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“World class dining in a small city”
Review of Montage

Montage
Ranked #2 of 130 Restaurants in Cedar Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Montage offers things that you will only find in unique, world class restaurants, which makes it a surprise to find it in a small town in Iowa. The offerings from steaks, chops, and pasta to seafood, burgers and even pizza are all wonderfully presented, with the chef taking care of every detail on the plate. On this occasion, our party of four all decided on the Grouper--three with the pinion crusted (savory corn chips and peppers) and chipotle sauce) and mine with the rosemary cashew crusted with orange dipping sauce. All were $18 and included one side. Both types of preparation were fresh and excellent, which is so unusual for grouper in Northern areas, since it typically doesn't travel well and breaks down if frozen. The others had the parmesan crusted potatoes, which were twice baked and served souffle style, and received high praise from my dining companions. I opted for the Asian slaw, which also didn't disappoint, consisting of carrots, cabbage, green onions, cilantro and red and green peppers and peanuts in a light peanut sauce--Yum! Although they were out of our preferred wine, the owner recommended another one which turned out to be more than suitable. Our server, Brooke turned out to be both our bar tender and server, and did and excellent job. The back lit bar itself, accenting the many bottles on the wall, takes up one side of the room, in classic style, and has a wondereful martini menu, as well as a good selection of wine and beer. The brick walls complete the charming ambience of the room, and make this a terrific choice for a romantic dinner place. They also have a separate martini bar upstairs, where you can get drinks and appetizers, and a roof top bar, which, unfortunately wasn't open this night due to cold weather. This was an amazing find for us on a weekend trip to a new place, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it when you are in the area. If I would sum it up in one word, I would say "classy".

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went here twice in three days. Food is very good and tasty. Servers take very good care of you. Portion size is just right. Highly recommend the sweet yam mashed potatoes. Price is moderate to expensive. Street parking only.

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Thank slbenz
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

The food here is amazing since they use locally sourced food as much as possible. Their menu changes and thats what keeps getting people back in there!

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Thank NPTM
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal. Good service. Indoor and outdoor seating. You've got to try the Spicy whipped sweet potatoes.

Thank Bryan B
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We started with the SW dip and chips and drinks. They were very good! But our server kept trying to take them! Even though it was obvious we were still eating them. Our entrees were hit and miss. The shrimp alfredo was dry and not creamy at all. Only flavor was the Parmesan. The shrimp were good. The tuna was very good. Jambalaya pasta was good. Our server hovered. It was not an impressive first visit for me.

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Thank Phyllis B
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