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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    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:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Unique restaurant serving tapas as well as main entrees. Respectable wine list and full bar. Great venue for date night or evening out with girlfriends sharing variety of tapas.

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Minneapolis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Was passing by Iowa City on a trip to Indiana, and liked the reviews I saw for Devotay. Am very glad I got off the interstate and sought it out for dinner, as the food, refreshments, and service all made it worth the side trip. Is a fairly small place, and I visited on a weeknight.

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Midwest
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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12 reviews 12 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 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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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?