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The Class Act Restaurant

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
+1 319-848-8777
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A surprise because I didn’t realize a culinary school was in the area. I decided to go with Borscht Soup and a winter special Ribeye Roulade. The soup was great and the Roulade melted in my mouth. Definitely a return visit will be in order.

Thank Laneshinkansen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the combinations of different foods. Had to look up the definitions of the some of the cooking methods which we think added to the experience. We had 3 small plates (plenty of food for two) and especially liked the pastrami white fish. A...More

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We woke up early and decided to try out the restaurant. We had a nice bread/muffin basket to begin with. The entres were nice size servings. I'm not used to ham having a "fancy" flavor (my guess is herb like rosemary). The side potatoes are...More

Thank Jme L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A rather surprising find on my home to Minnesota. Started with a whitefish tapas which was large enough to be shared. Excellent. Main dish of chicken fell short in being underdone (which I should have sent back) and just plain dull and dry. The accompanying...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the way back to the Eastern Iowa airport I stopped in for a return visit to Kirkwood Community College and had dinner at the fabulous “The Class Act” inside the hotel. A super eclectic menu made this a super fun treat. I had peanut...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We tried this place based on reviews to celebrate a family birthday. The staff was nice and courteous. The restaurant was clean . The drinks were great . ( thank goodness bc that was the saving grace ) The food however was a big disappointment....More

Thank crystalcD1589OO
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Dear Crystal C, Thank you for providing an honest account of your celebratory dinner. There's no sense in sugarcoating it; we severely missed the mark on your special night. It's extremely disappointing to hear that so many items were overcooked, and even burnt. We should...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Staying in the area for an early morning flight. Looked up this restaurant on Trip Advisor. Very interesting concept, a teaching restaurant affiliated with the Kirkwood College. There were no students here this evening, but I guess students can follow and observe all of the...More

Thank Villagesre
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise, on our way to New England and enjoyed a delicious meal great service gourmet food .

Thank kristines896
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

A limited menu for lunch. The choices are a little fancy for me though. I am more of plain butter and fries rule for lunch. The food was good, just not my type of menu.

Thank timsK2460YB
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This teaching hotel and restaurant is the best place in the area. The menu changes regularly and the offerings are usually based on locally produced items. You can't go wrong.

Thank 123rtyu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 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
  • E-mail
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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