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Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque
Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque

Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://diamondjo.com/woodfiregrill
  • Phone: (563) 690-4755
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Nelson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque
Woodfire Grille is a contemporary wine centric steak and seafood restaurant that features USDA Prime grade steaks and inspired fresh seafood in an upscale and contemporary dining experience. Lauded in reviews that include the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, validates that it is simply the best dining experience in its respective market. With a classic interior, the ambiance is warm with natural wood tones, is welcoming and sure to delight all your senses. Our classically trained chefs personally select our ingredients. Our menus change seasonally as it is our goal is to source locally and offer only the finest produce, meats and seafood available. You will find a lively bar that attracts a dynamic crowd and features an unparalleled wine list and an impressive offering of wines by the glass. Unique to Woodfire is the crafted cocktail program unmatched in the area. Created by our team of creative mixologist, the list is a collection of classic and modern cocktails. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "I would like to thank the great people at Woodfire for the service. The food was outstanding and the only thing better then the food was the service. We celebrate every one of our special events at your establishment and this time around it was for my birthday. You make it enjoyable and the memories are worth every cent we payed to have these occasions at Woodfire."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We like to eat here on special occasions, the food and service are amazing. Woodfire also helped us celebrate by providing a free dessert for us to share for our anniversary."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Good food. Good server. Good ambiance. Good decor. The chop salad was great"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Enjoyable dining experience if one is in no hurry. From placement of order to served was 45 minutes. This is a in slow environment. Every item is billed separately, portions large, food great, bring your bank roll. If you go be prepared to wait but food well prepared and delicious."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Woodfire is always a special place for us and this time we brought out of town guests who also enjoyed the food, wine and service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We like to go to Woodfire for special occasions. It is more adult than most restaurants in the area and offers a friendly comfortable bar while you wait for your table, or just to relax with friends. The food is excellent with a menu that is both recognizable and unique. Service is always friendly and knowledgeable. While we like to take our 94 year old mother there, it is not an old-people's place. It is a special occasion, relax-in-a-conversation-friendly atmosphere. While some may think it is expensive, we are not particularly put off by the prices. they are reasonable for the food/atmosphere. It is not a buffet!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "OMG! My husband and I took our parents to the Woodfire Grille for their Anniversary! The waitress was so sweet! The food was absoulutely perfect! It takes alot for my Father-in-law to be impressed with good steak, and he never stopped talking about how excellant it was! The beef medallions were out of this world and the avacado rolls were fantastic! This was a perfect choice for atmosphere, service, and of course the food was outstanding! I do have one request;) the crunchy baked potatoes you used to have were always something we looked forward to having. I sure would like to see you bring them back. :) Thank you so much for an awesome time!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have had dining experiences at many fine dining establishments, but none that left us with the feeling that Woodfire Grille did. The staff, the service and the food are outstanding! Each time we have visited, we enjoy every moment of our meal. Thank you for providing such excellence service and incredible food. We look forward to many more wonderful times at Woodfire Grille."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Our family had just an outstanding dinner and evening at the Woodfire. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Service, food and atmosphere was second to none."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I were treating ourselves to a date night and the food was wonderful!! The avacado rolls were out of this world and the main coarse was just as good!! The service was excellent and I loved the online reservations. Thanks for a great experience!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We could not have asked for a more accommodating staff. The food was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was excellent, however the menu was a la carte. This is completely unnecessary and made for an expensive dinner. Also the service was slow. I would only go here on a special occasion and not just a date night."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We go to the woodfire a few times a year. They have 3 members of the wait staff that have been there for a few years and all 3 are great at what the do. The food is among the best in town. Be sure to try the lobster bisque and chop salad!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Never a bad experience when dining at the Woodfire. Have been there several times and We love it."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Felt like the waiter didn't think we should be there was their my girlfriend placed her main entrée order and then was looking for something else and his response was "well I have to move on what do you want." he came back wants to ask how things were while a waitress came back twice to see if we need anything else but we noticed that he went back and was joking around with other tables around us so not sure why but we just got the feeling that we weren't good enough for the restaurant we will be returning with our husbands as the food was wonderful"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "excellent service, great food, wonderful atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Everything about Woodfire was absolutely wonderful! Our server knew exactly what he was doing. Being a server myself, he knew how to up-sell, make recommendations, make conversation, and above all give excellent service. He deserved every penny of the $80 tip we'd left. Thank you for the great night! We will never forget it!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have been celebrating our anniversary at The Woodfire ever since it opened and wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Love the food, wine, atmosphere and the service."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The wine is excellent. The cocktail list is great and the bartenders are too. The food exceeds my exceeds my expectations every time. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The service was great; the restaurant was comfortable. The food was simply "excellent!" I had the filet mignon that melted in my mouth. My wife had the glazed salmon that was the best she'd ever had. You're greeted by friendly staff who just make you feel at home. Our experience couldn't have been better!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was great, the staff is pleasant and the service is great."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at the Woodfire Grille. Everything was great - bar, wine, food, service. This is our favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Girl's Night Out- we decided to have a "special treat" dinner, and were very glad we chose Woodfire Grille! Food was exceptional and we are still raving about it. Enjoyed the creative martini's and great wine list. A wonderful evening and we'll be back with spouses and friends!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Past dinners here would have rated as a 4 or 5 out of 5. This time was closer to 2 out of 5 based on the dining experience failing to meet expectations. Steak ordered medium rare was served well done, attempt to correct this took over 20 additional minutes which meant my party was done with their main course before mine was served properly. Most good steak houses would have served me the next medium rare steak coming off the grill and not wait to cook an entirely new steak. As gesture to make things right we were served a complementary dessert which was fabulous except the coffee served with dessert was cold. In spite of all of this our waitress was outstanding. This experience makes me question if I should return to Woodfire Grille. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We celebrated an anniversary dinner here and chose this location after reading other online reviews of the establishment. The food was great and cooked exactly to our specifications. Our server was very polite and added to the experience of fine dining. The fire theme of the restaurant was tastefully implemented in a way that was both very present yet unobtrusive. Others have remarked about the noise level and having read that prior to our dining experience my wife and I were listening for it. In all honesty the restaurant had somewhat of a more vibrant noise level but not anything we would consider displeasing or out of the ordinary and thankfully it was not pin-drop quiet either. Great experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The atmosphere is unique and cozy. We ask for a booth with a "fire window" when we make reservations. The food is delicious and always a special experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had been wanting to try this for awhile and weren't disappointed considering the area not a "foodie" mecca. The bread was outstanding as was my Thai pasta. Partner's prime rib was rare as he requested and very flavorful. The sauce on the appetizer of the night overpowered the tasty salmon slices and the round of pumpernickel it sat on was not a great pairing. Lobster bisque was luke warm and more cream tasting than lobster. Overall, I would go back. The server was knowledgeable and attentive."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "As always food, waiter (John) and restaurant was outstanding but must complain that the special baked potato is no longer served and that is a must have when I go to Woodfire. Very sad it's no longer on the menu."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "What I really love to get is the bison tenderloin which they didn't have at this time. So I went with pork. But if there's a place that can grill up bison, it's chef Jason Colberson. Thanks again for another great dinning experience. I'll be back."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Woodfire is always on my options list for a special occasion meal, nice atmosphere, good service and great food. Better for a family occasion maybe not that romantic dinner for two. Service is always great and the beef is super tender. You must try the chop salad!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "great place to eat--food, especially wine a little on the expensive side"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a great time at Woodfire Grill. The drinks were superb, as well as the food. Our waitress was cordial and attentive. There were nine of us and everyone was happy with their food selection. The lobster bisque was delicious and the fish and sea food also was great. I would recommend this restaurant without hecesitation."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "John did an excellent job. The service was great and he was very personable"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I were with my daughter and her fiancée and we decided to take a break from the Casino and have dinner last Friday night. Going to Woodfire Grille was an excellent decision. Everything from the Host and Servers down to the drinks and dinner was a fantastic experience. Had the cedar planked salmon....outstanding flavor ! Will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was good but not great. Mediocre and kinda pricey. Which would be well worth it if the food where great or outstanding. But no. Just average. We got our food extremely fast and the server was great as well. Just kinda expected more. Overall disappointed. :("
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Had a 9pm reservation, did not get seated until 9:40pm. However, the bar has appetizers so we ate the appetizer there. The bar is elegant so it wasn't the worst thing. After getting seated the waitress wasn't very attentive, but she did remember to order our dessert prior to us finishing the meal. The food was overall delicious. The filet minion melted in my mouth and the shrimp and sea scallop pasta was a perfect balance of peanut sauce, heat and seafood. The chocolate meltdown cake would have been great had it not been cold. It was still good, but would have been "to die for" if it was warm. The bill with One Drink, Appetizer, Main Dish, and a shared Dessert for two was $102."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was outstanding! The space is beautiful and relaxing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed an appetizer and cocktail at the bar while waiting for our table. We were seated 10 minutes ahead of our reservation time, and received excellent service from our server! The steaks were great! We even got chocolate dipped strawberries as a bonus, for Valentines Day! Great experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not happy with my prime rib. Their 16 oz was maybe 12 oz............ Everything else was excellent as usual...."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was some of the best waiter service I've have for a long time. I believe the waiter was John or Jim. He was so polite and made you feel so comfortable. My wife and I both ordered ribs and they tasted good, but there was barely any meat on them. I've never eaten ribs with less meat on them. I like if they upgraded the ribs, they would see more repeat customers. The best ribs I've had in Dubuque was at the Star Brewery, but that's closed now, so we are looking for a new good rib place. The mashed potatoes and BLT mac and cheese were both great. The little truffles after the meal were to die for. All and all it was a good meal with amazing service!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014