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.
It's our annual visit for Valentine's Day (early). Great food, quiet table, lovely service!
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.
WoodFire Grille Diamond Jo Northwood is by far the best overall dining experience in Northern Iowa. Be prepared for a enjoyable evening.
Will definitely return. Very good food and service!
Nice place. Mediocre service. Food was just OK nothing special, especially after getting the bill. Not planning to return anytime soon
Steak was cooked perfectly, service was promp & polite
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.
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.
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.
Jeri is great. Very friendly and helpful. Remembered us from our last trip.
There was absolutely no waiting with a reservation. The wait staff was very prompt and friendly. There are plenty of food choices and specials. The food was good and served promptly. Their french onion soup was excellent.
Not bad for a restaurant in a casino, and once you are inside you can forget what's around you. Entres lean heavily to steak, but fish special was excellent the night we were there. Drink selections were somewhat limited (e.g., no tap beer available).
Not very good. High prices for what I thought was low quality. Food was cold (especially the beans and ribs). Appetizers not very good- crab dip tasted very fishy. Flatbread very boring, not much flavor. The king crab itself was of very low quality. Butter that came with was tasteless. My husbands prime rib was overdone and very small, thin cut. For the price they charge I thought it was a terrible value. Not busy at all at 7pm on a Saturday and now I know why. Would not recommend or return. We did like the wine and nice pours so that was one highlight.
The food you get is delicious but be prepared to payout, $65 for 2 people! Meals, Salads, and drinks.
Food was fantastic! Would recommend to anyone! Steaks were melt in your mouth and the baked potatoes were the size of small footballs! Walleye was as big as the plate and just as scrumptious. Wonderful atmosphere, calm and relaxing. Could easily visit with friends.
The Dining experience was nice. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was outstanding. The only issue I had was with my waitress.
The waitress didn't know the difference between a flat iron and a sirloin.
She was beyond slow, the service was below par. The couple next to us complained as well.
You can expect to wait roughly an hour before you receive a meal that takes 10 minutes max to cook.
For a meal for 2, you should expect to pay $+100
That is horrible considering the service. I will try again, but I won't have such high expectations next time.
I was very disappointed in our dinner! I have been here several times before. It was great and I highly recommended it. I will not go back or recommend it again for that kind of a meal. I was embarrassed that I had taken guests to eat there. Something has changed for the worse! The grilled Prime Rib was horrible as it was not even close to Prime Rib. The Prime Rib had been fantastic last time I was there. I understand Ala Cart but it came as a thin slab of meat on a white plate. It was not appealing from the start and tasted nothing like Prime Rib. Yes the menu did say, "grilled Prime Rib" but it is very misleading. The piece of meat was not high quality. I can not believe others who think they are ordering Prime Rib wouldn't have our same reaction. The side dishes; potatoes, mushrooms, lobster mac & cheese were ok but not nearly the quality preparation as in the past. Portion size of side dishes were smaller but similar price to the past and nothing special like they had been. I do not mind paying high prices for quality food. Now grilled, questionable cuts of meat, new or poor chef to save money?? This meal was not worth the money and not what we expected at all. I am sad if this is the kind of restaurant Corporate wants to promote in this Casino. In my opinion, previously it had been an outstanding restaurant in North Iowa. This is no longer the case. I will say our server Clara was great!
Previously had nearly a dozen perfect meals here but this one was awful, from the service to the food.
Very nice experience. Food was very good. Service was good.
I've ate at restaurants from around the country and this experience was one of the top five worst I've ever experienced. Came here for my first year anniversary and was expecting to pay for great food, however this was not the case. Waiters are wear t-shirts but the dress appeal is supposed to be smart casual. Food was as bland as it could be for a $36 steak, potatoes, and mushrooms. Steak was burnt along with the asparagus. Best part was the appetizer. Avoid this place at all costs, definitely not worth the $120+.
Love this restaurant, ajwdys good service and excellent food.
They changed the menu and we miss a few things!! More expensive now too
The food was excellent. Our server, Clara, is the best!
We went for an expensive special birthday date-night meal and we they only fulfilled the expensive portion. We had the crab dip starter: the bread was great, but while the dip was tasty it was very oily. For the entrée my husband had a 10 oz prime rib, the house salad and glazed carrots. The steak was partially overcooked, partially undercooked and had little flavor. The carrots were undercooked. The 7 dollar salad was fine, but who can really screw that up? I had the house WFG burger specialty. The meat had good flavor, but the patties were too small for the bun and the curry aioli tasted pretty much like mayonnaise out of a jar. The garlic French fries were crisp, but the garlic taste was minimal. I've had better garlic fries at Red Robin. Ambiance and waitstaff was excellent, but overall a disappointing meal.
The food was good but was a little pricey for what we had. Prime Rib portion was very small but good.
Salad and shrimp very good. Service was excellent.
Very good, waitstaff are wonderful, food wonderful, reasonably priced..
We were surprised by getting the VIP table/menu! Had a delicious 4 course meal on the house! Delicious food, friendly staff = perfect date.
Excellent food and atmosphere. Very friendly & efficient waitress. Only surprise was that they were out of several items by 9:15 on a Saturday night. But otherwise everything was great.
Nice quiet place food was great bugar was delish and very delish