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Restaurant IRON

4.8
738 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Dinner

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

Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 1:00pm
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Phone number
(850) 476-7776
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alex McPhail
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Garden Street
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 738 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I are on vacation in Pensacola from Minnesota and wanted to try something new. This restaurant has great ratings so we decided to try it out. Looking at the menu, I was concerned that our palates may not have been accepting of the food items listed, but everything we had was delicious! The duck debris & gravy fries, the lamb shank and the Atlantic mussels & shrimp were all so good!!! We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Pensacola!

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BrookeH 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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EdwardH (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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ChefJoshBrown1116 (Tallahassee)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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Albert (Tallahassee)
5.0  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.

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Livlu (Seattle)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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birdy1071 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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RSH1 (Birmingham)
4.0  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.

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BamaFoodie (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great meal, great service. Lamb shank was fabulous!

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Whale (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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Carol (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing....as always

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OpenTable Diner (Mississippi)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Mobile)
2.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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AandL (Tallahassee)
5.0  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.

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vipFoodfit50 (New Mexico)
5.0  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.

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viplisa28 (Atlanta)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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Betty (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Iron has all the ingredients of a fine dining restaurant!

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TimD (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Perfect experience. Very tasty and creative dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Mobile)
5.0  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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Dono (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

always excellent and well presented with friendly staff.

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