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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:
email@example.com: (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
The Sunday brunch menu is great, and the service is usually very good. A couple of special requests with our meal were missed or forgotten, which was unfortunate, because I think usually the servers and kitchen staff are really good about those sort of things. I definitely recommend the beignets, but they're better when the dipping sauce isn't missing. Nothing majorly wrong, though, so the experience was still really enjoyable, and the food was still delicious.
I always have an awesome time at Django, and all-day happy hour on Tuesdays is an amazing deal. It's such a great value, and a good excuse to try new wines or appetizers. It's also a great brunch spot, and the croque monsieur is the best sandwich. Also, definitely get the duck frites.
Last year, my fiancee and had our first date at Django. We had a great time. Naturally, when we got engaged on May 14 we chose to celebrate it by having a special dinner at Django. However, this time our experience was different. The service was poor. It took more than half hour to have our order of appetizers delivered. The restaurant did not seem quite busy to justify the long wait. Our waiter did not seem concerned to check with us to let us know what was happening. My meal (Grilled Salmon) was painfully too salty.
I have been to this location many times for special occasions or a night out with friends. The food has always been amazing! Our recent visit the food was not as tasty, more hastily made with less regard to the appearance and flavors. The presentation of the food was not as expected and the floors/seats not as clean as one would expect in this location. I will give them another try, but disappointed this past visit.
Everything was perfect from the service to the food and the noise level very tolerable. The wine list had wonderful French wines reasonably priced. The server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. I have no problem giving this experience the highest rating possible.
The service was extremely slow. I was dining alone and it seemed I didn't matter. The food was fair. My steak had no flavor and I had to cover it in salt and pepper. I wasn't even offered desert. My cocktail was good but was talked out of what I really wanted. I've eaten here before. It's hit and miss. This night was a miss. I won't be going back
We brought nine people in to celebrate a graduation of sorts. The table was waiting for us and was beautifully set. Our hostess and receptionist were both very friendly and helpful. When the food arrived, we all agreed it was wonderful. It was obvious that much care is taken to make it tasty and beautifully presented as well. We were happy with the reasonable cost, too, since we paid for the whole group! Keep up the great work and thank you for a great dining experience!
Up to the standard we've come to expect Great American adaptations on French standbys. It would be nice to have smaller portions and lower prices on the entrees. Would have loved to order the pork loin on special, but didn't want to spring for an excessive 12 oz portion
Within two minutes of sitting down, our server took great care in making sure we felt at home. She opened up the bottles of red wine we brought along, stuck our bottle of Chardonnay in the wine chiller and informed us about the best dishes at Django. From first course of bread and salted butter to the final bite of chocolate pot de creme..everyone felt full and happy. We walked off the wine at the nearby sculpture garden and talked about how wonderful our dinner was!
We had a group of five at a retirement dinner on a Wednesday evening. Restaurant management worked with us to find a sufficiently quiet place, where we could converse while dining. Service was very conscientious from the start. The meals were well prepared. I had the pork chops, which I thought were excellent. Everything was brought to the table timely. Good experience.
We were visiting from out of town, and chose this restaurant due to good reviews. The food and service were great. I had the sea scallops which were cooked perfectly. Everyone in our group loved their meal. The menu offers something for everyone. If you go on a weekend, I recommend making a reservation. . I did not care for the wine selections. We tried a handful of different wine, and they tasted like the bottle had been opened for a few days. I will bring my own wine next time.
The Staff at Django was great to work with from helping with our reservation, accommodating 20 including small children, serving champagne and wine we brought with no corking fee, very friendly server to great food, it made our graduation dinner very special, I will be back to sample more from the menu
Everything was great except the sound level. Probably the noisiest and loudest place I've ever eaten. Could not hear my wife across the table it was so loud. Need some "quiet" table areas. The noise level will prevent us from returning. It was almost painful.
Django is known for good food and always delivers! We went on a Tuesday night because it happy hour all night. Cheaper appetizers and cocktails/beer. Otherwise it is kind of a pricey place. Although definitely worth every penny. Only complaint is the loudness which can't really be controlled when it's always super busy! 5 star food!
I requested a table by the window and I received it. I couldn't be happier with our location and our service. The place was busy and all tables were occupied. Thank goodness for our reservations. The food was delicious and brought out very promptly. The bar was a little behind as expected, but we didn't mind since we had stuff to munch on. Thank you for making our special occasion memorable.
Food was wonderful. Service was spot on. (which is a major improvement on past experiences) The only downfall was that there were children continuously running around our table and screaming. A woman at the bar even looked at me and asked if they were our children. It would have made for a much more pleasant experience if someone would have told their parents to please keep them at their table. All in all, still one of my favorite places in Des Moines.
Usually Djangos gets the highest mark from me. First evening ever that it was substandard. Wine had to be sent back. Salad was more salad dressing. Coq au vin was burnt. Waited for over 10 minutes for coffee. No bread plates. Bread under baked. First disappointment at djangos ever. Took someone there telling her she would be in love with this place. Will return of course but hope this doesn't ever happen again.
Attended Django for Easter Brunch. Our waitress said brunch ended at 2 PM but since our reservation was for 2 PM, she would take our order and ask the cook if we could still get brunch.
Evidently the cook agreed to our order but my toast was burnt and everyone that ordered sausage received terrible sausage patties. The sausage was awful tasting, very tough and hard to cut, even with the knife! I think asking for brunch backfired and the preparation of our meals was done with haste. They probably nuked our sausage patties until they were the texture of shoe leather in retaliation for ordering brunch after 2?
I went for Easter brunch and, for a starter, I ordered the crabcake. We each had a piece and finished the crabcakes quickly. For my entree, I ordered the mushroom crepes which was accompanied by green salad. I thought the crepes were delicious, the portions generous and the salad was great! My husband, a finicky eater, ordered the biscuits and gravy and said it was okay. I asked him to try the green salad and he ate most of it! My son had one of the breakfast sandwiches and he only commented that it was good. Overall, it was a good value for me. I was impressed with the prompt and friendly service. We had a good experience, definitely no French attitude.
Third time to the restaurant and it never disappoints. Always the wonderful classic French dishes and some more inventive ones, as well. We were fortunate enough to have Kira as our fabulous server -- so personable and knowledgeable about the menu while being extremely down to earth. She made sure our water and wine were always topped off at every turn without intruding on any conversation. The epitome of good service. The food was excellently prepared as always. The restaurant really lives up to its motto of "All French, no attitude". Will always go back here when I'm in Des Moines.
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