Participating Restaurants

Eat Local at Cedar Rapids Restaurant WeekNearly 20 locally owned and operated restaurants have been selected to participate in Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2019 and will be featuring special menus from February 22 through March 2!

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

350 First

350 First

350 First sits atop the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at 350 First Avenue NE, with spectacular city views of Downtown Cedar Rapids. The restaurant boasts exceptional dining with a lively contemporary ambiance and winding river views. An innovative team produces exciting modern American fare with favorites like the Meatloaf Sandwich and Salmon Marsala. The menu features seasonal items with fresh, bold flavors, and a thoughtful cocktail and wine list. More: facebook.com/CR350First.


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Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch $10
Red Hot Chicken
Red hot tossed fried chicken on texas toast with applewood smoked bacon and provolone

Dinner $25
Braised Short Ribs
With coconut rice grits, broccolini, pickled red onion
350 first salad

Black Sheep Social Club

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 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. Their goal is to encourage guests to rediscover what it means to eat in Iowa and remind them of all of the wonderful ingredients just outside their door. More: www.iamtheblacksheep.com


Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch
Blackened Salmon Belly Tostada
Smoked beet pico de gallo, pickled onions, black bean puree, avocado relish, cotija cheese, spicy mayo, black bean tortilla

Dinner
Koji Fried Chicken Thigh
Herb brassica, fermented root vegetables, black garlic-wonder bread mousse, spiced benne seed, sorghum-soy caramel syrup

Caucho

Caucho Restaurant

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 guide guests through weekly features, vegan and vegetarian options, tequila and mescal cocktail menu and more. More: www.cauchorestaurant.com


Restaurant Week Menu

Three-course prix fixe $19
1) Guacamole & Salsa Sampler
House-made corn chips with side of guacamole and choice of side salsa

2) Cheese Pupusas
Choice of pork or vegetarian option

Al Pastor (pork)
Two masa cakes stuffed with cotija cheese, topped with Al Pastor, curtido & refried beans. Served with a micro greens salad.

Pepita Chorizo (pumpkin seeds)
Two masa cakes stuffed with cotija cheese, topped with pepita chorizo, curtido & black beans. Served with a micro greens salad.

3) Plantains Doria
Fried plantains tossed in a pineapple caramel & 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, favorite dishes made with local ingredients like seasonal gnocchi, charcuterie, and French macarons. More: www.cobblehillrestaurant.com

Restaurant Week Menu

3-Course Menu $25
All options can be vegetarian.

Grilled Greek Lamb Sausage
With braised chickpeas, yogurt, parsley and lemon

Linguini Pasta
With braised pancetta, poached egg yolk, black pepper and pecorino

Chocolate bon bons and fruit sorbet

Fong's Pizza

Fong's Pizza

Fong's Pizza, located at 1006 Third St. SE, is nestled in the historic Suchy building in the heart of the vibrant Czech Village/New Bohemia District. Asian-inspired decor and artwork inspired by Czech artists surrounds diners, and the menu is full of fun Asian-inspired pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, and salads. A bamboo-inspired bar features local Iowa beer and well-loved tiki cocktails served in tiki glasses. The crab rangoon pizza is a fan favorite, and has even been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel. More: www.fongspizza.com/cedarrapids


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Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch $7
2 Pizza Slices & Drink - or - 1 Pizza Slice, Side Salad & Drink

Dinner $25
Choice of one appetizer & one 16" pizza

Appetizer choices: Chips & Pineapple Salsa, Honey & Garlic Smokies, Pepper Jack Chinese Cheeseticks

Pizza choices: Crab Rangoon, Pork Belly Pie, Southwestern Honey & Garlic

Huston Rogers Steakhouse

Huston Rogers Steakhouse

Huston Rogers Steakhouse has a long history as a family-owned, western-themed, mid-century supper club restaurant since 1967. Located at 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, the Huston Rogers name is a tribute to owner Douglas DeLong's grandfather, Harry Huston Rogers, who helped open the original supper club. On the menu are dishes featuring local ingredients like Iowa beef, barbeque pork ribs, craft cocktails, and house made bread pudding. More: www.facebook.com/hustonrogerssteakhouse


Restaurant Week Menu

Meat and Cheese Appetizer $7
Smoked Kielbasa, Aged Cheddar, Roasted Red Pepper, and Gherkins

Braised Beef Short Rib $27
with tomato and beet gastrique on white cheddar horseradish red potatoes, paired with Alta Vista Malbec

Oscar Roulade $35
Flank steak, crab, asparagus and hollandaise, paired with Hahn Pinot Noir

Bourbon Glazed Smoked Brisket $25
with jalapeno corn cakes topped with fried onions, paired with Wente Cabernet Sauvignon

Banana Foster Bread Pudding $8

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 that in 1938 was home to the first supermarket in Cedar Rapids, Fritz's Food Market. Now the location boasts a nationally recognized brewery! Lion Bridge's rotating 10-15 beers on tap have garnered Gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival, the largest and most prestigious beer competition in the United States, solidifying them as a brewer of world-class beer and some of the finest in the state. The menu offers small plate pairings like hummus, pierogies and soft pretzels, to heartier fare like creatively-built burgers, tacos, fried chicken and more. More: www.lionbridgebrewing.com


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Restaurant Week Menu

Pork Mole Tacos $12
Pork Braised in our award winning Compensation Dark Mild topped with house made mole sauce, Mexican inspired slaw with cabbage, cilantro, onions, corn, jalapeƱos and a side house made salsa verde. Three tacos. 12 Suggested beer pairing... Compensation Dark Mild

Mole Tacos with Braised Jackfruit (vegan) $12
Jackfruit braised in our award winning Compensation Dark Mild topped with house made mole sauce, Mexican inspired slaw with cabbage, cilantro, onions, corn, jalapeƱos and a side house made salsa verde. Three tacos. Suggested beer pairing... Compensation Dark Mild

Smoked Brisket with Blackberry Gastrique $17

Smoked Brisket with Mustard dry rub on Jalapeno Cheddar Polenta Cakes and Blackberry Gastrique. Suggested beer pairing... Disaster at Meux Porter

Olde No. 17 Irish Stout Chili $4/cup $6/bowl

Honey Garlic Chicken Panini $12

White Cheddar, Fried Chicken, house-made Honey Garlic Soy Sauce. Suggested beer pairing... Bridge Beer

Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake $7
Suggested beer pairing... Olde No. 17 Irish Style Stout

LP Street Food

LP Street Food

LP Street Food, located at 302 Third Ave. SW, is a locally-owned restaurant offering international street food with a twist, a void in the area the owners sought to fill. The menu consists of street food favorites like poutine, ramen, corn dogs, cheese steak and pretzels. Of course, the gyro edges out as a customer favorite. Local brews are served up alongside the fresh dishes. Guests are invited to sit inside or out on the patio under twinkling lights. More: www.facebook.com/LPSTREETFOOD

Restaurant Week Menu

Pork Belly Focaccia Dish $12.95
Pork belly on Focaccia with burnt honey, curried white bean hummus, basil, and grilled asparagus

Lucita's Diner

Lucita's Diner

Lucita's Diner, at 1100 First St. SW, is a family-owned establishment opened in 2017 with a unique family history. The diner is named after the owner and operator's mother, Maria Luz Rodriguez, and it pays homage to her experience as a cook for one of the first Mexican restaurants in Cedar Rapids in the 1970s. Today, Lucita's Diner features many of her original recipes on their menu including the popular chimichanga, burritos, enchiladas, tacos and more. More: www.lucitasdinercr.com

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Restaurant Week Menu

Vegan Stir Fry
Cactus, chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, seasoning

Posole
Pork, hominy, red pepper, spices

Homemade Chips & Queso

Lime, Strawberry, or Prickly Pear Margarita

NaRa Thai Cuisine

NaRa Thai Cuisine

NaRa Thai Cuisine is located at 125 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. Almost all 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 and instilled in Natta a love of well-prepared, tasty and beautiful food. Natta dreamed of her own restaurant and after meeting her husband Ray, opened NaRa, combining their names, to offer authentic, fresh and flavorful pad thai, curry dishes, soups, noodle dishes and more. More: www.narathai.net


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Restaurant Week Menu

Prix Fixe Lunch Menu $10
Choose 2 Appetizers
Choose from crab rangoon, pot stickers or egg rolls

Choose 1 Entree with Chicken, Beef, Pork, Shrimp, or Tofu
Pad Thai
Rice noodle, egg, green onion, bean sprouts, stir-fried in homemade sauce with ground peanuts

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, green onion stir-fried in spicy brown sauce

Prix Fixe Dinner $22
Choose 2 Appetizers
Choose from crab rangoon, pot stickers or egg rolls

Choose 1 Entree
Hang Lay Pork Rib

Tender pork rib and select cuts of pork in Thai herbs, slow cooked with spicy gravy and topped with sliced ginger and green onion

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

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

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

Dessert
Thai Custard

Traditional custard made from egg, coconut milk and cream

Paradise Bar & Grill

Paradise Bar & Grill

Paradise Bar and Grill, located at 5200 Fountains Dr. NE, started as a Friday evening gathering of friends for food and drinks. Taking the idea seriously, the group brought together a business plan to create a fine dining establishment with Indian fusion, a contemporary ambiance for families, and full bar and lounge for those stopping in to watch sports. The flavorful menu is packed with options, with favorites including Lamb Chukka, Crispy Baby Corn, Hyderabad-style Biryani, Apollo Fish, and Seasoned Scrambled Bread (Kothu Paratha), with an extensive vegetarian menu available. More: www.paradiseofcr.com


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Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch $11 / Larger Portion Dinner $22



Pick 2 appetizers:
Cauliflower wings, Crispy Baby Corn, Chilli Chicken, or Lamb Chukka


Pick 1 Entree (served with Garlic Naan): Butter Chicken, Coconut Chicken, or Kadai Paneer (vegetarian)

Pick 1 Dessert: Double ka Meeta, Gulab Jamoon, or Ras Malai

Pick 1 Drink: Mango Yogurt Shake (Mango Lassi) or Soda Pop

Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan's Bar

Popoli Ristorante

Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan's Bar is situated in a former historic 1910 bank building in Kingston Village at 101 Third Ave. SW. With views of the Cedar River, the historical attributes of this Louis Sullivan-designed building were preserved in renovations after the 2008 flood. The architecture above the bar features original, restored artwork by Allen E. Philbrick, and there's even the opportunity to dine inside the original bank vault. The upscale menu shines with a popular Filet Mignon in addition to seafood and beef specialties. More: www.popolicr.com

Restaurant Week Menu

Smoked Cornish Game Hen
with duck confit greens, creole sauce and cornbread

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. 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. More: www.CRPub217.com


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Restaurant Week Menu

German Style Pork Tenderloin $10
German style hand cut and breaded pork tenderloin cooked to perfection, topped with spaetzle, sweet and sour apple slaw and finished with house-made Honey Mustard. Served with a side.

All-American Spring Chicken Salad $10
Fresh romaine lettuce and spinach salad with chicken breast, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries, topped with goat cheese and almonds. Served with house-made strawberry vinaigrette.

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 an extensive wine and local beer list. More: www.classactdining.com


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Restaurant Week Menu

Lunch $10
Parmesan Chicken Sandwich
With choice of soup, salad or french fries


Dinner $25
Persian Braised Beef
Served with boiled egg, potatoes, wilted spinach, pickled vegetables

Dessert $7
Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut chiboust cream, strawberry sorbet, banana short bread, chocolate sauce

The Pig & Porter

The Pig and Porter

The Pig and Porter is located in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District at 1028 Third St. SE and offers local, creative foods and drink in an upscale, casual environment. The extensive local craft beer and cocktail menus compliment an equally innovative menu featuring small plates of pork tail, pork katsu, and shaved brussel sprouts to hearty entrees like Amish Chicken, pork loin, burgers and pasta carbonara. More: www.thepigandporter.com

Restaurant Week Menu

3-Course Menu $25
1) Choice of Fried Pork Tail Nugget
with sweet mayo, nori, sesame seeds, eel sauce - or -
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
with kimchee, sesame seeds

2) Choice of Dan Dan Noodles
spicy pork ragu, chilies, scallions, peanuts - or -
House-made Burger
American cheese, pickles, onion, special sauce

3) Warm Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

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, The 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. More: www.thequarterbarrel.com



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Restaurant Week Menu

Deconstructed PB&J
Green grapes, aged sherry vinegar, and roasted peanut oil on a crostini

Rutabaga Latke
Fried rutabaga pancakes with fried shallots and a ginger labneh

Lamb Manti
Turkish lamb dumplings with pomegranate, persimmon, fresh mint, and a citrus crema

White Star Ale House

White Star Ale House

White Star Ale House 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. Their atmosphere (and cheese wontons) are hard to beat. More: www.whitestaralehouse.com


Restaurant Week Menu

Smoked Pork Belly Appetizer $11.95
Pork belly bites with bourbon bacon barbecue sauce, served with jalapeno bread

Spinach and Quinoa Salad $6.95
Baby spinach with quinoa, black bean salsa, heirloom grape tomatoes and citric orange dressing

Boneless Pork Ribeye $16.95
Berkshire boneless pork ribeye from Big Boy Meats, grilled, served with sausage apple cranberry dressing and choice of side

Braised Lamb Shank $15.95
Lamb shank from Big Boy Meats served with fontina asparagus risotto

Chicken Caprese $14.95
Baked chicken breast stuffed with tomato, basil, mozzarella, topped with caprese heirloom tomato relish, served over tumeric rice

Marinated Portabella Mushroom (vegetarian) $13.95
Portabella mushroom served with garden vegetables and pesto linguini

Chocolate Mousse Torte $4.95

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