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The Class Act

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7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 (76th St SW)
Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.
+1 319-848-8777
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Class Act Restaurant, located within The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, is...
The Class Act Restaurant, located within The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, is eastern Iowa's newest and tastiest gourmet restaurant. Just minutes from popular attractions in downtown Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The Class Act Restaurant provides great food and outstanding service in a hip, yet friendly and comfortable environment unlike any other in Cedar Rapids. In addition to offering an outstanding menu featuring the very best locally-grown produce and select fare from around the country, The Class Act also serves as a real-time, real-world teaching environment for Kirkwood's groundbreaking Culinary Arts program. Our menus are designed differently, far more creatively, in response to our teaching responsibility, and to provide the dining experience you and your family and friends expect. The Class Act offers the premier spot in Cedar Rapids whether you're looking to celebrate with friends and family, invite your clients for a great meal while in town, or just enjoy a romantic evening for two. From haute cuisine to home cookin', The Class Act offers dishes designed for just about any appetite - and just about any budget. Whether you seek light bites such as our gourmet small plates, savor culinary delights like the Iowa-cut pork chop or seasonal risotto, or simply prefer to dig into the juicy, farm-fresh flavors of the signature Class Act Burger, our seasonal breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner menus offer something to suit your tastes. Or stop in and enjoy one of the tasty cocktails or wines from the restaurant's bar and extensive wine cellar. And don't miss the sweet delights our award-winning dessert menu to provide the perfect finish to your day. You have very high expectations for what is prepared here. And rightly so. Enjoy amazing gourmet food, unmatched service and a surprisingly agreeable check. Together with our breathtaking decor and quiet ambience, we've created a flawless experience that is truly a Class Act.
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Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Surprise!

Coming back from a customer visit and found the "Class Act"-hard to find? Please you guys add some more signage for us out of towners...having found it, we were not disappointed! I had the patti melt and italian sausage soup. Very good, both of them. My two associates had the burgers and I thought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ted A
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Coming back from a customer visit and found the "Class Act"-hard to find? Please you guys add some more signage for us out of towners...having found it, we were not disappointed! I had the patti melt and italian sausage soup. Very good, both of them. My two associates had the burgers and I thought maybe I screwed up because their... More 

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Lee B, Director of Food and Beverage at The Class Act, responded to this review

Dear Ted A- Thank you for giving us your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your lunch with us. You will definitely have to come back and try the burger; it’s one of my favorite items on the menu. I will also share your suggestion for more signage with our team. Thank you again for the feedback. Best,... More 

Cascade, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was very surprised by the hospitality. The meal was perfectly sized and well presented. Our waitress was very cordial and polite. The food was delicious, and I was given a free dessert for my birthday. I would recommend whole heartedly.

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Lee B, Director of Food and Beverage at The Class Act, responded to this review

Dear donald812015- We are so happy that you were able to join us for your birthday. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to our staff that made your experience possible. I hope your birthday was all that you had hoped for. Best, Melanie Abu-Nameh Director of Food and Beverage More 

Cedar Rapids, IA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I frequently have lunch at the Hotel at Kirkwood because it is so different and fun compared to anything else in the area and the food is excellent! Servings are just the right size, not the "humongo" portions you find most places, and the innovative taste combinations are just delightful. Offerings frequently feature local products, like Maytag Bleu Cheese, Milton... More 

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Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The students work very hard and do a great job. The food and service was excellent. The decor was modern and well implemented. A+

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Marion
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. Had not been here and was very surprised at how nice this place was. I know its a teaching hotel/restaurant, but everyone was extremely friendly & food was great. Ha the Belgian waffle and it was very good. Friends in my party also enjoyed their breakfast. We will return.

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Lee B, Director of Food and Beverage at The Class Act, responded to this review

Dear Tiffanyjim- Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you tried our restaurant and that you and your friends enjoyed your brunch experience. We also have a great lunch and dinner menu with fresh and local ingredients that you may enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Melanie Abu-Nameh Director of Food... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Wife and I decided to try something new in the area - we were not disappointed! Tried the lamb and fish entrees, they were excellent! The lamb might just be the best rack of lamb I have had anywhere. It was prepared perfectly and was seasoned just right. My wife's bass entrée, presented on a bed of vegetables, was very,... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Class Act is a teaching restaurant located within the Hotel Kirkwood which is also a training hotel for the students at Kirkwood Community College. Given that the restaurant is basically run by college kids from the chefs to the servers it is pretty impressive. The food is unique and flavorful. The servers are courteous and work very hard to... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Their menu always has unique different things you can try for a good price. I always feel taken care of!

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Saint James, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Class Act is located in The Hotel Kirkwood which is in partnership with Kirkwood Community College. The restaurant and kitchen are staffed with students eager to serve and provide a quality experience. I enjoyed the pork chop on day one and the Class Act burger on day two. Both were cooked to order and done perfectly. The house salads... More 

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Cedar Rapids
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What my wife and I like most about this restaurant is that there is always something special on the menu. Not the usual fare that is found at most restaurants. Unique recipes with quality, locally-grown ingredients. Truly gourmet offerings. Add to that a modern, clean, attractive decor, a quiet environment, and great service. This is why we go to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (76th St SW)
  • Public Transportation: Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-848-8777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The Class Act Restaurant, located within The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, is eastern Iowa's newest and tastiest gourmet restaurant. Just minutes from popular attractions in downtown Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The Class Act Restaurant provides great food and outstanding service in a hip, yet friendly and comfortable environment unlike any other in Cedar Rapids. In addition to offering an outstanding menu featuring the very best locally-grown produce and select fare from around the country, The Class Act also serves as a real-time, real-world teaching environment for Kirkwood's groundbreaking Culinary Arts program. Our menus are designed differently, far more creatively, in response to our teaching responsibility, and to provide the dining experience you and your family and friends expect. The Class Act offers the premier spot in Cedar Rapids whether you're looking to celebrate with friends and family, invite your clients for a great meal while in town, or just enjoy a romantic evening for two. From haute cuisine to home cookin', The Class Act offers dishes designed for just about any appetite - and just about any budget. Whether you seek light bites such as our gourmet small plates, savor culinary delights like the Iowa-cut pork chop or seasonal risotto, or simply prefer to dig into the juicy, farm-fresh flavors of the signature Class Act Burger, our seasonal breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner menus offer something to suit your tastes. Or stop in and enjoy one of the tasty cocktails or wines from the restaurant's bar and extensive wine cellar. And don't miss the sweet delights our award-winning dessert menu to provide the perfect finish to your day. You have very high expectations for what is prepared here. And rightly so. Enjoy amazing gourmet food, unmatched service and a surprisingly agreeable check. Together with our breathtaking decor and quiet ambience, we've created a flawless experience that is truly a Class Act.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?