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About Django Restaurant
ALL FRENCH – NO ATTITUDE
Django is a comfortable, brasserie-style restaurant offering everything you love about French cuisine without the attitude. The restaurant features classic French dishes such as Steak Frites and Duck Cassoulet, as well as fresh salads and juicy hamburgers made with house-ground beef. At the heart of Django is the interactive chef station. Located in the center of the restaurant, this large bar offers patrons a place to order jet-fresh seafood such as oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, and seafood plateaus, alongside cheese plates, cured meats, artisan bread and house-made desserts.
Des Moines, IA 50309
French, French American, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Between Walnut & Mulberry
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is available throughout the area as well as public lot parking. The Davis-Brown Tower, located on 10th St. directly across the street from the restaurant, as well as the Allied-Nationwide parking facility, located directly behind the restaurant, offer parking to the public for free on evenings and weekends.
Private Party Facilities:
Djust say Django for your next corporate or social gathering. Sit back, relax and let the experienced restaurant professionals take care of all the details! The restaurant offers a number of private and semi-private spaces perfect for every type of event. Private banquet rooms are available for groups with up to 60 seated guests. Contact a manager for more details.
Private Party Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org: (515) 288-0268
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Django Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I've enjoyed many lovely meals here over the years, but this week with my daughter visiting from far away, we realized the reports we had from Lusaka, that quality was way down, were true. We chose to ignore the warnings based on our many good meals here. The onion soup itself was gloppy. The beef on my daughter's salad was dry and gray, must have been cooked hours if not days before. My steak frites, a cheap and nasty piece of beef that looked more slow cooked than done as any French style steak should be. The sauces that used to be fine, and authentic, were worse than any made with, say, a powdered package such as Knorrs. Not even a speech of tarragon in the Bernaise. The Bordelaise, gloppy too and no discernible flavor nor aroma of a red wine reduction. The fries, soggy. The salad grossly over dressed.
. The server a nice woman and she'll verify i tipped her 20%.
. I know a bartender there personally, very sharp woman. And the man preparing a charcuterie plate i think is same experienced man. But, oof, the dinners were TERRIBLE food!!!
Service was good, however not as good as in the past. Food was OK, better in the past. The Bearnaise sauce was very bland and almost like a watered down queso sauce. Sauce has been better in the past. Homemade biscuits and gravy were good, however the biscuits this time were dry and chewy.
We shared the dinner beet salad, which was excellent. We came for the Seafood platter that we enjoy each time we visit. The latte and coffee was better than expected. The chocolate pots de creme were large and of a high quality chocolate. We had excellent, attentive, friendly service.
Enjoyed the time there. Appetizers were good. Food temp of one of the two entree's was unacceptably cool. Sent back but it was really too cool to effectively reheat. Could have done much better. Should have remade the scallop dinner to insure quality. That did not happen, so disappointing from that standpoint. Service was good.
Service was fantastic, food was delicious. Drinks were good. Took my 13 and 11yo out for dinner and they really enjoyed trying new things. Duck Frites were good, but the sauces they were served with were amazing. Steak Mediallons with lobster butter was melt-in-your-mouth delicous. Mashed potatoes were luke warm, but still good. Highly recommend brunch and dinner here.
This was my first visit to Django Restaurant. Several family members and friends recommended this place for the outstanding food. I was not disappointed. My wife and
I celebrated our anniversary here. We both ordered the Beef Boujoulais, and it was fantastic.
The hot bread served before the entree was also outstanding!! We were seated immediately upon arrival (had a reservation) and the service was great. Our waitress was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. The whole evening was very nice. There is ample street parking and a parking ramp near the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Django, and may well visit here again sometime soon.
Tuesday nite for our first Django Experience. Drinks and appetizers were all good. Only issue was a small june bug decided to crawl on my wifes leg but once we disposed of him we really enjoyed our food. Onion rings, brussel spouts, New York Strip and Beef Bourganise (sp?) - all very good. Enjoyed our experience overall and will be back.
Overall I rate Django a 4. The poutine was phenomenal and husband thoroughly enjoyed his pork chop dish. The coq a vin was pretty good but I have had better.
My main complaint is the ambiance. The booth seating was awkwardly close to the diners on either side of us. The noise level resembled a sports bar rather than fine dining. Husband and I were hoping to enjoy a quite date night but it was difficult to hear each other speak without shouting. Our waiter was quick and professional but not especially engaging or friendly.
Our server was very knowledgeable for a younger couple that doesn't know much about wine she recommended the perfect wine for us. Food was AMAZING. Was expensive but we knew that going in. Was a little on the loud side, but we could still converse without a problem. Was our first official date and I am already ready to go back. Fantastic!
The food was delicious!! However, it was so loud and hot inside, our party of 4 could barely hear each other and we were fanning ourselves throughout the wait. It took over an hour to get our main course, which was disappointing. We had to remind our server several times to get items previously requested.
I've eaten at Django three times and have loved it every time! The service is always outstanding, and their menu has a wide variety of choices. If you want something more affordable, there are salads and burgers. If you're looking for a more memorable meal, the medallions are amazing!
Excellent service. Our server was very attentive. Food is creative, and delicious. They need some attention to the overall appearance of the restaurant. The floor had a number of areas where tiles were missing and it looked very tacky, especially for the higher end ambiance they are trying to create. Overall we had a wonderful time.
The place looks inviting and trendy as I expected for an upscale French restaurant (at least upscale for the Des Moines area). We were seated immediately. Menu selection is great.
As an appetizer we shared the Mussels Diablo. The size of the mussels was disappointing and they were overcooked. As a main we had seared scallops with a lobster puree and a bouillabaisse. We had to return the scallops as they were too salty. The lobster puree was great. The bouillabaisse was blend and did not have a lot of flavor. Again it was all overcooked especially the shrimp and the mussels this time were not fresh. Not sure how old the mussels were they served us but I did not finish them as I was afraid of getting sick from them. As a dessert we ordered a creme brulee and this time they added too much sugar on top of it which created a very thick layer of burnt sugar. I was still chewing on pieces of sugar that got stuck between my teeth 10 minutes after we left the restaurant. The sugar should normally melt in your mouth.
Bottom line is that for the prices they charge at this restaurant I was very disappointed with the quality of the food and how it was prepared. This restaurant has so much potential but they missed the mark. I don't think I will be going back.
It was our anniversary and first night out since having our first child and had a baby sitter. Had reservations at 6:30 and were seated. We ordered oysters and a cheese platter that didn't come out until 7:45. Our waitress kept apologizing and a manager didn't even come by. After that our entree didn't come out until about 8:30 and we were done by 9:15. We love the place, but our anniversary ended up costing us more in the long run with having to call the baby sitter to stay longer. Wish a manger would of came by at least to let us know why or to make things right.
The menu was exceptional, with a diversity of items across several genres, in several price ranges, with plenty of creativity and uniqueness. The food was fresh, tasty, and quality. My biggest complaint, however, was that the dining atmosphere was loud and crowded. It rendered conversation difficult, and my date and I left early to find somewhere more suitable to spend the evening. The food made it worth trying out; the atmosphere will prevent me from returning.
The service for dinner was excellent; attentive and just the right amount of check back for our special occasion (34th anniversary). We had a split entree and it was presented very nicely. We have rarely had any qualms with your dinner service, the servers are all very good and our requests for a window table are always accommodated. Thank you.
The one and only problem was that service was very slow, though the restaurant was not full, and a couple of mistakes were made. It's possible they just need to hire more wait staff. Other than that, the meal was absolutey exceptional. Though the prices were on the higher end for some entrees, the portions were proportional, unlike other fine dining places in town. The brussels sprouts appetizer was outstanding, as was the ahi tuna sandwich and the mushroom crepe. The bread was handmade, fresh and hot.
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