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Joseph's Steakhouse

212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028
+1 319-358-0776
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“prime rib” (6 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The setting is lovely - sheer draperies and interesting lighting. The food is very good. I don't rate Joseph's the finest restaurant in town (I'd rate it third, behind Orchard Green and Baroncini Restaurante) but it's a nice setting if you're in the mood to...More

Thank AlanLight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Joseph's for a birthday. The steak was delicious and the privacy was very nice. Would definitely go back!

Thank Shay_61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, delicious cocktails, great steak and absolutely leave room for DESSERT. This is as good as any NYC steakhouses and it is not pretentious.

Thank DadMD
Reviewed 20 August 2017

My wife and I went to Joseph's for the first time to celebrate our 48th Anniversary. What a special experience it was! I had made a reservation and we were immediately seated. Our waiter, Noah, was the best on the timing of everything from cocktails...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

it's an upscale place...it's primary a steakhouse restaurant with other items added to meet all customers' taste...there are a variety of appetizers and salads, burgers, steaks and other items...I tried the French onion soup there and it was so good...it is covered in top by...More

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were a group of five having a great meal. Most of us were Europeans, and we enjoyed steaks different from what we are used to. Nice staff

Thank Reisende935
Reviewed 10 July 2017

In town for a business/leisure trip. The person who seated us was also our waiter and was very friendly and trying very hard. However, he brought me the wrong salad dressing and my dining partner the wrong baked potato. He corrected both. The sides were...More

1  Thank Midwestbiztraveler
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Friday night. We started with calamari as appetizers and even though the calamari were very good, the sauce was a bit too overpowering. We ordered the rib-eye (medium) and the prime rib (well-done). The meat quality was very...More

Thank JoanaLola
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Wanted someplace special and nice to take my boyfriend for his birthday dinner and this was it. Steaks were fantastic and cooked perfectly! Seafood bisque is the best I've eaten. Our server Heather was awesome and even though they don't normally sing happy birthday they...More

Thank Me2464
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Took my fiance there to celebrate her birthday there hoping for a high-end meal, the ambiance is fine even though some people were really loud but man the food menu is so small with no much options. No complementary bread and even though I mentioned...More

Thank Michel E
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Tracy R
23 January 2016|
Response from Fatimah M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, When we dined there it was part of a diner program. I did not see a children's menu but it is possible. Their online menu shows only the dinner choice, alcohol and desserts. Joseph's is an elegant fine dining venue... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-358-0776
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Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City offers the highest quality steak and seafood in a luxurious atmosphere. We serve only vegetarian organically fed Angus beef, our seafood is always fresh. Complement your entree with one of our signature martinis or choose from our extensive collection of fine wines.
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