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

Proudfoot & Bird

4.8
4.8
306 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

7:00 PM


Booked 19 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

  • Neighborhood

    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 306 people are saying

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. RE

    RERMD82

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Des Moines and found restaurant on Open Table. What a lovely find. The ambiance, the food and our waiter was first class. Johnny was smart, engaging, kind, and seamless as our server. His wine recs and food recs were were fantastic. We loved the environment. We had an excellent dinner. The food was outstanding. Presentation was Michelin as was the chef’s preparation and unique preparation of courses. A fantastic venue. A must when in Des Moines.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. Great setting. Food is on par with high end New York City dining.
  3. AR

    AbelR

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No better place to celebrate our one-year anniversary. We were taken care of the minute we walked in and felt special when both the hostess and waiter told us congrats on our anniversary. Very kind staff and amazing food and drink selections. Johnny was our waiter and went above and beyond. Thanks for the excellent experience!
  4. M

    Mimi

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for our anniversary and had a fantastic experience. Our service was excellent - we didn’t feel rushed & our server was patient in explaining the menu and options for us. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed our time. I recommend this to anyone celebrating a special occasion.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience from walking in the doors,being seated menu presentation, delicious food, just everything. We will definitely will be back!!
  6. BW

    BryanW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding evening! We can't wait to visit again. We'll always request Johnny to be our server. He is fantastic!
  7. P

    Pumpvixen

    Palm Springs

    82 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We arrived with great expectations. We started with the warm ricotta, which was extremely runny and lacked any real flavor. The French onion soup tasted almost dry. My husband ordered the lamb chops, but for the price he only received 4 chops and very few vegetables. The wedge salad was good. Overall not our best experience in Des Moines for only being in town one night, once a year.
  8. PP

    PamelaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining and top service worth the price. A special treat -- oysters on the half shell, warm ricotta honey bread, Iowa chop, sea bass and chocolate flourless cake. Appreciated being near the kitchen and saw the sous chefs work over open wood grates and fire.
  9. n

    nanaofaox

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful to discover a fine-dining restaurant in the remodeled Hotel Fort Des Moines. From the gold leafed ceilings to the well trained server, my husband and I were impressed by the attention to detail at Proudfoot & Bird. The steak and the sea bass were perfectly cooked and accompanied, the steak came with a nicely seasoned potato puree and the sea bass a delicate sauce. We also had the carrots with turmeric aioli. Thanks to our server and the chef we felt confident that our meal was gluten-free as well - since my husband has Celiac disease. It was a fantastic find for our anniversary dinner.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was not quite as good as past experience. My steak de Birgo was a bit dry.
  11. AB

    AnnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious dinner we have ever had in Des Moines! Every dish had many layers of flavor and the setting was quiet and romantic!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service, the filet and smoked jalapeño oysters were outstanding
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny was a fun and awesome server. Food was incredible!! Filet and Brussel sprouts amazing!!
  14. r

    rpvary

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Proudfoot & Bird is a beautiful restaurant in downtown Des Moines. The decoration and charm are perfect for a special event or date night with your spouse or partner. The service was excellent but the food was just OK, not outstanding. The warm ricotta was tasty but a bit soupy and the toast was not crispy enough. The fettuccine appetizer really had very little flavor and was dry. My wife had carrots and cauliflower sides for her main course. The carrots were very good but the cauliflower was not good at all. She only had a few bites and stopped. I had the black cod for my main course and this was probably the highlight of the meal besides our server. There is a new chef de cuisine who just started and hadn’t had a chance to put his fingerprint on the menu so we are hopeful the food improves with new blood.
  15. AV

    AVP2015

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just moved to Des Moines from Sarasota, FL. We were hesitant about what the food scene would be like. Proudfoot & Bird exceeded our expectations - the filet and lamb were terrific, as was the wood roasted oysters and honey ricotta. Johnny, our server, was top-notch and presented a plethora of wine options for pairing. Congratulations on a wonderful fine dining experience!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for our 22nd anniversary and it was absolutely perfect- from the service to the food. I would highly recommend!!
  18. KS

    KateS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best experience here! Highly recommend for a special occasion or date night. The wood roasted oysters were some of my favorite oysters I’ve ever had. And the Brussels sprouts were also some of the best ever. Both of our meals were fantastic and the service was great. We had a nice long dinner, never felt pressured to order and took our time with each course + drinks. Great ambiance, all around an amazing experience - we live in KC hope to make it back.
  19. B

    lynetteB

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The service was outstanding. The only thing that fell a little short was the desert. We were very happy with our decision to go there!
  20. RH

    RodneyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all categories…high noise level…………….
  21. JN

    JesseN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business dinner for 8. Fantastic setting, wonderful food and perfect service. Could not have had a better experience
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food and able to have personal conversations. Our server Marlena, was wonderful and made our experience even more fun!!!
  23. AR

    AubreyR

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week, but the regular menu inspired us as well, so I went with RW menu and my partner selected from the traditional menu. Food was creative, perfectly cooked and beautiful. Our server was attentive, offered recommendations for both food and wine and accommodated our requests.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. My steak was perfection.
  25. RH

    RobertH

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Service was really good. Restaurant itself is really nice. Will go back
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service
  27. K

    Karen

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Alyssa, our server, was lovely; professional, knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a celebration. Marlena B did a great job. Food was awesome!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week menu did not disappoint. Kara provided fantastic service. Have yet to be disappointed at Proudfoot & Bird.
  30. RW

    RichW

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit for our anniversary but we will be back. LOVED our server and the food and drinks were amazing.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  32. C

    Christal

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time at this venue and we were pleasantly surprised with the remodel, food, and staff. We will definitely go back!
  33. JT

    JanaT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 65th birthday!
  34. DF

    DanielF

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    SharonV

    Des Moines

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter’s birthday.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. KW

    KristieW

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great.
  40. 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Proudfoot & Bird is rated 4.8 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Proudfoot & Bird

1000 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-3400

Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th Street

  • Neighborhood

    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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