About Martini's Grille

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.

610 N. 4th Street
Burlington, IA 52601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Only: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Court Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(319) 752-6262

Website:
http://www.martinisgrille.com/

Catering:
Stay Tuned... Catering Coming Soon!

Parking Details:
Private parking lot adjacent to restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Peter P. Harman

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.

Private Party Contact:
Sarah Laprade or Courtney Johnson: (319) 752-6262

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

Martini's Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for Birthdays (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for a Date (26)
Scenic View (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Waterfront (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great Beer (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Casual (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Always love Martinis’s Grille, from the awesome view to the great cocktails, food and service. Great place to meet friends or just date night. Our favorite restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Always enjoy the extra care taken in the food prep. along with the extra care taken by the serving staff. (if you like French Onion Soup, there is none better)

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was OK, price was too high for the quality. Service was great. I probably not go back.
It did have a nice view.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent! Every time we have dined here the wait staff is superb, food is hot and delicious & view is second to none!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was very good and the service was excellent. We had a table by the window which overlooks the Mississippi River. Can't wait to eat there again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Asked for no cheese they dumped tons of shredded cheese on it...everything has a high quantity of butter and cheese... not for us, left not feeling well. I do love the chicken lips but everything else is way overpriced.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service is always great. Food Order was forgotten BUT the quick martini making and service was great! Kept them coming ! Thanks!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fun, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Went for a romantic birthday dinner, everything was delicious and our server was greatd

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was so dark that we could barely read the menu, we have never had that problem before. It took a very long time to get our 1st round of drinks and we all had our drinks and water gone and still had to wait for our waiter to come check on us. The food was GREAT, like always, it was just disappointing waiting forever to get drinks while waiting for our food.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always fun with great food and great service. Nicest place in SE Iowa. It is my to go restaurant in Burlington.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our server, Amy, was awesome! We had everything we needed when we needed it, and she was super friendly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Attempted last Tues between 3 and 7:30 PM to make reservations by phone; got just the recorded message about restaurant hours. Tried again Wed around 5 PM several times; same result. Went to website to see if you're still open and finally made reservations from the website. Overall experience good but why have a phone if you can't use it?? We've been there several times in the past and never had difficulty making reservations by phone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Had a beautiful view of Burlington and the river. Complete with a full moon, it was a perfect place to ring in the New Year.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We both had the petite filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. It didn't look very big on the plate, but anything larger would have required a doggy bag. Cocktails are expensive, but very unique and delicious. This may be the most expensive place in town, but we're never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I would come back. I enjoyed the service and the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wait staff was top notch food was excellent. The establishment was nice. Will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love this place. Elegant. Amazing martinis and food. Perfect ambiance. Classy

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Martini’s were great. Food was ok. Had a NY Strip that was really tough cooked medium. We stared with a great waiter and was switch midway. Various mistakes in drink order. Used slang when talking with guests.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service was a bit slow and the food wasn't cooked like it was requested. However, it still tasted great and an overall enjoyable dining experience. Very romantic and cozy, the staff was particular to keep it upscale.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We loved this restaurant. Great view and ambiance. The food was awesome. Crab, Lobster, Steak all great. Not cheap, but well worth it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our favorite place for food and drinks!! 💗

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent spot for a dinner meeting with Executives, great food and a great cocktail list. Service was timely, respectful and very nice. Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Martini's is the "go to" spot in Burlington for great food. Awesome service. Fun atmosphere.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Dinner entrees were delicious, and service outstanding as always. I only gave 4 stars for food for two reasons. We had two different cheesecakes for dessert and they were only sub par. Also, I asked what was in an Italian dish for my guest, and it came with peas which were not mentioned. Otherwise, the food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved the Iowa pasta carbonara!
Beautiful view of the riverfront and the steeples of Burlington.
Great place to meet friends or have a romantic dinner for two.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time here at this location, and was all we hoped it would be. Great service from our server, and delicious food! Thank you!

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great time with wonderful service and VIP treatment all the way! Food and drinks were excellent and view as always, spectacular!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, cocktails and an amazing view! Wonderful atmosphere!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always enjoy Martini’s. If you’re looking for good food and an enjoyable atmosphere this is your place. If you are celebrating something or someone special then you have found the perfect place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friends recommended we try Martini,s as a special night out experience. They were spot on!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great dinner. Great service. Great place. Awesome.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. Good food and service! Thank you for a wonderful evening for our guests.

Sincerely,

Helen Weitzel

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Gauge was the best waiter we’re had in a long time. Great Job keep it up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a very nice dinner with friends... good seating and food was excellent!!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a wonderful evening. the weather was very stormy but the view from our table was fabulous. the dark storm clouds and lightening were beautiful. the food and service were both great. a very pleasant evening. well worth the drive.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 13, 2017

If you could change up your menu alittle that would be great also.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First time visit and were very impressed and had the best steak ever (per my husband) and my salmon was fantastic. My daughter was visiting and we decided to visit Burlington and ended up at Martini's Grille. So glad we did, it was a very wonderful experience and enjoyed ourselves very much

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Awesome food, drinks and service. Worth the drive.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been to Martinis several times, on this occasion I was deeply disappointed due to this being our anniversary and the food was not very good for me. I had the Pasta Carbonara, very watery with no flavor, they removed this from my bill because I did not eat it after about 5 bites and explained why it was not very good. After this I was disappointed because I had been waiting anxiously for a meal here all day and my wife loves this place! I would still recommend this restaurant, but just ordered the wrong food item on the wrong day! Service was still good and drinks were great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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