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1301 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2921
+1 515-244-0655
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bone marrow” (6 reviews)
“pork” (11 reviews)
“sorbet” (3 reviews)
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American, European, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1301 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2921
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had issues trying to make a reservation, which seems to be available only by phone. I had left a detailed message previously in the day, days before our visit. I had to call them back later in the evening to find that 1) they...More

Thank MrSmokeyMountainMan
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Loved allowing the chef to select our dinner menu - many items I would have never picked on my own. Everything was fantastic! Staff was great!

Thank amarieb22
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great concept restaurant but lacking in execution and service. For example, and I’m no chef, if you’re going to bread and fry bone marrow....don’t do it to the level where the customer gets a soggy hollowed shell of breading only. I’m glad we went there....More

Thank cheezburgee
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Warm and inviting crew allowed the food just enough time to settle to make us want more. So thankful for the service, the ambiance and the attentiveness of the crew.

Thank PhilKJames
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Proof is one of the best restaurants in Des Moines. The food is creative and carefully crafted. The service is great and the brief wine list is thoughtful. But until they do something about the deafening volume of the restaurant I'm not going back. It...More

Thank Wanderlust87
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Although the decor is lacking and incongruent (chrome wire utilitarian shelving and unstained country cabinet doors, and a bar counter which sits just a few inches too high relative to the height of the bar stools) don't let the haphazard look and design of the...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The food quality was quite good, and the drinks were delicious. We had four star food and two star service that was crazy-slow, as in it took 2 1/2 hours for us to get in and out the door even though we made reservations and...More

Thank Iowa50021
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Had a very nice evening here dining with friends. Our server, Michael, was professional and very fun. The food was all tasty and presented well. It had been a long time since our last visit, now we want to go back soon!

Thank auvoir
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The fact that this month's theme for the Second Saturday Meal was "A Study of Tomatoes"...that I don't really love tomatoes...and that I'm giving this place an excellent rating should be about all you need to know. For the record, I obviously believe I would...More

Thank ccg001
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We have been talking about going to Proof for a long time. We went before a concert and had one of my top 5 Meals. We started with a Cheese and Charcuterie board. We were very pleased with our selections. For the main course I...More

Thank Chris R
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1 November 2017|
Response from auvoir | Reviewed this property |
They would be able to answer that for you, 515-244-0655, and hopefully make the reservation.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 75
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2921
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-0655
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Polished casual atmosphere with an emphasis on making a meal the epitome of the evening. Longer service style, staff is trained to suggest accompanying items to make the most of a guest's meal.
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