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Midtown Reserve, Cedar Rapids, IA

Midtown Reserve

4.6
4.6
88 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Midtown Reserve offers the best sourced USDA Prime grade steaks, decadent desserts, an extensive wine list, and fine dining dishes. We offer an intimate and classy dining experience, chef specials, and spirited cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (319) 200-4389
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Tilmon
  • Neighborhood
    Cedar Rapids
  • Cross street
    7th St SE & 4th Ave SE
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Good for business meals

  • Iowa

    Great for fine wines

  • Iowa

    Romantic

88 Reviews
  1. Parks

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service! Made for a great experience!

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  2. Anonymous

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were excellent! Our waitress was great and gave her recommendation for dinner.

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  3. Jewels

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service & ambience. Food was good, but not fine dining quality based on price. St Burch, The view in Iowa City .. Capital Grill, Hells Kitchen were better. Lobster was salty, fishy, gave me stomach ache. Risotto was too over the top. My husbands steak was over cooked. Sorry, but wanted to give you the feedback.

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  4. RonS

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. Better than average. The prices did not reflect the quality of the Mel.

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  5. orangechickie

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal once again. All of us had steaks. This is a hidden gem in CR. Only downside was running out of baked potatoes 😢

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  6. DanL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an awesome place. We usually get Megan as our server and she is fantastic. Highly recommend Midtown Reserve.

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  7. LindaK

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and perfect place for a date night. I have several food intolerances and the server was extremely helpful in finding options for me. Would be really nice to have gluten free bread available. Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything we had! The appetizer to the dessert, everything was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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  9. TorriF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good steak! Pricey for Eastern Iowa steak dinners but it was good and atmosphere was very elegant and classy!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Uranyl was just ok. Filet was excellent but potato cold

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  11. JohnM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For my wife and I, our first time eating there. Very attentive waitress , Gabby. Delicious food; pricey - but it was for a great occasion . Glad we layered up because it was a little chilly temperature wise. Bathrooms were freezing - turn the heat on two hours sooner. 🤪

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  12. dydy

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this restaurant - small and quiet enough that we can hold a conversation without yelling. The service and food is always great!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food subpar. Disappointing considering the cost. Steak was good quality but poorly seasoned-I’m taking just salt would’ve help more. Bacon wrapped asparagus was almost if bacon was bad. I couldn’t even eat it. Their desserts were good. Drinks also great. Server Justin was good.

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  14. SethF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gabby was amazing as we prepared for this special evening celebrating my wife’s birthday. Her accommodation to my brother and sister-in-law who live out of state and wanted to purchase a bottle of Prosecco for the table was amazing. She even created a card to go with the bottle so my wife knew it was a gift from afar. Overall the service given by Gabby was top notch and we can’t wait to come back.

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  15. SoHappytoHaveGone

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice small place with very good food and service.

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  16. JDP26

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service felt like the really cared about our experience. I found the filet to be amazing. Crab cakes and salads also. Vast wine list. Very nice experience

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  17. VioletF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was overpriced, bland, and somehow still managed to be of varying temperatures. First and only visit. Should’ve figured it wasn’t that great if it was slow on a Friday night.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server (the male) was fantastic! The room is small so make sure to get a reservation. I wish the music matched the ambiance of the restaurant (listening to Green Day in a fine dining vibe wasn’t quite it) but overall we had a good experience and would come back. The NY Strip (medium rare) was cooked perfectly and was delicious! We had the duck leg and deviled egg appetizer; it tasted like sesame chicken and an egg wrapped in a wonton. I would skip this text time. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were instant. But the salted caramel creme brûlée was excellent! We had a bottle of the house cab and it was ok also, but to be expected for the less expensive bottle! Overall had a fun experience and looking forward to trying the bone marrow next.

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  19. ANGELAD

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have ever had! Highly recommend.

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  20. EricS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were excited to dry midtown reserve. However we left disappointed. We started with the Brussels, but there were more onion strings than Brussels. Then I had the tuna carpaccio which was layered in sweet soy glaze, mayo, and wasabi cream. And I mean layered. You could barely taste the tuna, I ended up scraping most of it off. My wife had scallops and they were ok but overcooked. But hey. At least we tried it.

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  21. Alb98

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, very pricey!!! This is a special occasion restaurant. While the food was good, it wasn’t worth the price.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Night and day difference from the first time I came to this establishment. I ordered the same dish; wedge salad and scallops. I was sorely disappointed. The wedge salad presentation was simply embarrassing. The bacon wrapped asparagus was 2 pieces of asparagus with partially cooked bacon wrapped around it. Had to send it back and take it off the bill. The scallops were over cooked and looked terrible. Unfortunately I will never be back. Total waste of money.

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  23. Jo123

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Duck wings were great. Fillet was great. Service was very fast. The bone in prime rib was ordered medium well. And served beyond well done. A $75 steak should have been perfect. Ordered 3 drinks and a couple side salads as well. Overall not worth the $280

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  24. david

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Megan, was delightful! Cocktails great and food top notch. Overall ambience relaxing. We will go again!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice relaxing dining place. Food was ok but not for the price you pay. Wife had the filet which had no flavor whatsoever. Our reservation was for 615 which by then had ran out of asparagus. Surprising as the place seats around 30. Appetizer was good as was my scallops.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Felt like royalty & enjoyed the drinks, bread and steak.

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  27. CharlesM

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steaks were great. My Old Fashoined was proper, with the Luxardo cherry. Definitely a place to come back to.

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  28. JerryC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service and fantastic overall meal. Atmosphere is great for a romantic evening with someone special.

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  29. JesseJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always enjoyed going here but the food quality was not up to the price point last night. Steak was burnt on outside and rare on inside, lobster was not cooked well and the dessert tasted frozen and thawed. We like going to Midtown because everything is usually done well and different but last night it tasted like every other restaurant in town. We will give it a try again but probably on the weekend where things seems to have higher standard

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  30. Avnnbl

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I ate dinner at Midtown Reserve the evening of August 15th. We ordered the baked feta appetizer and a Caesar Salad each. She ordered the scallops and I had the filet. I ordered bacon wrapped asparagus and the Hasselback potato. Our $12 per glass wine, her chardonnay and my pinot noir were adequate with stingy pours. The feta appetizer was very good, indicating a fine meal ahead of us. Our anticipation was shattered when our salads arrived. The only semblance to Caesar Salad we saw was the wilted lettuce seemed to be romaine, and there were parmesan shavings on top. I have never seen roasted cherry tomatoes in Caesar Salad, and the garnish of crispy fried onions, fresh from the can was totally not what I have experienced with Caesar Salad on three continents. The dressing didn’t seem to be a Caesar dressing either. The scallops were afloat in an asparagus and pancetta sauce. My wife could only eat one, and the one we took home for the cat went untouched. My $54 filet was dry and drab. I am sure the cook would have blamed that on me ordering it cooked medium well, but I can name at least two restaurants in CR that have served me filets cooked medium well that were juicy and tasty. The bacon wrapped asparagus tasted smoky, possibly from the raw bacon it was wrapped in. Never before had this with bacon wrapped asparagus. The Hasselback potato looked inviting, but by this time I had no appetite. Altogether a memorable experience. One I will avoid Midtown Reserve in order to not experience again.

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  31. AlisonB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service was wonderful. Thrilled to have a nice steakhouse here in Cedar Rapids again!

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  32. Wine8food

    Des Moines

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint, beautiful atmosphere. Great food and great service!

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  33. Anne

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Midtown Reserve. We had the filet and the special spare ribs with ravioli which was amazing. Cocktails were perfection. A little noisy because of a surprise b-day party but they were having a great time. So glad we have this place for a special meal, celebration or business occasion.

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  34. JodyD

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal! Beautiful, quaint environment. Will definitely visit again.

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  35. PeggyC

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is wonderful and our server was a delight. Plus -- the food was great!

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  36. Scott

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu was ambitious and had excellent choices. For drinks, my wife commented that her Cosmo was the best she'd ever had. My bourbon Old Fashioned was also excellent. I had a tuna carpaccio which was outstanding and sizable. My wife had the NY Strip which was perfectly cooked to medium rare, and was also excellent. The brussel sprouts appetizer was excellent. We went on a Monday night, half expecting to be the only people there, but it was about 1/3 filled. The decor is modern, but with a lot of black accents which my wife didn't care for.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Midtown Reserve. Had a great experience. It's probably one of the best restaurants in the CR metro area. Worth the price.

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  38. Mike

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife suggested Midtown Reserve to celebrate our anniversary, and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent and once again my wife was right! Highly recommended, I can’t wait to return to dive deeper into the menu.

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  39. DeenaK

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebratory meal with my staff. All of the food was great and service outstanding. Look forward to returning.

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  40. Wine8food

    Des Moines

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers were great! We loved the food, the ambiance and everything about the restaurant. It is very small and a bit pricey, but worth every penny!

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FAQs

Midtown Reserve is rated 4.6 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Midtown Reserve

319 7th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th St SE & 4th Ave SE
  • Neighborhood
    Cedar Rapids
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Tilmon
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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