The food was great and at a reasonable price for what we got, but our waitress was SUPER slow compared with others. We wanted to get desert, but after a very slow main course (where 2 of the meals were lukewarm- must have been sitting there awhile) we asked for a desert menu and after waiting another 10 minutes without receiving the menu, we decided to leave.
I liked the atmosphere- lofty, exposed brick. There were small details that could help improve the overall 1st impression such as fix the ripped both seats add a little more decor. I thought the food was on the pricey side for what you got but it was good.
Such a cute place! Still new, and the server was new. I’ll definitely go back. Average prices to an upscale restaurant. Fantastic wine selection!
Excited that a restaurant was taking reservations during a big Iowa football weekend, I booked through open table. When we arrived no tables were available and we were sent to a couch with ice waters for over 20 minutes. Once seated, another 10 minutes transpired before being acknowledged. As soon as we secured the waitress we ordered our apps, dinner (for two) and a to go pizza and dessert. 45 minutes later, our salad and appetizer arrived. 15 minutes later one entree arrived and we were told entree two was on the way. Another 15 minutes passed and we asked where our other entree was (a burger) and they said it should be out soon. The waitress returned to tell us they were out of the Sicilian pizza (our to go order) and we needed to pick another pizza. We ordered a pepperoni. Another 10 minutes passed and the waitress returned without our burger to tell us they were out of pepperoni but she was checking on our burger. We cancelled the to go order and dessert and asked for our burger to go at this point. The waitress brought the burger in a to go container with the bill. We opened the to go container to find the burger cold as if it had been sitting for a while.
Overall, not a great experience. The restaurant was not staffed for a busy night and it was clear the waitstaff was in the weeds.
Service was VERY slow. Food was average.
It was ok, the service was good and we enjoyed the atmosphere. However the food was very expensive with the price point not being indicative of the quality or taste.
The food was outstanding; unfortunately the service was quite slow, and it wasn't because they were extremely busy as the place was pretty quiet. The food, however, was amazing, and while the service was slow and inconsistent the food and the friendliness of the staff made up for it.
Quiet night for two atop 126 with the same food as the more expensive restaurant. What's not to love?
Great service!! Went the extra mile. One of our favorites!! They do all types of food well!!
We should have known walking in on a Saturday at 8:00 pm and there was only one table. The food was mediocre at best so the price was not good for mediocre food.
The service was fine.
I would not go here again.
Good food, service and ambiance
Not a busy night. But there was one large table and the guy who looked like the manager wasn’t lending a hand to the girl waiting the three total tables. (Us, another two person table and the group of about 8). She was doing great but it still took time and he should have helped. Average. There are far better choices in the area. We were visiting for NCAA men’s Big10 champ swim meet.
We made a reservation, have a confirmation, but they didn't have it. No problem getting a table.
We were a party of 8. Everyone thought their food was delicious. Wine menu was rather extensive for bottles. Definitely recommend.
Great place for the six plus of us. Able to chat and watch the game with great food.
I read the reviews prior to booking
There were two private parties going on during our visit. It was clear that they should have never taken the reservation for individual diners while trying to host private parities. We were seated in a back room with a floor fan, that the staff had to keep moving, our orders were mixed up, we ordered meatballs with a sauce only to discover that the sauce was not available, my hamburger had clearly sat before being served as it was dry and the cheese had cooled on the top. Our server was helpful and pleasant but it did not make up for the experience.
Was a really great meal. Enjoyed the service and the food. Reservation was on time and the staff was very accommodating.
the food and service at Moonrakers and it's downstairs neighbor, 126 is an exceptional gem in Iowa City.
The server, Jeremy, was really friendly. Good food, great atmosphere.
Manager was very friendly and accommodating. Wait staff was average. Food was awful all around. One meal was burnt, butternut squash entre was too salty to eat, and the fish tacos were so blackened all you could taste was spice, no fish.
Arrived a bit early for our reservation, but were immediately seated. We watched as server after server assisted other tables. One of the servers was even cleaning up a table next to us. During this time, not a single person even stopped to introduce themselves. After about 15 minutes of being ignored, we decided to leave. What is even more amazing was the attitude of the two servers we encountered as we were walking out. When we told them we were leaving because we were tired of waiting, they gave us this shocked look and rudely said that someone was on their way to the table. After 15 minutes? What a joke! What was even more interesting was there were at least 5 tables open before we sat down. This did not even include the double table that was being cleaned. If the service was that bad, I could not imagine that the food was any better.
Late lunch on a Friday. Restaurant was lightly filled. Owner came & said hello which was sweet. Plenty of friendly wait staff.
Loved the food and atmosphere
Had a great burger before the football game
Great ! Perfect for a large group, food and service was good!
Food was average at best, good ambiance, cool location...
This place is a hidden gem. Went on a Thursday night and it was only us and one other patron. We had martinis, salad and pizza. All Excellent. Very friendly service. More people need to know about this place.
Always a great experience - delicious food, reasonably priced and great friendly and attentive staff. Great place - will be back!
Limited menu. Good burgers. Prices seemed a little high for the level of food and ambiance. More of college bar feeling that restaurant.
We had a fairly big group. Service was great. Atmosphere is nice. Good choice of brews. Fries were great. Our main meals were just not cooked all that well. Our burgers were way overdone and tasted burnt. And our pizzas were underdone and the crust was rather doughy.
Really cool place with great food and beer choices! A definite gem!!
Don't bother going on a weekend the service was terrible, it took over an hour to get sandwiches and the 2 of the 3 orders were wrong. Worst dining experience I have had in Iowa City. I would not recommend Moonrackers.
Too crowded for the wait staff available so service was quite slow. Burgers were smaller than the bun. Ran out of certain condiments. Nice ambience but that was it. Wouldn't recommend it.
Very nice !!!
I really liked the actual restaurant...Service was great, drink was good, but I ordered my burger "very well done" Like no pink. Came out very pink so I sent it back and when they brought it back out it was still very pink. They didn't charge me for the meal, but very frustrated that I couldn't enjoy my meal with the rest of my family. Otherwise I really liked the place. But I don't plan on returning.
Menu that offers local food very well prepared. Some excellent beer options and overall solid food with good service. This is a great option for casual yet satisfying dining.
Big miss. Could be a cool space but the lighting is garish and the service was poor. Ok pizza could have been a good experience if not for the other issues. They need to fix this before the place goes under.
A great place go watch the game. Great lamb burger. Very flavor able.
We had a larger group, six people, and the restaurant was able to easily accommodate us. First time here and loved the food. Wine list was good, had enough to keep us satisfied.