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Restaurant IRON, Pensacola, FL

Restaurant IRON

4.8
4.8
2045 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 476-7776

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex McPhail

  • Neighborhood

    Pensacola

  • Cross street

    Garden Street

  • 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

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,045 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pensacola

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. H

    Highlandsdiner

    Exclusive

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and drinks are always very good. We both had the ceasar salad and redfish entree. Happy hour prices on cocktails is just an extra treat!

  2. RE

    RussE

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    The service was slow - we felt like we didn’t matter and others who knew the wait staff received focused attention. The entrees were excessively salty, sweet and oily - particularly the pork chop and the tofu. However, the salad was good. We would not recommend Iron, which is unfortunate. In years past, we enjoyed it and recommended it to others. A more healthy menu and improved food preparation is recommended.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again the phallic outdid him so all the food was awesome you need to try the lamb three ways

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The experience there was great. The only thing that was off was the duck breast that I ordered. It came in two pieces. One piece was cooked thoroughly, and the other was very raw. It was even raw to the taste. (Yes, I tasted it just to be sure cause I never had duck before.) But once I brought it to the manager's attention, he immediately took it back and took it off the receipt and also offered a free desert. So, that was the only hiccup.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular service and food! Our favorite place to go for birthdays and anniversaries.

  6. S

    Susan

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are just never disappointed when we eat here. It's always interesting, delicious and unique. You might spend a little less elsewhere, but why would you? If you're going to have a nice meal, make sure it's worth the money. It always is at Iron.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Our waitress Amber was super attentive and helpful. The smoked old fashion and thick bacon garnish was definitely on point. My wife had the Iron Lady cocktail and Cobia which she enjoyed. My pork chop was prepared perfectly and the Nutella pretzel crust pie was something I would come back for.

  8. KW

    KeithW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding multi-level flavors. Every course was absolutely wonderful.

  9. J

    Joseph

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It took about 1.5 hours to get our food and the pistachio crusted fresh catch (redfish) was overcooked and didn't have much flavor. One member of our dining party had the pork chop which she said was very good and one member had the shrimp and grits which he said was good. We all had the lemon tart for dessert and they were excellent.

  10. JR

    JanetR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I made a reservation through open table and didn't realize I made it for outside. It was way too hot to sit there so we had to sit at the bar. It was fine would have loved to have had a table for our anniversary.

  11. t

    tay120n64

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fun and unique drinks, and a really nice, chill vibe. Staff was super friendly.

  12. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love eating at Iron. The food is always delicious and the service is amazing.

  13. RB

    RichardB

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Restaurant was busy, noise level was moderate, service was attentive. My wife and I shared the Black Garlic Butter Escargot & Gnocchi (she said it was the best part of the meal), Peppercorn Crusted Elk Rack (a bit too peppery for her - me, it was stellar, and I really enjoyed the Black Truffle Bread Pudding) and we finished with the Marcus Caesar salad (very good). Accompanying wines were suitable for the courses. Overall, an enjoyable meal.

  14. M

    Mercede

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Food was overpriced for the portion sizes and quality. We got the gravy fries for a starter which they were very good and was a decent portion. The Caesar salad that came with my entree was not impressive as it had a mayo texture to the dressing and was WAY overdressed. The duck came with 2 small pieces, almost looked like duck thighs, not breasts. The filet was very tender and tasty but not quite worth the price as I've had filets at other restaurants that were comparable for a better price. The food was not bad, just overpriced for the overall quality and quantity served. If you want a good cocktail, this is the place to go!!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They did an amazing job accommodating us for our anniversary !

  16. E

    Ebineezer

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drink was great, but the service was even better. Great experience.

  17. KF

    KatieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such a lovely delicious dinner paired with the perfect wine. Picture worthy plates. The service was excellent!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good and drinks were amazing. 10/10 will be back again

  19. r

    ronaldg

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely great food and an outstanding staff. Recommend anytime

  20. JS

    JustinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been trying to come here for awhile and finally got the chance to, it was absolutely spectacular. Food was incredible, my girlfriend and I shared the crawfish Mac and Cheese, she had the pork chop and I had the Ranger Valley Wagyu. Everything was cooked perfectly and couldn’t be happier. That being said, I believe that while food is important, service is an equal component to the dining experience. Our server Ares was excellent! He made sure everything was to our liking, gave us plenty of time to enjoy ourselves, and just had a a great attitude and you can tell he really has a passion and enjoyment for what he does. In summary, go try this place out! You won’t be disappointed, and make sure to ask for Ares if possible!

  21. DB

    DebbieB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are from NOLA; it was an outstanding meal. One that definitely will be a repeat anytime we are in Pensacola.

  22. JW

    JackieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent. Service was great too!! Would highly recommend!!!

  23. K

    Kevin

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a great birthday dinner. Everything was well spaced out and felt nice not to feel rushed. All the appetizers and main meals came out fantastic. Waitstaff was really top notch. We were able to view what others had ordered and there did not look like a bad choice anywhere. Duck was excellent. House wines and cocktails were really flavorful. We even got a phone call earlier in the day saying a parade was occurring and Iron gave specific recommendations on parking. You can't go wrong with Iron, all the high praise reviews are well earned. Thanks Iron, we'll be back.

  24. SL

    SteveL

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a reservation for anniversary dinner. We were seated promptly and the entire staff knew why we were there. Very attentive group and great food...we have eaten here several times. Won't be our last! Highly recommend this restaurant.

  25. DD

    DrDan

    Birmingham

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Wonderful service. Ate outside. Would definitely recommend.

  26. T

    Terri

    New Orleans

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    where do I begin? this place blew me away, all the way from the really cool music play list where we sat outside to the amazing cocktails (matcha tea cocktail in an oriental teacup with matcha cookies OMG!!) to the food which was excellent for both of us. This place was stellar and that says a lot coming from the food capital of New Orleans!

  27. K

    Kaitlyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time coming to Iron after several friends recommended this place! Service and food were both amazing and the wait staff truly went above and beyond to make me feel special for my birthday. Definitely coming back and would highly recommend to anyone.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amber was the absolute best, the food was also great— highly recommend

  29. JB

    JeffB

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The duck breast dish was very good, best old fashioned in town..

  30. T

    Tiffany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Daniele was AMAZING!!! Food was OUTSTANDING. The whole experience was GREAT! Will definitely be back!

  31. A

    Alex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Vety limited seating for the event and some food wasn't cooked properly. Had a lamb chop and some chicken that wasn't cooked correctly. But for the most part the food was amazing.

  32. D

    Dave

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Iron bringing it strong once again! The smoked Old Fashioned and Iron Rose cocktails are always a crowd pleaser. The staff also help me surprise my wife with a beautiful flower bouquet for our anniversary. Congratulations Restaurant Iron for 10 years of incredible food!

  33. SL

    SteveL

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and very good food. Enjoyed the atmosphere

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor dining? Had a cocktail which was perfect, and Elk which was phenomenal!!! Very attentive service.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Great experience. Service was absolutely wonderful.

  36. RJ

    RachelJ

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner, everything was great!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fine dining at its best.

  38. LB

    LauraB

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just such great food! Always a pleasure ! Thank you, Danielle! It was a great meal :)

  39. JA

    JAMESL

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love going to Iron! The food is always fantastic. The service is phenomenal. They always impress!

  40. BH

    BrianH

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    Duck was not cooked properly. That and long wait for appetizer / salad were disappointing

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Restaurant IRON is rated 4.8 stars by 2045 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Restaurant IRON

22 N Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Garden Street

  • Neighborhood

    Pensacola

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex McPhail

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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