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The Iron Room
The Iron Room
  • Address:
    648 N. Albany Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Atlantic City
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Iron Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://acbottlecompany.com
  • Phone: (609) 348-6400
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Kevin Cronin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crossan Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a lot on the side of the building that holds up to about 10 cars.
A word from The Iron Room
The Iron Room is the restaurant at the Atlantic City Bottle Company & is a nod to the recently retired iron playing piece in the popular board game Monopoly. The Iron Room specializes in small plates & the cuisine is described as distinctly American. Chef Kevin Cronin says what makes it American is that the menu is a hodge-podge & mashing of cultures making the cuisine an interesting melting pot.

Local seafood, game meats, hand-made pastas & the “Flat Iron Burger” (the menu’s only permanent resident) are what guests can expect to see when visiting the restaurant. The Iron Room will also feature tasting menus & host special events dedicated to craft beverages & great food. We are as passionate about cheese as we our craft beverage. We have around 15-25 cheeses from all over the world on our list every day covering all the five catergories: fresh, bloomy, washed, pressed/cooked, and blue.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Cute little place. Knowledgeable waitress. Food was pretty good. Impressive choices for drinks."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The iron room was wonderful. We enjoyed everything from the drinks, the cheese, and the dinner. Everything was great and fresh."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is a "small plates" restaurant connected to a well-stocked beverage store. The concept is rather unique, the food is quite good and creative and the atmosphere is casual and friendly. I recommend the Iron Room for an enjoyable and pleasant evening."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great new place. The food was amazing and creative. The chef seemed willing to do whatever he could to please, and I loved that he came into the dining room. The cheese board, craft beers, and wines were outstanding as is the full bar selections. I can't wait to come back and try the other dishes althought there probably won't be an available table since I've told everyone I know about this place."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Excellent small plates innovative food located within a wine store, awesome."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Even though I already knew the bar/restaurant was behind a nondescript liquor store I was still a little uncertain when we arrived that this was actually the right place. We walked in and headed to the back where we were greeted warmly by the staff. There were avail seats at the bar where we waited about 5 min for our table. The menu is tapas style small plates, specialty cheeses but also offers a full size burger and fries. The service was terrific and the food delicious. We were a little concerned about our seating next to the musicians playing classic rock/country/original songs but they played unplugged and we could have a conversation as well as enjoy the music. We have already booked our next reservation."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "You could pass this place a hundred times and not realize what was inside. Front is a liquor store, back room, wonderful bar with the best selection of whiskey (and whisky) anywhere in the states. Watch out though, some of that top shelf hootch can set you back $50 a shot!. Wonderful small plate menu. May seem a bit "hipster" but us 60 ish folks certainly felt welcome."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was fantastic! Our server was spot-on attentive without being intrusive! We had martinis and they were delicious and a decent size (not a thimble sized martini glass)! Do make a reservation as it is a small venue - one of its many charms in my opinion. Can be quite loud and hard to hear so probably best for a twosome."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "A small restaurant hidden inside a small liquor store, with small plates of fabulous food. An interesting collection of dishes, beautifully prepared.We LOVED it!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and the wine, but service was discombobulated. Will give it one more try."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Loved the menu, innovative small plates, friendly service, excellent wine and beer choices. Love the idea of a restaurant as part of a wine room. Looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I stumbled upon the website for the Iron Room and am glad I did. Everything from the greeting as we walked in to every detail was taken care of. The small and caring staff show they care how your evening is taken in there. The small plates were all amazing from the Foui Gras to the Hanger Steak were amazing. Best find in Atlantic City."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went here for a date night !! Amazing food! Amazing drink selection!! And the atmosphere was stellar!! Super chill and classy at the same time! Very unique !! Definitely check it out awesome time"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We found this place via internet search for good places in AC. It turned out to be better than I had expected, earning me many points with my date."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Very friendly staff, excellent food and comfortable environment. I loved it!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Should look like this. So refreshing not to have to go to a casino to enjoy a vibrant and exciting meal. Well priced and deep wine list. Wasn't impressed with the whiskey sangria, but everything else was great!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I grew up at the Jersey shore and I've never been able to get a meal that's only a few steps above a good burger and slice of pizza. The Iron Room is the best meal I've ever had at the Shore. Even if we stopped at the cheese plate, it'd still be true. This is metropolitan-level foodie fare plus an amazing beer selection. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Loved it! Great cheeses, inventive food and lovely service. Definitely will go back"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I had been wanting to try this restaurant for a few months now and finally made my way there last Friday. It was delightful! Great selection of alcohol and a great store attached to purchase something on the way out. My boyfriend and I ate a variety of different things from the quail to the house made pappardelle, the corn chip chicken strips and the korean bbq hangar steak and the burger. I think there were a few other items in there as well but the delicious bourbon and wine kicked in so I do not remember everything. Overall we will both be back again and will recommend this spot to others."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Serving small plates The Iron Room allows you to sample many of the great dishes coming out of this kitchen. Fresh, innovative and delicious. This extends to the bar as well. If good food and drink weren't enough there is an extensive selection of beers, a great scotch menu and a surprising variety of cheeses. Small room, small, plates big flavor. I will be back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "What a gem!! I feel like I'm back home in NY. Fantastic bar offerings and small plate dining. The chef frequently comes out to greet diners and Paul is always available to give you a lesson on the finer aspects of your drink. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We went on a Thursday night in April so it was very slow; however, the food was fantastic! Definitely recommend the chef's selection as an app. We would absolutely go back next time we are in AC. In the summer I would imagine this place could get really busy because of how small it is so I would recommend reservations. Great place"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This place had me completely dumbfounded. I little hole in the wall on Albany Avenue that serves small portions ( two bites) of exotic dishes like quail for close to $20 and tiny (weak) cocktails for $12. We are not in Manhattan or even Rittenhouse Square folks—this is West Atlantic City. I will never return to this over-priced tavern that claims to be Atlantic City’s only speakeasy. Boring décor and sub-par service. Terrible. "
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "On my 4th trip to the Iron Room we found the food even more remarkable than the first three. The food is unique and but approachable, beautifully presented, and most important delicious at every turn. Chef Kevin also offers a chefs table where the chef comes to your table, discusses food choices and then creates an on the spot customized menu which is a whimsical and special treat for you palate. The wine list all encompassing (as if the whiskey list if that is your preference) and a tasty by the glass menu is also available. This hidden gem is worth the trip!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "First time was a special occasion and didn't have any expectations. Always looking for a nice experience outside the casino's. Really like the look of the place (from the inside). My only real complaint about the decor was the smell of stale beer, I'm guessing from some kind of tap issue. The IPA was actually very good though. Food was good, not great, but nothing to be upset about. Thought the staff should be dressed in something other than polo shirts considering the prices and decor. My overall experience was good and would recommend to others but I could help but feeling this place hadn't met its full potential. Looked great inside and will easily fill a void for gastro-pub type restaurant, especially in this market."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Love the small plates menu. Mushroom salad is hands down on of the best dishes I have ever had. Whiskey and wine list are second to none."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Upon arrival for our reservation on a slow Tuesday night in March, we were greeted and informed out table was not ready and needed to be set (there were only eight other diners sitting down.) Although we were greeted right away it took nearly 20 mins before we received water, although one waitress was sitting behind the bar engaging with the bar tender. It was restaurant week so we decided to go for the restaurant week menu being able to sample various items. Unfortunately everything, except the creme brûlée (but seriously it's creme brûlée you can't screw that up) fell flat and was severely under seasoned. I was excited to dine here, hoping to find a diamond in the rough and something able to break the mold of sub par food in South Jersey."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Restaurant gave away our table before our reservation time, and we were about 5 minutes early. We finally sat when a larger party did not arrive for their reservation. Otherwise we would have left as we were waiting almost a half hour"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Love this bistro style restaurant and small bar. Cozy atmosphere with small plates of flavorful combos designed to highlight ingredients. Really nice change! Reminded me of a Tapas style restaurant but Americanized!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The chef was drinking at the bar when we arrived. A party of 13 at the bar was practically on top of us. Caught the bartender sneaking a drink behind the bar. Endive salad was good but the french fries were ruined because of over salting. Waitress brought my husband the wrong beer. Prices were too high for such small portions. We are locals and really wanted to like this place but unfortunately we will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I love this place. When I walk in I feel like I am walking into a speak easy in NYC or another big metropolitan area. It is a breathe of fresh air. The staff is excellent and a lot of fun, all are very personable. I will visit often in the future."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The Iron Room at The AC Bottle Company is a wonderful addition to the AC Restaurant scene. It is best described as a neighborhood gem for foodies that would be expected in Manhattan but is an unexpected discovery in AC. The cuisine is a collection of small plates each beautifully plated. We enjoyed the chef's charcuterie and Artisanal Cheese plate with accompaniments that included nuts, fruits and jam. The homemade pappardelle with brown butter and mushrooms was sublime. Mushroom salad was composed of a selection of 6 or 7 excellent and expensive varieties, cooked and dressed. The sweet fried chicken on a cheddar waffle was original and wonderful. Luckily we ordered two of these. Blackened hamachi was a real treat. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 1/11/2014