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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Django Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Great food, great service, great night!
Another couple met up for dinner. We stayed for over two hours and had a wonderful meal with outstanding service. Perfect evening!
From appetizer to dessert, every bite wa ...
From appetizer to dessert, every bite was delicious. Many selections for cheese plate, poutaine may be best appetizer in history. Steak and scallops were cooked perfect. We'll be back!
Django has a great diverse menu with many great offerings. The brunch menu is a perfect way to enjoy great food, large portion sizes at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend for special occasions and date nights.
Our waitress was very informative and ni ...
Our waitress was very informative and nice. She was able to describe all the dishes we were interested in. Over heard the bartender she was witty and fun. Food was awesome. We will for sure be back.
Great restaurant, slow service
Our server was wonderful, which was lucky because the past few times we've had some really subpar servers, unfortunately...We keep going back because we DO love the food. This time we brought some newbies with us, after months of telling them they MUST visit. As I said, we loved our server, but our entrees took an exceptionally long time to arrive (as in, we watched other tables be seated after us AND served their entrees before us), and when they did arrive, one of the newbies' steak medallions were not even hot. Even calling them "warm" is being generous. She felt bad about sending her dish back...but really - room temp steak? No bueno. I hope they will give it another chance...but the whole entree situation was not a great impression for first-timers.
Mothers Day Brunch
Went for a late Brunch for Mothers Day. Food was good. Missed having the cheese plate, it's really good, on the menu for brunch. Overall another good dinning experience.
Django consistently offers fantastic foo ...
Django consistently offers fantastic food and friendly, professional service.
absolute best food/wish they had more gluten free
I loved everything! I have tried many restaurants and always come back to this food as the best. You have to have the Brussels sprouts for appetizer and end with the pot o chocolate. I wish I could eat here every week! They have a small selection for gluten free. I wish they had a separate gluten free fryer to allow gluten free Brussels sprouts and some bread options. I have friends I would like to Take here but they need these great foods gluten free
We have had dinner at Django before, first time for brunch. Server was good and attentive, allowed us to split a crepe order for our daughters. Biscuit and gravy was ok, wife's egg Benedict had one egg way over poached. Again, not terrible but just ok. Bloody Mary was excellent!
Definitely a repeat for brunch.
The food was excellent as usual. All of our food had excellent flavor. The pork sausage had good flavor, but was way to spicy for my tastes.
Great Mother's Day Brunch
We made a reservation for 10 (8 adults 2 kids) for Mother's Day. We ended up getting a little side room which was perfect for us! The food was great and our waitress was incredibly nice. I ordered cheesecake for Mom to take home for dessert and they ended up giving it to her for free. We will definitely be back.
The food is always very good, as is the ...
The food is always very good, as is the service. I often bring my own wine, and there is no corkage fee. Good value. One of our favorite restaurants. We have brought several couples in who have not been before.
Prompt seating, and excellent wait staff ...
Prompt seating, and excellent wait staff, attentive and not intrusive. Outstanding flavor and quality. Exquisite presentation. Whether special occasion or a night out on the spur of the moment, it's always a 5 star experience.
Great Birthday Brunch
My friend and I celebrated her birthday at Django with brunch. Our server was extremely attentive, our food was prepared to order, and she even received a birthday dessert to go! Even though we have gone to Django for dinner often and enjoyed every minute, we were equally happy with the brunch experience. I would highly recommend it.
Great ambient, food, and service
The place is very nice, they set up a table for s right away. The server had good idea of the wine selection which was extensive. It was very hard to choose from a few great main entrees. Overall, food was great just a little salty for my taste. But, I have to say that the presentation, proportion size, and meat cook term were as requested. I would definetely recommend this place. We were passing by the state and took a chance. The experience was worth the price.
Friends Dinner before Concert
This is now going to be one of my favorite restaurants! Our server was awesome, she made sure we had everything we needed and that everyone was taken care of. It was a party of 8 so I know that can be a challenge. We had a couple appetizers, the calamari was some of the best I have ever had. My husband ordered the New York Strip which was very good. I had the Seared Scallops, and they were absolutely amazing...I was ready to go back the next day for more. All and all it was a great dining experience and we will definitely be back.
Date Night in the City
We had tickets for a Temple performance and had not been to D'Jango for awhile. It was close and we had recalled it pretty great food. No surprises!! GREATGREAT food, NONONO corkage fee!!!, our server was most pleasant (Angel), noise level a bit much ... but not a problem, just a grand dining experience. Did I say how MUCH we LOVED the food???? (Scallops, Medallions)
Great food and really great service!
The food was amazing but super impressed by the service. Our waiter was over the top nice, gave great suggestions for food & drinks and they even took care of calling us a cab so we could get to our next destination at Wells Fargo Arena and had the cabs ready for us as soon as we paid our checks! Will definitely be back!!
The chef specials are creative and local ...
The chef specials are creative and locally sourced.
Although the menu featured some lovely dishes-they were incredibly over priced. Stick with the salad. It was so noisy-I could not have a conversation with my dinner guests. My server was only adequate. Drinks were late.
The food was great and the restaurant was great, but what really made the night was when our server, named Zach, without being asked or prompted, brought out our dessert with candles and "congrats" written in whip cream for our Anniversary. He didn't even have to comp the dessert and we would have been impressed. We will return to this restaurant in the future!
Food was excellent; service was only adequate.
For whatever reason, we waited a very long time to receive our food. Most other patrons who came in after us were served before we were.
Mouth open, eyes closed
Someone needs to think of an interesting theme for the decor. It lacked personality. Flat. As much thought that went into the food, that much effort could go into the atmosphere. Surroundings are important. Give it a personality I can drink in.
Very Noisy, Good Food
The first impression is Noisy!! There is a lot of wood and stone, the place just echos. The service is very attentive and the food is excellent. The wine list is great. I ordered a half salad with salmon. Very well done. The full salads must be huge. The half salad was plenty. My husband had the macaroni and cheese with chicken and bacon. He said it was excellent. Again, the serving was too big for one person to eat in one sitting.
Django is the perfect place in DSM for a ...
Django is the perfect place in DSM for a casual meal with friends or a quiet intimate dinner out with your significant other. Although they have a great wine list you may also bring your own with no corkage fee! One of the few places in Des Moines for seared authentic foie gras!
GREAT place to meet friends!
Our waiter was AMAZING!!! He helped make our time together really fun!
I loved the option of making a reservation online and appreciated the call I received a day before confirming my reservation. All of the servers were very nice and the food was delicious! The restaurant was never too loud and overall it was a great dining experience. I will definitely be coming back next time I am downtown with friends!
The food, it's delicious!
The food, it's delicious!
Django menu needs an update. The veggie ...
Django menu needs an update. The veggie burger was dried out and flavorless. The standard too-big bun, onions, lettuce and tomato - really?? There are so many great non-meat options that don't require melted cheese. We love this place, but are finding it harder and harder to go back.
Good visit, not great.
Love Django. Food is exceptional. Our waiter was pretty slow at taking our food orders this night, but normally service is just as good as the food.
I was here for brunch on a Sunday. I had the eggs florentine, as did my mother, and both of our dishes were cold. Not luke warm...just cold. I had heard good things about Django brunch so I was disappointed.
OUTSTANDING on ALL Levels!
I work downtown and had a couple friends coming in wanting to meet for lunch. I had only eaten at Django once on business. I was able to place an online reservation for a Friday at the last minute. From the moment arriving to final exit, the experience was f fantastic - Seating, Food, SERVICE, Value. Can't wait to go again.
Excellent food as usual
We have eaten at Django's on multiple occasions and have never had bad food. Most of the time it is excellent.
Love the food here- especially the french onion soup and spinach salad.
The food that the three of us had was very well done, along with the presentation and flavor was also good!! The entire staff was very friendly and attentive.
Django always pleases. This restaurant consistently serves excellent food and customer service is a priority! They are the best!
Had an amazing experience! Excellent Service! A++
We had the best server, "Will". He anticipated anything we needed before we could ask! Very polite and professional! We all ordered something different in our party of 6 and everyone raved about their meal. They did not hesitate to accommodate two of our party members food allergies. We recommend dining here anytime! We will be visiting again! Thank you for the best experience!
Very Average Brunch
Extremely erratic and slow service. Very large portions of food, but nothing special as for taste or presentation. Small brunch cocktails (except the Django Bloody Mary, which was exceptional) the cocktails were three to four ounces and eight to nine dollars. They have no corkage fee, bring a bottle of Champagne or wine and save the irritation of a dwarf size cocktail. On the fair side we discussed the poor service, perhaps our waiter was relatively new or they were short of help on Easter. Conversely there were numerous empty tables at noon when we were fininished with our brunch, and probably ten to fifteen individuals waiting at the entrance.
Brought my family here for Easter Brunch. Everyone from Age 10 to 60+ had thumbs up!
Good for the occasion
My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays and choose Django based upon Trip Advisor reviews. Our server was outstanding. She was very knowledgable, friendly and never let our glasses go empty. The food was what I would expect for the price tag. My husband had the duck and I had the hanger steak and both were incredibly delicious. I ordered the chocolate cake and my husband had the lemon raspberry cheesecake and both were also outstanding. The atomsphere was inviting and romantic although the tables were very close together and I wish there would have been a little more privacy. I also would have wished for a larger non-alcoholic drink selection besides water and soda.
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