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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

Restaurant IRON Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (50)
Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (47)
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Creative Cuisine (42)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Bar Seating (31)
Romantic (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Business Meals (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Local Ingredients (23)
Hot Spot (22)
Cozy (21)
Authentic (20)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fun (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Seasonal (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (5)
Great Beer (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

As always, my experience at Iron was outstanding. I have a a favorite waiter, Nick, and he is always attentive, thorough, and pleasant. I made a note in my reservation that this was a special occasion and Iron went above and beyond my expectations to make the evening one to remember.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely place. Really enjoyed our waiter, he was wonderful. Drinks were fabulous. Food was very good. Overall a great experience.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing as usual. Amber was one of the BEST servers we've ever had. AWESOME!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and well presented. The atmosphere was perfect for a date. Great location downtown. Be sure to make a reservation in advance. Our server was professional and friendly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

What an amazing meal. Booked for Valentine and everything was perfect. Can’t recommend restaurant Iron enough. Never a bad experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our Valentines Day tasting meal. We had the wine pairing along with it. All courses were prepared to perfection. Iron never lets us down.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I'm the sous chef at Fishers upstairs in orange beach Alabama. I had an opportunity to work with Chef Alex and my wife and I enjoy his food. This was the second time we ate there and it was just as good as the first time. We can't wait to eat with yall again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Love the Brussels sprouts! Cocktails were amazing as always. Keep up the good work!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent restaurant, food is very creative and the presentation is actually quite elegant. It is somewhat pricey but the food quality and service make it a reasonably good value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant is a great foodie find, perfect for special occasions and worth every bite.
The combination of flavor was well thought out and created a food experience to be savored.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, Iron delivers. The mussels and shrimp was one of the best restaurant dishes we have had in years. Great food, great cocktails and great, friendly service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was a perfect experience. Amazing food and stellar service. Our first time there but we will make it a regular occurrence from now on. The special menu for my wife’s birthday was a particularly excellent touch. Five star experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A great find in Pensacola. Upscale food and service with a casual atmosphere.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Iron is one of the nicest restaurants in town with a gourmet menu.
The HVAC was very cold the night we dined which made it particularly uncomfortable.
Food was delicious, you pay for the ambiance, presentation, and unique style of the chef.
Not affordable, but definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great meal, great service. Lamb shank was fabulous!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Restaurant Iron always on point. A high end menu fit for the largest of cities in Dowtown Pensacola.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing....as always

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful food, atmosphere and cocktails! Our waiter Nick Markovitz was tremendous - very warm , engaging and friendly! Highly recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My spouse and I were visited for the first after hearing great things. We were both a little disappointed with the food. I didn't feel that the experience lived up to the hype.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

As always the food is consistently good. Service is thorough but unobtrusive. Amber took great care of us, and we will certainly be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Let’s start by saying, the duck was cooked to perfection. The lamb fell off the bone like a leaf gracefully floating from a tree on the first day of fall. My taste buds have never been stimulated in such a way as they were in this dining experience. The atmosphere has a unique aesthetic that is both modern and classic at the same time. And let’s not forget about the margaritas that take you on a journey to Mexico and back, made with fresh juices of the highest quality, might I say, unmatched. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with a mouth. Ten stars to iron restaurant. Unmatched.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was wonderful and the service made the evening very memorable for me, my wife and my young kids. Jessica was extremely accommodating and suggested several customizations for my gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian companions. The brussel sprouts were so amazing we had two appetizers of them. The menu is a great foodie selection and the price was well worth the money spent. Great down town location next to the old theater.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

How lucky we are to have this gem of a restaurant in downtown Pensacola. The food, presentation, ambiance, and service are always outstanding. The brussel sprout appetizer and salmon entree enjoyed this last visit were exceptional. Our birthday celebration was made extra special by our waiter. Perfection!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was my second time at The IRON. This place has exceeded my expectations in all areas! Wish I lived closer!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

If you eat there you must ask For Jessica One reason we are going back. Food was awsome.Jessica the best service we have had in a long while.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Iron has all the ingredients of a fine dining restaurant!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Perfect experience. Very tasty and creative dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waiter gave us great service and was very knowledgeable about the menu and specials.
Our meal was excellent and the ambiance was warm and inviting. Great experience!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

always excellent and well presented with friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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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vip
 (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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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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 (New Orleans)·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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 (Tallahassee)·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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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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