350 First - Doubletree Hilton

3.7
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American


Welcome to 350 First! We proudly boast the best American cuisine paired with the best view Cedar Rapids has to offer. Enjoy our breakfast buffet, an all day dining menu for lunch and an elegant dinner menu with steaks and chops.
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.9
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3.7
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4.1
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ROBERT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb wait staff - very attentive and friendly. Here for our wedding anniversary. Both had 12 oz ribeye - cooked and seasoned great. Green beans a little too el denta - also odd - no bread with dinner. Enjoyed free cheesecake for desert. Beer moderately priced - shot of Grand Mariner was$10.50. Great view of the city - not rushed on a Saturday night.

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ChuckM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

When the hostess showed us to our reserved table, we asked if instead we could be seated by the window, since there were a number of unoccupied tables there. She said no, those were reserved, and she was a bit snippy about it. Nearly two hours later when we left, those tables were still unoccupied.

The food was quite good -- we ordered a number of small plates and sides to share. However, the prices were unreasonably high when compared to the level of service. Besides the discourteous hostess, our waitress was completely untrained and inexperienced. She was quite pleasant and tried to be helpful, but she knew little of the restaurant's offerings and seemed to have never worked in such a setting. She didn't know that a wine list existed. And when we ordered a bottle of sparkling wine, we had to show her how to open it.

I would consider returning to 350 First only if they hired professional, competent staff and/or lowered their prices substantially.

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Vero2122
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had to get up from my table twice to request a server. Took 15-20 minutes to get a server. The pot of coffee had coffee that was cold. Requested hot coffee...took another 15 minutes to get it. Meanwhile the table next to us were served coffee/water/juice. Extremely poor service; will not be going here ever again

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jodi
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My food was barley warm, risotto was undercooked, brocolini was not seasoned and flavorless. Our waitress struggled to manage her few tables. I view was pretty and the resturant was nice, but very expensive for not great food.

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TracyH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our table server was excellent. I requested a wine by the bottle menu and it took the manager over 20 minutes to print one off for us - that was a lot of time to wait when we had somewhere else to go after dinner and I had noted that on our reservation. Our table server did an excellent job of checking on us while we waited and apologized for the delay. The amount of time and the fact that the manager did not deliver the wine menu or apologize for the extended wait in person is not a good business practice.

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MiloShaughnessy
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not fast but that is what I expect from a nice restaurant. If I want fast food I'd go to Tx Roadhouse. One steak was under cooked. I don't mind that at Tx Roadhouse, I just order it one level more cooked than what I really want so if they make a mistake I end up with it just the way I want it. At a nicer restaurant I should get what I want and done right the first time. The attentiveness of the server wasn't the greatest. They were helpful but they did spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

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joneslab1288
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our server wasn’t very interested in taking care of my wife and I celebrating our 10 year anniversary. We had been seated for 10 mins before our server came over and took our drink order.

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DamienP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Cedar Rapids. Very romantic setting and versatile at the same time.

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NeilB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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AmyW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Table wasn’t ready when we arrived. Service was very slow. Weren’t told there was a limited menu when reservation made or when it was confirmed. Food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Not busy yet very slow service. Was given poor excuses for why it took so long to get drinks. Was told the bartender was busy on the computer!!!! Reserved a table for 4 by the window yet you have no tables for 4 by the window! Took a booth seat looking at General Mills. How fabulous! We got to look at a large white building.

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shaneh
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Yes I would. Would have been better if we could have a table setup by the window to see more of CR.

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TanKor
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to make our birthday celebration even more special!

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BrandonC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband and both thought the food was way over-salted. He got the scallops and said they were so salty it felt like they were burning his mouth. I tried a bite and they tasted like they were brined in salt water and then coated with more salt. Wowzer. His risotto was also quite salty.

I got the corn fettuccine and that was also really salty. The flavor was nice on everything, but the saltiness was so overpowering that it kind of wrecked it. We eat out a lot and try to experience a wide range of dining and we like salt, but were surprised at how every element of our main dish was dramatically over-salted.

We also thought it was over-priced. The flourless cake was $15 for a very small slice. The crab and artichoke dip I think was $14 for the smallest portion I have ever seen for that kind of appetizer. The serving size for the entrees was pretty good (I could only eat about half of my pasta dish, partly because of the salt, but there was also lot of food).

The view is nice, but the expense just doesn't seem worth it esp. when the food is almost getting to the point of being inedible because of the salt. We were kind of disappointed because we were visiting from out of town and this was our date night. The food has potential, but we probably wouldn't recommend it.

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brianr
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and top notch!
The food was out of this world!

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Atty
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I mentioned in my reservation that it is our first anniversary BECAUSE I was expecting that they at least remember and will have special table for me and my wife !!! they just put us in the first closest table available !!!

They overall have 4 appetizer and one that we chose not available after 10 min we have been notified !!! after they took our order.

The whole point OF reservation and the note and special request was nothing

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AnniversaryGuest
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The view was beautiful and a fun experience. However the food was priced on a higher end which I do not mind if the food is phanominal but in this case is was not. I had the blackened Salmon. My rice was over cooked and watery. The zucchini and squash were very mushy. And the Salmon was ok ,very bland, until I got to the middle. Apparently all the seasoning had settled in the middle of the pan. I had a hard time swallowing it because it was so salty. Even the plating was not that attractive.
My husband ordered the steak. It came out cook to the right temperature. He had the same complaint about the veggies. There was a barbecue style sauce that smothered the top of it. He said after he scraped the sauce off it was ok. He had the same complaint about the veggies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to hold casual business meetings. Bar area was clean, and service was great.

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JeffL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We used to love eating there, steak was not done had to take back and came out with different sides. Took very long time to get any food, and my husband was done eating by the time they cooked my filet. Felt like potato's had instant mixed in, no seasoning on green beans. Bread was minimal, Desert was good. Will be finding a new place. It's a shame as we used to love going here.

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karenk
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with two friends before we attended play. The food and service were excellent, the atmosphere is very nice and even though they were busy with several large groups, the noise level was low and we could easily chat during dinner

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CarlaL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The Korean ribs were dry, it seemed like BBQ sauce was thrown on top of the meat. The shaved brussel sprouts were completely burnt, none of the side dish was edible. The "old fashioned" alcoholic beverage was not mixed and/or poured correctly. The waitress approached our table with a water pitcher in one hand and scratching her nose with her other hand. I didn't feel like that was acceptable sanitary restaurant etiquette.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For all the hotel restaurant haters, this is an exception. I had the eggplant/mozzarella appetizer- excellent - plenty to share. Entree was scallops and they were flavorful and cooked perfectly. Dessert was blueberry coffee cake - just sweet enough for dessert w/o being too much. Wine list is very limited, I only received a by the glass list - perhaps they have another list? Expertly prepared signature bourbon pre dinner cocktail. My only less than glowing comment is the lack of a tablecloth - something about eating off a bare tabletop - it’s a me thing I’m sure. Also, I’m not from Cedar Rapids and I didn’t see any water so the view was not spectacular for me.

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MeganM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I scheduled this sight unseen for a work meeting. Everyone had positive comments about the food. I ordered scallops, which I generally avoid in the Midwest, but they were cooked to perfection.

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vipkimberry
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a guest at the hotel and just wanted coffee and dessert. The waitress was super nice and friendly she said it would take about 5 minutes for the coffee to brew. It was fresh and very good. We shared 2 desserts, blueberry coffee cake which looked like a big donut but was a dense lemon cake with fresh blueberries and strawberries, this one was my favorite. We also had a fresh baked warm chocolate chip cookie with ice cream on top and Sundae “ toppings” it also was very good. The view is nice just not much to see. If I go back would love to try dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I felt it was pricey for what you got. It was a basic continental breakfast with an omelet of your choice. Cappuccino tasted terrible.

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TrevorD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They did not honor the reservation, then sat us in the back and pulled the shades so we had no view of the city. They were not busy and I still had to ask our waitress for a drink. The food was mediocre at best. Cool concept, just fell flat on delivery!!

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JimR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food , great service, good view of cedar rapids skyline.

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PatK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner. Appetizer to desert and we enjoyed it all. Our server did a great job too.

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TerryB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Placed near the bar, which had serval very obnoxious and loud patrons. It should have been better regulated.

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MichaelA
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; Great food; Great views. Will be returning soon.

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JeffreyD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wedding anniversary. Excellent night out. Valet was free except tip...drink service prompt...wait staff helpful and friendly...special anniversary dessert. Will do it again

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viptaylorba
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife and As always the food and service was amazing we will be back for sure!!

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CarlS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Surprisingly good (seafood) dinner; only ones there for most of our time (few at bar). Server pleasant but not very attentive and asks about dessert before we even done with entre. Was our anniversary dinner and we found it good, not great. Would we go back; sure.

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Bodacious
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful view from the top of the Doubletree. The food is consistently good. The wait staff is very professional.

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StewartP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a nice restaurant with a good view of city. Food ia a little over priced.
Service was good, and was a quiet place to eat.

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karenk
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we always enjoy dining here - it is fairly quiet so it is easy to carry on a conversation. The space is bright and attractive. Food is always good

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IsaiahM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there for my five year anniversary with my wife. the Hilton was very busy due to graduations but we pretty much had the 350 to ourselves. It was the first time i had been there the food was great and the service was great! I tried quite a few appetizers and they were a bit high priced but the meal was priced perfect for what we got. Then we finished it off with an amazing desert. the view was also beautiful where we sat very enjoyable experience.

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viptaylorba
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with extended family for our sons graduation, as usual the 350 1st service and good was amazing!!

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JimL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The view of the city was great! Some very nice wines. We purchased a $70-something bottle of red. They pour it into a two dollar glass.

The pork belly flat bread was the best I’ve ever had. The bread service was excellent! The grilled chicken salad could have been great if the strips were not over cooked and dry.

The meatballs in pasta...same story. Over cooked and dry meatballs.

Service was marginal. Water glass completely empty and no one noticed.

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Carriep
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I did find all long hair wrapped around a piece of my broccoli florentine. I didn't press the issue too much because Im non confrontational. The waitresses have a quick sorry but didnt offer to comp anything.

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350 First - Doubletree Hilton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (319) 731-4483.

350 First - Doubletree Hilton is rated 3.7 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

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