Restaurant IRON

4.8
999 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Executive Chef, Alex McPhail has returned to his hometown after 6 years studying under some of the finest chefs in the industry in New Orleans. Taking culinary tips he picked up at Commander’s Palace, Restaurant August & the Roosevelt Hotel, Alex has created a dining environment unlike any other nearby.
Restaurant IRON serves Southern contemporary cuisine fueled by local vegetables and herbs from the creative minds of true Southerners. We aim to bring together fresh local and regional specialties with the finest flavors and ingredients to deliver a dining experience you won"t soon forget.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 1:00pm
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Phone number
(850) 476-7776
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alex McPhail
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Garden Street
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Parking details
Feel free to use the parking on North Palafox St directly in front of the restaurant. Should you need additional parking, there is space available a block north on Palafox as well.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Chef Alex will be preparing five course tasting menu. The cost per person is $125. We will have an optional wine pairing and cocktail pairing for $40. The seatings will be at 6:00 PM & 9:00 PM. Reservations require a $50 per person deposit, cancellations must be made 72 hours prior your reservation.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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WP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a first-timer, we got lucky and sat at the Chef's table at the kitchen. Great experience if you enjoy the action of a kitchen. Best for couples. Food and service was outstanding

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Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iron has an extremely creative menu with an awesome bar. The service & dinner was amazing, as always! The lamp shank was new to me on the menu, so I ordered that! An absolutely amazing entree!!

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant IRON made my wife’s birthday fantastic! The food is definitely not typical, but the flavors were amazing. I will definitely be back!

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MG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were superb. The restaurant has a nice ambience and is very comfortable.
We’ll be back.

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WM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was truly amazing. I’m a big food snob but this meal was unbelievable!! Can’t wait to come back. We started with a bottle of merlot and Brussels. My 10 year old had the roasted chicken. So delicious. My oldest and I split the steak. Spectacular 👍👍👍then the cookies and cream cheesecake. Yum yum

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LN
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We will definitely be back.

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ND
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience on all levels when we dined at Iron for our anniversary. We couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate and and we can’t wait to come back!

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JP
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable dining experience. Very nice food presentation and taste. Very knowledgeable waitress and great service ( Danielle). Will return.

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are friendly and professional. Chef Alex and team are experts so the food is fresh and fabulous. I love the ambiance, great wine list and amazing cocktails. Got to go there!

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SC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was professional.

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RN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Very cold in the restaurant. Not very comfortable having to eat with a coat and scarf.

Could do better for vegan / vegetarian.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I dined at Iron for the first time on Friday, 23 November. The service was superb and the food was outstanding. We started dinner by sharing escargot and gnocchi in black garlic butter, and it was super. For dinner I had the braised lamb shank while my wife choose duck. Both dishes were well seasoned, and delicious. For dessert we shared the chocolate nutella icebox pie and it was also fantastic. Great dinner, great service and a great atmosphere. We will be visiting Iron again soon.

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was innovative and presented attractively. Portions were large. Brussels sprouts, squash salad, foie gras, duck cassoulet, lamb and salmon were all winners.

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VC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is chef-driven and delicious, but not overpriced. Nick is a fantastic server. Strongly recommend.

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for our first anniversary. Quite possibly the best meal I’ve ever had. Amber was our server and she was an absolute delight. Friendly, relatable, and full of information. Cozy seating. Energetic atmosphere, while still being able to speak privately. I can’t love this place enough.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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KW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! My husband and I dined at Iron on Saturday and from start to finish the meal was incredible. We started with 2 appetizers the Caesar salad and roasted squash and arugula. The sauce on the squash dish was the perfect compliment to the barley, arugula, and squash. The Caesar salad was not only delicious but served beautifully. My husband had the lamb shank, which was incredible. It was braised for 6 hours and practically melted in your mouth. I had chicken with house made spinach and ricotta cavatelli pasta, and it was easily the best chicken dish I've ever eaten. It was topped with arugula pesto and (I think) truffle oil. We also had delicious cocktails and wine, which were the perfect accompaniment to a fabulous dinner. Our server was very attentive, knowledgeable, and never made us feel rushed. We look forward to coming back soon!

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AT
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and creative drink menu. Chef's appetizer and dinner menu is exciting and fresh.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Varied and interesting.

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PR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bloody AMAZING! The service and food was beyond incredible! We cannot wait to go back again!

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C
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence! Always excellent service, creative and delicious dishes! Love, love, love their Caesar salad for starters!

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CS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely dinner prior to attending the symphony. The service was friendly and efficient. The Marcus Caesar salad was a hit with our guests and it's unique. I enjoyed the fried whole green tomato salad. Three in the group had the Squid Ink Tagliatelle Cioppino. Very nice! I had the Skuna Bay wild salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed it. With that, it has two types of beet garnish but I ordered it as I enjoy beets. Our server made sure to mention that happy hour was still in effect when we arrived so we were able to take advantage of that.

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great staff. My wife and I go here for dates and special occasions and have not been disappointed.

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KF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great eats. Definitely great for a special night of celebration. Would recommend for dates, etc. cozy and intimate

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you haven't eaten here, go. Immediately. You'll go back again. The food was phenomenal and innovative. Our server (Nick) made the experience one of the best we've ever had. Will go back as soon as we can.

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W
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit to Restaurant Iron and it was an outstanding first time. Cocktails were creative and very tasty. Food was absolutely great, wait staff was very good as well. We can’t wait to go back again.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The fried oysters were tasty, and the potato crusted redfish was very good. The best item was the IRON Goddess martini. It was divine! We enjoyed our dining experience.

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TH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iron is a comfortable restaurant. The wait staff is outstanding! They are knowledgeable and efficient and always helpful when questions arise. The menu is always terrific. It’s hard to pick an entree with so many yummy choices. Iron is our go to choice for any special occasion!

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OT
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!!!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Will definitely go again!

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CB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine in Pensacola!

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabby was our server and was amazing ! She was very helpful and great personality

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f
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always . Nick is just outstanding, food was amazing, got the special ribeye for our anniversary dinner.

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SV
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! Our server Amber was top notch! Absolutely everything was delicious. We like to eat family style so we can try a lot of different things on the menu and I was really impressed with the layers of flavor in every dish. Mediterranean is my go to cuisine but Iron totally won me over. is Really looking forward to our next visit !

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant just don’t expect for two to get out under $100.

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DD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing coffee (French press!) and desserts!! Fun to try one of each as a group due to the unique variety available:) Everything we tasting was delicious! Staff friendly and welcoming. No one seemed rushed even though it was busy. Highly recommend!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove from Destin to spend the day in Pensacola and made a dinner reservation at Iron the day before. It was delightful. The design of the restaurant is quite interesting with a view of the open kitchen next to the bar where Brett serves up his special drinks. Our meal was extraordinary. My husband had the duck and I had the daily fish which was grouper. For starters we had the roasted Brussel Sprouts and the citrus with herb blended Ricotta. Both were delicious. For dessert we shared the Nutella pie. Awesome. Our server, Jessica, was lovely and made our experience extra special. We’ve dined at many restaurants all over the world and this was definitely in the top 10! We will plan another trip to Pensacola just to dine at Iron again.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Allergy friendly. Can adjust menu to meet your needs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our time at IRON was fantastic! My wife and I really enjoyed our time there. You lose track of where you’re at in a place like IRON. Our server, Amber, was incredible! It felt like she was only waiting our table with how attentive she was to our needs. We will go back when we’re in the area and will request Amber as our server!

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MS
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our son suggested we eat here and we are glad we did. Interesting appetizers, great Caesar salad, inventive entrées, delicious desserts.

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