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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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North Liberty, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
Grantham, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great experience for a solo dining trip, just having moved to area, wanted to treat myself and I did!! Had the steak tips and fettuccine, steak was sweet and succulent, tomato/pepper sauce a little too salty but well within normal range, great price. Had a cup of French Onion soup too, that was mediocre to good, a bit small in... More 

Thank Bob H
Monmouth, Illinois
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had a great prime rib and french onion soup. atmosphere was wonderful, wonderful place to eat for a celebration

Thank orpotter
Bloomington, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great atmosphere! You can sit at the bar or have a nice table with good privacy. Waiter was excellent as was the shrimp cocktail and onion rings. Drinks were good and the wine list very acceptable. Stick with the steaks and you're in for a treat!

Thank Timothy D
Arnold, Maryland
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My wife and I dined at Joseph's four months ago, with two other couples, and I couldn't wait to go back. The restaurant, according to its marque, specializes in "steaks, martinis, and seafood," and it doesn't disappoint, as its entrees and cocktails are expertly prepared. My wife's swordfish steak was cooked perfectly, and my ribeye steak with horseradish crust was... More 

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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Having always wanted to eat at a true steakhouse, I found one here. Joseph's Steakhouse was far beyond my expectations. Calm atmosphere, professional wait staff and a steak to die for. Being my first fine dining experience, was a little unsure of what to expect. Needless to say, it was satisfying in every way, shape and form. The portions were... More 

Thank Joel K

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?