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Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Dubuque

4.6
518 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(563) 690-4755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Nelson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Street
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
What 518 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The avocado rolls are to die for. My steak was delicious as usual. Great, lively atmosphere. Katie was a great server, and Chef Jonathan came out to say hello. The perfect date night!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best meal we have had in a long time. Will definitely be back. I had the bone in ribye. Was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One othe best meals I've had 'out' in some time. It was all good from...Reserving to Server's welcome to the F & B. My compliments.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

By far the best dinning destination within 50 miles of Dubuque

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Not sure what "value" is supposed to be. Does it related to the cost of the meal? If so, we feel the food was very good but pricey. Main entrees should at least include a choice of two sides. We were fortunate to have our host, Todd Peil, comp part of the cost of our meal. Bar service was a bit slow but our waitress was very friendly and did her best to accommodate us.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server was attentive and personable. The wine list was outstanding, and the food was excellent. We will definitely eat there again when in town.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Very good food with stellar service. The atmosphere is warm and cozy with the numerous fireplaces. Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

One of our favorites. Prime rib is excellent! Sides are big enough to share. Molten chocolate cake is great

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I liked the staff and the restaurant itself very much. I just thought the food was incredibly over priced. I ordered prime rib because it usually has less fat than steak, but over half my cut of prime rib was fat. I got the queen cut which was 10oz and at other restaurants a queen cut is actually 16oz. It was good, just not worth the price. I probably won’t come back, but the staff is excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The online reservation system was easy to use. We were seated immediately atour reservation time at a lovely booth by the fire. The food was prepared exactly as ordered, wine list was extensive, and service perfect!
All in all, a wonderful dining experience!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My best friend and I have birthdays in February and as soon as we can we get together for a meal out. We both choose Woodfire. We love the crab cakes, scallops & au gratin potatoes. All were excellent .

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food. Ambiance. Services. All greart. My favorite place to dine in Dubuque. Only bad thing is that I always lose in the casino

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was fantastic from the apps to dessert! Fire places were beautiful to look at and created a nice atmosphere

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We drive every year to the Woodfire grill (we live about 90 minutes away) because we love it so much. This year we had a really rough experience with the cooking of my steak. The server brought out a steak that should have been done medium well and it was (at best) medium rare (and that was a stretch). I asked for a steak that was medium well so they took the steak back. I fully expected that a new steak would be prepared at a restaurant of this caliber. I was then brought out the same steak (as I had cut into it), that was still not done to my liking, it didn't appear to be cooked much more thoroughly. However, at this point, the manager addressed my concerns and offered a different steak. They comped my steak and offered a round of beverages while we waited. They handled the experience wonderfully and the server was very attentive through the entire situation. I think it was probably an inexperienced chef as we have never had an issue before. I would highly recommend going as the food is amazing. One rough experience will not deter as service was still excellent and the wrongs were made right. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

All I can say is WOW!!! Best prime rib we have had!!! My baked potato was huge and just delicious!! The bartender was so helpful when we told him we had never been there before. He put our appetizer order in so it was at our table shortly after being seated. Our waitresses were absolutely amazing. We will be going back. Thank you for a great experience and for your friendliness ♡
John and Angella Olson

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and time once again at the Woodfire Grille. It is a perfect place to go for a special occasion or just a get-together with family or friends. I have tried several different entree’s and all were delicious. We have recommended Woodfire Grille to friends and family

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We had a great waitress friday Feb 16 530 pm cute young blond girl forgot her name one of the best I ever had table in front of fireplace center of room past wine racks toward back. Excellent job. Food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our Valentine's dinner at Woodfire :-)

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a wonderful night, Kelsey was a fantastic waitress, she anticipated what we needed. Food was great and was given a red rose when we were finished. Nice ending to our meal!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had such an amazing experience. The booths next to the window had beautiful romantic flames, the food was excellent, and we event split a complimentary birthday dessert.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great! Service was very prompt. Clean facility and restrooms, good lighting, would go more often if it wasn't so pricey, otherwise very happy!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Sat at the bar.
Enjoyed a delicious bone in Ribeye

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Avocado appetizers were excellent. I had lobster bisque soup and my husband had French onion - both were very good. I had a filet he had pork tenderloins. Both were cooked to perfection. The individual fireplaces for the booths are so nice. Our server Lisa was so wonderful - she really made our 20-year anniversary very special.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and food! Our waitress Michelle was great!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This is an upscale dining establishment that is true to it's character. Have you ever found yourself at a recommended, expensive restaurant that is missing some key element that just makes the experience not worth the price? Not the case at Woodfire Grille where they have managed to perfect it all. The ambiance is beautiful but not over the top and is comfortable for single couples and large groups alike. The wine list is extensive and impressive, the menu is both comforting and eclectic and the food was just down right delicious.
Our server was Lisa, what a gem. Jessica was on hand to recommend a bottle of wine to compliment our meal and her choice was spot on. These two ladies were friendly, happy to be there and very knowledgeable. Their enthusiasm was certainly a huge factor in our extremely positive dining experience.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We typically really enjoy our dining experience here. But this time the food was off. My beef tenderloin was medium well when I asked for medium. My wife's pasta dish was lacking any taste compared to other times she has ordered the same dish.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy eating at woodfire the food and service are wonderful.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Too expensive for the amount of food. Too limited of a menu. Won’t go again

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Wine list has changed. Few French wines, which is a disappointment. Woodfire was virtually the only local restaurant that offered fine French wines. Otherwise, the food, ambience, and service are top rate.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We love Woodfire Grill and it is one of our favorite special occasion spots in Dubuque. We were a bit disappointed that there was no recognition/complimentary dessert, as we had stated on our reservation this was a birthday celebration. Other guests at nearby tables appeared to also be celebrating, and received candlelit dessert. That is the only complaint.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Ordered a burger and asked for med and got rare, the fries had to much seasoning , other then that we have always got a great meal.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Delicious food, great atmosphere, and excellent service!!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 16, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 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>

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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