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

Proudfoot & Bird

4.9
4.9
405 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–2:00 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

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What 405 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Iowa

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Best Ambiance

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Innovative

  • Iowa

    Great for fine wines

  • Iowa

    Romantic

  • Iowa

    Good for special occasions

  • Iowa

    Most Booked

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Food

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Ambiance

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Good for business meals

  • Des Moines

    Innovative

  • Des Moines

    Good for groups

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

  • Des Moines

    Romantic

  • Des Moines

    Good for special occasions

  • Des Moines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration!
  2. TC

    TysonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic!!! Thank you
  3. JH

    JerryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the place was amazing from the food to the service. Brad was an awesome waiter, helpful to the entire group and very knowledgeable.

    Proudfoot & BirdResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you Jerry For taking the time to write this review! We're very happy to have served you!

  4. PH

    PadraigH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gretchen was our superb server and the food while I thought for Des Moines was pricey was superb
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem! Definitely an elevated dining experience.
  6. CG

    CharlesG

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you need to really treat yourself go to Proudfoot and Bird. Ambiance, food, service, and drinks are wonderful. It is a beautiful upbeat place but not loud. Can’t wait to go again! Johnny took care of us, genuinely made us feel welcome and it could not have been better.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food!
  8. TM

    TonyM

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Three of us went for dinner on a Friday night before a show. First of all our server Kara very attentive and personable. All of the food was very good with the exception of the Sea Bass which we felt lacked flavor. The Grazing Board was A LOT of charcuterie for $24. The French Onion Soup was good as well. The Cab Filet was exceptional!! The Sukna Salmon with coconut curry was also very good. We had the three desserts: Apple Gallete, Sticky Toffee Pudding (not as good as Gordon Ramsey's though still pretty good), and Flourless Chocolate Cake with raspberry sauce. Again, almost everything was very good. We look forward to returning.
  9. CH

    CaitlynH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Only reasoning for the 4 stars was because we made reservations for our 1st wedding anniversary, which also happened to be NYE. We made our reservations back in October, then 3-4 days before our reservation we got a call that there would be a set menu instead of their normal menu. We would’ve preferred to have the regular menu since that’s what our reservation was intended for, but we kept the reservation because of such short notice and we couldn’t have found another restaurant to accommodate. Otherwise, food was very good and service is always a 100/10.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    New Year’s Eve 120 per plate but the extreme costs is drinks our 240 dinner for two turned into 340 without even buying a bottle of wine which average 180+ and a minimal by the glass list due to price it’s not a place we will visit very often The service was great and food was excellent my wife and I will usually try two different items just taste lots of food. We are not vegetarians or vegan but the smoked beet entree as the protein replacement was fantastic. We have eaten at all the high end places in town and food was better than all along with great service. So kudos but the value is still too rich for our blood .
  11. HH

    HillaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely go back! We were so impressed and the food was fantastic.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was spot on and the food was amazing! Will be returning.
  13. A

    Asarp

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved the meal - great job!!
  14. m

    marialunders

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Proudfoot & Bird and it was truly one of the best meals we’ve ever had. From the complimentary salmon mousse/pickled turnip starter to the espresso martinis, it was a truly amazing experience. Our waitress, Gretchen, was knowledgeable and so friendly and her recommendations were spot on. We would recommend the French onion soup, wedge salad, wood oven chicken, black cod, brussel sprouts and especially the filet with bone marrow butter. This was a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays with family!! We will definitely be back!!!!
  15. JC

    JackC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The warm ricotta appetizer is delicious and the cod was the winner amongst the entrees. The service was impeccable.
  16. DO

    DineOutAlot

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu options are vast, ambiance is upscale and intimate, customer service is excellent, food is amazing!
  17. H

    Happy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect Christmas night dinner! The restaurant was beautiful, the service was amazing, the food was delicious! My father has a severe allergy and they were completely accommodating. Thank you for making our Christmas so lovely!
  18. MA

    MarciaA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a delicious Christmas Eve dinner. The entire experience met every expectation. 🎄
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has to be one of Des Moines best. We’ve had the pork chops and prime rib, both were excellent. I do also appreciate the chef rotates the menu, so it seems like there is always something new to try. Johnny, our waiter was excellent as well. Recommending a fantastic wine to go with our meal. Overall, excellent, just excellent!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny was our waiter & was excellent !
  21. VL

    VernonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The proud foot restaurant always have awesome food, the ambiance is always awesome and customer service is always awesome. I look forward to going there and definitely would recommend this gem to anyone..
  22. RG

    RyanG

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet professional serving staff. Never felt rushed, would definitely go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely place! It is just gorgeous and elegant. Our server, Marlena, was flawless. She was friendly, but not overly. The wood grilled oysters are a must. The smell of wood grill sure make a cold night cozy. We had the chicken, the pork and the steak. Everything was perfection. It is quite pricey but very special. Very classy, even a coat check. If you want to impress someone, this is the place!
  24. ID

    IowaDiner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service here was excellent!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent experience. The service was great and the sea bass was delicious!
  26. L

    Laurie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    I was disappointed as I had personally phoned Proudfoot to confirm our reservation and ask for a table instead of booth. The hostess called me back to confirm that indeed she could accommodate that request. When we arrived, we were taken to a booth and I explained that I had called and was assured that we could have a table. We had to wait 30min for a table. I feel like we should have been offered a drink while we waited or a complimentary appetizer for our trouble.
  27. RG

    RichardG

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proudfoot and Bird was an excellent choice. It was wonderful in every way and can make Des Moines proud. Or any city for that matter. We were made to feel comfortable from the moment we entered. Ambience, food, service top notch. Bill commensurate with fine dining.
  28. JM

    JamieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food. I loved the drink the bar created just for me and our waitress was very attentive.
  29. KH

    KathyH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bathroom and all of its exposed plumbing could use some work. Otherwise the experience was delightful. I was expecting the ultra small plate dinner and hunger afterwards but that was NOT the case whatsoever. We actually had leftovers and it tasted amazing the second day. Thank you for the wonderful birthday dinner and I will be back.
  30. LS

    LarryS

    Des Moines

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is an exceptional restaurant and possibly among the very best in Des Moines. The decor is top notch. The service is terrific. We did find it a bit pricy, but that's to be expected for fine dining such as this.
  31. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic, understanding and explaining the food selections. The food itself was good but nothing spectacular. It was perfect for celebrating our anniversary but for just getting a dinner for no special occasion makes this pretty pricey for food that is just above average
  32. JS

    JenniferS

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was amazing.
  33. CN

    ChristinaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, where do I even begin with this review. To say the least, Proudfoot and Bird is a Des Moines must! I highly recommend getting a reservation as far in advance so you are able to get in, this is not a restaurant you just walk into and decide to eat at, it is a destination. We were greeted & seated right away, and they take any coats so you can be seated in comfort. Our waitress was very prompt, knew the menu very well, and provided exceptional service. We ordered the Warm Ricotta for our first, which was so delicious, definitely a must. My boyfriend and I both got the Angus Filet on the potato puree with Brussels Sprouts for the table. I am not normally a fan of brussels sprouts, but I probably could have ate the entire bowl on my own, the honey-soy vinaigrette paired perfectly with the crisp vegetable. The atmosphere was perfect, nice ambient lighting, not to loud, timing of our meal was perfect, our steaks were cooked to perfection and cut like butter. If I could eat here every weekend I would 100% do so. Proudfoot & Bird will be a yearly staple for us.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, ambiance and food. Cocktails were delicious, but unusually small. We will definitely return.
  35. S

    Sue53

    Des Moines

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great salmon, pork chops, oysters, bass and beef. Service EXCELLENT!!
  36. RB

    RyanB

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    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.
  38. I

    Iowafoodie

    Des Moines

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    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.
  39. G

    Glen

    Naples

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    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!
  40. 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!

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 4.9 stars by 405 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 19 times today
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

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–2:00 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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