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1301 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2921
+1 515-244-0655
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork” (11 reviews)
“tasting menu” (2 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 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 16 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 24 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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I came here for a drink during 80/35. I hesitate to write this review as I want Proof to remain my secret location for beers/etc during 80/35 but have to give this place their well-deserved due. The beer selection is good and you can take...More

Thank Scott319
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The chef really knows his stuff! We had the Kebabs which had several selections of meat and chicken. The sauces were amazing. Also recommend their desserts.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Moved here a few months ago and this has been my favorite meal since trying out several the drinks and flavors were 5 star. The meat was the best I ever had and so was the dessert! We will be going back!

Thank Angelicatravelslots
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were sent here by Anthony the shuttle driver from our hotel. It was amazing very quaint, food was spectacular and the bartender Jared was extremely well versed in many cocktails and wines made the visit even more memorable. I was happy to see they...More

Thank Eric K
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2 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

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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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