Louie's Wine Dive - Des Moines

4.6
411 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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Des Moines
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good brunch options and GF friendly. Place was relatively empty and they let us linger for 3 hours!

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service, but food lacked flavor and was priced high for small portions. Will not go back.

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a
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED trying this place on mother's day! Great specials, absolutely DELICIOUS food, and they gave all of the mothers a single rose! Great service, loved the decor, will definitely go back.

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JG
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I love the atmosphere and vibe of Louie's Wine Dive, but this particular time (as well as the previous time), the service has been slower. I realize it was Mother's Day so for this most recent time I'll excuse some confusion that occurred with food orders.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great Atmosphere. Great service. I love the wine selections!

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DV
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a cozy place to go with friends and unwind after a hectic week.
We got all small plates because the more great Louie’s food I get to try the happier I am.
The bacon jam on the charcuterie was unsurpassed and memorable. Just the right amount of jam to fool me into thinking it was a fruit.

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MN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Louie's is our favorite place to go after a movie or some other event. The wait staff is friendly and many know us, so we are greeted warmly. The food is always good and the Happy Hour specials are a bargain.

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Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Louie’s! The food was phenomenal (the crab cake eggs Benedict is a must for brunch) and the service was better! Our waitress was friendly and helpful, she was a good sport about taking a group photo for us as well. Overall an absolute delight.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing staff. Very friendly and helpful. My wife has a gluten allergy and they take great care of her and even made an item not on the menu to accommodate her. One of our favorite places to eat.

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Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was for Easter Brunch. Started with mimosas and then my husband had eggs Benedict and I had french toast. Excellent choices

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LJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch on the patio. Server was wonderful!

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FW
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Easter brunch was dead. I received a text verification text and a phone message I had to respond to or they’d cancel my reservation. Brunch was average and comparable to a greasy spoon. Beignets were TERRIBLE. Hard powdered sugar stones with no flavor.

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LT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Louie's! Incredible meal, we had one dish that wasn't up to par, but they comped it and made sure to make it right.

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite spots to go. Food and wine are fantastic.

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J
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started the night off with the guacamole and Brussels sprouts and a bottle of Chardonnay. We were hungry and the food was delicious! The food arrived quickly and our service was on point. Water glasses were refilled as needed and we received great advice on what to order. Our entrees were also delicious and overall it was a wonderful dinner.

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MN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louie's in Des Moines is our favorite, go-to restaurant when we want moderately priced, good food and the kind of ambiance and service that makes you feel comfortable. We always have good conversations at Louie's and the servers are unusually pleasant and efficient.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for a mom’s night out! Our server, Lyssa, was amazing!

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AC
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I have always liked Louie’s, for both dinner and brunch, so I thought it’d be a good choice for a birthday brunch for friends. Our waiter was great, but we waited for about 45 minutes for our meals-and the restaurant was nearly empty. When our food arrived, my omelette had fallen apart, and my friend’s eggs were not made as she very specifically requested. The experience was “okay”, but expensive...I’ll choose an alternate spot for next time.

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B
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waitress took very good care of us, but everything was VERY slow. Don’t know if it was from the kitchen, she had too many tables or they were short staffed in general. The food was very good. The other couple with us don’t step out of their comfort zone often and one has several food sensitivities so I was concerned about the menu options, but they were very happy with their choices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent meal. Great service prompt and caring. Busy place at noon on Sunday

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SM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Good wine.

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SB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louie’s is our new favorite! They have great food and ambiance. We had squeaky cheese, merlot and moscato. My wife had the fish & chips. I had the steak & fries. The prices are a bit high but so is the quality! This is not an every weekend thing for us. Rather, a special occasion destination. We will be back and often!

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SR
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our entertaining, attentive waitress! Food was excellent. Highly recommend and will continue my patronage.🍷

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love Louie's. Always great food and service. Dining partner had a problem with the meat been overdone and the waitress noticed, told her boss, and they took care of it.

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SP
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food!

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KB
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! I’ve been here once for lunch and thought the food was awesome. Now I’ve taken my boss and work associates there for dinner and was blown away by the choices on the menu and the amazing culinary experience! Ive been to many expensive five star restaurants overseas and Louie’s can hold there own. They take a typical meat or fish dish and incorporate various spices, vegetables and sauces to give their dishes a unique flavor. Pair that with a bottle of Argentinian wine and bam, the flavor explodes in your mouth! I’ll be back and with more great friends and business associates.
Love this place!

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous meal, service and atmosphere. We were a bit rushed on a Sunday morning before catching a flight. We had several servers helping us, the food came out quickly and so yummy! They even asked if we would like the bill before the food to help expedite our dining experience. These people were amazing and the food was beyond compare. Can't wait to be back!!

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OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Our server Helen was perfect. We will be back. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch and friendly service!

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c
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wonderful neighborhood joint; kitchen is fairly matched to the promise of the menu; service is adequate. Reliably friendly.

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I
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food & service were very good. We were seated next to the restroom door. It doesn't shut properly, needs a door closer. Sitting next to the open restaurant door became irritating.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great low key evening 👍

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B
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue for our first-time guests. Everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly!

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OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the staff, food, and adult beverage options, especially the wine.

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DD
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent appetizers of deviled eggs and the best brussel sprouts! The steak deburgo was so tender and the sides were unique and delicious. We always enjoy the easy atmosphere and wine selection.

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H
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delightful menu, always something new to try. Every meal a savory dish, looking forward to the next engagement. They leave many reasons to return again

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Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Good cocktails, service, and food. The atmosphere is lively. Would have been perfect except the French press coffee is not so good, and one of my food items was missing, but it was nothing big.

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CC
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was even better than I remembered it from our last visit several months ago!

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around,

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Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm avoiding wheat and dairy during January and I was bummed I wouldn't be having the lobster mac n cheese BUT I had a seared tuna salad that was probably the best salad I've ever had in a restaurant. Delicious! Louie's always has good wine specials and a nice casual ambience. A favorite.

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