Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque

4.5
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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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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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LeAnnK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have eaten here many times and I felt like the food was not quite as good as it usually is. My prime rib was ordered med/rare and was more like medium. We ordered creme brulee and the top was overdone and very hard.

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JanetT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Seems like the quality of food has gone down a little. Atmosphere and service are fantastic

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The steaks cut like butter and are seasoned perfectly.

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vipCarolM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ventured to Woodfire Grill for the 1st time & were very pleasantly surprised. The service from Sadie was highly attentive, along with a helper or two. My husband & I were both attracted to the Thai Seafood Pasta which was very good! We loved that 1/2 size salads were offered.

Our friends enjoyed prime rib and a steak special (that may have fallen a little short).

The only negative was the small wine pour. Another 2 ounces would have been desirable, although the price was acceptable.

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ShawnR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food. Great place for any special occasion or just a night out for a great meal.

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MarkS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, terrific ambiance. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

When making the reservation I indicated that this was our Anniversary Dinner. We were seated in the far back corner next to a window covered with fish fly's. Not exactly the ideal location - a seat near the fire would have been preferred. We requested to move although we were told due to COVID we couldn't since we have already been seated. While my husband's food came out great. Mine was cold and my drink was very watered down. We have been to Woodfire multiple times in the past and the experience was excellent. Had this been our first time we would not return. I can say after this experience I don't know that we will. I certainly don't care too. Woodfire went from my favorite Dubuque restaurant to my not so favorite. Very disappointed!

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ChrisD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from out of town, and was not disappointed. Very classy and quality of a large expensive city restaurant. Our waitress was wonderful as well. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lobster tails and a great value! Everything delicious! Great service, as well.

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Ashlyne
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly, and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and experience. If you want great food and an atmosphere to Mary, this is your place!

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JohnD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our server, Courtney. Food was delicious especially the Smoked Chicken appetizer.

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s a great place if you have an unlimited budget. We went to Woodfire because I had a gift certificate. My guest passed on drinks because of the price.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and ambiance. Only down side was mild stale cigarette smell from casino. Will go back.

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MegB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out since quarantine started and what a great decision it was to come here. Server was Sadie and she was absolutely lovely. Great martini, amazing food...loved it all!

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CindyH
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I have eaten at Woodfire Grille several times the atmosphere is the best in the area but this time it was different it was very cold even with all the fireplaces the service was not good and usually it’s very good
They served us our food and we asked for silverware and she did not come back for at least 10 minutes with our silverware my food was way under cooked got cold why we were waiting for our silverware. Usually wood fire grill it’s great but not this time.

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vipJPRinFH
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a less than memorable experience. it will be a while before we return.

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DGVG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first opportunity to eat out since the pandemic. We had eaten at the Woodfire Grille two times since we moved to Dubuque, and were looking forward to having one of our favorite dinners - scallops. The food was still excellent and the wait staff friendly and engaging. There are some subtle differences with new rules for restaurants, but we had an excellent meal and a great time! We would recommend to anyone and plan to eat at the Woodfire Grille in the future.

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Diner55
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an Awesome place to eat, Great ambience and excellent service.

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CarrieC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this was the best dinner I have had in a long time . Can’t wait to come back .

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PaulS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

With the COVID 19 closure, we were concerned about how the Woodfire might be when it opened again. I am pleased to find out that it was as good as we remembered.

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Patty
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food wes as ordered and delicious

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HOPEFUL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! food was so good...I have been to Gordon Ramseys steakhouse and this was way better!

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Jeanb
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!! One of the best restaurants in the area.

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Karl
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon is always excellent. We asked for help choosing a bottle of wine and the manager gave a great suggestion.

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SandyG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Bisque was amazing. Not to mention the Chopped salad. We also had the Crispy Calamari and I 100% recommend

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Bourbonator
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been lucky enough to dine here several times with different groups from work and the food is always amazing in temperature, seasoning and presentation. As good as the food is, the service is always top-notch and the wait staff is very knowledgeable on the menu and wine and cocktail pairings. Occasionally, Chef comes out to say hello and ask about the meal which is a nice touch. I look forward to the next opportunity to visit the Woodfire!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for our daughters birthday, the service was great and and the food was great as well. We will definitely be back!

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PeterS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - best prime rib I've had in some time - blood rare , thick, melt in ur mouth

Service was fantastic

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for an excellent place to each, I would highly recommend Woodfire Grill. The rib eye steak was excellent. The avocado roll were very tasty and I would highly recommend them.
The only comment I would make is do not order the calamari. It was not good but everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Crab cakes were dry and burnt.
Lobster bisque soup had a film on it!! Luke warm..
Steak bites were luke warm. Not very appetizing.
Ribeye sent back..Which is OK..but not cooked the way it was ordered.
Not our go to restaurant for special occasions anymore.

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RebeccaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Each of the 4 persons ordered a different meal and all were satisfied with their choice. Service was good and dessert very good. We were there early (5:15) so that we could attend a concert at another destination and we had time enough to enjoy dining beforehand.

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KristiS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic meal. Even on a busy night like Valentine’s Day we each had a amazing fillet mignon, some grilled asparagus and to die for lobster macaroni and cheese. We had a wonderful night.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I've dined here several times. The steak was always amazing and I always get the Boursin and prosciutto. This time, however, there was barely any prosciutto or cheese on my steak. Extremely disappointing. The fillet was also smaller than normal. Starting to get skimpy and my boyfriend and I do not appreciate it. Probably won't come again.

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hmaiers
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! Lisa was so friendly, we really enjoyed her service :) We’ll ask for her the next time we go back!!

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AJT96
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodfire is always great! The menu doesn't change often, but they do what they do and they do it well! The wine list and prices are second to none!

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AndreaY
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet, relaxing, romantic dinner . The food and service were outstanding.

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Marilyn
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, well-appointed, high end Dubuque restaurant. We went on a week night and enjoyed a 6:30 reservation. Our wait staff, Taylor, knew her menu, was attentive, and timely. Food was excellent and the grasshopper drink was perfect. We will be back.

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