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One Twenty Six

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126 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240
319-887-1909
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    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
MDP_Love_Traveling
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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155 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went here for an anniversary dinner on the recommendation of another couple. I was disappointed to see there wasn't any beer selection, just pricey wine that wasn't that good. Food was mediocre. Nothing to run back to. I am not sure if there are two or three different restaurants connected, but the restroom situation was odd.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nice atmosphere. Great service. Nice wine list. The menu usually has one entree of each protein. Salads at noon are well done. Inthe evening there is a chicken dish that is so good it's hard to order anything else. On thepeicier side, but worth it.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I were in Iowa City visiting a couple of our friends. We all wanted to try something new, so my friend made reservations at One Twenty Six. None of us had been here before, but looking back, we should have been more concerned than we were when we arrived for our 7:00pm reservation on a Saturday night,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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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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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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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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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: Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?