Outstanding dinner. Food
Outstanding dinner. Food was excellent and service was great.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time we've ever eaten
First time we've ever eaten there and for a special occasion, we really enjoyed it. Service was great, atmosphere just what we were hoping for--quiet, comfortable, with great food. We'll return for other very special occasions. However, it's probably a little too expensive for us to frequent any more often than such special occasions.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the food. Nice atmosphere, reasonably priced and great steaks. Will definitely return and recommend to friends
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always wonderful at
Food is always wonderful at Joseph's Steakhouse. Atmosphere is great for couples and smaller groups. Wait staff is always polite and caring.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, service and
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The tasteful fabric decor allowed for a more intimate setting. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience at Joseph's was great. The service was outstanding. They wait staff really made you feel like you were the only ones in the restaurant. The food was amazing. My wife and I actually stayed a while after we were finished eating because of the atmosphere. Very romantic.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant to celebrate an anniversary with family. Each table is surrounded by a curtain, making it very private. We tried 4 differant appetizers. The onion rings were excellent, as was the fried Boursin. Two of us ordered the lobster, and felt it was tough, and dry, especially around the edges. Was also fishey tasting. The other six diners were happy with their choices, prime rib, sea bass, and sirloin steak. This is a very pricy restaurant.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Who Would Have Thought?
Joseph's is located in the heart of Iowa City at the University of Iowa. A fine dining restaurant in a college town? Don't even think about it -- until now! Who would have thought that a wonderful restaurant having terrific food, great service and a charming atmosphere would be hidden in plain sight. I will never visit Iowa City again without having a dinner at Joseph's!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I were very impressed with the service we received from our waiter. The food was excellent and the portions were just right. It was a great experience for both of us.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible food, excellent service and relaxing atmosphere.
Overall outstanding experience.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner; odd dessert
We had the lobster springs rolls, excellent, seafood bisque, excellent, fillets and sides, all excellent. The creams brûlée was served in a soup bowl. Off putting presentation and it affected the custard too as it was too thin in depth which resulted in too much caramelized sugar per bite and greatly diminished the texture and richness of the custard.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was perfect, the service excellent-as always. We go to Joseph's for birthdays, anniversaries and whenever we want to show off the best of Iowa City to out of town guests.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Given the restaurant's desire to be a high end steakhouse; the seating needs to be much more comfortable & plush. After about 30 minutes I was uncomfortable.
I am not an expert on service, other than I know when I get exceptional service. The service we had was fine; however, it was not any better than a high level chain restaurant (Moreton's etc.), and it was not exceptional. Given all things, the service at a competing steakhouse in Riverside is consistently better than what I experienced at Joseph's.
The food WAS exceptional. The steaks were cooked to perfection (all orders were medium or medium rare & cooked perfectly). We all had the filet, and the quality of the beef was prime. Thank you for the excellent food.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great resturant. The food is excellent and the setup of the resturant makes it very romantic
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable experience. Excellent food and service.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak is the best anywhere! Also had the sea bass and
That was delicious. Great atmosphere and food.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for steaks and seafood
For steak lovers. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Felt like I was back in Chicago, with iowa prices! I thought the service could have been faster though. Still will go back for the great cuts of meat however!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for romantic evening
This was the 3rd year in a row my wife and I have had our anniversary dinner at Joseph's. service is very good, atmosphere nice. It's becoming a tradition we will probably continue into the future.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We appreciated the prompt and friendly service. Food was prepared and presented perfectly.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to Joseph's to celebrate our anniversary. We had a fantastic time and the food was excellent. I would definitely go back for every special occasion.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
Kathleen, our server, was excellent. We enjoyed our food, which was prepared nicely and was delicious. We returned the following evening and ate at the bar, which was also nice, with an array of more moderately priced selections (as well as the full restaurant menu). Nick was great at the bar. We will return again soon!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed with our entire experience at Joseph's. The bartenders and waiters were friendly and very accommodating. We started our evening with drinks at the bar. The martinis were very good, especially the strawberry, which was recommended by the friendly bartender. The food was excellent! Our server was very attentive and checked often to make sure we had everything we needed. My husband had the filet with pepper crust and it was prepared to perfection. I had the salmon and it too was excellent. We were also given a delicious dessert of our choice to celebrate our anniversary. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to experience a relaxing evening with extraordinary food and service unmatched anywhere.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went for our 9 year anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. My husband, in a wheelchair, was greeted by a sharply dressed hostess who held the door for him and seated us at a table where they had already removed a chair and located us in an area that was easily accessed. Our waiter made us feel like we were the most important customers he would have all night and the food was served in enormous portions and cooked to absolute perfection. Although a bit pricey, we felt everything we received was worth every penny.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a lovely atmosphere
Real gourmet food, steak, seafood, even salads were exceptional. Well done!
Curtains between tables add to the feeling of individual attention from your server.
Great for celebration or a romantic meal.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Joseph's has a lovely atmosphere where leisurely dining is encouraged. The steaks were presented beautifully and all the options are a delight. The ambiance is romantic and private, perfect for a special occasion. The only disappointment was with the other
diners who were dressed casually. Loved the experience, food and service.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dinner. Everything from the drinks to the salad to the main entree were just perfect. The waitress was courteous and accommodating to our every need.
A great place!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Iowa City Treasure
Joseph's is a real Iowa City gem. As a place to take visitors, particularly from bigger cities, Joseph's offers a metropolitan steakhouse menu with a Heartland touch.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved how they accommodated to my request for flower/candle on the table; actually got both. The atmosphere, dim lighting & partially closed away table with curtains was perfect for the occasion. Waiter was on point on the sense that he didnt interrupt the meal but was very attentive. Great experience! Would defintely go again & surely reccomend it.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service. Having dined at similar restaurants in larger cities, I found this place to be an incredibly great value!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey But Delicious!
Be prepared to spend $50-75 a plate (including 1-2 drinks). Great atmosphere and awesome service!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for couples
The Ribeye is a great choice,perfection. The salmon was also good,although I should of asked for it med.well. The atmosphere is great for a romantic evening. Wine list was good. The temperature was a little warm. It has become one of my favorite places to dine.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
Everything is done well at Joseph's, from the Manhattan at the bar (made with Carpano Antica vermouth) to the friendly and knowledgeable, but unobtrusive staff, to the always interesting and delicious food!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress gave a GREAT
Our waitress gave a GREAT wine recommendation and was attentive without being intrusive. Food was delish as always.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was in Iowa on Business. Great dining for business or special events. Private intimate areas. Easy conversation, great service, great food. Highly recomended.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place in Iowa City
I have eaten at Joseph's several times and it never disappoints. Steaks are fantastic but menu goes well beyond steaks. Service is attentive, professional and not over-bearing. WHile prices may be a little high for an IC restaurant they are very reasonable for a steak house.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
Third time here. Excellent food, great ambiance, very good service. I will definitely be back again.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steaks were cooked perfectly, server was on top of all our needs, and the setting was amazing!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
For 7 straight years of trips to U of Iowa for football, etc., we always intended to eat at Joseph's at least once but never did until this past Saturday. Food was above excellent, but the waitress was not attune to questions and requests -- had to wait long time to get 2 cocktails (meal almost finished by there arrival -- and this was our only drink order!). Also, dinners are to include soup or salad from the menu list. Not true -- the price of the salads were still billed although at a slightly lower cost than marked on the menu! This seems rather deceptive. Also we were seated at a round table that could have easily fit six peope -- there were only three of us - rather awkward. BUT, food wonderful! Glad we finally ate at Joseph's.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great experience. My husband took me and my 2 daughters (17 and 20) there to celebrate my 43rd birthday! The steaks were amazing and cooked to perfection and the cheesecake was one of the best I have ever tasted! We dressed up as if we were going to one of the best 5 star restaurants in Chicago and felt very comfortable because the atmosphere was very upscale. It made the night feel extra special! Everyone who worked there, from our waiter who patiently waited on our very specific orders with a smile to the hostess who took pictures of our family at our request until we got just the perfect one to commemorate the night to everyone else who worked there in between were all absolutely amazing!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Experience
We went with some friends from South Carolina and none of us had ever tried it before so we figured we would give it a shot. So glad we did! The food was beyond delicious and our drinks were just as great. Our waiter needed a little work, but we figured he was new since he did not know much about the menus yet. Overall it was a wonderful evening and we are definitely going back again soon!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here before,
We have been here before, both for business gatherings and family outings. The food is consistently good; it's not cheap but you get what you pay for. We will be going back.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Good Service
We enjoyed Joseph's as a romantic night out. While the table was a bit cramped and it didn't feel particularly quiet or private as promised, the food was amazing and the server was very attentive. It was very busy the night we dined since it was parents' weekend at the university. Next time we'd try a less busy time to make it easier to hear and talk.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant in Iowa City
Joseph's has a very nice decor and ambience. I enjoyed my petite filet, delicious. Everyone liked their meals.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steaks were very very good !! The drinks were good as well not watered down. Our waitress was on top of it !! very enjoyable and we will be back everytime we visit our son..
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first parents weekend and we wanted to go somewhere special with our son. Everything we had was outstanding. I had fish and my husband and son had a veal chop and steak. The spinach salad is great and a little bit different than the usual. We also had a side of boursin potatoes which were to die for. Highly recommend!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice evening with friends
I had reservations for 6, then changed to 8, and we ended up with 9 and they worked us in perfectlty. The service was great and the food was great. We all had a wonderful time.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here trying to save my marriage. This is a great place for romance. The food was excellent and the service was top notch.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place for
This is a great place for a romantic date. It reminds me of the old Lark restaurant. I will be back for another romantic evening.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We both loved our meals and they were very knowlegable on gluten free foods. The food was divine and the service
was way about the ordinary. The private dining areas ad to the experience. We'll certainly be back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband of 22 years and I had date night at this wonderful restaurant. The fresh salad was a perfect start to the meal, generously portioned and the balsamic vinaigrette was wonderfully tangy and just a little sweet. The green beans were awesome. Very fresh and perfectly cooked with toasted sliced almonds. Ver generously portioned as well. My husband and I only wished we would have ordered 2 different side dishes so we could have shared and tasted something else on the menu.
My petite steak was perfectly seasoned and crusted on top, cooked medium with a dark pink center. Just perfect. I only wish I had room for the entire steak. It was just a great meal. We would definitely drive the 90 miles again for our date night at Josephs!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM