We went for our anniversary and it was a very nice place to go. Food was very good our server was excellent.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant with a view
New and modern decor. Food was great. Bait on the upper price side. Great views of Cedar Rapids
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made the reservation with the 350 First for dinner since I was taking my wife to the Barry Manilow concert. When we arrived we were promptly shown to our table by the hostess. Wait staff were very well trained and our dinners were excellent.
We do plan on returning.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
untapped at the top
We tried the new 350 First and enjoyed it. The food was great and our server was quite knowledgeable and gave great recommendations that did not disappoint.
We were one of only 3-4 tables dining however, which will hopefully change, otherwise this place won't last. Great view of the city and the interior decor is very nice.
Pricing is a bit high for Cedar Rapids since "sides" are extra, so entrees can be upwards of $30+ with a side. The food was worth it but, again, that may not be successful in CR for anything other than special occasions in that price range.
Hoping lots of people will try this place and return!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had a very nice dinner
we had a very nice dinner at the restaurant. The view was amazing and the food was delicious. The only thing we were a little disappointed was that the dinner didn't come with a salad or any type of side. those had to be purchased seperatley.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought the staff was awesome. We walked in and they welcomed us by name and told us happy anniversary. They also brought us a complimentary desert
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Almost pulled it off. Maybe it will
This place has big city style and feel with a nice menu and good food. High quality all around. Unfortunately, the big city feel goes away when you settle down. Here's why.
1) This place has not drawn a staff as chic and hip as it. Nice people are not enough to draw a deverse crowd. Some of them made me think we were at a Denny's. They need some younger faces in there with out the standard cheap black pants.
2) It was empty. It is awkward to be one of the only tables in a restaurant that has a full staff.
Those 2 factors did not help the vibe. We in Cedar Rapids need to bypass mainstays and support this place. That revenue will bring competition to the wait staff. The food is great already! Traffic is the solution.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressive! We will return.
Loved the views! We enjoyed overlooking downtown & will return to experience the "sunset side" that overlooks ... well, Quaker Oats, but offers quite a view beyond.
Excellent service by Nicole, who was attentive, knowledgable & fun. The Cool As A Cucumber martini was scrumptious. We ordered the Pork Chop & Lamb Chops with Balsamic Mint sauce Both tasty, meaty, nice-sized portions. Pork chop was a touch on the dry side, the lamb chops - perfect! All sides are ala carte. Get the Chop Salad, it's large enough to share.
When we arrived, there weren't many patrons, by the time we left, the place was filling up. You'll want to try this gem. We were told they just started offering free valet. Now that makes it easy to stop by!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us had dinner Thursday night and found everything to be wonderful. The guys had the walleye, my friend had the salmon and I had the beef ribs/mac n cheese! We sampled each other's food and it was all excellent. We appreciated the manager visiting with us and especially liked when Chef Kevin came over and told us about the food choices. Things were a little pricey but we expected that. We definitely will go again. Oh, our valet parking was validated by the restaurant so it was free!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Cedar Rapids Must
One shining diamond to emerge from the post-flood wave of government and private investment in downtown Cedar Rapids is 350 First, the 16th-floor restaurant atop the Doubletree Hotel. While the view isn't perfect (Mt. Trashmore is nothing if not out of place), the food came close; I had a delightful chowder appetizer and a walleye entree, and both were distinct and filling. The service at the bar and the table were both superb, and the ambiance was very modern and pleasant. We dined on a Sunday evening, and the restaurant was empty save for our table, which made for a very personal dining experience; the staff were all exceedingly professional and courteous. My family and I highly recommend 350 First to anybody seeking a quality dinner out.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and presentation.
Great food and presentation. Server was friendly and gave the right amount of attention. Atmosphere is romantic and view from 16th floor is amazing, especially with a storm front rolling in, which it was for us. The only caveat -the food is pricey and side dishes are ala carte.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a local residient this was my first visit and brought clients there for dinner. Everyone had an enjoyable evening. The food and environment was wonderful and who knew overlooking Cedar Rapids would be the converstaion for most the evening. Wonderful experience.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Impression
Food was very good with excellent service! Wide variety in menu items. Like the contemporary furnishings.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to 350 on First for a nice dinner without our kids. The restaurant is beautiful. We were seated at a large booth next to a window with a view of the Cedar River. The service was top-notch. Our server recommended the ham and cheese fondue, which was hot, cheesy, and delicious. The rib-eye was aged and seasoned perfectly. The garlic mashed potatoes were creamy and very tasty. I had the carrot cake for desert. It was moist and flavorful. Every item we ordered was presented beautifully. I cannot wait to come back and try more of the menu.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice for treating my niece to a birthday dinner. The cucumber martinis were fabulous! My niece and I split the crab stuffed shrimp and brocolini, and both were excellent. Hubby had the pork which was cooked to perfection, and big enough for leftovers. Varied selection of entrees as well as sides. We loved the bread basket too.. Dessert selection was great, and not too big, heavy or over the top. The staff took care of all our needs in a friendly and timely manner. And of course the view of Cedar Rapids to the south was breathtaking.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant
This was the first time we had eaten at 350 first through reservations online. The experience here was very good. The service and the food were both really good and it was nice and clean with a new contemporary look to it. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a really nice restauraunt with great food with good prices..
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Frost of all, it's beautiful from the inside too. But looking out on the downtown is great. You can see the new library and all the new and old development together.
I had the chicken chop, it was good, flavorful chicken and the mashed potatoes were great too. Looking forward to going back and sampling other items from the menu.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was beyond our expectations! We will definitely be back!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was AMAZING, everything was cooked perfectly and tasted WONDERFUL!! The service was VERY friendly and accomidating, loved our waitress and the martini she recommended to someone who only drinks beer was wonderful! The seating was very comfortable,scenic and a great place to have a dinner conversation.
It was a wonderful dining experince and if it wasn't for the dining cost I would want to eat there ALL the time! But this will have to be a special occasion only restaurant for us:(
Love this place! Thank you for making our anniversary dinner a very enjoyable one!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely meal and atmosphere
our food was incredible and the view to the east was incredible as well.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak ever
A friend told us about 350 First and I would recommend it to everyone. Had I known how tender and delicious the steak was going to be, I would have ordered 2 and skipped the side dish even though they would just as good. I had the Cowboy cut rib eye and can't stop thinking about it. The service was great. They made sure we were taken care of without interrupting us. I love trying different steak places when we travel and this is by far my favorite and it's righ here in my home town. We will definitely be returning here.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience except for the $17 martini. Presentation was excellent and food was very good. Server was very nice and helpful but didn't offer coffee or after dinner drinks. The view from any given window was beautiful. Loved the décor.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night with friends!
We really enjoyed our meal at 350 on First. The atmosphere was great and our service was top notch! Thanks for a great evening!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
VERY PLEASED! You must try it!
The presentation was AMAZING and each flavor was excellent. I loved the pairings of things I would not have thought worked together. ESPECIALLY loved the Iowa Corn Chowder with crab. WONDERFUL! I would HIGHLY recommend it as a special place to eat for business, pleasure or a group of people. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Very friendly as well. The manager came over and was a part of the serving not just a stop by and ask a quick question. Although not inexpensive, it is great for special occasions, I would HIGHLY recommend eating at 350 First - or having drinks and appetizers - as it is a very special place to eat and enjoy the amazing views as night.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion -VERY PLEASED!
I would HIGHLY recommend eating at 350 First for business, pleasure or a group of people. Our waitress 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!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was incredible! The wait staff was very knowledgeable and kind. The timing of the food delivery was perfect, it was a great night out!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is delicious and the service was great. When the waitress found out we were celebrating our anniversary the kitchen staff prepared a special dessert for us for free.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I knew when we went that we would be spending close to $100 for two people which made the prices a little easier to handle when we looked at our bill. The whole feel of the restaurant was great. Romantic and elegant but modern and relatable. The food was fantastic, and I was glad that the portion sizes were not too small. The service was great. The hostess knew it was our anniversary and the server knew the menu very well and had great suggestions. Even the view was great. I felt as if I were on top of the city.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our meal at 350 First a lot. It is so fun to be in such a great atmosphere,with great food. Make sure you take advantage of the valet parking, it's a great perk to eating at the restaurant. The service was great, the food was excellent, and we will be back again.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM