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“Not worth going to” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cu

Cu
320 East 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703
319 274 8888
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Ranked #8 of 116 Restaurants in Waterloo
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not worth going to”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Having given the place a few tries it always seems to be disappointing food has a salty taste first few bites are good then the salt kicks in and it's difficult to finish the meal. The atmosphere has an opportunity to b a very nice place until you see the dirty air vents overhead and the white laundry baskets on a high shelf near the kitchen but visible to dining room and entry way. Menu does not have many choices for dieters except a salad. Most dishes have a sauce Steaks are pricy considering. We went at 6pm on a Tuesday and were the only table for about a half hour then two more couples came in. Not too popular.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Belleville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere...slow service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went here for dinner with my mom while in town on business. The space is very nice. We liked the art and general layout of the space. We were seated right away at a both. We arrived around 6 pm on a Tuesday and were one of four tables. That said the service was slow for the entire meal. There wad only one server and she was acting as hostess, server, and bartender for the entire place. The wine list was ok with about 12 wines by the glass...pretty much even split between red and white. Food menu had nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Some pasta, seafood, pork, chicken and beef. Prices were a little higher than I expected for Waterloo, IA considering entrees were a large carte. We ordered the lobster and shrimp bisque. Flavor was good, but a bit thick for my taste. The pork medallions with gorgonzola were very good as was the risotto it was served with. The seafood trio special was a slight disappointment. The scallops were perfectly seasoned and cooked. The shrimp was nothing special. Just grilled shrimp. The walleye was a bit geasey and the breading needed some seasoning. Neither of us liked it. It was also served with the house risotto. The bread service consisted of warm rolls that were good. The garlic butter served with them was one of the best parts of the meal. Overall the meal was descent but not great. Would consider going again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice rustic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We went here for a baby shower and enjoyed many fun snacks. The atmosphere was cosy in a rustic setting. It work well for all the attendee's and we all had a great time.

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Iowa
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Cream Sherry Mushrooms were okay, I wouldn't recommend them. They brought out 2 kind of icky weird bread rolls, blech and the butter that came with them was not the best either. The Steak and Shrimp Cavatappi was absolutely amazing-I took half of it home for lunch the next day and it was even amazing heated up in the microwave. My husband had the Gruyere Chicken which we thought was amazing as well. The service was good and the dessert was good but nothing remarkable, I can't even remember what it was, that's how normal and not special it was. We will eat here again to try other items on their menu, I recommend this place but hope they make different appetizer bread in the future and have a different selection of desserts as well.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Waterloo, Iowa
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wife's Birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I took my wife to Cu on her birthday for a special romantic dinner. The food was great as always. The atmosphere is very good for a romantic night out. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. We had a very good time. This is one of Waterloo's best restaurants in our estimation. We will be back.

  • Visited December 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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