Martini's Grille

4.8
292 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Martini's Grille is the Great American Steakhouse featuring top quality Midwest beef and pork, fresh seafood daily, and world-famous Chicken Lips! Martini's Grille is a winner of numerous Wine Spectator Awards, as well as The Hawk Eye Readers Choice for Best Chef, Best Steak, Best Seafood, Best Martini, Best Wine, Best Service, and Best Happy Hour. The martini list includes over 50 classic and designer martinis. The panoramic view of the Mississippi is perfect for casual dining or upscale private parties and wine dinners. In addition, Martini's features a patio during the summer months and an upscale venue for private events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(319) 752-6262
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter P. Harman
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Private party facilities
We have two exceptional spaces for your special event. The Board Room seats up to 24. You’ll love our high tech audio visual systems and exceptional dining options.
The Party Room is a reclaimed restaurant space, perfect for your Special Event. It accommodates up to 60 people, equipped with a full bar and wonderful view of the Mississippi River.
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Private party contact
Sarah Laprade or Courtney Johnson: (319) 752-6262
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Court Street
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Parking details
Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 292 People Are Saying
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CD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

What they did well, they did very well (Scallops, Calamari, Seafood Risotto). What the failed on, they likewise failed spectacularly (Salmon, Crab Cake, Fried Shrimp, Caesar Salad). The sear on the Salmon and crab cake was flat out burnt and it ruined the taste of both. The Shrimp was tasteless and over cooked. The Caesar was limp and the dressing was very mild and lacked that signature Caesar kick.
To end this on a positive note, our server was absolutely fantastic.

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LF
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the outdoor patio. Hope you continue into the fall.

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BA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We all wished we had enough room for desert.

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CH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amy was great. Food excellent great views and always an interesting gathering of interesting people.

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OT
Las Vegas
159 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Food and service are great. Beautiful setting.

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! The food was great. We will return

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KD
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We love this place when we come to Iowa but timing was off this night. It was not busy but we waited quite awhile for our salads Ann the entrees came out within minutes of the salads.

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SW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service is excellent! The only drawback is that it is quite loud and it is difficult to hear the other people at your table.

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to celebrate our anniversary at Martini's! Excellent service, great food and the best cocktails!

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NL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very satisfied with Martinis. I look forward to many more outings at Martinis.

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FF
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service. Gage was an Excellent server!

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TS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accomodated us being late, food was out to the table promptly, and hot! Waitress was attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. We were not disappointed

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C
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out just for a date with the girl friend. Best service I’ve had in a long time great food. Expensive for just 2, but I’m not afraid to spend a little more for great service and food. You don’t get both of those qualities much anymore. Sushi, Porkchops, and chicken penne was amazing!

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SM
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evening at Martini’s was great!! Food was delicious and service very good!

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EC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food there & our waitress Alex was amazing!

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top rate!! Food was delicious. The outdoor patio overlooking the river is especially nice for dates or special occasion.

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MG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The speed of service has greatly improved over the last few months. I love it when the outdoor patio is open. As always, the views and ambiance are perfect.

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AA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional and the service was great. We were seated immediately. Unfortunately, a group of businessmen were waiting for a table and parked themselves between our table and the bar. They were so loud we could hardly entertain a conversation with our party. I wish management would have offered them a seat at the bar or held them in the outer foyer.

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the martini menu as well as sushi rolls! My husband loved the seafood chowder.

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FF
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

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j
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Service, Great for a Special night out. Mom enjoyed her 80th Birthday

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SH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. It was noisy.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the salmon and it was some of the best I’ve had! The roasted Brussels sprouts were delicious as well. We were very pleased with our meal.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and good service. View beautiful and good seating for all. Reservation was on schedule.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner at Martini's Grille for our anniversary. We were seated upon arrival. All staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and exactly as ordered. We will definitely go there again!

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OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience and great food!

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SR
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner was fine, but I'm upset that I did not receive any points for my reservation.

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MG
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tammy was great as always. We had to wait a bit for our food, but we didn’t mind and enjoyed the view and the conversation while waiting.

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TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great View great food as usual!

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KD
St. Louis
37 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel to the area 3-4x per year and stay in West Burlington. We always have dinner at Martinis. Consistently good food, wine, and service. We live in St. Louis
And have many great choices to dine, but when we visit west Burlington, Martini’s is our place.

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very pleasurable experience and the food was delicious again. Tammy did a fine job with service and took clear advice about the "grit " in one of the scallops. Tuna sushi was very well done!! real tasty!

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MF
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, and service. Wonderful view of river.

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food good service and a little pricey but worth it gor different occasions.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a good table with a view of the river.
Food was good but priced a bit high for the quality. Cesar salad had too much dressing and dressing had an odd flavor. Bread was great and wine was good but was overpriced. Pasta dish was fantastic. NY strip was a good thick cut and had good flavor but was pale in color and overcooked (med vs rare).
The waitress was emotionless and not social at all but was very busy with several tables.
Overall a good place, however.... For the price, my expectations were higher.

Open Table requested if this was for a special occasion and I noted yes, it was for an anniversary. This was either not communicated to the restaurant or they paid no attention to it. Not a big deal but why ask if you don't do something with the information.

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TW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Martinis! We drive about an hour to come because the food and drinks are amazing! We generally come for a special occasion as the menu is on the pricey side, but so delicious. I highly recommend making a trip. Also the view from the restaurant is so beautiful.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, atmosphere. Thank you to the staff that had our special table ready when we arrived! The staff really went the extra mile, and it was appreciated!

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice evening - anniversary dinner out. Sat outside. Started off with appetizers and soup. Wife ordered the pork chops and I ordered the New York Strip medium rare. Steak came out medium well and had to be sent back. 2nd time around they got it right. Other than the steak, enjoyed the meal. My wife loved the mango chutney and the chocolate cake!

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OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were superb!

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Was our anniversary, so we were given a nice table with a good view of the river. The service was wonderful and timing of the food coming out was on point. The food itself was good but not spectacular as would be expected for the price. Drinks were very pricey ($50 for 4 spirits).

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary with a date at Martini's Grille Friday May 18, 2018. Although we drove 90minutes from the Quad Cities, it was worth it. The view of the bridge and river from our booth was perfect. The food was delicious; the seafood risotto was soupier than I would prefer, but still delicious. Other than that, everything was perfect.

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