Traditional American Food with a elegant setting inside, outdoor patio seating and ample parking.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: T-F 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-8:45pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm
Brunch: Sa-Su 9:00am-2:00pm
$30 and under
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A pleasant surprise.
Iron (or Iron Grill?) was surprisingly good. The food very tasty with service mostly attentive given how busy it was. The ambiance was cozy (decor could use some sprucing up), maybe a bit too noisy at brunch for our taste but, all in all, much better than we expected. A good choice for Sunday brunch. I loved my tomato-spinach-avocado combo with scrambled eggs and hash browns on the side. I chose a beignet on the side which was a taste treat. The prices are reasonable given that each dish is prepared with attention to taste and presentation. Iron will be on our go-to list now. Be sure to make reservations for peak times.
Basic dining experience
Purchased gift cards from Costco - we thought we'd try a new place. The atmosphere was a bit cold and cafeteria like. The waiter was very nice, however after he took our order, we never saw him again. He never checked to see how the food was, or if we needed anything. It took my husband over 5 minutes to flag someone down to bring him parmesan cheese for his pasta dish. My prime rib was covered in chopped raw garlic. It appeared to have been pre-cooked and thrown on the grill to reheat. A poor menu selection on my part. We'll probably use the second gift card to grab a simple beer and burger. Overall, a disappointment.
Excellent food ! I ordered the steak sal ...
Excellent food ! I ordered the steak salad medium rare and it was perfect t! My husband got the tri tip med rare but it was over cooked ! He will get my plate next time ! We will go back !
Waitress was way too busy to ask how everything was but she was nice !
We enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch at the Iron Grill. We had reservations which we would recommend. We ordered spicy Bloody Mary's, the California scramble and the turkey/bacon/avocado omelet. We thought all of the food was very good. I regrt not ordering a beignet which is offered as a toast replacement. The restaurant was lively. Good place to add to a farmers market visit.
Just slightly off
Very flavorful steaks and chops, but my pork chop was ordered medium and came out well done. The dining room is lovely but the booths are a bit too large for comfortable conversation. The service was a bit rushed in style considering that there only two or three parties in the restaurant on the time. Altogether, a very pleasant dining experience but not quite five stars.
Came for Mother's Day Brunch & my 84 yo mother ate all of her chicken & waffles, so that says something. Biscuits & gravy was good...eggs Benedict 3/5 (I'm an officionado). The blueberry ricotta pancakes were the bomb! My husband French toast had good flavor, but it came out cold, they reheated but then it got soggy. I would try again! I like the look & vibe along with an interesting menu. Service was a bit slow. Good mimosas.
After reading other reviews we decided on a group brunch since Iron takes reservations. We asked for a received a table on the patio. The service was very friendly but a little random. Regular coffee came right away but decaf took longer. The problem was that it took the kitchen a long time from when we ordered. I even went inside to check. Everyone in our group liked their food. Don't go when you want to eat in a reasonable time.
Took a chance going for dinner after attending the Tower theater. Blue Cheese crusted ribeye was amazing. Done to perfection. Burgers/salads we also enjoyed. Abundant supply of big comfortable padded booths. All staff exceedingly anticipated our needs. We will go again.
Had an early dinner at Iron this Monday. The service was very good and the server very knowledgable. We had appetizers from the happy hour menu - calamari and tempurs green beans. both were very good with the tempurs beans taking the prize for taste, enormous size and balance with the rest of our meal. The steak salad was fanbtastic and the surf and turf was excellent. All dishes were well prepared, fresh and very large portions. All in all, the restaurant is friendly, affordable, has excellent food and a fun place to dine. The only hangup was the poor wine list; if you want very good wine, bring your own. That said, the cocktails were great and well made. We will be back.
Accomodate customers more
It was me and my dad's first time coming here and we barely missed the cut off time for brunch which is 2pm. However, they refused to make an exception even though it was Easter. The waitress put road blocks on every thing we asked....nope...nope...we're out of it...I don't know if I can change it from fries to baked potatoes....don't know what we have....etc...etc. Which for me was ruining our Easter. Even though it was not that busy by this time, she gave us very little attention and did the bare minimum....in fact she never once asked us how was our food. I had to ask her for refills on my coffee. Their lunch menu had very little to offer other than sandwiches. Since it was Easter I didn't want a sandwich, so I ordered NY steak for me and my dad. The guy that brought the food out to us didn't pay attention to which steak was the medium and which was the medium rare so me and my dad had to figure it out. The steak was perfectly cooked and we did enjoy it so that was the only plus side to coming here. I wouldn't recommend the place to other people if it were solely based on service. but the steak was really good. Maybe it was just having a really bad waitress that ruined it.
fun new place
The menu was not as large as the one on the open table web page, but still nice. The beignet ?sp appetizer was a surprise and amazing. The only down side was being seated inside on a beautiful evening and the smell of frying oil is a little strong. My salmon was prepared perfectly and was delectible
We both had the prime rib which was real ...
We both had the prime rib which was really good. Both the side dishes that came with it were bland. The wine list had several reasonably priced wines by the glass. The seating and lighting weren't the best but it wasn't a deal breaker.
The salads were fresh and plentiful. The dessert was very good, but no flow in the lava cake. The jambalaya was extremely flavorful, but there was no chicken in mine and my wife's had one piece the size of the dime. I guess the free range chicken flew the coup.
Post Christmas Brunch
Had reservations for 11 on 12/26. When we arrived, our table was waiting for us. We were promptly seated and drink orders were taken. Had a long wait for our bloody Mary's but when they arrived they were perfect. Very fresh, spicy but not too hot, great blend of alcohol and juices. Again, we had a long wait for our breakfast meals but when they arrived, they were excellent. Great quality, reasonable prices. Everyone agreed that their meals were outstanding.
We really loved the decor, the staff was great with our small children we had with us and even helped take a photo of the group at the end of the meal. If there was anything to be slightly critical of would have been the waits that we incurred through the meal. I don't think they were expecting as many people as they had and we had 4 different people help serve us. One took drink order, another took meal order, another delivered drinks and checked on coffee levels and finally a 4th delivered our bill and took payment.
I would not let this issue deter anyone from trying this great place. We loved it and will return often.
After reading all the rave reviews we were completely disappointed in this restaurant. The menu was nothing if not eclectic. The appetizer was boring. My Louie salad was boring ( the kind you buy premade In a grocery store) and my husband's steak was undercooked and half gristle. The service was friendly. I can only assume they have regulars who give them great reviews. I would never recommend this to a friend.
Casual and creative cuisine
This is a very patron friendly and relaxed restaurant that has a solid menu at fair prices. Good appetizers (roasted artichoke is great) steaks and lobster are reliable regulars. Service prompt and not pretentious. Lots of new competition in Land Park/Broadway/re-born Oak Park, but Iron should hold its own for quality of food and service .
Would definitely recommend to others!
Living about a mile from the place, I've never made it to Iron before but after recently reading the article in the Sac Bee it made me want to check it out. It was a group of 9 of us, and we all enjoyed ourselves. The service was really friendly and prompt, the brunch was delicious and staff were really friendly. I would definitely go back another time and recommend to others as well.
Need another visit.
Quite busy place at 6:30 on a Saturday evening. Seated at a table with poor lighting next to a large party. Menu items were appealing and good. Ordered the pork chop which came with mashed potatoes and apple slaw, substituted a twice baked potato for the mashed and received it along with vegetable hash instead of the apple slaw! I need to give this place another try when they aren't so busy.
Pete in EDH
Food was well above average but we had to wait 45 minutes between our salad course and our entree course (and we ordered the special of the night). Two other tables came after we did, ate and left before we got our entrees. NO EXCUSE FOR THIS - WON'T RETURN.
good but slow
We were here for dinner on Veterans' Day, and we had a Living Social coupon that was going to expire in two days. I don't know if these were reasons for there being such a full dining room and bar on a Tuesday night, but the staff definitely seemed to be unprepared for the crowd. Service was good--everyone from host to bussers to servers was friendly and fairly attentive. However, the kitchen was obviously overwhelmed; several tables waited quite a long while for food to arrive. We got our drinks and salads fairly quickly, but the appetizer arrived after the salad, and it was nearly an hour before we saw our entrees. The food was good, hot, and prepared as ordered; however, the folks at the table next to us had to take their food to go as the wait was longer than their child could tolerate peacefully and, on top of it all, the husband's steak was well done rather than medium rare. We were in the restaurant for two hours (and we were seated right away)--it was just a little too long for a simple app-salad-entree meal.
Despite an excellent review in the Bee l ...
Despite an excellent review in the Bee last week, the service has not improved from my previous visits. We waited 45 minutes for drink orders even though there were very few people in the restaurant or at the bar. The tempura greens beans were excellent appetizers, but the "battle burger" was just okay. All would have been a good evening had the service been up to par.
We were hopeful after reading a review in the local paper that Iron was a great place to go. It is near our house and I thought we might have finally found a place to eat meat that wasn't an arm and a leg (for example, Ruth Chris and Morton's). The waitress was very nice. When our hamburgers that we ordered medium well came out rare she quickly replaced them and gave us free drinks. But the taste was still not there. Sweet potato fries were good. Will try again for brunch.
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