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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    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
Excellent Meal!

On a cold Sunday, with temperatures hovering at -2 degrees, we ventured out in search of a great meal. Class Act restaurant was close to our hotel and was open on a Sunday evening so we headed there. We were not disappointed in our choice. The music is kept low so we could converse without having... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
stephen h
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Whitehouse, Ohio
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Whitehouse, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cold Sunday, with temperatures hovering at -2 degrees, we ventured out in search of a great meal. Class Act restaurant was close to our hotel and was open on a Sunday evening so we headed there. We were not disappointed in our choice. The music is kept low so we could converse without having to shout. The salads... More 

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Thank stephen h
Grimes, Iowa
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179 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reviews were pretty good. The restaurant/hotel had a boutique feel. We had the Beef Tenderloin/Scallops and Bison Meatballs Tagatelli. They were just OK. The service was poor/average.

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Thank tm212
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Class Act Restaurant is just what the name implies. Run by the Kirkwood Community College Culinary Arts school - a mix of Kirkwood staff and students prepare and present your meals. The menu is always unique and changes frequently. Great for lunch or a special dinner. What a great way to support the students' education.

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Thank Marge H
New Jersey
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

No offense to folks from the Midwest, but the name of the restaurant in the middle of nowhere was a little scary. However, it turned out to be a very good description. Located in a boutique hotel, it turned out to have some eclectic dishes, very good service and was reasonably priced. The food was very good, and in the... More 

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Thank GiantsFan1986
Germantown, Maryland
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Had lunch here while staying at the hotel. I had a butternut squash/apple soup and the grilled cheese sandwich. Both were different, but delicious. It's not your average grilled cheese--there's brie and a jam. The soup had a nice pistachio topping that added a great kick. I wish I'd stayed at the hotel longer so I could have tried more... More 

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Thank legaldiva2002
Hiawatha, Iowa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Was with a group for a party and it was the first time trying the restaurant. I ordered the pheasant.... It was dry and tasted like an overcooked pork chop. ( I normally love pheasant ) The drinks were overpriced, and the " party room " was stuffy. The only thing good about the night was the staff.

Helpful?
Thank Petmousey
Lee B, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Petmousey, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at The Class Act restaurant. While I am pleased to hear that we were able to deliver a high level of service, it disappoints me to find out that you were not satified with your meal. We strive to put forth a delicious, consistent product... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I went to Class Act for lunch and was delighted with exceptional customer service from the greeting, seating, ordering, to eating, check, and even conversation after with staff. The restaurant has classy attractive decor and can be very fine dining or casual. The food was delicious, appropriately proportioned, and beautifully plated. Their menu is well diversified with classic options as... More 

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Thank Kansas T
Dubuque, Iowa
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202 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

New, clean, nice layout. Service reasonable, but highest prices for food quality and quantity seen in Iowa. In for a conference, saved time instead of going elsewhere, but won't make that mistake.

Helpful?
Thank Robert_Felderman
Lee B, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Robert_Felderman, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We at the Class Act restaurant are constantly looking to better our level of service and performance and therefore greatly appreciate your feedback. Our intent is to provide the greatest product possible using the highest quality ingredients available to us. While this may result in having... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

There are few fine dining experiences in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The Class Act Restaurant is a must eat for any foodie! The restaurant is beautiful and if you skip over the bar, you are only hurting yourself! Every aspect of the experience is made with care and deliberate, thoughtful details. It is a place where food is beautiful, definitely going... More 

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Thank Kelly F
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

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