Iron Works Tavern
Iron Works Tavern

Iron Works Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theironworkstavern.com/
  • Phone: 4017395111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday thru Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm



    Dinner:Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm



    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm



    Sunday 3:00pm -10:00pm



  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Robbin Grover and Kevin Duffney
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in our Lounge. Check our Facebook page for upcoming entertainment.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Iron-Works-Tavern/142876015733538
  • Special Events: Elevate your IWT Dining Experience "Upstairs at the Tavern"! Featuring Executive Chef Kevin Duffney's Seasonal Menu. Function Rooms Available in "The Offices". The original offices of the Maleable Iron Works have been preserved and 4 beautiful private dining rooms that can accomodate 8-25 guests. The perfect space for your cocktail reception, corporate dinner or a unique way to celebrate that special occasion!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kilvert Street
  • Public Transit: Within walking distance of the new intermodal connecting T.F. Green airport to the Amtrack train station located a mere 200 feet from the Iron Works Tavern.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Convenient onsite parking in connection with the Hilton Garden Inn.
A word from Iron Works Tavern
The Iron Works Tavern is located in a beautifully restored 1800's brick building that once served as the offices for the Rhode Island Malleable Iron Works. The Iron Works Tavern menu selections including locally harvested seafood as well as fresh seasonal vegetables and imaginatively created pasta dishes. Our hand cut prime steaks are cooked on our wood-fire grill and served with a variety of house sauces to compliment every palate.

Listen to live entertainment every Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights. All wines by the glass from our extensive list are half price everyday from 11:30am - 6:00pm. We also feature an extensive beer list, “Tavern- Tini” and Bar Bites menu from 3-6pm daily, which make this the perfect spot for after work cocktails.

Experience history while enjoying contemporary American cuisine with Chef Kevin Duffney.

The Iron Works Tavern is where turn of the century charm meets 21st century cuisine
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Iron Works Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)vibrant bar scene (5)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)romantic (2)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    GrannyFlashVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    By 8pm on Saturday night they had run out of haddock. Subbed sole. Two of us had it. One sent it back as in edible. I ate most of it. One enjoyed his dinner. One so so on the spicy meatloaf. We would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place, terrible food
    Debz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was so dissapointed as I loved the interior of this restaurant and the service was wonderful; however, I ordered the special, pulled beef short ribs with spinach fettuccine. I found about six cubed pieces of beef (not pulled) and it was completely tasteless. My husband had a burger, which he said was good, but the fries were loaded with salt. I thought it was expensive and I won't be returning. Wish they would step up their quality.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fell short
    SlitlampVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Greeted promptly and seated upon arrival. Friendly service, then somewhat downhill from that point. Truffle fries were tasty yet soggy. Should have more of a crisp to them. Meatloaf was uninspiring without the hint of bacon as described. Seafood casserole was tasty according to my dinner partner yet was not according to my palate. Definitely room for improvement in the kitchen. Would give another try in the future.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocksanne
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always have a great meal when we go to Iron Works. Attentive server and owner always on site and paying attention to his customers.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed!
    PamR
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    On our way to the Ocean State Theatre to see a friend we were very pleased to stop in here for dinner and thoroughly surprised by everything about it! Service was terrific, food was yummy, and it is very convenient to the theatre. I highly recommend this place for dinner before or drinks after! We will get back:)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxed
    hsom
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Service was well timed. The food is consistent. Not had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    Yanna
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This restaurant is exceptionally wonderful with a diverse menu for foodies. The complex combination of spices and presentation is comparable to a NYC five star restaurant. This place is a gem with great service and suggestions from your waiter to try something new and not be disappointed. The restaurant manager constantly walks around and oversees everything. This is a very good and well run establishment and nothing goes unseen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 76 reviews are from the Iron Works Tavern reviews archive.
  • Great local restaurant
    Spida
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food is great, here. The menu is never the same because they have unusual and delicious specials. Never a bad meal, here and the wait staff is cordial and professional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food isn't very good.
    Breen
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    This is the third time I've been to this restaurant where the food was not very good. My boyfriend ordered the seafood casserole and the scallops were not fresh. They had a bitter taste. Food that isn't fresh, especially seafood is unacceptable. I keep coming back because I love the atmosphere of the restaurant, but the food just isn't up to par. My advice is hire a new chef.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    blueyes0924
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Loud too long for service didn't get what I ordered need I say more. I don't mind paying for good food and drinks. This was horrible experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre theather dinner
    RayMike
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Another enjoyable meal. The service and food continue to be very good. The seafood casserole was expertly cooked, with just the right amount of butter for flavor and moisture. The meatloaf was a rather large slice, the mash potatoes were perfect. The seasonal vegetables, carrots and string beans, were good but the string beans could have been cooked slightly longer. For starters the Asian Calamari was properly seasoned and a good variation from the usual RI style. The Chicken Asian Wraps had the perfect amount of Asian species. To finish off the meal we shared the Raspberry and Mango Sorbet, a perfect ending to a great meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • try to eat here whenever Im in RI
    captmikeVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    always great food and service and close to airport calamari is great ... coworker will now only eat RI style from here on out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great Food!
    Gourmet007VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Soon after we sat down our waiter greeted us and knew we were both gluten-free. We were so happy that someone paid attention to our comments on Open Table! There were many good choices and a separate menu for those on a gluten -free diet. We both ordered seafood dishes and for my seafood casserole they left off the cracker crumbs and substituted other vegetables.It was absolutele delicious! My husband and I both agreed that it is a restaurant we will both come back to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good "hotel restaurant
    beartunes
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Even though Iron Works is located in the property for a neighboring hotel, the food's prices are fairly reasonable and the food quality is very good. There is everything from casual sandwiches to seafood to steaks on the menu. The atmosphere is like a brewery inside, with it's brick and copper. I'd say it's more adult in atmosphere though they'd welcome families/children. They have a nice assortment of custom cocktails, a decent selection of wines, and delicious appetizers and deserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oasis
    BostonJoe
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Great oasis in a dearth of restaurants. Food was good. Service good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch or dinner
    Excellent
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Iron works tavern is a great place for lunch, dinner or a work party. The food is fairly good and consistent and the restaurant can get fairly busy, so I would recommend reservations, especially if you have access to Open Table and can make the reservations on the fly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    LennyVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    was not aware restaurant was connected to hotel but was surprised that i was so good and very crowded...glad i had reservation......service and choices were great.....great deal was menu for restaurant week.....recommend this place as food is very good but make a reservation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Did not realize it was "Restaurant Week" when, sort of last minute, we decided to go to Iron Works for dinner! Even busier, more bustling than ever at 6:15 PM yet the food was just as great as ever and service was friendly and very efficient. We (2 of us) did not feel at all rushed, enjoyed our tasty meals (everything I have had here has always been tasty), and were on our way home in just about one hour! Wide menu selection and prices very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for the New Years Eve
    johnmag
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went for the New Years Eve Buffet in the upstairs dining room . A little pricey but the food was great and servers were attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    captmikeVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Dinned here again nice place, can get crowded so make reservations they do their best to get you seated .. they have some great daily specials and good choice of steaks and seafood options ... have been here since they opened and never a bad meal or poor service....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food great price
    captmikeVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    i have dinner here a few time when visiting RI . nice that it is attached to the Hilton Garden Inn they have a good menu nice specials during the week .. it can fill up during dinner hr and they now have an upstairs I will have to check that out next time suggest reservations it can get noisy because of the high ceilings and cement floors never a bad meal good steaks i like the short rib but it is only 1 rib could use 2-3 for that price ..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good spot in Warwick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We had a good meal last Saturday. Wine list somewhat limited but the beer selection was better and interesting. The menu was also quite eclectic and interesting which is good if you wish to try something new. It was rather loud for normal volume conversation, which was a negative for us. The bar looked inviting, but we didn't sit there. Plenty of parking in a historic building that has been restored with exposed old beams and brick......nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Balsamic dressing on caprese
    BirgsVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Balsamic dressing on caprese salad was delicious, one of the best we've ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reduced portions for Restaurant Wk
    CruiseVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    This was my 3rd visit. The first time everything was excellent. The 2nd time the service was poor but the food was good. This visit was during Providence Restaurant week. The service was OK not great. The food portions were smaller due to the packaging for restaurant week with a fixed priced menu. The savings based on the menu prices was about $2 but the portions are smaller. It makes more sense to order from the regular menu. There are so many better reliable restaurants in the area so I doubt that I will ever return.
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  • excellent meals and drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Had the restaurant week menu; eggplant app, braised short rib and banana foster dessert. She had veggie ravioli. Service was great, Kevin Duffney, the head chef, stopped by to say hi. Highly recommended and we would return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Decor, low lighting
    karen
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Great Decor, low lighting for average dining or date night! The prime rib was excellent, waiter right on the money, overall great atmosphere for a reasonable price. I love the darker, brick-like decor, if you want warm come here, if you want white and modern go elsewhere. Pick your mood and then pick the place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food -- Poor Service
    CruiseVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    We visited Iron Works for the first time 2 weeks ago and the food and service was fantastic. We decided to go back for a 2nd visit. The food was still great but our waiter was poor. The only good thing is that he did get the dinner order correct. We were never offered bread and all of the tables around us had bread and the table next to us had their bread refilled. Our drink glasses were empty and we were never asked if we wanted refills even when he brought our check. We saw the manager visiting other tables but he never stopped at our table. We are not in a rush to go back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice in Warwick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Quality estaishment has good food and pub atmossphere. Broad beer selection. Seems to be a popular local night spot. Staff was pleasant and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would recommend Iron Works
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    I would recommend Iron Works to anyone who is looking for awesome place to go
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful! A perfect place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Beautiful! A perfect place to have spent our 10th Anniversary. They made it special. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Had the chicken Francis over vegetable rissotto delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. You could
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Food was very good. You could go here on a date or bring the kids. Nice decor, and service was good too. Definitely recommend giving it a try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great music on St Patrick's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Great music on St Patrick's Day! Food was delicious and reasonably priced . Fried clams were the best we have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PLEASE KEEP IN MIND...I/WE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    PLEASE KEEP IN MIND...I/WE LOVE DOWNSTAIRS. UPSTAIRS ON VALENTINES DAY/EVE THE FOOD WAS AWFUL AND I DON'T REMEMBER EVER SAYING THAT ABOUT ANY OTHER RESTAURANT. TINY PORTIONS, BAD MENU AND WE ARE NOT BIG EATERS. OUR RESERVATION WAS FOR 7:30 AND WE ARRIVED AT 7:20. WE GOT SEATED RIGHT AWAY, BUT OUR MAIN ENTRE WAS SERVED AT 9:15. VALENTINES DAY IS SPECIAL AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT TOOK AWAY FROM THE DAY. WAITER SAID THERE WAS ONE CHIEF UPSTAIRS AND HE WAS OVERWHELMED.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The dinner was very good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2012
    The dinner was very good, the atmosphere was a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our first visit but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    It was our first visit but won't be our last. We had impeccable service, and the food was not only beautiful to the eye but delicious. The best calamari I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Noisy from the bar. Oil for
    Dc829
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Noisy from the bar. Oil for dipping bread was blah. French onion soup was boiling hot! Tasted ok. Lobster sauté over linguine was excellent. Lobster was very delicious. Large portion. Cheesecake was ok. Husband had salad and loved it, lobster sauté and bread pudding thought were excellent. Would recommend restaurant. Service was very good. No atmosphere on the night we visited. Would go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    This restaurant is definitely worth a trip to. The food is excellent - wait staff is excellent - and always a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed my first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    Really enjoyed my first visit and will return. Everything was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    My wife and I enjoyed the restaurant, we have been there a couple of times, the hostess,waiters and the manager were great. I recommend this to a lot of people. We will go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic