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L. May Eatery
L. May Eatery

L. May Eatery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lmayeatery.com
  • Phone: (563) 556-0505
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Open for private groups or catering
    Dinner: Sunday, Monday and Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Pizzeria, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tony Joos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th & Main
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from L. May Eatery
A new romantic bistro on the historic 1000 block of Main Street in Dubuque IA. L. May Eatery serves fusion cuisine and pizza in Dubuque, Iowa in a romantic candlelit atmosphere. Enjoy our impeccable service table side or at our full bar. We also have an extensive wine list with anything from a quality glass of pinot to a great special occasion reserve bottle. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Friends in from out of town and wanting a good steak dinner. We tried this place for the first time. Perfect all around. Good space, relaxed, quiet enough for conversation. Fillet was amazing, the accompanying stout beer butter is out of this world! Also had the lasagna which was very well done. Wine and beer selection was good. Price was toward the top end for what I like to spend but the portions were ample and easy to share and it was a nice place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Cozy neighborhood restaurant in Dubuque. Filet was melt in your mouth and parm potatoes were succulent. Server was wonderful and friendly. Great place for a first date or special occasion."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great dinners - osso buco for two of us and salmon and trout for two others. Good wine too."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "L May's is a awesome place to enjoy good company and awesome food. The menu changes and has many choices. We enjoyed the pork flank steak. My Caesar salad was probably the best I have ever had. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We have come to LMay on several occasions, and the food is always superb: fresh, seasonal, delicious. Service has always been good as well, and we have particular wines that we enjoy here which we have not found other places. The noise level is "energetic", as they say, but this did not impair our enjoyment of the evening."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Every year, when we are in Dubuque, we dine at L May restaurant. The owners, Lea & C.J., are usually there to greet you. This trip we tried the Pizza & it was fabulous ! We also had a bottle of wine for $18 which is $10 off the normal price. I notices Duck & Osso Bocca on the menu as well so we will have to go back next month."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I have never been there and decided to go for our 1st Wedding Anniv. The lovely hostess brought champagne to our table. My husband enjoys a good steak and this one was by far the best. It was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy. I had the salmon and that was also very tasty. For dessert, I had the turtle cheesecake and he had the Millstream Rootbeer float. Both were very good. To top it off - on Sunday nights they have a special if you buy 2 entrees or 1 large pizza you get $10 off any bottle of wine and if you pay with cash you get 5% off your bill. Score! If you like red wine I recommend the Volver tempranillo. We will definitely be back! :) Thank you for making our first anniversary a memorable one."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a dinner party away from home with friends and family and all was wonderful. Food, service and surroundings made it a very enjoyable night."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Dinner was great. Very crowded. We could not hear each other. Table was a bit small to place the food items. Food items were pricey but the food was good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Fabulous server - very friendly and timed our meal perfectly as we were in no rush. Interesting menu and cute interior with outdoor space. Only negative was the noise level. Saturday had musician playing in bar and between the very loud music and noise level as restaurant filled it got more and more difficult to have a conversation. Next time plan to try this restaurant for lunch or sit outside if music isn't blasting through the speakers."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I was so disappointed as I had high expectations for this restaurant. My entree was good at best. It was the featured entree that evening. But the thing that basically ruined the evening was how loud it was. My husband and I could not talk without literally yelling. Our waitress was very good and apologized but that didn't change anything."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What a gem of a restaurant. Outstanding staff, wonderful atmosphere, and a great, inventive menu. This spot exceeded our expectation!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Went here on my 58th birthday for dinner. The portions were generous,the service beautiful,and the attention to detail in the food was fantastic. My server ,Chris,was everything a good server should be. I had the Osso Bucco,and was able to eat the entire plate using only a fork. Prices were surprisingly reasonable,and I would highly recommend L.May to anyone."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were there for our anniversary and had a great experience! The food was simply amazing and the service was beyond compare. Tiffany helped us and she was so attentive! Great service, even better food, I can not recommend enough!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Superb in every way! Service, salads, entrees, drinks and yes even dessert!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed the excellent food and great service, we would recommend this as one of the best places in Dubuque."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always enjoy this restaurant as the food is great (had the trout special and everyone who ordered it enjoyed) the location ideal and the ambience very nice. The staff goes out of their way to make the experience a good one."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I think this is one of the best restaurants in DBQ. We don't go out often and we still choose to go here because of great food, great service, reasonable prices and great ambience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner and will definitely return. Great service, food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great dining spot in downtown Dubuque - really enjoyed the entrees, especially the Parmesan crusted pork chop, and the wine list had one of our favorite Spanish Garnachas at a reasonable price. Nice ambiance and friendly staff. Overall a great experience and will definitely return when we're back in town."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our server, Chris, was outstanding; suggesting dishes, explaining the menu, being attentive, etc.. The food was also excellent with the minor exception to the salmon, which we felt was slightly overcooked for our liking, but would probably be fine for most peoples. For that reason only we cannot give a perfect score. The after-dinner cocktails were also excellent. The prices were in line with a fine-dining establishment and as personal professional chefs we highly recommend this go on your list as a "must-eat-at" place when driving through or staying in Dubuque."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service is top-notch! I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "L May has one of my Dubuque faves since opening. The food is always delicious, perfectly prepared, and well-presented; the staff is attentive, friendly, and accomodating; and the atmosphere is intimate, warm, and inviting. I absolutely recommend a visit to L May whether your visiting, are new to the Dubuque area, or a born and raised tri - stater. Take my word for it, they will not disappoint!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I chose to celebrated our wedding anniversary at L.May as we had been there a few times and always liked the food and setting. We had a nice spot to sit and they brought us a small champagne toast to celebrate. That was a very nice touch. My husband ordered off the menu, the filet mignon it was perfect nice cut of meat and cooked to order. I had the special if prime rib. My cut was on the smaller side I asked for medium rare and I got medium well covered in gravey hard to see the meat from the fat. I worked hard on getting nice bites of meat with no fat but ended up leaving hungry. Very beautifully decorated friendly staff but wish I would have gotten the same as my husband. The Moscow Mule was one of the best I've had."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food as usual from L.May. We always enjoy when we ce here."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Good food. Good drinks. Wonderful spot for a special night out with friends. They even had my favorite whisky."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was amazing. We had the artichoke spinach dip which I could have devoured in 2 seconds if I really wanted to. For the entrée I had the roast duckling with sweet tater mashers and I literally moaned in food ecstasy after each bite. Despite being so full, we ordered dessert: melon sorbet with whipped topping and a spring of fresh mint and the rhubarb crumble with ice cream. Again, DELICIOUS. The entire meal was to die for and the sangria was the topper! Love this place and so lucky to live in the same town so I can go back again and again and again. :)"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for a special date for no specific reason but we didn't anticipate having such wonderful food and the service was terrific. Our server was very kind and friendly. Loved every moment and will definitely be back. Reasonable priced, as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "GREAT AMERICAN FOOD...MEAT LOAF. LARGE QUANTITY. LIVELY BAR WITH MANY REGULARS."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I liked making the reservation on line and the reminder. Staff is very friendly, facility clean with nice character. Food is excellent. I did try to go to lunch there within the last year or so, only to find it closed (week day). Did this change? It has always been a positive experience at L May. Would go again and recommend itmtomothers."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We ordered drinks at the bar and the service was ok, we had 3different people trying to take our order. I thought for sure I'd end up with 3 glasses of wine. The bar back/high school kid should ask what you want if they can't serve it. Need more vegetarian entree items."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I had dinner here twice on my recent visit to Dubuque and both times everything was excellent. They offer a good variety with a small number of selections on the menu and the wine was very good and well-priced. Service was very professional and always friendly."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food. Very slow to start to start service, but once going, excellent waitstaff. Waited 15 minutes for water and menu, once we sat."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "very nice restaurant with a full menu and delicious food that is presented well"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Everytime I dine at L. May, I am impressed all over again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Innovative pizza creations and a wine list to impress all. We had the OssoBuco and piccata Salmon. Delicious! Only dislike was the area we were seated was a small room that was quite LOUD due to another table diners. We couldn't even hear the poor waitress tell us about the specials of the evening. If you go for dinner, ask to be seated outside or away from the smaller dining area. Would DEFINITELY go again if in DBQ!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at L. May and we’re so happy we did. It’s always a gamble to try a new restaurant for a special occasion, but it was highly recommended and did not disappoint. We started with the edamame guacamole which I highly recommend and the sautéed bacon & kale….which was so-so. I had the Salmon Picatta with parmesan mashed potatoes and it was delicious. My husband had the Osso Buco based on another reviewers recommendation and he loved it. The pork fell off the bone when he picked it up. We also enjoyed the large beer and wine selection. Our waiter, Chris, was fantastic. Easily one of the best all around experiences we’ve had. Thank you L. May!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • " The tables are so crowded together ,I had to get up twice to let the people at other tables escape from their seats. I've eaten in many crowded restaurants, . This was a cattle car. L May offers a ten percent discount for cash. The Fried Kale appetizer was horrid (over salted , over cooked.) Te bread was stale. The duck was one of those cyrovac precooked things that big food suppliers sell to banquet halls. The Osso buco was just OK and I've had much better just about everywhere else I've ordered it. The salad was "Olive Garden" The pictures on their web sight do not look like anything close to what we were served. the desserts weren't made in house, they rolled off a food truck. The wine list is a joke."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Selected based on reviews. Did not disappoint. Great food. Great service. Made a happy 43rd anniversary memory!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I wanted to host a special evening for some friends. This was the perfect place. We were able to have a good conversation around food and drinks. It all made for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 6/12/2014