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“Deserves high rating.”

Rubaiyat Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: At Rubaiyat, we feature a seasonal American menu, emphasizing straight - forward, approachable cuisine that both looks and tastes clean and composed. This means simply but skillfully prepared ingredient - driven dishes that reveal our commitment to using the highest quality products, in season, and local when available. The inspiration behind Rubaiyat's menu reflect Chef Andy's classic and diverse culinary influences. Yet he's consistently led back to creating food that is distinctly contemporary, and as our name would have it, dishes that are "food for thought". As a result, Rubaiyat's refined seasonal American dishes combine four of the qualities that we value most: integrity, style, restraint, and playfulness. That is found in our personal mission to shape the dining experience around culinary delights from beginning to end. We insist on honoring the smallest details underlying the very rhythm of the restaurant, including our service. Come find out for yourself just why our staff is second to none. Cheers!! Andy & Kim Bonnet, Proprietors
Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife and I were guests at a family dinner party here. The bread is always the first sign of the quality of a place, and the bread here, a small warm loaf drizzled with olive oil and dusted with cheese is the best. It only gets better from there. The pork tenderloin is recommended. You can't go wrong.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We've been to virtually every restaurant in town as we are frequent visitors to this lovely town. Rubaiyat has a wonderful wine & beer selection and outstanding waitstaff. On Friday evening, the tomato, basil, feta & artichoke soup was delicious as was the home-made blue cheese dressing. We were not impressed with the hot from the oven bread as it was not completely baked :( - sad news for bread lovers! Our entrees we about the same - the Veal Oscar featured very nicely pan fried veal with a light batter, the asparagus was perfectly al dente. The smashed potatoes were fairly flavorless as was the Bearnaise sauce - and it wasn't hot. The Pasta Rubaiyat (seafood alfredo) was good, plenty of seafood and nice flavor. The Shrimp Fusilli had a strange flavor that we identified as burnt something in the bottom of the pan and only had 4 jumbo shrimp which seem skimpy for $20+ entrees. The desserts ordered (chocolate cake and red velvet cheesecake) were decadent. Overall, a nice place for a pricey dinner in a small midwestern town, but not our favorite.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

A very nice surprise. Had dinner there on a Friday night. The place was full but not loud --just a good happy-- service was excellent and the overall feeling for me that I was having a treat. Food was well prepared with an emphasis on local produce. Dessert was a lemon blueberry cranberry marscapone confection; I wish I had seconds!

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Enjoyed a hearty breakfast with my parents. It took the server longer to get our order than it did for the order to arrive. Good enough to come back!

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

One of the more upscale restaurants in Decorah. Make a reservation for weekends. Good food, fresh. Very friendly service. Street parking.

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