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Proof

1301 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2921
+1 515-244-0655
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
1301 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2921
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 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 15 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
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Proof's spring menu additions and modifications of its existing great menu are truly worthy of a drumroll . That it's prime fish entrée is Drum, a favorite of Carolina coast chefs is also a worthy pun. Along with it's always same great hospitality and atmosphere...More

Thank travelguy135
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been wanting to go to Proof for a while and finally had the chance this past weekend. With a sense of adventure we chose to go on their Second Saturday Dinner. This happens every month and is a pre-fix menu designed around a...More

Thank jnlarmendariz
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing is bad. Everything is amazing! 10 courses, tons of flavors!! Well paired with uncommon great varietals.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Really great execution of a limited but varied menu. The dining room is spartan and elegant. Plan on spending some time, why rush? Relaxed service and food prepared to order mean a couple hours for a meal. I was disappointed that they added a 20%...More

Thank timiniowa
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Every so often you come across a meal that not only amazes you but leaves an impression. That was our experience at proof when we dined there a few weeks ago. When you walk into proof, there's a sign that reads, "Those who tell the...More

Thank TheUhlmen
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The food is fantastic at Proof, and beautifully presented. I have never eaten a meal there when I felt as though I was not getting my money's worth in quality and ingenuity. The dishes are unique, beautiful, and above all they contain flavors that I...More

Thank JustOldLight
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Meals
Dinner
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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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Description
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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