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503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245
+1 319-338-1770
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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    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
Always reliable AND a nice birthday perk

The food and service at Blackstone is consistently, reliably good. My last visit there with a friend was particularly enjoyable in that I got a free birthday appetizer. Appetizer, really? The Satay Sampler was big enough and to be a full fledged MEAL with steak, chicken and shrimp on skewers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
IAMermaid
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Iowa City, Iowa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pensacola, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 10 and had made reservations. The table was ready when we arrived and we had a very good server. The food was only average unfortunately. My sandwich which was toasted, was actually hard in places, my sons steak though was very good. The general census from everyone was that the food was ok- not actually... More 

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West Branch, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Blackstone is one of the best restaurants on the east side of Iowa City. The decor is upscale; when you enter this strip mall building, the bar is on one side, dining on the other. Wait staff is always friendly and attentive. Good sized menu with great salads, big juicy burgers and the Sunday brunch buffet is so good. We've... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Many people I admire swear by Blackstone. They find the food and service excellent. First time I went I thought it was fairly mediocre, meaning that the food we have at home is better. I was also surprised by the lack of waitstaff professionalism. So I thought that I must of hit a bad night. So I have tried Blackstone... More 

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Iowa City, IA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

decent priced entrees: $9 - $22. Good variety. Everyone raves about the macaroni and cheese side. Cold beer/tasty martini's

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Midwest
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We decided to visit for brunch on Mother's Day, no reservations, but we were seated in about 20 minutes. We waited at the bar and enjoyed bottomless Mimosas for $8.00! The service was super friendly (Thanks Sammie!) and made us feel very welcome. The food was simply astounding. We loved everything we tried, from the Miaggi (green) beans to the... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is consistently one of my wife and I's favorite places to eat in Iowa City. The burgers are phenomenal here (best in the area when it comes to quality of ingredients, in my opinion) but you don't have to stop looking there. Just about everything on the menu is great. They also have a nice selection of cocktails and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This restaurant is a great place to go with your family. It is also a great place to go alone. They have happy hour everyday from 3 to 6 with half price martinis and discounted beers. The staff are friendly and helpful. And they have a lot of different craft beers

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Iowa City, Iowa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food and service at Blackstone is consistently, reliably good. My last visit there with a friend was particularly enjoyable in that I got a free birthday appetizer. Appetizer, really? The Satay Sampler was big enough and to be a full fledged MEAL with steak, chicken and shrimp on skewers. DELICIOUS AND SATISFYING. It was a perfect way to end... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Contributor
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 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?