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Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque

4.5
4.5
1020 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

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 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

What 1,020 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Great for fine wines

  • Iowa

    Romantic

  • Iowa

    Good for special occasions

1,020 Reviews
  1. CherylM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful. Meat not as rare as requested but since we split valentines dinner hubby ok with doneness.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. One of our favorites to visit in Dubuque!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place need to stop changing menu on holidays cause holiday menu don’t have a lot of choices

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  4. RickV

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not knowing there would be a valentines day special menu (only thought there was the special) we arrived to a very limited menu. My favorite item is the chopped salad and my girlfriends was the Thai pasta dish. Neither was on the menu. No biggie we tried the special menu. The bacon salad I had was good and Lobster bisque was great. Filet with mushrooms and onion was good as was my dates. I guess it did not have the wow factor we have come to expect when eating at the Woodfire. We been there a dozen times throughout the years, I always get a steak of some type and always on special occasions, birthdays etc. This was the first time I was tempted to ask for steak sauce. The lump crab Kim had on the filet looked like it was just thrown on top with no rhyme or reason. She loved the baked potato. Of course the straight up martini was excellent. I would give our waitress Lily an score of 150 as she was one of the best we have ever had. Give her a raise :).

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  5. MikeS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, our waiter Lily was very attentive yet let us have privacy, she was a rockstar. Food was amazing, salmon was the highlight, just awesome.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Valentines special. The porterhouse steak was phenomenal. and so was the chocolate mousse bomb for dessert. our server Kira was the best and very attentive. It was my first time there, and it did not disappoint.

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  7. Kimmie

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Danny was amazing. The place was filled and very busy and he never missed a beat when we needed something. The food was outstanding I would give it 5 starts.

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  8. ChuckP

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The real rating is based off service as we never got seated We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation and was told we would not be seated for 30 to 45 minutes by the manager. Keeping in mind we booked this reservation weeks ago. Was told they booked some large parties and couldn’t help us. We left. Felt like manager didn’t care, a wait or not, I don’t care attitude.

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  9. DawnF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Woodfire Grille is a great choice for special occasions. The food, atmosphere and service are always top notch!

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  10. LoriP

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terribly nervous and slow server. Had to track her down more than once. Food subpar at best esp for the price point. Did not see any crab in the Shrimp and Crab pasta. Steak overcooked and new one never made it back to table in time to eat with the rest. Attempt to give that guest a drink but "complimentary" was not said until after offered. Took forever to get dessert menus. Coffee luke warm and then returned after being microwaved because cup was too hot to handle. Steak then charged on bill......management got involved and did work hard to make things right. Pit even in the date cake...........Our first time and just not what we had hoped for the reputation and price point.

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  11. DickandJaneMidwest

    Des Moines

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the cuisine & service @ Woodfire. Michelle is an excellent server who is very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs.

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  12. RonaldH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Steaks ordered medium came medium but severely charred in spots... severely was great know to get us out to our event on time

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  13. KevinG

    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
    You Won't Be Disappointed 👍 We would definitely dine here again!

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  14. KaylaG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. Our server was upbeat and knowledgeable about the menu. I would highly recommended the Chilean sea bass and the chopped salad.

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  15. AndrewR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal as always! Great atmosphere and friendly service!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have an elevated dining experience. Food and service has been consistent each time we have visited.

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  17. CurtisK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First off, our waitress was amazing. We really enjoy the atmosphere at the Woodfire. Every one of the staff is amazing! I would highly recommend Woodfire to anyone!

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  18. rickw

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    our service was incredible; my wife and myself each had the ribeye steak--the flavor was out of this world delicious, but the texture of the meat was extremely tough--very chewy.

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  19. Fdlreader

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I regret that I can’t remember our servers name, but she was so delightful with her use of “y’all”. I reiterated to her, the last time we were there (pre covid) our server referred to me as “hon” & for someone 30+ years older than her, I found that very degrading & overly familiar. Our food was DELICIOUS, as were my 2 raspberry lemontinis. I started with the harvest salad with sugared pecans, sliced apples, red onions & a delicious dressing that I couldn’t identify. My entree was the beef short rib stroganoff with mushrooms on fresh made pappardalle pasta, thankfully it wasn’t smothered in sour cream, but just light stroganoff sauce that was melt in your mouth. My husband had 1/2 wedge salad, which isn’t as such on the menu, but out server suggested, next he had French onion soup that was presented with French fried onion topping the cheese over the soup & finally a prime rib big enough for 2 people but in this case 2 meals. Is it pricy? Yes, but definitely worth it for the food/ cocktails, the excellent service & the ambiance.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little pricey for what you get but the experience, service, ambiance, and flavor was worth it.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So very relaxing and enjoyable way to celebrate 44 years of marriage! Wonderful atmosphere with outstanding service and the menu and options were superb and so very enjoyable! Loved the truffles also! Wish they were available for purchase! Thank you for a wonderful experience and hopefully we can sure go back someday soon!

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  22. CUSTOMER

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE SERVICE AND GRAND PRESENTATION.

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  23. panda

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, but food really took a hit. Crab cakes were horrendous. Might be lump on menu but overcooked, meat was more like claw and shredded and burnt. The lobster bisque was well below par on flavor balance and any type of lobster pieces it used to have. Main entree (pork chop w grits) was good and cooked to proper temp. The service was great and we made sure she knew it was not her fault. We have all been here many many times but the food was completely off tonight.

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  24. RobinH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First off service was excellent, the food was not. They were out of prime rib so my wife and I on our anniversary had to order ribeye, service apologized for this, we get the ribeye, no flavor and it was tough, hard to cut, im not even sure it was ribeye. $179 bill and was a terrible meal. Would not recommend this place to my worst enemy.

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  25. Slim

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere, service was good. Drinks were ok, not great. we had a wedge salad and lobster bisque which were both ok. My wife's steak was cooked very well, but she commented that it had no flavor and added salt with almost every bite. I had the beef short rib stroganoff. There was plenty of food, the meat was cooked well and was very tender, but had zero flavor. I rarely look for salt but salted my dish several times during the meal. The meal was overpriced for the quality of the total meal we experienced.

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  26. RyanR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Rib eye steak was delicious and enjoyed being able to order sides separate

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  27. AmyP

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Diamond Jo gave me a $100 gift for my birthday. It was our anniversary, he had bacon wrapped shrimp which was okay, not alot of taste to the shrimp, I had the Thai seafood plate, again the shrimp taste was not there, like it had been frozen too many times. The scallops in the dish were good. The noodles that came with the entree were over abundant and the sauce on both on our meals was not to our liking, about 1 1/2 cups of noodles to 4 pieces of seafood, 3 cups of noodles left on our plates. The server was very friendly.

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  28. JanetM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was exceptional and our food was out of this world delicious!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!! Great service! Potatoes where not the hottest dirty garlic but the flavor was great!

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  30. LaNishaC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved everything else, but my pasta was overcooked.

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  31. SarahS

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we've had! Everything was delicious from start to finish, including the house made truffles for dessert. We had steak and the quality of the meat was fantastic. Service is attentive and friendly, and ambiance can't be beat!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very disappointing for the price point. However, the wine was exquisite. Our server was nice enough but not very attentive. She became very friendly when delivering the bill and complimenting my wife’s Chanel wallet. Overall, would not revisit and cannot recommend.

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  33. RachelP

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the service was amazing. Unfortunately you were out of prime rib

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  34. JamesD

    Des Moines

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cortlynn was our wonderful Service Person. The Food was great as usual. Even Adam (The Big Boss Manager) greeted us and visited with us for a few moments. They had our bottle of Frank Family Chardonnay on ice, well before we entered the Restaurant. Another Special Occasion at the Woodfire Restaurant. See you soon, again. Jim and Lois Dillon

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  35. Twa89

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We drove 3 hours to have the best prime rib ever. Always a perfect dinner there.

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  36. Turk

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated promptly when we arrived. Hostess knew we were celebrating our anniversary and our table was set ready for us. Danny our server greeted us and also congratulating us on our anniversary. He was attentive to our needs but not overbearing. Food and drinks were excellent. Time between courses was relaxed. We received a free dessert for our anniversary. All in all a very nice dinner experience.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, excellent service. Venue starting to look tired.

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  38. Lovenewrestaurants1

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on a busy Friday night. We had reservations. I ordered an Apple Old Fashioned, very good. Then I had the chopped salad with an Asian chicken dish. This was very tasty. The entree had some red pepper flakes but not too many. (I am not fond of spicy dishes). My husband had their yummy lobster bisque with salmon. He would recommend that. Service was great as always. We would recommend to anyone looking for elegant dining.

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  39. KyleS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jamie our waitress was amazing! The food was amazing! Outstanding place as always!

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  40. Jill

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Woodfire never disappoints. Our server, Michelle was phenomenal. Very attentive, kind and funny. The food was impeccable. We live an hour away, and this is our go-to place for our special occasions. p.s. I would love the recipe for your brown butter cake. It’s heaven

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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 4.5 stars by 1020 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 2 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–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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