Oct 14, 2021 - Food and Drink
New Des Moines eats: Proudfoot & Bird
A photo inside Proudfoot & Bird restaurant.
Proudfoot & Bird includes marble tables, gold ceiling inlay and a circular bar. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

Proudfoot & Bird opened this week on the first floor of Hotel Fort Des Moines and we're super excited to give it a try.

  • It's in the spot where Django was previously located, 1000 Walnut St.

State of play: The hotel closed in 2015 as part of a $50 million renovation.

  • The restaurant is the first piece to reopen.

The lunch menu: A few of the small plates included butternut squash soup ($12), truffle parmesan fries ($8), shishito peppers ($8)

Main dishes: Handmade "pasta du jour" ($15), grilled pimento cheese sandwich ($12) and a burger with applewood bacon and local cheddar ($16).

Weekdays: 11am-2pm and 4-10pm (until 11pm on Fridays).

  • Weekends: Saturday: 10:30am-2pm and 4-11pm; Sunday 10:30am-2pm and 4-9pm.

Fun fact: The restaurant's name honors the hotel's original architects, Willis Proudfoot and George Bird.

A photo of Hotel Fort Des Moines.
Hotel Fort Des Moines’ $50 million renovation is nearly complete. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

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