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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
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!
IRON is one of the few truly creative restaurants in town. The food and drinks are very well prepared and with extra care which is visible in every presentation. Staff are well trained and match the quality of the food for an overall excellent dinning experience. Easily one of the top three fine dinning restaurants in Pensacola and surrounding area.
The four of us orderd the same thing , The Ribeye for two . We all thought we would end up taking some home due to the portion size . But it was absolutely one of the best steaks we have ever had. That speaks volumes since my parents were in the grocery business , my father , meat cutter , took great pride in " prime beef , marbeling etc . This steak was that good ! Needless to say , not a morsel left . Would not hesitate to return again & plan to in the near future!
We enjoy Restaurant Iron every time we go. The menu is creative and delicious. The cocktails are inventive and fabulous. The culinary, service and management team are friendly and professional. Consider sitting at the Counter to watch the Culinary team prepare your meal or the bar and get to know some great bartenders.
This is one of the few restaurants open on an Sunday evening, so it was extra special to be there. We were worried about a night where Chef Alex was off, but his sous chef did a wonderful job of maintaining high quality food. We enjoy sitting at the Chefs counter and watching the pros in action. The Marcus Cesar salad is always delicious and my wife enjoyed the escargot. It was late in the evening so we didn't order entrees but just split the Buffalo Fried Oysters, which were excellent. Don't miss the Nutella pie for dessert.
Our food was superior. We had the pork which we shared. The portion was huge. The boudin mash was incredible. We had the escargot appetizer which was delicious. We were there for my husband's birthday. The restaurant is small, so getting a reservation is not easy, especially on the weekend, so calling in advance is essential. We had tried to go there previously but had never been able to get in. I called two weeks in advance to get a Friday night reservation. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We met friends for dinner and loved the relaxed atmosphere, the wonderful food, and the excellent service. The menu choices are outstanding and we were happily surprised to find out that all cocktails are $5.00 all evening on Thursday. A wonderful place for a special occasion or just a fun dinner out!
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