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“First rate restaurant in Iowa City”

Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City
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Ranked #27 of 249 Restaurants in Iowa City
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Burlington
Description: Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City offers the highest quality steak and seafood in a luxurious atmosphere. We serve only vegetarian organically fed Angus beef, our seafood is always fresh. Complement your entree with one of our signature martinis or choose from our extensive collection of fine wines.
Bettendorf, IA
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“First rate restaurant in Iowa City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Iowa City has a number of good restaurants but very few top-of-the-line places. This is among the very best. It's fairly expensive for a college town, but worth the extra dollars. Have had dinner here several times, the service has always been good. It would be a little less than stellar in New York City, but for Iowa City, it's quite good. The bar puts out truly excellent cocktails and the wine list is fine, with good selection at a number of price points.
The menu is essentially a la carte. Main courses come with soup or salad, but vegetables and potatoes are extra. Everything is very well-prepared. The side dishes, in standard steakhouse fashion, are large enough for anywhere from 2-4 people to share. They do well with both the steak and the seafood sides of the menu.
A small quibble - on our most recent visit, it took a rather long time to clear and re-set a couple of adjacent tables. Granted, no one was seated at those tables the remainder of the evening, and that's probably why there was no rush to reset them, but an empty tabletop just is not appealing in a place where one expect to spend in excess of $60 per person. This won't keep me from going back again, however - there just isn't any other place in the downtown area in the same league as Joseph's.

  • Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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174 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great steakhouse; modern atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Nice to have a steakhouse like this in Iowa City. Great apps and seafood too. Sides are ala carte but are great. YOu DO get a salad/soup included with your steak. Great atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2012
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Midwest
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very good steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Not a big steak eater, but when you want a special night out - this place fits the bill. And you do get a bill - quite a hefty one. But if you have someone that you want to impress with the food and service - this is a must go to place in Iowa City.

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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

We enjoyed our dining experience at Joseph's. We had good food, lovely atmosphere, great service!

Visited April 2012
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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Looooved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Pricey.... But for a quiet and exclusive dinner on a special ocassion, I will always remember to revisit

Visited March 2012
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