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Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

288 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual (12)
  • Notable Wine List (11)
  • Good for a Date (9)
Louie’s Wine Dive is obsessed with really good grapes, creative gourmet comfort food, and a funky fun atmosphere to share it in. We search all over the world to find you great wine, many of which come from our relationships with small, lesser known vineyards, at a great value to our guests. Wine is supposed to be Fun, not pretentious, so let us know when you taste that new varietal and how it changed what you thought wine was supposed to be.
Our gourmet comfort food is made fresh using eco friendly and local ingredients whenever possible. As for the fun, we instigate it but count on you and yours to see it to fruition (literally through the fruit!). It’s meant to be your place, so please enjoy...and if you enjoy it as much as we do, grab one of our unique bottles to share at home.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday: 4pm-10pm (Dinner Only)
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: Brunch 9am-2pm, Dinner 2pm-11pm
Sunday: Brunch 9am-2pm, Dinner 2pm-8:30pm
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Phone number
(515) 777-3416
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 288 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great night out with the wife. Great atmosphere and food was outstanding. I hadn’t been in two years as food was less than stellar prior for the price. However, this time it was definitely worth it. Catherine was our server and she was outstanding with her knowledge and cantor. I would now recommend Louie’s to all my friends

vipOpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Everything tasted fantastic and service was excellent. The calamari was perfectly prepared (most restaurants over cook it.)

We are frequent guests and will be back.

2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We were hoping to enjoy a nice dinner for our first Valentine's Day together. We were given a menu with limited options (3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 2 desserts), and we were told to choose 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and share one dessert. When we asked about their full menu, we were told that they were "trying out something new for the holiday." The appetizers were pleasant, but the only entrée that seemed an option for us was served as a very small portion size with tiny pieces of meat with the remainder of the entrée having no taste and an awful texture. The dessert was shared and very tasty. The table for two was set up lengthwise so that we sat four feet apart from each other. With adding one glass of wine a piece, our bill totaled $100 before a tip, and we left hungry and very dissatisfied with our meal. We strongly recommend discontinuing your limited menu for the holiday.

vipMegF (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The only negative was that we specifically asked for a warm table (it was a freezing night) and the hostess still sat us by a wall of outside glass. There was a notable breeze. We tried it but eventually asked to move and were accommodated right away. The new table was warmer, brighter and better overall.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous food. Terrific gluten free options. The Brussel sprouts were amazing!

bmsinia (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was not as good as usual. Not sure if it was a bad night by the kitchen staff or if they've changed things, but the 4 pork gnocchi was marginal (and burnt), and the shrimp was bland and overcooked. Even the salads were a miss.

Great wine suggestion by the waitress, though!

We'll be back and hopefully the food will be back to Louie's usual quality.

KLYNNB (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and wine. I appreciate the GF options!

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

This visit was a result of a Christmas present from our son who lives in Florida. We never would have stopped at this glad we were given the chance to try this venue. Brunch was AWESOME and the Bloody Mary's perfect!

vipOpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We love date night at Louie’s!

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice lunch w great wine pairing!

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service. They were out of what I wanted but the salmon was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

FANTASTIC staff that always knows a great deal about the menu. Menu rotates with the seasons and there is always something new on it. Grate selection of wines and beers as well.

Miki41800 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was just right...good flavor, reasonable portions. Greens salad with lime vinagrette and the shrimp and grits...very good. Best of all...the service. We had outstanding wait person...she was helpful with menue, she was funny and upbeat...we want to come back just for her!!

BrianP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was very good. I loved the deviled eggs.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food! Fun atmosphere! Nice live music! Great wine and drink options! You should check it out!

Meursault (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was basically unseasoned and overpriced for its quality. The wine was good though so the restaurant is as advertised.

Lab616 (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

This is a favorite for me and friends when we want to go out, be able to talk, to enjoy good food over several courses, and enjoy good wine with our conversation. The staff is knowledgable and friendly, and I've never had a bad recommendation.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

The wine list is pretty diverse and the cocktails were quite good. We found the service accommodating, but the food was lackluster at best. All our food was consistently overcooked and under seasoned, with the exception of the guacamole. Would not return to eat, but it would be a nice venue as a bar.

Wanderlust (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Server was very attentive!

vipjetman (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

We decided to sit at the bar and watch the cooks do their thing. We split a couple of their appetizers and a couple glasses of wine. Place was nice a busy. Seems like a local crowd.