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Destination Grille in Grimes. - Destination Grille, Grimes, IA

Destination Grille

4.5
4.5
323 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 Monday through Saturday from 11am-9pm and Sundays 11am-8pm.

Don't forget to join us for a night cap Fridays and Saturdays, our bars remain open until 11pm on both levels!

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 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 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

What 323 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Good for business meals

  • Iowa

    Kid-friendly

  • Iowa

    Innovative

  • Iowa

    Good for groups

  • Iowa

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Des Moines

    Good for business meals

  • Des Moines

    Innovative

  • Des Moines

    Good for groups

  • Des Moines

    Hot spot

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

323 Reviews
  1. LarryM

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    DG is one of the absolute best places to dine in the DSM area! And the best Old Fashioned around!!

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  2. McAllen

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Wait staff were so awesome. Food would be a 5 star except medium rare filet was done medium, and medium steak came almost well done. It was still tender and savory. Will return and recommend.

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  3. JaneG

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. The restaurant is lovely. The only thing is upon arrival upstairs as we were looking around - we were greeted by someone not necessarily friendly directing us back to the hostess stand. I think that could’ve been handled quite differently.

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  4. Chris

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Destination Grille. Probably won’t be back. Service was very good, but food was mediocre at best.

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  5. Carefulreviewer

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate here a year ago and it was quite good food and great value. But this place has changed. Prices up, quality down. The sides were cold, the entrees were blah. Maybe pizza and sandwiches are Ok but I would avoid the dinner entree section.

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  6. ErinC

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! The food is always fantastic, service is always great.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic. Had great recommendation’s on what to order and food was tasty. Only disappointment is we went there for brunch and found out they no longer have breakfast as part of their regular menu. Such a bummer as they had great breakfast food when we went last time.

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  8. Jean

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We could not hear each other speak! Way too noisy and our evening was ruined. Acoustics are horrible!!!

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  9. JenniW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing, but our waitress could have used more help. Not her fault but she couldn't keep up. Example:we sat there quite awhile waiting to be noticed, then quite awhile to get silverware, gave up went and found someone to get us some so we could get to enjoying the ham and beef stations. Also felt way too pricey.

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  10. MarciaW

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good. Has a couple of items that could have been hotter. Wait staff was attentive and pleasant. We were seated on time. It was a good way to handle buffet service!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered the prime rib and the beef was tasty but not much to saw in regards to the sides and the au jus was truly bland. The service was interesting. When she was present it was good energy but then she literally spaced off or was forgetful. It was not the best service.

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  12. ToddS

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant. We enjoy going there to eat. First time for lunch. Very limited lunch options.

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  13. Thomas

    New Mexico

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal! Highly recommend this great restaurant

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  14. LizS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food! Enjoy that is also gluten free.

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  15. Deena

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic server, she was kind and attentive. I have celiac and the food was beyond delicious! The selection for gluten free and vegan customers was amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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  16. LeeS

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The noise level was too high. I look forward to dining on the outside patio when weather improves.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our server was very attentive.

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  18. DarrenP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was amazing - I think Tina? ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  19. MonicaT

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for “brunch” which they no longer service breakfast items! Would have been nice to have know that before hand. Reservation was at 11:15am.. out of tuna, roll for the lobster roll and the poke bowl!! Wow

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  20. Snowbirds

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 5 requested a certain booth and were seated there. Great food, might be considered expensive but it was very good and served in a timely manner.

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  21. Joya

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great overall! We love Destination Grille! Only downside was the chocolate shake I had was the texture of a Starbucks frappe and the taste was sort of noticeable.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I was expecting more…. Valentines evening dinner with my husband. They weren’t too busy, several tables were open. We ordered drinks & my chocolate martini took a very long time. Tasted meh, ok. Had scallops for appetizer cost $27. Came with 3 , they were delicious. I ordered duo fillet medium rare & my husband ordered large fillet medium rare, meal took quite some time, but salad & bread were good. My fillets medallions were well done & medium. Had to be sent back & again took a very long time, my husband tried to wait but I insisted he eat his or it would be cold by the time mine arrived. He was done with his meal before mine even came back out. Didn’t receive an apology for the issue with the overdone meat nor us eating at different times. My husband didn’t look at the bill, just gave card & added 20% tip. On drive home, he realized they must have discounted my meal, but nothing had been said to us. We didn’t ask for it, but a manager coming to speak with us would have been nice.

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  23. WinerDiner

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Nice atmosphere, good service and good menu options. Wednesdays are 1/2 price wine night and they have a nice selection.

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  24. MonicaT

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Valentine’s Day hence extremely busy!! However the service was great and so was the food

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super clean, well decorated, amazing food and top notch service! Would recommend this place to any and everyone!

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  26. Snowbirds

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ashlee V was great server. It was our anniversary and she acknowledged it. We are coming back with group of 5 in a few days.

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  27. PattyN

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, the waitress was excellent-she was friendly, very efficient. The food was delicious, too bad they are taking away the Brussels sprouts. They were wonderful!

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  28. DonC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    DG always has really good food and service when I've been there.

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  29. DavidN

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch with friends. Excellent food and service in a relaxing atmosphere.

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  30. LoriR

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service was a bit slow for a Tuesday night. Will definitely go back.

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  31. ChantelleL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and one of the best meals I have had out in a long time. Our food and service were outstanding and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Even though we are not frequent visitors to Grimes, this place alone will make us come back. My husband had the candied bacon burger and a beer (special on Tuesday nights) plus fries, I had the salmon BLT with mashed potatos and a glass of wine, and our 13 year old had hand breaded chicken strips and mac and cheese (should have read two hand breaded chicken breast they were sooo big). Everything was cooked perfectly and outstanding.

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  32. JordynM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I asked for a regular table not a high top table host didn’t want to give us a booth. Towards the end our server was no where to be found til my mom had to whistle to get someone so we could leave.

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  33. PaulM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. Liked the decorations for Christmas. Nice that one of the owners stopped by our table to check on our experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing steaks and desert! Loved the filet medallions and cookie skillet. Great service this time. Jayde was amazing!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool restaurant and food was just okay. Might be better in the summer for apps and drinks.

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  36. JenN

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time to Destination Grille and it was awesome. Outstanding service from Jay and the food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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  37. karmat

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, dining here was a good experience. All seemed to like their food (the salmon was cooked perfectly). You’re only allowed one side included with entree. So additional fee if you want a salad or veggie other than potato (or vice versa). Both us and the couple with us had downloaded the rewards app where you can get $12.50 off of your first order, and even though the server scanned our phones, neither of us received the discount. We didn’t notice until we left, so we’ll have to address that next time we go.

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  38. NancyG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and all 6 of us enjoyed our food. Nice atmosphere as well.

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  39. ChrisR

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kennedy as our server was wonderful and the bartender Ed was great. The food was tremendous. Filet was perfectly cooked medium rare. It was busy but not overly loud and everyone was cheerful.

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  40. GrettaI

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and creative drinks. Fabulous options on the menu menu. Fun place for a diverse group to meet.

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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 4.5 stars by 323 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 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Destination Grille

2491 E 1st St, Grimes, IA 50111

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Grimes
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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