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Restaurant IRON, Pensacola, FL

Restaurant IRON

4.8
4.8
2204 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 476-7776

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex McPhail

  • Neighborhood

    Pensacola

  • Cross street

    Garden Street

  • 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

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 2022

    $150.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in 2022 with us at Iron! Chef Alex and our award-winning team will be preparing a five-course tasting menu for you and yours. Seating times are at 6:00 and 9:00 The cost per person is $150 plus tax and gratuity, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Optional wine or cocktail pairing for each course will be available, both for $50 each. *credit card required at booking, cancellation policy applies

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What 2,204 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northwest Florida

    Best Overall

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Food

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Service

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Florida

    Best Value

  • Northwest Florida

    Healthy

  • Northwest Florida

    Hot spot

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for fine wines

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for special occasions

  • Northwest Florida

    Most Booked

  • Pensacola

    Best Overall

  • Pensacola

    Best Food

  • Pensacola

    Best Service

  • Pensacola

    Best Ambiance

  • Pensacola

    Best Value

  • Pensacola

    Innovative

  • Pensacola

    Healthy

  • Pensacola

    Great for fine wines

  • Pensacola

    Romantic

  • Pensacola

    Good for special occasions

  • Pensacola

    Lively

  • Pensacola

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  1. CS

    CarlaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends for the First Dibs Menu including the wine pairings. We thoroughly enjoyed all 3 courses and the wine pairings worked well. The duck was especially delicious with the basil and cherry sauces. We will be sure to visit again as this was a great value for delicious and well prepared food - thank you to the chef and his staff!
  2. J

    Jlouish

    Central Coast

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing restaurant experience. Great food. Outstanding service. Made date night special.
  3. p

    pauls

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent by Danielle. Taylor, the bartender makes the best old fashion in town. Food was excellent as always.
  4. ME

    MarkE

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great! A must every time we are in town!
  5. RY

    RobY

    Mobile

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten at Iron on numerous occasions. It’s a favorite for an evening out that’s not necessarily special but made special by this place. Love the Caesar Salad! It was perfect! Dinner was as great as it’s ever been. What a wonderful evening. Made perfect by Meg our server!
  6. C

    Chicknjoe

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun early evening. The food was so good. Jeff was a fantastic wait person. We get cold easy so he moved us to a corner table, no fuss. Suggested a marvelous gin cocktail with a rosebud. Way to start a three course delicious dinner. The creamy cave blu cheese dressing on hydroponic romaine, Brussels cooked perfectly and of course the duck, warm rare with crispy ends…everybody happy at my table. Thought we were done but th New York cheese cake, dark cherry syrup with a glass of port? Classy, fun, delicious and anxious to return. Kudos to IRON. EXCELLENT! Glad we Uber-d. back soon. Thx
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere employees was super nice
  8. ER

    EricR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Food and Service on both occasions! Well done.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for a filet and bourbon.
  10. CC

    CopperChef

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    This has been our anniversary spot for a few years. They used to print a special menu that said “happy anniversary“ for us. They no longer do this I suppose… The food is always so great and rewarding. This time however it was a vast disappointment. The chicken wing appetizer was around $20 and basically equates to 3 total chicken wings worth of meat at best. The wings on a Cornish game hen are larger than what we were served. Our server Peter, was the most inattentive person we have had serve us in the years we have dined at Iron. My drink would be empty and it was almost as if he were walking off as fast as possible before I could request another. Each drink took around 15 -20min for him to put in and have delivered to my table. This time as well as the last time we dined there, they were out of the lamb. I opted for the duck. Coincidentally, the table beside us ordered the same. One of the people in that party sent hers back. I almost wish I’d done the same. The meat was far more chewy than I had expected and I guess I had assumed I’d receive a nice piece of breast meat. The parsnip purée reminded me of baby food in the worst way. I will say though all together it tasted like Christmas on a plate. The desserts were fantastic and the absolute best part. All and all I think this will be our last time at Iron.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gnocchi and the duck are both amazing!
  12. HG

    HawaiianGirl

    Tallahassee

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service
  13. T

    Trent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers knew our name and the occasion we were eating there for. They even had specially printed menus for our anniversary. Excellent food and amazing service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I had high hopes for Iron after hearing awesome reviews. 5pm reservation for 4. Drinks and Truffle Fries appetizer were brought out in a timely manner. Dinner not so much. All 4 of us ordered the Hanger Steak. 2 out of 4 arrived rare instead of medium rare. Only 3 of our party received their steaks. 10 minutes later the 4th steak arrived undercooked. We didn’t have time to send it back as we had a concert to go to. At the price point we were charged our group will not return for mediocre service.
  15. A

    Anonymous

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, but not excellent. The salmon that I ordered was just a bit overdone. There was nothing like bread available. If we wanted anything before the main course, we would have to order a "small plate" to share. While I admit that part of this problem is because of my poor decision about the timing of our reservation, the service was poor. I was trying to guess at the time that the Pensacola Opera performance would end, given that it started at 6:00 pm. It ran longer than I thought, so we were late for our reservation. The fact that service was sketchy may be due to that problem. But our original server came to the table, discovered that we were not immediately ready to order drinks, and disappeared never to return. Someone else stepped in to continue the service. While I felt badly about our tardiness, this problem exacerbated that negative feeling. As a result, the feeling I had on leaving was one of having inconvenienced the staff. That's not the way I would like to leave an establishment.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and delicious food, superior service, great specialty drinks, sophisticated and fun atmosphere. We haven’t had a bad experience here ever!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great experience here, the service and the food was absolutely excellent. It was a pleasure to eat here.
  18. LS

    LeighS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! We will be back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    fantastic, I would recommend sitting at the main bar or a table. It seems to be where people are intended to be. Food was phenomenal
  20. EL

    EricaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Iron. We come here for every birthday, even though we don’t live in the area anymore. It’s definitely a treat, and the service is always perfect.
  21. M

    Madaf

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Took my boyfriend here for his birthday with our reservation set for 7pm we sat at the bar for 30 mins waiting for our table then waited another 2 hours for our meal, they did comp 2 drinks for the table wait time, I had heard so many good things about this place and we were looking forward to eating here but unfortunately first impressions are the ones that count! Our waitress was very sweet but the 2 hour wait for food was unacceptable. The food was good, no complaints there!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time there but we chose the counter this time and it was a very cool experience. We got Jeff again and were very excited because he took such good care of us the first time and did not disappoint. Food was excellent!
  23. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tuesday evening dining offers a diverse discounted wine list to complement the new fall menu.
  24. BP

    BethP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite local restaurant! and not just a fantastic local find--amazing food, service, and creativity. I totally recommend.
  25. JH

    JohnH

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was prompt and friendly. Great overall experience!
  26. M

    Michael

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant in Pensacola. Best steak you’ll ever have. Great service. World class.
  27. MW

    MicW

    Birmingham

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Twice now I have eaten at Iron two nights in a row. And I could have easily enjoyed a third! The menu is creative and interesting which makes it difficult to choose at times. Give serious consideration to whatever is on special. The food is consistently delicious and beautifully presented.
  28. MW

    MicW

    Birmingham

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I’m in Pensacola I eat at Iron. The lamb is always superb and the fresh catch should be ordered by someone at the table. I love sitting at either of the bars because we then get to interact with the wonderful staff and Chef if we’re lucky. It elevates a delicious meal to a full on great experience.
  29. RS

    RodneyS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frenched chicken wings, monster ribeye, black truffle butter, and mascarpone grits!! Fire!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for any occasion. Food is absolutely amazing!
  31. MR

    MikeR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Booked for special anniversary night. After reservation was book saw that they had us outside. Called to see other options they said there were none. Other times offered were really early or late so kept what we had. Outside was on sidewalk and had many empty tables inside. Won’t go into anymore detail but will not recommend or go back.

    Restaurant IRONResponded on October 30, 2022Thanks for providing us with feedback about your experience with us last night. We will reach out directly to learn more about your visit.

  32. PK

    PatrickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't have asked for a better experience!!! The food was to die for!
  33. I

    Irish

    Atlanta

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Iron is one of our favorite places in Pensacola Florida We have never been disappointed. Food and service are excellent. I love the fact of the menu changes frequently so when you go back to enjoy new creations by Chef. Highly recommend this restaurant
  34. ES

    EliS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The food is incredible, everything we tried was perfect. Even the cocktails were perfection.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Hilary helped us pick out a fabulous bottle of wine. Danielle was our server. She’s awesome. We have officially stated that Restaurant Iron is our number one favorite. Outstanding in all areas.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. The red fish was perfect
  37. LC

    LeeC

    Tallahassee

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have seen the great reviews for this restaurant but were never sure about the menu. We finally decided to try it and we wished we would have tried it so much sooner. The food was amazing, our server was great. We cannot wait to go back and try more of the dishes on the menu.
  38. DE

    DEEELISHUSSS

    Kansas City

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor provided impeccable service & perfect recommendations. The menu is creative, varied & sure to please all. Another memorable & delicious experience courtesy of Iron!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iron Lyonnaise is a fantastic dish, highly recommended. Greatly enjoyed our dining experience, thanks!
  40. SS

    StSimonMSR

    New Orleans

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hubby & I had dinner during an overnight stop in downtown Pensacola on our way to Baton Rouge. Real gem of a place! Delicious & creative food, great service. Chic & upscale ambiance. Will return if we are ever in downtown Pensacola again!

FAQs

Restaurant IRON is rated 4.8 stars by 2204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Restaurant IRON

22 N Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Garden Street

  • Neighborhood

    Pensacola

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex McPhail

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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