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503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245-2726
+1 319-338-1770
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Iowa City, Iowa
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros and cons. We were seated quickly and service was reasonably good (although the waiter brought the wrong soup to one of us). The beer was reasonably varied and we were there in time for "happy hour" (although the half-price drinks were rather limited). The meal helpings at dinner were large although the Iowa pork chop was decidedly dry and... More 

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Des Moines
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

A little pricey, but expected since it is a nicer place. Have been here more than once. One time had salmon and it was tasty, however, we are trying to cut down on what we eat and so were sharing, and the serving side was more appropriate for one person. It was VERY tasty. The mac and cheese here is... More 

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Thank Donna M
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us Donna! Hope to see you all again soon, cheers! More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Tuesday night is half price martini night and they have a nice selection of delicious drinks to choose from. Our waitress was attentive and efficient, and our food arrived piping hot. I ordered the McMurray burger, my husband had a Reuben, and we both had their famous macaroni and cheese, baked under a shell of swiss and bacon. Yum!

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Thank Maggie K
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome feedback Maggie! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Iowa
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I had the McMurray Burger and it's one of the best burgers I've ever had. Finally somebody gets the combination of burger and bacon just right so that the flavors of the bacon compliment the beef rather than overpower and/or have the wrong texture combined with the beef. The french onion soup is some of the best although a little... More 

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Thank Catharus
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

The McMurray has been a huge hit lately, great to hear you agree! Happy hour and half priced pints go great with a burger, cheers! More 

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Delicious food - been there many times, not once have I been disappointed. I highly recommend the Seared Tuna!

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Thank SamosExpat
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This is a very relaxing place to eat alone or with family. I always order the 4 sliders with 2 chicken and 2 hamburger and they are too delicious. I have yet to share them with anyone else because I want them to myself. The last 2 visits had different dessert options and both ended up being wonderful choices. Every... More 

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Thank graceeleandra
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Grace! The sliders are too good to share sometimes! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1,067 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We arrived around 4:30 and enjoyed our early dinner. They offered happy hour drinks prior to 6 PM. Our food was tasty - and they had a nice choice of beers and wines. Service and price point was also good.

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Thank Diane K
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Coming in during happy hour is always a smart move, cheers and thanks! More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

There are serveral choices of good beer. Food is ok, I had pork chops which were good with quinoa, which was not so good, just ok. Still a nice place to go with friends or business.

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Thank Carla G
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Don't forget about 1/2 price draft beers every Monday, cheers! More 

Iowa City, IA
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385 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The "Monterey" flatbread is a "starter", but a full meal really. The combo of spinach, artichokes, mushrooms and cheese was just right, pizza-like. The delicious chicken tortilla soup has a little kick, and pairs well with the Cuban Sandwich, which includes ham, pork, cheese, and pickles. I skipped ailoi. A filling meal all around, with great service and a quiet... More 

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Thank GailCheryl
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Gail! More 

Chambersburg, PA
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We all came from out of town and our children arranged this dinner. We could not be more pleased with the atmosphere or the food. Everything was wonderful!

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Thank krstbone
Samuel H, Owner at Blackstone, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us with your family! Hope to see you next time in Iowa City. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245-2726
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-1770
Description
Blackstone of Iowa City is locally owned by four longtime Iowa City residents. We strive to "bring more to the table" through our comfortable ambiance, personable service and high quality, great tasting food. The restaurant features four intimate dining rooms all separated by a large bar area with tables that can accommodate up to 16 people. Whether you are looking for a casual lunch, happy hour drinks, a reason to celebrate or an intimate dinner we are here to surpass your expectations.

Happy hour is 3:00-6:00 everyday.
Daily Specials:
Monday - 1/2 price draft beer
Tuesday - 1/2 price martinis
Wednesday - 1/2 price wine

General Manager - Samuel Hall
Executive Chef - WIlliam Evans

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?