City View BEST 2020
Award Winner - Best Prairie Trail Restaurant
Award Winner Finalist - Best Prairie Trail Bar


District 36 Wine Bar & Grille
1) Smoked chicken with jalapeno cream sauce served over linguini noodles, 2) Australian sea bass, 3) a bone-in 12-ounce aged Tomahawk pork chop… These are three of the tastiest reasons for why CITYVIEW readers are calling District 36 Wine Bar & Grille the Best Prairie Trail Restaurant. 1375 S.W. Vintage Parkway, Ankeny, 515-261-2502;
Runners-up: Fong’s Pizza, Flavory Bistro

Ankeny Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting












Restaurant Week

"Dave and Jean Thomson, the owners of Urbandale’s popular Urban Grill, opened this sister venue in 2016. The menu covers many polished bar-grill favorites (pasta, sandwiches, entrees), some straight-on, others with a twist."


The 10 Best Wine Bars in Iowa

"Both the perfect place for a casual night out or next private party, District 36 in Ankeny serves up good vibes besides their full selection of wines, and however you decide to spend your time at this cozy and comfortable drinking establishment, you’ll be sure to have a good time."

Prairie Trail Introduction


"The new District36 restaurant is a beautiful space with lakeside dining on the patio, an expansive wine selection and desserts to die for!"


Catch Des Moines Review

"Thus, when Urban Grille’s second location, District 36, opened in Ankeny’s Prairie Trail, I was ecstatic."

The Des Moines Register Review

"Urbandale’s Urban Grill now has a sister location in Ankeny. District 36, from Dave and Jean Thompson, dishes out more steak and seafood dishes at this location that overlooks a man-made lake in Prairie Trail."


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