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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
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.
From the time that we arrived and departed there was much attention to detail. Prompt service, appropriate timing between drinks, appetizer, and meal. Portions excellent and food amazing. Definitely worth the price. Be prepared to spend around $100. Great for date night or anniversary.
I normally enjoy the food very much. On this occasion I ordered the chicken crepes and they were subpar. The filling was ok but the crepe was more like a dried out over cooked omelette. it was thick and spongy. Not delicate like I expected. The crepe was so thick it could not be rolled but was rather folded in half like a quesadilla. The crepe itself , without the filling, was almost 1/4 thick.
Excellent service and a good variety in the menu make this a great place for social gatherings with newer friends or family with a range of appetites. The dining room, when full, is a bit noisy for easy conversation. We had a late reservation, so by the end of our meal it had signifIcantly emptied and noise level came down. Appetizers: calamari was above average, muscles a bit weak in flavor. I ordered the boullibase, which was delicious. Porkchops were excellent, with sweet potatoe mash substitute for the side. Salmon orders were well cooked, dishes were very plain but decent. If in Des Moines. I would definitely return for a meal with friends or family.
Non-Iowans should take note, we moved here from Miami and San Francisco and have previously lived in DC and Chicago. Django is easily one of the top French restaurants in the states, both due to the inventive yet authentic seasonal menu, and the amazing attention to detail paid by the chef.
The zero corkage fee makes for especially fun evenings, and the cheese plates are to die for. This isn't just a regional gem, but a nationally competitive spot for Provençal cuisine in particular.
Right now they are doing a national tour and we came for the Champagne seasonal menu. Absolutely amazing.
Django is Des Moines' best restaurant, and beats any French hotspot even in Chicago, hands down.
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