Restaurant IRON

4.8
1802 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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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CRAYJ
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, innovative food, prepared well and beautifully presented;great drinks and wine. Our server,Nick, was outstanding. Enjoyed conversations with Sommelier Hillary and Chef Alex.
Delightful evening.

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vipterryf
Tallahassee
65 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant wasn’t very busy tonight and our food and drinks took forever to get. I love this place but I was a little disappointed tonight for a $300 meal for two people. For that price you should be getting the best service and the best food ASAP.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner, our waiter was amazing, the restaurant is beautiful and the food was indulgent and everything was cooked to perfection! They have a beautiful wine and spirits list and the specialty cocktails were perfect. We will be returning!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Celina
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and outstanding. Our server was very attentive and was well versed in the dishes we inquired about. I also appreciate that the bar was able to make a delicious mocktail for me to go with my dinner. We look forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting at the counter and watching the chef and his staff prepare food. Iron is always at the top of our list for an awesome dinner date. Every time we go there and try something different we are so pleased. Excellent restaurant!

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KE32561
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, as always. Old fashioned drinks were amazing. Server was attentive but not over bearing, and she was very friendly. We will definitely be back. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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CHB3
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice modern atmosphere. Pricey but you get what you pay for. A nice, tasty chef prepared meal.

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vipStevo
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, inspiring and flavorful. Service is attentive and we never had empty glasses or dishes sitting at the table. Love the ever changing menu, based on freshest ingredients.
Alex is an inspired chef.

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KeithA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very interesting menu for the Florida Panhandle. Enjoyed the downtown setting away from the beaches. Food was quite good and service was exceptional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff and beautifully prepared dishes are outstanding! ❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Anniversary

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StevenC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience. Cocktails were incredible. Great atmosphere and vibes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We went out of our way to come back here while on vacation after eating an amazing meal here last year.
This was inedible. So much salt that both of our main dishes had to be pushed aside. The salads had so much sauce/dressing and with such powerful flavors that they were unpleasant, soupy experiences.

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BuddyG
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You expect the best, and they never disappoint. From the bar through to dessert, every detail is executed with care and precision. From front of house to the staff in the kitchen, well done and thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to visit Restaurant Iron. The food is fantastic and service is impeccable. Such a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday for daughter

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vipterryf
Tallahassee
66 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great like always. Nick our servers is the best !! 🥃🥃

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vipJoeC
Tallahassee
30 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Being in the F&B industry my whole career and have eaten at some of the top restaurants in the US. This is Pensacola’s best for Fine Dining, quality and great presentations and seasonal menus , and service.

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LeslieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down our favorite restaurant in Pensacola. The food is beyond amazing, the cocktails are refreshing, the wine selection is perfect, the atmosphere is so comfortable, Restaurant IRON staff/family are incredibly kind and friendly and to finish it off the desserts are to die for. Restaurant IRON is just the best…..we love everything about this place…..just the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great service, awesome food and enjoyable evening.

RP
RyanPortugal
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was a cool experience overall, however, try to book an inside spot. Outside was hot and bugs kept messing with us during our meal. The dessert's were magnificent!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron is our favorite place to celebrate special occasions! We love the atmosphere, drinks, food and service. Nick is a great server!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Limited menu. Excellent food. Ready for some new inspirations from chef. Perhaps a small muse prior or a special chocolate truffle for a complimentary sweet while signing the tab. It’s a quality and well run kitchen. Pensacola is fortunate to have an abundance of fine restaurants.

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RichardW
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Great service!! Oyster appetizer was wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seeing a friend and visiting Pensacola for the first time

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JasonL
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend! Don’t forget to try the jalapeño cornbread

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cool spot, and wonderful server! Can’t recommend enough!

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fritz
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

If I am spending that much fir dinner I expect better service, also thought menu was limited.

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vipIndy
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious. We will return.

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vipTheresaR
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best anniversary dinner! Personalized the menu and made it so special!! Started with an amazing strawberry salad and Caesar salad, followed by the gulf catch, which was the perfect combination of southern beans and greens with fish. The shrimp and grits were outstanding, I'm not a big grits fan, but this combination definitely made me love them! We finished out with a butter cake and a Nutella pie which was creamy and finished the meal perfectly! Well done Chef! Best Meal you can get in Pensacola for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails and food! The escargot and gnocchi was excellent, as always, and we tried the 24oz ribeye which was very good also!

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vipcygnus
Tallahassee
47 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good but not as good as we had on the past for the money you pay. A bit disappointed. The service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

ND
vipNolaDiner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The restaurant is very overpriced! Many of the items listed on the Open Table menu were not listed on the actual restaurant menu. The $62 filet mignon came with a side of beets and no other option was available. I got the shrimp and grits and there was way too much going on in the dish. I also got a Caesar salad and there were about 20 cloves of garlic piled on the side of it - way too much! The food was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cocktails, great service! One of the best places in Pensacola. 10/10 would recommend

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ErikaM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Was skeptical about sitting at the counter but we ended up enjoying it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food was incredible, the staff attentive and engaging, knowledgeable. There seemed a real sense of ownership among all the staff. Simply phenomenal. My new favorite!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. They exceed our expectations every time.

FAQs

Restaurant IRON is rated 4.8 stars by 1802 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.