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The dining room at newly opened Proudfoot & Bird - Proudfoot & Bird, Des Moines, IA

Proudfoot & Bird

4.8
4.8
273 Reviews
$50 and over
Global, International
Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private areas available, seating eight and ten guests respectfully. For reservations of 10, please contact Quin Lohenry at Qlohenry@firsthospitality.com, as there is a food and beverage minimum of $1000, plus applicable tax and gratuity.

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 957-2400

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Wilson

  • Neighbourhood

    Des Moines

  • Cross Street

    10th Street

  • Parking Details

    We have a parking garage connected to the hotel and street side parking nearby.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 273 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. DF

    DanielF

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best elegant dining restaurant in Des Moines.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very personable and excellent!
  3. SV

    SharonV

    Des Moines

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter’s birthday.
  4. R

    Robert10

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Reached out to us several times about some food sensitivities.
  5. Y

    Yankee5

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Oysters were terrific for Iowa or anyplace. Bar service was a little shaky & slow without a crowd to explain it.
  6. KW

    KristieW

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our food was amazing and our server was fantastic, however our food took a long time.
  8. M

    Mame

    Phoenix

    322 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    322 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal. Service was outstanding and the decor was beautiful. Will return.
  9. L

    Lisa

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing restaurant. While driving to the Upper Peninsula of MI, we stopped off in Des Moines for a night. After looking through Google & Yelp restaurants reviews, we had little hope of find anything more then the typical local eatery. Fortunately we found this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Here are a couple of reasons to choose the Proudfoot & Bird: 1. The food - Excellent...on par with the best restaurants we have eaten at. While their chef is on par with Michelin rated contemporaries, the prices were reasonable. The ingredients were fresh, quality and locally sourced when possible. We (vegans) met a friend for dinner (non-vegan) and had no issue with choices, quantity, flavor or quality. The total for three of us with drinks $182.00. Well worth it! 2. The staff - No matter how fancy, pricy or good the food is, if the staff is poor, then what does it matter. The entire staff presented an air of professionalism, poise, and sophistication, while making you feel that you were the one in a shirt tie and vest, instead of them. Our guest wore shorts, a collar shirt and flip flops...he was treated like a king. Our servers Johnny and Marlena (Marlena was in training) were attentive, informative and gracious. They knew their menu offerings inside and out and in short order, knew their guests (us) just as well. A great server always finds ways to make you feel special, which they did. Several of our ordered dishes were "upgraded" with something special that was not listed on the menu, but complimented the dish very well. Johnny brought an amazingly complex, cold watermelon consume. I mentioned it would make a great virgin Bloody Mary. He agreed and had the bartender make one (not on their bar list) and it was fantastic. All that to say, we would go back, just to sit at their table, no matter what the food was like. If you are in Des Moines and want great food, a sophisticated historic ambiance and an amazing experience, this is the place for both.
  10. k

    kevin

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding addition to DSM restaurant scene. Livey,great food, best service we have had in town
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was as great as my first visit there! LOVE IT!
  12. F

    Flashattack

    Washington DC

    305 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    305 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Energetic atmosphere. Nicely presented and well prepared entrees. Service was a bit slow but a very enjoyable evening!!
  13. HH

    HeatherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most amazing meal I have had in a long time. It's clear that the staff has put a lot of love into their product. I would gladly recommend anyone try it if they are looking for a magical food experience!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The server took the appetizer dishes away before we had finished them. We would have appreciated her asking first. Overall, she did a good job, just not as attentive as previous servers. Proudfoot & Bird is one of our favorite restaurants.
  15. WD

    WDSM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu and dinner are excellent , service and ambiance where super . Special place and we will go back!
  16. DW

    DaWino

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Fantastic, professional service. Great location. Nice wine list. Austin Hope Cabernet offered at retail price with no markup.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebration dinner. Fantastic meal. Great service. Gorgeous location. Highly recommend.
  18. KC

    KristiC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our bartender so much we ate at the bar! Place is great!
  19. DE

    DonaldE

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny, our waiter, was great; as was everyone else we interacted with during our visit. The food was delicious, and the drinks and wine were fantastic. Looking forward to getting back again soon.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 6 and were seated in a private area. Our server was Johnny and he was very knowledgeable on menu items, attentive, and a great conversationalist. A lovely evening was had by all. Only suggestion is to add a tasty pasta dish for the vegetarian.
  21. P

    Prj1

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined at Proudfoot and Bird on several occasions. It’s consistently delicious and staff is well prepared and attentive.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for the first time for our 20 year anniversary. Gretchen, our server was fantastic. All the food was great.
  23. BB

    BeardedBrewBard

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals we've had in a long time! Our server Johnny was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the food and wine menus.
  24. L

    Lovetodine

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Live ants on table, took over hour for steaks to be served, drinks were good, not many people in restaurant to be so long to be served. Steaks were ok manager came by talked to us we wanted him to know about the wait and experiences and didn’t seem to care. Probably won’t be back better service at Flemings for the money or even 801 grand. I guess we had higher expectations.
  25. MH

    MarianH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous experience from the moment we sat down. Can’t wait to return.
  26. KF

    KarenF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and so happy to have more fine dining options in Des Moines!
  27. JT

    JamiT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal and amazing drinks. The wait staff was great and made great recommendations for places to go go while visiting Des Moines. Will definitely go back again.
  28. AC

    AmyC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny was amazing and took great care of our table. Amazing food and drinks!
  29. B

    Bill

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both of us had the lamb chops. Outstanding. Gave our compliments to the chef Bartender was good. Needed help
  30. e

    erink

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walking into this historic building, I wasn't sure what to expect at first. The lobby was enchanting from the git-go. After turning into the exquisitely decorated ProudFoot & Bird restaurant, we were greeted by a woman who took us right to a booth that seemed to be waiting just for us. We started off with some Octopus, Risotto and Mushrooms dishes for the table. We also tried the carrots and were pleasantly surprised at just how delish each and every dish was. We ended with a filet that was probably the best steak I've ever tasted. Our server, Johnny, was so knowledgeable and offered suggestions, background and didn't miss a step in providing EXCELLENT service. He knew so much about each and every wine that we asked about and we even decided to end with a dessert, the flourless chocolate torte. I am so thankful that this restaurant is in my home city because I will we back! The atmosphere, level of service and OUTSTANDING food and wine was so refreshing to be a part of, I cannot wait to return!
  31. JM

    JulieM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate here for our anniversary. We loved it, but it is pricey so we would only consider it for a special occasion. The food was delicious and our waiter was so helpful and friendly. This place is absolutely beautiful and they did an amazing job on the renovations to the building!
  32. GK

    GKdesmoines

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for an upscale date night! We loved the warm ricotta appetizer and the black cod main dish. We can’t wait to come back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time at your fine restaurant. The food was excellent again. Our waiter, Brad, was extremely knowledgeable and really added to a truly memorable evening. John
  34. DS

    DSM1

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful hotel, restaurant and bar. Good and service was outstanding! Highly recommend.
  35. KR

    KurtR

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special birthday in private room was perfect! Everyone had a nice time. Great service
  36. DJ

    DonnJ

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding table service … exceptional!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & wonderful food!
  38. D

    David

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th anniversary. Great food, intimate atmosphere, great drinks, unique woodfired kitchen, you won’t be disappointed
  39. LS

    LoriS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a lunch meeting. Outstanding service delightful food!! Everyone should be holding work lunches there.

    Proudfoot & BirdResponded on June 11, 2022We appreciate the recognition of our skilled service staff and we are glad you allowed us to host your meeting. Thank you for joining us! -Quin

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with great friends! Loved the ambiance, food and service!

    Proudfoot & BirdResponded on June 10, 2022We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! -Quin

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Proudfoot & Bird is rated 4.8 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Proudfoot & Bird

1000 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3400

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    10th Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    We have a parking garage connected to the hotel and street side parking nearby.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Wilson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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