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Devotay

American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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117 North Linn Street (between Market & Jefferson), Iowa City, IA 5245
319-354-1001
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tops in Tapas

Devotay is one of our Iowa City favorites. It is a farm to table restaurant with a mainly Spanish tapas menu. We like ordering and sharing a variety of their small plates. We enjoyed the grilled olives, the lamb and beef meatballs, and the country pate off the regular menu. We found the tapas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Edina, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I was alone so just had the albondigas and Spanish tortilla tapas. And the red wine sangria, of course. All were terrific (especially the tortilla). Service is good too!

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Knoxville Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended. Enjoyed authentic dishes with unique flavors - very tasty. Generous portions. Good wine selection. Pleasant and comfortable for a group.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Always enjoy Devotay, Kurt has a unique style. Uses what is grown locally and very fresh. Unique food combinations and great wine pairings. Not fancy, lot's of hand crafted, "artsy' surroundings. Good food, reasonably priced!

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Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had a wonderful varied dinner. We shared a bunch of delicious plates and drinks. Cozy and so fun.

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Springfield, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A lover of real (NOT American) tapas, my husband and I found this little place in an historic section of Iowa City. Lovely ambience and even better service....but it really was about the food. We enjoyed the Pamploma chorizo and manchego for it's authentic flavors, and the pintxos, or

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Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Loved: The cocktails, locally sourced food and intimate atmosphere Challenge: There is often a wait so be sure to call ahead

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Solon, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My friends and I have eaten here several times and usually had really good food. This time, though, it wasn't worth the high prices. We ordered the vegetarian paella. The regular paella is full of shrimp, chicken, oysters, sausage, etc., along with the rice & veggies. The vegetable variety is just the rice, carrots, too many green olives, potatoes, peas...and... More 

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Devotay is one of our Iowa City favorites. It is a farm to table restaurant with a mainly Spanish tapas menu. We like ordering and sharing a variety of their small plates. We enjoyed the grilled olives, the lamb and beef meatballs, and the country pate off the regular menu. We found the tapas specials of scallops poached in vermouth... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went here for a date night! The food was fabulous. The wait staff suggested to start with 2 or 3 tapas dishes. That was the perfect amount with a little room for dessert to share! Will definitely go back!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Devotay is a small, artsy restaurant with local food dressed up in creative share-plates. The bar is extensive and well stocked. Service is good and the atmosphere will make even middle aged folks feel cool and hip.

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Additional Information about Devotay

Address: 117 North Linn Street (between Market & Jefferson), Iowa City, IA 5245
Phone Number: 319-354-1001
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 North Linn Street (between Market & Jefferson), Iowa City, IA 5245
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-354-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?