The best lobster roll ever
Great Service !!!
Kyle, Austin and Cameron were awesome. Thank you Kimberly for being a wonderful manager!!
Sit at the Kitchen bar and ask lots of questions...it’s ends very well!!
We sat outside during our meal but the restaurant inside is so well designed that I kept starring in awe at the decor from the outside window. Even the outside and building layout is amazing...I couldn't get enough! As for the food, the menu was more limiting than I thought it would be but there's still enough of a variety that any seafood lover shouldn't have issues. I read previous reviews about the octopus being a must order so I got that and the pear/apple burrata salad. The octopus is listed as a small plate and one large tentacle is served. It was plenty for one and very delicious! I'm glad I didn't have to share it with others. The burrata salad was good but a pretty small portion for the price as even the amount of lettuce seemed insufficient. My mom ordered the Opah which was one of the fish specialties and it was very tasty as well. Even though it took about 30 minutes to receive a fish dish and salad, our waiter was attentive and provided great service. Overall, I would recommend Ironside but definitely would want to give other restaurants in Little Italy a go on subsequent trips.
Fantastic dining experience. This was my second visit here, first for dinner. Oysters were wonderful (and I am not a fan of oysters). Our waitress' description of the four types was spot-on and the two types we chose were excellent and as described. The Opah was perfectly cooked and balanced. Dessert was a type of pudding with granola and raspberry sherbet, very nice. We will be back!
The happy hour wine menu was confusing. We did not know how to interpret the figures so we thought that all whites/reds were at $7 glass
Stated out great! Came to celebrate anniversary. Comp Champaign, fresh yummy oysters and lobster appetizers.
I ordered an oyster sandwich and received a crab cake sandwich. Sent it back and received a oyster sandwich with 2 scrawny oysters.
Our second visit here - thought we would give it another try and so glad we did! Great octopus a la plancha. Craft cocktails were fab too. All of the fish was perfectly done. And don’t even get me started about the chocolate layer cake! Service was excellent as well. Only downside is the noise level. Will definitely be back!
Delicious. Plain and simple. Top notch fish, the broccolini was exceptional and the service was friendly and professional. Classy ambiance: big band music, soft lighting. Pricey. But worth the additional cost for the high quality.
Sat outside so it was quieter.
The signage was so small that we had to circle the block and walk around to find the place.
The food was just ok, and the server spoke so quietly that I literally never heard a word she said.
No reason to rush back, or even come back.
Amazing food and service! This is a must go to
Eh. Oysters are good, everything else is whatever.
Pumpkin salad should be avoided and sweet potatoes were potatoes sweetened with sugar???
Our first time in for dinner, we had a lovely time. The staff was warm and welcoming and the oysters and the shrimp toast were a highlight.
Great happy hour. Very fresh seafood. Loved the bread.
It was a quiet time at the restaurant and we felt very fortunate. Our group of four had a cozy corner where we could talk and catch up. The server was incredibly helpful with ordering the fresh fish and best preparations. All was simply delightful and I would go back in a minute!
Amazing food and atmosphere! Order the octopus and the mussels and they both were delicious
We had a party of six; three couples. Food was outstanding; other than having to wait fifteen minutes to have a waiter come to our table, service was really good and attentive. We had some nice craft cocktails; gin and lavender; rye+rye. We ordered a very nice winter citrus, olive and pistachio salad that was outstanding. My wife and I shared the filet and got the potatoes and carrots as sides. Very good. Perfectly cooked. After eating mexican and seafood all week, this was a welcome change. Would definitely recommend this place.
Incredible atmosphere with food equally as good.
Nothing beats the quality, freshness, and service at Ironside. My favorite Little Italy restaurant!
Fantastic food and service. Best Lobster roll and Octopus we’ve had. A real gem.
The food was really good and the service was great as well!
Everything was top notch.
I was looking for somewhere new and different to take my fiancé for her birthday. We drove down from Temecula and I couldn’t be more satisfied with our experience. The octopus is to die for, and the lobster is nothing short of excellent.
Well worth the drive, and my fiancé is already making plans to bring family and friends back!
We sat at the counter viewing the kitchen which we enjoyed.
Great meal. Octopus was amazing and the lobster roll melted in your mouth. Highly recommend for anyone from the east coast that misses good shellfish.
Seated us right at reservation time. Split the bigger platter between the two of us. Oysters were very good shrimp and ceviche good. For two hungry people this was not enough food I left hungry. Noise level in the restaurant was very high it was hard to hold a conversation at the table. Service was good waitress was very attentive.
We sat at the bench where the bread/coffee and desserts were made. Wonderful food. Great service.
In San Diego from Alaska, made reservations for 2 and was supposed to get kitchen counter seating but got seated at bar table. 1 seat is bench style 1 moving stool, very uncomfortable for people under 5'6" . The lighting is very low and the noise level is at maximum however the interior is fascinating and the food was delicious well worth the uncomfortable seating. We shared the octopus with chorizo, chowder fries, and a lobster roll. All dishes were top notch, fresh and full of flavor.
Special b-day event....staff was super accommodating!
We did a sharing menu. Grilled Octopus was outstanding ... followed by crab cake (it’s only one), and creative salads. Chocolate cake was very good also. Interesting decor - cool piranha wall. definitely a hot spot with creative cuisine.
Ironside never disappoints * had the Lobster Roll * Oysters on the 1/2 shell * friends had Fish Tacos and Clam Chowder SO GOOD!!! Love the ambience as well!
Place was beautiful, food was amazing as we're the drinks loved my night here would recommend to anyone
What will make jury duty bearable?? Running over for lunch! Love ironside
Happened to pass this hidden gem in Little Italy when going to lunch on the previous day....stopped by the next day during happy hour.....interesting interior. Chowder, oysters and lobster roll were great, along with a couple of pints. Great experience.....good to try during happy hour as well.
Excellent food as always - Love the Lobster Roll - Its legendary
This place has always delivered and has yet to disappoint. Sat a the bar for an unhurried lunch with my daughter. Food prepared as promised, service was responsive, not smothering. Looking forward to another visit.
Birthday dinner with a friend