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The Class Act Restaurant

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American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231 (76th St SW)
+1 319-848-8777
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on way through Cedar Rapids. BLT and Salmon BLT were very good. Great setting to take a break especially during a long drive.

Thank Dennis K
Florissant, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Our amazing server explained to me what quinoa is and how they prepared it (and how to pronounce it!). It was obviously my first time to try it, and it was so yummy!! My husband's steel-cut oats were also expertly prepared. Our server was attentive, courteous and very helpful. All in all, a delightful experience.

Thank gloripotimus
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Ate here for lunch before a work meeting and had a wonderful brunch. Greeted by a kind server who walked us through the menu. My dining companion was gluten free and they were completely accommodating, even changing their fry oil for her side. I tried the brunch burger, a beautiful stack of sourdough bread, bacon, potato pancake, a tasty burger... More 

Thank bambert
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The presentation is very good and the staff courteous and attentive. Scallops for the appetiser were perfectly cooked, but as a dish it was spoiled by the intense vinegar taste of the base. Main courses--chicken pot pie, scallop pasta, and rainbow trout were spectacular and flavourful, but more astronomically priced--more expensive than if I'd had the same thing at home... More 

Thank Spectacles88
Lee B, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Spectacles88, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We at the Class Act restaurant are constantly looking to better our level of service and performance and therefore greatly appreciate your feedback. Our intent is to provide the greatest product possible using the highest quality ingredients available to us. While this may result in having... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My daughter and I went to Class Act on May 28th to enjoy lunch on their outdoor patio. The manager was watching the radar and saw that a thunderstorm was heading our way so they suggested we move inside. Our server, Ryan, was so sweet about moving us in and then did an amazing job serving us our lunch, dessert... More 

Thank rlwoodw1
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We used to enjoy special evenings at the place sort of known for fine dining,plating cuisine and good if a bit awkward student service. Our last dinner with large group of friends was very disappointing. The menu is minimal.The service was unusually slow and there was insufficient help for the number of diners at our table. Only two other tables... More 

Thank RMN123
Lee B, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello RMN123, I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to you for choosing to celebrate special occasions with us here at The Class Act. I am deeply disappointed to hear that you had such an unsatisfactory meal with us, however we greatly value your feedback. While we strive to set the standard for service, cuisine and hospitality in... More 

Naples, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I rarely write reviews but I felt I had to in this case as it was well under my groups expectations. First off the service was good, but that was where the magic ended as I'm pretty sure the chief had the night off as everything that came out of the kitchen was off. Over cooked, poorly seasoned starters. Mains... More 

Thank Cats_of_Naples
Lee B, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Cats of Naples, I would like to begin by thanking you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at The Class Act restaurant. While I am deeply disappointed to hear that you had such an unsatisfactory meal with us, we greatly value your feedback. Our goal is to consistently produce high quality cuisine provided through... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this 'teaching' restaurant connected to Kirkwood Community College. The restaurant is adjacent the school's hotel, which also serves as a teaching environment for their hospitality program. The physical space is well-designed and appealing, and the menu - we had brunch - was terrific, with a nice diversity of options. Stars in our book were... More 

Thank Sarahgo
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

for breakfast have the bacon because you have forgotten why it's sooo good. For dinner, trust me, just have the most perfect pork chop you will ever have.

Thank Logan8811
Marion, Iowa, United States
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A quiet restaurant with a modern twist. Though the menu had limited options they were unique such as a shrimp po-boy sandwich or rabbit stew. Careful with your drink order as we selected a couple of "nightly specials" only to learn they were $12 each.

Thank Kevin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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