Restaurant IRON

4.9
1757 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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KennyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and delightful staff. Will recommend and return in the future.

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vipterryf
Tallahassee
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

OpenTable decided that $300 a meal is not worth giving me and my points when I use their so-called service. Sad days when I’ve been using them for over six years!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing was DELICIOUS! The jalapeño cornbread, the oysters & bacon, the bbq shrimp grits… YUM!

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WendyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal. Loved my birthday!! This is the 4th year in a row plus we go during the year. Best restaurant in Pensacola

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SteveC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Iron has a fairly limited menu, not from lack of imagination, but I think from a desire to specialize and do a few things exceptionally well. It works. Four of the entrees on the menu are steak. It's a steak place, after all. There was something for everyone else though; a vegetarian tofu bowl, fish and "rice grits" an airline chicken offering and an off-the-menu pork dish. Salads were huge, and appetizers were very creative. We were there on "wine night" when a large selection of wines were on sale, and it was happy hour when drinks were discounted. Their bar staff is very talented and the drink offerings are varied and imaginative (try the "Gen and Tonic"). Entries run from the low $30's to near $100 for the Wagyu offering, so it might not be an every week place, but we go there for special occasions, and it is always special. Service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service!!

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DerekF
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience.

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FloridaKerrin
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at Iron for our wedding anniversary! We’ve heard raving reviews but never made it here until today and we know now what we’ve been missing. Service was prompt as they had a quiet table for two set aside for us which allowed for conversation away from the other patrons. Fresh and inventive menu including the cocktails. We went with the Smoked Old Fashioned and cheese plate to start, and for dinner Filet and (for something I’d never make for myself at home) the Tofu Buddha Bowl. We topped this off with the Nutella Ice Box pie that was to-die-for. Our entire evening was perfect including the attentive service of Danielle. This place is certainly not overrated…worthy of all the praise we’ve heard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was almost too delicious to describe… We are definite foodies and have traveled all over the world tasting and trying food of many varieties… This had to be one of the top five meals we’ve ever experienced! The grouper with the lima beans was outrageous… The truffle fries were through the roof… And the bartenders were some of the best I’ve seen making craft cocktails that were off the charts… I would highly recommend the old-fashioned with the Benton‘s bacon! I would also make reservations early as they fill up quickly… And often don’t have anything Available for days! Fantastic experience all the way around.

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MimiKing
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my view, there is no better fine dining experience to be had in Pensacola.
The food is incomparable to any other restaurant. Everything my family ordered, from the cocktails to the starters and the entrees was perfectly seasoned, prepared and served. If you haven been wanting to go, have no hesitation. it is superb!

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RyanE
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Iron is always our first choice for special occasions. The food, staff, and atmosphere are second to none. Pensacola is lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber.

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vipMargaretM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous. Wonderful atmosphere where you can actually have a conversation with people at your table without yelling. Our waitress Danielle P was probably one of the best waitresses we’ve ever encountered. Wonderful experience will go back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute anniversary dinner was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very little to fault. A great restaurant that delivers consistently great food and cocktails. Will always make time to eat there when in town.

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vipterryf
Tallahassee
62 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good , but cocktails are a little pricey

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LamarB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the BEST

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server Danielle was so cool and helpful!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my wife to celebrate a milestone after an extremely long day. We had the escargot gnocchi (seriously a must), truffle fries (babe loves fries), Jalapeno Cornbred with sorghum butter, and the Hitatchi Wagyu (the fancy MP steak). For dessert we had the nutella icebox pie and banana pudding (okay, but it's constructed like a pastry) & coffee. We don't drink alcohol. so I can't speak to that, but the drinks looked great. Everything was absolutely delicious, the charming manager, Michael, came by and checked in on us. Our server, John and his colleagues took very good care of us: I assume tips are pooled, so it seemed like the teamwork was strong and competition was zero among the staff. Also, for great food it was an unpretentious atmosphere. We just moved here from LA (I'm from here og) in December, have been looking forward to dining with Iron for months, and were absolutely pleased. I worked in and managed Michelin level restaurants in LA, so I feel like I can speak to finding a great place from a number of perspectives! Every dish was beautiful a delicious, service was great, 10/10 will be back on the reg. It's nice Pensacola is changing and growing in food and culture.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove an hour to have a special birthday dinner for my husband. They did not disappoint!!!
BEST meal, service and experience we have had in a long time. Our server AJ was wonderful and the food was perfect!! No complaints. Thank you RESTAURANT IRON for making my husband's birthday wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex is beyond an amazing chef. We are foodies and travel all over to eat. Best steak I’ve ever had. As a matter fo fact, in our party of 5, everyone said it was the best meal they’d ever had.
Highly recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a fun energetic atmosphere

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vipTRACTORMAN
Memphis/West TN
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, creative cocktails, extensive wine list, all paired with excellent service by Taylor!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere plus service is a 10 out of 10. This is a must have. What every dining experience should feel like.

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AdrianneS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend that you order the oysters. They were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice. Great food.

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PcolaProf
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but I love it so much that it's my go-to for date night. the waitstaff is delightful, the escargot is the absolute BEST, and every entree I've ever ordered is my new favorite! BTW: if an entree has Parsnip Puree, order that; their parsnip puree will change your life!

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WendyA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and great service. We went for our anniversary and had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Pretentious Caesar salad and street side dining is not roped off, so it’s always nice to enjoy a 70$ steak while someone is smoking cigarettes riding a skateboard 2 inches from your table. Not my cup of tea, the Oysters were inventive - did enjoy those.

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vipAngelaW
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!! Outstanding service and always delicious no matter what we order! We have never had a bad meal at Iron and service is the best. Ask for Nick!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food. Terribly over-priced.

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EricP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurants in Pensacola they never seemed to disappoint with the level of service and the quality of the dishes they prepare. Cannot recommend them highly enough!

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DonaldM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. The atmosphere was what you would expect out of fine dining. Would definitely recommend!

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vipSusan
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We love this restaurant. Always ha

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Lamade
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came to Pensacola just to have dinner at Iron. Our server was great and the food was memorable. We are a bit picky and would’ve preferred no sauce with the Wagyu, but all was devoured. The fried oyster hors d’oeuvre was delicate and the pork belly—melt-in-your-mouth. I am not a vegan but the Almond Joy dessert was the bomb. Many thanks for a delightful evening.

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pablo
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant amazing food , excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous! It's always a treat. Thank you Iron.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

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Chuck
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for friend. Very special evening. Thank you Iron!

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Brim
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the smoked old fashioned and the mon cheri for drinks, the oysters for an appetizer, and the chicken and Buddha bowl for dinner. All of it was absolutely delicious and the server was very sweet and efficient!

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Restaurant IRON is rated 4.9 stars by 1757 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.