A great fine dining restaurant in Iowa city ! I am not a huge fan of steak or meat in general, but their menu is very accommodating! I ordered the mushroom tortellini and every bite was like heaven. Even if you don't like some of their dishes that they are known for, give this place a try because their other menu options will still give you a wonderful experience. Staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable if you have any questions.
Enjoyed our first time at the restaurant. Food and service was good.
Martin, our waiter, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Very energetic and made the evening fun for our party of 6. I've eaten a 5-stars around the country and the food here was equal too, or better than, any of them. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced and between the food and Martin, made the evening very special.
Steak doneness is one level below the normal temperature(ie. medium would come out to medium rare etc.) Aside from that, overall a good restaurant.
Joseph’s never disappoints. Their attention to detail is wonderful. Love the food and service. Cheers!
Great waiter. He knew the wines and a thorough knowledge of the menu.
Steak was overcooked, although the manager provided a free dessert as a result
Was surprised there was no validation for parking in the garage
It was our 6 month wedding anniversary. The staff made us feel very special. We had a wonderful meal and the service was impeccable.
The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. A great place for a special occasion dinner.
Prime rib was way to expensive and I got it rare when requested medium-rare. I’ve had much better for half the price from a couple bars. A $40 piece of meat should melt in your mouth not like chewing on shoe leather.
I brought my daughter here for a steak to celebrate her graduation. We ordered onion rings, a petite filet (cooked medium) & pasta. Her filet came out bloody. We sent it back only to have it come out still rare! We sent it back again & it finally was cooked as ordered. By this time my dinner was getting cold. We finished our meal when the waitress came over to apologize. She then offered a free dessert for our trouble. Really? Since this place is a steakhouse, I thought they could have done better. How about comping the steak? The rest of the food was good but we won't be returning.
Outstanding food experience. Crafted cocktail was pure genius. Server was well informed about the menu and gave good service and recommendations.
I had an outstanding experience.
The steak was one of the best I've ever had. Seasoned and prepared to perfection! I had the NY Strip and my sister had the Petite Filet and both were excellent. Highly recommend! Also had the brussel sprouts which I'd also recommend.
Food, drinks, service and ambiance. All great. Will absolutely return.
I visited Joseph's Steakhouse on this past Saturday and enjoyed a nice meal with my fiance. The food was good although it was not as good as I thought it would be. That may have been due to the restaurant being so busy or the fact that we were seated next to a large and obnoxiously loud party that I could not enjoy my food. I will try again during the week and hopefully will have a better experience.
We found your restaurant based on food reviews, but found the ambiance to be rowdy and loud. We would have preferred a more romantic environment. Server Michael was excellent. Food was commensurate with price. Disappointed with noise.
We were celebrating a birthday & it was done extremely well. Joseph’s drinks are amazing. Appetizer are extensive & can be shared. Main course (steaks for us) were cooked perfectly & great options for crusts or sauce. Fantastic server - who also gave great suggestion for birthday dessert. Restaurant is a little more intimate (maybe more adult appropriate). Thank you for a wonderful experience!
We had the prime rib and it was delicious. We paired it with a bottle of Blue-Eyed Boy. We really enjoyed the wine. The sommelier opened the wine and we tasted it. He then shook it and it tasted completely different. The service was very good.
Was there to celebrate an anniversary. Food was good but very noisy.
We sat at the bar and Our bartender Brett was fantastic and went above and beyond just serving us This is not the first time Brett served us we were very happy he was working this nite he makes great cocktails and is very knowledgeable about all types of wine. A great employee In our opinion We had a pleasant evening We have had several meals at Joseph's it's the best overall restaurant in Iowa city. We are from the Chicago area and visit Iowa city to see our kid who goes to the university. We recommend Joseph's highly.
This place is a must! Great food and great service. Highly recommended.
Great meal. Our server Martin was outstanding!
Awesome experience! Definitely a must.
Very good! We enjoyed the food prior to going to Hancher show. I
My wife and I went there for our Anniversary. We loved it. It was an awesome experience. We were not disappointed at all with the restaurant. We did have a table of 4 came. They were loud and obnoxious but not the fault of the restaurant at all. They tried to talk with them in a lower voice but hey you always have a couple of bad apples. Thanks for the wonderful experience!
Wonderful evening. Fantastic meal! Patrick was our waiter, ask for him!
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Joseph's! Peter, our waiter, was incredibly attentive and made our meal that much more special. He made excellent wine recommendations, food notations, and was among the most professional waiters we've ever had. The ambiance was private, elegant, but not pretentious. We will certainly return. Thank you for making our meal special!
We were looking for a nice place to have dinner while visiting Iowa. Found Joseph’s on Open Table. Great Food, Great Service, and Great Prices!
Great waiter Michael who was personable and caring.
We celebrated our Son's 22nd birthday and everything was perfect. The service , food and ambiance. Will return very soon!
Josephs has an amazing menu but still manage to come up with some pretty awesome specials that keep you coming back for more!
It wasn't very busy and it took about 10 minutes for the server to come over. For the amount we paid we expected better service. She seemed very nervous also. There was a big party in the back room, which left it short staffed in the dining area.
Excellent as usual
One of our faves in Iowa City. The service at the bar could have been better but it was busy. Noah was our server, he was amazing. Super knowledgeable about the menu, personable with a great sense of humor.
My husband and I have made Joseph's the location of our anniversary since 2010 and recently added my birthday as it's the only location in town where I can get a perfectly cooked prime rib.
Great birthday dinner! Everything was superb!
We have not always found steak houses to be fine dining, but this place is. We're in Iowa City only 4 times a year, and this was our first try for here. We're Open Table fans for restaurants across the country (only 4 in Iowa City at this point). Anyway, this was excellent dining: seafood bisque, wedge salad, creamed spinach, petit filet mignon, Kansas City Strip Steak, baked potato. Really very fine food. Interesting 20 foot curtains that are semi sheer separate the dining tables, making an interesting separateness of the tables. We will be back next time we're in Iowa City.
The Alaskan Salmon was one of the best meals I've ever had. I absolutely love salmon and order it nearly every time I go to a restaurant that has it. This was excellent! The vegetables and rice were very good as well. We also ordered the brussel sprouts with bacon and that too was excellent. The hostess was very nice. Rob, our waiter, was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. Couldn't have had a better experience.
It was a wonderful experience for our family. I definitely would go again. You could have one seafood options. I know you are a steakhouse and of course it is the midwest but several more entree seafood options would be great.