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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.

22 N Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 1:00pm

Cross Street:
Garden Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 476-7776

Website:
http://www.restaurantiron.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Alex McPhail

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Chef Alex will be preparing four course tasting menu. The cost per person is $100. We will also have an optional wine pairing and pairing, each for $35. The seatings are at 5:30PM & 8:30PM. Any reservations cancelled within 72 hours of the event is assessed a $50 per person fee.

Restaurant IRON Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (55)
Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasion (48)
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Creative Cuisine (41)
Bar Seating (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Romantic (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (26)
Business Meals (26)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Local Ingredients (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Fun (21)
Cozy (20)
Late-night Find (17)
Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (8)
Seasonal (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Organic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 3 days ago

always excellent and well presented with friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Love, love, love the escargot and gnocchi appetizer with the baguette. The salmon Buddha bowl was incredible also! Very festive and great place for a date!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great winter menu. Love to see a change in menu for variety. Hats off to the Chef for a very inventive menu. Phenomenal taste, knowledgeable server, and great atmosphere. Food portions were smaller than usual, so we felt that price was a bit high for portions. $42 for duck entree and portion was very small. Only 2 bok choy stems.
We can’t wait to come back because food quality is still amazing. We love coming here.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The mussels and shrimp was the best meal I have had in town. The wait staff was wonderful and it was fun to talk with the kitchen staff throughout the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Iron really had a bad night. I had the Boudin meatballs and it was very tough, and the meat tasted very Gainey. The pasta and sauce tasted like out of a frozen dinner and it was very pricey. I was soooo disappointed. My sister had the chicken which was very average seasoned in black eyed peas/Beana which were very unseasoned. Even the Cesar salad lacked adequate amount of dressing. Just not a good value for how pricey. My sisters friend got the 3 serving ice cream and not creamy enough, tasted like mint flavored ice. Bottom line is I’m not sure I’ll go back. First few times at Iron were amazing. This last time was a total flop :(

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

They played alternative music from the late 80s and we had a ball trying to remember the tunes while enjoying an eclectic meal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have not had food like this since we left Atlanta. Truly worth going out for, as I could neither imagine nor prepare these dishes myself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food is excellent. The cost is high, and the portions are small.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The prices were a bit hefty, but overall, this is quite easily one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. I cannot imagine a place I would have rather had our celbrated our aniversery.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We visited the restaurant for New Years Eve and had a wonderful experience. The tasting menu was delicious with new and interesting presentations. Our server was attentive but not overly so, just the right amount. Loved all the cocktails served throughout the night. Overall a great night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I spent New Year's at Restaurant Iron to enjoy a gourmet meal in Pensacola FL. There are not many places in Pensacola that have an Executive Chef to prepare a gourmet meal with beverage pairings to compliment the courses. New Year's Eve is a delightful occasion and Restaurant Iron delivered a culinary delightful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent as always. Best food in Pensacola by a large margin.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Probably the best steak we’ve ever had: boneless 24oz ribeye! Salmon over quinoa was also wonderful.

And Danielle did a great job for us - thank you.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and service was incredible!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was Great! The check came right after the table was cleared which is obnoxious! Is there really a problem with sitting and having a few drinks after dinner without being pressured? There is at Iron and that bothered me.

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vip
 (Amarillo)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Another monumental night spent at Iron. The new menu was delicious. The wait staff always so friendly and attentive.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Im from Paris France. My review is this one:
The Service is amazing and the food is good (But my duck not so great)
To be honest I'm kind of disappointed..Just an example:
We ordered some meals served with sauce...So I asked for bread (logical,not?)
It took forever to get it because your kitchen had to grilled it...
When the bread came ,my dish was almost finished..
And to be honest...I was IN SHOCK to be charge $2.00 for that!!
I know its only TWO bucks but honestly???
My diner was missing un je ne sais quoi,sorry.
Maybe I was expected so much after what I heard from your place.
Sorry
Sincerely
PatriceB
PS THE WAITER WAS AMAZING

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Picked Iron for a birthday dinner from previous experience there. Was very pleased with my choice and loved the personalized menus! Nice touch, well done!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The veal meatball is amazing!!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a phenomenal evening at Iron! There were 5 in our group and we were celebrating Friendsmas! Patrick did a fantastic job catering to our every need, without overwhelming us constantly. The drinks were amazing, but the food was out of this world! Every bite was delightful and delectable. The dishes created by the chef are anything but normal. He does an incredible job with combining uncommon flavors to create the perfect palate that appeases the senses. We shared a couple of desserts among us and again, were blown away! Restaurant Iron is not the least expensive meal in Pensacola, but it is worth the price! Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Another great experience at Restaurant Iron. Our server was excellent- just the right Amanda unit that f attention and letting us enjoy our time at dinner. The menu is fantastic and the chefs are amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food and service is always great. The most creative menu, and best food in Pensacola for a few years now. Great cocktails. Excellent foie gras. Very good Duck. Salmon and vegetables like brussel sprouts with blue cheese are very good

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good for special occasions, probably not gonna be on my list as a regular rotation

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic menu choices and the cocktails are amazing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Exceptionally good service. I’m pretty sure the owner/ head chef was making out with his girlfriend next to us. The food is awesome, and the atmosphere is great... his demeanor, however, seems childish. This is my first review I’ve ever written. Best regards, Allen

P.S... Roll Tide

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food. Only surpassed by service. Not at all intimate and atmosphere and crowding does not live up to the high prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best restaurant in Pensacola. Delicious food with great service. And the drinks are one of a kind.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always exceptional. Counter seating at the "kitchen" provided a different view and engaged us with the chefs. Only downside to that view is you can also see the pans being washed in the back, but willing to overlook this cause the food is just that good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious! service is always great. Coming back on the 28th with out of town friends.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant. Nowhere in the surrounding area even comes close, and we drive 45 minutes to get here for a date. I will pick Iron every Time, hands down

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Attentive staff and delicious food. Truly enjoyed our meal, a definite return is planned on our return trip to Pensacola.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Chef Alex McPhail always impresses with his food, and the staff are well-trained professionals. We love dining here!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Dressy Casual. Creative upscale dining. Service was good. Server was relatable, friendly, and knowledgeable. Bar is bustling. Atmosphere was lively. Bone marrow w/ crawfish appetizer was ok but wouldn't order again. Buffalo Oyster appetizer was very good. Foie Gras appetizer was excellent with a unique combination of flavors that unexpectedly go very well together. Brown Butter and Thyme Lamb T-Bone was artistically plated, and delicious. Cheshire Pork 3 Ways: Very good pork chop, however the dissembled boudin which the chop sat atop was far too spicy and overwhelmed the entire plate. I would not order this dish again. The Venison Osso Bucco with fried parsnips while good, was not notable - however it was served on one of the best risottos I've ever tasted.
Very enjoyable evening out. Date friendly restaurant, though not especially romantic.
Well worth the visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant! Chef Alex and his staff are wonderful! The food is excellent! I never ordered anything I didn't like. Restaurant IRON is must go place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Cozy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Incredible food, wine list, desserts and service. This is one of the two best restaurants in Pensacola. Next time I am going to ask for a seat at the bar that overlooks the kitchen. The restaurant is small and cozy and the food is wonderful.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Never disappointed, presentation always brings an awe when plates are put in front of you. Tastes are spot on.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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