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“New favorite restaurant in Iowa!”

Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Ranked #2 of 227 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Description: Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar is a comfortably stylish New American cuisine showcasing locally sourced (when available) and world inspired cuisine and cocktails. We are located on the corner of 10th & Washington in the heart of the Millwork District. The restaurant is led by a kitchen & bar team with some of the top talent in the area. Brazen is a representation of inspired individuals wanting to perfect their craft and give our patrons the best experience possible. Our team works with local farmers and growers to bring the freshest ingredients to our kitchen for the best quality. We pride ourselves in not having any freezers in the restaurant which allows us to give you always fresh ingredients!! The experience is exciting yet approachable, with a warm Midwest atmosphere that makes it a perfect destination for craft beers, inspired cocktails, and innovative plates that can be shared or enjoyed in a more formal meal.
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We made the trip from central Iowa to check this place out and it was worth every mile. The pork chop was the best one I've ever had anywhere with a really interesting combination of flavors and textures from the cabbage butter sauce and the strings of fried yam on top. And the fried chicken--you don't put fried chicken on a menu unless you have really mastered it and they have. A really generous portion, and perfectly prepared. Maybe we should be glad it's all the way over in Dubuque, or we'd end up there far too frequently. Atmosphere was lively, but they didn't put the tables so close together that you couldn't hear.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The nachos are great, as well. The elk meatballs are gamey as hell, but the rest of the meal was outstanding. The server MONTANA was a pleasure and had a great sense of humor.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This place was amazing.....from the food all the way to the staff !!

Pros: Interesting menu. Excellent food. Very informative and helpful staff. Customer service is alive and well at Brazen !

Cons: ABSOLUTELY NONE

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Went with friends and we all ordered something different for brunch. All were excellent, service was very good. Servers were polite and pleasant, bartender was knowledgable about pairing drinks with menu items.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a trendy restaurant trying to be more than it is. Food is ok but not one thing special. The service was horrible.
My salad was brought out with a dressing on the side. I asked for that so I could add this to the salad. I asked the server to bring out the dressing that comes with the salad and what an attitude. You would have thought I killed one of her kids. She finally said very snotty I will bring it out. NEVER DID.
Service can make or ruin your meal.
I would not recommend this place.

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Thank sanfranjoe
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