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The Class Act Restaurant

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
+1 319-848-8777
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pork chop” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A rather surprising find on my home to Minnesota. Started with a whitefish tapas which was large enough to be shared. Excellent. Main dish of chicken fell short in being underdone (which I should have sent back) and just plain dull and dry. The accompanying...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 5 days ago

On the way back to the Eastern Iowa airport I stopped in for a return visit to Kirkwood Community College and had dinner at the fabulous “The Class Act” inside the hotel. A super eclectic menu made this a super fun treat. I had peanut...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place based on reviews to celebrate a family birthday. The staff was nice and courteous. The restaurant was clean . The drinks were great . ( thank goodness bc that was the saving grace ) The food however was a big disappointment....More

Thank crystalcD1589OO
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Crystal C, Thank you for providing an honest account of your celebratory dinner. There's no sense in sugarcoating it; we severely missed the mark on your special night. It's extremely disappointing to hear that so many items were overcooked, and even burnt. We should...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in the area for an early morning flight. Looked up this restaurant on Trip Advisor. Very interesting concept, a teaching restaurant affiliated with the Kirkwood College. There were no students here this evening, but I guess students can follow and observe all of the...More

Thank Villagesre
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise, on our way to New England and enjoyed a delicious meal great service gourmet food .

Thank Kristine S
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

A limited menu for lunch. The choices are a little fancy for me though. I am more of plain butter and fries rule for lunch. The food was good, just not my type of menu.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This teaching hotel and restaurant is the best place in the area. The menu changes regularly and the offerings are usually based on locally produced items. You can't go wrong.

Thank 123rtyu
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Excellent menu and they deliver on quality food in a nice environment. We ate outside on the patio and enjoyed the ambiance. I know it sounds crazy, but the steel-cut oatmeal was awesome. Perfect. My wife had eggs benedict and thought it was great.More

Thank Steve N
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Good Afternoon Steve N! Thank you for taking time to write about your experience, it's wonderful to hear you had a memorable brunch on our patio! I'm glad you had the opportunity to enjoy being outside before the cool fall weather blew in. Our brunch...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

First time staying at The Hotel at Kirkwood. The restaurant looked beautiful but opted for the bar. Jarod was tending bar and was very knowledgeable on all dishes made by the very talented chefs. Wine/beer list was varied and extensive w plenty of local beers....More

Thank VinnyL
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Dear VinnyL, Thank you for providing such wonderful feedback about Jared and our facility. Your kind word will be passed onto him and our culinary staff! Jared is an expert craftsman and few rival his passion for mixology. It sounds like you experienced the best...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Good food with a simple menu, run substantially by Kirkwood College giving students an opportunity to learn about the restaurant business in a pleasant, not too noisy, environment. We e perienced excellent service and meals prepared perfectly.

Thank Swb3
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hello Swb3! I'm glad you enjoyed your most recent dining experience at our restaurant! Thank you for the kind words and taking time to provide a factual review. Until Next Time, Jacob Jacob Larson Restaurant Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
    (76th St SW)
  • Public Transportation: Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-848-8777
  • E-mail
The Class Act Restaurant, located within The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, is eastern Iowa's newest and tastiest gourmet restaurant. Just minutes from popular attractions in downtown Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The Class Act Restaurant provides great food and outstanding service in a hip, yet friendly and comfortable environment unlike any other in Cedar Rapids. In addition to offering an outstanding menu featuring the very best locally-grown produce and select fare from around the country, The Class Act also serves as a real-time, real-world teaching environment for Kirkwood's groundbreaking Culinary Arts program. Our menus are designed differently, far more creatively, in response to our teaching responsibility, and to provide the dining experience you and your family and friends expect. The Class Act offers the premier spot in Cedar Rapids whether you're looking to celebrate with friends and family, invite your clients for a great meal while in town, or just enjoy a romantic evening for two. From haute cuisine to home cookin', The Class Act offers dishes designed for just about any appetite - and just about any budget. Whether you seek light bites such as our gourmet small plates, savor culinary delights like the Iowa-cut pork chop or seasonal risotto, or simply prefer to dig into the juicy, farm-fresh flavors of the signature Class Act Burger, our seasonal breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner menus offer something to suit your tastes. Or stop in and enjoy one of the tasty cocktails or wines from the restaurant's bar and extensive wine cellar. And don't miss the sweet delights our award-winning dessert menu to provide the perfect finish to your day. You have very high expectations for what is prepared here. And rightly so. Enjoy amazing gourmet food, unmatched service and a surprisingly agreeable check. Together with our breathtaking decor and quiet ambience, we've created a flawless experience that is truly a Class Act.
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