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Rubaiyat Restaurant

117 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1805
+1 563-382-9463
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“house salad” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
117 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1805
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Pasta Rubaiyat, which was loaded with tons of succulent seafood!! The Alfredo sauce was to die for!! Great atmosphere and excellent service!!

Thank Betsyvial
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a company party there, the service was good, the food was good, and the drinks were great! would do it again...

Thank cruiserinc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waitress did a fabulous job with our large party of 11 family members. She was efficient and personable. The unexpected surprise for me (being gluten free) was that as several people were ordering homemade cinnamon rolls to start with, she offered a Gluten Free...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just finished the most wonderful meal at Decorah’s own Rubaiyat. We were served by James, a very charismatic and articulate young man. It is clear how much time and effort they put in not only to the food and ambience of...More

Thank Charlie177
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, the service and the ambiance was wonderful! The best part of our trip!! Would definitely go back again!

Thank 1AZlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always perfect, great tap list, great wine list. If you're going for a nice meal in a casual environment, you can't do better.

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this restaurant because it was casual but still elegant. Pleasant atmosphere, good service, and excellent food (We shared the Chicken Caprese).

Thank microman103
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Yummy salad, bread and pizza. Seafood pasta was a bit heavy/rich. Very accommodating for kids with separate menu and activity box. Good selection of beer and wine. Decent value for the quality and experience. Make a reservation or be prepared to wait.

1  Thank Elisha K
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding service always. Food is always good and changes with the seasons. A must eat at while in Decorah.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed April 10, 2018

What a great dining experience after a long, cold day of fishing. We arrived on time with our reservation, and were promptly seated. The owner is the hostess and we quickly learned that we are both wine geeks, an affectionate term. The mussels were excellent...More

Thank BDG6610
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Ashlie D
July 17, 2018|
Response from Kelly B | Reviewed this property |
It’s pretty fancy. We’ve brought our children for Sunday brunch. We’ve also brought them individually but not all together. I would probably say you can but they would be the only children in the place.
Cyndi M
October 5, 2015|
Response from rubaiyat117 | Property representative |
We host wedding reception parties all the time. We always have steak and seafood options on the menu. As well we always have a children's menu with things ranging from pasta with marinara or butter, chicken fingers a plain... More
September 2, 2015|
Response from rubaiyat117 | Property representative |
We have people in biking clothes in here almost on a nightly basis. No problem at all. We would love to have you join us! Chef Andy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-9463
  • E-mail
At Rubaiyat, we feature a seasonal American menu, emphasizing straight - forward, approachable cuisine that both looks and tastes clean and composed. This means simply but skillfully prepared ingredient - driven dishes that reveal our commitment to using the highest quality products, in season, and local when available. The inspiration behind Rubaiyat's menu reflect Chef Andy's classic and diverse culinary influences. Yet he's consistently led back to creating food that is distinctly contemporary, and as our name would have it, dishes that are "food for thought". As a result, Rubaiyat's refined seasonal American dishes combine four of the qualities that we value most: integrity, style, restraint, and playfulness. That is found in our personal mission to shape the dining experience around culinary delights from beginning to end. We insist on honoring the smallest details underlying the very rhythm of the restaurant, including our service. Come find out for yourself just why our staff is second to none. Cheers!! Andy & Kim Bonnet, Proprietors
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