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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
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.
I love this restaurant. Every time the food is incredible. The beef bourgeoisie is so good it will blow your mind. This night, we were placed on a bench that we shared with people next to us. It was a busy Saturday, so I understand the seating but it would have been my last choice. The intimacy of the restaurant was lost with others so close to the conversation. It also was awkward when the server was passing plates to either sets of diners.
Have never had a bad experience at Django. Service was great from beginning to end, as was the food. Love the no corking fee, EVER!! I work as a wine specialist and it is nice to be able to bring in whatever wine I happen to be in the mood for that day. Always tip extra for this freedom. Highly recommend Django to everyone for every reason under the sun!!!
Absolutely love Django. It's our favorite restaurant in Des Moines, and one of the most authentic French spots in the US. Better than any place we went to when we lived in California. I'd put it in our top 5 for the US. No corkage fee makes it easy to enjoy a good wine pairing, and their season menus that tour French cuisine are incredible.
Always a reliable place for a reasonable price. Our server was especially notable and enhanced our experience. Charcuterie plates are top-notch--nobody does them better. I don't generally have great luck with the raw oysters here (and once again, I didn't last night), but .... a minor flaw in an otherwise great evening.
We have been to Django many times and it is nearly always excellent. We had brunch - a salmon salad, breakfast burger, a Croque Madame, and another sandwich with avacado. All were great. Some of us had a nice, inexpensive sparkling wine as well, which makes it fun.
I have been to D'Jango many times over the years it has been open. The food is always very good, but service can sometimes be lacking. Friday night a group of six friends had a reservation. We waited perhaps another fifteen minutes after the scheduled reservation for our table which was not a problem. But we felt sorry for our poor server who seemed to have far too many tables to wait on efficiently. It took a very long time to take our orders, then to get the food, and finally to get our checks. Management needs to make sure they have enough servers to take care of the customers, if they want to have said customers return.
3 entrees were cold, as well as one appetizer (below room temp).
Service was poor at best (this was our second attempt in a few months, just thinking the previous time was a fluke).
Waiter neglected to tell my spouse her entree came with a salad, despite her ordering an additional salad as an appetizer.
In fact, three people ordered the same exact salad, but all arrived a varying times before the entrees.
Had to ask for bread/water to be served.
Tomato bisque soup happened to also the sauce for the savory crepe entree, and the topping for the seafood entree (efficient - have to give them that).
Lot's of other great restaurants nearby now, so repeated service like this doesn't bode well for the future of Django. Try elsewhere.
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