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The Class Act Restaurant

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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
6:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 7
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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
A cut above the rest

Great food and service. Very comfortable chairs with white tablecloths and fine china. Lunch was a sandwich with a salad, and quite filling.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Bonnie F
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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31 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Just had dinner tonight 8/8. Upon arriving there was no one at the front booth. When the lady came around we were surprised by her casual attire. She sat us down and right away we noticed fruit Flys. Our waitress came around and was very nice we both decided to order the bone in t bone. She informed us they... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great food and service. Very comfortable chairs with white tablecloths and fine china. Lunch was a sandwich with a salad, and quite filling.

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Boulder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were in the area for RAGBRAI and stayed in a hotel near the Eastern Iowa Airport. Our group was looking for a place to eat, so I checked online for "restaurants near me." When I saw the menu for The Class Act, it immediately made the top of the list. Even though we were in shorts and t-shirts, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food and service is excellent. The brunch is by far my favorite! It is the best restaurant in the area.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love having the chance to visit this restaurant when they have the cowboy ribeye on the menu. The steak is simply fantastic. Their deserts are pretty worthwhile as well. Sometimes the staff is a bit over-attentive, but that is easy to understand in the learning environment. It doesn't bother me, I love eating here.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great atmosphere and food is very good but a little expensive. Part of the community college to train chefs and hospitality students so great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I ate here for both lunch and dinner. At lunch the service was a little slow, but the food was so good that we decided we wanted to return for dinner. It is elegant but yet casual. The tomato soup was some of the best I have had! The Pork, Apples and Beer was an excellent choice. The pork chops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had Father's Day dinner at the restaurant and its name says it all. The restaurant is part of a culinary institute with students doing the cooking and serving. I always try to experience these when I travel as I am never disappointed. Our server Marcie provided an excellent description of the specials of the day and I had to try... More 

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

Dear DJS1950, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at our restaurant. We are so happy that you and your wife had a great experience on Father’s Day. Our staff does a great job of working with our students to create fun and exciting specials for our guests to enjoy. We hope that you... More 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had the scallops one night (I was concerned about ordering scallops in Iowa, but the server assured me they were fresh and good). They were outstanding, as were the sides. Ordered a filet the next night which was also very yummy. They do a fantastic job there, and the service was great, too.

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Agoura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

What a surprise to find this gourmet restaurant in the middle of farms. We were so impressed with the decor, ambiance, service, menu and incredible meals!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?