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Orchard Green

521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-1642
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Ranked #15 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We came here for dinner to celebrate a birthday. I normally think of myself as an adventurous eater, but I found nothing on the menu that spoke to me. All of the dishes were quite complex, e.g. the salmon was crusted, the filet was crusted, and the walleye was crusted. I'd rather have my fish/meat simply prepared, with a great... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of our very favorite restaurants in Iowa City. We have eaten there many times. The first time, I ordered their bouillabaisse with a side of their focaccia. It was the best bouillabaisse I have ever had and the best focaccia. I am a bread maker, and can't touch theirs. I guarantee that you will never have better... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Went for a special occassion and the restaurant was perfect. 5 persons had great wine, meals and desserts. The "fish board" appetizer was the best ever with something for everyone. Too much for a single person but great to sample interesting tastes. The steak was very special; the chicken with pesto mixed very interesting textures and the scallops were fresh... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best in Iowa CIty!! Ate here twice in the last month for dinner- fantastic both times. The restaurant decor is comfortable but fashionable as they have made good use of the original features of the building. Great wine list and knowledgeable servers. But the food, as it should be, is the selling point.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have eaten at Orchard Green on many occasions but this one was a very special one. We had contacted them before hand to tell them we had a Vegan/Gluten free person who would be dining with us. The manager Nick from the beginning did not make us feel weird. We arrived and the waiter was equally as accommodating. The... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My spouse and I enjoyed a dinner here with two good friends. I was the only person who had not dined here previously. We all had different entrees, and everyone enjoyed them. The food was excellent in quality and in presentation. I must say (and I do so reluctantly) that service was slow. I had no problems at all with... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I don't know if those last two reviewers were having a bad day or are just some of those people who are just never happy and feel the need to share it with the world but the food here is WONDERFUL and the staff was falling all over themselves to be helpful and quite attentive. And many places have the... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Not to sure what some reviewers are complaining about, but Orchard Green is our favorite restaurant in the area. We go there about once per month and have since they opened. There are many fine dining options I have reviewed and none are more consistent and dependably great. A varied menu the offers something for vegetarians, seafood lovers and carnivores... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Still serving over-sauced entrees with inconsistent portions. Service staff is very disorganized and off putting. Never been a favorite and will remain that way.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Went to dinner last night. We made a simple request to have one of the bar menu options (Fish and Chips) served in the main restaurant since it was Good Friday and my wife historically would have that on this day. The waiter asked the head waiter who gave a song and dance about policy. He never asked the chef... More

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