Django Restaurant

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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.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Django is amazing. Food, service and ambiance are all first rate. The very best lobster spaghetti I have ever tasted.

RH
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dining at Django recently. The food was terrific, and the new space is much nicer that the previous hotel lobby space. Django compares favorably with many of the other nicer restaurants in Des Moines.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful - delicious! Would definitely recommend!!

BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and friendly fast service by staff.

JT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a nice time. I had met George earlier in the day at a radio interview for Niman Ranch. We had a great meal and enjoyed a beautiful evening

SM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always ask for Loretta, it was her night off. Austin was our server, her was fantastic. He will be our back up!

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. Our waiter did the right thing at the right times. Great experience.

c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

There was a strange sewer like smell when we entered the restaurant which was a little off putting. The cheese and charcuterie platter was great as were our drinks. Unfortunately our service was slow and inattentive. Our meals were good but my duck was slightly overdone.
Would go back for another try!

JS
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our experience at Django was great, as expected. The Chicken Paillard, a simple match of flavors, the Salmon entree, exquisite. Our server recommended the French Toast dessert which was out of this world. Already looking forward to a return visit.

OT
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Great food our server Abby was excellent as always.

JE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food

m
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time - service fantastic and food superb. Scallops best since those had in Nova Scotia; Coq au Vin delicious

L
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good...service left much to be desired. Overall experience may been acceptable. The conversation at the table was primarily the lack of attention to service by the staff.

SB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service (little detached), the value was good. spent considerably more for less at other places. Room is very hard surfaced and therefore very noisy. More soft surfaces might have helped. Generally excellent, will be back.

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We’ll be going back!

CD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We were placed upstairs which was ok until a really loud group showed up.
We was ok, we like to “keep it simple” so it was definitely out of our comfort zone.

OT
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Loved the mushroom-Brie omelet! The food was great, the Bloody Mary had mixed reviews from the table, and the service seemed new/needed work.

SB
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service.

MN
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible

OT
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best service from Abby. The steak was fabulous. A great selection of wine.

MD
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our food was good, our server was extraordinary - helped immensely with wine decision and turned out great!

S
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my son’s 30th birthday.

WN
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place, with excellent, authentic French entrees, great bread, and superb frites,

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting the city. Was a wonderful recommendation. Would come back again!

K
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Django’s since before they moved from the Hotel Fort Des Moines. That has been many years. It has remained my favorite restaurant in Iowa.
The food is delicious, the service excellent, and the ambiance elegant.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Loved the food but with how close the tables are the server couldn’t get to my place without basically putting his rear into the face of the couple at the table next to use.

Food was delicious and our server was incredibly nice

WD
Chicago
147 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal, I enjoyed the chef's special, striped bass and my wife enjoyed the chicken. Nice service too.

DR
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Django is Des Moines' best, most reliable restaurant for tasty bistro food, superb service, a fun vibe, creative cocktails (CJ rocks) and a good value.

BS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Asked for the more private room by kitchen but in doing so...realized ambiance was less than stellar and noise level was significantly increased. Still great menu, great food and service.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always a good meal. However, your management team needs to address the number of flies and gnats flying around in the dining area. Very disruptive and embarrassing to someone hosting a dinner.

Do better with that. Bugs in the dining area never good.

l
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent. The service staff know their jobs and are very pleasant and accommodating.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good experience, as always.

SQ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff is always phenomenal and give great recommendations if you’re not sure what to order drink or food wise. Food is always outstanding as well. Prices are high even for fine dining, not that it keeps me from going I just go less often than I’d like as a result.

CL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and much better location than where they used to be. I would go there again anytime.

AL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a great waiter - professional! Two of us ordered hamburgers. I didn’t think about it til later. He didn’t ask how we wanted the burger cooked. It was good. I wouldn’t say outstanding. Also, French fries were O.K.
We had Brussels Sprouts as a Starter. I thought they were a bit too crunchy. Also, thought there should have been more Parmesan cheese.
It was an O.K. meal, but I didn’t go away thinking “I can’t wait to go back”.
Thank you.

AE
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My wife's fish was excellent. I ordered the Django moulles. The mussels were on the small side and tasteless, although the broth was tasty.

JG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Much better experience than you get trying to get a table at Centro!

KS
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with amazing staff and delicious food. A must for anyone visiting Des Moines.

OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Salmon Salad - salmon was dried out and over cooked.

Waiter appeared to be either over booked or just didn’t pay attention to his tables as he should.

j
Des Moines
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for happy hour. Were seated at a high top table as requested. Had half dozen oysters and six shrimp which were so good. Then topped it off with a cheese tray. Every thing was delicious. Place is so vibrant.

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