Proudfoot & Bird

4.7
99 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Reservations only at this time. 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. One semi-private dining, seating eight available.

Comprised of handmade pastas, humanely raised poultry, waterfowl, prime cuts of beef, sustainably caught seafood, and locally sourced produce, Proudfoot & Bird’s menu consists of world-class fare. Timeless cocktails, local/regional beer selections, and a carefully curated list of award-winning wines have been chosen to pair perfectly with our culinary vision.

Only Reservations at this time.

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

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2022

We have decided to keep our a la carte menu for St. Valentine's Day. Many of you haven't tried us yet, so in the spirit of falling in love (with us) and seeing us for who we are at the core (hence the menu), we have made this decision with you in mind. We will have some great Sommelier's Selections!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a really great experience.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful place for ambience. Good was good. Service needs some improvement

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve had in a LONG time!!! Drinks aren’t amazing, but the food is to die for. Pretty pricey, but great for a special occasion! MUST get the warm ricotta.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded 3 days ago

AMAZING!!!! Thank you. We really appreciate the kind words.

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vipSueF
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Gretchen was our server. So professional and kind. You must come here. What a great place. Beautiful. Relaxing. We loved it.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded 5 days ago

AMAZING. Thank you so much for your kind words. We will be sure to let Gretchen know!

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CraigP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautifully renovated space. Upscale from the top down; staff, food and tableware.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words!

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AllanS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were extremely nice and courteous. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was very well prepared and presented, and quite delicious.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded 6 days ago

We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you so much!

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ERS516
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing addition to the Des Moines restaurant scene! This place is truly special. The intention of the surroundings, the care in selecting and preparing exceptional ingredients, and the top notch staff create an exceptional chemistry and memorable experience. We will definitely visit again soon.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded 6 days ago

We can't tell you how much your words mean to us. We appreciate you!

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MelissaQ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the remodel! It's beautiful in there. We were in for lunch. Not busy just a few tables. Only 1 server that day but she was awesome! Very personable and very attentive without interrupting. We shared the warm ricotta. Oh my god it was so good! The bread is amazing. Wish I had some now since i'm thinking of it. Then shared the chicken BLT with truffle fries. Open faced sandwich which I wasn't expecting, but very good. On that amazing bread also. I would definitely recommend it. Looking forward to trying dinner sometime.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, for your kind words. We look forward in hosting you again!

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Jorgy
Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great! Wine list was really expensive. Only negative, eliminate roasted Brussels Sprouts. The smell hangs in the air and to be honest, that smell stinks!!! I’m not kidding!!

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for joining us! We appreciate it!

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DaleV
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is become one of my top two or three restaurants in Des Moines.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 19, 2022

AMAZING! Thank you!

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JoyceN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The environment and server were excellent. We had lunch and the menu was not very inspiring but the dinner menu looked more so. We will be back to try dinner. Very favorable impression!

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 16, 2022

Thank you very much for joining us. Happy 2022!

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John
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! Friendly professional service. Beautiful atmosphere.
Highly recommend the lunch menu for a lower priced meal. The brussel
sprouts are awesome!

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 14, 2022

Thank you for joining us!

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vipKatieW
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and best meal we’ve ever had in Des Moines. We can’t wait to go back!

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 14, 2022

We appreciate you more than we can say. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to hosting you again.

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vipSammyF
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable staff and excellent food.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so much!

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Lela
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went there for the New Year eve experience dinner. We were there at 8pm and one of the main things I was looking forward to were the oysters that were on the experience menu, however they already ran out of them. That was quite disappointing. I would have expected that nice of a restaurant to have planned better considering it was an evoetiemce dinner and everyone had reservations.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for dining with us on NYE. We apologize we didn't have enough oysters for everyone. As you know, supply chain issues are effecting everyone and everything. We are glad you had a good time and look forward to hosting you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The food was delicious. It was a special New Years Eve dinner menu so I haven’t viewed the full menu but our selections were wonderful in flavor and presentation. Our wait staff was informative and pleasant. The experience felt a bit rushed. There were many empty tables so we were not holding up a table for another reservation. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any special occasion and we will return, but will encourage a more relaxed pace of service so we can savor the experience.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the feedback! We will discuss in our daily team meeting. We appreciate you and look forward to hosting you soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve 2021

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for dining with us and the feedback!

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vipTinaT
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I never give bad reviews but the value did not meet our expectations on this dinner. First let me say our waitress Lisa was outstanding! She was pleasant and professional. Our reservation was 6:45 they were already out of 1 entree which left only 2 entrees to pick from. Soup arrived, it was delicious but was room temp. Our main entree came it was also room temp, Not many people in the restaurant due to weather. This was our third time to the restaurant and we expected a fabulous meal as we had received the other times we were there. For the price we didn’t get what we expected.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for dining with us on NYE. We apologize we didn't have enough of the oyster appetizer for everyone. As you know, supply chain issues are effecting everyone and everything. We are glad you had a good time and look forward to hosting you again!

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the New Year with our daughter at Proudfoot and Bird was wonderful. The staff was kind, engaging and attentive to our needs.
The food was fabulous and we tried everything the preset New Years Eve Menu was offering by each of us ordering something different and sharing.
My personal favorite with the Beef Tenderloin, the Pecan Crusted salad, and the Toffee dessert...that was incredible!!
The atmosphere was lovely, classy, quiet and elegant! We could visit and hear one another and yet not hear the people around us.
I would highly recommend to others for a special place to celebrate those wonderful occasions in life!

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on January 3, 2022

AMAZING! Thank you very much.

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DennisW
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday outing with my family. Outstanding service and food. Bravo…..😎

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you so much!

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Davey
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I wrote a very long review of this place in a word processing document and did not realize that there is a 2000 character limitation. Please note the experience was so GOOD that I felt compelled to write down my feelings.

In summary:

Food is great. Ambiance is great. Staff is great and the service is superb. The staff works as a team in ways I have only seen in very expensive restaurants. Not sure if that has to do with the Hilton affiliation, but it works! I could have been in NYC for all I knew.

What else… the open concept kitchen is awesome - you get a dinner and a show. Get desert and apps for sure.

Don’t balk at the price. The quality of food is there, the service is there for sure, the space is beautiful.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 29, 2021

We read this as a team, and we want to thank you for taking the time to let the world know your thoughts. It truly means so much when we can make a guest feel this way. It is our privilege being a part of your special memory. Happy holidays from our family to yours.

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GGillette
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice edition to Des Moines.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you!

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Sriley
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a true dining experience. Perfect for date night. From the unexpected amuse bouche all the way through dessert the food was fantastic. Service was above and beyond. It is on the upper end of pricing so do consider that when booking. I would definitely like to try lunch here as well, since we have only been for dinner. We are excited to go back again when time allows. Definitely recommend!

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate the kind words! We look forward to serving you again.

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Sandysings60
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas small family dinner. It was a special evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Christmas dinner

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We really do appreciate it. We value our guests and strive to treat each one as a member of our extended family. If you would like to discuss further, please contact me at 4702408660. Happy Holidays.

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Lumpy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new Christmas tradition!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have dined with Proudfoot and Bird on several occasions and it has quickly become our favorite among many wonderful restaurants in downtown Des Moines.

The design and ambiance are lovely. The food presentation and quality are consistently superb.

The roasted chicken and fire roasted bourbon butter oysters are out of this world.

If you are looking for relaxing but memorable meal in downtown DM Proudfoot is a must try.

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vipDebML
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much thought, planning and attention to detail given here. We so enjoyed and embraced the opportunity to spend our first Christmas dining experience outside of our home. Great variety on the menu, knowledgeable team to help with our questions and delicious cuisine as described! Thank you to the entire team at Proudfoot & Bird for opening your dining room to community on this Christmas Day 2021!

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CatherineT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food . Beautiful restaurant

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nancyP
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Dining experience at this newly opened restaurant. The food was delicious and the service excellent.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 25, 2021

Thank you very much! Happy Holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite! Delicious meal and Laura gave us great service.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 25, 2021

BLUSHING! Thank you and happy holidays!

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AliviaD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good. Oysters were absolutely delicious. Love the decor/style/ambiance.

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vipGigi
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food and the service was excellent except for the bartender who was a bit rude.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 23, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We really do appreciate it. I want to apologize for the interaction with the bartender. We value our guests and strive to treat each one as a member of our extended family. If you would like to discuss further, please contact me at 4702408660. Happy Holidays.

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JAlan
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's a beautiful locale, waitstaff did a fantastic job, being friendly and everything I expected from a restaurant of this caliber. Food was amazing! Almost too rich to eat!

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 21, 2021

Thank you, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Nicole
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The server provided recommendations that were perfect!

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 19, 2021

Thank you and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and wonderful atmosphere. Very upscale but approachable restaurant. Excited to visit again soon.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 18, 2021

It was our pleasure! Happy Holidays!

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vipDouglasA
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Black Cod is melt in your mouth delicious!! Shishito peppers very good. Roasted Brussels sprouts are super crispy, light and so flavorful. Toffee sticky pudding a winner.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you very much for joining us!

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EL29
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food and upscale dining experience. Generous portion sizes and everything was prepared perfectly.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you!

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ConnieM
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, a perfect evening! Great, unique food, wonderful service, and a beautiful interior. A real class addition to the DM dining scene.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was amazing ! Had to ask for our waiter and wait on him several times . The restaurant was not busy on Thursday. Would have ordered more drinks . Definitely will try it again . It’s a grate addition to the Des Moines restaurant scene.

Proudfoot & Bird
Responded on December 14, 2021

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We would love to hear more about you time with us, so we can dial in on the issue. Please feel free to reach out to me at 470.240.8660

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Proudfoot & Bird is rated 4.7 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.