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The Class Act Restaurant

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7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231 (76th St SW)
+1 319-848-8777
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Monmouth, Illinois
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant that is ran by college students working towards a degree in restaurant and food management. Food was excellent, service was outstanding,

Thank orpotter
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello orpotter! Brunch holds a special plate in our hearts, so I'm glad our food lived up to your expectations! We're planning on adding some new & exciting items to our brunch menu again by Mother's Day, I hope you'll join us again to sample the new selections. Thank you for the feedback, your kind words will be shared with... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is over priced and you need google to understand what is being served.service was not good and. Getting your food is slow.

Thank purplecougar67
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My daughter and I have been attending these events and they are wonderful! We had the opportunity to attend both the Cuban and the Irish events in the past! For $35 each you are treated to a four course meal, prepared, developed and executed by the Kirkwood culinary students. Tonight (March 1, 2017) we will be attending the Scottish meal... More 

Thank Kathy H
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Kathy H! I'm so glad you're enjoying the world culinary tour dinners, our entire staff looks forward to preparing and serving the meals every month! As a culinary school, we're constantly looking for ways to showcase different flavors and cuisines. The passport dinner program is not only a treat for our guests, but a valuable educational experience for our... More 

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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had shrimp and grits as the special. This is for restaurant week with many restaurants competing. It was really good with some spice and flavor

Thank Eric M
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Eric M, Glad to hear you enjoyed our Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week special, thank you for your support! I'm a huge fan of Cajun flavors and ordered the dish a few times myself. We'd love to see you out at The Class Act again soon, the Mexican-Spiced Pork Belly Torta would be right up your alley! Thanks again for... More 

Riverview, Florida
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Love the place and I do warn you the rolls are dangerous, the meals are prepared to your taste and served with a smile and truly worth a visit

Thank Bill A
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bill A, We agree, the rolls ARE dangerous(ly good!). Our Asiago-Parmesan rolls are mixed and baked daily in The Hotel's bakery department, so they're always fresh and steaming. We strive to provide friendly and professional service for every guest; I'm glad to hear that was your experience! We have some exciting brunch menu changes coming soon. During brunch you... More 

Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Beautiful people (staff) doing a beautiful job, in a truly beautiful setting. A MUST if you are staying in this wonderful hotel!

1 Thank Sylvester W
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Sylvester W, You're making us blush here at The Class Act, thank you for the kind words! Our entire staff takes great pride in our food, service, and ambiance of the restaurant. It's wonderful to hear you had an enjoyable experience. If you find yourself back in the Cedar Rapids area, I hope you will join us once again! Regards,... More 

Cedar Rapids
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333 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Having never before eaten here I stopped into to try their menu. Right off the bat, let me tell you the first problem I had here was finding the place. During the daytime, I am sure you could just drive right into the parking lot and no worries. But at night, when you don't know where you are going and... More 

Thank Daniel B
Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a restaurant training. enter for Kirkwood students studying hotel mgt, HVe eaten here many times. Service can be irregular but the food is very good,

Thank Kate0768
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kate0768, Thank you for taking time to review your experiences at The Class Act! I'm happy to hear you've joined us several times and enjoy our menu. As a teaching facility, we're constantly teaching "best practices" to our kitchen and service staff. I'm sorry the quality of your service has fluctuated visit-to-visit. We value all feedback so I will... More 

Brisbane, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We'd have preferred more veggie options but the one entree choice -- mushroom ragout -- was very good. It's a bit expensive. The service was excellent.

Thank tonypress
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear tonypress, Thank you for the valuable feedback, it has been shared with the team and we will keep your comment in mind when designing future menus. It's fantastic to hear your experience was up to expectations! We strive to offer several options in a varied price range to accommodate all guests. Fun fact about the Ragout: we receive a... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Can't say anything bad about this place! EVERYTHING is "first class!" Food, menu, service....don't miss this one.

Thank Judy4769
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Judy4769, Thank you for the raving review! Our menus change seasonally so I hope you'll join us again soon to see what's new! Best Wishes, Jacob Larson Restaurant & Beverage Manager 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$15 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
    (76th St SW)
  • Public Transportation: Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-848-8777
The Class Act Restaurant, located within The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, is eastern Iowa's newest and tastiest gourmet restaurant. Just minutes from popular attractions in downtown Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The Class Act Restaurant provides great food and outstanding service in a hip, yet friendly and comfortable environment unlike any other in Cedar Rapids. In addition to offering an outstanding menu featuring the very best locally-grown produce and select fare from around the country, The Class Act also serves as a real-time, real-world teaching environment for Kirkwood's groundbreaking Culinary Arts program. Our menus are designed differently, far more creatively, in response to our teaching responsibility, and to provide the dining experience you and your family and friends expect. The Class Act offers the premier spot in Cedar Rapids whether you're looking to celebrate with friends and family, invite your clients for a great meal while in town, or just enjoy a romantic evening for two. From haute cuisine to home cookin', The Class Act offers dishes designed for just about any appetite - and just about any budget. Whether you seek light bites such as our gourmet small plates, savor culinary delights like the Iowa-cut pork chop or seasonal risotto, or simply prefer to dig into the juicy, farm-fresh flavors of the signature Class Act Burger, our seasonal breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner menus offer something to suit your tastes. Or stop in and enjoy one of the tasty cocktails or wines from the restaurant's bar and extensive wine cellar. And don't miss the sweet delights our award-winning dessert menu to provide the perfect finish to your day. You have very high expectations for what is prepared here. And rightly so. Enjoy amazing gourmet food, unmatched service and a surprisingly agreeable check. Together with our breathtaking decor and quiet ambience, we've created a flawless experience that is truly a Class Act.

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