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Vue Rooftop features a distinctly modern escape filled with a unique outdoor design. Enjoy a memorable experience with food, music, and fantastic views of the Iowa City skyline.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Healthy, Wine Bar, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resembled a sports bar more than a restaurant. It is possible that if it was possible to eat outside, it would be better. They have a happy hour from 3-6PM, which is good. The menu selection is OK.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank SrgnFsh
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi SrgnFsh, Thank you for taking the time to leave our restaurant a review. Typically, during the warm months we serve food on the patio; however outdoor service is always weather dependent. Hopefully you can join us for dinner again when the weather is nicer!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate with a group of 8 this past Saturday. Overall enjoyable experience. Good bar. Good lively atmosphere. Food was good - I had salmon and others had steak. All were happy. Service was good. No complaints - all good!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Andyfreeman4
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andyfreeman4, Thank you for the four-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Please let us know what we can improve in order to make it a five-star review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter recommended this place so we stopped in for a drink and some appetizers. The waiter gave us the menus and said a server would be out on the rooftop to service us. 15 minutes later, nobody had showed. So I ordered from the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank rmchupp
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi rmchupp, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are terribly sorry about the service you received. We are working to train our wait staff to be more attentive and our bartenders to be as knowledgeable as possible. Hopefully you will...More

Reviewed September 15, 2019

We had reservations for 8 of us and we were greeted and seated right away. The restaurant, indeed has a panoramic view all around ( although the bar side is obscured by 5 larges televisions. There are 2 more televisions in the restaurant. We came...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Michparis
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Thank you for the kind words and review! We will take all comments into consideration to continue to improve our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon- and make it a full 5 star review!

Reviewed September 5, 2019

Vue has the most amazing view of beautiful Iowa City. Its worth a visit for the View, but then I am struggling. We actually abandoned our meal in the end :( I went with my husband and daughter, ordered three drinks and only two arrived....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank julesb531
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are terribly sorry the service was less than desirable; we are in the process of retraining many new staff members. Hopefully you would give us another try and we can make your experience...More

Reviewed August 14, 2019

The atmosphere and the view are exceptional! The servers are very friendly and attentive to your needs. Our entrees were delicious! There are many fine restaurants in Iowa City, but this one is not to be missed!! Will return for sure!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Marjorie C
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Marjorie- Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Hopefully we will get to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 3, 2019

Was there with a group of about 20. Had a room to ourselves with three choices of dinner (pork chop--HUGE), salmon (undercooked) and pasta (excellent). They arranged appetizers (caprese was wonderful); salad and dessert (creme brûlée, flourless chocolate torte and cheesecake--no complaints). Service was good...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank KLMMadison
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thank you for the nice review. We appreciate it!!

Reviewed July 25, 2019

Unexpectedly excellent pullet pork, fillet, and crab cakes. Beautiful view. Really great dining experiene.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Alex D
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Alex- Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We appreciate the love!! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 12, 2019

Typical hotel restaurant. So, so food and poor service. The only redeeming quality of this place is to see Iowa City from the penthouse. Nothing would make me want to go back now that I've seen the view. The portions are small and overpriced. One...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Michael J
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Michael- I apologies that your experience was not what you were hoping. Could you share with us as to what items you felt were portioned small and the key issues you had with your service. We are always striving to improve and your feedback is...More

Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

It’s a wonderful setting for a romantic dinner out. Best view in town, plus the food is delicious and well-prepared. Lots of price points on the menu, so you can go fancy or get a burger. One of my favorites in town.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank rebecca626
Vue R, Manager at Vue Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2019

Rebecca- Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know you had a good time. We love the love!! Hopefully we get a chance to see you again soon!!

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