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About Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque

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.

301 Bell St
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
3rd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(563) 690-4755

Website:
http://diamondjo.com/woodfiregrill

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Nelson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Waterfront (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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 (Des Moines)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an excellent steak dinner! The appetizers were excellent also! Can’t beat the atmosphere and the service is superb!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Delicious food, great atmosphere, and excellent service!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant ; they have the best steaks in town, i always get the bone it steak it is amazing, this last time it had kind of a funny taste but was still very enjoyable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Really nice ambiance for a casino restaurant. The food was really good, just pricy. If you order a steak, you're going to have to order your salad or soup separately. It does come with a small amount of vegetable. Good cocktail selection.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a great experience best waiter by far!! Great way to start the new year!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a family dinner on Christmas Eve. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Great wine list as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ecellent food, good atmosphere. Lost points because we had to walk through a smoke screen gauntlet to get into the place. No direct outside entrances were open.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

i brought my new friend here to celebrate his birthday. I have been here in the past and always enjoyed it. It couldnt have been more perfect. the food was delicious, our server was amazing and He treated us SO well. It made the night extra special. We will definitley be back>

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was amazing! Shrimp Cocktail was fantastic, food portions were large, taste was fabulous!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Appetizers were delicious. Chilean sea bass was absolutely wonderful. Saturday’s special of duck was average-a little on the tough side. Nice dessert menu. And the selection of wine was good. Looking forward to a return visit! ( fortunately there was no cigarette smoke from the casino in the restaurant. )

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

Had a great time, Our waiter Dahan was the best, food awesome

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always a special place to celebrate any special occasion or just a romantic dinner with your partner

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awsome food great service

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This was our third visit to Woodfire and we've never been disappointed. The menu variety and quality of food is excellent. The Chefs do an amazing job. The service is always great with attentive service, menu recommendations, and smiles. We always make our reservations through Open Table. It's simple and we've never had any difficulty getting our table. Ambiance is the best in town in our opinion with the dining room surrounded by several gas fireplaces. It's one of the most expensive restaurants in the area, but for us it's always well worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had an excellent meal for my wife's birthday. Thanks to Dahan and John for doing a great job.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Way overpriced! The signature rib eye shouldn't even be on the menu. It's definitely not a $49 steak!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and service! The crab cakes are some of the best I've had! Awesome place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The elegant but casual dining room, the steaks were the best we've ever eaten and fabulous service made it a memorable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Whenever we visit Dubuque we always save a night for dinner here. Everything excellent and reasonable. Our server Kylie was very attentive, and when my wife asked to change the preparation of one dish she encouraged her request.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Incredible steak, excellent service, great atmosphere

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

To pricey for normal people....food was good, but isn't worth the money...atmosphete nice...wouldn't pay $39 for a steak if I won 500 million $ lottery..
WON'T go back....one time deal...maybe if I won 600 milli9n $ lottery🙃

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good variety of entree menu items, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, cocktails, wines and desserts. Very good service and beautiful dining room. Easy to have conversation with dining companions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was too oily and made us sick the next day. We ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp in angel hair pasta and both dishes were sitting in a pool of orange oil.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The place is well worth the money as well as the hour plus drive.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Friend & I had a lot of catching up to do. Waitress was friendly, always there when we needed her but unobtrusive. Really liked her. Perfectly cooked prime rib but I miss the German Riesling spatlese. Not many wines I like.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our food was okay. I am pretty sure it was ruined by our horrible service. My husband and I go a handful of times a year, always gettinh exceptional service and food. This server left a lot to be desired, and should have been working in the sports bar not a $60/person plate. It isnt anything for the two of us to drop $200.00 in food and drink before tip. We wanted to walk out before our app. It took our server 20 min to bring me a glass of wine, it wasnt crazy busy either.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was great as usual. I am disappointed though that they took the lettuce wedge off the menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was a very nice evening great atmosphere it was the best steak I've ever eaten

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food is always excellent. We have never had a bad meal here. Waitress this time (only), did not provide very good service. A couple of other waitress's jumped in and helped.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Anytime we have team members or vendors I recommend the Woodfire Grille as our first choice for a business meal. The service, food and ambiance is superb and the location is in a great part of Dubuque. I take my wife hear for special occasions as well and we always leave with a smile.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and the service was outstanding. Sarah was our server and was extremely accommodating and tended to our needs quickly, efficiently, and with a friendly and helpful demeanor. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was our deco d time here and boy were things different. Last time we were blown away by the food and have talked about it longingly since so of course we made reservations the next time we were in town. We both ordered the same thing as last time. How can it go from epic to meh? My salmon did not taste right not to mention the Dijon glaze was almost non existent. The other halfs porter house was cooked so uneven and overall over cooked. It was very tough also. Neither of us finished our food and feel like we spent almost 100.00 for food we could have cooked better at home. Trust me, we are not food snobs or foodies and are typically easily pleased food wise. This was not worth the money and we won't be back since we can't afford another barely mediocre meal that pricey.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Visiting friends

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Dinner with my spouse and a few business associates. All 1st time diners at WoodGrille.
Food was great! Service was excellent. Teach your bartender how to make a good Old Fashioned... mine was not good and my guest said the same about his.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This was an excellent experience overall. The bone-in ribeye was amazing. Pricing was excellent. They only charged a $10 corckage fee. Looking at the wine list, it was extensive and priced well, though we brought our own. We noted it was our anniversary and they provided a free dessert. Wonderful, we will dedicatedly go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Celebrating our retirement! Food was great, calamari, lobster bisque, beef Shish kabob, applewood,smoked shrimp. Desert was on the house, which was very thoughtful! Michelle is always our server, and always amazing!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The atmosphere was great but the food was poor. It seemed like all the food came right off the Sysco truck and was just heated in the oven. For the price, I was really disappointed in the low quality of the food.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food was phenominal! We did ask to be moved because it was quite cold where we were originally seated. Our table was set and switched quickly to accommodate us and we had an excellent meal! Lobster bisque was amazing and the sea bass was PERFECT. Our date nights usually involve dinner and a casino so the location couldn't have been better! So glad we found this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The hostess was less than friendly and acted as if she wished that she were somewhere else. However, the waiter was very friendly and accommodating. He was really hustling because of the amount of tables he had to take care of, so because of that service was just ok. The shrimp cocktail appetizer and bisque soup were excellent. The entrees were also very good and done professionally.
We are a tough couple to please as we dine out 3-4 times a week and are fussy. Over all, we were quite pleased and would recommend this restaurant to others, and will return again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance. My go-to for sea bass - always! Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. Love the fires and booth comfort, too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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