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503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245
+1 319-338-1770
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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, Dinner, 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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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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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
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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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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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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

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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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Additional Information about Blackstone

Address: 503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone Number: +1 319-338-1770
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?