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Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton

Dining Table at Proudfoot and Bird Restaurant

Dining and drinks

Our restaurant, Proudfoot & Bird, is where fine dining meets an inviting atmosphere. Experience our acclaimed Chef-driven menus, and signature cocktails. We also offer an array of coffees and beverages at the Hobnob café and wine bar.

View of Hobnob Restaurant

HobNob Coffee and Wine Bar

Named after the original Hobnob, a 1940’s eatery occupying the same space, our coffee and wine bar continues the eighty-year tradition of welcoming hotel guests and neighbors alike. Situated next to the elegant lobby of the hotel, Hobnob is easily accessible to all. With an ambiance blending the casual European countryside and approachable elegance, this is a space to be enjoyed for everything from carefully prepared beverages consisting of locally roasted coffee to a quiet rendezvous, inclusive of memorable conversation, sharable cuisine, and award-winning wines. Open seven days a week.

In Confidence Restaurant Seating Area

In Confidence Speakeasy


A speakeasy lounge in Downtown Des Moines with a curated wine collection and crafted cocktails. Savor unique concoctions from our head mixologists in charge of the liquor room. Enjoy our classic wine selections, handcrafted cocktails, and more.

Proudfoot and Bird Restaurant

Proudfoot & Bird


Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private dining rooms are available, seating eight and 10 guests, respectively. Comprised of handmade pastas, humanely raised poultry, waterfowl, prime cuts of beef, sustainably caught seafood and locally sourced produce, Proudfoot & Bird’s menu consists of world class fare. Timeless cocktails, local/regional beer selections, and a carefully curated list of award-winning wines have been chosen to pair perfectly with our culinary vision. We look forward to serving you.