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“Good company, nice environment, good conversation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brown Bottle

Brown Bottle
125 E Zeller St, Ste 102, North Liberty, IA 52317-9041
319-626-3900
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Ranked #21 of 35 Restaurants in North Liberty
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good company, nice environment, good conversation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Had a company gathering - fund and entertaining. The help was friendly and kind. Pretty fast service, though two dinners were switched and we didn't figure that out until too late.
The room was quiet and private, plenty of chance for good conversation. The fixtures are nice, the chairs comfortable.
I've liked this place for years, and recommended it to friends. This time had a few hitches though. The wrong dinner was a start, but these things happen - seafood lasagna and vegetarian lasagna look the same until you dig into them.
I tried to salvage the dinner with dessert. Their Crème Brulee used to be the best around. This time...a quarter inch of dry custard in the bottom of a big custard cup. Pretty easy to get overcooked, which it was. This dish is supposed to be an indulgence. But cooked this way, in such a paltry serving, left no flavor and took all the joy out of it. It sort of peeled off of the bottom of the custard cup, in dry strips.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Too bad to eat...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Was there 11/13/13...ordered veal parmasean...it came in a bowl of water!It had strips of ham in it??Same for my date.We ordered mushrooms...didn't show up until we reminded the waiter.They showed up in a bowl of water.I had two bites and could not eat any more.Mt date asked if I wanted to take it home.I said I didn't want to eat it here..and I damn sure did not want to eat it at home.50$ wasted!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Marion, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Mushroom Soup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It happened the day that I went to eat, the soup was Cream of Mushroom soup. This was just as good as a Cream of Mushroom soup that I had many years ago in Scottland. I ended up buying a quart just to take home.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corbin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Little pricey but good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The service was great, the food was really good they make a homemade creamy garic salad dressing that is wonderful

Visited March 2013
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Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Quiet atmosphere!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

One of our favoirite weekday spots. We like the North Liberty location as it has convenient parking and a quiet atmosphere. The food is mediocre, but enjoyable.

Visited January 2013
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