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

Proudfoot & Bird

4.8
4.8
622 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 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    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

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 12, 2024 only
    Indulge Mom with love & flavor this Mother's Day with Brunch at Proudfoot and Bird, located in the Historic Hotel Fort Des Moines Treat Mom like the queen she is with a delightful dining experience at Proudfoot and Bird. Our specially crafted Mother's Day features will showcase mouthwatering dishes bursting with seasonal flavors made with love. We have the perfect ambiance and cuisine to make her day truly memorable. Reserve your table now and show Mom just how much she means to you. Cheers to all the incredible moms out there! Proudfoot & Bird - Where Every Meal is a Celebration!"

What 622 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Best Overall

  • Iowa

    Best Food

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Best Ambiance

  • Iowa

    Good for business meals

  • Iowa

    Innovative

  • Iowa

    Great for fine wines

  • Iowa

    Romantic

  • Iowa

    Good for special occasions

  • 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

    Great for fine wines

  • Des Moines

    Romantic

  • Des Moines

    Good for special occasions

622 Reviews
  1. JoelP

    Des Moines

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu on OpenTable was not up to date. Little disappointed as we were looking forward to the bone marrow. Both of us got the Steak Ftites - One filet was noticeably smaller than the other. At the cost of the entree that was very disappointing. Food was delicious.

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  2. LoganW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food I have ever had. The service was great, I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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  3. Foodie

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, impressive diversity of options, creative mix of ingredients, starters/main/side/deserts were all awesome.

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  4. Shoegirl

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were excited to order all the things we saw recently posted to social media only to find that they had a new menu and nothing was on this new menu. :( They had not updated their social media.

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  5. ShannonC

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Proudfoot and Bird goes above and beyond with their meals! Home-made cheese, yes please! Kudos to the amazing chef! The ambiance is very pleasant and the servers are outstanding! You just can’t go wrong having a special meal here!

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  6. IreneM

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely Easter dinner. The food is good. Really elegant. A nice place to dine.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way!! Can't wait to return!!!!!

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  8. JackB

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Des Moines. Highly recommended.

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  9. Movingon

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and server was great!!!! Will definitely return!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Ambience is a plus and love the history of this location.

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  11. KenC

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a family dinner for my wife's 60th birthday. The staff was attentive, our table was ready and the food and drinks were spaced nicely so we could enjoy conversation along with a delicious meal. Service staff were exceptional.

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  12. ShannonC

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Proudfoot and Bird never disappoints! The food tonight was outstanding! Even my son loved the charred carrots as an appetizer. Our server, Eric, was so much fun while also very professional. We keep coming back and will continue to do so!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing. The food was awesome. It was a great experience.

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  14. LivB

    Fargo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we’ve been to Proudfoot & Bird, we’ve received excellent service and enjoyed fabulous food. Kudos to two of the very best members of the waitstaff, Alyssa and Brad. Thank you for making our last two visits so memorable. We’ll be back!

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  15. BritneyM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! Great for a special occasion or date night. Great for someone with a taste for luxury cuisine or a refined palette. Wonderful for a birthday dinner! So glad Des Moines has this spot!

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  16. becca

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we’ve collectively had in Des Moines in a long time!!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining experience and staff are extremely exceptional at making a memorable dining experience with knowledge to pair.

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  18. Markus

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the feeling of this place – like a comfortable dining with friends with marble tables and 5 piece silver cutlery table setting. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The salad special, oysters and filet were amazing. Our service by Brad was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! One of my faves and tonight was perfect!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an overall wonderful experience for dinner. The atmosphere is very nice, un-Des Moines Like. Our server Liz was outstanding in every sense. She was friendly, yet very professional and it provided truly exemplary service, which seems to be the exception anymore when dining out. The food was all perfect, temperature perfect and steaks all cooked to perfect medium rare. Will certainly be back again to see you. While the food was great, Liz truly made an overall very pleasant evening, thank you Liz!

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  21. Karla

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were amazing!! Highly recommend.

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  22. nmmy

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I've ever eaten combined with the best potatoes I've ever eaten.

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  23. ShelbyS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve been too!! We will definitely be back

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  24. MelindaK

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Proudfoot and Bird is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever dined in. The whole aesthetic of the restaurant and hotel is fabulous. The food is incredible also and impeccable service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Filet was seasoned well and very tender. Only downside was the place smelled of smoke. From when we walked in through the hotel you could smell it starting there. Will still go again for a great meal.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food would have received 5 stars except the green beans in the white fish dish were so hard they were basically inedible . Unfortunately, both my wife and I had the white fish. We will certainly go back and everything else was 5 star quality.

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  27. Mytime

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent and we will definitely be going back for more!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were greeting with attentive, courteous smiles. Our server, Eric, honestly MADE our night. He greeted us with a wonderful history of the building, the reason for the name(s) of Proudfoot & Bird, and the lovely back story of the multi-million dollar renovations. While I missed Django being in that space, P&B has done an amazing job bringing back the luster and romance of the original ceilings, walls and woodwork. Our meal was presented in such a way that we shared with Eric what we liked on the menu and he directed us to the wood-roasted oysters with a smoked jalapeno butter (we nearly skipped these based on our other wants from the menu), but they were divine--slight brine with smoky butter. SO GOOD! Then we knew we wanted the pork belly burnt ends and they didn't disappoint with the trio of pickled veg and some out of this world cheddar, flaky biscuits. We could have stopped there, but NO! We had to order dinner which consisted of the Duck a la Mandarin and I had the pork ribeye. Both were delectable with interesting characteristics like the bok choy with the duck and the heirloom grits--perfect pairings indeed. We also ordered the charred heirloom carrots on a bed of puree that reminded me of sweet potato it was so soft and creamy with a hint of salt to bring out the flavors. En fin, we ordered the flourless chocolate torte. While this seems like a typical dessert on most menus, P&B knocked it out of the park with the strawberry coulee and the dense, dark chocolate torte with perfectly orbed dollops of sweet cream. We will definitely return to this place time and again, but only if we have Eric as our waiter. He stole the show. Thanks to the entire for a amazing post-Valentine dinner with my darling husband. Keep up the wonderful culinary service you're all doing!

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  29. MariahW

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 4 and did the prix fixe southern France tasting menu, each trying just about all the offerings. My goodness, the cauliflower bisque with the salmon and caviar was the crème de la creme of the night. We all agreed it was amazing. The steak was an interesting cut of meat but had the best crust and seasoning I’ve had in a long time served with the best seasoned frites. the Mulberry sour drink was the hit of night and the desert, my goodness, chocolate explosion in the best way, the dark chocolate strawberries and the steaming fresh out of the oven chocolate cake with lemon sauce made our tastebuds explode. tremendous service and impeccable atmosphere, decor and aesthetic. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend, well worth the money and time for a nice dinner or evening out.

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  30. Justin

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GRETCHEN IS DA QUEEN. Knowledgable, attentive, and fun. What more could you ask for?

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  31. Bruce

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a rare day when the service so completely compliments a phenomenal meal. That happened last night - Thx to all - Eric, sir, you are the real deal!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food we have eaten in the Des Moines area to date! The Valentine’s Day menu was excellent. Highly recommend to check it out.

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  33. TravisB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time trying the restaurant, and we were not disappointed! When we got there they checked us in and tried to seat us within 10 minutes of the valentine dinner rush! We felt welcomed right when we walked in the door and that continued throughout the whole meal! The food was fantastic! I had gotten the main lobster and it was DEVINE! We also had gotten the warm ricotta which had also been fantastic and worth the price. At the end of the meal we were given two little desserts as a thank you since we did not have any dessert due to the main meal filling us right up! Our server was amazing and friendly, the food was delicious, the noise was to be expected for a special day, and the environment was so welcoming! Highly recommend Proudfoot & Bird. We will definitely be coming back!

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  34. DMT2024

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service - especially the server Cara and the hostess. The oysters, wedge salad, and French onion soup all delicious. Misses were feature fish was over cooked and cheddar biscuits were burnt on the outside and raw on the inside, pimento cheese was a miss, and the green beans were underwhelming. Great cocktails and atmosphere - thank you for having a NA beer, as well.

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  35. SB2017

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful place in which to dine and our server was nice, but not quite as attentive, as we had to ask for water refills. The harvest salad was large and generous, but too heavy on the dressing. It could have been a meal by itself!! The French onion soup was delicious, but not large. The duck entree was also delicious, with spicy and intricate flavors. The white fish entree was good as a whole, but the fingerling potatoes were barely cooked and not edible. The server said the chef does not want them to lose their shape, so he/she does not overcook them. The white fish sauce was outstanding. I would not recommend ordering a side of vegetables or potatoes as they are included in some form in each entree. We wish we would not have ordered the asparagus, even though they were VERY good with wonderful grilled flavor. We would return again but stay away from extra sides and any entrees with potatoes.

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  36. Docguy

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was absolutely outstanding. Food excellent as usual. We love dining here.

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  37. User348919

    Des Moines

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Smothering a 20oz bone in ribeye in sauce & bleu cheese should be illegal.

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  38. JoeB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was amazing. Food, service, atmosphere, and special attention paid to us on our anniversary was all wonderful.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alyssa was amazing! She made my girlfriend’s birthday perfect. Food was incredible too. 10/10

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  40. DavidE

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great besides the waitress breaking a wine glass on our table. Service great, presentation, etc. She also brought appetizer samplers to our table which were awesome.

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FAQs

Proudfoot & Bird is rated 4.8 stars by 622 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 13 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
    Bar Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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