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The Class Act
The Class Act
  • Address:
    7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    Neighborhood:
    Cedar Rapids
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Class Act Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.classactdining.com
  • Phone: (319) 848-8777
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Melanie Ewalt
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Nick Wymore (319) 848-8777

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 76th St SW
  • Public Transit: Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: The Class Act offers both valet parking and hotel parking.
A word from The Class Act
The Class Act restaurant, located at The Kirkwood Center, features breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our students under the guidance of professional staff. An unmatched dining experience awaits, whether you choose to dine in a booth, in a private dining room, outside on our patio or in your hotel room. Our menu changes seasonally, ensuring the freshest quality ingredients and new and exciting choices for our guests. Along with our fully stocked lobby bar, Maikka, we are able to offer our guests a first rate experience that is a Class Act.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The service was incredible and the presentation of the food was fabulous including the ambiance. I found the food to be overpriced for what I received. I had the chicken special and it was dry, cold and flavorless. The turnip potato salad was decent but I would have liked a little more zing. The carrots, however, were delicious. I was very impressed with how professional, friendly and well groomed the staff was."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "First time visit. Went with four friends and everyone was happy with their meal. Already have in mind what I want to try next time. Food was good and nicely presented. Service was great and servers were attentive. Liked the variety on the menu and unusual combinations of items. We all loved the standup knives!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The pastry chef made arrangements for a special cake to be served at our meal for a special occasion. I was impressed with her attention to detail. The food was good. The service was quite slow."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "food was ok. Salad cheese crisp was unchewable.4th of July bbq had small serving of meat and more than half of that meat serving was pieces of fat. Homemade crackers on cheese plate were stale. Had to ask for plates, silverware and serving spoons. Found it a bit challenging to share gnocci without a serving spoon and only dirty bread plates. Then bill was incorrect. Got that fixed, paid with cash, received wrong change. Server didn't reappear so after waiting we went to front desk to return the extra money given to me."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Based on the reviews I read I expected pleasantries and perfection for dining. The wait staff was good at waiting but didn't have a full grasp of the menu. And my Mr, albeit delicious wasn't without its flaws Anywhere else I wouldn't probably have taken notice but with all of the glowing reviews I had read I expected Damn near perfection. So maybe it's the reviews faults.The wait staff was very timely but could tell me what type of mushrooms were in your dish (besides local) The good was 95% delicious. The potato in my "rabbit two ways" were like dry pebbles. The meat and risotto were fantastic however. As was desert. So really it was a gray dining experience, I just think that the over the top reviews put my expectations slightly too high"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed the experience very much. It was our anniversary and it was a good choice."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I made the mistake of trusting the menu on the opentable website and what I wanted wasn't being served anymore. I did find several nice replacement dishes and ended up choosing a succulent rabbit dish. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The menu was disappointing for this price point. Steak options were minimal. Pasta special (gnocchi) was very bland. I ordered chicken with it and the chicken was overcooked. My husband ordered pork and parts of it were raw. The bar did not have a bottle of wine we ordered. So we had one that was twice the cost. Would not recommend or return to this restaurant. Table next to us had wrong orders and raw food also."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "we chose this because of Open Table. We didn't need a reservation, but it was because of the holiday weekend. We sat outside, which was very nice. The server could have been a little more attentive since we were the only table outside. The food was outstanding. I had a brunch burger and red potatoes. Both were excellent. My husband had a Reuben sandwich and also enjoyed it. Would go back if in the area. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I recently stayed at the Kirkwood hotel because all else was booked in Iowa City for graduation. We ate multiple times at the Class Act and were blown away by the food, service, and ambiance! Our entire group agreed this is the place to stay and eat whenever we are in the area. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Family visiting from New Jersey. Wonderful round table in a somewhat private corner. Service tends to be well-intentioned and earnest, but can be a little inconsistent (second round of wine did not arrive until part way through the main course). Food choices very interesting! Appetizers excellent -- and superb soups and salad before entrees. Rabbit, tuna, and lamb entree choices were excellent. Pork was unfortunately tough for two who ordered -- fine for one other. Great flavors. We'll be back. It's always an a venture in eating here."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We are regular customers of the Class Act. This was a Mother's Day celebration. Food was great, but the service was a little off. We assumed it was the end of a long day for the waiters. There were no students waiting tables that we saw that evening and it seemed to change the climate of the place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We chose our items from the breakfast side of the plated brunch menu. Most of the food was just OK - the one dish I would classify as good was Florentine Eggs Benedict (we had also ordered regular Eggs Benedict, Brioche French Toast with Butterscotch Bananas, and Caramel Apple French Toast). Also ordered a side of the Green Apple Sweet Potato Hashbrowns. It was dark brown on the outside and the inside had a mushy mealy quality to it. Not good. They did a good job keeping our water filled and were just a tad behind at keeping our coffee filled (cups were small, so it didn't take to long to empty it). Our server was very quiet. I might try things from their other menus, but based on this outing (1st time), not in a big hurry to return."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "upscale dining, great, regional cuisine- good portions!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I had a big group for prom bunch of people. We were out of sorts and they kept us together really nice and professional i enjoyed in so much I will tell everyone to go at least once. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We eat here a couple of times a year and are always well pleased with the atmosphere, service and food! This is truly one of the BEST eating choices in Iowa! It is a hidden gem for sure! Our meals were absolutely fabulous! I had the lamb and my wife had the stuffed pork chops. We continued to rave all night about how good our meals were! The Chef's make the entrees unique and different but always great to the taste buds! Would not recommend taking "children" to the restaurant; it is more of a special date night kind of experience! We will continue to go back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had brunch there last Sunday before my father's honor flight orientation. We are all from out of town and I was looking for a nice place to eat so I searched for restaurants close to the hotel which there really wasn't any. I was glad to find the Class Act at the hotel. I made reservations online, when we got there a few addtional people had joined our party which they were able to accommodate and we ended up in a great private room. The menu was full of options, so it was sort of hard to choose. All of our food came out in a timely manner and was more than many of us could eat. Everyone had a great time. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Best meal I've ever had in Cedar Rapids! Noteworthy selections: ice tea, sweet potato hash-browns, pecan pastry, & class act club!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent.Had prime rib .Very large portion.Had comment that the chicken breast was moist and the sauce was the best she has had.This comment was from a world traveler.Good job."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is a Cedar Rapids gem. Great location, ambience, unique entrees, and professional staff."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had the best tuna we've ever had in the Midwest, and better than a few places on the coast. Flavor and texture were spot on. There was nothing on our plate that didn't contribute directly to the dish. It was all delicious! The Mediterranean Nachos are a must try appetizer. I wish we could have stayed for dessert. I can't forget to mention that our service was remarkable in every way. Knowledgeable, attentive without being annoying, and prompt. Great job!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "It was Janet's birthday and we wanted to go somewhere nice and special, so we chose the Class Act. Our server was awesome, and very good. Refilled our drinks timely, and was just down right very pleasant. Love the location close to our office and so much FREE parking is a plus."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Class Act is a beautiful restaurant with a contemporary design. It is conveniently located near the airport for business meals. Our service was polite and enthusiastic though quite slow despite very few diners this particular evening. The cheese plate appetizer was rather sparse with a "dessert-type" of chocolate ricotta cheese served in it which was a little peculiar. The entrees were extremely underseasoned and bland despite being plated attractively. Steak was high quality and cooked to the requested level, but again, markedly underseasoned. This restaurant has all of the elements to be a real gem if only there were more attention to the seasoning of the food coming out of the kitchen."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Table for 5, seated at a round table, perfect for conversation. Brunch was excellent. enjoyed by all ages 19 to 90."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I would recommend eating here to friends and family. The service and food was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our food was fantastic and very filling. The waitress recommended BellaRosa for our wine and we loved the wine. Everything was clean and service was excellent. My friend ordered the hot chocolate and did complain of the cost being $5."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I love trying new food and different restaurants. We went here because we felt like a lot of other places offered slight variations of the same dish over and over. I was unfamiliar with most of what Class Act had to offer. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. I ordered the coco crusted tenderloin with eggnog risotto. My fiance ordered the home made ravioli. In the end, we left hungry. His five raviolis and half a chicken breast did cover it and my risotto was very cinnamon (y). I would suggest it because it was fun. But don't hesitate to fill up on the starter bread."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Was a great setting. Service was good but did have to wait while we watched our server stand in the kitchen and stare into space or talk with other employees. The steak was not worth the 30$ it was very dry. We've cooked better at home on the grill. Was hoping to have a great vday with good food. But my boyfriend was not impressed with the food and does not wish to return. To bad it a beautiful dinning experiance"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to The Class Act several times for lunch and have always loved it - the food, the ambience, the service has always been fantastic! This last visit was my first time for dinner. Again, a wonderful place to go with just the right atmosphere for a special dinner out. I was however disappointed in the pomegranate chicken dish that I had. My partner had the steak and potatoes and it was wonderful though."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Usually the service is great but this time we had indifferent service. Food was good but normally is excellent...but before noon at brunch they were out of our first choices."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We visited last year in Jan & had the most outstanding meal so we decided on our trip back to return. Unfortunetly, this years return visit just did not meet the expectations we had from the previous visit. The service was great, our server though not 21yrs old & unable to describe some of the wines was knowledgable & made suggestions. The charcuterie / pate were the highlight of the meal while all 4 of our main courses fell short in flavor. Everything was very under seasoned & underwhelming. We had the Meatloaf the Chicken & Risotto which was so overly sweet it was dessert like. The worst dish of the night was the gnocchi mushroom consomme, I am a huge of all three of those components but the broth was unedible & the mushrooms were tough."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Good overall - a little mix-up on our orders, but quickly corrected."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service can be a little slow at times, but the overall experience is excellent. I would recommend it to others. Food is good and the restaurant is quiet and clean."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This restaurant was perfect in every way, will definitely be back! The food was great, service was great, everything was perfect."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "we enjoyed the evening and will certainly go back and also recommend the restaurant to friends"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed going to your restaurant. always great food and service!!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I have found food served at Class Act to be fresh, high-quality and often locally grown/raised. The chefs offer creative options, as well as more traditional. Service has been attentive & courteous. Atmosphere is attractively modern and clean, yet comfortable and inviting."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at the time allowed to dine and visit without being rushed. Everything about our meal and service was top knotch!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was excellent, great special menu for NYE, waiter was fantastic!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is a learning environment as well as a great place to eat. the menu changes seasonally, and it appeals to all types of appetites from vegan to exotic. The service is first rate and the staff even though many are students, are prepared to provide a memorable experience."
    Dined on 12/27/2013