About The IowaStater

History of Restaurants and Bars at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

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1978 Gateway Center Motor Hotel opens, featuring the relatively formal State Room restaurant and The Green Gander bar.
1988 Summerfield’s replaces the State Room, providing a more informal dining experience. The bar’s name is changed to The North Forty, with a rustic farming d├ęcor.
2000 Summerfield’s is transformed into Audubon’s, an upscale establishment named after and featuring the art of naturalist, painter and gastronome John Audubon.
2010 Audubon’s makes way for The IowaStater Restaurant and a casual dining experience featuring a fresh take on comfort food.