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The dining room at newly opened Proudfoot & Bird - Proudfoot & Bird, Des Moines, IA

Proudfoot & Bird

4.8
4.8
368 Reviews
$50 and over
Global, International
Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private areas available, seating eight and ten guests respectfully. For reservations of 10, please contact Quin Lohenry at Qlohenry@firsthospitality.com, as there is a food and beverage minimum of $1000, plus applicable tax and gratuity.

Only Reservations at this time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 957-2400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    James Richards

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Cross street

    10th Street

  • Parking details

    We have a parking garage connected to the hotel and street side parking nearby.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve at Proudfoot and Bird

    $120.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Count down to the New Year at Proudfoot and Bird! Located in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, Chef James Richards is counting you down with his 5-course menu of culinary delights. Please note that an 20% automatic gratuity will be added to parties of six or more. Applicable taxes will be applied to the final bill.

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What 368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    Best Ambiance

  • Iowa

    Good for business meals

  • Iowa

    Innovative

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood gem

  • Iowa

    Great for fine wines

  • Iowa

    Romantic

  • Iowa

    Good for special occasions

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  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambiance

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Innovative

  • Des Moines

    Good for groups

  • Des Moines

    Hot spot

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

  • Des Moines

    Romantic

  • Des Moines

    Good for special occasions

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  1. RB

    RyanB

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with my wife. Service was amazing. Food was perfect. We will be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very tasty, maybe a bit expensive for what it was. Service was wonderful. A very nice space and pretty quiet and cozy for being so open. The bites at the beginning and end of the meal were a very nice touch. Seems like it wants to be fancier than it is, which may happen when it becomes a dinner only restaurant, but also very good as is with loads of potential still to grow. The only downsides were no reference to our anniversary, which was mentioned on the reservation, and charging us for additional bread which, while understandable, would have made us feel more welcomed if it had been given for free. We definitely don't mind paying, but sometimes it's the little things that can push you over the top and really make you feel taken care of. 4/5 would definitely return.
  3. I

    Iowafoodie

    Des Moines

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Roasted oysters, salad, Bavette steak, and sea bass. We loved all of it and finished with the panna cotta. My date started with the champagne cocktail which she gave a score of 98 and I had the Sauvignon blanc (89). Our server was prompt, polite, and checked on us attentively throughout our evening. Negatives would be prices, even with inflation this is a very expensive restaurant for Des Moines, 58$ for a dozen roasted oysters is pricey for New York or LA. They also came out warm, and given the speed at which they were delivered after ordering makes me suspect they were not right out of the oven but prepared in advance. Nevertheless, this is one of the top restaurants in Iowa and is a go-to place that is a welcome addition to the Des Moines dining scene.
  4. G

    Glen

    Naples

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal at our first vist to Proudfoot & Bird. The presentation was amazing and the food matched the presentation! Our server was excellent and clearly loved her job. We will be back!
  5. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my mom here before a show at the Civic Center. We both had the salmon and shared the brussels sprouts and both agreed that it was probably the best salmon we’ve ever had. The brussels sprouts were amazing too! The service was fantastic as well. We can’t wait to come back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was amazing!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner
  8. HF

    HeatherF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the creative bartender to our charming server to the delicious food was perfect. We met our daughter, who is vegan, and the kitchen was so accommodating- they even made the amuse bouche vegan for her! Terrific experience and we will be back!
  9. D

    Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, extremely high quality food. Prices are expensive but you should expect that when dining at high caliber establishments such as this. Our waiter was very knowledgeable but not snobbish so it made our time here very enjoyable. My wife enjoyed her birthday and we will definitely return.
  10. M

    Mark

    San Antonio

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was out of sync. Entrees arrived while we were still eating appetizers. A glass of wine arrived after I finished my steak. The food was outstanding
  11. LX

    LukeX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is great. The service was excellent. The venue is beautiful.
  12. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service from knowledgeable staff.
  13. GC

    GavinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Very good food and atmosphere would highly recommend.
  14. F

    Flashattack

    Washington DC

    310 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    310 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A return visit since we always enjoy to dining experience at Proudfoot & Bird. The waitstaff were great - efficient and courteous. We will be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and food was amazing!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was perfection. Service was great and the food was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this place and we will most deffinetly be going back.
  17. s

    susang

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant - everything was well done from the wine recommendation to the timing of the food . The black cod was like silk - portions were not overwhelming but allowed us to have a soup and appetizer - recommend highly !
  18. MN

    MikeN

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as always and the ambiance is wonderful.
  19. MS

    MarleeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience! We loved our waiter, the food, and the wine.
  20. GN

    GeeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was very nice, service was great, food was even better 😭😭. I need it again ! New favorite place to eat in Des Moines!
  21. BS

    BSG08

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm ricotta is great, octopus is a small portion but very well prepared. Black angus filet was nothing short of perfect.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Simply fabulous. The room is beautiful, the service impeccable and the food was delicious. The sommelier is knowledgeable with a tremendous collection of wines. All our dishes were expertly prepared with a great presentation. This is a wonderful restaurant. I intend on returning many times!
  23. BH

    BrentH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner! Great food, great service! I highly recommend this restaurant! We shall return and bring friends with us.
  24. CW

    CecileW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service. Food was absolutely Devine. Fancy dining experience.
  25. MR

    MikeR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday I am not increasing my review.
  26. JJ

    JillianJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our dinner date at Proudfoot & Bird. The only thing that was a bit negative was that our food took so long to come out, but other than that it was great. Our server was great and our food was delicious.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Beautiful setting.
  28. NW

    NathanW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and everybody there made sure we had a great time. I would highly recommend for anybody looking to have an amazing dinner for any kind of celebration.
  29. AM

    AlejandroM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The service was spectacular! Would totally recommend this restaurant.
  30. DM

    DavidandMelzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time eating here and it was fantastic! Our server Johnny was the absolute best! We ordered the raw & smoked oysters, filet and the miso cod and it was perfect! It all tasted superb. I wish there were more servers like Johnny. Highly recommend this establishment!
  31. TE

    ThomasE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our first wedding anniversary, staff acknowledged our anniversary when we arrived and our server also congratulated us. Ambiance was beautiful, lots of fine details and chandeliers in this historic buildings. The food was incredible, they were very accommodating to our dietary restrictions (vegetarians) and even brought some small treats before and after our meal. Such a gem in downtown Des Moines, highly encouraged for a wonderful date night.
  32. TB

    TresaB

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the wait staff to the delicious food our evening was wonderful! This hotel and restaurant makes you feel like you are in a bigger city! So well done with a big city atmosphere, yet intimate and quaint. This is our second time to dine here and it did not disappoint!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. Will definitely eat there again soon. My only criticism is the acoustics of the venue are poor, resulting in it became rather difficult for us to hear each other during our casual conversation over dinner.
  34. TS

    TSW12

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress recognized the people we were with because they had been in before, that always impresses me. The waitress, Alyssa or Alicia, was so personable and gave us great recommendations. We will be back!
  35. F

    Foodalicious

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful setting, great service, and the food was outstanding. Had the grilled Octopus, Black Cod and Black Angus Filet. Wonderful experience!
  36. MC

    MariaC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! The best food in Downtown Des Moines with the best service!
  37. MB

    MarciaB

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful time at dinner…they accommodated us for our group size along with having to bring some of our kids! Everything was lovely and delicious!
  38. F

    Frank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fantastic! This was our first time visiting, but we'll be back for sure.
  39. AS

    AlixS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious!!! Highly recommend; if you want an amazing dinner, check out this newly renovated hotel and restaurant. Excellent!!!
  40. CH

    CindyH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a real treat. Not only was the food great, the service was even better. What an incredible addition to the Des Moines dining scene.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Proudfoot & Bird is rated 4.8 stars by 368 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 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Proudfoot & Bird

1000 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3400

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a parking garage connected to the hotel and street side parking nearby.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Richards

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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