Restaurant IRON

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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with a friendly staff, beautiful décor, and wonderful food. We were seated quickly. Our menu was personalized to recognize our anniversary and the waitress congratulated us on the event. Very nice time.

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CM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my husband and my favorite restaurant. We love the food and atmosphere. We always request Danielle because she is the best!

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SN
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Small portions and overpriced for quality.

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JC
Tallahassee
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still think this is the best fine dining restaurant in Pensacola

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. Service was fantastic as was the food. Presentation of food was outstanding.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with wonderful am ambience. Food was beautifully presented. Will definitely go again

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The value of the happy hour cocktails was incredible.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best dining experience on our trip

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M
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is certainly one of, if not the best restaurant in Pensacola. We try to come here every time we are in town.

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CG
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the fried chicken breast over kale with biscuits and a honey gravy sauce. Best I’ve ever had!

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our first visit and we will be going back!

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iron is perfect for that special occasion. The staff know every detail and are so enjoyable. The menu is far above anything else in Pensacola and delicious. Thank you for a wonderful night out.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong with Iron.... very fun experience!!

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l
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Iron always provides a delightful experience of creative, wonderful dishes along with thoughtful, excellent service. It is our go-to place for special occasions since the efforts to make the evening memorable are impressive. I also appreciate that it feels cosy and is never too loud which adds much
to the experience.

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FK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The food, ambience, service. Can’t wait to come back.

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Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food is usually outstanding!!!! This time was a little lacking but we would recommend again and again - you’d be crazy not to try Iron. We enjoy the open kitchen - however, since our cell phones are terribly dirty in general, I don’t prefer to see the expediter checking his phone and then touching our plates.

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TM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at iron. Staff is superb, food is superb and even the background music when you sit at the counter is perfect. I highly recommend sitting at the counter to watch the kitchen staff work.

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal, delightful wait staff, would definitely return

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B
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waitress -Ashley. Friendly, patient, knowledgeable, articulate.
Loved the iron rose and iron goddess drinks/ pleasing to the eye and taste buds!
Brussel sprouts and gnocchi appetizers were plate licking good. Literally. We asked for additional bread to savor every drop.
Salmon and fried chicken entrees were presented nicely and were cooked perfectly. Mussels and Caesar salad- a savory delightful meal.
Only possible improvement- offer a few more entree choices - perhaps two different steaks? Otherwise - perfect evening.

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M
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aa always, a meal at Iron is treat for the senses. Hayden is a fantastic server!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I don’t post many reviews but this place was simply fantastic. Everything we ate was delicious.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is obvious that everything was prepared and presented with intention. It is our first choice for a special occasion.

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B
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, excellent bar & amazing service!!

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JP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and experience was wonderful as always. Hayden was a great server - pleasant, knowledgeable, and made great suggestions. Iron is our favorite restaurant in Pensacola and we look forward to our next meal there!

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ME
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Iron, the food and drinks are always amazing!

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KW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Once again, Restaurant IRON was incredible. Nick, our server, was attentive and did not rush our slower-paced dinner. He was very knowledgeable on the menu and made great suggestions for food and drinks. We went for my husband's birthday and were very happy with the service for our special occasion. The menu recently changed to for the season, and we were highly impressed. We started with the homemade pimento ricotta and the brussels sprouts. The ricotta was creamy and a nice contrast to the crunchy baguette slices. It was heavier so if you plan to get multiple courses this might be too much. The sprouts were delicious as well and seem to be a staple on the menu. I had the harissa salmon, which was cooked to perfection. It had a lot of flavor without being overwhelming, and the portion size was appropriate. My husband ordered the open faced lamb sandwich. It was heavy but wonderful. The lamb meat was incredibly tender and served over a local bakery's brioche (Bluejay) and topped with various sauces and a poached egg. I normally do not like savory, sweet combinations, but this is an exception. For dessert, my husband ordered the icebox Nutella pie, which is another menu stable and reliably good. I ordered the blood orange crème brulee and enjoyed each bite. The crème had a hint of thyme, which complemented the citrus. It was topped with milk foam, white chocolate crumbles, and blood orange segments.

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NW
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Spring Menu with several new items. Lobster cannelloni was great. My wife is vegetarian and is always pleased with their off menu creations.

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Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing at The Restaurant Iron. No
One beats their presentation or freshness. Nick was our waiter and he was very knowledgeable and gave us perfect
Service and attention. We have always been pleased with
Our dinners there!

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the seared duck and the lobster claw cannelloni. Appetizers were delicious as well. Wonderful date night! Will be back and would recommend!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible

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TM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars and thoroughly enjoy eating there. The hardest thing to do when you eat there is try to settle on just one thing. The whole menu is brilliant. And the staff is extraordinary. Nothing but good things to say.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is one of the better restaurants I've been to in the country. Food, service, drinks. It's the whole package

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Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iron is by far our favorite restaurant in town, which is saying a lot since Pensacola is filled with amazing food. This is a foodie's dream! Service is great and drinks are awesome

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RA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was quite an experience! I love watching Chefs Table and cooking shows--it was fun to experience this type of restaurant. They make everything in house...it was a wonderful experience, food was divine, service was so on point...next time, we're going to eat at the open kitchen bar!

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JK
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food! Wonderful drinks! Great atmosphere! And Nick is a fantastic waiter!

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very good. Our waiter was excellent and we have several other favorites.
I have celiac disease, so I would like to see more choices for me. My husband always has the duck or lamb or rabbit when on the menu. I had the salmon entree and a Caesar salad without croutons. Both were excellent but not much choice. Thank you .

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amber L was one of the best waitresses we’ve experienced in Pensacola! The food was amazing, the drinks were amazing, the service was amazing... we can’t wait to go back!

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JV
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Split 3 ways Lobster Cannonelli and 25 oz ribeye with Caesar salad. This joint is consistently great in all aspects every time. Highly recommended!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal at Restaurant Iron is a special occasion.

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B
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treat my family to the Iron when everyone is town visiting and it's always fantastic. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great night out. The food is unique and very good!! Thanks.

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