Woodfire Grille at Diamond Jo - Northwood

4.4
316 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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Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 316 people are saying
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KaraP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon was incredible! I will be back to have that steak again!

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CjSat
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best New York Strip. Waitress was attentive, ambiance was excellent. Lovely experience

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent reservations were made easily through table top also had to change reservations due to another party joining no problem everything worked out great.

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FRANKM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience here. The waitress did a great job....the food was perfect. We plan to go back.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Restaurant was not horribly busy, and we ended up waiting at least 30 minutes just for drinks. Waitress was very disorganized. Food came after an hour and a half. Was worth the wait!!! Food was amazing, definitely recommend the sticky ribs!!!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We waited awhile before waitress came, then waited some more for our drinks to come.
We did a lot of waiting and food was ok but not worth the money it costs us. We actually ate Burger King two hours later because we were still hungry :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was very slow, but when we ordered, we ordered Prime Rib -Rare with side of fries and a pasta. After 20 minutes of waiting, the server tells us, there is only Medium Prime left, so we cancelled that meal and got soup. Minutes later , as expected , the pasta was already done and waiting for our new order. That came out dry and they brought soup and soggy fries (which we canceled) soup was flavorless, and we got charged for Fries we canceled. Terrible experience, will not return.

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BrooklynH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The smoked Mac and cheese with pulled pork was amazing! It takes about 45 minutes to bake, but they will let you know that before your order is complete.

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Nici
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. Clara provided exceptional service. We most definitely will recommend this restaurant and we will definitely visit again.

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was awesome. Service great. Will be back for sure!

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Mons
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The atmosphere is great! Quiet, comfortable place to dine. Our waitress was very nice but she was busy and did not get back to our table very often. We ordered two sides of au gratin potatoes and they were uneatable. They seemed old, hard and with little cheese. Prices are high so this was unexpected. Everyone ate just the main course which was just ok. The bread basket was very good. The waitress did take the uneaten potatoes off the bill. Next time I would order a lunch item.

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StephanieK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited 15 minutes before flagging someone down to acknowledge that we had been seated. Never received one of the appetizers. Hair was in one of the side salads, filet was rare. Ordered medium. Food took approximately 1 hour and 20 min to get to the table. Our check was $140, I am a server myself and have no problem waiting long and understand that issues happen. But our server had no business working on New Years Eve and clearly had never been trained correctly with the proper steps of service. Everytime our table needed more drinks we were flagging her down. I felt super embarrassed for her actually.

Felt leaving like we could of spent that $140 on something much better.

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lesleyanne
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food & ambiance.

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Opus169
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was good. Slightly overpriced but not bad.

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cinn
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy having dinner at the Woodfire Grill..
Food is always exceptional, service is usually very good..
We feel your prices are in line for a top notch restaurant.

Your presentation could use a lot of help. My husband ordered a filet, done perfect, but it was the only thing on a big white plate. Mashed potatoes came in a side dish, either put the potato on the plate, add a sprig of parsley..Do something to make it more appealing...

We will be back, just a suggestion!!!
Thanks!!!

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our first time at the Woodfire Grille. Loved the atmosphere, restaurant was pretty decorated for Christmas. Our service was a little slow, we couldn't really see all the restaurant from where we were seated to see how busy it really was but they were only seating at every other table. Took her about 15 minutes to first stop and take our drink order and she never did come back to see how our food was after it was served. Took half an hour to get a steak and 3 sides, seemed like a long time. The steak was cooked perfect (medium rare). Ordered the asparagus (got 5 spears - only ok), battered steak fries (not sure where the batter was - but were pretty good) and mashed potatoes (delicious). We'll go back since most of the meal was covered by comps, not sure I would have paid 80$ for the little food and couple cocktails we had.

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TimCarson
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and drinks. Recommend the giant pretzel with spicy mustard and beer cheese.

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dawnc
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Have head ribs many times. Usually very tender fall off the bone. This time ribs were tough didn't fall off the bone as in past

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DanielT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambience was very romantic. Especially with the fire burning. The steak was expensive which is usually fine, but the filet mignon was very salty. It took my breath away. Literally.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The ribeyes were outstanding. Our server was polite and efficient.

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JulieP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always love this restaurant! This particular visit they did have an electric issue so they were behind schedule but otherwise everything went well and the food is always fantastic every visit!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The price is high for the area. The food is okay. The service is hit or miss and this time it was GREAT! Without the COMPS, I probably would have eaten elsewhere.

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ToddW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our 80-year-old mother there for her birthday she had the prime rib my wife had the prime rib and I had the ribs and they were all wonderful especially the cream spinach oh my gosh is that ever wonderful our waitress was right on the money every time we needed her she was right there and it was just peaceful in there with the beautiful fire going in the fireplace I cannot think our VIP host Joe enough I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day thank you again for such a marvelous time

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Bigguy
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Appetizer was excellent, food was not what I expected for $24.00. Long wait between initial drink order to when drinks arrived. Major delay in getting food, was at the restaurant for over 2 hours. My wife and I both ordered the smothered chicken which I can see only taking 15 to 25 minutes at best to prepare, came with mashed potatoes and ordered asparagus. Would not think it should have taken so long to get our meal. Other tables had left and new people were seated well after we were and some of them left before us and others received their food almost right after us.

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SElly
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated early and the waitress was at our table shortly afterwards. She checked back frequently. The food was excellent

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clara was our server and she was very pleasant and efficient. The food was very good. My sister asked for bearnaise sauce and the chef made some for her. The whole dinner was great.

Karen Konop

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vipMarleneA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done. Always enjoy the service and good food at the Woodfire.

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vipdawnc
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good ribs they fall off the bone very good service

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vipdawnc
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best good ribs. Very good service very nice atmosphere

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carlosc
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I had in a really long time. Waitress was pleasant, upbeat and attentive.

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RexYeates
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good prime rib, nice Caesar salad. Friendly service. Accommodating.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Feel the prices don't match the quality of food they are providing

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EricW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, exceptional price cant be beat!

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NadineK
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sister had the ribs so many ribs needed to take some home

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AvaP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful. Love the gas fireplaces on the way in. Everything we had was good quality and the lobster bisque was the best I've had! We liked it so well we went the second night too!

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JeffH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, and good service. Thank you for a great evening!

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ToddW
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the nicest people in the best food we ever had would recommend any time

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere. Just one complaint...please bring back the lobster mac!

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MaggieP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was awesome! Food was amazing! We will be back

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! First time visit and will make the drive to go back. Best prime rib I have ever tasted. Very clean. Spectacular service as well.

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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 4.4 stars by 316 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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