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320 East 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703
319 274 8888
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food

Excellent food. Great presentation. A classy restaurant. A good liquor selection as well and delightful bar to visit afterward.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
60shariw
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Iowa
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went there for a fun girls night. The menu had a limited amount of choices and the food was actually a bit bland. It sounded very good, and posh, but just did not live up to the hype that was presented on the menu. The service was fine and the food wasn't terrible.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent food. Great presentation. A classy restaurant. A good liquor selection as well and delightful bar to visit afterward.

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Cambiano, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Second times here, every time is wonderful! Steaks and sides are really good! ...and the desserts are incredible!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were just in town for the weekend and found the restaurant on-line and after checking out the menu decided to give it a try. I have to be honest.....when we arrived for our 7:45 reservation on Saturday night our table wasn't quite ready (C'mon people go home and give up your table!) We decided to just wait at the... More 

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United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had not been well (a cold), had recovered and it was very cold...and I was alone on business in Waterloo after the blizzard in Jan. Found this online and the roads cleared enough to find my way there. I truly enjoyed the wine, company, healthy, flavorful, inventive food and atmosphere. This is a must visit, I will be back... More 

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Hudson, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Cu remains one of our favorite restaurants in the Cedar Valley. They periodically rotate the menus so you can always find something different. Usually have very tasty appetizers and great entrees with usually a nice grilled vegetable medley. Lobster Bisque soup and Creme Brûlée are certainly favorites

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Quad Cities
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am having some medical tests tomorrow and was not allowed any fat - no butter, oil, milk or cream. Difficult in a restaurant! The chef came out and we were able to figure out a very delicious dinner of grilled citrus salmon, grilled veggies (zucchini, yellow squash, peppers) and sweet potatoes in honey and ginger reduction. Many places would... More 

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Annandale, Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We came on a Saturday night around 8:00 after making reservations to find the place was just about empty. The waitress said their Saturday night crowd had pretty much came and went. Regardless, we got right in and were seated at a pretty table with curtains on 2 sides making it very private. We ordered some wine from a pretty... More 

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Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We made our reservation, picked up our visitors from a nearby hotel, and were greeted at the door of CU with, "Oh you're early, your waitress isn't expecting you yet." Looked at my watch, and saw that we were a little over four minutes early, or five minutes early by our guests watch. We offered to "wait", but she insisted... More 

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Milwaukee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food here is well prepared and seasoned. The wait staff friendly. We went on a Friday. The special was prime rib. It was very good-seasoned well. It could have been a little more tender. I also had the crab bisque. It was delicious as well as the Crème Brule. I would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 East 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319 274 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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