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Django Restaurant

4.7
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2575 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Poutine lovers rejoice! Django will reopen in August at its new location: 1420 Locust Street in downtown Des Moines. We're excited to get back to serving Des Moines all the Django cuisine you love... along with some new surprises, including the addition of Derek Eidson (formerly of Centro) as Executive Chef / Partner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2575 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MrsKirk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With times being as they are, it is important to find a safe place that you can have a moment with the one you love. Django allowed just that for my husband and I. The service was wonderful, food was flavorful, and the ambiance was perfect for a relaxing dinner date away from the chaos that is our home. Social distancing was adhered to and masks were worn by staff and patrons. We dined indoors but they do have a lovely patio if you'd like a bit of fresh air with your meal.

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FrankO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great as good as could ever be imagined. The food was well prepared and the presentation on each plate was supreme.

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1234
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was awesome thanks to Django! Enjoyed our meal and location immensely.

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JackieFid
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was prompt and courteous. Food was absolutely delish! The scallops are my fav and they are prepared just divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated outside in the fantastic patio. Wait staff so friendly and attentive. Noticed other waitstaff also hustling for their tables. Food a tad bit expensive especially versus other gourmet restaurants in town. But service and patio were top notch.

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vipUncorked
Des Moines
34 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service; great outside dining available...

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WineandDine
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Got sat in a high traffic area facing the bar, we would have preferred a more cozy space but not a huge deal. Food was all fantastic and server was very knowledgeable about menu items and wine list. We felt a bit rushed through our dining experience but were well taken care of. We would have no hesitation about eating here again.

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Dumbluk21
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Seated on time, server was busy as expected. Drinks came quick, appetizers were fresh and hot. The meal was fresh but 3 steaks were all served above room temperature due to delays in the delivery to table. We didn't send them back though. The noise in oir area was extremely loud from another party, which made it difficult to hear the servers questions, while having to wear a facemask. No fault of theirs ,just playing by the rules. The food was verywell prepared and tasted delicious. Just be sure and check the temperature of your meal. I would visit again.

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Troutbum1
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food was amazing! Good selection of bourbon as well.

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TamiM
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon was excellent and the Crepe was also. We liked bringing our own wine, such a nice option.

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vipCalvinS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon entree was excellent and my burger, as always, was fantastic! Service was friendly and we were able to dine at a relaxed pace. Django is a favorite,

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Would definitely come back to Djangos again.

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Lolo
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal in a very aesthetically appealing environment. The staff members were very professional and prompt with service. Highly recommend.

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KimberlyM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here. Our waitress was super helpful. She gave us great recommendations and comped a dessert for our anniversary. We will absolutely be back. She recommended the cherry sundae for dessert and it did not disappoint, please do yourself a favor and treat yourself to this dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You won’t be able to find a bad piece of food.

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SSAmes
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place; good choices. The ambient was good. The selection for wine by the glass was limited.

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AndrewN
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service excellent. Quiet ambience created in part by social distancing rules. Been here to eat a number of times and continue to come back.

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MaxS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and delicious food. Definitely coming back!

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DenaA
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we have dined at Django. It quickly became our new favorite place for enjoying something outside of the box. Thanks!

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DanK
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food, great service. We were seated near the front of the restaurant and bar, so there was a lot of traffic around the table which took away from the atmosphere.

Food was pricey, especially the wine. I'd noticed several diners brought in their own wine, and now I know why.

Overall, a very good experience and I will return - but hopefully when the reservation is made as a date night the table assignment will not be in the most high traffic area of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite restaurant in Des Moines.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We decided to take the opportunity of a birthday to visit Django, and we are glad we did. Thank you for the amazing service including the proper use of a facemask and gloves. The server was wonderful and prompt. The food was delicious. An area of improvement would be the requested temperature of the pork chop. I requested it to be cooked medium, "that is how our chef prefers it be prepared", and when it arrived it was at least medium well if not well done. No pink left to be seen. The flavors paired well and we both thank you for a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server was very attentive as well as knowledgeable about the menu.
We were seated in their new outdoor section and never felt uncomfortable about people being too close.
Overall, for our first time there we enjoyed it very much and will be going back.

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DanielR
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the expanded outdoor seating options - one side is always in the shade!

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DeanneP
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Our server, Loretta was very gracious and knowledgeable! We will be back to ask for her again!!

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vipWaltL
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Martin was fantastic and Gary in the kitchen made an absolutely delicious French roast dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good value at happy hour and no corking fee on wine.

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vipMaryAnn
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio to enjoy delicious food and attentive service!

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AndreaJ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, tables were distanced appropriately due to COVID and our waiter was knowledgeable. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection and my fiancé had the ribeye which was just as great. Would definitely recommend for a special night! Will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The house oysters were amazing. As well as the lobster spaghetti. My husband didn’t read the menu too well and got a basil butter(?) on his steak that he did not care for but pushed it aside and done on in. Great food great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We both love love love everything Django!!
Was sooo happy to get to dine in again and everyone there dealt with the opening fabulously!!
Food was as always “excellent and the wine with ambiance terrific!!
One of our FAVS!!!!
Tell your friends!!

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Clive
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation due to the COVID restrictions. Django is a favorite of ours so we chose it for our anniversary dinner, and we were not disappointed. My husband had french onion soup and the roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes. It had a lovely wine sauce. I chose the beet salad, which was excellent and had the filet with au Poivre and Django onion rings. The steak melted in my mouth and the au Poivre was perfect. We, of course, had dessert since it was a special occasion - creme brulee and the chocolate pot de creme....fantastic way to end our meals and we were stuffed!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed immediately and seated at a table appropriately spaced for our current circumstances. The server, food and atmosphere were all fantastic and I look forward to returning!

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EmilyF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food worth the price! Brought in our own wine for a perfect dinner.

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JohnO
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in years! Service was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. We were seated in a room with four tables spread VERY far apart for social distancing purposes and yet still had the room to ourselves most of the night which was great because of all the oohing and aahing we were making over our delicious meal!

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Lali
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I moved from Ohio where I was a Cameron Mitchell fine dining server/bartender. And I have to say this place is top notch and kudos to our server, he did an exceptional job and I was pleased by his manners, demeanor, appearance and overall service. My husband and I tried this place for our anniversary and will definitely be back soon!!!

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Eric
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes! If you haven't been...go.....................

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MelanieG
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was great and she really made the experience for us. It was super loud though. That would probably be my only complaint. The Ratatouille was phenomenal!

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DLM1953
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire party of four was delighted with our meal. I always like starting with a small order of poitine while looking over the menu for the entrees.

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DianeK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Asked for 1st floor seating when I reserved through Open Table due to knee injury. We were seated on 2and floor. Waitress wasn't that attentive. Will be back but was disappointed.

FAQs

Django Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 288-0268.

Django Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2575 OpenTable diners.

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