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89 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2669
319-338-1738
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Description: Very small and intimate, only 8 tables, kitchen is open to dining area...
Very small and intimate, only 8 tables, kitchen is open to dining area, Chef David is also the waiter. Excellent wine pairings.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Very superior and romantic!

We had a absolutely fabulous early Valentine's Day/birthday there! The ambience is superb with food to match, personalized service. Food seasoned and cooked so perfectly it needed nothing else! Pricey but perfect for a special occasion !

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Anniep29
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Iowa City
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Iowa City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a absolutely fabulous early Valentine's Day/birthday there! The ambience is superb with food to match, personalized service. Food seasoned and cooked so perfectly it needed nothing else! Pricey but perfect for a special occasion !

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Despite living only about 50 miles away, Coralville is not a place I visit often. In fact we have not been there since we moved here five years ago. Looked for a nice eating experience nearby and found Chez Grace on the internet. Our daughter is a cooking professional (baker) and pretty fussy about food but we like to treat... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

From the curb, i wasn't so sure. But once inside this place - I could have swore i was eating in New York, or Chicago, at a first class establishment. The music was perfect, the lighting was perfect, the ambiance, decor... perfect. The food was...incredible. You could pick this place up, and set it down in Vegas, or NY.. and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had sea bass, filet mignon, and duck. The dishes were delightful, as always, and the chef was attentive to our needs without getting in the way. It was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday with our friends.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

For those who have never been to Che Grace,it is hard to know where to begin to describe. Chef Z is truly a one man show: he takes your reservation, greats you, seats you, serves you, educates you, entertains you and becomes your friend. Oh, and did I mention the food? Last night I had Fillet Mignon. It was topped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We first met Chef David when our children were going to school in Iowa, 6 years ago. His restaurant is quietly elegant. The food preparation is exquisite. Chef treated us as special guests the first time we ate there and we have been fortunate to celebrate two graduation dinners there. The experience is worth the price. Though the kids are... More 

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Keota Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This little restaurant is a refreshing surprise. It is an intimate atmosphere that is conducive to visiting and quiet and calming. The decor is very pleasing to the eye and reminds me of small little cafe's in Europe.David, the chef and owner, will do anything to please you. The food is cooked to perfection and preference. It is pricey but... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Me and my wife eat at Chez Grace at all of our ocations, its so fancy food from great chef. I highly recomend it for everyone who want to spend awesome night with his spouse

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Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I have been to Chez grace 2 or 3 times now. It is truly a unique place. It is expensive, but the food is excellent. The wait to seat is null. However, the wait for the food can be long. This is due to 1 man (owner) runs the whole show, he is the chef, the host, the servicer. There... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

The ambiance was warm, upscale and inviting. The exterior is misleading (in a strip mall) for what you find inside. It seats only 16 people so it is private feeling. The chef was really interactive which was very fun. Overall a nice experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241-2669
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Coralville
  • Phone Number: 319-338-1738

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

Very small and intimate, only 8 tables, kitchen is open to dining area, Chef David is also the waiter. Excellent wine pairings.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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