Iowa City is rapidly building a great reputation as a dining destination that is simply filled to the brim with choice. From lunch and dinner destinations and venues frequented by university students to fine dining venues and everything in between this is a destination that has something for everyone.

Whether you want to enjoy a casual culinary experience with the family or want to be pampered by silver service options Iowa City will have a seat for you at some of the best restaurants in the region.

If you are visiting the area what will be some of your best choices in Iowa City?

1. One Twenty Six.

A casual atmosphere with more than a taste of style One Twenty Six takes the best of French cuisine and adds a dash of American flair to the mix.

The management of the restaurant pride themselves on sourcing fresh, local and organic ingredients – and the menu reflects this commitment.

You’re not going to get microwave warmed meals here. everything is made in house to the most exacting of standards.

Service cannot be faulted and the wine list so extensive that you might be better off asking your server for some advice about pairing with your meal. Try the Dry Aged Tenderloin – it’s a delight,as is the Osso Bucco and the Blue Crab Gnocchi. Everything is good.

2. Joseph’s Steakhouse.

For one of the best seafood and steak experiences that can be had in Iowa City a visit to Joseph’s Steakhouse is a good bet. Fine dining, organic produce a fresh seafood are highlights of the menu.

The rack of lamb is very good. However there are plenty of other choices for those who are not in the mood for meat. Try out the Maine Lobster Tail which is elegant in its simplicity. If you want to stick with meat the filet mignon is great – add a sauce like the Sriracha cream offering and you’ll elevate an already great dish.

3. Oyama Sushi.

For a taste of some of the best sushi in Iowa City Oyama Sushi is where you want to be.

The sushi and sashimi is ultra fresh and the chefs pay that extra little bit of care. A sushi sashimi platter is a great choice. The squid salad is also a delight. Greats election of Asian beers as well.

Take some time off to enjoy Iowa City’s culinary delights – it’s something you will never regret.

Categories: Great Dining