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Destination Grille, Grimes, IA

Destination Grille

4.7
4.7
182 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 Friday from 11am-9pm to enjoy our FULL MENU from open-close!
Saturdays 9am-9pm and Sundays from 9am-3pm! BRUNCH every Saturday and Sunday, FULL MENU plus BREAKFAST items from 9am-3pm.

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!

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 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 182 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Good for business meals

  • Iowa

    Innovative

  • Iowa

    Good for groups

  • Iowa

    Healthy

  • Iowa

    Hot spot

  • Iowa

    Lively

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambiance

  • Des Moines

    Good for business meals

  • Des Moines

    Good for groups

  • Des Moines

    Healthy

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

  • Des Moines

    Lively

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  1. NickiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was outstanding. It came out fast and hot. Our waitress was attentive. I have nothing negative to say.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great service, we will be back soon. We finally found our go to restaurant.
  3. SusanR

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty options, wonderful service, definitely in our rotation!
  4. LAB318

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, service was good, surroundings very pleasant. Our second visit but it won’t be our last.
  5. Thomas

    New Mexico

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal. Everything was perfect. Recommended
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was great for our table of 7, with three being children! Our server was thoughtful and accommodating, even with the children and she was always on top of taking care of us! We really enjoy going to DG!
  7. BriP

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Destination Grille for brunch the past 2 Sundays after Mass. It has not disappointed and we will be back again. Great variety for brunch with excellent service and atmosphere.
  8. BrennaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Erica was phenomenal and food was delicious. Love the location and atmosphere.
  9. Mysterykat

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just discovered this place in late February and couldn't wait to go back in March. Burgers are excellent.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service. We have been multiple times and each & every-time the food is amazing & the staff is incredibly attentive and friendly.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate our anniversary!!
  12. PamL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The dessert was listed as an orange flourless torte with amaretto ganache. They forgot to say it is chocolate, still yummy.
  13. Nicholas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and had the best experience! Amazing service, amazing portion sizes, and the food was delicious! A must try in grimes.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. I had the pastrami Rueben with House made pastrami and my better half ordered the candied bacon cheese burger. It was one of the best Reubens I’ve had. One of the owners made a stop at our table to see how things where. I predict they will be very successful. I will go again if I am back in the area.
  15. Foody

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We met friends, our service was great. Food was hot but pricey. Alcohol drinks alse very pricey. Will likely go back, would like to try some other food items.
  16. OliviaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very friendly on Valentine’s Day!!
  17. Rory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite place to eat! Service is great Ed was a professional.
  18. GenoN

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food! Fun atmosphere! Will definitely return for more!
  19. Dean

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday service was very good, food was great
  20. TimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was excellent! The food was great especially for their gluten free options! Loved the Lobster Corn Chowder!
  21. HeatherB

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at Destination Grille! We were drawn in due to the location in Grimes as well as the large array of gluten free menu items. The restaurant has a terrific atmosphere and we had terrific service! The food was very good - but a tad spendy. Average price for one diner with burger or small pizza option and pop is $25-$30. We will definitely go back though for occasional dining.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic experience at one of our favorite local restaurants. we celebrated my wife’s birthday with a nice “dressed up” evening out with the kids. Pro tip: Order the off-menu warm cookie cake with ice cream.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Overall, it was a good experience. They’re a little proud of their corkage fee, and some of the prices of their
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    While our waiter was pleasant and personable, there was a long wait for our dinner order and drinks.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    New Year’s Eve
  26. MattC

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prime rib and service was excellent! A nice “upscale casual” that is hard to find.
  27. SteveF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We need a wonderful meal with superb service. Loved the atmosphere! We will be back soon!
  28. Impressive

    Des Moines

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, good atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant
  29. RonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with wonderful service and delicious food.
  30. StephenD

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    The restaurant was understaffed. We had a 4:45 reservation & got our food around 6:00. The bartender took our dinner order. It also was very cold. Left winter coat on for the entire meal. The food was expensive & a little greasy.
  31. KellyK

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The quality of thoughtful service and a very pleasant atmosphere, was quite nice- and the sandwiches, salmon and burger were buttery delicious. The only thing that I would mention from a comfort status, was it was a bit cool in there. I left my coat unbuttoned around my shoulders. I also noticed a woman at the bar with a sweater and a scarf around her neck. Though, that didn’t deter how much the place was filling up when we left around 6:30pm.
  32. AndreaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It is nice to find a more upscale restaurant with good options for kids and upscale food for adults. I like the mix of options to choose from. It was a beautiful restaurant.
  33. DebP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food!
  34. Lora

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was delicious! We’ll definitely be back. :)
  35. BillDSM

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Erica did great job
  36. KarinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

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

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 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.
  38. SusanFromIA

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 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!
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 4.7 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 16 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

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 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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