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Devotay

117 North Linn Street (between Market & Jefferson), Iowa City, IA 5245
319-354-1001
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Ranked #31 of 206 Restaurants in Iowa City
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Midwest
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed several menu items over a few glasses of wine on a recent Saturday night. The meatballs were good (and would have been better had they been warmer or had a bit of a char to them), and the goat tarts were delicious. It was nice to be able to order a half of glass of wine. A nice... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I ate here on a recent Saturday as part of a lunch reservation for a group of eight people celebrating a college graduation. All the food was quite good -- with the exception of plain chicken broth as the bland and boring soup offering. But the service was excruciatingly slow. I can forgive slow, when it comes to staging between... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We've recently eaten at Linn Street Cafe and Devotay. Both are good choices, and actually share a common doorway. I recently reviewed LSC. This one will focus on Devotay. I like the setting in this small restaurant. A little funky, interesting food options, a very nice setting for a romantic dinner for 2 or a place to meet a couple... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A very good, local establishment. We had a group of 8 on a Thursday night. The place wasn't very busy which might have helped with the attentive service. We ordered most of what's on the menu and each item was excellent; fresh and flavorful. This was a great place to go when you have several vegitarians in the group. The... More

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Studio City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had a wonderful meal! Charming decor and delicious inventive meal. We ate tapas and squid and couldn't fit in a dessert but they sounded fabulous! Can't wait to go back!

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Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nothing terrible happened. Out of state friends wanted to go here, and were expecting outstanding food, ambiance, and service. Everything was okay, we selected entrees (2 ordered ribs, 1 duck, & 1 paella, 3 of the 4 available choices) and perhaps we would have been more impressed with the tapas. We also had an appetizer (ceviche), red sangria, and creme... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

What I like about Devotay is it's something different from the normal restaurant in Iowa. They have a wide range of options of tapas to choose from. I had the scallops- they were very good but definitely was a "small plate." the wine was good and we got happy hour prices while we were there. It's a small place so... More

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st. louis, mo
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Visiting Iowa City for a conference, and disappointed that our previous favorite restaurant had closed some months earlier, a group of us chanced upon this purveyor of Spanish cuisine. Well, it may not be 'posh' or upscale, but of all the dining options we tried out during our stay in Iowa City, it was easily the best and most enjoyable.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The ambience is lovely, the craft cocktails are delicious, and the food is really good. These are small plates to be shared with friends, but there are also a few things on the menu (paella, mussels, even the small plate of scallops) which are/can be entrees. A meal for two comes to about $100 with drinks and tip, but I... More

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Burlington, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Our tapas experience was one of good drink, nice conversation and delicious food. We brought a group of eleven on a Saturday night and our waiter handled us with ease. Once seated you notice the charm of the restaurant and the great views of the sidewalk traffic around. There are some tapas that are just perfect. We had three children... More

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