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Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood

4.6
4.6
504 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Prepare to discover a whole new world of delicious tastes in a cozy, fireside atmosphere. Woodfire Grille has the style and warmth that make it perfect for an evening with friends or an intimate dinner for two. Enjoy cedar-planked salmon, juicy cuts of beef, flavorful pasta and other signature entrées. Pair your meal with the perfect wine from our extensive list. Our classic desserts will earn raves, and are a “must” at the end of a fine meal

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (641) 323-7821

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Northwood

  • Cross street

    Wheelerwood Rd.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 504 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Romantic

  • Iowa

    Steak

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  1. MA

    MarleneA

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the Woodfire. Awesome staff and food was excellent. Well done Woodfire!!
  2. JO

    JennyO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very busy night and guessing not enough staff. Food was not hot and waitress was stretched thin and not as attentive as wished.
  3. DF

    DaveF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent but I wish they would add king crab legs back on the menu and have butter warmers For the lobster
  4. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It was ok. They didn’t have a drink menu. My chicken was VERY overly cooked, ended up not eating it. The ribeyes were not great. Margaritas and French onion soup was good
  5. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service. Steak was tough but doubt it was to the fault of the chef. Sides were good. Great service.
  6. GC

    GregC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the Midwest
  7. WM

    WandaM

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Need to bring back the shrimp quezo as appetizer please
  8. WL

    WinfredL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 8th Wedding Anniversary there this past Saturday 10/22/2022!. A WONDERFUL engaged couple paid for our MEAL AND CHEESECSKE DESSERT!! IF U GUYS READ THIS THANKS AGAIN U TWO ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT LOVING 💑
  9. SH

    ShayH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the prime rib. It took a while to get our food, but it was worth it because it was very tasty.
  10. JS

    JanelleS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Since I’ve been coming to the wood fire Grill the quality has gone down and the choices are so much more limited.
  11. BA

    BradA

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for the quality of food you get. Great dinner after you hit a three team parlay
  12. f

    franklin

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Surprisingly beautiful decor and a very positive experience with good food and an excellent server! We will be back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ShaneK was my server for the second straight week. A very good server, friendly, on top of drink refills and he maintained a nice pace to the meal
  14. BS

    BruceS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Seems like the bartender was not very fast wait staff was very good
  15. AE

    AlwaysEmptyStomach

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Prime Rib.
  16. TT

    ToddT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!!! We tried the Pork-belly as an appetizer…absolutely fantastic!!
  17. TJ

    TJFarmgirl

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Even though I booked through OpenTable, WFG claimed they had no record of it. I promptly showed them my reservation on this app. They seated us immediately. So, no harm, no foul. We were seated in a separate room w a table of six. For the most part, they weren’t overly loud but they definitely dominated the sound in the room. Besides my husband and I at one table and the table of six, there was another table that could seat 1-4 people. It had dirty plates and napkins on it, in which I got to stare at for half the time we were seated. So, for this fact, I had to rate down the ambiance. Took awhile to get our waitress to tend to us. She did bring water with when she did finally come. We decided next time she came, we would need to order our drinks and food at the same time bc no telling how long we would have to wait. She had brought my husband’s beer but not my drink. I had to remind her about mine and she promptly went to the bar and immediately brought it to me. No telling how long it had sat there. It’s obvious the restaurant is understaffed which I can’t understand. At the prices they charge, they shouldn’t have trouble finding people to work. If it wasn’t for the delicious food, we would not bother coming here. My guess is they have a management problem.
  18. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Watched people who we know had reservations 15 minutes later than us. Get waited on and served before us. Our drinks didn’t come until our salads
  19. NK

    NadineK

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the full rack of blackberry bbq ribs. Meat practically falls off the bone.
  20. MI

    MICHAELB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wife and I were planning an RV trip and needed a place to overnight. We made reservations ahead of time. We were seated promptly and the waitstaff were prompt in taking our drink and appetizer orders. The main course was served as ordered and the portion size was perfect for a couple. The restaurant was quiet and allowed us to have a conversation without raising our voices. We ordered a desert and enjoyed everything about it. We felt the overall price of the dinner was in line with other restaurants we’ve been dining at recently. We would recommend this restaurant and plan on returning if we are traveling through in the future.
  21. NK

    NadineK

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I've ever eaten here is absolutely fabulous
  22. P

    Parrotheadrick

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I made reservations at the Woodfire Grille for a birthday. In the special request portion I requested a booth and a particular server. When we arrived the Host was clueless. He had no idea that I had requested a booth, a particular server or the occasion we were celebrating and beyond that, he didn'treally seem to care. The host was unkept meaning his hair looked like it hadn't been combed, his uniform shirt was wrinkled beyond daily wear and was wearing what appeared to be dirty black jeans. Not the impression from any Host at the Woodfire I have ever experienced in all the years we have been dining there. The food was excellent as it always is! Service was provided by a new server who seemed she hadn't found her routine yet but she was very polite and attentive. She did a good job!
  23. SB

    SlaterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service. Great atmosphere and excellent value.
  24. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Yes it was good. Prime rib could have been just a little better, service was good. Yes I would recommend to others. Thank you!
  25. BK

    BrianK

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Service was top notch and everyone was friendly!
  26. RM

    RickM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mylissa was great!!! Fantastic meal and service!!
  27. SJ

    SharonJ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service! Always love sitting at the bar with Jeri! Loved the food!
  28. T

    Texine

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slow service, this may have been the kitchen but I did have to find our waiter to get our check Food was mediocre. Caesar salad and asparagus were the best thing on the menu
  29. TS

    TinaS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was good, and the restaurant was very nice
  30. MS

    MarionS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clara was our waitress and gave us a really awesome experience!! We will definitely be back! The food was amazing!! Me and my husband haven't had a date night in so long!! I'm glad we chose there!
  31. WM

    WandaM

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Steak needs to include salad and potato instead of a la carte. Also bring back the appetizer shrimp queso
  32. Q

    Queen

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lobster was almost the best I have ever had. The salads fresh. I cannot say one bad thing about the meal or service. Thank you very much for making my birthday wonderful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  34. BM

    BobM

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious. Most tender steak I have ever had . Most times when we come to Woodfire Grill we order the share the filet.
  35. KH

    KellyHW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo Northwoods is a hidden gem! Treat yourself to a fine dining experience in a cozy setting and make your reservation today! You won’t be disappointed!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday get together
  37. AE

    AlwaysEmptyStomach

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu, new prices most items $2 more. Meals are always good portion and delicious but they need to get rid of that stinky bread they have. This time the crust was about a quarter inch think very similar to trying to eat a crouton. I also recommend getting honey butter with the new bread.
  38. MA

    MarleneA

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were seated promptly next to the fire in the wall. A nice looking place to sit but it was warm next to it. I’m not sure if something was wrong the the air conditioning unit but everything inside the restaurant felt a little humid and damp. The chairs need to be replaced. They are old and uncomfortable. We ordered salads that took a while to get. The salad for $10 was a little overpriced in my opinion. There wasn’t much to this. The menu says romaine but it looked more like shredded ice burg lettuce. The flavors were bland I wouldn’t order the Wood fire chop salad again. Our server did well to take care of us. She was attentive and got our orders correct. We only ordered waters during this occasion but she never let a water glass go dry. Three of us ordered steaks. One ribeye, one filet, and I had the NY strip. All of us ordered medium rare for temperature and all of us thought our steaks were over cooked. Still very tasty but my steak was definitely medium and the filet was clearly medium well-well. We did not mention to the server that they were over done and we all finished our steaks. The fourth in our party had the Philly sandwich with fries which was delicious. I snuck a little taste of this as my friend was raving about joe hood it was. 1 too many slices of cheese on the top for my liking but certainly a nice flavor mix of beef onion peppers and mushrooms. We ordered four sides to share. This was the most disappointing part of the meal. The asparagus was hard and undercooked. Not much for seasoning to mention here. The seasonal vegetable was a broccoli drenched in what tasted like too much lemon. None of us enjoyed it or had more than one bite. The augratin potato’s tasted like they were prepped the day or days before they were fired in the oven. The spinach was only ok. Our meal came to $200 and we had enough comp to cover. We tipped $80 not for the food but for service. Wouldn’t return without comp.
  40. S

    Sewsuesew

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We ordered flatbread to start off. It arrived late and we got our entree right after. I ordered twin lobster tails. One was cooked fine the other was a little undercooked. They were definitely not worth the $60 I paid for them. My husband got the pork tenderloin which he said was just OK. We hsve been there numerous times before and the quality is going down. Sad.

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    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (641) 323-7821.

Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood is rated 4.6 stars by 504 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 4 times today
Google Map for Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood

777 Diamond Jo Lane, Northwood, IA 50459

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wheelerwood Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Northwood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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