Ironwood Steak & Seafood at The PGA National Resort & Spa
Ironwood Steak & Seafood at The PGA National Resort & Spa
  • Address:
    400 Ave of Champions
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
    Neighborhood:
    Palm Beach Gardens
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Ironwood Steak & Seafood at The PGA National Resort & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pgaresort.com/restaurants/ironwood-grille
  • Phone: 5616274852
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:00 - 11:00pm
    Join us for Lunch Daily at the IBar 11:30 - 5:00pm
    Happy Hour 4:00 - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Donald Young
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tournament Dr
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: PGA National Resort and Spa offers Complimentary Valet Parking. Gratuity Appreciated.
A word from Ironwood Steak & Seafood at The PGA National Resort & Spa
Celebrating the spectacular results of a $100 million dollar revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa now boasts one of the most exciting new restaurants in South Florida. Ironwood Steak & Seafood opens up to the new lobby and the atmosphere of the iBAR, delivering a well-orchestrated dining experience where guests are made to feel special the moment they approach the entrance. An effortless, enjoyable level of service supports a clean yet creative menu and food presentation with an emphasis on local, sustainable and organic ingredients. The contemporary American cuisine options range from USDA Prime beef to the freshest top of the trip local seafood.

With humble pride our current list reflects 39 wines by the glass and 215 wines by the bottle.

Our objective at IWSS is to continuously select wines that are unique, stylish, intelligent, and balanced. We spend tremendous time swirling, smelling, and tasting ‘boutique wines’ from around the world.
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Ironwood Steak & Seafood at The PGA National Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
57% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (15)notable wine list (11)romantic (9)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Weren't expecting it to be so good
    Geetee
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening out at Ironwoods. Usually restaurants in big resorts don't quite come up to expectation, but we were pleasantly surprised. My steak was simply prepared. I didn't order it with any of the optional sauces, but it was well seasoned and cooked to medium rare perfection with a delicious crusty sear on the outside. My companion's salmon was also perfectly prepared. We ended up sharing both meals for our own "surf and turf". The Caesar salad dressing was fresh and traditional. The highlight was the garlic creamed spinach. They cook fresh baby spinach to order, not the chopped stuff. Really delicious. The decor of the place is dated, but the tables are nicely separated so you aren't sitting on top of anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Missed the Mark
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Sad to say, but this is a One and Done for us. Did buy a Living Social deal for this restaurant. Thought it would be a nice "date night" place to take my husband. The ambiance was nice, but definitely catering to an older crowd. The entree items available on the Pris Fixe menu were low end items. The ice cream for dessert tasted old. The waitress, Cookie, was delightful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good food. They remembered my special request for champagne and they served a great desert special for our day. Thanks
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fisherman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food and service was very good. I definitely would return to try more dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    GraceB4Meals
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Started out with a wonderful lobster ravioli appetizer. This was followed by one of the best bone-in filet mignon's we have ever had. Also had a fish dish which was just as delicious. The service was very attentive and extremely friendly. It is an expensive night out but worth it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food!
    Debbegw
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    DJ at bar was very loud and fine for the bar area but....sitting at dinner having to listen to the disco music wasn't very romantic as my husband and I were celebrating a wedding anniversary. Our waitress was very nice and even agreed to take a picture for me. Husbands steak was cooked perfect, my scallops we mouth watering wonderful - i could have eaten 3 more!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion
    icetea
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Really upscale for special occasion. Great service. Only negative is the small serving size.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Dinner
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service was great. The food was great. The wine was wonderful. The evening went better than expected.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    gertie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went to enjoy the summer special that we saw advertised on the computer for my husbands birthday. He ordered the steak which He could not cut with the knife. He could not eat it. My porkchop was very salty. The appetizers of the mozzarella & cheese and the she crab soup was delicious. The waiter was excellent and apologetic, He stated that He had suggested taking that steak off the menu to the chef because of the complaints & the toughness of the meat. A manager never came to our table to look at the situation. Our dining experience was very disappointing especially when we went there for a special occassion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect "date night" spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband and I dined here of the first time as we celebrated his birthday. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious. Our server gave my husband a few tastes of their best wines and treated my husband extra special on his birthday night. We were so stuffed, but we couldn't resist dessert, so we took it to go. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    Jimmy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The service was fantastic. The appetizers were very tasty. The main course, different for each of the four of us, was delicious. We enjoyed the sides we selected and the wine was excellent. A very nice evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tica
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was first introduced to this restaurant at a wine tasting in Jupiter where we were given a sample of the diver scallops. They were so delicious! We kept going back to the vendor for more. After that DELICIOUS first impression, I decided to celebrate my birthday at Ironwood Grill, accompanied by 7 friends. Four of us ordered the scallops. They were very good, but not as delicous as they were on the day we sampled them at the wine tasting. The service and the ambiance were fantastic and the menu had an excellent wine selection. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We stayed @ PGA National in June, 2014, dining @ Ironwood twice in less than a week--that should be review enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 234 reviews are from the Ironwood Steak & Seafood at The PGA National Resort & Spa reviews archive.
  • Poor seating.
    DineWhineVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were seated in an empty room while an adjacent room was partially filled. We remained alone for the duration of the meal. Very unpleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food and ambiance
    honeymooners
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We loved the Wagyu ribeye for two. The food was great, the ambiance was pleasant and interesting, and our server was fantastic. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had lunch for business
    jjabc
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    For business it was lunch and they were slammed and the food took forever. It was good and the next day lunch went faster.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was a special night for us so the quiet booth was very nice. Didn't want to be in the middle of the room
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been to the Ironwood Grill 3 times in the last few months. Each time the food was wonderful....service outstanding. I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Improvement
    elimarVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We go to the PGA every year and eat dinner at the Ironwood on Saturday night. This year was a vast improvemnt from last year. The food was much better. We had a wonderful server who outdid herself. We hope the restaurant continues to improve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tomahawk Steak for 2
    PatG1960
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Everything was perfect. The service, wine, our dinner and the dessert! The Tomahawk steak for 2 is a must!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal at Ironwood
    icetea
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a great meal at Ironwood for my wife's belated birthday dinner. Service was spectacular. Server Jim was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Joieg227
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Had the worst server I ever had. Took 1 hr. For appetizers to come out and overall 3 hr. To get dinner. The server was unconcerned about her tables and would ignore you when asking for service. Won't go back again. Never had such service there on previous visits there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food Poor Service
    ArtsyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We eat at Ironwood frequently and were very disappointed in the service we received on Friday night. It started with the hostess. When my husband and I arrived, we asked the hostess if our guests were there yet and she said no. So we walked around for 15-20 minutes and were getting very concerned, when our friends came out from the bar area where they had been waiting for us. They had told the hostess they were waiting and she had forgotten it. So that got the evening off to a poor start. Our server was inattentive I had to ask the manager to have our waiter come to the table to take our order after 30+minutes. We had to ask to have them bring bread to the table. If this was our first visit, we wouldn't come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    Tennisgrl
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The Prices WAY too high. One person in my group ordered fish and the portion size was so small it looked silly on the size plate it came on. The cast iron skillet chicken was dry and they ran out of cast iron skillets so just came out on a plate. The scallops were over cooked. Very disappointed
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service good, food average
    Cindy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Service good, food average - noisy in one room and too much light in the other. It's a seen in the hotel loby
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic relaxed dining
    Linda
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food was excellent service very professional and lovely ambience. Noise level low which we appreciate. Small negative paper toppers a little tacky for this kind of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excelllent business dinner
    jules
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I took a client to dinner and we had 11 in our party. the restaurant gave us a private room - for no additional fee - and the service was excellent. the food was delicious and the server guided me to order the right amount of sides and desserts for sharing. i would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice romantic dinner or entertaining clients.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very consistant
    eatineddieVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    have dined here several times and have found the food and service to be consistantly good..the bar scene is very active and lots of fun
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We have eaten many times at Ironwood and had very good meals, but this time the meal was not very good. The steak was over done and the swordfish was grisly. For the price charged, it was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great surprise!
    LayinginthesunVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    An incredibly pleasing meal. A fillet and cedar plank salmon. Exquisite! I had always been hesitant because of its location in a resort. Jim, our waiter was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply excellent !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Ironwood is the best steak restaurant in the WPB area. Bone in Fillet beyond compare.. Service always professional and friendly .this restaurant is truly the best on all levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    From beginning to end . The staff is wonderful our waiter David between wine and food selection knows how to please a customer. The food was cooked just the way we wanted and not a detail was missed. We will definitely go back and recommend it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Romantic
    Richard
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was the perfect night for my wife and I on valentine's day. The staff did everything needed to take excellent care of us but not be the focal point of the night. We were very impressed and will return again on our special days. The background piano music was romantic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding romantic getaway!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food presentation and menu choices were exceptional! With experienced friendly service for a romantic get a way. Ask for Diana (great waitress) and, enjoy the patio bar after dinner. On the weekends there is a clever entertaining magician called Lance entertaining patrons hanging out at the I-Bar. Fun date night. Check it out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had some service and food
    Newyorkstandard
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Had some service and food issues. My steak had to be sent back twice because it was overcooked and chewy. At $40 a steak this shouldn't be the case. The third was edible but not even great. Server was a bit all over the place (perhaps stretched too thin) and overall the experience was just...eh. way overpriced for eh.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited 1/2 hour for someone
    Legend
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Waited 1/2 hour for someone to come and get drink order. Had to finally leave table and get hostess to get someone. Not enough staff. Watched 2 couples leave. Really couldn't care weather we were there or not. Singer doesn't play to whole room. Only the men around. Ignored our table( 2women) and an older couple to our left. Better get their act together before the Honda Classic.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The bar is large and noisy
    evaluatingwherewe8
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The bar is large and noisy but it's in the lobby adjacent to the restaurant. and does not disturb.There are larger and smaller dining rooms, tables or booths, spaces good for private parties as well as for a romantic dinner. The service is attentive and friendly. There is something on the menu for every taste, with an emphasis on various types of steak. Both meat and fish dishes are well prepared. The asparagus side is delicious as are the crab cakes and beet salad. We're partial to the filet mignon, tuna or fresh fish of the day. During the weekend there is an active piano bar and singer next to the restaurant - should you want to converse with your dining partners you could ask to be seated at a table farther away from the music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big surprise
    MickeyDVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I should not have waited to review this. We came because it was hard getting late reservations for 4 on a Saturday night and we had read of the PGA Resorts's $100 mn makeover. The outside, lobby, lobby bar and restaurant beat expectations. We live within 10 minutes and will be back. My only disappointment was that I like my steaks cooked over a grill rather than in a broiler. But the meat was tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    1travel2u
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    I expected more attention to our table for the price with gratuity already added.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where to start! Cookie, our
    LoriFred
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Where to start! Cookie, our server was attentive, timely and doted on our tablle of four, which included two birthdays. Great selection of wine by the glass. Salads and appetizers were timely, well-prepared and presented. Of note, the Tomato and Mozzarella salad was beautiful and tasted wonderful. All of the entrees were exceptional, not a complaint on any. Dessert! Wow - Salted Chocolate Panna Cotta, Key Lime Pie with Meringue. The highlight was when Chef Josh Sayers came out to the table and spoke with us and then went and played Greenslleeves on the piano! He also surprised us with the Blueberry Bread Puding - to die for! He has a second career if he desires. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic