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.
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:
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
We had an excellent experience. We had t ...
We had an excellent experience. We had to decrease our reservation numbers and we ran behind, but Sarah did a great job accommodating us and everyone there was so hospitable. The food was great and timely. We enjoyed ourselves very much. We had a superb waiter.
The food was wonderful and for a relativ ...
The food was wonderful and for a relatively reasonable cost. The service was not as great and the dining room is a bit crowded so avoid the rush times because seating can have you back to back with another customer. However, everything was delicious. Check out the dessert menu!
While the food was very good the service ...
While the food was very good the service was less so. Our appetizer arrived in good time and was excellent as was the salad. Unfortunately, in trying to space the courses it appeared our server forgot to turn our main course orders in. The restaurant was not that busy and it took 45 minutes for our main course to arrive after we had finished our salad. We had ordered salmon and a mac & cheese for the main course. The server did bring us an excellent cheesecake "on the house" for dessert but by then my wife just wanted to pay the bill and leave.
Party of four, 2 beef fillets 1 scallop ...
Party of four, 2 beef fillets 1 scallop 1 ham sandwich 2 domestic beers each 3 salads(4 bucks a piece extra, we assumed salads were included in the 43 dollar fillet meal price... waiter didn't tell but we didn't ask) $240.00 bill for all of us. Salads took 30 min to come out, food about 30 after that, waiter was scarce, but did OK. One of our steaks(med rare order) was way overdone sent back (she rarely sends anything back being a waitress, she knows how it feels) and got a new one that was very rare, she ate half of it. They took off one drink from the bill for that also. The wife's scallops were VERY fishy smelling/ tasting. My fillet was done perfectly the potatoes and broccoli were good. If I go back i'm getting the ham sandwich with fried egg on top and onion rings it was huge and came with a generous portion of very tasty onion rings. This restaurant to me is a once a year or so deal and the second time we have went there, I would go more if they improved on quality control and service but to me it is way overpriced for spotty CQ. We eat out a lot and work in food service so I usually go easy on people, but not at these prices. On a 100 scale I give them an 85
Great food on an interesting menu.Beauti ...
Great food on an interesting menu.Beautiful atmosphere,modern yet warm.We had wonderful service, attentive but not overbearing.There is something in every price range on the menu.We had the onion rings as an appetizer &everyone in our party loved them.The CroqueMonsieur sandwich is too die for.
Very nice time here, the waiter Josh was ...
Very nice time here, the waiter Josh was perfectly attentive. The Food was great, we love to bring our own bottle of wine to this place (no Corking fee) it makes for a very affordable nice date night. We will be back time and time again.
We went there before a show at the Civic ...
We went there before a show at the Civic Center. The waitress was really great and mindful of our time and asked if we needed to be out at a certain time. We had happy hour cocktails that were so good and priced excellent! We ordered appetizers and the Oysters Rockefeller were delish - only bad part is that they had meat in them which is non traditional and we were with a vegetarian....... They were so good though 😁
My husband and I enjoyed a dinner out fo ...
My husband and I enjoyed a dinner out for our 52nd Anniversary. The food and service were wonderful!! Our waiter was so expert in his service and so smart. (He wants to specialize in the wine field.) The food was very gourmet and French tasting...delicious! I had chicken and my husband had a steak. We will definitely be back the next time we want a wonderful dinner out!
A visit to Django never disappoints. Our ...
A visit to Django never disappoints. Our server Kira was EXCEPTIONAL in every aspect, helping us have a dining experience unlike we'd previously had at one of our favorite restaurants. This particular visit had one (minor) disappointment with the number of fries in the poutine a bit on the skimpy side. Thanks for a another great dinner Django!
this was my first experience at Django. ...
this was my first experience at Django. I found it to be just OK. the menu was interesting, offering many things not seen in other higher end restaurants, keeping with the French theme.
I would go to Django again, but, I have no strong urge to return any time soon.
Food was great. Always is. Thought we wo ...
Food was great. Always is. Thought we would try sitting in the bar this time over lunch. There was no one else in the bar. The service was horrible. Horrible as in we had to keep getting up, walking to the bar, and placing additional orders for food. I understand that there was only one lady working, but when the bar was completely empty except for us, we expected better
This place tends to be a happy go-to whe ...
This place tends to be a happy go-to when we can't make up our mind. I love that it offer wine flights-not too many places seem to do that anymore, sadly! We ordered the full poutine (best poutine in Des Moines, in our opinions) and it's very large. Ours came out without cheese curds which we didn't notice until a handful of bites in. Our server was quick to replace it with a poutine that had all the ingredients, which was very fresh and hot and cheesy! Our server seemed embarrassed by the mistake but helped us through the problem quickly and efficiently. We will certainly go back on a regular basis.
This is one of my favorite restaurants i ...
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Des Moines. The food and service are always on point. We went for during Restaurant Week and the place was hopping. One of my favorite dishes here is the Bouillabaisse and that was offered on the special Restaurant Week menu along with the Nicoise Salad another favorite of mine. A big plus for this restaurant is that although they have a full bar you may still bring in your own bottle of wine and there is no corkage fee. Our waiter (sorry I can't remember his name) was courteous and attentive even though he had many tables to attend to. It is the kind of place you can come in for just a bowl of soup or a salad or go all in for an entree. I highly recommend Django.
Restaurant Week provided an impetus to r ...
Restaurant Week provided an impetus to return following a less-than-stellar/ cross this one off first time. We reversed ourselves, indeed this move up near the top of anything in Des Moines for a "fancy" meal. Saturday night of Restaurant Week -- bar appeared really full, and the place was fairly loud (but not so loud that one couldn't talk). But the food -- from the cheese plate to the "part of the package" desert, EVERYTHING was noteworthy, phenomenal. Service slipped occasionally, but on balance outshone 801, visited earlier in the week.
The service was rather slow. Took a long ...
The service was rather slow. Took a long time to be greeted by server and our drinks took a long time to be served. It was pretty noisy also. Our serve was very friendly but kept saying "young ladies" which became a bit annoying. The food was lovely.
We ordered from the "Des Moines Restaura ...
We ordered from the "Des Moines Restaurant Week" menu. I ordered the Alsace meal. Just ok. Bratwurst, pork belly, and a pretty good piece of pork. Actually, the entrée was good. I couldn't finish the appetizer or dessert because they were a little bland. The server was pleasant but could not be found when it was time for the check. Each time "Alex" left our table, he said, "have fun." This was kind of weird. I don't think it was overall a good meal for the price. I was just expecting more from a restaurant of this caliber. My sister enjoyed her meal; she ordered the Provence offering and said that she was served the best Nicoise salad she had ever eaten.
My husband and I dined here during Resta ...
My husband and I dined here during Restaurant Week to celebrate our anniversary. I loved the idea of choosing dishes from the four corners of France. I chose a dish from three different styles of French cooking. Each was delicious!
The poutine was amazing! That is the onl ...
The poutine was amazing! That is the only reason I give 2 stars to the food section of this survey. I know escargot can be a little gritty at times but this was a mouth full of sand and dirt. I've never cooked them myself but it's my understanding that this occurs of not purged properly. Maybe it was just a one time purging issue. We had the chefs choice cheese and charcuterie board which I felt was basic Brie, manchago, and Gorgonzola. Maybe I'm a snob but when I order cheese at a restaurant I want something other than items I can pick up at the local grocery. The next dish I had was the goat cheese and spinach Mac n cheese. Really runny and needed seasoning. This too might not be fair because I'm from Louisiana and we spice everything up a bit. I love goat cheese and spinach but wasn't impressed with the dish. The service was phenomenal and the what seemed to be house made bread was on point!
Delicious food, nice menu and wonderful ...
Delicious food, nice menu and wonderful wait staff, however, the food took FOREVER to come out. Went for a special occasion Sunday Brunch and wanted to take our time, but the food took a ridiculous amount of time to come out of the kitchen that we had all finished our drinks and most of our water and were salivating. This is not a place you want to go if you're hungry and your order to come out in a timely manner.
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