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“Interesting local food”

Rubaiyat Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 10 - USD 20
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At Rubaiyat, we feature a seasonal American menu, emphasizing straight - forward, approachable cuisine that both looks and tastes clean and composed. This means simply but skillfully prepared ingredient - driven dishes that reveal our commitment to using the highest quality products, in season, and local when available. The inspiration behind Rubaiyat's menu reflect Chef Andy's classic and diverse culinary influences. Yet he's consistently led back to creating food that is distinctly contemporary, and as our name would have it, dishes that are "food for thought". As a result, Rubaiyat's refined seasonal American dishes combine four of the qualities that we value most: integrity, style, restraint, and playfulness. That is found in our personal mission to shape the dining experience around culinary delights from beginning to end. We insist on honoring the smallest details underlying the very rhythm of the restaurant, including our service. Come find out for yourself just why our staff is second to none. Cheers!! Andy & Kim Bonnet, Proprietors
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I’ve wanted to eat here since they opened and finally had the chance while in town. There menu changes seasonally I hear. The food can tend to be unique. I did like every thing I had. Service was great! Quiet comfy and reasonably priced.

Thank LaVon M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our group felt disappointed with Easter brunch: the biscuit gravy was lukewarm rather than hot, despite at least four trips to the buffet bar by two people in the hope the gravy would heat up. Entree choices seemed limited compared with other brunches offered at similar calibre restaurants. No salads, no soups, no carving stations. Because the buffet bar was pushed up against the window, the line was often looong, despite the small number of food items, because patrons could walk down only one side of the buffet rather than walk down two sides. The restaurant is beautiful, the wine list is extensive, and our server was attentive, however the lack of rich and varied entree options made it difficult to justify the $15.95 per adult price. I'd go back for a regular meal, but brunch is off my list.

Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Our last evening in Decorah we ate at this restaurant. They have lovely servers- kind and welcoming, lots of wine selection and an excellent cheese plate. Even tho there were a lot of people the place was quiet and we were able to take our time. Very nice ambience.

Thank duluthmystery
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite. Waiter recommended the shrimp wraps and I was not disappointed. Great sauce- white balsamic lingonberry shallot - accompanies the lightly crusted shrimp. Very tasty. Will be back to explore the menu more.

Thank Makemeabeliever
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Both had seafood. Very good. Loved the chocolate lava cake and the fresh sourdough bread. I really like the kale ceaser salad.

Thank rdallager
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