Restaurant IRON

4.9
1656 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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SeanH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't think of a better place in Pensacola to have our post vaccination party. We dined at Iron 3 -4 times a year since it moved downtown until Covid. A 15 month break was really difficult. Everything was up to their very high standards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual an exemplary visit!!

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! I’m so glad I made a reservation, because the restaurant and outdoor seating was packed on a Thursday night. There was a pretty long wait time between dishes, but it was worth it. I would definitely recommend this place for a date night!

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DavidL
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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vipAngelaW
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday celebration dinner. Always top-notch dining. Service amazing. Comp'd appetizer and dessert were appreciated and delicious!! Loved the added touch of the Happy Birthday, Angela greeting on the menu. Special place that we will continue to enjoy!!

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Mnorris1984
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great speciality cocktails. Well though out plate presentation. Excellent service. 10 out of 10!

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Twhite
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living in Pensacola for a while this is the first time I have been here and let me tell you it was amazing. The prices are a tad pricey but to be honest it was well worth. Spent 185.00 to include tip. Had the salmon with a creole sauce and that was one of the best dishes I have had in a long time. My date had the red snapper and she said it was amazing. We had the Nutella pie I am not a Nutella person but wow it was amazing the sea salt on top was a great addition to the pie. The cocktails were amazing. Last but not least I forgot her name but are server was so knowledgeable on the dishes that she had it feel like a 5 star experience I forgot her name but hopefully management can figured it out we sat down at 4:45 pm on a two top table. Thank you GOD BLESS!!!!!

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vipknottjt
Tallahassee
78 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our second time at Restaurant Iron. The first was a memorable experience, this was not so much. We again sat outside on Palafox which at times can be a little noisy, but has the ambiance something like being in New York city.

Food was mixed. My wife had White Truffle fries for an appetizer. I am not a fan of Truffle oil. For her main course she had Gulf Catch & Spanish Chorizo Cioppino, which was much below par. The fish did not taste fresh and the bread they served with the dish was burned and soggy. They offered replacement bread, but that did not offset the overall quality. I had the IRON SmashBurger which included fries. The burger was exceptional, one of the best I've had in a while. Their fries (without Truffle oil) are very good.

Service was attentive. However our food food a while to come out after ordering. They were very attentive in trying to correct for the bread issue.

This is still a very nice place to eat, especially being able to sit outside as the pandemic rages on.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was great experience . The food was amazing and the staff was great, then the atmosphere was beautiful . I highly recommend IRON....thanks for the great anniversary date experience for me and my wife.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal and service as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent at Restaurant Iron

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vipKurtK
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!
Can't say it enough. Well done - especially service by Hilary!

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YBash
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and drinks. Have outdoor seating with heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be my favorite restaurant in the Gulf Coast. Can't recommend highly enough!

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MalloryB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is always seasonal and fresh. Each cocktail is made to order and bartenders are knowledgeable about both bar and food items. Seriously the best restaurant in Pensacola.

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vipReamdog
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lady at the bar was speaking on speaker phone which i found annoying at a fine dining restaurant experience and wish the bartender would have intervened - that said I love Iron!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Let me start off by saying that the food was absolutely outstanding. I had the Marsala Braised Duck Roulade for my entree and it was hands down one of the best meals I have ever had. I was blown away.

I was very disappointed in the lack of standard seating available for my reservation. I had to update my reservation due to circumstances so standard seating was no longer available. We were seated at a counter table right by the kitchen so I had to look at dirty dishes for most of the dinner. This was less than ideal when you’re paying over $150 for two. The cocktails we ordered were mediocre and did not taste like we expected them to based off of their descriptions.

Despite the seating and the drinks, I enjoyed my experience and would recommend this place to friends and colleagues.

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BethP
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Pensacola! The food is wonderful; service is outstanding; and the ambience is amazing. We love Nick! Always such a joy!

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RodneyE
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!!! Special Valentine's Day menu was was perfectly portioned and the wine pairings could not have been better.

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vipLauraRae
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They nail it everytime

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Highlandsdiner
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The cassoulet, the salads and especially the tofu curry entree. It was super great! Nick took really good care of us without being obtrusive.

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vipKurtK
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was exceptional!
Our server, Taylor, was GREAT!!

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vipnealn
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i had dinner with 2 business associates and everyone couldn't believe the amazing food and service we experienced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, without a doubt our favorite place to dine in Pensacola.

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MitziW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time celebrating a friends birthday. Service was outstanding, social distancing strictly adhered to and food was fantastic.

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vipBiancaF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve yet to have a bad experience and we have gone since the month Iron opened. Nick has been one of our favorite waiters- always attentive and top notch for service. Food 10/10 as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The staff and the food never disappoint!

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BTC1
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and food was excellent!

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JimAngie
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, varied menu, outstanding presentation... food served fresh/hot. Delicious and unique!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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JenniferC
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with attentive well informed waitress, very friendly & knowledgeable. Appreciated the input on menu selections & explaining the dishes. Food was superb & service was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Excellent service, incredible food! Danielle was our server and she was wonderful! Best dinner we have had yet!

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pcola
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost a year to the date since we last had a meal at Iron due to COVID-19. Not the least bit disappointed...superb service and food. Duck roulades with yogurt sauce and Demi glacé were succulent. Seafood cioppino was fresh, bright, and super delish.
Bailey s cream dessert with hot chocolate pudding was the best ever!!!!
Kudos to the chef and staff...they never disappoint.
During this time I ve had the take out menu several times. Which is excellent as well.
So glad to be able to dine onsite.
A perfect gem for Pensacola.

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vipAngelaW
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent in every way! My favorite place in town!

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TheSailorandTheMermaid
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a poor experience with reservation issues, we returned and the staff and service were amazing.

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OliviaK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron never disappoints! They even printed a custom menu for my birthday! We are moving and I will misss coming here for special occasions.

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PaulS
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron never disappoints. The staff is always fantastic and eager to help with choices. Drinks were perfect and food was on point. Best ribeye in town. First time eating at the bar, but they were great. This is our "go to" date night spot.

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vipKurtK
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Especially Taylor!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Most knowledgeable waitress ever!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday there & we loved every minute of it. Our waitress was great and attentive. Food & drinks were amazing (as always).

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Restaurant IRON is rated 4.9 stars by 1656 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.