About Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City
Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City offers the highest quality steak and seafood in a fine dining 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.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our sister restaurant, "The Bread Garden Market" offers catering.
Parking is available at 3 public ramps, each within one block of Joseph's. Additional parking is available on the street.
Private Party Facilities:
For parties of seven or more, please call 319-358-0776.
Joseph's has two areas that may be partitioned off for private or semi-private parties. We may require a signed contract, with a minimum spending requirement or rental fee.
Private Party Contact:
Rebecca Geissel: (319) 358-0776
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City Ratings and Reviews
We have been coming to Joseph’s for years for a special meal after football games with long time friends. This time it felt like the restaurant was a little off its game. The food as always was very good. We had a large party of 16 and asked to split the check evenly by couple - no special math required. They have always done this in the past for us but said it was too difficult to do. We said we had a birthday and asked for a surprise dessert. Our server went right to the individual and let the cat out of the bag. And last the service was sluggish. I recognize large parties can be a challenge so they probably should have had a second server.
We’ll be back I’m sure but really expect a better experience.
This restaurant was phenomenal! My husband and I took our daughter and her boyfriend here when we visited them on a football weekend. There were many wonderful options on the menu, it was hard to decide what to order. The wait staff was very attentive and quite knowledgeable about all the entrees on the menu. When the food arrived, the presentation was amazing. We loved the curtains that separate the tables, giving us privacy. It was a beautiful and quiet restaurant where you could actually carry on a conversation and hear each other speak. We will definitely be going back here. It wasn't that expensive. No more than any fine dining restaurant worth going to in a bigger city.
I booked my reservation online and it was very simple. I was greeted at the entrance with a welcome and a smile. I took a seat at the bar and the bartender greeted me in the same manner. After the rest of my dinner party arrived we took our seats and our server Noah greeted in the same manner. Love to see the consistency within Josephs. I had the rib-eye and my business partner had the salmon. Both plates were excellent and I would recommend this to anyone. I have been to Josephs before and had the same great customer experience. If you are in town and looking for a great dining experience for any occasion, this is the place to go.
My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary, we both got French onion soup which was a little too salty for the both of us. He got the rack of lamb and I got a ribeye, both ordered medium rare and both of our meats were way underdone. I ordered a glass of moscato which was delicious. Because the food service was a little slow we were comped two desserts, which was very kind of them. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive.
It was late so the place was all ours, meaning so was the service. I ordered the chicken Marsala and my husband had the ribeye. We split the loaded hashbrowns. Those were good but nothing very special. Probably wouldn't order them again since I'm actually more of a creamed spinach girl anyway. The space is nice with some privacy for each table and the service was really attentive.
Joseph's is perhaps one of the best restaurants I have been to. I am from NYC, and am spoiled with quality food/beverages. I have recently visited Iowa twice and have been to Joseph's three times. Their steaks, carpaccio, scallops, chicken Marsala are some of the best food I've had the pleasure of having. Service is impeccable. I must mention that Martin, Peter, and Noah, are phenomenal and so well versed in their jobs. You will not regret it. Worth every penny!! It is my go to place from this point forward.
Waitress less than capable for a restaurant of this caliber
Food good but not warm enough
I believe a capable wait staff could have made this a memorable meal
The way it was
It was over priced for the value
This was s very important dinner for us as we had special friends fir a very special occasion and she just dropped the ball at every moment of specialness
Even though I specifically called ahead to say we want the bill
She brought two bills!!!
Joseph's Steakhouse is a good option for up-market dining in Iowa City. The steak is consistently excellent, although most of the appetizer and dessert options are fairly standard steakhouse fare. The cocktail list is surprisingly good, with some interesting options, and the wine list is decent although dominated by young wines.
Best part of the meal was the appitizer. Unfortunately, we were let done with everything from that point on. IMO the experience was extremely overpriced and the products seemed of poor quality. I'd save some money and hit up another establishment downtown Iowa City.
The ambience at Joseph's is quiet and romantic. Our service from Peter was outstanding. Unfortunately the food was very disappointing. The steaks were thin, very fatty, and overcooked. The potatoes and Brussels sprouts were also dry. The chocolate cake was fantastic and the highlight of our meal. This might be a good spot to go just for drinks and a fancy dessert.
The food was absolutely fabulous, and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Our service started out a bit slow. Drinks were slow in coming and we never did get a bread basket, but after our server had fewer people to take care of, she was excellent. And, the host was wonderful and making scotch recommendations for my husband. Overall, we had a wonderful evening and would most definitely visit again!!
Our server was new but extremely polite an attentive, very easy to understand and acknowledged his newness. The food was excellent! Party of 5 on a Friday night at 6:30 PM. Onion ring appetizer was delicious! Grand Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, Salmon, all delicious. We did not have dessert.
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