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503 Westbury Dr, Ste 1, Iowa City, IA 52245-2726
+1 319-338-1770
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Oxford, Iowa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, myself and a friend decided on Blackstone for dinner on a recent Saturday night. We called ahead to see if we could add our name on a list if there was one. They said they could but when we arrived we still waited for 45 minutes for a table, They didn't seen too busy and people seemed to... More 

Thank Lovethehawks
Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Martinis are half price during the week. Good service and tasty appetizer completes a fun time with friends. I tried the dirty gin martini..a bit much olive taste for me.

Thank ktmck1
Bloomington, Illinois
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154 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank FrankC7113
Saint Charles
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 

Thank Lee L
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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.

Thank akustoff
North Liberty, Iowa
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

Thank Brassmat
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Harry S
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176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

Thank Allison399
Wis. Rapids, Wi
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

Thank mexchi
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

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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$8 - US$25
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
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

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