Nestled in the heart of Coralville, within the Iowa River Landing area, Tribute Eatery & Bar is a culinary gem that has been making waves in the local dining scene since 2020.
Opened in November of 2020, Tribute Eatery & Bar has a modern and classic ambiance and is home to traditional dishes with a unique spin. With its enticing menu, inviting atmosphere and location that couldn’t be more convenient, this restaurant has become a go-to spot for a diverse range of diners. Situated just minutes away from Downtown Iowa City, and within close proximity to Coral Ridge Mall, it’s an easy stop for anyone in the area–whether a resident looking for a new dining spot or a traveler passing through.
Tribute Eatery & Bar sets the stage for a memorable dining experience from the moment you walk through the door. The interior exudes a cozy and contemporary charm that strikes a perfect balance between elegance and comfort. The warm lighting, tasteful decor and well-spaced seating create an atmosphere that’s suitable for a variety of occasions. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner with your significant other, a celebration with friends and family, or even a business meeting, Tribute’s ambiance is versatile and accommodating.
The restaurant boasts a well-stocked bar that offers an impressive array of craft cocktails, craft beers and an extensive wine selection. The bartenders here are not just mixologists but also storytellers, ready to create unique, personalized drinks that cater to your preferences. The lively hum of conversation in the bar area adds to the overall lively yet relaxed vibe of Tribute.
Tribute Eatery & Bar’s menu is diverse, offering something for everyone, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. Whether you’re a food enthusiast eager to explore inventive dishes or someone looking for classic comfort food, Tribute has you covered. The culinary team prides themselves on sourcing locally when possible, and their dedication to quality ingredients is evident in each dish. Be sure to check out the fabulous weekend brunch, which includes breakfast cocktails, its famous mimosa tower (pro tip – go between 9 and 11 a.m. for half off!), along with mouthwatering brunch dishes to kick off the weekend.
Start your meal off with one of the delicious and fun craft cocktails, or one of the many mocktails or non-alcoholic options. The spiced prickly pear margarita is made with prickly pear puree and a tajin rim, and for those sober diners, the sober spritz is a popular choice that includes citrus-infused rum alternative, lemon, passion fruit and Fre sparkling brut.
Be sure to order one (or more) of the tasty appetizers. The deviled eggs are served flight style and are whipped and creamy. They have a slight heat from the pickled jalapeño and a crunch from the crispy prosciutto. The roasted red pepper hummus is served with goat cheese, topped with chickpeas and toasted naan for dipping. This dish is light and earthy, while the goat cheese adds a tangy touch. For your main dish choices, the smoked gouda mac and cheese and the crispy chicken club are two delectable options. The mac and cheese is rich, smoky and cheesy – everything you hoped for in this comforting classic. You have the option to add a protein which includes, pork, chicken, shrimp, bacon or tofu. You will certainly have leftovers with this dish! The crispy chicken club is piled high with bacon, Swiss, slaw, tomato, and honey mustard on a sesame bun. The juicy piece of chicken is lightly breaded and comes with a side of light and crispy fries.
If you aren’t completely full, try the French sponge cake trifle. Pieces of crumbled cake, blueberries and strawberries are layered and topped with a bruleed lemon curd and raspberry mint coulis. The lemon is very zesty, which makes for a sweet-and-sour combination of this light dish.
Tribute Eatery & Bar is open for happy hour Monday to Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit tributebar.com.
901 E. 2nd Ave. Ste. 100
Coralville, IA 52241