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Blackstone

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503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245
+1 319-338-1770
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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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
Very good dinner

Salads were delicious. Not many options for vegans though, but there isn't much in Iowa City that ddoesn't involve meat. Only compliant is was pretty loud, and hard to have a good conversation. The wait staff were exceptional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Tulsa, OK
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  • Local cuisine
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Just finished a delicious meal. I had the small citrus salad and a side of macaroni and cheese. Best I've ever had! My husband enjoyed a fried bologna sandwich. We started with pretzel bites made from scratch with a delicious cheese sauce. We are stuffed and happy! We will definitely come here again.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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245 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As the title indicates, we've visited Blackstone for lunch and dinner and found the food and service wonderful. I took a real chance this time (not choosing the Ahi tuna salad which is sublime) and went for the "Cuban" sandwich--a combination of thinly sliced ham and pulled pork for lunch. Score! Now I'm really going to have a difficult time... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were driving through and found this restaurant off of trip advisor. It's only 5 minutes off I-80. It's a nice sit down restaurant with seating inside and out, as well as booths and high tables at the bar. It's decently priced and the staff was very kind and helpful. We started off with the Saganaki, which is always good.... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Upon entering the restaurant you forget that your are in a strip mall. It has a great atmosphere and if it was located closer to my home, I would visit it more times. The food is good. We stop every time that we visit Iowa City. It's a must do. I mean, we have to eat, Right? This time my... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My wife and I have visited here 6 or 8 times and never a complaint. The food is excellent and you should try the baked mac and cheese. Sunday brunch is kinda busy but I think they take reservations. They have a bar.

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Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! And you are correct on Sunday brunch, and all other hours, we take reservations for any size party. More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We have only been here a couple times but loved it each time. They have good gluten free options, as I need them. Amazing gluten free buns for all burgers. It's abit more expensive than other sit down places but it's a great atmosphere, service and food. Sunday's there is only a buffet option for brunch but it is very... More 

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Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! We take great pride in offering over 15 of our everyday items gluten free. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Tulsa, OK
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Salads were delicious. Not many options for vegans though, but there isn't much in Iowa City that ddoesn't involve meat. Only compliant is was pretty loud, and hard to have a good conversation. The wait staff were exceptional.

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Rockport, Texas
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Okay. I've done a previous review on this place about a year or so ago. It was great back then so I spotted something on the menu that is a true test of a restaurant, Ahi Tuna very rare. Now this place is in the middle of landlocked USA and I ordered it rare. My resident home town is a... More 

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Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We take great pride in both our Ahi Tuna and Mac & Cheese. Hope to see you on your next visit to Iowa City! More 

Williamsburg, Iowa
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Had a lovely dinner. The drink selection is quite large. The menu is relatively small, but good. The burrata was good, although could have used a couple more slices of bread to go with all the great mozzarella. Iowa chop with blue cheese over caramelized onions was outstanding! Mac & cheese with bacon is also really good. I'm glad I... More 

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Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback, our mac & cheese is a can't miss item! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A little off the beaten path for a highway traveler but well worth the time to visit. Stopped by for an early supper and both my wife and I had a very nice, well presented and prepared meal. Nice beer selection and the wait staff was very attentive. Plan on revisiting when we're in the area as there we're several... 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?