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126 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240
319-887-1909
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Food and Service

I was there couple of times 3-4 years back, and was not impressed with their food. However, my recent visit changed my views. They now have not only good selection of entrees, the food (my selection - rack of lamb) was very good, and the service was really impressive. I highly recommend their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2013
MDPIowaCity
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Iowa City, Iowa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This retaurant was recommended by the hotel I was staying at. I had high expectation of the food quality. Unfortunately they had pork in most their food including fish. I had to ask them to replace the pork with rice which probably changed the taste of the food. I wasn't impressed by the food.

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Sarasota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu includes a lot of items you would not fix yourself that are well prepared. The service was very good.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I used to love to go to One Twenty Six years ago for half priced wine night on Mondays. The Mr. and I went on a whim on a weeknight this summer. It was incredibly slow, and our food was rushed out the window. I like efficiency, but I don't like feeling like there's no sense of coursing. All of... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I was there couple of times 3-4 years back, and was not impressed with their food. However, my recent visit changed my views. They now have not only good selection of entrees, the food (my selection - rack of lamb) was very good, and the service was really impressive. I highly recommend their appetizer mussels too. Definitely, a place to... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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612 reviews 612 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
526 helpful votes 526 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Four of us ate here and two enjoyed the lamb chops plus lamb Wellington, one the pork Vindaloo and one the salmon each served with its own side. The bread was fresh, warm and as rich as brioche dough. The service was attentive. All in all, a great experience.

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Columbia, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

When I was an undergrad at the University of Iowa (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth), one of my guilty pleasures before Italian class was to head over to the Great Midwestern Ice Cream Company on Washington Street, grab a pastry and some Red Zinger tea, and sit in the window and study. It was nice place, in an old... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

LOVE this place. We came here for a surprise party and it was our first time, and will definitely not be our last. They had rented out the back room upstairs and we had a set menu for the night. My husband and I both had the Beef Tenderloin and it was SO DELICIOUS.One of the best meals ever! It's... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We really enjoyed some special occasions brunches over the years, especially Mother's day. Service can sometimes be slow, but the food is very nice. It's a nice place to treat your mom to a nice brunch.

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We liked the look of 126 from outside, so stepped in just before the lunch rush. My food choice was easy when I saw they had a muffaletta sandwich, and theirs was just the right size for lunch sustenance without overeating. A main-dish salad was good too, a nice mix of greens and fresh toppings. We'd gladly eat there again... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The service has really dropped off since my last time here. When I arrived, I asked to be seated at a booth. I was informed that I couldn't sit at it because they needed the seating for the lunch time crunch. I understand this. However, the lunch time crunch never materialized. At least I got to admire the empty booth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-887-1909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 24
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?