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Orchard Green

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521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
+1 319-354-1642
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Iowa City, IA
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452 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant experience for early dinner. Beautiful dining room and attentive staff. The Bouillabaisse was excellent, rich, and perfectly cooked with mussels, shrimp, scallops and more over risotto. My mate enjoyed the cheese board and lobster butternut squash bisque.

1 Thank GailCheryl
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Orchard Green is a lovely, quiet local eatery where you can always depend upon good food The menu varies, with an emphasis on fresh and local. The service is very nice, friendly, not rushed. .

Thank Mary Jo L
Iowa City, Iowa
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have been to Orchard Green for 2 birthday celebrations and both times were beyond impressed with the food, atmosphere and service.

Thank Karen S
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This restaurant is interesting and has a beautiful interior with ornate floors and woodwork. Orchard Green is a gourmet menu that has limited options. Too many of the entrees included mushrooms, and there was not a strong diversity of ingredients in the menu offerings. Bread is not available to be served with meals, you have to purchase the focaccia, which... More 

1 Thank TravelRitz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Have eaten all around the world & thought my mozzarella salad was excellent & the salmon was out-of-this-world delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We came in from out of town and met friends at Orchard Green for dinner last weekend. All 4 of us had a wonderful meal at a very reasonable price. The preparation of the food and presentation was phenomenal! The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the food being served and how it was prepared. He also was very informative... More 

Thank Sherri L
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was for my birthday, too. We often come here for celebrations, although it tends to be overpriced, since Iowa City is not exactly brimming with great choices. This, however, marked the nadir. My first was choice the halibut, an the waiter came back to tell me they had just run out. I said no problem, I would have the... More 

2 Thank 38020Maria
Nebraska City, Nebraska
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were in Iowa City for my birthday and since we were away from familiar culinary territory, we sought local advice for a special occasion destination. All recommendations pointed us to Orchard Green. We dined on a week night at 6 p.m. and there were two other occupied tables at the time we were there. The experience was disappointing on... More 

1 Thank wendy S
Davenport, Iowa
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place has a great atmosphere. It is large, but charming. Many tables and I'm sure always packed, but not noisy - easy to carry on a conversation. The upstairs dining room reminds one of the best of Chicago. The bar downstairs (we parked out back, so walked through) looks fun and inviting. Our service was great - attentive and... More 

1 Thank Wrightway4010
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I really like this place. The food is interesting but not pretentious. The wine list is extensive. It is quiet for conversation. The wait staff is appropriately attentive. Great place for casual yet elegant dinner.

Thank Lois G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Seafood, American, International
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-1642
A one of a kind venue with out of this world cuisine . It's big city dining in downtown Iowa city!

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