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About 350 First - Doubletree Hilton
Welcome to 350 First! We proudly boast the best American cuisine paired with the best view Cedar Rapids has to offer. Enjoy our breakfast buffet, an all day dining menu for lunch and an elegant dinner menu with steaks and chops.
From Cedar Rapids and unsure where to park when joining us for dinner? Mention to your server you used the hotel's valet service and we will validate to make your night out on the town complete!
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Guests can use self parking located across the street, there is metered parking during the weekdays, open street parking in the evening and weekends.
The hotel will also offer valet parking to both hotel and restaurant parking.
Public transportation drops right outside of the building on 1st Avenue.
Private Party Facilities:
Entertain your clients, friends and family in our Parlor Ball Room located on the 16th floor of the DoubleTree hotel. We have the ability to host a group of up to 120 in the Parlor Ball Room. Offerings include Limited menu from 350 First or our Catering menu.
Private Party Contact:
Brianne Stone: (855) 548-0040
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
350 First - Doubletree Hilton Ratings and Reviews
Food and atmosphere were excellent! However, our server was unbelievably slow and inattentive. It was not crowded but yet still took about an hour to eat because the waitress seemed to keep forgetting we were there. We will definitely give it another try and hopefully have better service.
My wife found this establishment as an option for our pre-concert dining. Our food was served hot and in a fairly timely manner, and exceeded expectations for the cost. The scenery of downtown Cedar Rapids and the river were breathtaking and added to the dining experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Absolutely incredible experience. The food was the best I've ever had in a restaurant, the chefs cutting board app. was fresh and tasteful, scallops were sweet and mild, expertly cooked. Great atmosphere and view. I want to come back soon and try their lunch menu!
Where to begin? To the person on the phone who said I didn't have a reservation even though I booked it through this website. The Valet Attendant who could not parallel park? The one waitress working on Valentines Day who was loud non-observant, forgetful, but very apologetic? I thought my name was "I'm Sorry",because at every step of the dinner from forgetting the bread to forgetting drinks to forgetting and forgetting she approached our table saying "I"m Sorry." I can't be mad at her though since she was the only waitress working on Valentines Day (I'd be stressed out too). Maybe I should begin with the bait and switch on the menu. I made my reservation two weeks in advance. Nothing on this site nor did anyone say when I called to confirm the reservation that there was a special over-priced menu for Valentines Day. $70.00 per plate! OMG-wait until you hear about the food.The person who sat us didn't ask if we wanted the regular menu so I assumed they switched the kitchen around for the "special"plates.After we order someone sits down and orders off the regular menu.Okay, so what did we get for $70.00? Some weird chocolate infused butter to go on dry old bread. After seeing my wife make the face of a five year old who just tried liver for the first time, I decided to pass. Forgotten drinks.A salad.oh dear Lord-the salad.In a small bowl-romaine lettuce 1/4 of a sliced strawberry and crushed crouton on top it had the look and consistency of something rolling past you on a rickety cart on an airplane (That's it.apparently they could not afford a whole crouton or strawberry for may $70.00 plate!).The main disaster.My wife ordered the chicken.I think it was a chicken.It had the look of a chicken white meat with some kind of random bone sticking out of it. Oh out of space-run or get Rick from the Walking Dead as there is one waitress working, but four people dressed in suits walking around like zombies (I'm not certain what they do-but they sure are creepy).
Unfortunately I am not a big fan of the new menu. Lots of items with glaze and "mystery sauce". I ordered the veggies steamed and they came super dry. The waitress was amazing, the scenery amazing, and the service great - but the food was so so. My steak was good, my husband's burger was super dried out. I don't know - I like coming here, but was not super impressed.
Took my wife for our anniversary. As it was a weeknight, the restaurant was very quiet and cozy. Food was excellent and service was second to none. They even served us a complimentary cheese cake dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. We will definitely be back.
Went here on a Tuesday evening for my fiancée's birthday. Nice and quiet, plus it was almost empty so we were seated on the First Ave side. So with the best seats in the house and almost exclusive service from our waitress we had an awesome time! We both had seafood dishes and we thought they were very good quality. The staff even put a special birthday touch on my fiancée's dessert! It had been over 30 years since I'd been there, not waiting that long to return!
My wife and I recently went to 350 First for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had never been there before but had heard good things. Overall we were impressed with the quality of the food (flavor, presentation, temp of food), but for the price ($36 for mine, $32 for hers), we expected the portions to be a bit larger. However, the cauliflower soup was excellent and for a cup was a large portion. My wife's creme brulee was just okay, but my carrot cake was outstanding. We were surprised no bread or rolls were offered, even though there were bread plates on the table. While our server was very nice and attentive (we gave her close to a 20% tip), it seemed she was not that familiar with the menu, in fact we wondered if she was new there. When we asked a few questions she was hesitant with her answers or didn’t know and had to check. It also seems that whoever is responsible for keeping menus clean is not doing their job. The first menu I touched had some kind of sticky liqueur all over the back of it and got all over my hands. The dessert menu also was dirty. This may seem picky, but when you are paying high end prices for fine dining, you expect not only great food but an exceptional dining experience. At the end of our meal, we talked to the manager regarding validating our parking and he was polite and professional, and reimbursed us the parking fee which we had to pay upfront due to a concert next door. Based on our experience we would give 350 First a score of 7 out of 10, mainly due to the inexperienced staff and the dirty menus which we don't expect anywhere, let alone in a fine dining atmosphere. We may go back in the future, but we would hesitate to recommend the restaurant for a special occasion.
We have always wanted to go here and had never had a chance, or quite frankly remembered it was there. We went on a Monday night so it was nice and quiet (which we were looking for to have a nice date night). The drinks were great, I had their 14 Hands Cabernet and my boyfriend had a dirty martini (which was great -- we're both lovers of dirties and this was made just right).
We decided to get the cutting board--which was delicious--but the waitress didn't explain it at all. I work at a local brewery and we have a Charcuterie & Cheese Board, with similar items and we always explain what is on the appetizer so our guests know. Luckily I knew most of what was on there, but the explanation would have been nice.
I ordered the Steak, Mac n' Cheese entree. I ordered the steak medium-medium, rare and it came out well done. There is nothing worse than a well done steak in my mind. It came out sliced up already, so the chef and waitress would be able to see there was no pink/red at all. I really hate complaining about food since I've been a server/bartender for 13 years, especially if it's something minor and I just wanted to have a calm, nice night so I ate it as is.
My boyfriend had the scallops and said they were amazing and finished the whole plate. We ordered the cheesecake to go (we never get dessert) but it was blueberry and ate it when we got home with a glass of wine and it was very good!
We celebrated a family birthday at 350 First. Everything about the experience was wonderful. The food (breakfast buffet) was delicious, the staff was polite, and the atmosphere was comfortable. The price was reasonable as well. I would definitely go back. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
Overall it was a lovely dinner. our waitress was excellent. The ambiance was beautiful, very relaxing. The cheese plate was fabulous. The salad was average (nothing special, I could have made it at home). I forget the name but it had grapes in it . My flat-iron steak was wonderful. ....best steak I've had in a long time.
My biggest complaint......when I made the reservation, I said we had tickets to the theater at 7:30 (right across the street). Our reservation was at 5:30 which allowed 2 hours, yet we STILL were rushed and did not have time for dessert. We were disappointed in how incredibly slow our food came out...and there were barely any people in the dining room, 5-6 tables at most.
Came in on prom night with reservations. We got seated by our host then waited for 30 minutes until the same host came back to our table to tell us that our server didn't know we were there and he "guesses he can take our order." So the host takes our order, doesn't ask if we wanted anything to drink besides water, and we didn't get any service besides getting our order taken. I had to find him to print out check.
I was in Cedar Rapids on a pleasure trip, staying at the Doubletree, so on my first night, I chose to eat in the hotel, which is close to the Paramount Theater, which I was attending. The restaurant is on the top floor, and some of the tables offer a good view of the downtown area.
The food was good -- a step up from what you might expect from a hotel spot. The salmon was exceptionally tasty and moist. Good bar service and reasonable prices.
Nothing special for Mother's Day, just the standard brunch, menu or buffet. We ate off of the buffet and it was ok, but not great. Food was very acceptable, but nothing special. They did run out of gravy for the biscuits & gravy (Mom's favorite) and never refilled it in the hour we were there. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, but not so much with the rest of the staff. The place was probably a little over 50% full, so they were not terribly busy. The view kind of nice since it is on the top floor of the hotel (17 floors I think), but a little industrial on one side. If I did recommend it would probably be just for a different experience, not necessarily a great one.
This place is a well-kept secret! The lunch experience is wonderful, and I have brought two different groups to dine there. All enjoyed the experience. And, I have recommended the restaurant to others. Our food was excellent, and the service was kind and personal.
The only thing I didn't like were the seats in the booth. They are too low and very uncomfortable, especially for short people like me.
However, as soon as I have another chance for lunch out, I'll be heading to the Doubletree again!
This restaurant is clearly competing in the upscale market. The price is upscale to match. Unfortunately, I chose a meal which I had recently had at a competitor and I found this version wanting. Being located in a downtown hotel, this is practically the only restaurant that is open downtown on Sunday evening. I am grateful for that, but, if more competition ever develops, they may have to step up their game.
I felt it was overpriced for a Sunday Brunch that was pretty much a continental breakfast with some hot items that were slowly replenished. Our reservation was at 9:30 a.m. and all of the hot items were empty or had been sitting there for a very long time. It took almost 30 minutes for the items to be filled. The service was very slow and the made to order omelettes were horrible.
Went here for our anniversary dinner. Service and food were very good. Wait time was not bad at all. They have a nice wine list and bar choices. The food portions were not too large, not too small. Cost was reasonable. They went over and above by comping us a dessert as a gift, which was very nice indeed. The atmosphere is somewhat boring, with very little privacy. The view from the top is not much to look at, but at least it's from up high and not at ground level. We enjoyed our evening, and would recommend this restaurant. Another nice bonus is free valet parking from the hotel level when dining here. You just have to get your ticket validated.
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