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Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City

212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028
+1 319-358-0776
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“prime rib” (5 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted someplace special and nice to take my boyfriend for his birthday dinner and this was it. Steaks were fantastic and cooked perfectly! Seafood bisque is the best I've eaten. Our server Heather was awesome and even though they don't normally sing happy birthday they...More

Thank Me2464
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Took my fiance there to celebrate her birthday there hoping for a high-end meal, the ambiance is fine even though some people were really loud but man the food menu is so small with no much options. No complementary bread and even though I mentioned...More

Thank Michel E
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Had dinner with colleagues at Josephs. The service was great and the food(steaks) were perfect. Everything you expect from a great American steakhouse!

Thank mjmsam
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

Thank EGilSmith
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank WVTravelin1
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

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
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,...More

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Tracy R
Do you offer a children's menu?
23 January 2016|
Response from Fatimah M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, When we dined there it was part of a diner program. I did not see a children's menu but it is possible. Their online menu shows only the dinner choice, alcohol and desserts. Joseph's is an elegant fine dining venue... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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