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Orchard Green

521 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4969
+1 319-354-1642
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“bouillabaisse” (12 reviews)
“arctic char” (8 reviews)
“whitefish” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
521 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4969
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times over the past several years. I travel to Iowa City very often to see parents and it is their favorite place, but probably not any more. The worst of the worst, our table of 5, which were celebrating two very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank doggylips
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We ate upstairs here this week to celebrate a birthday, and it did not disappoint. The walnut paneling, evergreens decorated with white lights, oak floors, and the large windows make it a lovely setting. The food is a bit pricey but the service and atmosphere...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lovetotravellady21
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

This used to be a go-to place for business dinners. The service and food are ok sometimes not so much at other times.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank person777
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Tucked away on a small street near the campus of the University of Iowa is a restaurant that meets the demand of any visitor, American or international, to Iowa City. The staff is welcoming and attentive, and the dark wood paneled setting is beautiful and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MOMMAJChicago
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Food was good but not great for the high prices. Portions were not very big. Very nice decor. Staff was nice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lalenial
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Ranked here and yelp as the best in Iowa city and I totally agree. IOWA city is a college town. To have a staff this young being knowledgeable, professional, and personable is very impressive. The meal was delicGrilled pacu ribs ( a fish in the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank richardbS1203FQ
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Orchard Green is a somewhat upscale restaurant in Iowa City. It is decorated beautifully in darker wood but is well lit. There are booths and tables. We sat in a booth and the straight backs were a bit uncomfortable for one of us but a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NEcm104
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant for a celebration or special night dinner. I only say that because it is pricey. Fantastic Menu, and service. It is just not for an "any night grab some dinner" place. Definitely worth the price for a special dinner night....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank feetonthebeach
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Wonderful dining experience for celebrating a special occasion. Great ambience in historical building with beautiful woodwork. Red pear salad and lobster butternut squash bisque were delicious starters, but the highlight was the Arctic char served with risotto and asparagus, and topped with a corn and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patristic
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a 8pm reservation for 2 and did not get seated until after 9 pm. The excuse was the other people didn’t leave but there were other tables available when we got up. Worst part we were told 5 minutes and nobody checked in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank willvanhoorn
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July 29, 2015|
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Response from alicek780 | Reviewed this property |
Yes; they take reservations. They are needed especially on weekends.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 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 St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4969
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-1642
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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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