350 First - Doubletree Hilton
350 First - Doubletree Hilton

350 First - Doubletree Hilton

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/iowa/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-cedar-rapids-convention-complex-CIDCCDT/dining/index.htm
  • Phone: 3197314483x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 1:30pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nazim Kahn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • 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 150 in the Parlor Ball Room. Offerings include Limited menu from 350 First or our Catering menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike McGreevy 8555480040

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public transportation drops right outside of the building on 1st Avenue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from 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!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
350 First - Doubletree Hilton reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (28)romantic (24)special occasion (23)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (14)notable wine list (9)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • 350 First should be your 1st choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My favorite place for impressing my friends and clients with an amazing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 350 First
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Show up early and have a martini in the 16th floor bar before dinner. The views of Cedar Rapids are incredible. Friendly and courteous staff doesn't try to rush you through dinner. Perfect spot for two couples to dine together and catch up on old times (or new). Great food and very relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    2spoiledcats
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We ate here during Restaurant Week, and I have to say it is a new favourite. The food was terrific, and an outstanding value for the $25 prix fixe special menu. I only wish they had this option more often. Based on the food we were served, while the prices on the regular menu are high, it would be well worth the expense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    Happy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I would HIGHLY recommend eating at 350 First for business, pleasure or a group of people. Our waitress (Nicole) was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Very friendly as well. Although not inexpensive, it is great for special occasions. This is a very special place to eat and enjoy the amazing views at night of the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening!
    jas1
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We took some friends to dinner this week. We needed to catch up and were able to linger over drinks and dinner. Fabulous evening!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as good as the last time
    HillHouse
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our second visit to 350 First and unfortunately the food and service weren't as good as the last time. I ordered the braised pork stroganoff and the meat was dry and tough. Definitely not braised. Salmon and Steak were good but not remarkable. For the price, we would expect excellent food. The waitress did accommodate us with a special dessert to celebrate a graduation. It took quite some time for our check to be delivered and payment taken. Hopefully, this was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • evening with friends
    eatinontheAve
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was only our second visit to 350 First, but we were every bit as pleased with the experience as the first time. The food was excellent. The side servings are really huge which the server should tell people. We we're warned by the friends we were with. So, two of us shared mashed potatoes (and I had more for lunch yesterday). And, I shared my salad with my husband. I think the menu is nicely varied. We'll be back, but it will probably be another special occasion...prices are a little high for just an evening when I don't want to cook!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True Gem!
    2FoodiesFromCR
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been here several times since it has opened and have never been disappointed. Great view, exceptional service, and excellent tasting cuisine in a very romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to advertise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Loved it...food was remarkable, ambience exceptional, staff was professional, overall great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Theater Dinner
    Bogeybl1421
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our first time here and there was four in our party. It was a Sunday evening and they were not busy. The menu was interesting but we all felt the food was not seasoned enough and in some cases over cooked. Except for the pork stroganoff which seemed over seasoned. The shrimp appetizer for $12 came with only 4 shrimp even though large and tasty seemed a bit steep. The server took a long time to come back to take our appetizer order but after that was attentive. The view was nice but we expected more from the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal ever
    Jam9t8
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Kansas City strip with the Memphis rub was the bomb! I can't wait to try other items on the menu. My wife's salmon tasted so good it melted in her mouth. The wine was really good. Wish we could have had desert, but there was a show at the theater we had to catch. Oh well maybe next time. We can't wait to go back again the next time we have a date. I highly recommend this fine establishment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was good; but, nothing was a standout. We ordered steaks, the filet and Kansas City strip, both were cooked 1 level more than requested. Still tender with good flavor. The most enjoyable was the bottle of wine we ordered. The wine list had a reasonable selection of wines from California and Washington. I would expect more attentive & professional service for the price point. We found the service slow and often sat with empty beverages. Our order was not taken promptly and we had to flag down our waitress when items were forgotten from our order. Overall a good meal with nothing to set it apart.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 27th Anniversary dinner
    Cowboys1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    350 First was an amazing experience. The staff was very attentive, and the food was perfectly prepared. The view of downtown Cedar Rapids from the 16th floor was spectacular. This all made for a very memorable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    HillHouse
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We chose to try out 350 First to celebrate a special occasion. We were seated promptly and asked if we were celebrating anything. Once we explained that we were celebrating six months free of cancer, the server brought us two glasses of champagne. My husband had a filet and it was cooked perfectly. I had the braised pork stroganoff and loved it. I ordered the chopped salad as an appetizer and the server suggested a half portion. We were treated to a special dessert, also courtesy of the house, to top off our evening. It was a wonderful experience. Wish we would have known in advance that they offer free valet parking and validate the ticket if you bring it in. We parked in the parking garage and walked over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten/dairy free eating
    DHiowa
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Being quite new as a gluten free/dairy free eater I'm a little leery of dining out. The 350 First wait staff was so accommodating! My husband ordered the Mediterranean Plate which included pita bread. The staff brought out carrot slices so I could also enjoy. The beef (filet) was outstanding. Our order took quite awhile to arrive but they gave us sorbet on the house for the inconvenience. Lovely dining. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service could have been faster
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Overall our experience was good and the food was worth the wait. It was not busy the night we were there which made the fact that our service was slow a little hard to take. Our whole dining experience lasted nearly 2 1/2 hours because of the lag between taking our drink orders and food orders and eventually getting our food. There was even a delay in getting dessert. We were a group of six, so not huge, but it helped that their was good conversation. The staff was friendly and the mood was nice for a night out with friends but would also be good for a romantic evening out. Again, we were overall pleased and I would recommend it to friends and will also return to see how the next visit goes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    tdfl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I requested a candle on my reservation, and they were nice enough to provide it even though none of the other tables had one. Then later upon mentioning that it was our anniversary, they treated us with a fantastic dessert on the house for our anniversary. It was splendid.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening
    ITAGPA
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We wanted to try this Restaurant and we chose to go there for our Anniversary. It was the ultimate dining experience and made our day so special. The Server was very good at explaining the offerings. The Crab stuffed Shrimp and the Steak were awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Fantastic meal and atmosphere. The best meal I have had in years. Thanks to chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT FOOD
    ginger
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    EXCELLENT FOOD; SERVICE WAS A LITTLE SLOW, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE WAS GREAT.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    JMexperience
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. The view was amazing...for Cedar Rapids especially. They surprised her with a free desert which just made it even better. I didn't expect anything like that. The food was amazing. Good, clean, real food. My steak was cooked perfectly. The drinks were also very nice. The lounge area of the restaurant looks inviting and I would love to bring a group in for appetizers and drinks and to have a fun time but the music was a little quiet for that type of thing. Hopefully this changes. I will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience!
    350FirstFan
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My husband and I made our third visit to 350 First and once again the food and service were outstanding! The only disappointment was the lack of customers in this great restaurant. Cedar Rapidians should be supporting one of the finest dining establishments in our city. They even provide FREE valet parking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 74 reviews are from the 350 First - Doubletree Hilton reviews archive.
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary recently at 350 First. The online registration was easy and they even called me earlier in the day to confirm. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was great and presented very well. The best part was the surprise cupcakes we received for dessert. The chef had written "Happy Anniversary" in frosting on the plate next to them. What a special treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service-Standard hotel fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The service was phenomenal. The menu is kind of limited. They do offer all of the standard steakhouse options with different seasoning and sauces. The filet mignon was great. The macaroni and cheese with short ribs was all right. It would be nice if they offered a special or two every day prompting us to come back to try something new. If nothing else, the lounge, attached to the restaurant, would be a great place to grab some drinks after dinner or a show.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    basketball63
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Awesome brunch on Mothers Day. Excellent food and variety, not too crowded, great ambience with harpist. Pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but should be better.
    jpax
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Good food, Great service. The menu is pricey, but food didn't quite have the quality to match the price. Overall execution was good, but missed some important marks. Steaks were cooked perfectly! Shrimp was overcooked and rubbery. Garlic mashed potatoes has so much garlic that few at the table could eat more than a bite or two. Most dishes really needed some acid to balance the richness. The deserts were awesome! Especially the carrot cake! I would return, but not very often equivalent food can be found elsewhere for much less money. Great special occasion restaurant with beautiful views of the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The food was great and the wait staff attentive. It was very quiet which was important to our conversation, as everyone could participate. We made a reservation using OpenTable but when we arrived it was clear they were ready for our party of six. They quickly put two tables together and re-set them. The view is okay. Ours was partially blocked by curtains. The promotion of having a knife engraved with our name after eating chaps five times seemed a bit low-class. The wait-staff was courteous when presenting the promotion, but we felt there may have been a "sales" motive for her.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wowzer
    Freddy
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere, just a bit pricey for the whole package.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Memories
    Shelong
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had dinner at 350 First to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. We had been engaged at the restaurant 25 years earlier. The food and atmosphere were as wonderful as we remembered. It will continue to be a very special place for us:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great service.
    SandyC
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at 350 First. Brittany, our server, was fun and prompt. We enjoyed the view of the river and the open feel of the restaurant. I would recommend dinner or lunch to anyone who is in downtown Cedar Rapids.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining experience
    cinderella
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    When I made the reservations, I asked for a table next to a window, since it was our anniversary and wanted a special night but when we arrived were told that we couldn't have a window table. A little disappointed. We were seated too close to the bar, which was somewhat busy because of a Titan's game at the US Cellular Center. Food was ok - but overpriced! Could have had the same meal at another restaurant for much less.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Sunny
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We both had special....Tuna steak. It was unbelievably delicious. We decided to try the creme brule for dessert and it was equally delicious. Anxious to go back again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricy
    dave
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I thought the menu was a little pricy for the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff is great and good food,
    dmjp
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Staff is great and good food, nice place to have in Cedar Rapids
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We went in a group of 6 for a birthday celebration. We were seated immediately and were well taken care of. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening
    Silverback
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Great view as evening falls, and cuisine choices that truly pleased. Enjoyed the portion sizes, which were tuned to the moderate eater.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast was good. I asked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Breakfast was good. I asked 3 mornings for avocado and was told the restaurant did not have. Dinner was so slow. It was finally served a good hour after we ordered (place was not busy Tuesday night). I opted for vegetables in lieu of potatoes and got a small side. Needless to say the salmon and small serving of vegetables left me very hungry. Ordered the same dish at the White Ale the following night and enjoyed the dinner and portion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    4putt
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    This was our first visit to your restaurant and over all it was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time and Great Food
    5283
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Not sure if the food goes to the "foodie" level, but it is interesting, tasty, and nicely plated. We went as a group, had a great time, were treated like special guests - and we'll go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We went to dinner before the symphony. We had a great meal and a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.