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“Great place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Orchard Green

Orchard Green
521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-1642
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Ranked #10 of 207 Restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Iowa
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is our go-to restaurant for any special occasion. The building is beautiful. There is valet parking. And the food is delicious! Would rank it #1 or #2 in the area. Do not miss!

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“very consistent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have had a perfect meal every time I have eaten here, about 10 times. Food is excellent, so is the service, atmosphere, etc. It's our favorite restaurant in town, by far. You just can't go wrong. The bouillabaisse is the best anywhere, especially when ordered with the focaccia to sop up the stupendous sauce. TRY it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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rochester, il
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Calm retreat in Iowa city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Dining is upstairs in a warm paneled dining room with just the right ambience and noise level- like a babbling brook, soothing and peaceful. Service was prompt and cheerful without being annoying. The crab cakes were full of crab and certainly on the "we'll tease your palate without stuffing you before dinner" side. The lobster bisque was perhaps had a little too much bouillon flavor but was overall pleasing with a lump of lobster and cup sized to leave plenty of room for dinner. The orchard green martini was a little light on the liquor but was fab and full flavored. Mains were generous, the cowboy steak was huge and bursting with flavor. My duck dish had two leg/thighs, but would have been even better if it had been breast. Potato au gratin wasn't a highlight with the filet. Overall this is probably a 4 1/2 but the service makes it a five

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coralville, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Top-notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The food, ambiance and service are all top-notch. Lovely wine selection, and the scallops are amazing.

Visited September 2012
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Iowa City, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Loved it, again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I love this place for an occassion. Went with 8 poeple. Got a great table in the rear of the gorgeous building. Had a really great server! Had the veggie rissoto-love that. Enough for two days. Had one of every dessert-delcious. 6 bottles of wine and great focccia bread, crab cakes, you name it! Go here, you won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2012
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