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The Class Act Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231 (76th St SW)
+1 319-848-8777
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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193 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a morning conference at the Kirkwood facility and had a quick lunch following the event with some colleagues. My lunch was very good. The atmosphere is upscale the staff was pretty good.

Thank kmbrown021393
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there several times, the hotel is not near other restaurants but who cares! This place is so good and reasonable we made an effort to come back after checkout to eat there again.

Thank jonesgp
Ely, Iowa
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The Class Act is another nice place and I really don't like to post anything negative about it, however have to be honest. The service was great as usual, however I chose the chicken salad sandwich which when brought to the table looked very nice. A nice side salad came with the sandwich. First two bites I thought maybe my... More 

Thank Karen T
Maquoketa, Iowa
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207 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Only found this lovely little gem because we had a 8 hour delay at the eastern Iowa airport and this was the nearest place with good TripAdvisor reviews. Is a first class placed used as a training ground for Kirkwood's culinary program, hence the name "class" act, rim shot please. The atmosphere is terrific and the food was served with... More 

Thank Michael V
San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Went for late lunch expecting a much different restaurant as it is a learning environment for students in hospitality field. It was anything but what I expected. It was modern and elegant. I have difficulty locating it since not familiar with area and unable to pick up on GPS. Restaurant is located at Kirkwood College exit to the East in... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We enjoyed tremendously the recent international Mexican dinner offering. In the past we have always hoped for the BEST and too often been disappointed. This time The Class Act delivered..The menu was well conceived, perfectly presented and served with attention.Hot food was hot and interesting and layered with taste. Inspired even.All the entrees were excellent .Drink and water service was... More 

Thank RMN123
McHenry, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Reunited with friends and coworkers, we chose The Class Act for brunch. From the phone call making the reservation, to wonderful seating for our group, excellent service, a generous menu, beautiful presentation, and scrumptious brunch, this place is top notch! The hospitality is professional and genuine! The experience and quality is worth the very reasonable fare. Treat yourself and enjoy... More 

Thank bic725
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Great, we stay here regularly during football season. Also has been excellent. We enjoy the student learning process. They are attentive to all your needs

Thank James K
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Nothing is better than good food and helping students learn. This is one of the best restaurants in the City with a changing menu that shows off the talents of the students and staff.

Thank cdhcch
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

The staff, including the chefs are students. They work extremely hard to not only provide an interesting and well prepared menu but also top flight service. A number of local restaurants tout locally sourced ingredients and an ever changing menu, the Class Act really delivers on this. After many visits there have only been a couple of times where something... More 

Thank rick p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
    (76th St SW)
  • Public Transportation: Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-848-8777
The Class Act Restaurant, located within The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, is eastern Iowa's newest and tastiest gourmet restaurant. Just minutes from popular attractions in downtown Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The Class Act Restaurant provides great food and outstanding service in a hip, yet friendly and comfortable environment unlike any other in Cedar Rapids. In addition to offering an outstanding menu featuring the very best locally-grown produce and select fare from around the country, The Class Act also serves as a real-time, real-world teaching environment for Kirkwood's groundbreaking Culinary Arts program. Our menus are designed differently, far more creatively, in response to our teaching responsibility, and to provide the dining experience you and your family and friends expect. The Class Act offers the premier spot in Cedar Rapids whether you're looking to celebrate with friends and family, invite your clients for a great meal while in town, or just enjoy a romantic evening for two. From haute cuisine to home cookin', The Class Act offers dishes designed for just about any appetite - and just about any budget. Whether you seek light bites such as our gourmet small plates, savor culinary delights like the Iowa-cut pork chop or seasonal risotto, or simply prefer to dig into the juicy, farm-fresh flavors of the signature Class Act Burger, our seasonal breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner menus offer something to suit your tastes. Or stop in and enjoy one of the tasty cocktails or wines from the restaurant's bar and extensive wine cellar. And don't miss the sweet delights our award-winning dessert menu to provide the perfect finish to your day. You have very high expectations for what is prepared here. And rightly so. Enjoy amazing gourmet food, unmatched service and a surprisingly agreeable check. Together with our breathtaking decor and quiet ambience, we've created a flawless experience that is truly a Class Act.

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