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Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood

180 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (9)
  • Good for a Date (5)
  • Casual (4)
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(641) 323-7821
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Wheelerwood Rd.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 180 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brother (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always enjoy this fare. special occasion, and a chance to share with a loved one was just what I had in mind. Hostess and waitperson were very helpful and had smiles from the minute we walked in. I had the fish and my guest had the steak both were done o.k. and had the flavor and sides we expected.
I think the staff should review the reasons for seating guests. With many open tables, others were escorted to my neighboring table so we had to listen to others conversations and have ours interupted. I think this is done for the convenience of the wait staff and keep all in a not so cozy group, so they need less help and not so far to walk. with the prices I feel I pay for some quiet time as well. All in all, I will be back and enjoy the clean tables and rooms.

BarbaraandDaveR (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It's our annual visit for Valentine's Day (early). Great food, quiet table, lovely service!

WINE1234 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Disappointed on how we received our food in shifts. Then one of us did not even get our steak would be couple minutes. Then the waitress came back and said she was so sorry it would be 10 MINUTES !! Really was not her fault but that's just not right. So told her just to forget the steak as the rest of us were pretty much done eating. Walleye was just not good at all. Just pretty dissatisfied. Will be awhile before we will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

WoodFire Grille Diamond Jo Northwood is by far the best overall dining experience in Northern Iowa. Be prepared for a enjoyable evening.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Will definitely return. Very good food and service!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice place. Mediocre service. Food was just OK nothing special, especially after getting the bill. Not planning to return anytime soon

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Steak was cooked perfectly, service was promp & polite

Kaye (Des Moines)
1.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We came to the casino to celebrate a birthday. We had heard good reviews about the restaurant so made reservations on line. Everything was great until we waited and waited and waited for each course. It look at least a 1/2 hour between our drinks arriving and our soup or salad. We then waited and finally received our bread basket, which was never refilled. We had to ask about our main course and it finally arrived after 1 and 1/2 hours. After 2 hours we finally said no thanks to dessert. We were going to be comped two desserts because of our wait, but that even took too long. While the food was excellent the wait was ridiculous. The restaurant was not packed and there were only 4 of us.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

First, let me say this is a restaurant in a casino, in Iowa. It is NOT fit for foodies. We were in Albert Lea MN for a memorial service and sought out this restaurant to avoid the other options which were all either fast food, convenience stores listed as restaurants?? or very sketchy looking. When we arrived, I was surprised that we could only access the restaurant from inside the casino. There was no exterior entrance. Given that casinos still allow smoking, this was an immediate turn off. The restaurant itself is nice, clean and staffed with friendly people. The menu is kind of what you’d expect. Steaks, seafood and a la carte sides. The French onion soup, which is a sort of thermometer for me, was edible but not great. Quite on the sweet side. My caprese salad came out immediately following my soup and I sent it back. It turns out, they simply put it in fridge. Once I was ready for it, she brought it back and the plate was ice cold and had started to sweat. The mozzarella was now too cold and had morphed to a strange, gritty texture. The tomatoes looked like Roma’s, and unripe ones at that. Worst yet, there was a strange, leafy, dressed salad (not garnish) in the middle which amounted to more food than the caprese. My scallops, shrimp and polenta were good but pan seared in exactly the same seasonings and the shrimp were VERY done. My husbands ribs were bland and quite the opposite portion size of my meal. Overall, it’s a casino restaurant trying to be way more than it is. There’s no quality ingredients here and I doubt the idea of farm to table is known. The patrons here are your typical, small town casino gamblers who probably wouldn’t know a quality cut of beef from roadkill. So, lower your expectations. That sounds harsh, but I’m only trying to paint a valid portrait of the caliber of the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

The service was great, our waitress knew exactly the to keep our experience on track and yet let us enjoy our conversation. The food was ok , large portions , too large about half as much or less price would bring us back more often, we can't afford the return very often.