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Orchard Green

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Seafood, American, International
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521 S. Gilbert Street, Coralville, Iowa City, IA 52240
13193541642
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: A one of a kind venue with out of this world cuisine . It's big city dining...
A one of a kind venue with out of this world cuisine . It's big city dining in downtown Iowa city!
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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Best Restaurant in Iowa City

Orchard Green is the best restaurant in Iowa City hands down. We've had eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. The service is always outstanding. The food is delicious! It is expensive but it is absolutely worth it. Parking can be difficult to find, so you may want to consider using... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rickleed
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Orchard Green is the best restaurant in Iowa City hands down. We've had eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. The service is always outstanding. The food is delicious! It is expensive but it is absolutely worth it. Parking can be difficult to find, so you may want to consider using the valet parking in back. Also... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a phenomenal dinner - the best we have had in many years and we enjoy going to fine restaurants. The restaurant is a bit hard to find in the dark. It's an old factory with high ceilings, magnificent woodwork, tall beautiful windows the original vats from days as a brewery (among other things) and beautiful chandeliers that look like... More 

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Thank Qualitylovers
Marion, Iowa
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

First visit to this gem. Went on our wedding anniversary. The building is beautiful inside. We were seated upstairs. I have no idea what is downstairs. We started out with the crab cakes. Oh heaven. Probably the best crab cakes we've had, and that's saying a lot because we have tried them everywhere and every chance we get. I then... More 

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Thank CinnaPatty
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

You walk into beautifully restored building with high ceilings and arched windows and elegant looking wood throughout. I had the Tarragon Chicken, the most flavorful chicken I have ever had. My wife had a salad and crab cakes rating both of them excellent. We plan to return in the near future to sample other menu items.

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Thank Dean23803
Le Claire, Iowa
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner here. Hard to find and even harder to find a parking space. Valet parking available behind restaurant in an alley. Service was very nice. Nice wine selection also. I had pork and spouse had steak. Good clam chowder also.

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Thank Kathy G
Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had dinner for a party of five Dec 14. Service was excellent. Ordered two appetizers, mussels and escargots and five main plates. Mussels were small and old, insides were dried out, served almost at room temperature. Escargots were prepared a different way from earlier visits. Earlier, we had 6 escargots served in an escargot dish with garlic butter. This time... More 

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Thank RichSH20
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Thoroughly impressed. Warm ambience, great service. Food was fresh, perfectly cooked, so tasty, extensive wine and beer selection.

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Thank annie s
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I am from Wisconsin and had come to Iowa City for a short visit. Read good things about this restaurant so went there this evening for dinner. We had the Lobster Butternut Squash Bisque and the Clam Chowder and both were delicious. For our main courses we had the Whitefish, the Braised Duck and the Pork Rib Chop. Again all... More 

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Thank Paula C
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Orchard Green has incredible food, and a pretty dynamic selection - but the menu has never changed (at least for entres) in the two years I've been living in Iowa City - so I go there rarely (because there isn't anything new to try).

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Thank Morgan S
Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

very good service and food is always quite good. nice decor. we have been to the restaurant many times and are never disappointed

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 S. Gilbert Street, Coralville, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 13193541642

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

A one of a kind venue with out of this world cuisine . It's big city dining in downtown Iowa city!
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?