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Orchard Green

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521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-1642
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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, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never Missed a Beat

I have long been familiar with Iowa City. I was a graduate student at the University of Iowa in the early 1980s. Now I live in Chicago, where one can easily be spoiled with the profusion of culinary choices, and I never particularly recalled Iowa City as having much in cuisine beyond catering to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
James_Schwab
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Chicago
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Chicago
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I have long been familiar with Iowa City. I was a graduate student at the University of Iowa in the early 1980s. Now I live in Chicago, where one can easily be spoiled with the profusion of culinary choices, and I never particularly recalled Iowa City as having much in cuisine beyond catering to student tastes with burgers, beer, and... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ambitous menus, excellent food, painstakingly prepared, and very attentive service combine to make Orchard Green exceptional among Iowa City's top restauants.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

High-quality food, but relatively expensive and small portions. Ate upstairs, and very noisy despite booths. Good service. Had to search for parking.

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Kalona, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Four of us eat here on a Friday evening. The valet parking was a nice perk since parking is pretty much nonexistent. We had the cheese plate for an appetizer and it was fabulous. Our entrees were delicious too. We'd like to go back and make a meal of there apps! Beautiful building and atmosphere.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Their filet is the best I have ever had. Ever. Really ever. We've been there 3 times in the past couple years and nothing before or since has stacked up. Everything has been wonderful every time, it makes it hard to want to go anywhere else.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went there for husband's birthday. Everything from start to finish was immaculate. Prompt service, one of the best tasting food I have had and excellent ambience.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a fantastic meal, from our waiter-recommended appetizer to the dessert we didn't need but couldn't resist. Each course contained an impressive blend of flavors. The service was impeccable--perfectly timed, and friendly but not intrusive. Thanks for a truly wonderful dining experience. We will be back, with friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Service is attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Fish is the best in town; the walleye is amazing, as is the sweet corn/jalapeno risotto that accompanies it. Moroccan pork and pork saltimbocca are close runners up. The 1/2 tarragon chicken may sound mundane, but the dish will surpise you. The atmosphere is suitable for business meals, and also for intimate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Excellent dining in Iowa City. The food is always well prepared and varied according to the season of the year. Wait staff is friendly and helpful with menu choices. Excellent atmosphere for having a conversation with those with whom you are dining. Valet parking a plus. Nice selection of wines and spirits. Lower level has a casual atmosphere, while the... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife was about to celebrate a milestone birthday and I wanted to find a place with a great atmosphere, wonderful food and a good wine list. We have a lot of favorites in Iowa City to choose from; she chose Orchard Green. It was a perfect choice as we were able to have a table where it was quiet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-354-1642

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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?