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Brown Bottle

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125 E Zeller St, Ste 102, North Liberty, IA 52317-9247
+1 319-626-3900
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We have been here numerous times, but haven't stopped in since last summer. Both my husband and I ordered the Shrimp Fra Diavolo as it is our favorite dish there. It was very disappointing. There wasn't even a hint of heat. There were 4 shrimp in each dish, and our son had more pasta in his kids spaghetti then we... More 

Thank Maria W
Cedar Rapids
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A testament to this restaurant is how long they have been in business. In an environment where restaurants seemingly change owners, themes or simply close, the Brown Vottle has been around forever and if they have changed owners it does not show one Iota. Classic Italian fare in a very basic atmosphere with great wines and desserts. Reasonably priced and... More 

Thank kurttj
North Liberty, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Love the service Tony gives! Good food and wine selection. Good option in North Liberty if you are looking for a nice meal and a cozy atmosphere.

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Gluten free penne with marinara was undercooked and flavorless. Sent it back to have it cooked longer and it was still undercooked. Salads very basic, everything is overpriced. Blinds visibility dirty, won't be returning.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Iowa City, Iowa
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I've been coming here for years. It's a nice middle of the road Italian place. Food is good, service is good. Tonight I had the chicken marsala. Another good dish is the honey dijon chicken. They have a full bar and decent wines. Give it a try.

Thank Bob L
Iowa City, Iowa
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

My wife and I had previously denied at the Brown Bottle but at the downtown, Iowa City location, which closed a few months back. The North Liberty location, however, is a nice change. While the Iowa City location featured an open view of the downtown area it was a little cramped inside, while the North Liberty location has more of... More 

Thank Douglas F
Swisher, Iowa
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great food, especially the lasagna. Atmosphere is reminiscent of a supper club. This would be a great date place!

Thank Natalie P
Des Moines, Iowa
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

First time to this location. Used to go to the Iowa City location when we were in town but since it closed thought we would try here. Food was delicious. The salads that came with the meal were nice and fresh. Service was perfect. Server checked back several times. They have outdoor seating but we sat inside. Will be stopping... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Brown Bottle is a lovely restaurant with a serene atmosphere. If you're in the mood for a little Italian, this is one of my favorite spots to dine.

Thank Jlfrauen
Solon, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Tonight was the most disappointing performance I have ever seen at The Brown Bottle. I ordered two roast beef sandwiches, chips and salads to go. I waited over 35 minutes for my order and paid $40 for my meal. When I got home, I found that they had placed sliced tomatoes and a pickle spear in the same container with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E Zeller St, Ste 102, North Liberty, IA 52317-9247
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  North Liberty
  • Phone Number: +1 319-626-3900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?