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About Restaurant IRON
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.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Southern, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 1:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Restaurant IRON Ratings and Reviews
I had dinner with a dear Friend of more than 20 years of history. We were celebrating a significant birthday for her. We were so surprised and delighted with we went to our table and the menu's had a personalized birthday wish to my dear friend. Such a very nice touch and thank you for making our already special time even more special. We had beautiful tastings of sorbet's and it was just light and lovely. Many thanks to all of the staff and to Alex for bring his wonderful and delectable food to downtown Pensacola, Iron is one of our favorite places to eat in Pensacola!
We had perfect end of counter seating where we could view everything that was going on throughout the restaurant, including watching the chefs prepare and plate the food. The service was great and they made my daughter feel very special. They even had "!!!Happy 21st Birthday Alison!!!" printed at the top of the menu. I nice surprise. All of the chefs signed her menu and the waitress who was wonderful, drew a heart around the drinks Alison had and wrote happy birthday. They provided dessert sample tray with a candle in it to surprise her further. I could not have been more happy with the moment created by staff. It was definitely a birthday dinner to remember. I am grateful.
Our waiter was very attentive for the whole evening. He made sure we had everything we needed, and brought drinks often.
If I had a suggestion, it would be to allow a healthy substitution for sides. We had the steak for two, which was amazing. However, the very delicious truffle fries ruin the diet plan.
Its good for a date night. I will definitely go again for special occasions. I would not go on a regular basis, because the menu is pricey.
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best, this was a 10 !! We sat at the bar(only seats available) and kitchen and cook staff looked very professtional and the food was spectacular if you like high end cuisine. The placed was packed, and they looked like locals. Only problem might be seating included side-by-side tables and privacy. This was a bustling active restaurant, a bit noisy, and what we thought was a meal that matched the finest dining in any large city restaurant.
Iron is seriously a gym - it exists in Pensacola, Florida as an anomaly but seriously outside of Atlanta and New Orleans you simply wont find a better restaurant pound for pound. I’m not exaggerating... Bacchanalia, Eugene, August, any of the Link restaurants, etc. - if you are in the Panhandle and are a foodie... oh and best mixologists as well.
Awsome! A truly fine resturant with the owner-chef totally in charge!
Unique and creative menu that you will not believe for Pensacola.
You walk in, and think you just entered a resturant in New York City! Great ambiance and not over crowded. Conversations, even in the open, can be private due to the great noise attenuation. It is the brainchild of a local boy who dreamnt and made it happen! And for Pensacola, that is an amazing story! Rock on Resturant Iron!
Iron has a great vibe and is located in an old downtown building where the interior has been updated. The restaurant was fairly empty and yet the service was disappointing. The meals were beautifully presented, but the pairings were not well balanced between the protein and the vegetables. I selected the lamb T-bone and it was paired with the equivalent of cube cut French fries. I would recommend this restaurant for a beverage with friends after work, but not for any meals.
Alex Mc Phail (chef/owner) & his team consistently update a creative menu that "pops" with imagination and use of local & seasonal ingredients, with inspired combinations, e.g., gnocchi with escargot; a marrow bone "canoe" with crawfish. The team also excels at dessert inventiveness, like a tasting trio of rose water, "Dreamsicle", and honeyed ice creams. Presentation is inspired & paralleled by excellent service.
I cannot say enough about this restaurant. My sister and I reserved a table for our parents for their anniversary. Their hostess, Sam, did an amazing job helping coordinate the details over the phone. Our parents were thrilled with the little details that the staff wove into their experience to make the night special and loved the food. I'd recommend Iron to anyone for any occasion!
My wife and I had an exceptional experience at Restaurant Iron! We are new to town and were wonderfully pleased to find this amazing spot. Not only were the menu options diverse and creative, but the execution was worthy of high praise. I whole-heartedly recommend Restaurant Iron!
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