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Devotay

Spanish, 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Not for me

I am not sure what to say about this restaurant. It is an expensive restaurant trying to pose as a "simple roadside stop."

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
MariePhillips
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Chicago suburbs
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambience. Waitress very pleasant. The French bread loaf is perfect and a very nice size for the price. The meatballs were great too, accompanied by a great sauce. Our waitperson apparently forgot our potatoes bravos order, and when we asked about it after we had finished the meatballs she said it was "coming up shortly." Would have been better... More 

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Thank WalkingLadyJ
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am not sure what to say about this restaurant. It is an expensive restaurant trying to pose as a "simple roadside stop."

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2 Thank MariePhillips
Wylie, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

A tapas bar in Iowa...I definitely had a few reservations! But overall I was really impressed. I didn't care for the initial whiskey sour cocktail I tried, but when I switched to wine all was good. I tried the sirloin and scallops kebabs which were great. The baguette was good and the gambas were pretty good too. There was a... More 

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Thank miniviolet
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Last night I went to Devotay with my fiancée. We live in the area and have dined at many other local restaurants. However, the dining dissatisfaction of some friends had always steered us away from Devotay. I'm glad we neglected their advice last night. It was wonderful! The tapas menu was large enough to be diverse but not overwhelming. We... More 

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Thank IsleFun
Edina, Minnesota
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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Thank Rebecca C
Knoxville Tennessee
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank suehitn
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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1 Thank Doug A
Iowa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank midwesttravels
Springfield, Illinois
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Thank caringinthemoment
Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Spanish, American, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?