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The Class Act Restaurant

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
+1 319-848-8777
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“quinoa” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Dining here was a real pleasure! The service by the students was excellent, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was very nice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions or just a nice time outMore

Thank Lauratravels2
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lauratravels2! In my experience, a quality brunch is without a doubt the most important meal of your week! I'll be sure to share your kind comments with our restaurant staff. We will be adding some decadent new items to our brunch menu within a...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

The food was very good and the atmosphere was classy. I had the Margarita with the high end tequila and one drink put me out. We at at 6:30 and I was asleep in bed at 8.More

Thank DPenn_11
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Hello DPenn_11! A classy experience at The Class Act is what we're all about! So glad your food and drinks were up to expectations, our Maikka Margarita is the best one in town. You're right though, the Don Julio Tequila will catch up quickly! Thanks...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Once a month a friend and I meet for breakfast and this is the place for incredible food, wonderful service and quiet "catch up on life" conversation. We've never been disappointed and love the fact that it's a hotel/restaurant built as a teaching stepping stone...More

Thank Joan B
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Dear Joan B, It warms my heart to know you and your friend enjoy a consistently positive experience every month. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visits, on behalf of the entire team we're grateful for your continued patronage of...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

I only was able to have an appetizer due to time, it was very nicely plated, tasted fresh and priced very fairly. The drink from the bar was also very expertly prepared and taste!!More

Thank jleich
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hello jleich! We take great pride in both the taste of our food and the plate presentation, thanks for the compliment! I'll definitely pass your kind words onto our team. Our lead bartender Jared Rodewald will be thrilled to learn you enjoyed one of his...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place offers freshly prepared breakfast with a limited menu to handle most tastes. The dinner menu was sparse yet covered our needs and the soup along with the steak was outstanding.More

Thank wpaapw
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hello wpaapw! It's rare we receive a review for two service periods, thank you for covering both! You're correct, our Monday-Friday breakfast menu is engineered to provide options for a variety of tastes. If you're ever around on either Saturday or Sunday I encourage you...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place always knocks your bangs off. The menu changes and is always innovative, boundary pushing, and delicious. It has an excellent bar and wine list. Since all of the staff are Kirkwood students learning a trade, they are eager to please and exceptionally attentive....More

Thank Tccutler
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Dear Tccutler, I'm at a loss for words, your raving review has knocked MY bangs off! As you stated perfectly, our chefs are always updating the menu with creative and palate-pleasing culinary delights. Our professional staff of trainers and students work hard to ensure that...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here later on in the night as we learned many places close early in CR! They stayed open late to serve us which was really nice - our server was great- great recommendations, very accommodating. We mostly did appetizers so...More

Thank Janna R
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hi Janna R! It makes me happy to hear we stayed open later to take care of you and your boyfriend! The pork belly & scallops is a personal favorite of mine, unique and delicious. When you come back, be sure to ask about any...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Good food, prepared and presented in a very class act. They have a master chief and Kirkwood students working the kitchen. They do a very nice job and the wait staff is very attentive.More

Thank Kent C
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Dear Kent C, We're happy to hear our cuisine and service hit the mark on your most recent visit! Our chefs certainly work hard to innovate new menu items every day so I'll definitely be passing your feedback along to them. If you haven't had...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Great dining in an excellent hotel. No need to go elsewhere if you are staying at the Kirkwood. Wonderful choice for special occasions.

Thank A7155SNthomasj
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Dear A7155SNthomasj, Thank you for the raving review! We certainly do our best to make our establishment the best venue for any occasion. I'll pass your kind words onto the staff that made your experience possible! Thank You, Jacob Larson Restaurant & Beverage Manager

Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food quality is good but the service is lacking. Waiting 1 hour for your entrees to be served is inexcusable. At breakfast, my breakfast was served promptly (after ordering the night before) but the waitress failed to revisit my table for 30 minutes so...More

Thank Eric G
Jacob L, Manager at The Class Act Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Eric G, Thank you for taking the time to provide honest feedback regarding your recent experience. I'm glad our cuisine was up to your expectations, however it's disappointing to hear the service fell short. While our entire staff strives to provide the best service...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5231
    (76th St SW)
  • Public Transportation: Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-848-8777
  • E-mail
Description
The Class Act Restaurant, located within The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, is eastern Iowa's newest and tastiest gourmet restaurant. Just minutes from popular attractions in downtown Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The Class Act Restaurant provides great food and outstanding service in a hip, yet friendly and comfortable environment unlike any other in Cedar Rapids. In addition to offering an outstanding menu featuring the very best locally-grown produce and select fare from around the country, The Class Act also serves as a real-time, real-world teaching environment for Kirkwood's groundbreaking Culinary Arts program. Our menus are designed differently, far more creatively, in response to our teaching responsibility, and to provide the dining experience you and your family and friends expect. The Class Act offers the premier spot in Cedar Rapids whether you're looking to celebrate with friends and family, invite your clients for a great meal while in town, or just enjoy a romantic evening for two. From haute cuisine to home cookin', The Class Act offers dishes designed for just about any appetite - and just about any budget. Whether you seek light bites such as our gourmet small plates, savor culinary delights like the Iowa-cut pork chop or seasonal risotto, or simply prefer to dig into the juicy, farm-fresh flavors of the signature Class Act Burger, our seasonal breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner menus offer something to suit your tastes. Or stop in and enjoy one of the tasty cocktails or wines from the restaurant's bar and extensive wine cellar. And don't miss the sweet delights our award-winning dessert menu to provide the perfect finish to your day. You have very high expectations for what is prepared here. And rightly so. Enjoy amazing gourmet food, unmatched service and a surprisingly agreeable check. Together with our breathtaking decor and quiet ambience, we've created a flawless experience that is truly a Class Act.
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