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Orchard Green

521 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4969
+1 319-354-1642
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“bouillabaisse” (12 reviews)
“whitefish” (10 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
521 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4969
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals in town. Five of us had a birthday celebration on a Friday night. Tim the best waiter ever was even helpful, kind and present when needed. We all loved our meals. We shared a wonderful cheese board with many small...More

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(1) Atmosphere was very nice. (2) Service was willing but out waitstaff were not too informative. (3) The bouillabaisse was the best reviewed dish among the members of or party. I had the chicken w/ orecchiette pasta - kinda bland. Several of us wanted the...More

1  Thank beryl_greene
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank person777
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We took visiting family here on a quiet Sunday evening. The ambiance allows for dinner conversation. The knowledgeable and attentive wait staff are exceptional. Everyone at the table pronounced their food "divine." Some had salmon, others had steak, and I had the gorgeous duck. We...More

1  Thank Dana5169
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Working in Iowa... this place was recommended... terrible parking in all of Iowa City but this place had a small lot out back. Upstairs very, very formal looking... downstairs much more relaxed.... GREAT experience!!! Ended up downstairs but the same menu!!! Server was great!!!!! I'll...More

1  Thank gary c
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were visiting my cousin and her husband on a Sunday evening and decided to eat at Orchard Green. First, the complimentary valet solved our parking difficulties in a downtown area. Second, we were seated in a spacious, historic building with elegant table service. Then,...More

Thank psharry
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is the cream of the crop of the Iowa City area. If you want a classy meal, this is the place for you. This is a top of the line establishment. A place where you can impress anyone.

Thank James L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We picked a week night to dine here. Service was pleasant and prompt. Instead of a main dish, I opted for an appetizer (crab cakes) and a salad. Along with the delicious focaccia bread, it was more than enough. The other restaurant patrons that night...More

Thank bamboola
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We have a tradition for celebrating our company end-of-year activities here. It involves a large group of people both from around the US and Europe. Relative to Iowa City's other offerings, we have always been pleased with the full experience -- food, wines and service....More

1  Thank AsoloProf
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our food at this American restaurant. We don't eat meat and found many fish dishes to choose from . The fish was perfectly cooked and rivaled any fish dish that we had in NYC. The restaurant is comfortable and is located close...More

1  Thank mrfellmd
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30 July 2015|
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Response from Alice K | 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
US$20 - US$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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 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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