Restaurant IRON

4.8
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1427 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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MichaelG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff on hand here. They answered my multitude of questions about the drink menu and dinning menu. Very happy with my experience here. I’d definitely recommend this place to my friends.

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JessicaE
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as was the service. We love it every single time we go here!

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ZulfiaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice restaurant, there is parking nearby. I liked the atmosphere, food, a wide selection of wines!

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DavidS
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Incredible from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Service was great, food was amazing, the prime ribeye was incredible. Definitely a shareable meal with the truffle fries. The old fashion is by far the best I’ve had in town. Great atmosphere, and it being our anniversary, they made the date very special with special menus and complimentary dessert. Definitely a must go restaurant.

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AndreaJ
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak my husband and I have ever had! Delicious. Will be back soon!!!

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JillP
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Never disappoints!

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Bobby
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for pre-theatre dinner and drinks. Get a reservation, because even the bar seating is full.

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Bella
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, creative and imaginative menu. Our dining experience at Iron was both memorable and enjoyable.

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JonJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the Southeast, possibly in the U.S. No better or more imaginative food, and definitely not any better service, anywhere. If you are, or think you are, a foodie, this is the place.

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DaizE
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service always excellent.

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StevenW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! My friend has serious food allergies, and the staff and chefs took great care to make sure everything was safe for her. Would definitely recommend!

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BarryH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food....Great service....Has never let us down!!

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kmorton
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiter was good before it got crowded, but then forgot appetizer and 2 drinks ordered. Other than that, everything was fantastic.

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CherylW
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small restaurant but very cozy atmosphere. Entrees were very unique. Great for a special occasion!

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TIVIH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best restaurant in the Pensacola area. It is pricey but you will remember the meal for sure.

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HueyM
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Great food. Fantastic wine list. Atmosphere is great.

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vipSahara
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always ! Really enjoyed sitting at the counter and watching the staff work their magic !

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skichumley
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting from Denver with friends who live here. They had heard of, but had never been. Popped up on TripAdvisor and OpenTable with excellent reviews. Booked a table on a quiet rainy Monday evening. Small, but upscale modern dining/bar. We were warmly greeted and taken to our table. The hostess and our server were both awesome. Ample time was given to peruse the menu, order drinks, linger, order small plates, then the entrees. Everything from beginning to end was top notch. The smoked old fashioned cocktail was delicious. I had the catch of the day seafood gumbo, my wife had shrimp and grits, our friends had the chicken dish and the duck confit. Everyone raved about their food - all plates were emptied. I highly recommend Restaurant Iron and will be back next time I’m back in the area. By far the best meal we’ve had in Pensacola.

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vipterryf
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food knowledgeable staff wonderful cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal, excellent service! Best cosmopolitan I’ve found in Pensacola!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taylor was our waitress and she was amazing. So sweet and very knowledgeable. We had the chicken cracklin’s with the hot sauce and pickled green tomatoes to start and an old fashioned. Wow. So good!! We then had a pear and cheese pallet cleanser and my oh my was it good. We both had the ribeye for our main course it has roasted potatoes with a basil sauce drizzled on top and it was the absolute best steak meal I have ever had. It was divine. My only complaint was the seating. They have a community bench with separate tables that are very close together. It was hard to have an intimate moment because you are very close to the people next to you and you can hear EVERYTHING they are saying. I felt like we were on a double date. For almost a 300 dollar meal, I wasn’t a fan of the atmosphere.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual, and Mike was a great fill in Server.

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RobertS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Wonderful service. Not cheap, but worth every single penny.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the truffle fries and shared the steak with my girlfriend and we were both full! Their signature cocktails are out of this word, the s'mores tartlet was heavenly, and there are no words to describe the food. 10/10 will be coming here on a date night again!

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CaseyT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. The waitress did an amazing job helping us decide what we should eat and drink. The atmosphere is very pleasant. I'm not to sure how to exactly say it, but it felt very homely and friendly.

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Started off with customized menu for my daughter birthday . The service was very personal and excellent . I had the duck and enjoyed it thoroughly and we all had dessert and coffee at the end .

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing for a special Valentine’s date. Perfect from start to finish. Will do another tasting menu at Iron again. And probably again after that.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Do not waste your money. Food was very poor service was ok. They did apologise at least.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was spot on!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truffle fries, chicken parm, lamb shank and Nutella pie were all amazing. Friendly attentive service and great ambiance.

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ThomasA
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and an even better dinner.

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vipHollyL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is everything was great! But the Rib eye steak was over the top awesome!

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vipMarkK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always impressed with Restaurant IRON. The food, service, ambiance and wine are excellent. We spend many of our special occasions here as it always is an A+.

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JustinJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best meals I have had in my life and definitely in Pensacola. Waitress was wonderful, meal didn’t feel rushed or pushy to get you out for another customer. Absolutely recommend for anyone looking for original and delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite food and drinks!!!!! Amazing Lamb dish as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Panama
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for a quick overnight in Pensacola. We were seated immediately and enjoyed the gnocchi appetizer. The wine selection is robust and the dinner was amazing. I had the salmon that packed a ton flavor. My husband had the ribeye that was flavorful and cooked to perfection. We didn’t leave room for dessert but will definitely do so next time.

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Mike
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food and a nice atmosphere. Not sure its worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenominal on all accounts. Words cannot express how much I enjoyed my meal and my service. My dream would be to dine here weekly. One of the best meals of my life!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job providing a very special anniversary dinner!