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Restaurant IRON, Pensacola, FL

Restaurant IRON

4.8
4.8
2304 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

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

Experiences

  • Wine Curiosity Club Tasting

    $80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Wine Curiosity Club at Restaurant Iron is a monthly, educational tasting group led by our Sommelier, Hilary Towns. Members that purchase the Tasting Box subscription will have their $20 tasting fee waived each month. Each Wine Curiosity Club attendee receives a featured Wine Tasting Box ($60) to take home and enjoy. March 2023 - France 1 Edition Tasting Box Pinot Gris from Alsace Rosé from Provence Syrah from Rhône Valley We will taste 6 wines while learning about the geography, geology, history, and culture of 3 regions from the featured country.

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What 2,304 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Value

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    Innovative

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for fine wines

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    Romantic

  • Northwest Florida

    Lively

  • Pensacola

    Best Overall

  • Pensacola

    Best Food

  • Pensacola

    Best Service

  • Pensacola

    Best Ambiance

  • Pensacola

    Best Value

  • Pensacola

    Romantic

  • Pensacola

    Good for special occasions

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  1. TriciaM

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Steak and that nice bit of char and the veggies cooked to perfection.
  2. KayeandBill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Iron is impeccable and to perfection. From the food quality and preparation to the knowledge and care of the staff, this restaurant is a true haven for those looking for a piece of unpretentious ambiance.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet mignon is the best at Iron that I have ever had. The Caesar salad is literally the best dressing ever. The only downfall is you do not have very many options for your sides. mashed potatoes used to be my favorite, but it is not offered for the last five months. There’s broccolini and potato hash. When I pay $67 for the filet mignon it be nice to have a side that I like. Other than that the food is amazing and the drinks are great. This is my go to place.
  4. ConnieB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arriving to see the menu on our table with HAPPY BIRTHDAY made my birthday friend so smile. As always, Chef Alex and team were so engaged and happy to see us. The service was impeccable and friendly. Our specialty drinks were delicious and beautifully presented. The blue salad was to die for and our entrees were out of this world, seriously. Iron is always a treat and a true experience, my hands down favorite!
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as always and we only sent clean plates back. Cocktails were perfect. Our waitress, Meg, was super helpful and was able to help us make tough menu related decisions and even helped us pick a brunch spot for the following day!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal so much. Wonderful service and a surprise desert at no charge. Happy Birthday to me. Thank you Iron for the wonderful experience.
  7. HarleyD

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit to Iron was nothing but fabulous. We shared a starter of chicken wings which we both loved, even though Wifey doesn’t like super spicy food. They put the sauce on the side so she could meter her intake. Wifey had salmon and I had the duck. Both entrees were cooked to perfection and were delicious. Our desserts, chocolate tart and cheesecake, were awesome, but we had to bring some home as we were already stuffed. The servers suggestions were all on point and she was always around to attend to our needs. The drinks were well crafted and potent. We’ll be back soon.
  8. NickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best service ever. Aries was the best he always came to check up on us and see how the food was he was the description of a person who is happy with his job and he made dinner amazing. He made our anniversary the best one yet can't wait to come back. Thank you iron and Aries for a great day and anniversary dinner :)
  9. MikeD

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was amazing, the food was fantastic, and the service was spectacular.
  10. PaulaL

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and outstanding, friendly service from Danielle. Wonderful dinner!
  11. NickG

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service set in a brasserie atmosphere. Menu has a modern flair priced at upper end. Diverse wine list reasonably priced.
  12. Degustibus

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely the best food on the gulf coast. Very creative and well priced for what you get. consistently great food.
  13. LindaS

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food superb! Danielle an excellent server. We will be back!
  14. KelseyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to sit at the end of the bar, closest to the expo table, and my husband and I both decided that it was the best seat in the house. We were able to see Brett make the most amazing cocktails, and answer our questions, and watch the Chefs in the kitchen prepare meal after meal with care and precision. For my husbands birthday, they were kind enough to print Happy Birthday on his menu, and give us a free dessert and cocktail. Brett was an amazing bartender and server, and we can’t wait to head on back for another perfect meal.
  15. Connor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was intimate and the service was spectacular! Meg ensured our Anniversary was special and was a joy to meet. Do not miss out on the escargot!
  16. JessicaR

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time. It is hard for my husband and I to find vegan options when going out to eat and Restaurant Iron was very accommodating. I noted on our reservation that we were both vegan and the server was very helpful with offering vegan variations for us. They also had an amazing mocktail option and non-alcoholic wine which is really hard to find when eating out. It was hands down the best fine dining vegan dish I’ve had. The tofu had a crispy exterior and the flavor combination with the quinoa and broccolini was phenomenal. They even had a vegan dessert option which was a blueberry coconut tart that was delicious. We will definitely be going back multiple times in the future.
  17. LLKusy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we've had in Pensacola. Will be back to try more for sure!
  18. BrianD

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and will be back! Outstanding food and made our Anniversary extra special.
  19. Birthdaygirl

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aries waited on us… the food was absolutely amazing and the service outstanding!!! Best restaurant in Pensacola!!!
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the salmon and it was delicious! And the rest of my party really enjoyed their meal as well.
  21. FredS

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think restaurant in IRON is the number one restaurant in the Pensacola area chef Alex is the most creative chef I have experienced in the Pensacola market. I have purchased a condo close to his restaurant that should be finished in May. Just so I can be close to that restaurant for regular meals, as food is always creative and amazing. I highly highly recommend this to everyone.
  22. JohnW

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, excellent service and a great quiet atmosphere
  23. LJVPB

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are outside on the sidewalk, and it was very pleasant. The service was great. We ate the blue cheese salad, some truffle fries, and the Gulf Catch, and all were delicious. I had a wonderful mocktail (thanks so much for not making it sweet!!) and my husband had a delicious glass of wine. We would return.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    just a consistent, awesome dining experience
  25. MikeM

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do not miss an opportunity to enjoy innovative southern cuisine. The bast!
  26. DEEELISHUSSS

    Kansas City

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly one of our favorite restaurants EVER and ANY where. Innovative, delicious, well-trained and professional staff, but also friendly and accommodating. A true gem. Thank you, Alex and Amanda and crew.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my wife’s birthday and had a spectacular time. The service was incredible as well the food and drinks. We will definitely be returning in the future!
  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine tasting was informative and delicious. We will attend next month.
  29. Kelsey

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! Get the sweet potato mash- so yummy
  30. FrankPage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aries ( our waiter) was awesome, the food was amazing, we sat outside during gallery night, duck was fantastic, drinks were perfect, overall an awesome anniversary dinner! Can't wait to come back!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant! Top notch foodie spot!
  32. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    One of the worst experiences I’ve ever had while dining out. Our hostess was more attentive and complementary towards the other surrounding guests. Getting their drinks and food in much quicker than ours. My wife had to wait over 15 minutes to get a glass of wine. The glass was sitting at the bar for that long and was not retrieved until the waitress went to input another guests wine order. The waitress was rude, and seemed genuinely disinterested to engage with us. The food was also substandard to out previous experience. It was over cooked and under seasoned. I am genuinely disappointed in a place my wife and I have loved in past.
  33. CherylV

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was fantastic. Our server was great! He was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu and the food. Everything we ordered tasted great and looked wonderful. Being able to watch the kitchen work was also a fun bonus.
  34. DennisR

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy eating at The Iron. Great food- I always get the Rib Eye. Waitress was attentive but not over bearing. Love it
  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try Iron for our anniversary dinner this year and it did not disappoint. In fact, it was downright delicious and amazing. My husband had the filet, which he said was great. However, he felt he could get one just as good elsewhere for less money. I had the chicken saltimbocca and it was spot on delicious!!! We also shared the white truffle fries and all I can say is wow. I’d eat those as a meal!! The staff/waitress made our night super special and perfect. I can’t say we’d make this a regular place for dinner, but it’s on the top 5 for a special occasion.
  36. PamelaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant offers a great selection of dishes. Patrons will find excellent service, atmosphere and superb dishes. Our meals were amazing. Yum!
  37. JenniferM

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad experience at Iron. The food is always fabulous, and the gumbo fries were phenomenal!!!
  38. JaniceG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amber was fantastic!!!
  39. ConnieB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A happy hour get together with friends or a special occasion, full dinner- Always a pleasure!
  40. MarkK

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Valentine’s Day special menu was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting at the chef’s counter and observing the skill and professionalism of the kitchen staff. Each dish was delicious and presented superbly. The wine pairing we chose was a great compliment to our meal. Our server Amber was fun and attentive. We love coming to Iron, especially on special occasions. Thank you for cooking for us!

FAQs

Restaurant IRON is rated 4.8 stars by 2304 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Restaurant IRON

22 N Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

Dining areas

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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