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Chef's Table - CLOSED

223 East Washington, Iowa City, IA
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Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: I ate here last night and had a fabulous dinner. Not sure why it's not listed as they have been open for nearly a year

28 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Why did they close? My husband and I have shared many memories at Chef's Table, and the Burger was OUTSTANDING! I have had burgers from around the country and this was by far the best! The fancier fair was good, but that burger - Oh MY! (Since it has closed the best burger I have tried is in NY nearly... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This restaurant was a real treat but unfortunately has been closed for some time now. I had a surprise birthday dinner there which was terrific and I will miss Chef's Table :(

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Iowa City, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is my favorite anniversary restaurant. This is the most authentic French food I've had in Iowa City and I have eaten extensively in France.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Good bistro food and wine tastings. If you would like a taste of French Cuisine at a reasonable price this is a great option. Romantic enough for dates, casual enough for everything else. Every dish I have had has been tasty. Not perfect but an overall positive experience.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Dreadful service. The last lunch I ate there took nearly 20 minutes to take our drink order, then there was another 30 minute wait for our appetizer, and finally our lunch entree was taken to go because we had been there for an hour and a half and had to move on to other engagements. AND we were the ONLY... More

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Kansas City
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We were celebrating our son's graduation. The restaurant followed the requests we made on our OpenTable reservation. We were seated in the exclusive wine room which is pristine. The waiter Brian was superb as was the food. As a side it is an interesting layout for a restaurant. The decor is stone with Alder wood and a very good feel... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This french - new american Haunt is something to savor . Weekends get crowded later in evening so go early , weeknights are safe .Chef Eric and their stellar kitchen staff put out food that looks great , smells good , and tastes amazing/ delicious/inspired ! Rabbit dish was like being transported to Provence.France. All the seafood dishes are so... More

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Chicago
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127 reviews 127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

As you may see from my other reviews, I travel a bit. As a person who grew up in the Midwest, I was generally raised on meat and potatoes. Bless her soul, but my mother cooked for me as she knew, and as the market convinced her...lots of processed foods. But as a "traveled" adult I've grown to like fine... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Expect small portions, blend food. Expensive. No vegetarian dish (not that I'm a vegetarian, but sometimes our guests are), and what the "chef" whipped up was horrible. Not impressed.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

I spent a fortune taking my friend here. They served foie gras and when I questioned the foie gras (violent goose meat) the chef came out and scolded me. My meal was TINY and mediocre, but paid $40 for it anyway.

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