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Proof

1301 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-0655
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Ranked #1 of 500 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $11
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is great, the drinks are unique and the food is simply delicious. I appreciate a restaurant that keeps their menu small so they can focus on making great food.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Fabulous atmosphere, even sitting at the bar. Amazing food! Great wait staff - super friendly and very helpful! We went on the spur of the moment, and are SO glad!

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DES MOINES
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Everything about Proof blows me away. The staff know the menu/wine/drinks/etc inside and out. The atmosphere is simple and clean. The food is amazing, the deserts are amazing, the drinks are amazing. Happy hour has great deals. The staff is very friendly, including the kitchen staff. Great restaurant.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I were very pleased with the service and the food was excellent ! The scallops were the best we had ever had. Great place to really enjoy and savor the flavor of food. Highly recommend !

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Newton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Proof is more than a wonderful restaurant, it is an experience! The food is memorable and exquisite! I must recommend the second Saturday suppers! You need reservations and it is worth it!

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Volcano, California
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154 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is an interesting place, sort of Mediterranean nouvelle cuisine in menu, wine list and atmosphere (white linen tablecloths, well lit and bright room). We found the food to be very good in preparation and presentation, and the slightly small portions were perfect for a couple of seventy-somethings. Good bar. Our only gripe was the wine list, which was over-the-top... More

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Boone, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Des Moines. The wait-staff is very knowledgeable about their menu and helpful with suggestions. Their "small plates" are small, but their main course options are well sized. I would suggest that their price range on this page is inaccurate though, while the small plates start at $5, their entrees can be up... More

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

$5 small plates and mixed drinks were a great way to end our stay in Des Moines. So glad our host at the b&b Butler House on Grand recommended this spot. The food and drinks were special and from the bar there's a nice view of the park across the street and the people watching was entertaining. We thought we... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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79 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

A great experience all around. We did not find our portions to be tiny last night. The meal and service were impeccable, although the environment is a bit noisy. I ordered the Pork Four Ways, an incredibly tasty array of sliced tenderloin, belly, candied bacon over a bed of rice. We also enjoyed a lamb tapas which was wonderfully seasoned... More

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Recently visited Proof with some friends. Enjoyed checking out the menu and wine list. Very helpful waiter. When the appetizers came, I could scarcely believe the tiny portions! Really? A bread appetizer with four small slices of bread? Come on! The meal itself seemed nicely done. The desserts -- they sounded good -- but everyone seemed a bit unimpressed. I... More

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