Vino209 Wine Bar and Bistro

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$30 and under
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European
We offer a limited number of reservations on Open Table. If you do not see any online availability, please call the restaurant at 515-255-1209 directly to see if we can accommodate your reservation. For groups over 6 or private parties please contact us at 515-255-1209 for a reservation.

We’re known for our sophisticated, yet cozy atmosphere, exceptional wine selection, talented culinary team, craft beers, coffee and desserts for lunch, dinner or anytime in between.


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4.7
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vipDanH
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to for a great date night, and fine bottle of wine. Dining is a must with each meal being light, fresh and delicious. Best part in the staff. That goes for the front of the house as well as the kitchen. Make sure you give Vino209 a shot.

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JB36
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location. They are taking COVID-19 seriously with all employees masked and patio dining available. For some reason people were eating inside (2 tables) when the patio was just us.

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LKDS
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointed with the charcuterie board... nothing special with little presentation and meats appeared to be more align with pre-packaged meats. Had a solid wine. Service was friendly and had a nice conversation with our server.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff all had masks on and was cleaning continuously. It wasn’t busy when we got there at 4:30, but people started coming in around 7. Great food, wine and staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! The wine was amazing. Boutique Cab from California, delicious. We felt welcomed and they took precautions to help with social distancing. Love the exposed brick in the dining area. Great place to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to visit Vino! Had a wonderful date night!!

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vipWebsterS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful, quiet lunch with top notch cuisine

Vino209 Wine Bar and Bistro
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and loved the quiet ambience. We enjoyed the Italiano sandwich and beef tostadas, both fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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vipbbenscho
Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome spot -- short staff the night we were there. But she was wonderful and tried to make things right. Great small plates.

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BarbS
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not very busy so my friends and I were able to catch up and enjoyed a long lunch with wine.

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vipRobynW
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cozie place. Fills up fast. Food is great.
For a wine bar, I expected more wine.. and a decanter.
Will visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place, the food was delicious. Waygu sliders is delicious. The service was great and prices was reasonable.

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VisitingConference
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the small cheese plate, a Classico flatbread pizza and a terrific bottle of Vermentino! Just loved everything! We ended the meal by sharing a piece of white chocolate blueberry cheesecake! YUM!

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FrankV
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, relaxing, casual vibe. Want to return when the glass doors are open.

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DarcyH
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely little cafe with excellent food, a good selection of wines, and upscale, contemporary architecture. Parking is on the street and very easy.

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charlesn
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to drink wine and enjoy delicious appetizers.

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Lunch
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! Love this restaurant in the heart of Valley Junction.

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KimberluB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a nice night. Pricey for Valley Junction. Atmosphere is lovely and service was great. Popcorn is the best ever.

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vipKatherineH
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Vino209 is a hidden gem in the Historic Valley Junction area. The food and service is always delightful and is a great place to meet up with friends for a glass of wine or for a wine tasting. Highly recommend the Summer Stack for dessert!

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DelaneyL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ample wine samples. Super delicious selection of cheeses and charcuterie. Absolutely love when the doors are open. Feel like I’m in Paris at a great local bistro.

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jomariet
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was great! The chef brought the appetizer which was a great flair. The wine selection is extensive. Owner Kelly Sharp was friendly and inviting she has a fantastic rapport with guests. A Valley Junction must try!

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DarlaS
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some dude was on his speaker phone when there were only 3-4 tables of people. I felt that was rude. I could not even hear the music. Other than that, everything was great.

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AndyG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place- wish they would have some music playing in the background, service is superb.

Vino209 Wine Bar and Bistro
Responded on April 12, 2019

Thank you for visiting Vino209. I'm sorry the music was not playing, typically we have light jazz or some other easy listening music. We do have live music on Tuesdays from 6-8. Hope you will stop by again.

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Angie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I wish there was a "maybe" on the question of whether I'd recommend Vino209 to a friend or not. The wine selection was good - if you want to spend a lot of money. There aren't lower-price options for a glass of wine, and paying $24-$36 for two average-size pours of wine isn't something we're interested in on a regular basis. Also, I think there was only one option for Chardonnay. The food was overpriced for what you got, but our salads were good and of high quality. We also ordered a cheese plate to share, and it was not at all what we expected - a few water crackers, a small pile of white cheddar chunks, and a tiny bowl of grapes for $9. The atmosphere is fun and vibrant, and the open doors to the street are a nice touch. I really want to support local dining options, so I wish they'd offer more budget friendly wines and offer larger portions of food for the cost.

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ShellyR
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is an incredible value! Love that the menu changes seasonally and that Chef comes out and mingles with guests. Excellent wine selection. Highly recommend.

Vino209 Wine Bar and Bistro
Responded on April 12, 2019

Thanks for the nice feedback - can't want to serve you again!

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MattFisher
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Very impressed! Food & wine was excellent. Only suggestion is add music to defer the loudness of the patrons & perhaps dim the lighting a touch.

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vipHawkstl
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable, well kept place. Food and wine was great tasting
I found this restaurant on open table but the restaurant is not able to register / sign in for points

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem. Love the wine selection. Great service. Great food. Will be back!

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RobinT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been several times and plan to go back. Enjoy it immensely every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience at Vino 209! Great variety on the menu, food looked appetizing! Friendly staff!

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Lunch
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Quick lunch with a friend. Salad was fresh and just the right size. Friendly service.

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LisaB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quaint spot, great for a girls night out or a date! This was a first visit for several in our group, and it was very enjoyable. Four of us arrived at 6:15 on a Wednesday night ... place was lively and almost full. Thanks to our Open Table reservation, we were seated promptly at a table towards the back ... which was perfect for us. All the menu items we tried were very good (hummus, salads, soups, sandwiches, cheese boards ... and of course the wine)! We've all add Vino209 to our "places to go in West Des Moines" list!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The night started off on the wrong foot. They didn’t have our reservation, and we were told they don’t always get them from open table because the text is sent to the owner who doesn’t always remember to put it down. We told the server we based our choice to dine there on the happy hour available on Saturday night, and the menu listed on open table as well. Neither of which are correct. The prices are much higher once you get there. She left the table to tell the manager and then came back to take our order with no further mention of this. We were never approached by the manager regarding the different menu or our lost reservation which was disappointing. The portions for the pricing were small...we had a meat & cheese board ($28), bruschetta, buratta, as well as baked Brie and 2 bottles of wine. We ended up going next door for pizza afterwards. We were all excited to try a new girls night place but unfortunately it felt like a

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KelseyP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my friend and I and we loved it! Both commented that we would revisit and bring friends! Food was great and had some fun and unique touches! Happy to return!

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TracyM
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience5

1/2 sandwich and 1/2 salad were very small (5 bites).

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vipShellyT
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong choosing this eatery. Perfect portions, perfect value, perfect service, delightful ambience. Highly recommend! 🍷

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vipPhillyPhoodie
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little known gem in the heart of the Valley Junction shopping district. Adorable, rustic ambiance. Great service. Salads, sandwiches and soups all solid. The wines are not served at proper temperature (reds should be below 60°F) but it’s an interesting wine list. Some good craft beers to choose from as well. We will definitely return!

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RodS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed meeting another couple at Vino209... the food was very good, and the wine was reasonably priced. The service was very good as well.
For a wine bar/restaurant, the evening lights need to be dimmed... it would make the entire experience far more comfortable and cozy. Not many people enjoy drinking wine in a brightly lit room, especially if it's a date night. :)

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CarmaR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted warmly and had a terrific waitress. It was Restaurant week so we did that, but i think the true style of the cafe is more like a wine house woth really good shareable small plates. The chefis getting ready to have a new menu out for September. And the wines (and staff's knowledge of wines) is fantastic.
We came as a special occasion - our anniversary - but pretty sure we will come back often to enjoy some good wine.

FAQs

Vino209 Wine Bar and Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 255-1209.

Vino209 Wine Bar and Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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