2020 Participating Restaurants

Twenty locally owned and operated restaurants have been selected to participate in Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2020 and will be featuring special menus from February 21 - 29.

See all the restaurant menus below and make sure you share your Restaurant Week visits on social media with #CRRestaurantWeek!

30Hop Cedar Rapids

If you’ve joined 30Hop before, you know there’s an unmistakable energy the moment you walk through the doors. The local restaurant has two locations, one in Cedar Rapids at 951 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE and one in Coralville in the Iowa River Landing. 30Hop revels in being unique yet approachable, with constantly rotating craft beers, seasonal menus and an atmosphere that’s about celebrating good times. Their stunning rooftop patio is a can’t-miss experience!

Website: https://30hop.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/30hopCedarRapids/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/30hop/

Restaurant Week Menu

Yaki Carbonara Daily Special $15
noodles, prime rib, shiitake mushrooms, peas, bacon, cream, Parmesan, soy egg, chive, taki sauce

Kalbi Pork Chop Dinner Special $25
five spice parsnip mash, braised bok choy, pickled carrot, shiitake mushroom, sunomono onion, sesame seed, Korean BBQ

Bari Italian

Located in the Kingston Village neighborhood of Downtown Cedar Rapids at 450 First St. SW, Bari Italian was created on the premise of high quality and simplicity. Executive Chef Marcello Florio was born and raised in Pescara, Italy and went to culinary school at Villa Santa Maria in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Chef Florio and his staff create great tasting dishes by putting his distinctive, creative, yet subtle twist to traditional Italian fare. Enjoy the ambiance at Bari Italian, with a modern yet comfortable feel that includes a full bar, impressive wine list and a dining room, cozy lounge and a large private dining room for groups.

Website: http://www.bari-italian.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BariCedarRapids/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baricritalian/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BariItalia

Restaurant Week Menu

Three Course Dinner $25/person

Antipasti (Appetizer) - Choice of One
Traditional Bruschetta
- marinated tomatoes, basil, caper, onion, garlic and balsamic glaze served with crostini bread

Caesar Salad - crispy romaine, seasoned croutons, shaved parmigiano and house-made Caesar dressing

Polpetta - house-made meatballs, creamy polenta and basil tomato sauce

Entrata (Entree) - Choice of One
Spaghetti Bolognese - Traditional Bolognese meat sauce served over Spaghetti noodles

Rigatoni al Forno - Italian Sausage, smoked mozzarella, ricotta and pine nuts tossed in our house-made marinara

Chicken Milanese - Breaded chicken breast, arugula, red onion, mozzarella, shaved pecorino and topped with house-made lemon oil dressing

Dolce (Dessert) - Choice of One

Vanilla Creme Brulee

Strawberry Panna Cotta

Black Sheep Social Club

Black Sheep Social Club is housed in the resurrected, 102 year old Clock House building located at 600 First St SE. The restaurant aspires to create a varied menu of old Midwest favorites with inspired new twists and international influence. The bar has 24 craft beer taps with a focus on regional breweries, an eclectic wine list and a cocktail menu inspired by the kitchen and the garden with nods to the classics. Part of the experience at Black Sheep is the decor, with fire orbs made from steel, a beautiful zinc bar top, hand crafted seating and industrial art work.

Website: www.iamtheblacksheep.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamtheblacksheepcr
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamtheblacksheepcr/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlackSheepSC




Restaurant Week Menu

Seoul Mon Cocktail $9
original soju, St.-Germain, kabosu juice

Smoked Pork Spareribs $18
kung pao glaze, everything peanut dukkha, herb salad, black lime yogurt

Dim Sum Shrimp Toast $15
gulf shrimp, sesame, thai slaw, sweet & sour vinaigrette


Caucho, located in the National Building in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District at 1202 Third St. SE, was opened in January of 2017 by owners Andy and Carrie Schumacher. Inspired by freshly-ground organic masa and the ancient process of nixtamalization, Mexican and Central American flavors dominate the carefully-crafted menu with standout dishes like enchiladas, tamales, chile rellenos and seasonal, street-style tacos. Enthusiastic staff members guide guests through weekly features, vegan and vegetarian options, a tequila and mescal cocktail menu and more.

Website: cauchorestaurant.com

Restaurant Week Menu

3 items, $19

House made organic corn chips with guacamole
with choice of side salsa

Blue corn hauraches topped with pork carnitas
with black beans, mole colaradito, and lime radish slaw

Fried plantains
tossed in pineapple caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill Restaurant

Cobble Hill is located at 219 Second St. SE, with a brick front and inviting windows inspired by the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Husband and wife co-owners Andy and Carrie Schumacher drew inspiration from the New York City borough and brought forth their vision to create a unique dining experience in Cedar Rapids. The menu starts with a belief in a better food system and making authentic connections with guests and offer upscale, elevated dishes made with local ingredients like gnocchi and flat iron steak. Cobble Hill focuses on the entire guest experience, including how a guest feels while spending time at the restaurant.

Website: www.cobblehillrestaurant.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CobbleHillRestaurant/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cobblehillrestaurant/

Restaurant Week Menu

3 Items, $25

Roasted Cauliflower
with toasted almond, Meyer lemon, and Calabrian chile

House Tagliatelle pasta, smoked chicken thigh
with garlic cream and roasted kale

Butter sable cookie

with vanilla-lemon pastry cream and grapefruit sorbet

Fong's Pizza

Fong's Pizza

Fong's Pizza is located at 1006 Third St. SE, nestled in the historic Suchy building in the heart of the Czech Village/New Bohemia District. Asian-inspired decor surrounds diners, and the menu is full of fun Asian-inspired pizzas, appetizers, and sandwiches with gluten free and vegan options. Cedar Rapids' only Tiki bar features, of course, Tiki cocktails and local Iowa beer. The crab rangoon pizza is a favorite and has been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel. Try their '30 minutes or free' weekday lunch guarantee or enjoy one of the best happy hours in town: score a free slice of pizza with every drink!

Website: www.fongspizza.com/cedarrapids
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FongsCR/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fongspizzacedarrapids/

Fongs Pizza Window

Fongs Pizza Interior

Fongs Pizza Exterior

Restaurant Week Menu

Jerk Chicken Pizza

Pickled Pineapple Sriracha Grilled Cheese

Groundswell Cafe

Groundswell Cafe is an initiative of local nonprofit Matthew 25, an organization that focuses on food, housing and education. Groundswell Cafe operates on a pay-it-forward business model, where paying customers can tip or donate money to a fund that pays for people who can’t afford to pay for their meal. Located at 201 Third Avenue SW in the Kingston Village neighborhood of Downtown Cedar Rapids, Groundswell Cafe serves up breakfast and lunch, offering delicious soups, sandwiches and more. The restaurant uses many locally-sourced and organic ingredients to the extent possible, many of which are from Matthew 25’s very own Cultivate Hope Urban Farm.

Website: https://groundswell.hub25.org/cafe/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crgroundswell/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crgroundswell/

Restaurant Week Menu

Breakfast Served 7-11 a.m.
Banana Oat Pancakes $6.50
3 pancakes topped with blueberries, and maple syrup, served with orange slices. Gluten friendly and vegan.

Kolaches $2.50
from International Pastries, served all day

Lunch Served 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Baked Falafel Wrap $9
House-made falafel and baba ganoush spread, served on a whole wheat tortilla, and wrapped with grilled eggplant, bell peppers, and lettuce grown in our own hydroponic system. Served with chips and your choice of side. Vegan.

Specialty Soups $4/cup $6/bowl
West African Peanut and Sweet Potato. Gluten friendly and vegan.
Potato Sausage Leek. Gluten friendly.

Hot Apple Cider $2.50
House-made, served all day

Jimmy Z's

Jimmy Z's is owned and operated by radio and television personality Jaymz Larson. Jaymz created the restaurant as an ode to radio, television and music. Guitars signed by Stryper, Motley Crue, Poison and Pantera line the walls inside the restaurant's location in Downtown Cedar Rapids at 112 Second St. SE. Check out live music on the weekends and sporting events any day on one of the nine big screen TVs. During their Bacon Happy Hour on Wednesdays between 3 and 7 p.m., customers receive two free pieces of bacon with every purchase. And, of course, don't miss their Taco Tuesdays!

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Website: http://jimmyzson2ndstreet.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JimmyZsbar/

Restaurant Week Menu

Street Car Steak Bites $11.49

Jimmy Z's Grilled Tenderloin $10.99

Jimmy Z's Street Pie $5.99

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Lion Bridge Brewing Company first opened its doors in March 2014. Located at 59 16th Ave. SW in a Nationally Registered historic building in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District, the property housed the first supermarket in Cedar Rapids in 1938, Fritz's Food Market. Now the location boasts a nationally recognized brewery! Lion Bridge's rotating 10-15 beers on tap are all made on-site and have garnered Gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival, the largest and most prestigious beer competition in the United States. The menu offers small plate pairings like hummus, pierogies and soft pretzels, to heartier fare like creatively-built burgers, tacos, fried chicken and more.

Website: www.lionbridgebrewing.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lionbridgebrew/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lionbridgebrew/



Restaurant Week Menu

Baked pastry made of a thin, flakey dough and filled with feta and spinach, served with house-made Tzatziki sauce

Quinoa Crusted Shrimp Tacos
Three tacos with Quinoa crusted shrimp, house pico, and house made Baja sauce. On tortillas made by Iowa's own Tortilleria Sonora.

Black Bean Tacos

Three tacos with black beans, house pico, and house salsa (vegan) or Baja sauce (vegetarian). On tortillas made by Iowa's own Tortilleria Sonora.

Spicy Orange & Red Cabbage Brisket Tacos

Three tacos with slow-braised brisket cooked in our beer, house-made Spicy Orange BBQ sauce and Tangy Red Cabbage and Jalapeno slaw. On tortillas made by Iowa's own Tortilleria Sonora.

Chocolate Layer Cake with Cherry Compote
Layered chocolate cake with house-made cherry compote.

Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center

The Longbranch has a long history as a family-owned, western-themed, mid-century supper club restaurant since 1967. Many of the original recipes served at The Longbranch came from family members, friends, and employees. Business was brisk with guests having to wait on many nights up to three hours for a seat. In 1970 an additional dining room was constructed doubling the original seating for dining. Located in Cedar Rapids at 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, the menu includes dishes featuring local ingredients like Iowa beef, craft cocktails, and house made bread pudding. Their specialty is barbecue ribs.

Website: https://thelongbranch.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hustonrogerssteakhouse

Restaurant Week Menu

Brown Sugar Coconut Shrimp
With Pineapple Pico and Drunken Margarita Sauce

Brisket and Grits
With Sherry Maple Reduction and Cured Egg Yolks

Fostered Bananas
With Peanut Butter Whiskey Mousse and Chocolate covered Pork Belly

Lucky's on Sixteenth

Lucky’s on Sixteenth is in the heart of the historic Czech Village/New Bohemia District at 86 16th Avenue NW, and opened their doors in 2016. If you’re looking for delicious breakfast dishes with big portions, Lucky’s is your spot! Also don’t miss the chance to build your own mac and cheese or enjoy one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, chicken and biscuits. It’s always a good day to have a good day at Lucky’s.

Website: https://www.luckyson16th.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuckysCR/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luckyson16th/



Restaurant Week Menu

Frisco Burger served 11 a.m. - kitchen close
Hand made patty, frisco sauce, Swiss cheese, sauteed onions and mushrooms, served on wheat toast. Served with a side of Veggie Mac.

Benedict Flight served 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1 each: Florentine Benedict, Country Benedict, Classic Benedict

Midtown Station

Midtown Station is a family-owned bar and grill in Downtown Cedar Rapids at 715 Second Ave. SE. The restaurant opened in the summer of 2019, and serves a tasty menu all day, and bar snacks at night for people who still need to make it to work on time the next day. Customer favorites include the fresh brussels sprouts served crispy with an Asian sauce, the ahi tuna, Bourbon Burger, and breakfast all day. Enjoy Midtown’s varied, elevated menu, cocktail list and full bar.

Website: https://www.midtownstationcr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midtownstation/


Restaurant Week Menu

Crab Stuffed Walleye $18

with butter, poached potatoes, and a lemon caper sauce

Duck Confit BLT $13
with a mango habanero sauce on a brioche bun & choice of side

Nara Thai Cuisine

NaRa Thai Cuisine

Nara Thai Cuisine is located at 1725 Blairs Ferry Rd. in Marion. Their authentic Thai cuisine hails from several regions of Thailand, primarily Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and everything is made fresh and from scratch, with many ingredients imported from Thailand. Many meals are gluten-free, with lots of vegetarian options. Co-owner and head chef, Natta Tantipanyathep Thomsen was inspired by her mother's street food stand in Thailand. Natta dreamed of her own restaurant and after meeting her husband Ray, opened Nara, combining their names. Nara is known for their crab rangoons - in fact, many have asked to purchase the recipe, one person even wanted to license it for a restaurant in Dallas, but it remains a family secret.

Website: www.narathai.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CuisineNara/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CuisineNara




Restaurant Week Menu

Prix Fixe Lunch Menu $10

Appetizers - Choose 2 pieces, any combination

Crab Rangoon - crab meat, cream cheese, onion, carrot in wonton wrapper

Pot Stickers - ground pork, green cabbage dumpling, fried or steamed

Egg Rolls - crispy vegetables, clear noodle rolls with sweet & sour sauce

Main Course
Choice of protein: chicken, beef, pork, shrimp or tofu

Pad Thai - Rice noodle, egg, green onion, bean sprouts stir-fried in homemade sauce with ground peanut.

Red Curry - Red pepper, green pepper, bamboo shoots and basil leaf.

Thai Fried Rice - Egg, yellow onion, tomato and green onion.

Pad Kee Mao - Wide rice noodle, egg, bell pepper, carrot, basil leaf and green onion stir-fried in spicy brown sauce

Prix Fixe Dinner Menu $24

Appetizers - Choose 3 pieces, any combination
Crab Rangoon - crab meat, cream cheese, onion, carrot in wonton wrapper

Pot Stickers - ground pork, green cabbage dumpling, fried or steamed

Egg Rolls - crispy vegetables, clear noodle rolls with sweet & sour sauce

Main Course

Hamok Talay Seafood
Scallops, shrimp, calamari & mussels in red curry with egg, coconut milk, steamed cabbage and basil

Kaeng Phed Ped Yang
Roasted duck in red curry with pineapple, tomato, basil and red & green pepper

Deluxe Racy Pad Thai
Rice noodle in spicy chili sauce, egg, carrot, bell pepper, basil and green onion. Loaded with extra shrimp and chicken for Restaurant Week

King's Prawns
Jumbo tiger prawns in a homemade sauce over bell peppers & carrots. Spicy and sweet!


Thai Custard
Traditional custard made from egg, coconut milk and cream.

Need Pizza

Need Pizza is located in Downtown Cedar Rapids at 207 Second Ave. SE. Established in 2015 by David Stephan and Robert Wagner, Need offers New Haven style pizza - a unique crust that’s a rarity in Iowa. Need focuses not only on pizza and great customer service, but also on Iowa craft beers, with 30 on tap plus a full bar. With large-portion thin crust pizzas, it is easy to feed a family or cater to large groups either at the restaurant or with delivery. Crowd favorites include the build your own pizza and house-made barbecue sauce. The relaxed environment is comfortable for family, business, and sports, and is late night friendly.

Website: http://www.needcr.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/needpizza/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/needpizzacr/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeedPizzaCR

Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch Special $10
2 Individual 1-topping pizzas and 2 soft drinks. Open - 2 p.m. Daily

Dinner Special $25
2 Cedar Rapids brewed beers and a 2-topping medium pizza. 2 p.m. - Close, Daily

Specials are dine-in only.

Parlor City Pub & Eatery

The Jelinek family is proud to serve up great food, cold drinks and live music at Parlor City Pub & Eatery! This is an enjoyable place to grab breakfast on the weekends, a salad or sandwich for lunch, or relax with friends for dinner and drinks. Favorite dishes include the mozzarella sticks appetizer, buffalo chicken wrap with Frips, a hybrid fry/chip combo, and the Neapolitan pizza with Cajun chicken. Parlor City is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids’ historic Czech Village/New Bohemia District at 1125 Third St SE. Stop in today and enjoy the outdoor patio, craft beer selection and Cedar Rapids memorabilia this local, family owned restaurant has to offer.

Website: http://www.parlorcitypub.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Parlor-City-Pub-Eatery-107388031780/



Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch $10
Sweet Turkey Grilled Cheese
House-smoked Turkey, Gouda, Cranberry on Sourdough

Dinner $15
Smoked Shrimp Pasta
House-smoked Shrimp, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Garlic, Parmesan, Penne

Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan's Bar

Popoli Ristorante

Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan's Bar is housed in the former People's Savings Bank building in Kingston Village at 101 Third Ave. SW, along the Cedar River. Historic attributes of this Louis Sullivan-designed building that was completed in 1912 were preserved in renovations after the 2008 flood. The architecture above the bar features original, restored artwork by Allen E. Philbrick, and you can even dine inside the original bank vault. Since opening in April 2014, Popoli (Italian for “people”) has evolved into a top-notch steakhouse with an award winning wine list, USDA prime beef and fresh seafood.

Website: www.popolicr.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/popolicr/

Restaurant Week Menu

Dinner Menu

Braised Beef Short Ribs
Cocoa braised short ribs | lentils | confit oyster mushrooms | whiskey apricot reduction | toasted pistachio | chive | nice oil | lemon zest

Pub 217

Pub 217 Pub 217 is a place where everyone feels welcome. Just walk in, and it'll feel like your neighborhood bar with a menu made up of classic bar food with a fun, elevated twist. Customer favorites include wontons, corn nuggets, burgers, chili Dogs, sliders, egg salad Sandwiches as well as abreakfast and brunch menu. With eight high-definition TVs, delicious appetizers and laid back environment, any die-hard sports fan will absolutely want to add this spot to their must-see list. Pub 217 is located at 217 Third St. SE.

Website: www.CRPub217.com
Social: https://www.facebook.com/Pub217CR/



Restaurant Week Menu

Crispy Pork Belly Tacos with a Pineapple-Ginger Slaw + side $10
Locally sourced (The Sausage Foundry) Berkshire Pork Belly nestled in a bed of Pineapple/Ginger Slaw, with fresh Pico De Gallo and a creamy Goat Cheese sauce.

Salmon Sliders with Chipotle Aoli + side $10
Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon filet with mixed greens and caramelized sweet shallots. Served with Chipotle Aoli on mini Pretzel Buns

The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery

Quarter Barrel Restaurant The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery, located at 616 Second Ave. SE, is the only arcade brewery in Cedar Rapids. Owners Chris Ellis and Lorelle Lindo opened their labor of love by combining their passion for classic arcade games, an obsession with good food and pizza (adding some Asian flair as a nod to Lorelle's Filipino culture) and house-brewed beer and has created a family-friendly entertainment destination. With nearly 30 arcade and pinball games, Quarter Barrel is known for their popular specialty pizzas like The Bowser, Crab RanGoonies and Chicken Bacon and Ranch as well as their vegetarian and vegan friendly menu items. This local spot is one that is sure to please patrons young and old.

Website: www.thequarterbarrel.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thequarterbarrel/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thequarterbarrel/




Restaurant Week Menu

Lumpia Flatbread $9
Sweet chile sauce aioli ("Yum Yum Sauce") with sauteed shredded green cabbage and carrots, scallions, caramelized beer onions, fresh sliced jalapenos, candied ginger, cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds; option to add tuna.

BBQ Jack 12" Pizza $13
Red onions, green bell peppers, fried onions, and cilantro, topped with smoked Gouda and mozzarella blend cheese and a choice of BBQ Jackfruit or BBQ Chicken.

Arancini (fried risotto balls) $7
Served with red pepper aioli, house marinara, and Parmesan

The Class Act

The Class Act Restaurant

The Class Act is located inside the Hotel at Kirkwood Center at 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. in Cedar Rapids. Developed to train the next generation of hospitality professionals, the Hotel at Kirkwood and The Class Act are truly exceptional experiences as real-time and real-world teaching environments. With a wide menu from small plates like flatbreads and fish tacos through dinner entrees like ribeye roulade, pappardelle, and charred cauliflower, there's something for everyone at this upscale eatery. Enjoy our menu paired with an extensive wine and local beer list for a romantic dinner, family celebration or business gathering.

Website: www.classactdining.com




Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch $9
Italian Grinder Sandwich

Ground beef and TCA Italian sausage slow braised with peppers, tomato and herbs. Served on a crusty roll with mozzarella and choice of side.

Dinner $25
Soup or Salad

Roasted Sea Trout
with saffron hollandaise, wilted spinach and a risotto cake

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate Macaron, mint chocolate chip ice cream, macerated berries, honey cashews

White Star Ale House

White Star Ale House

White Star Ale House is a creative American contemporary restaurant serving a high-quality, fresh menu and is located at 305 Second Ave. SE in the historic Witwer building in Downtown Cedar Rapids. Since 2011, White Star Ale House has served up an extensive menu with a wide variety of options using quality products in a cool, contemporary and comfortable atmosphere, that along with their cheese wontons, is hard to beat.

Website: www.whitestaralehouse.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitestaralehouse/

Restaurant Week Menu

Pork Belly Street Tacos Appetizer $10.95
Fried pork belly with coriander slaw, avocado creme and queso fresco

Grilled Romaine Heart Salad $8.95
Grilled romaine heart, Maytag blue cheese, sundried tomatoes, anchovy and candied bacon

BLT Sandwich $12.95
Candied bacon, fried green tomato, arugula, chipotle mayo on Texas Toast

Juniper Crusted Beef Filet Entree $24.95
Angus Beef fillet, juniper crusted and grilled with blueberry compound butter, Maytag blue cheese gratin and crispy brussels sprouts

Char Siu Chop Entree $18.95
Grilled pork chop with char siu (pink) marinade, UBE (purple yams), baby bok choy and lemongrass coconut creme.

UBE Pie $6.95
Sweet potato pie with roasted marshmallows

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