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7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
+1 319-848-8777
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Ranked #4 of 316 Restaurants in Cedar Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 76th St SW
Transit: Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.
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.
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Class Act is part of the nationally recognized culinary program at Kirkwood Community College. We ate there the Friday evening after Thanksgiving...predictably not busy. Service was terrific. The menu is different each time we have been there. It is a little pricy for Cedar Rapids, IA, but the meals were quite good. You are unlikely to find any menu... More 

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

Dear Jeff R- We are so happy that you chose The Class Act to celebrate your wife’s birthday. Thank you for taking a moment during such a busy time of year to write a review about your experience. We are changing our menu soon but I am happy to say that both the Mediterranean Nachos and the Snapper will still... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A First Class restaurant in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor. The food is innovative and excellent. The room is very pleasant and the servers are eager students. One bit of advice, ask for the wine list before you order a glass of house wine. The price vary from $7-12, dependent on variety.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a 4 star restaurant that supports training for up and coming chefs as it partners with the Kirkwood Community College. The menu is always varied and delicious. A beautiful setting with exceptional service and food! Plan to savor your time here!

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Class Act is the restaurant in the Hotel at Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids, IA. This review is on the breakfast they serve. The dinners are excellent in themselves but to me the breakfast really stands out. Everything has a little different twist to them from the eggs benedict to the oat meal. Nothing like you see in other restaurants for... More 

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

Dear TobyTampa, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Class Act. We pride ourselves not only in using great products and providing great service but in presenting everyday classics and favorites in a unique manner. We hope that you will visit us again when you return to the area. We wish you the best this... More 

Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Excellent breakfast with fresh food!! It was so relaxing to have a filling breakfast while quietly reading the paper. Made my start to the day perfect!!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have eaten at The Class Act for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the past two years. It is always good, the last visit was perfection. The Class Act is a beautiful, sleek urban decor, with lovely linens and atmosphere. It is a teaching facility but while sometimes the waiters are clearly nervous, the service is always attentive. The last... More 

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Additional Information about The Class Act

Address: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone Number: +1 319-848-8777
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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