IRON at Marcus Pointe
IRON at Marcus Pointe

IRON at Marcus Pointe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantiron.com/
  • Phone: 8504767776x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Alex McPhail
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marcus Pointe Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from IRON at Marcus Pointe
Southern contemporary cuisine fueled by on-site vegetable and herb gardens from the creative minds of true southerners.

Executive Chef Alex McPhail
Sous Chef Chris Henschen
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
IRON at Marcus Pointe reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (16)scenic view (12)romantic (11)great for lunch (9)notable wine list (8)good for groups (8)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Another great evening with friends
    JMLinPNS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food. We are foodies, and we love this place. Red snapper to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hartanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and service is always great...need to work on atmosphere as it still feels and looks a little like a golf lounge.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We wanted a special Evening and that's what we got, Food, presentations, and service were all excellent. This was our 2nd time here we talk about it often and will continue to return. We are foodies and recommend this Restaurant if you appreciate good food and presentations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice View and Good Food
    JHarTBen
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I want to start off by saying it was a nice meal with good service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the selections, but did talk a bit too fast :) We ordered the Organic Mixed Greens House Salads to start and for dinner the Ancho Chili Rubbed Muscovy Duck and the Devil’s Cut Whiskey Brined Pork Chop. The salads were very tasty and the pork chop was good. The duck was prepared perfectly and came with a delicious parsnip puree and roasted brussel sprouts. I absolutely love brussel sprouts, but the sauce on them was way too tangy for my taste. Our drinks were also very good: Lemon Drop Martini and the Iron Goddess. We finished our meal with banana pudding which was the highlight of the entire meal! Overall a great night!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated
    Gnome5610
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Limited menu selection, very expensive for quality of food. I did like the setup of the restaurant with the open kitchen. The staff was definitely professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Unfortunately, I think the food itself was a disappointment. I am not recommending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I took business associates to dine as a celebration for completion of a major project. They were first time diners and were willing to try several new and signature dishes. As an appetizer, we started with the fried oysters which were served hot and without any grease. This dish is delicious and a must have when its served so perfectly. My colleagues had he brined pork shop and snapper special - both dishes were superb. I opted for the wild salmon - perfectly prepared, but did not think the red quinoa side dish complimented the richness of the salmon. Although the dish was flawless in presentation and taste, I would choose other items on the menu at another visit. T
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Outstanding
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have eaten at IRON about 8 times, and have taken small groups and larger groups. Although the food was always inventive and at least one dish was fabulous, consistency was an issue between bookings. This time the food was outstanding in every course for all at the table and the bar as usual offered wonderful drink options. I have rebooked a meal for a work occasion and look forward to another outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Foodlover2
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Best restaurant in Pensacola. Food service atmosphere were all better than execellent. Absolutely fabulous Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Pensacola
    ktmasonVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It was my first time at IRON and I was blown away with the incredible, interesting food, and perfect service. I had the cheese plate and red snapper main, both were delicious and beautiful. It is on the Marcus Pointe golf course, but far from country club food. It is pricey, but well worth it. I highly recommend and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    Rlparr
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Fantastic dinner! Very creative...interesting and unique ingredients. Everything was delicious. My grandson says 'This place could make dirt taste good!' Our server Matt was very knowledgable and personable. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easily Best in Pensacola
    Reamdog
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The only knock and it's a weak one at best is the location is at a golf course in a very secluded spot in Pensacola - so if you want to get some live music or bar hop afterwards then you are out of luck. But if you are looking to eat quality food from easily the most creative and talented chef not only in Pensacola but pretty much the gulf coast then look no further. Side notes - service is always great, mixed drinks are spot on, and a decent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it!
    Lovely
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The fried oysters were the best I've ever had. They had fresh soft shell crab that came in live, not frozen like most places and was a very generous portion. The salmon dish was simple, served elegantly, and full of flavor. The grouper was served on organic blue corn grits and was so fresh and fluffy. The desserts were very unique, plated beautifully, and tasted so good! Service was fantastic and the hostess was so adorable and helpful. I will try to make this a regular spot to enjoy a very nice, well worth the price, destination for friends, dates, and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable dinner
    Nu2Pcola
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    First visit to Iron. New to Pensacola, and looking to explore all the better local restaurants to find some favorites. Overall, food was very good. Chef offered us a "small bite" while looking over the menu. The "wanton" was over cooked/tough and greasy but the sauce was very tasty. Nice touch however. Cheese platter appetizer was good but lacked imagination. Appetizers good. Main course presentations were beautiful and of all the dishes we ordered the creole snapper was over the top excellent! Wine list was nice but wouldn't consider it notable. Will definitely add Iron to our list of "try again".
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing presentation
    SSDiner
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The presentation is virtually unmatched in Pensacola. The only place that compares is Type. The food and the staff make you feel special when you dine at Iron.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Pensacola's best
    Rayman
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Very good food & service. Loved the oyster appetizer and plank wild salmon. Did not care for cobbler desert (too many seeds)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    All the dishes were wonderful, particularly the fish which was 'spot on'. Attentive service (but not intrusive)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong here
    talononeguy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The menu is consistently updated, and the offerings are unique and very well prepared. My wife and I love to come here for special occasions, as this restaurant, while off the normal beaten path, can always be counted on for a great experience. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The whole experience was amazing, food, service, atmosphere, etc
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh ingredients
    JPMP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem in Pensacola. We appreciate that most of the ingredients used were consciously sourced (they even have their own garden) and you can truly taste the difference in the quality of the food. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be going back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 99 reviews are from the IRON at Marcus Pointe reviews archive.
  • Good food
    RoccoIsTwoToday
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was a nice dining experience. The food was good. The staff was knowledgeable about the menu. Prices weren't too bad. The view would have been nice but it was dark out.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dining experence
    Amazing
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Delicious food with unusual, pleasant upgrades, excellent service, friendly staff, beautiful golf course views. All in all, the experience was what one hopes for when you go to a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My expectations were low
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Was very surprised had low expectations and was impressed with service and presentations were very nice, Looking forward to a return visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday dinner
    jmask
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Iron is amazing. Food was delicious, service was awesome. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant.
    StevoVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This is a hidden gem, back by Marcus Pointe golf course and away from the crowds and parking issues of downtown. I only gave a four star for Ambience since I remember the days when it was the old clubhouse and pro shop, but they have done a wonderful job of turning it into a comfortable dining spot. You can come in casually in jeans or dress up for date night as you might be mixed in with golfers finishing a round and grabbing one of the monstrous Kobe beef burgers. The food is very good with a fusion of flavors and a mix of locally grown (own garden right outside) and fresh fish and meats. The oysters for a starter are always a good bet. The mains vary and we typically favor the fish dishes. Dessert shouldn't be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    Butch
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food is unique and presentations and service are very professional. If you get a table on the bar side of the restaurant it can be noisy and feel a bit busy, but the food overcomes those distractions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous experience
    love2dine
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The Iron has come a long way since its opening. The changes actually make the front house much more appealing. The staff is attentive and gracious. The food is fantastic! And we have gluten allergies and vegan issues in our party- all accomadated without a skip! So rare to find in this small town. It has become my favorite restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New menu!
    Jcbigguy
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Unbelievably good food. The new menu added some spectacular items. I highly recommend Iron, as a truly FINE dining restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant in Pensacola.
    Krisco5150
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    IRON at Marcus Point have outdone themselves with amazing food, presentation, energetic and knowledgeable staff. I look forward to many more experiences at IRON. 5 star all around. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Dinner
    chacha
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We heard so much about Iron we couldn't wait to go. We made our reservation 2 weeks in advance and was contacted 3 times to be sure we were coming; the last time about an hour before our reserved time. (a little annoying) Upon arrival we were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive and explained each course as it cameout. the food was very good especially the she crab soup and the passion fruit tart. The shrimp appetizer was rather small and the salad could have been a little larger but all in all the food was excellent. Even though we enjoyed our dining experience we probably will not go again since it was very pricey. We don't mind paying since we frequent other fine restaurants, but this was a little over the top.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Couples
    Floridian
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Iron is an awesome restaurant it was six of us, and all of us enjoyed every course from the appetizers ( Lamb, oysters, cheese ) to the main courses.. we all ordered something different and we enjoyed every smidgen of the food when the table is quiet that's a great sign..... Also we had a great Server who made sure that everything was great his name is Ken and he rocks he was educated about each and everything on the menu.... We will definitely be returning back to Iron and next time with even more people we are going to make this a monthly thing......Overall Wow.....and our complements to the Chef......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First "IRON" visit
    RobD
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Service was excellent, food was exceptional including appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Wine was over-priced. Trendy "Kitchen in the Dining Room" concept was interesting but very smokey with strong smell of frying oysters and grilled meat dominating the air. We may return, but think a week night rather than "Prime Time" Friday evening may be more pleasant. I have already recommended this restaurant to friends based on service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I have been wanting to try this place for a while after seeing photo posts and reviews of the delicious looking food. I was not disappointed, at all! A group of us ladies went on a Wednesday night. Each of us enjoyed EVERYTHING we ordered. Every dish was a work of art. I love presentation, as well as taste, and this place delivered both!! I have already told all my friends and plan to return myself. This restaurant is a great addition to our fine dining establishments in our community.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Lovingfood
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We had a party of 8 on a Friday night. Our waitress, Jessica, knew everything about the menu, including ingredients and their wine selection. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. The table ordered oysters, escargot, gumbo, and salads. Delicious!!!! I've never been to a dinner that large where everyone is ecstatic about their food. Next, we ate the lamb shank, duck, and veal tenderloin. I can't decide if I liked the tenderloin, which is what I had, or the duck better. Everything was so delicious. For dessert, I had creme brûlée with yummy strawberry sorbet on top and my husband had a chocolate terrine. Both were extremely good and a great ending to dinner. The chef, Alex McPhail, is wonderful. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iron at Marcus Pointe is a
    lisa28
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Iron at Marcus Pointe is a great addition to the Pensacola dining scene. A superb experience on all fronts: service is pleasant and attentive without ever being intrusive, atmosphere is relaxing and modern, the food is fabulous and all arrives beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have dined her several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We have dined her several times and have always enjoyed this. Every time our daughter comes in from Chicago, she wants to dine here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food 3 of 4 and poor service
    Bobatty
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Three of our foursome's meals were very good. I had duck which was quite good except two very large chunks of fat cooked and served. The very young seaters and wait staff seemed pre-occupied with anything but checking on our table as well as nearby tables. The place has enormous potential but needs to step it up for these prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    jimparsons
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    We had an outstanding experience at the Iron. They have a broad menu selection and an excellent wine list. The service was very smooth and responsive to our needs. Desserts were fantastic also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super surprise!
    Pmac
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Wow! Unexpected...decor just so so but just wanted to lick the plate in public good. Our waitress was awesome, she was friendly and happy. Good recommendations and knowledgeable, never obtrusive. Can't wait to go back and see what yummy things they dream up next...it's a GoToo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Date Night
    Emory
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Do not be fooled by the location. Iron is a truly fantastic restaurant with an eclectic and delicious menu. Be prepared to drop about $100 or more (salad, entree, dessert, 1 cocktail & 2 beers) but believe me, it is completely worth it for the food. The restaurant is a bit noisy but, not offensively so. Overall, we had a great night and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with Friends
    Pamiam97
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I took my husband here for his birthday. We had several other couples with us. We all enjoyed our dinner very much. This being all of our first time. Food, wine, service was Outstanding!! 2 thumbs up. Will be recommending to other and will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate