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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We had a wonderful dinner and will definitely return. Great service, food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service is top-notch! I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
    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
  • "very nice restaurant with a full menu and delicious food that is presented well"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "A great dining experience, as always. Excellent food. Server was attentive and helpful. We will definitely dine at L. May again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We absolutely love L. May. It is a top restaurant for us. The food is always beyond great. Our group of people come from different states (Florida, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and everyone is in agreement that this is by far our favorite restaurant. Compliments and highest respect to the chef, staff and owner of L.May!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great as usual. Highly recommended. New menus seasonally. Uses locally available foods as able."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great outdoor seating, delicious food, located in an exciting part of town, and a hot spot for local folks... "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have dined at L May many times and it is our go-to restaurant for a superb meal. Food, service and presentation are always great. One can carry on a conversation with no problem. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional, especially the service. Our waitress was very friendly, polite, knowledgeable and efficient without hovering. You don't receive service like that in many restaurants in Dubuque unfortunately. The food was very good but my husband and I thought the prices were a little high. We dine out often and will go back on a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "V g food and service @ we will be back. That really is all I can say. We have been in better places but not in dubuque. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed trying the Prix Fix promo. Had never tried the pizza and found we loved it! Fun to have some interesting promos."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "L. May had great pizza varieties which were very yummy! Would love to go back sometime and try their other entrees as well. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The quality, presentation and taste of the food at L.May is consistently very good. The entrees are interesting without being bizarre or off-putting to the less adventurous taste buds. The menu changes just enough fairly regularly, and there are dishes for everyone, including gluten-free. Because it is a popular place, there is some noise, but it is a happy noise and not overly loud. The wait staff is also consistently friendly and well-trained."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We brought 2 couples with us for the first time. We all enjoyed it very much!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "L May is a friendly, relaxed, great restaurant. Great waitress, and positive dining experience. We think this restaurant is the best in Dubuque. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We looked to a place to celebrate a college graduation and this was NOT the place. This establishment was ranked #1 for Dubuque, maybe in top ten, but not even close to #1. Slow, slow service. Sea Bass (as recommended by waiter) had no flavor. Dinner salad, served house style was ok. Pizza and Caesar Salad was excellent and saved the meal for some of our table. The ONLY thing that was really awesome was the sangria, never had anything like it before and reasonably priced. If you want a special place, this is not it, there are better in Dubuque. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is definitely my favorite fine dining establishment in Dubuque. Food and service were great!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014