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Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque

4.6
4.6
863 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Woodfire Grille is a contemporary wine centric steak and seafood restaurant that features USDA Prime grade steaks and inspired fresh seafood in an upscale and contemporary dining experience. Lauded in reviews that include the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, validates that it is simply the best dining experience in its respective market. With a classic interior, the ambiance is warm with natural wood tones, is welcoming and sure to delight all your senses. Our classically trained chefs personally select our ingredients. Our menus change seasonally as it is our goal is to source locally and offer only the finest produce, meats and seafood available. You will find a lively bar that attracts a dynamic crowd and features an unparalleled wine list and an impressive offering of wines by the glass. Unique to Woodfire is the crafted cocktail program unmatched in the area. Created by our team of creative mixologist, the list is a collection of classic and modern cocktails.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (563) 690-4755

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Nelson

  • Neighborhood

    Dubuque

  • Cross street

    3rd Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 863 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

  • Iowa

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  1. JP

    JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service! All the staff was incredibly friendly and attentive in our dinner service. We started with some of the best crab cakes I have ever had. They had such a great texture and flavor. Next we ordered the wedge salad and the chop salad. Both were excellent, and were definitely “designed” by their chef to make a signature taste. Then came the entrees, a perfectly cooked filet mignon, so buttery and delicious. The other entree was the beef stroganoff. I don’t know if there words to describe how great this dish was… but I will try, tender, full of flavor, creamy with hand crafted noodles! Overall a great meal and would highly recommend!
  2. D

    Diner55

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I took my 92 year old mother to dinner and she Loved it, everyone was so nice and attentive.
  3. JD

    JimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Woodfire’s food is excellent. My go to place for high end dining. Great wedge salad.
  4. R

    Rena

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good restaurant located in the casino. Short rib stroganoff was outstanding. Great service, good wine list. Highly recommend.
  5. JF

    JodiF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    All three steaks ordered Med rare. 1 was well done, 1 rare and was done correctly. They didn’t get the others persons order of salmon in until the served up the steak dinners. It was horrible and we blame the manager no one else.
  6. R

    Rochesterite

    E. Tennessee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. It was great to see all of the staff helping each other out too. Everyone was very attentive and made my birthday meal delightful. The price was high, but not unexpected and the food was superb. Steak & lobster, loaded baked potato and the brown butter cake for desert. Thanks Woodfire Grille!
  7. BJ

    BrianJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Prime Rib was extremely dry. Mashed potatos were over seasoned. Asparagus was undercooked. Old Fashioned from the bar was great! Service from Lisa was perfect.
  8. p

    patch26

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Was disappointed for the first time ever after many good visits to Woodfire. Requested booth on my reservation like I normally do but were set at a table in the adjacent room. Not the same atmosphere. Felt like all our food items were lacking salt or any spices. Server was excellent.
  9. DD

    DiningDoc

    Des Moines

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    HS graduation dinner with our daughter. Crab cakes and calamari to open; lobster bisque (smooth and lobster-laden), wedge salad, and French onion soup next; then, 3 different seafood pasta dishes. No other restaurant in the Dubuque area has the menu range of Woodfire. Will remain our go-to for fine dining or just a great cocktail with a quick bite. Ashley was terrific managing multiple table with a smile and aplomb.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  11. C

    Connie

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Woodfire is a great place for special occasions, the wait staff are above and beyond… Love this place.
  12. SK

    StephanieK

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tom and Michelle were wonderful. The food and wine complemented each other well.
  13. GG

    GregoryG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The high point was the service. Our waitress was great. The food was very average and the setting was way less than I expected. If you’re going to spend that much, you certainly expect more. Our first and last visit.
  14. MH

    MichaelH

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at the Woodfire Grille was amazing! Sadie was our server and in spite of the staff shortage she kept everything going smoothly. While she hustled between tables she didn't make you feel rushed when she was at your table. My wife had the ribeye medium rare and it came out that way, something that seems to be happening less and less. I had the sesame chicken, great flavor and the chicken was tender and juicy. We enjoyed it so much we've changed plans and are going back tonight to try some of the other menu items that interested us.
  15. DB

    DaveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When important customers come to town, we take them to the Woodfire Grille. We've never been disappointed.
  16. BD

    BarbaraD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Our lobster was cold n had to send it back. Then the rest of our food was cold waiting for the lobster . My steak had no taste to it n it was also not hot. Our friend ordered his steak medium n it came dry n well done. For the price it was not a good experience. I won’t be back ! Very expensive for food not to good.
  17. CC

    ChrisC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My rack of lamb was a little overcooked but flavor was excellent. Lobster bisque was outstanding. They did offer to cook a new one but I said “come on, it’s not that bad. “
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good dining experience. Promptly seated. Food was very good less my sea scallops entree slightly over cooked. (Rubbery) waiter did a great job especially since the restaurant was very busy.
  19. TE

    TEAA

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was amazing. At the start they informed us they were short staffed but they handled that very well. And the food made up for any extra wait we had. Would recommend as well as return.
  20. K

    Keisha

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Reservation a must. Several parties were turned away.
  21. SJ

    SteveJ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was very helpful and accommodating. We were there for our anniversary and was given a free dessert to share. Crabmeat Rangoon flatbread was delicious.
  22. DJ

    DickandJaneMidwest

    Des Moines

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sadie was very friendly & knowledgeable....we thoroughly enjoyed her. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary & had a wonderful evening.
  23. BM

    BrendaM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Woodfire Grille’s food was delicious. Especially the beef short ribs with homemade noodles. Service was wonderful and the ambiance was very relaxing. Nice place to celebrate any special occasion.
  24. WE

    WilliamE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the atmosphere for dining was superb.
  25. AK

    AngellaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Usually the food is outstanding, not this time. My steak was not prepared correctly, and I'm not a super picky person, the salad wasn't near as good as it usually is, (I got the wood fire chop salad). The smashed potatoes had something in them that shouldn't have been, I thought I broke a tooth for a second. We did get free dessert for the subpar meal, but the dessert tasted burnt. We are also saddened to see they allow anyone in to dine, orange stocking caps, muck boots, flannels, baseball caps...its too bad fine dining isn't so fine anymore. I will say our server #3 was excellent, he did an incredible job, and we tipped him quite well. The entire staff actually is on top of their game, but need to enforce a dress code.
  26. PS

    PhillS

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The Ambiance is relaxing and romantic.
  27. D

    Diner55

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Great service as Always a Special shout out to our server Sadie who Always makes us feel Special!
  28. KM

    KimberlyM

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Sadie was excellent
  29. AJ

    AshleyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going here everyone is so kind and the food is wonderful each and every time we eat here.
  30. PS

    PeterS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Food was perfect
  31. AF

    AngieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience from start to finish! Steaks were cooked perfectly.
  32. D

    Dubuquer

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great, service was excellent! Pretty pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
  33. DB

    DianeB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the only five- star restaurants in the area. The food is delicious, excellent menu choices, ambiance inviting, and noise level conversation friendly. It doesn't get much better than that.
  34. C

    Canabomb

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 6 for a birthday dinner and without asking, we were put in a private room. Ashley, our waitress was beyond incredible. Very sweet, efficient, and knowledgeable about the menu. She was also very accommodating about taking a zillion photos of us. We love Woodfire! Good food and drinks!
  35. M

    theMarshalls

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner was delightful - beef stroganoff was AMAZING - and the Thai Seafood pasta was really delicious. Nice wine selection & atmosphere, sweet waitress. 2 thumbs up!
  36. M

    Michael

    Des Moines

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This used to be one of my favorite places to eat. This experience was so-so. The food was bland & the portions small for the price of the food. It will be awhile before I go back.
  37. DJ

    DickandJaneMidwest

    Des Moines

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy dining at Woodfire. Great food, service & ambiance.
  38. TB

    ThomasB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared a steak au pouvoir medium rare and dessert, a date cake with Carmel sauce. Wonderful. Add a great bottle of wine and its a perfect meal. The waitress was very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is always nice there. Prices are a little high for our locale but certainly worth it
  39. RD

    RuthD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Best lobster ever. We would have preferred a booth but apparently you have to request that on your reservation. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great waitress.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. Our server, Lisa Schmidt, was outstanding. She went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque is rated 4.6 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque

301 Bell St Dubuque, IA 52001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Dubuque

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Nelson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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