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Destination Grille, Grimes, IA

Destination Grille

4.4
4.4
148 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Destination Grille. A contemporary, upscale yet casual restaurant that reminds us of travels and destinations around the globe. We are an experience like non-other!

Please join us for our lunch menu, Monday through Thursday from 11am-3pm. You can now experience our main dining room for lunch with our full bar!

Dinner service Monday through Thursday is from 3pm-9pm with our full menu on the main level and a lighter, more shareable menu on the outside terrace.

Friday and Saturday we offer the full menu on the main level from 11am-9pm! Don't forget to join us for a night cap, our bars remain open until 11pm on both levels! We are closed on Sundays for the time being.

We have a lot of options with a fabulous ambience on each level, but it can be overwhelming your first time, please call if you have any questions!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 355-1153

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    We have a many options to host your next event at Destination Grille. From 10-300 people, we have the perfect space!

  • Private party facilities

    https://destinationgrille.com/grimes-destination-grille-parties

  • Neighborhood

    Grimes

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Hot spot

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood gem

  • Iowa

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Iowa

    Great for scenic views

  • Des Moines

    Good for groups

  • Des Moines

    Hot spot

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

  • Des Moines

    Romantic

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  1. BD

    BillDSM

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Erica did great job
  2. KB

    KarinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and good variety on menu. Decorations for Christmas were very festive and fun vignettes for photos.
  3. T

    Tommy

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food. Service was very spotty. They bring hamburgers which are good but don't provide ketchup. Been there twice and neither time was ketchup brought with the meal. Then it takes 10 minutes or more to get the ketchup. Big deal for burger eaters. Had to get up and go find ketchup. Pizza was really good. If service was better they would have sold more drinks.
  4. SF

    SusanFromIA

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, but it took a very long time for just 3 burgers. Our server was fantastic, but it wasn’t busy, so perhaps they were short staffed in the kitchen. One in our group doesn’t eat meat & they had a black bean patty for him. He loved it. Would be great if they can add that to their menu. The mushroom Swiss burger was delicious! Love the truffle fries & aioli too!
  5. ND

    NenaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was wonderful. I didn’t catch our waitresses name but she was extremely polite and patient with us and everything came out in a timely manner. I look forward to eating here again!
  6. EM

    EmilioM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Kennedy was excellent! My chicken parm pasta was amazing, the chili was hearty. My wife enjoyed her pizza (I didn't try it). The only bummer was when I put my chicken on the same plate as the pizza because I wanted to take it home but it wasn't in the to-go container when I got home. DG is a very good establishment to have in Grimes. There's a proliferation of chain eating places and DG represents the best Grimes has to offer.
  7. BL

    BrianL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were amazing. Would recommend going as a date night
  8. DJ

    DeeganJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out for my girlfriends brithday and our server went on of the way to talk to us and also gave her a card and free dessert!
  9. DD

    DDV2011

    Des Moines

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit and we will definitely return. Great atmosphere, delicious food, and an amazing server. The owner stopped by to introduce herself and was so friendly and appreciative. What a special touch to welcome us!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to get together with friends for lunch or dinner. Awesome vibe. Big bar area to sit at and eat downstairs or upstairs. Highly recommend the filet with mac-n-cheese and salad for sides!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here, it was outstanding!! The Lobester Roll is incredible, the truffle fries so yummy. We ate off each other’s plates trying everything and it all was excellent. I don’t think you can get a bad meal here. Just delicious!❤️❤️
  12. GF

    GaryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife was working in California the first time I went to Destination so, last night was her first time. We were so enjoying the people and cocktails we missed our first text saying our table was ready. No problem, they quickly found us another and we sat down to a very enjoyable meal and wine. Overall, one of the best evenings we've had in a long time. We'll be back soon.
  13. TS

    ToddS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Waitstaff was AWESOME. Needs a bit more selection on the menu but definitely will return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prime rib and ribeye were cooked perfectly, the chilli was delicious, and the tres leche was a perfect end of meal treat. One of the few places that really can make a negroni too. Would highly recommend
  15. M

    Mindi

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great friendly service, food was good. Had the salad special. Another person got ribeye and said great. 3rd person had chicken Parmesan was under cooked but they redid that. Wednesday half off wine night
  16. TL

    TawnyLayne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for date night. Wine special on Wednesdays is a nice touch!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Rooftop terrace bar suppose to open at 3pm. Arrived at 3pm, terrace not open and no staff around. An employee told us they’re short staffed. Finally opened 3:30 staff confused on where we could sit. Directed us to outdoor sofas which were dusty and dirty. Very unpleasant. No wait staff on terrace, it was find a bartender on your own. For a newer restaurant with high prices, they need to manage operations better.
  18. S

    Sunshine

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and cocktails were delicious! I ordered the salmon and wow! Service was excellent and the ambiance was fun and modern. It is a little on the pricey side but will definitely revisit!
  19. TW

    TiffanyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and hang out. Bar tenders are amazing and the staff is always making sure everything is ok.
  20. I

    Iowan

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service was great. My only complaint is it very loud and pricey .
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The bruschetta appetizer was excellent. They have a nice wine list but slightly overpriced for the choices that are there. Service was prompt and courteous, so the server was not knowledgeable about particulars of the meat selections. The prime rib tasted fabulous, But it really wasn’t marbled like you would expect prime meat to be, rather it was chunks of fat as if the animal were overfed. The crust on it was nothing spectacular, and overall it was saved by a very delicious cherry smoke infusion in the flavor of the meat. The menu is quite nice, and I would look forward to eating there again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster Roll is incredible!
  23. R

    Ross

    Des Moines

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and the food was great!
  24. MS

    MSmith

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    My boyfriend and I made reservations for a Friday date night dinner. We were seated indoors in an area that was like a cafeteria. It was so loud that we could not hear one another talking. Conversation was not an option. There was a table of 10+ people right behind us yelling and hollering the whole time. There were kids to the side of us fighting and screaming and throwing things at one another. Everyone was fighting for space. It felt like an overpriced Chuck E Cheese. The food was mediocre for the $80 we spent. I was terribly disappointed with the ambiance and quality of food. The service was excellent though as our waitress was really great and we enjoyed her a lot.
  25. DM

    DarylM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I really want to like this place but we have had more than one +/- average meals here. Cool place. Noisy.
  26. JM

    JustynM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Comparing the food quality to the price, I believe other upscale restaurants in the area provide better value. I was least impressed with the service - which could have at least improved our perception of the value, but the slow service, in fact, lowered our overall experience
  27. JS

    JanetS

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place to meet up with friends! Dinner was great. I know they are probably still working out kinks but the service was slow… but super friendly! Will definitley go back!
  28. H

    95Hawkeye

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A modern restaurant with a cool setting and great food.
  29. V

    Vegas9

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem! Atmosphere here is amazing. Food was exceptional! Drinks were amazing. Nothing but great things to say about the service, quality of food & drinks. I highly recommend.
  30. SS

    StephenS

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Destination Grille is a nice place trying to be great. I feel the quality is not quite to the level reflected in the prices. My steak was a little bland compared to similarly priced restaurants. The same held for others in my group with different food choices. Nice; just not great. Once we were seated, our server was very attentive and helpful. The ambiance is nice but the furniture on the patio is not very comfortable. (We were originally going to be seated at a smaller table in the main traffic area and asked to go outside due to the nice night).
  31. N

    Naomi

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Amazing food. Excellent drinks. We had the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc with the Ahi Tuna Lettuce Wraps and the Suntory Mule with the Ribeye. The ahi tuna was so tender and perfect. We also had the fries and mojito shrimp and both were perfect. Highly recommend all these dishes and drinks.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Much better! This was our third visit to Destination Grille and I’m happy to report that this experience was so much better than our first two. Our server was great. The French onion soup was weird (last time) and it’s now gone from the menu. All our our drinks were tasty. We tried a few different pizzas. My husband got the steak and added a lobster tail. Both were yummy. Overall a great visit.
  33. RI

    RyanI

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Steaks were all more done than was ordered. There should be a bit more seasoning or salt done in the kitchen on meat and sides to provide more flavor to come through. The quality of ingredients and the freshness is stellar. The ideas and menu options are done well and side dishes have some great offerings not traditionally found at some restaurants
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The staff was friendly and efficient, checking on us regularly and with a smile. The food was cooked the way we ordered it but took a bit long to arrive and was overpriced. We will return but only for special occasions.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and outdoor patio space was wonderful. Great options on the menu. Filet, salad (with house creamy parmesan) and side of mac & cheese is a must. A new favorite spot!
  36. JS

    JohnS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great facility. High end decor. Thought prices were on the high side but server and staff were really great. Menu is interesting but different. Hopefully they will continue to change and enhance it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was lacking seasoning
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, portions were generous and the patio atmosphere exceeded my expectations. Will definitely be back!
  39. JI

    JenI

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with a couple colleagues and it was our first time at DG. We sat on the back patio, had fantastic service, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our DELICIOUS meals. I would gladly recommend this place to anyone and everyone!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    D|G is a great addition to the Grimes area! Cool concept of daily dinning and event space. Food was fabulous with plentiful portions. Made from scratch pizza is a must try. A lot of other great food options and cocktails on the menu. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Destination Grille using the Order Online button. Destination Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 355-1153.

Destination Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 148 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

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Destination Grille

2491 E 1st St, Grimes, IA 50111

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Grimes

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (515) 355-1153

  • Catering

    We have a many options to host your next event at Destination Grille. From 10-300 people, we have the perfect space!

  • Private party facilities

    https://destinationgrille.com/grimes-destination-grille-parties

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