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Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar

955 Washington St, Suite 101, Dubuque, IA 52001-2316
+1 563-587-8899
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“duck tacos” (29 reviews)
“fondue” (7 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
955 Washington St, Suite 101, Dubuque, IA 52001-2316
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Read reviews and thought we would try this restaurant while in town and we were not let down. While our 14year old wasn’t sure about the “fancy” food, he devoured the salmon and crab crakes. The apple pie dessert was delicious as was the pork...More

Thank Sara50312
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look, Dubuque is not exactly a culinary destination. This restaurant could change tgat. It is probably the best dining option in Dubuque. I ate here with coworkers and everyone had a great meal. Appetizers, entrees, desert, and drinks and everyone thought their meal was excellent....More

Thank john1495
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in this brick revitalized area of Dubuque, the restaurant, staff, service, chef, hip atmosphere, and concept of Brazen is brilliant! We enjoyed everything about it and look forward to returning very soon. We also appreciate the location close to Loras College.

Thank Cindy409c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Millwork District in downtown Dubuque. The food is so fresh, never frozen(there is not a freezer in their kitchen)! Don’t miss the opportunity to have a meal here!

Thank Adventure290774
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here on a trip. We had a small plate of crab cake and one of leek and cream cheese. Both were excellent. We had a pizza with caulrobi with was much better than expected and finished with night with the...More

Thank Carl F
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Love the chestnut pasta! The Iowa pork chop was cooked perfectly, medium rare. The wedge salad is always a favorite to share. The best old fashioned and donuts in town.

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed October 15, 2018

For an experience beyond the pale, go to Brazen for brunch. Do not go late because of all the things to run out of, that would be the quiche. The Korean tacos were tasty but different from the menu which called for Korean beef yet...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place. The atmosphere is great. The food is fabulous and prepare fresh. What a fantastic change from your standard restaurant. The duck tacos so delicious. The fried chicken and ribeye come hungry because the portion is huge. A must stop when visiting...More

Thank SherylS321
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is very awesome... The food is fantastic. We had such a good time in the relaxed environment with the best of hospitality.

Thank DrDMentz
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Although the interior of this restaurant was beautiful, the weather was so nice on Sunday that we had brunch outdoors. We shared the buttermilk pancakes and garden egg taco (served with excellent breakfast potatoes), and both were excellent. So was the coffee! Our only complaint,...More

Thank MadTownAdventurer
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May 22, 2017|
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Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
Yes and yes, I'd get that phone call made asap!
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November 27, 2016|
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Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
Always good. Menu changes seasonally. Worth a trip to Dubuque.
Sue & Alan J
September 1, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 955 Washington St, Suite 101, Dubuque, IA 52001-2316
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-587-8899
  • E-mail
Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar is a comfortably stylish New American cuisine showcasing locally sourced (when available) and world inspired cuisine and cocktails. We are located on the corner of 10th & Washington in the heart of the Millwork District. The restaurant is led by a kitchen & bar team with some of the top talent in the area. Brazen is a representation of inspired individuals wanting to perfect their craft and give our patrons the best experience possible. Our team works with local farmers and growers to bring the freshest ingredients to our kitchen for the best quality. We pride ourselves in not having any freezers in the restaurant which allows us to give you always fresh ingredients!! The experience is exciting yet approachable, with a warm Midwest atmosphere that makes it a perfect destination for craft beers, inspired cocktails, and innovative plates that can be shared or enjoyed in a more formal meal.
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