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Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City

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212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028 (Burlington)
+1 319-358-0776
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

About 30 college buddies and me gathered on a Friday evening for a dinner at Joseph's, and had a truly excellent time. Very friendly and attentive staff serving some of he best prepared food I've had in quite some time. There were rave reviews for the steak around my table, and the salmon entre I chose was top drawer. A... More 

Thank EGilSmith
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the "go to" place in Iowa City for a fine dining steakhouse experience. There is an extensive menu with even some offerings for vegans and vegetarians. They serve prime rib Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The meat is always cooked to perfection. I must complain about our broccoli and sautéed spinach as it came with LOTS of oil. If... More 

Thank WVTravelin1
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is not bad, but the staff have an amazing amount of attitude. Although the steaks were reasonably well prepared, some of the sides and the appetizers that folks at the table had were bizarre. For the price, it was not a good value.

Thank LeFrondeur
Angola, Indiana
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a party of 9 and no wait, how could we go wrong. Luckily we didn't. Everyone loved their food, drinks and especially the dessert. A little on the expensive side, but worth every penny.

Thank ndfs10
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for for an upscale dining spot in Ia City this is the place. Josephs got us right in, service was spot on, wine list was good and found a great Spanish red. Menu has a good mix and our order was made just as we asked. The bar is great for a cocktail and ours were made... More 

North Liberty, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great fine dining experience for our anniversary. Food was delicious and service impeccable. Nice atmosphere. Pricey, but worth it.

Thank mrsroman520
Iowa City, Iowa
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198 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came here on New Year's Eve for an early dinner. We had cocktails before dinner and one glass of wine with the meal. I had a filet that was nicely cooked and my wife had the snapper special. We shared a salad. With tip, the total was nearly $200. The food is definitely good but I am not convinced... More 

Thank Scott319
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The steak was ordered Medium, came closer to Medium-rare, but was still very good. The large baked potato was cold, the spinach tasty. Service was very good - attentive but not intrusive, and the wine recommendation was good, but pricey for this particular winery - 100% mark up. Bar area is nice for pre-meal drink. Definitely the nicest in Iowa... More 

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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Avoid the large filet - was very undercooked by a mile - get the strip instead. Meat quality was inferior - just flavorless beef. Thin Bernaise sauce made it worse. Slow kitchen made it agonizing. Cold down draft made sitting at the bar uncomfortable. Is one of the nicer places in Iowa City - making it frustrating this place didn't... More 

1 Thank aafw
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I've been coming to Joseph's for years since my college days and continue to return when I'm in town for football. It's the best fine-dining you'll find in the downtown area, really the only nicer steakhouse I know of in the area. Nice ambiance, service is always good, and the food is really great as well. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Chloe F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-358-0776
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.

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