Restaurant Week is a 10-day long celebration of the culinary scene in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, and surrounding areas.
Participating restaurants offer guests a prix fixe menu for lunch, dinner, or both!
We hope that you’ll find your new favorite restaurant during Restaurant Week and encourage you to visit as many restaurants as you can.

Restaurants will continue to be added.
Check back for official Restaurant Week menus in early February.

Interested in getting your restaurant involved? Contact Monica.

Participating Restaurants

Restaurant Week Events

Think Iowa City Foodie Festival

Saturday, February 15, 2020
6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Join us for the inaugural Think Iowa City Foodie Festival! This event will promote the local food scene giving our talented chefs an opportunity to shine as we celebrate the abundance of local eateries in the Iowa City area. This is a tasting event with small bites, wine, and a full bar for attendees to enjoy. Tickets will go on sale January 6th. Check back for more details!

Corridor’s Bartender Brawl

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Cedar Ridge Distillery
1441 Marak Road | Swisher

In celebration of Foodie February, Cedar Ridge teamed up with Think Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Tourism to announce The Corridor’s Inaugural Bartender Brawl on Tuesday, February 25th from 6-10 PM. Bartenders from each end of the Corridor (Cedar Rapids vs. Iowa City) will compete in the middle for People’s Choice, Distiller’s Choice and The Corridor’s Champion.

Attendees will receive a welcome cocktail upon arrival, complimentary appetizers, samples of each bartender’s creation, and a commemorative glass. Analog Vault will be spinning 45’s all evening until the awards ceremony. In addition to serving up their best creations, each bartender will perform an onstage demo, explaining their methodology, and how to make their cocktail at home. Space is limited. Tickets are $40, and available online at www.crdistillery.com.

Top Chef: Downtown

Monday, February 24, 2020
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Graduate Hotel

This Iowa City Downtown District event showcases Downtown and Northside Marketplace restaurants as they prepare signature dishes from some of the area’s favorite restaurants, while area mixologists craft exquisite cocktails. The title “Top Chef” is awarded by a panel of culinary experts and all guests can weigh in to determine the People’s Choice winner. Tickets will be available for purchase on January 6, 2020 at 12:00am.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Restaurant Week?

Restaurant Week is a 10-day long celebration of the culinary scene in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, and surrounding areas. Participating restaurants offer guests a prix fixe menu for lunch, dinner, or both! We hope that you’ll find your new favorite restaurant or dish during Restaurant Week and encourage you to visit as many restaurants as you can.

What is the Restaurant Passport and how do I participate?

The Restaurant Passport is a drawing where one lucky winner will receive a huge grand prize – participating restaurants have donated gift cards and you’ll win them all! All you have to do is attend the Foodie Festival and dine out at three or more of the participating restaurants during Restaurant Week February 15 – February 24, 2020 and have the restaurant sign off on your passport each time. Completed passports should be turned in to the Think Iowa City office (900 1st Avenue/Hayden Fry Way, Coralville) by February 28, 2020 to be eligible to win. The winner will be announced the week of March 6, 2020.

Where can I get a Restaurant Passport?

Passports can be picked up at Think Iowa City Office (900 1st Avenue/Hayden Fry Way, Coralville) the week of February 10th, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm or at the Foodie Festival on February 15th. (Remember – to be eligible to win you must dine out at three or more restaurants and attend the Foodie Festival.) 

Is the Restaurant Passport free?

Yes. All you have to do is purchase tickets for Foodie Fest.

Help! I lost my Restaurant Passport!

Don’t panic! We can replace your passport at the Think Iowa City office. Just bring in a copy of your receipts so we can verify your participation.