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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 2.11mi
  2. Distance: 2.40mi
  3. Distance: 3.46mi
  4. Distance: 3.65mi

About The Class Act

The Class Act restaurant, located at The Kirkwood Center, features breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our students under the guidance of professional staff. An unmatched dining experience awaits, whether you choose to dine in a booth, in a private dining room, outside on our patio or in your hotel room. Our menu changes seasonally, ensuring the freshest quality ingredients and new and exciting choices for our guests. Along with our fully stocked lobby bar, Maikka, we are able to offer our guests a first rate experience that is a Class Act.

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:00am - 11:00am, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
76th St SW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(319) 848-8777

Website:
http://www.classactdining.com/

Parking Details:
The Class Act offers both valet parking and hotel parking.

Public Transit:
Kirkwood Blvd and 76th St SW.

Executive Chef:
Clint Goodman

Private Party Contact:
Jacob Larson: (319) 848-8777

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Class Act Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great. We had a butchers block to start. It was a little big for two people but the meats, cheeses, and spreads were very good. I had a seasonal salmon dish that was delicious. My boyfriend had seasonal lamb, which was not as good but still tasty and quality meat.

Service was a bit slow. The food was always timely but the waitress didn’t check on us much and took a long time to take our order. We also had to ask for water twice and wait about 20 minutes before finally getting some.

Generally a nice place for a special occasion or if you are staying at the hotel.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious and our waiter was fantastic. Very professional and we received little surprises throughout the evening...my favorite being a little rum creme brule mini dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Found this restaurant on Yelp. I didn't know it was a Kirkwood College culinary school restaurant until after I made the reservation. So glad we didn't cancel. Beautiful restaurant, excellent food,
and student staff who shared their education goals and were knowledgeable about the offerings. Tour of classrooms was also offered. Nice dinner before attending a downtown event. Will return, great experience. Suggestions-1. keep up with the menu changes on line. 2. Better signage along road and in parking lot. We are from out of town and were unfamiliar with area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome service and delicious food!! Definitely going to be one of our favorite date night spots.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and ambience. Staff very attentive. Food wonderfully presented

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We absolutely love our experience at the Class Act, every single time we come there. The presentation is amazing. The food is delicious. Our server, Eli, who has served us several times, is extra attentive, extremely polite, and always there when we need him. I love love love your restaurant

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It’s time there , it was top notch.
Food was devious. We go back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was FANTASTIC and the service was great! My family certainly enjoyed the ambience of The Class Act and will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent service, great meal and was very happy with the quiet table location allowing us to discuss business in private. My go to place for business related meetings!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love the Class Act and will continue to come back again and again. The food is always interesting and beautifully prepared and served. Service is attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was our second time here. The service was very good, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was quiet and welcoming. The menu had a combination of traditional plates with small creative twists. We highly recommend this place.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Everyone was friendly and the atmosphere was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lunch was excellent. Great suggestion for the special!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Called ahead for vegan option and was told that the chef COULD make something. When we ordered our meal, we were told that the chef did NOT have a vegan option. Extremely disappointed! Had to order a salad instead.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service and great food food for a special occasion!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

My husbands dinner was a good temperature but mine could of been warmer. Since they weren’t real busy I’m not sure why that happened. Other wise everything eas very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had exceptional service from Lynze and Baylee helped too. The food was wonderful - so many interesting combinations of flavor and texture. The ambiance was truly classy - from linens in vibrant red and contrasting white undershirts, Lovely cracked glass windows and yet eclectic furniture the space was truly classy. The food, decor and most of all the service lives up to this well named eatery.
I also observed beside me a table of four who arrived and as soon as they sat down their pre ordered food was placed on front of them. I’ve NEVER seen that sort of amazing service at a restaurant before. They were clearly either staying at the hotel or were part of a meeting and only had a short time for lunch. I came from OH for a special occasion a year ago and returned to treat the same lovely lady to lunch yesterday. Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Exceptional service and great food. Given the nature of the program we highly recommend it. Our server Julie was fantastic. The tomato basil soup was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

They raise their own cattle and thus the beef is very good. Interesting combinations and ingredients. We would stop I whenever we are in Cedar Rapids.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A group of 9 of us met here for dinner during a college reunion. We were given a private room which was very quiet and allowed for lots of conversation. Our server was very attentive, knew the menu and took excellent care of us. The food was varied and everyone found something that they wanted to eat. I would call it an upscale restaurant both in terms of the menu, the ambience, the tablesetting, and the price. We all would highly recommend this restaurant. The only small comments that people had was that there are steaks were not sizzling hot but merely warm. However, all of the other features of the restaurant overshadowed that point.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We would have ordered wine, but $11 for a glass of cabernet is way too much! The food was good and plentiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great service and food choices. Never disappoints!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Lovey modern setting. Upscale, great food, slow service, wait staff nice and respectful but made errors. He politely tried to fix and all was fine. Unique experience, in town annually and will return.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 7, 2017

if you are looking for a special meal or a special occasion go to one of the passport meals, which take place monthly. absolutely superb. promise.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

My wife and I had a tremendous evening at Class Act. Our hostess Bailey was a delight, and the food was superb. Many thanks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This lovely space was ruined by the poor service. The excuse for this neglect was a large party having breakfast on a Sunday morning. But our waitress was obviously not well prepared to offer service. During the long wait, the two of us had to wave our arms vigorously to ask for more coffee. She brought only decaf to one of us; the other cup was left empty. Instead, she spent time preparing empty tables (with plenty others available and no one waiting to be seated) and paying no attention to us. Finally, another server offered us more coffee. Food finally arrived after waiting for over an hour. The hamburger was ok; the eggs benedict were luke warm and the sausage patties huge and tough. At the end of this experience, the check was discounted, but unfortunately, the Sunday breakfast was ruined for us.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Time from when we ordered to receiving our food was over 45 minutes which is a bit long in my opinion otherwise everything else was good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful food and service. My only complaint were the flies around our table

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very good for family gathering.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent, tasty food prepared perfectly. Nice sized portions, not skimpy. Would go again next visit to Cedar Rapids.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 30, 2017

It's my favorite spot in Cedar Rapids to go to for a special event. It's never crowded, even on a Saturday night. Everything is always very clean and neat. Their menu is unique; they always have a student featured entrée that is just a little different. It's run by Kirkwood culinary students so they are usually younger and motivated to do a good job for you.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Wait staff seemed to be short resulting in slower than usual service. Wait staff was very nice and professional though

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Very good food and drinks. Hard to justify price. Two dinners, 4 drinks, and an appetizer for $150 (including tip) isn't something recommendable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Lamb Wellington for 3 of us and "Nutty Scallops" for the fourth were all excellent. The menu has choices like those that aren't on other restaurants' menus in Eastern Iowa. Wine list has grown since our last visit and has many excellent choices, also not found at other spits nearby. One guest found the vodka shaken with ice and served with lime perfectly prepared. Flourless chocolate cake was superb.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Atmosphere was beautiful. A student run restaurant. Great menus but our chicken sandwichs were over cooked and tough. The flavor was good but student chef needed some work on cooking technique. I would definitely go back even though it was quite a drive for us.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We had a pleasant host, a solicitous waiter, beautifully presented and tasty food, and a nice quiet atmosphere suitable for conversation. We didn't request anything special, but in the past I have requested and received one-of-a-kind meals because of my many allergies. It's a bit pricey, but it's worth it for a fine, comfortable, leisurely meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great in every way - perfect for my wife's birthday.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Nice decor, quiet atmosphere. We were there for our wedding anniversary, and the food was locally sourced and very flavorful. The fingerling potatoes included with my entree were a bit salty for my taste, but everything else was very good, and I especially enjoyed the butternut squash soup. The presentation of the dishes was very pleasing to the eye. Overall, a wonderful meal with good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Class Act is exactly that - a class act. A nice variety of interesting and well prepared and presented food. Friendly and exceptional service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This restaurant has the ability to be amazingly unique. The food tasted good with a variety of original options. There was a very secluded round table I would enjoy with a small dinner party, but otherwise I wouldn't go back. The wait staff was very slow even though more than half of their tables were empty. Maybe bad timing in between busy hours??

Tags: Tasting Menu
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