About Ironwood Steak & Seafood at The PGA National Resort & Spa

Celebrating the spectacular results of a $100 million dollar revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa now boasts one of the most exciting new restaurants in South Florida. Ironwood Steak & Seafood opens up to the new lobby and the atmosphere of the iBAR, delivering a well-orchestrated dining experience where guests are made to feel special the moment they approach the entrance. An effortless, enjoyable level of service supports a clean yet creative menu and food presentation with an emphasis on local, sustainable and organic ingredients. The contemporary American cuisine options range from USDA Prime beef to the freshest top of the trip local seafood.

With humble pride our current list reflects 39 wines by the glass and 215 wines by the bottle.

Our objective at IWSS is to continuously select wines that are unique, stylish, intelligent, and balanced. We spend tremendous time swirling, smelling, and tasting ‘boutique wines’ from around the world.

400 Ave of Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00 - 11:00pm
Join us for Lunch Daily at the IBar 11:30 - 5:00pm
Happy Hour 4:00 - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
Tournament Dr

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 627-4852

Website:
http://www.pgaresort.com/restaurants/ironwood-steak-and-seafood

Parking Details:
PGA National Resort and Spa offers Complimentary Valet Parking. Gratuity Appreciated.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Mueller

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM

Private Dining

Ironwood Steak&Seafood is the perfect place for special occasions, private functions, or corporate events with a unique design featuring four private dining rooms that radiate elegance and sophistication. Private dining is available for as few as 8 or as many as 174 we are perfect for any occasion

Ironwood Steak & Seafood at The PGA National Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The steak and lobster was amongst the best we’ve ever had!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The only dinner option at this resort hotel.
Very good wine list with lots of interesting bottles.
Sides were the stars - especially the Brussels sprouts, duck fat fries, and creamed spinach.
The strip steak was quite disappointing. Not very thick. Seemed more like something I would find at Outback although priced like Morton's or Ruth's Chris at $51.
With so many restaurant options within one mile of the resort, I don't know that I would return to this restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Way overpriced! Food was average at best. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was bad and had a terrible odor! They did take it off the check and gave us a free dessert. Claudio the server was excellent! It's not Morton's!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Steaks were tasty but not salty and cooked to perfect temperature. Happy with all the meal

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was fantastic - Highly recommend the filet, shrimp & grits, and salmon. Service was outstanding.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Marty our waiter was wonderful!! The food was amazing! The ambiance was nice! Perfect & relaxing evening!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service was awful, food was over cooked and waited to long for everything. I shocked that this place alphas stayed open.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We live relatively close by PGA and have dined there on many occasions. We always seem to have problems with the wine list. Invariably, the wait staff cant find the wine we ask for and then the food and becerage director shows up and says his wait staff should have asked him and then the apologies start. This would be fine if it were once or twice - but always?! Tonights meal was just so so. Surf and turf was ok, not great. NY strip was grisly and overcooked. Mushroom side was overcooked to the extreme - looked like nuggets of pet food rather than plump mushrooms.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Overall service was good. Ordered the surf and turf special and was not impressed. Filet was overcooked and had to send back. I rarely do so and am always hesitant on returning food. Second steak was better but lacked flavor and the blood on plate that a medium rare steak should offer. Steak lacked the flavor of a fillet good chance was a frozen cut. Manager never came to table to apologize nor was it adjusted on bill. Higher end pricing on all menu options. Will eat at bar located outside restraunt when returning.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great steak and seafood dinner. Our server was excellent. Fun time at the bar after dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

the food was a 4 out of 5
my wifes food was lukewarm
the service was a 5, the best.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The ambiance in Ironwood is beautiful. Unfortunately, the food doesn't measure up...the bread basket is mediocre.
The shrimp cocktail was great..
The Atlantic Salmon for $35 is pathetic. For that price is should be Scottish Salmon with creative sides. Mashed potatoes don't go with Salmon. The broccoli was totally boring and plain. Not at all special and the cheddar sauce was awful.
The surf and turf was well priced.
The filet mignon was outstanding.
The Maine lobster tail was soooo salty we couldn't taste the lobster at all. The chef told us they out the tails in brine. That totally ruined them. Then on top of that the tails were seasoned with more salt.
NO taste of sweet lobster whatsoever. The side of corn was delicious. The creamed spinach was forgettable. The lobster Mac and cheese was ok, not great.
The complimentary 2 desserts were horrible. We couldn't eat them.
The waiter was very good, but a little too friendly.
The setting was what we wanted and we enjoyed being in that ambience. Unfortunately, would not return until the menu changes and the food improves.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We spent the weekend at PGA National where Ironwood is located. The reservation was made for Saturday night knowing we would be staying there. In the reservation I said we would be celebrating our anniversary. They made note of that and treated us to a nice dessert as the end of the meal. The food was good and the special of a lobster tail and filet was excellent as was the salmon. Our waiter was OUTSTANDING and always made sure everything was to our liking and addressed all our requests. I don't think you need a special occasion to enjoy an evening of excellent food and service. We will again plan on having a nice evening there.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Overall the food was poor and overpriced. We will not return and will not recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food and service were great!

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

There were 4 of us in attendance. Each had a different meal. The lobster tails were slightly overcooked. The lamb for medium rare was mostly medium. The scallops and another fish dish were good but not exceptional. The She crab soup was excellent. The wait staff was friendly and efficient . The atmosphere was attractive and good for conversation but there were very few in the restaurant. The valet service was excellent. My concern was the value of the meal. I believe for this restaurant , it was overpriced. For that reason, I would not recommend it to my friends.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Being local we rarely eat out at a hotel restaurant, but we had a tropical depression settle in and it would not stop raining. Hence my bright idea to go there because of the covered canopy and valet parking. I must say we were very pleased with everything. Although the place was quiet the staff was very attentive and to our surprise the food was excellent. Two fish dishes I think it was snapper they both enjoyed and I had the barrel cut filet cooked to perfection. Go check it out, a big surprise find for a local.

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 (Naples)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great people. Good food. Good time.
Definitely go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food is just wonderful, excellent wine list and service. I think k this is overlooked because it is in a hotel but it is a great place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 7, 2017

steak was not cooked correctly, raw, and it did not look or taste look a new york strip. The chef was not on tonight at all. First and last experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Ironwood has great service and delicious food. The lobster ravioli appetizer is so flavorful without a heavy sauce. My twin Florida lobster tails were excellent, but the twice baked potato was mediocre for the $10 price tag.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great service.. Adrien was excellent and very knowledgeable and professional.. Can't wait to return. Please pass this on to Adrien...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Never lets us down. Superior service, fabulous wine list, great menu, and overall solid dining experience every time. I had the fillet , Salas's & sides are served à la cart, but plenty for at least two or more. A neighborhood favorite, and recommendation for all her visit the area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Our server was very overwhelmed. We don't understand why the "manager" checked in with other guests, while we were repeatedly waiting for our server, drinks & food on more than one occasion. There was one point that we had to let our server know that we were done, no dessert and would take our check she then walked by us 3 times, in the 20 minutes we waited for her. We ended up having to stand up from our table to get her to engage with us. It ws 10:12 at night, it wasn't packed...

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 6, 2017

our server girl was very good and fun character which made for a relaxed evening our family from Ottawa Canada where sorry that the n golfshop was not open have been there several time and always find it great with family friends or others and do recommend it. len / tequesta

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Service was top notch and the food was fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

It was outstanding. Our server was personable. They even made special accommodations for my husband's dietary needs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. Service was great!!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Although the steak for two I shared with a friend was very good, my wife and her friend each had the roast chicken dinner and complained that it was much to salty to the waiter. He offered no suggestions or alternatives. We also checked with some at nearby table some of who were having the roast chicken and they had the same complaint, that it was much to salty. So my suggestion is you stick to the steak and don't have the chicken.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food was HORRIBLE. Ordered pasta primavera it was cold and disgusting. The fish reeked. And the shrimp were previously frozen. We found out afterwards that everyone had been complaining about how horrible the food is. Avoid.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Nice decor. Good location. Service a bit slow and place was maybe half full. Grouper special was excellent. Ahi tuna seemed off. Rest of the night confirmed it. Key lime pie average.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 28, 2017

all was outstanding. Service, food was great. nice quiet dining

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Absolutely terrible. A 7 PM reservation and food arrived after 9PM. All three steaks were overdone and we received no apology from the waiter or manager. The server, Adrian, from Transylvania, paid little attention to our table all night long. will NEVER return

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Our last visit was disappointing. We have been going to Ironwood for several years, this most recent one did not live to the usual experience.
Service was sluggish, even if the restaurant was not overly busy. The food was not up the usual standard. Also had problems with the wine ordered and priced charged. Very disappointing compared to all our previous experiences at Ironwood.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Excellent restaurant located in the PGA Resort. We were there 3 times during our stay and enjoyed every meal. Service is excellent and friendly. I was concerned this would be "stuffy" but it was not at all. Will be going back next year!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Our Server Alex was outstanding!!! Food is always amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day. The service was spotty and the food ok. I would not go back even though it was a lovely restaurant with a nice atmosphere. For the price and the included gratuity, I expected much more.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Overall great experience! Service was excellent, the ambiance was great. The food was really good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Skip this restaurant. They messed up on the order sent back and they brought bs k pretty much the same. No one seemed to care. They r too many good restaurants in the area

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Until now, I have never had an unpleasant experience at Ironwood. I told my guests that everything on the menu was fabulous. Unfortunately, this evening the food was sub par, timed horribly, and the birthday boy's dinner was overcooked (almost twice). By the time the replacement steak came out, and it arrived almost as overcooked as the first, everyone else was done eating their dinners. We had to wait an extraordinary amount of time for the salad course. My steak was just warm. We received two creamed spinach sides instead of one and the fourth side that we ordered. We were also advised that the sides would be enough to share (note, there are six people in this dinner party). They were not -- perhaps enough for four, but definitely not enough for six. I alerted the manager of the issue, but he never once presented to the table to apologize or offer any reasoning for the poor dining experience. I was mortified because the restaurant selection was my idea. I do not think I will suggest Ironwood again in the future.

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