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

Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://diamondjo.com/woodfiregrill
  • Phone: 5636904755x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)romantic (26)notable wine list (23)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (12)scenic view (9)late-night find (8)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    i was impressed with the good service and timing of the food courses, the soups and appetizers were excellant, i was a little disappointed with the main entrees thou, not bad but not excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Selected the Woodfire for a special occasion dinner. It was great! Excellent food. Loved the fire everywhere. Service was very good. Expensive, but high quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bright Firelight!
    Cy66AngelFire
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Although the food at the Woodfire Grille was great the bright lights of their alcohol fueled fires left me with worries about a migraine... They could take it down a notch as most people enjoy a nice gentle light with their fireplace ambiance. We were also hoping to sample more wines but that wine system has been temporarily halted so we only got to have the few sold by the glass on their wine list... We did appreciate the noise level being very quiet with tables nicely spaced in this casino fine dining establishment. We will go back once when we have a special occasion as the prices are much higher than most Dubuque/Galena restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    What a find. We loved the food and the low noise level. Great service. A definite return is warranted
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small glass of wine for $ 7.
    luvwine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    For a glass of wine for $ 7.00 glass was only one forth full. I have never been served so little in a wine glass before
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • antlerboy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Always know it will be quiet and with good food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Dubuque5
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The experience at Woodfire Grille was outstanding! They have a notable wine line, great menu options and most of all outstanding service! Our server Kylie was GREAT! The menu options are amazing! I would recommend the sea bass! We will for sure visit again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cb50
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is always well prepared and tasty. I know I will always enjoy my meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best spot in town...
    sao13
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    You just can't go wrong with this place, not much more needs to br said. Just go check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the Rib-Eye
    Cat23
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We keep going back for the giant bone-in rib-eye. It's fantastic! Perfectly prepared and very delicious. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lisa is the best!
    cb50
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    After living in the area for 11 years we finally made it here for dinner. The food is good, the wine list has some really great choices and the wine is very well priced. The best thing about having dinner here is the waitress Lisa. She is so nice. Not insincere, just a genuinely nice person and great at her job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a nice dinner.
    telkins413
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a fantastic dining experience. The food was perfect, and our waitress was great. We had a larger party (7) but the service was very recommendable. Excellent filet, delicious lobster, and a solid wine list. We were celebrating an engagement and birthday, and we really appreciate the special touches and attention. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Ironelf
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was wonderful. Our waitress was on point with everything from entree recommendations to wine pairings. The food was fantastic, and the ambiance was cozy and intimate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Friends
    KBLFav
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A great place to have an outstanding meal, great conversation in the right atmosphere. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Iahawkeyegal
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Woodfire Grille is a great restaurant! They have great food and excellent service! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice night out with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • winelover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was a little spotty given the fact the restaurant was not full. Additionally, we were initially overcharged on the coffee service which was quickly fixed after pointing it out to the server.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In casino without the casino feel
    Maverick
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Although Woodfire is located inside Diamond Jo, you never feel like you are inside casino. The service, ambiance, wine, and food were exquisite and raised the bar for other locations in Dubuque. I reserved on open table and had one of the best tables waiting for us when we arrived a few hours later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    HappyCouple
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our server was amazing! We enjoyed the cedar plank salmon and a steak for the main entrees. The French onion soup was fabulous - great flavor with delicious cheese and crispy onions on top. We would not recommend the french fries, which seemed to be twice-fried. Delicious raspberry cheesecake, though! The atmosphere was wonderful and, though pricey, we would go there again for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance with excellent food
    nightoutinDubuque
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Woodfire Grille has great service with smiling faces from the greeters to the bartenders to the servers. We had a drink at the bar first. Great bar menu for a variety of tastes. The Rosemary's Fling was elegant and delicious. We love seafood, so had the bacon wrapped shrimp with angelhair pasta and the Thai seafood pasta. All was delicious. The atmosphere was relaxing, quiet, and romantic with the glow of fire. Thank you for a wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best spot
    RPetitgout
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Iahawkeyegal
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Special
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1234dbq
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Good food. Good server. Good ambiance. Good decor. The chop salad was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, slow service
    Earl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Fantastic!
    Gram
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 221 reviews are from the Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque reviews archive.
  • Always Special
    MSatSea
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you so much!
    Laura
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Woodfire Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    datenight2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    Woodfire
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We could not have asked for a more accommodating staff. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but Pricy
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, service and wine
    Paul
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bonita
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Never a bad experience when dining at the Woodfire. Have been there several times and We love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not comfortable
    Lovemywine
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    Earl
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    excellent service, great food, wonderful atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Graduation Celebration!
    GraduationCelebration
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Anniversary celebration
    Gram
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent All Around
    JMD6
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    Otto
    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!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet