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Orchard Green

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521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
+1 319-354-1642
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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220 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the best meals that I have ever had in a restaurant. Fine dining at its best. Put this place in the middle of Manhattan and you would have to wait two months for a reservation. The restaurant is large, very attractive, service was excellent and the portions were large.

Thank GuitarPlayer2006
Columbia, South Carolina
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437 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the meal here. The five in our party got a variety of dishes. I finally decided on the duck. It was tender, yet the skin was crisp. Probably the best I've had.

Thank Lbouknight
Iowa City, IA
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460 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Pleasant experience for early dinner. Beautiful dining room and attentive staff. The Bouillabaisse was excellent, rich, and perfectly cooked with mussels, shrimp, scallops and more over risotto. My mate enjoyed the cheese board and lobster butternut squash bisque.

1 Thank GailCheryl
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Orchard Green is a lovely, quiet local eatery where you can always depend upon good food The menu varies, with an emphasis on fresh and local. The service is very nice, friendly, not rushed. .

Thank Mary Jo L
Iowa City, Iowa
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We have been to Orchard Green for 2 birthday celebrations and both times were beyond impressed with the food, atmosphere and service.

Thank Karen S
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This restaurant is interesting and has a beautiful interior with ornate floors and woodwork. Orchard Green is a gourmet menu that has limited options. Too many of the entrees included mushrooms, and there was not a strong diversity of ingredients in the menu offerings. Bread is not available to be served with meals, you have to purchase the focaccia, which... More 

1 Thank TravelRitz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten all around the world & thought my mozzarella salad was excellent & the salmon was out-of-this-world delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We came in from out of town and met friends at Orchard Green for dinner last weekend. All 4 of us had a wonderful meal at a very reasonable price. The preparation of the food and presentation was phenomenal! The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the food being served and how it was prepared. He also was very informative... More 

Thank Sherri L
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This was for my birthday, too. We often come here for celebrations, although it tends to be overpriced, since Iowa City is not exactly brimming with great choices. This, however, marked the nadir. My first was choice the halibut, an the waiter came back to tell me they had just run out. I said no problem, I would have the... More 

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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194 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We were in Iowa City for my birthday and since we were away from familiar culinary territory, we sought local advice for a special occasion destination. All recommendations pointed us to Orchard Green. We dined on a week night at 6 p.m. and there were two other occupied tables at the time we were there. The experience was disappointing on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Seafood, American, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-1642
A one of a kind venue with out of this world cuisine . It's big city dining in downtown Iowa city!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?