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503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245
+1 319-338-1770
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Blackstone of Iowa City is locally owned by four longtime Iowa City...
Blackstone of Iowa City is locally owned by four longtime Iowa City residents. We strive to "bring more to the table" through our comfortable ambiance, personable service and high quality, great tasting food. The restaurant features four intimate dining rooms all separated by a large bar area with tables that can accommodate up to 16 people. Whether you are looking for a casual lunch, happy hour drinks, a reason to celebrate or an intimate dinner we are here to surpass your expectations. Happy hour is 3:00-6:00 everyday. Daily Specials: Monday - 1/2 price draft beer Tuesday - 1/2 price martinis Wednesday - 1/2 price wine General Manager - Samuel Hall Executive Chef - WIlliam Evans
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Great food, good service, moderate pricing

Best apps. Delicious. Steak, salads, and Mediterranean chicken dishes are my favorite. Fri, sat nights are extremely busy and recommend reservations. Nice environment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Nahid V
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best apps. Delicious. Steak, salads, and Mediterranean chicken dishes are my favorite. Fri, sat nights are extremely busy and recommend reservations. Nice environment.

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Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Nahid, Thank you for your positive feedback! Great pointer on the reservations, we also accept them every other day of the week including our Sunday brunch! Sam More 

West Branch, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dined here a number of times and always pleased with quality of food and service. Exceptional Sunday Brunch as well! The homemade Mac & Cheese is a MUST TRY!!

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Samuel H, General Manager at Blackstone, responded to this review

Hey Kevin, Thanks for the raving review! The Mac & Cheese is a for sure staff favorite as well. Have a great weekend! Sam More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My friends and I always choose to go to Blackstones for after work for drinks, appetizers and dinner. The drinks are excellent and food is always perfect.

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Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words!! We are honored to be your favorite after work spot! Sam More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I went here for Valentine's Day. He ordered a steak, I had the beef Wellington off of the special Valentine's day menu. We used to love this place and would go here on special occasions. Our food was horrible and the service was so so. It made for a very disappointing evening. So much so that as... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Blackstone is one of my favorite places to meet friends for a drink and appetizers, or for a meal. My favorite thing on the menu is the satay sampler. It is grilled skewers of chicken, shrimp, and beef with dipping sauces. Delicious!

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Dixon, IL
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163 reviews 163 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place was recommended by someone at the Antique Auto Museum as a nice place to eat while on our way to West Branch. He was spot on when he described it as being "somewhat eclectic, but nice". The decor had a fresh, edgy, artsy feel. We were seated immediately and received excellent service. The only "hiccup" was the unpleasant... More 

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Iowa city
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Normally l am very happy with what I order. But this is crazy, I got a side order of asparagus and there was five pieces. It cost $5.00, that's a dollar a piece! Over priced underwhelmed.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Blackstone if my favorite Eastside restaurant in Iowa City The service is great and the food is amazing. The Mediterranian chicken is my favorite;they are also known for their mac and cheese! The atmosphere is elegant for dining and the bar is lively. Highly recommended!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Blackstone is among my favorite places to go for a special meal. The prices are reasonable, the food is fantastic, and the ambiance makes it an intimate and inviting space. My go-to dish there is the seared tuna. Served pink in the middle, the plate comes with a mingled spread of sauces for dipping and the result is delightful. Even... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have eaten there many times and always had good food and service. We have been there as a family and as a couple, it is appropriate for both. Make sure you try the flaming cheese!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-1770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Blackstone of Iowa City is locally owned by four longtime Iowa City residents. We strive to "bring more to the table" through our comfortable ambiance, personable service and high quality, great tasting food. The restaurant features four intimate dining rooms all separated by a large bar area with tables that can accommodate up to 16 people. Whether you are looking for a casual lunch, happy hour drinks, a reason to celebrate or an intimate dinner we are here to surpass your expectations. Happy hour is 3:00-6:00 everyday. Daily Specials: Monday - 1/2 price draft beer Tuesday - 1/2 price martinis Wednesday - 1/2 price wine General Manager - Samuel Hall Executive Chef - WIlliam Evans
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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