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Taste On Melrose
1006 Melrose Ave
Iowa City, IA
3.8/5 with 39 votes
15 User Reviews & Comments
May 12, 2009
This restaurant is a pleasant surprise and a heavenly walk as it is close to both residences and the hospital. Everything I tasted was fantastic and I am looking forward to returning. I was proud of yet another little Iowa City restaurant. I was thoroughly impressed by the sandwich and salad I ordered. I would not call this restaurant a five course meal kind of place but it certainly beats the normal lunch stop!!!
May 1, 2009
My husband & I were very disappointed to be served the ends of the pork loin. It was dry & the pretty good polenta & spinach sald couldn‘t make up for it. We can‘t recommend the restaurant anymore.
March 9, 2009
Flavors were as tired as the evergreen garlands still hanging on the facade.
November 4, 2008
Taste is the place we always find ourselves when we go "fine dining." The atmosphere is cozy and charming. The service is alway top-knotch. The menu set up is conceptually smart offering diners half or full portions allowing you to try a variety of what they offer. You‘ll want to try it all. Can‘t beat the crab cakes! A completely delightful dining experience! BRAVO!
October 15, 2008
Went with 3 other ladies for a birthday lunch. Food was nice but the server was terrible. Any server who sees 4 ladies walk in for lunch should know there will be separate checks. She lumped the entire amount together and didn‘t even price out each meal on the ticket. When we told her we were paying separately she told us that Taste on Melrose does not do separate checks. She was annoyed that one of us paid with a debit card and the other 3 paid with cash.
Needless to say although the food is good, none of us will be going back.
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March 4, 2008
Best homemade pasta I‘ve ever had in my entire life! Great service, atmosphere is awesome - dim light, relaxing, cozy - original food....there is a uniqueness about this place, you just have to try it!
February 23, 2008
Best chocolate fondu in Southeast Iowa. Hands down the best butter and bread in the area. Silent and sophisticated service in a quite atmostphere that is sure to be remembered. Generally offer a fun tasting menu to compliment their unique regular menu. Get the crab cakes app. move onto the niman ranch pork chop and finish with fondu, you can‘t fail.
February 20, 2008
Service was very good, and I don‘t say this lightly...I had the most PERFECT ribeye of my life. Outstanding food. Nice atmosphere. Great value with portions, quality of food, and prices.
February 20, 2008
Wonderful service every time I‘ve been there.
Food is generally very good or better. Not haute cuisine, but not meat and potatoes. The food almost always makes sense to me - creative without being bizarre (to my palate). Interesting, and well prepared and presented. Good sized portions, and not any more expensive than some of the mediocre places down town.
Good wine list, some nice beers.
Some tables are better than others, but there are a few good tables for two on a first date.
Save room for dessert - it‘s actually worth it here.
February 2, 2008
I went there with a couple business associates of mine. The food was just under par for a "fine" dining experience. The female server, who we believe was either also the manager or owner was probably one of the worst servers we have had in a place like this. She was offensive and non attentive. Our table facing the cinderblock wall was not appealing either!
October 29, 2007
The food is incredible !!! The atmosphere is great ! The service is exceptional ! Hat‘s off to the owner !
I truly believe it is the best restaurant to dine at in the Iowa City area
September 28, 2006
Always my favorite!!!
June 9, 2006
food is superp, atmosphere is wonderful, low lit lights, very romantic, the servers are very friendly and competent, every aspect of my experiences there have been very rememerable.
May 8, 2006
Food was fantastic
April 19, 2006
atmosphere is great.... casual,
mellow, low light, simply well done.
food is terrific, no fast food here. all prepared fresh. flavors
lilly wine is devine.
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