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About 350 First - Doubletree Hilton
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.
From Cedar Rapids and unsure where to park when joining us for dinner? Mention to your server you used the hotel's valet service and we will validate to make your night out on the town complete!
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Lunch (Daily): 11:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner (Daily): 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Guests can use self parking located across the street, there is metered parking during the weekdays, open street parking in the evening and weekends.
The hotel will also offer valet parking to both hotel and restaurant parking.
Public transportation drops right outside of the building on 1st Avenue.
Private Party Facilities:
Entertain your clients, friends and family in our Parlor Ball Room located on the 16th floor of the DoubleTree hotel. We have the ability to host a group of up to 120 in the Parlor Ball Room. Offerings include Limited menu from 350 First or our Catering menu.
Private Party Contact:
Brianne Stone: (855) 548-0040
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
350 First - Doubletree Hilton Ratings and Reviews
Were there for New Years Eve with friends. We were not told it was a buffet for the night and were disappointed to find out when we got to the restaurant. Prime rib was fine but the chicken and salmon were dry as were the potato dishes. Been there before when I could order off the regular menu and thought is was good but this was overpriced for the quality and the limited number of food options available on the buffet.
The food was great. My only complaint is that for a $40 buffet, you would expect more of a spread, the meats were great, but very few sides which would be ok if I hasn’t paid $40. I will likely never never be back to a buffet, but loved the atmosphere so will definitely be back another night.
I first came to 350 on 1st when it was previously called "Top of the Five". Now the Hilton Corp owns the hotel and has brought the magic back to life. This resturant offers a wonderfully elegant yet not stuffy decor, with the most genuine and accomodating staff. The "Quick Bites" are a collection of just that - delicious recipes that will please your taste buds and super for Happy Hour. 350 offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a wonderful experience!
We ate before going to the Lindsey Stirling Show. Our table was ready and presentable, we had good cocktails, nice conversation and an excellent waitress. She is the tops. I think her name is Brooke. The food was delicious but not cheap. I was disappointed with the size and quantity of scallops in my serving. There were 4 fairly small ones - not a good value for the price but at least they were delicious. The food was a little slow probably due to the crowd that was there for the show. Not sure how soon I'd return tho.
We chose this restaurant for the convenience since we were staying at the hotel. Wanted a quick dinner before our show at the arena. Our server, Brooke was very pleasant and trying to accommodate, however I think she had way to many tables and was nearly running from table to table. Our food took way to long and was quite pricey for the small portion of seared scallops that I got( they were also cold, but I was in too much hurry to send back). The atmosphere is nice and the view as well as comfortable seating. Not worth the price though.
The food was absolutely delicious! I really enjoyed the braised short ribs and my wife loved the filet mignon. The cool cucumber cocktail was very tasty. The view of Cedar Rapids at night is beautiful! Also, it was so wonderful that we were served cupcakes because we were there for our anniversary. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we look forward to eating there again!
I would HIGHLY recommend eating at 350 First for business, pleasure or a group of people. Our waitress (Nicole) was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Very friendly as well. Although not inexpensive, it is great for special occasions. This is a very special place to eat and enjoy the amazing views at night of the city!
Excellent ambiance and service. My steak was cooked perfectly and the server waited for me to cut it just to make sure it was alright. The view of the city was excellent. They also have a good selection of local beers which is a plus. I’ll be back for sure!
The restaurant was okay. I probably wouldn't go back unless I just didn't want to leave the hotel. I had the salmon. It was tastey, but slightly overlooked. The coconut rice was slimey and you had to mug the salmon in to add flavor. Probably my favorite thing was the japaleno honey butter. The service was okay. Took a while to get initial service, but after that it wasn't bad. Prices seemed high for the quality of food and ambiance. I had a loveley booth table by the window overlooking the Cedar River and Quaker Oats, but outside the window there was a spider colony. I can't tell you the last time that building had their windows cleaned. At least three giant spider families and their nests of eggs. It was okay. Not terrible, but not great.
I got my favorite 350 Salad with Shrimp. Alas, they forgot to put on the balsamic dressing and I was in a business meeting and didn't want to make a big deal out of it. I will go back and get this again next time.
The view of the city and the classy, quiet atmosphere is great for business lunches.
Brooke was our server and 2nd time we've had her, she is fantastic! I was disappointed where we were seated. I requested a window seat. I even received a phone call after the open table reservation and was assured of a window seat. We arrived on time for our reservation and our table was given to the couple right in front of us who did not have a reservation. I mentioned it to the hostesses (3 of them working) and none of them apologized. Rather than ruin the evening we sat at the table we were taken too. Just wish there would have been an apology since it was our 15th Anniversary and I was assured of a window seat. Otherwise, food was excellent!!!
I had lunch here with my friend as we were doing a ladies day out, lunch and attending the bridal show that was also at the Hilton. 350 was a great spot. It was nearly empty even though it was a Saturday, so no crowd. The views and ambiance were wonderful. The food was delicious. I had the 350 salad with steak on it and it was really good, the steak cooked how I ordered, and it was only $10 with an ice tea included. Very affordable. The server was friendly and polite. Downsides was the food took a really long time especially for a salad at lunchtime. It also took the server a long time to refill our drinks even though there were hardly any customers. It was also really cold- too much air conditioning. But those down sides weren't a big deal and we still really enjoyed our lunch. I'll definitely be back.
Amazing!!! The service here is wonderfully attentive. The attention to detail is a staple from the chef to the server. This is the type of place you will go try anything on the menu, and continue to go back just to try everything on the menu. A must try restaurant. You will not be disappointed. Great views, great service, delicious food. The management/staff definitely is in touch with their customers. Enjoy 😀
Great service food is normally exceptional. I ordered the Iowa Chop. Best flavored pork chop I've had but the worst cut I've had in a restaurant. Fatty, a lot of gristle and tough. 1st time I've had a sub par plate. It won't keep me from coming back though.
Service was great and friendly!! Food was awesome! Especially loved the hummus with Pita dips while we were waiting for our whole party to arrive!!! Great taste and presentation!! Sat on Quaker Oat side of dining area. View wasn't as good but it was very private and quieter as there were large parties on the other side!! Overall experience was very good! They brought me 2 red velvet cupcakes for my birthday! Not my favorite but my family loved them!!! I got to share bitesof the cookie sundae and cream brûlée cheesecake!! Both were fantastic!!!
The restaurant is designed to provide a view of Cedar Rapids. It does an excellent job of that. The problem is, it is a view of Cedar Rapids. My wife and I were at a booth over looking the eyesore that is Quaker Oats.
We had $12 cocktails that were over sweet and under boozed. Had wine with our meal that was OK but overpriced and the wrong temperature.
$17 crab cakes were 90% filler, 10% low quality crab meat.
$32 scallops were cooked properly but served with cold, oddly flavored red pepper polenta. At least the cool temperature toned down the odd flavor.
Overall, this is Red Lobster with fine dining prices.
The food was good but the portions were a little small. Our waitress was great, very friendly & attentive. The view is amazing! Great atmosphere, quiet & cozy! while making my reservations online I explained my boyfriend had a birthday a week before and we are just now able to celebrate. They provided a complimentary desert of his choice. It was very tasty & he was so surprised! The prices are pretty high though. We had 2 drinks a piece which totaled to $40.00 add on our meals & no appetizer our bill was $95.00 Great place but the prices are pretty high.
My wife and I chose 350 First for our 20th anniversary dinner. The food and service were excellent. Our server went our of her way to make our anniversary dinner special. The restaurant is on the 16th floor with large windows facing north and south, so it provides an excellent view of our city and the Cedar River. I recommend this restaurant for special occasions and and business dinners.
Décor and views are great. We went for dinner, there was a nice menu selection. My husband ordered bone in rib eye. It was cooked properly, but lacked seasoning. The recommended wine on the menu turned out to be $17. I ordered mac and cheese, which had a good flavor, but was not hot.
I've been here for lunch, which offers a number of great selections at a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend lunch here. I would be hesitant to recommend dinner.
The wait time was terrible for our food. The place wasn't very busy and yet our food took over a half an hour to get to us after we ordered. I even asked how long the wait time would be to get our meal and I was told 10 to 15 minutes. I ordered a burger and it was dry. It was disappointing to say the least. And the menu was very limited for lunch time. We had 10 choices and that was it.
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