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Rubaiyat Restaurant

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117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA
+1 563-382-9463
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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The name "Rubaiyat" derives from a collection of poetry written over 1,000...
The name "Rubaiyat" derives from a collection of poetry written over 1,000 years ago. The poems are a testimony of living life to the fullest with the help of good food, fine wine and together the joy they can bring to life. Owners Andy & Kim Bonnet invite you to share in their love of great food and wine as you experience fine dining at its best in downtown Decorah. See you soon!
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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, relaxed setting

We went here with friends based on Trip Advisor reviews. The food is excellent! I had the sea bass and my husband had the salmon. Both were delicious! Our server readily made some substitutions based on allergies and preferences. She also checked back several times to see if all was okay and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
2seniors53
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Madison, Wisconsin
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went here with friends based on Trip Advisor reviews. The food is excellent! I had the sea bass and my husband had the salmon. Both were delicious! Our server readily made some substitutions based on allergies and preferences. She also checked back several times to see if all was okay and one of the owners checked on us too.... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Menu offerings are excellent. Preparation is outstanding and service is great. A great dining experience.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Everything about this restaurant is excellent. Service, ambiance, price value, food quality and presentation, wine and beer selection, it's all great. On my last visit the burger I ordered was juicy and delicious. I was amazed they even had a gluten free bun available. You can't go wrong here; it's a winner.

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fantastic food - well prepared and delicious. This downtown restaurant was a big surprise for a small town. The Sea Bass meal was perfect. Good wine selection and an attentive staff. We will be back. Try this restaurant and you will be back too!

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Iowa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Relaxed setting in heart of beautiful downtown Decorah Iowa. Great tap selection! Award-winning wine list! Their salted caramel brownie dessert - WOW! I LOVE the Kale Caesar Salad with a good Cab. No reservation? No problem! They have a 'community table' available! Just ask about it! You can also order a nice menu in the bar area.

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Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Definitely eat here! Great for business, couples, etc. The service was impeccable, and the food was excellent!

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St Paul
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Wonderful service, great atmosphere, wine room, excellent menu choices. I look forward to my next visit!

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Decorah, Iowa
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

RUBAIYAT in Decorah is one our favorite places to go. The Pasta Rubaiyat is one of the best pasta dishes that I have had!! Kim and Andy change the menu often so there is always something new to try! Service is always top notch. If you have room,the desserts always look soooo good,too! You will not find a better place... More 

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Eden Prairie
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had brunch here and thought the food was good but nothing special. We would probably look for another restaurant to try before going back here. The decor and building were quite charming.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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692 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Was here with my now wife. I ordered pheasant. It was delicious. Restaurant is on a main street and in a beautiful building. Interior is clean and spacious. Not noisy. We were quickly seated and waited upon. Nice choices in wines. Really great food.

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Additional Information about Rubaiyat Restaurant

Address: 117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA
Phone Number: +1 563-382-9463
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $20
Cuisine: Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $20
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups

Description

The name "Rubaiyat" derives from a collection of poetry written over 1,000 years ago. The poems are a testimony of living life to the fullest with the help of good food, fine wine and together the joy they can bring to life. Owners Andy & Kim Bonnet invite you to share in their love of great food and wine as you experience fine dining at its best in downtown Decorah. See you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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