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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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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
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
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
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10 reviews
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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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Wylie, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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Edina, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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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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Knoxville Tennessee
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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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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Iowa
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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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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?