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Orchard Green

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521 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4969
+1 319-354-1642
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a deligthful dinner for 3 on a cold Saturday evening, which started with relaxing cocktails, a very dirty martini, Havana, and a bourbon concotion. We decided to share 2 appetizers which were delicious, the charcuterie board of smoked fishes and mussels. For our entrees, 2 decided to remain aquatic, with shrimp & scallops and seared sea scallops and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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450 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 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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462 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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 25 September 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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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
US$20 - US$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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?