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:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm

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

Entertainment:
Thursday Evenings through Saturdays from 8pm to 11pm enjoy live music at the
iBar lobby lounge. Never a cover.

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, 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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
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Good for a Date (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Casual (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 18 hours ago

Service was terrible, server not attentive at all. Gratuity is added to every bill so there is no incentive to give good service when the server knows he's going to get 18% no matter how he pwrforms. It's a shame because the food was good, except the cold baked potato.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Steak was way over cooked. Replaced the steak but took over 20 min to get another Med/Rare filet out.
The rest of the table was almost finished with the meal.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was very good. Service was very slow and unattentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good service... fabulous wine list...delicious food... wonderful!! Very Well priced considering the quality of food and atmosphere!! It’s a winner for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

So disappointed. The staff was deplorable and rude. Our waiter disappeared. We had clear our own dishes, couldn’t get drinks unless we got up and asked for a waiter and then when the waiter finally came by he asked “is there a problem?” YES!! You are rude and then we were charged 18% tip on a $1000 bill for a BUFFET!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We are spending Christmas vacation in the PGA resort in a rented condo. We made a reservation at the club restaurant, Ironwood Steak and a Seafood. The dinner turned out to be a buffet and it was mediocre at best. Moreover they charged me $85 per person and we were a party of 4. A complete waste of almost $500. Needless to say the service was awful!! The waiter never came to clear one plate and we had to put our used dishes on the table next to us which remained dirty throughout our dinner. The food wasn’t even good. Old Country Buffet is better. Yes, I’ve tried OCB once. PGA Resort should be ashamed of themselves. I will never go there again for food, drink or anything.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have reached out to the manager requesting a return call to share by feedback - still waiting for that call.
Service was poor - we waited for 15 minutes before a drink order was even taken - same about about of time for coffee/ I had to flag down our waiter for silverware then waited ...
this was a Christmas buffet and none of the items were labeled and the staff personal manning the table didn’t speak English so she could not tell me the item.
I have eaten here before so that is why I chose this as my Christmas dinner- I will not make this mistake again. Very disappointing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

12/25/2017-Christmas Day Dinner
Excellent to Awesome experience. Presentation of the Buffet was outstanding; Very Festive and Energetic.
Choices of salads, appetizers, Desserts and main course were excellent. Main course was Hot and fresh and prepared to our liking. We had the Prime Rib, which was done to our liking. The risotto was delicious. The King crab, shrimp, and clams were fresh and chilled; with a variety of of toppings, i.e., mustard, cocktail, hot sauce.
Service was very attentive and courteous. Marty was our waiter. All in all a very enjoyable experience. Pleasantly surprised for a Holiday Buffet. Highly recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We came to the Ironwood Grill for the purpose of taking my mother (who uses a wheel chair) out for Christmas lunch. The buffet was spectacular, if expensive. The service personnel were considerate and very helpful. The overall experience was very, very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

For the price, i expected fresh lobster on the seafood platter, not an overcooked, frozen lobster tail.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was great . Our server was very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Quality Steakhouse and the only place near and far which features American ( Ellenburg)
Lamb.
Service excellent , Wine list adequate
and highly recommendable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

This was our second night in a row at Ironwood. The food was amazing and the staff was superb both nights.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was delicious but our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. We didn't have any room left for dessert. Top review for the staff. They were all amazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Had a very bad cut of a 90.00 porterhouse steal for two
The manager was. most accommodating and gave us a
very reasonable credit. We shall return

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This restaurant not only has always has excellent food, they will often cater to food allergies if you request it a few days in advance. The food has always been excellent. They have accommodated us with 10 or more people for Thanksgiving (excellent buffet by the way) over the years, including one family member with major food allergies. I recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

If you live or are staying anywhere PGA National this restaurant is a must try.

Steaks were fabulous, cooked to perfection. Generous sides and the Deserts were ridiculously good!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List
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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!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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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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