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117 North Linn Street (between Market & Jefferson), Iowa City, IA 5245
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Ranked #24 of 209 Restaurants in Iowa City
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
11 reviews 11 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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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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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