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“Packed! But, worth the wait.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rubaiyat Restaurant

Rubaiyat Restaurant
117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA
+1 563-382-9463
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Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Decorah
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The name "Rubaiyat" derives from a collection of poetry written over 1,000 years ago. The poems are a testimony of living life to the fullest with the help of good food, fine wine and together the joy they can bring to life. Owners Andy & Kim Bonnet invite you to share in their love of great food and wine as you experience fine dining at its best in downtown Decorah. See you soon!
Iowa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Packed! But, worth the wait.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We've begun to enjoy the bar scene of busy weekend nights at Rubaiyat. If you're not looking for the dining room experience (which is excellent but often full), try sitting in the bar or at the bar. The gals are busy but attentive and the atmosphere is loud and fun. Great selection of beer on-tap and good mixed drinks. A good place all-around!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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minneapolis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“as good as it gets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

kym and andy have become friends over the years my son went to school there and we keep going back to visit because we love the town and the food here is as good as it gets. Service is great, ask for Mandy Tons of beers and martinis, very good innovative menu, try the pasta rubiyat. great wine list and sunday morning breakfast is special. It is expensive for a small town standpoint but a bargain by Minneapolis standards. I havfe never had a bad meal in probably 40 that we have had there. I look forward to eating there.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food was wonderful and the staff out of this world. They have a wonderful selection of food and adult drinks.

Visited February 2013
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La Crosse, WI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Spectacular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is the ONLY place to eat in Decorah. The food is amazing! This restaurant goes above and beyond anything within a 50 mile radius...and probably further. Andy and Kim, the owners, are wonderful and accommodating people. Their staff is very knowledgeable about the food, wine and beer. It's a must stop if you're ever in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food and wine selections”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Every meal I've ordered at Rubaiyat is extraordinary. The selection and variety of dishes is outstanding and the quality of the food could compete with any big city chef. What a surprise to find this culinary delight in rural Iowa! Hats off to the chef!

Visited November 2012
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