over some of the high tops, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time.
  19. S

    Sonnybassman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak de Burgo was best I've had in years in Des Moines. Cooked to perfect medium-rare.
  20. 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
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. m

    mikes

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great server. Food was basic and bland.
  24. 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!
  25. 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!
  26. TC

    TabithaC

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group outing to celebrate a work accomplishment
  27. 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.
  28. RW

    RichW

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

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

    MikeD

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. GR

    GeneR

    Des Moines

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great food, and a great wine list. Sign me up!!
  37. 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!!
  38. 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!
  39. 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!
  40. BT

    BeckyT

    Des Moines

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour was awesome and so was the live music!

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 704 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 20 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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