We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Blackstone

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245-2726
+1 319-338-1770
Website
Today
11:00 - 01:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 161: English reviews
Bloomington, Illinois
Level Contributor
154 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lunch with family. Nice menu with numerous options. Cozy atmosphere, good service and very tasty food.

Helpful?
Thank FrankC7113
Saint Charles
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of five; patronize 10+ times a year.. Subpar Satay Sampler; smaller than usual shrimp; dry chicken; petrified beef. Should have never been brought to the table. First time I've ever been given an itemized bill for a drink: call vodka +$2 and + $1 for two olives in a $9 drink. Who's running things: the Manager or the bean... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lee L
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this great place for lunch in a new part of Iowa City. Although it is only 3.5 miles from Coralville, it is totally off the beaten path. So many choices. I loved the tuna nachos and flat bread. The salads and gyro both looked amazing.

Helpful?
Thank akustoff
North Liberty, Iowa
Level Contributor
85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to eat in Iowa City. The food and beer are always excellent and my gluten free eating wife can always find something to good eat. The choices are numerous on all fronts. Good service, parking is somethings a challenge but it is worth the minor hassle.

Helpful?
Thank Brassmat
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was our first visit and consisted of 40 adults and children for a family luncheon. The Blackstone staff did an excellent job of taking orders and serving all of us in a timely and efficient manor. Everyone was pleased with their orders. All were hot and flavorful. It takes teamwork to serve that many that well. Blackstone should be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Harry S
Iowa
Level Contributor
176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Whenever we're"stuck" on a place to eat in Iowa City, Blackstone consistently rises to the top. The food is good and prices reasonable. We've never been disappointed in the service. It can be pretty busy on the weekends, so reservations are in order.

Helpful?
Thank Allison399
Wis. Rapids, Wi
Level Contributor
120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Love love love this place! My daughter and her husband treated us to a meal here and believe me it was a treat! We ordered the satay platter as an appetizer and it was amazing. Meat and shrimp were cooked perfectly and the sauces were delicious. We all ordered the Mac and cheese and it was a huge order. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank mexchi
Lake Bluff, Illinois
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is our third time at Blackstone. Each time the food and service have been very good. Share one of the flatbreads as an appetizer for your table. Other menu choices are also excellent. If you get the tuna, ask for it medium rare--the presentation and taste of the ginger and sesame sauce is outstanding. Steaks, burgers, sandwiches and salads... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank EdW502
Ely, Iowa
Level Contributor
48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were there for brunch. Excellant waitress and excellant food.We were surprised how big the restaurant is. We were seated in the back area and had to walk a ways to the bar area where the brunch items were set up, however know it is close to the kitchen and with the quality of the food, etc. that was no... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karen T
riverhino
Level Contributor
44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nothing uptight here - friendly staff, outstanding food and drinks, and fair prices (and I mean FAIR - quality ingredients aren't cheap and I found the quality of the food exceptional). I would highly recommend this restaurant; it was a perfect destination for our low-key birthday meal of three adults and a teenager. Will definitely be back.

Helpful?
Thank riverhino

Travellers who viewed Blackstone also viewed

 
Iowa City, IA
 

Been to Blackstone? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245-2726
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-1770
Description
Blackstone of Iowa City is locally owned by four longtime Iowa City residents. We strive to "bring more to the table" through our comfortable ambiance, personable service and high quality, great tasting food. The restaurant features four intimate dining rooms all separated by a large bar area with tables that can accommodate up to 16 people. Whether you are looking for a casual lunch, happy hour drinks, a reason to celebrate or an intimate dinner we are here to surpass your expectations.

Happy hour is 3:00-6:00 everyday.
Daily Specials:
Monday - 1/2 price draft beer
Tuesday - 1/2 price martinis
Wednesday - 1/2 price wine

General Manager - Samuel Hall
Executive Chef - WIlliam Evans

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blackstone staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?