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

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tries a little too hard

A classy restaurant by downtown Waterloo standards. Good food, but the chef tries too hard. Instead of serving high quality butter, they offer 'sun-dried tomato and parmigian butter'. The pork goujons come with gorgonzola plus all sorts of nuts and berries. French chefs keep things simple with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Gareth J
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A classy restaurant by downtown Waterloo standards. Good food, but the chef tries too hard. Instead of serving high quality butter, they offer 'sun-dried tomato and parmigian butter'. The pork goujons come with gorgonzola plus all sorts of nuts and berries. French chefs keep things simple with the best quality ingredients - it doesn't need to be complicated.

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Thank Gareth J
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm usually consider myself a fair person, and overly understanding at times. But there is a reason that the table of people beside us, left their food and their drinks without paying tonight. A one hour wait for our food, with a full kitchen staff is not acceptable. We had to ask several times for simple refills of water. The... More 

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Thank ttphotography
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Amazing Food! Very accommodating Staff. Great Martini's. Went out to eat with some girl friends here and we practically licked our plates clean. I enjoyed this restaurant very much. Never thought I would find something so nice in Waterloo, IA. A hidden gem

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Thank Anne W
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Enjoy going here for business lunches. Dinner entrees I have had better. Lobster bisque soup is decent.

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Thank JunkerFam
Hudson, Iowa
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This one breaks my heart. Cu was our favorite area restaurant, but the last visit there was such a major disappointment. The meal was ok, but certainly not up to former standards. The waitress seemed harried and overworked. We ordered a nice bottle of red wine and were given two small chardonnay glasses "because there weren't any other wine glasses... More 

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Thank iaillini
Denver, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My and my brother-in-law's birthday are a week apart, so we and the wives decided to celebrate at CU's Tuesday night. The place wasn't very busy with only three other groups seated. The waitress was slow to come to the table and that trend continued all night. We had to ask for missing silverware, menus, water, the check, etc. After... More 

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Thank Mark F
Marshalltown, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Light and tasty blackened mahi salad and generous burger with great flavor. Intimate atmosphere with a nice bar, tables and booths. Knowledgeable friendly waiter. Good looking desserts.

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Thank WolfeHearingDoc
Evansdale, Iowa
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Cu is a NICE! place - but even Denny's wipes down every booth every time! We were led to "freshly-cleaned" booth with TWO grease-covered seats!!! My date & I were both wearing brand-new clothes...other customers appeared to be dressed in expensive ensembles. HARD TO UNDERSTAND!! OTHERWISE: Filet Mignon and Pork Medallions were delightfully tender and tasty! Server was attentive and... More 

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Thank coburnelli
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Good food, good ambience. Have eaten lunch here several times and always had a good meal. Soups and sandwiches in a fine dining atmosphere.

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Thank Jan M
Waterloo, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Cu is a very unique, quiet dining experience. Yummy martini's. Delicious steaks. Wonderful place to dine & catch-up with family & friends.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?