About Restaurant IRON
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.
Southern, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 1:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Restaurant IRON Ratings and Reviews
I read reviews about Iron and overheard ...
I read reviews about Iron and overheard a conversation about it earlier in the week. The food was good although a little pricey for my taste. Every item is made in house, so it was disappointing not to have real ketchup. The amuse bouche was a great addition to my dining experience- unexpected and fun. My meal was good, but not the best place I've eaten at in Pensacola. I will say that my cocktails were unique and tasty - the bartenders were attentive and I felt feeling my business was valued.
We really enjoy Iron but our experience ...
We really enjoy Iron but our experience on Saturday night was not good. There were four of us eating, and two of us were served our main meal, but the waitress told us someone else had picked up the other two and they would have to wait. So two of us sat there for 10 minutes with our dinner, letting it get cold, waiting. We found the food a bit salty and they were out of two dishes we ordered. Must have just been an off night as usually it is top shelf!
The food was prepared perfectly and disp ...
The food was prepared perfectly and displayed beautifully. Our server was unobtrusively attentive throughout the evening. The music was in the background and conversation at the table was easy to hear. Crisp modern feel in an historic setting.
I brought my girlfriend here for her bir ...
I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday. Our server was very well informed about the menu and made great suggestions. She had the salmon and I had the steak. Portion size was great and both dishes were cooked to our preference. Love that they put a candle on her dessert (Nutella cake w/ pretzel crust - so delicious!) so she could make a wish. Very positive experience!
Wonderful all around dining experience. ...
Wonderful all around dining experience.
The waitress explanation of each entree was perfect. She was pleasant, just the right amount of tentativeness and presented well.
The food presentation added to it's appeal and the quality was extraordinary. Restaurant IRON is a quality dining experience.
We went for our 26th wedding anniversary ...
We went for our 26th wedding anniversary. My wife went here for the first time with her sister back in May 2016. They both enjoyed their meal and service so much that we went back again. Finding a restaurant in this town that offers exceptional food is extremely difficult. The service is high class, the food is gourmet, the overall experience was phenomenal . If you're wanting a dining experience that meets all your expectations this is the place to go. .
We have been to Iron numerous times and ...
We have been to Iron numerous times and each time, they deliver the goods. The ambience, food and service are first class. Make sure you try the ceasar salad. All of the entrees are fabulous but personal favorite is the Duck. Can't go wrong with a dinner at Iron.
Restaurant Iron delivers once again. We ...
Restaurant Iron delivers once again. We made our reservation through OpenTable and the hostess had everything ready when we arrived. Our server was very knowledgeable about how each dish is prepared and gave us great recommendations. Although the restaurant always seems full, the whole operation is very efficient and courses come out at just the right time. We will be back!
Love to dine in Pensacola, Iron was reco ...
Love to dine in Pensacola, Iron was recommended by a friend. From the time we walked in the door to the time we left the service was outstanding. The menu was unique and exciting. My gumbo was as good as any I've eaten in New Orleans. Iron is a must try if you are in town!
The selection of whiskies--High West's S ...
The selection of whiskies--High West's Silver, for example--is great. The servers are attentive and very know their food and drink. The Tuesday 1/2 off wines was a great value with fine wines. Foods are interesting and run from very good to great.
Our second visit and just as good. The ...
Our second visit and just as good. The most creative food in Pensacola area today. Excellent cocktails. Very good wine prices in general and reduced prices on Tuesdays. Appetizers of foie gras, and salads excellent. We have now had most of the main courses and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Duck was very good.
Great evening! First time for us and won ...
Great evening! First time for us and won't be the last. Food and service were great. It's not a large place and can feel pretty "cozy", a private table not likely at the height of the evening traffic. However, that was part of the charm, we chatted with those tables next to us and it was really nice to share observations about the dishes we had ordered. All in all a wonderful evening, we will return very soon!
Notably one of the best meals we have ev ...
Notably one of the best meals we have ever had at a restaurant. Chef Alex McPhail is outstanding and we would recommend IRON to anyone desiring a fantastic meal. My wife has extensive food allergies that causes quite a bit of a challenge in dining out, let alone her meal having any flavor and her meal was so flavorful. My comment at the end of the meal was "I'm sorry that's over". Enough said. Go, go, go.
We enjoyed dinner very much. The food wa ...
We enjoyed dinner very much. The food was very well done in attractive presentation. The service was excellent and the restaurant had an open, clean feel to it. The portions were a bit small, and the fresh fish preparation was not exceptional. All else was very enjoyable, finely prepared, great atmosphere that we would recommend to like-minded diners. We enjoy fine cuisine as much as possible and don't mind paying a bit more for great food and exclusive service.
Our new favorite restaurant!!! Ambiance ...
Our new favorite restaurant!!! Ambiance, greeting, service, uniforms, drinks, kitchen, FOOD... nothing was wrong... at all!!! I want to go back every single weekend.
Worth the hour drive from Destin... beats every single restaurant around
The food was excellent. The local cheese ...
The food was excellent. The local cheese some of the best we have ever had; the salmon was fresh and delicious; the caesar salad was beautiful and tasty; the duck was good; the espresso bread pudding and Nutella pie were awesome!
The entree was superior. Considering the ...
The entree was superior. Considering the price and the region a small dinner salad or green side would have been reasonable and appreciated. Most diners don't need a full head of romaine but would enjoy a small, chilled dinner salad. A small price to complete a comparatively expensive meal for the area.
The best meal I have had in a very long ...
The best meal I have had in a very long time. The food was akin to a fine art masterpiece. Every bite was an explosion of delicate mixtures of tantalizing flavors. Our waiter explained the menu in detail. Overall the best night out I can remember. I have already raved to everyone I know. You absolutely must check this venue out. I would highly recommend the duck. WOW!
What I loved the most was the twist the ...
What I loved the most was the twist the chef puts on each dish. For example the Chicken N Dumplins are outstanding but definitely not your grandma's recipe! The Pork Schnitzel was also delicious. Oyster appetizer and Bread Pudding for dessert is my recommendation. Top notch service. Interesting bar area for cocktails or for dining. The drink list is unique and offers a variety of cocktails. Great atmosphere!
I can't wait to go back. This is definitely a must go to place.
Alex is the real deal, his food is well ...
Alex is the real deal, his food is well thought out and delicious. You eat with your eyes and the plate presentation is flawless. Campbell and Brett are amongst the finest bartenders in the area and the entire staff is very friendly and accommodating, hat's off to Mike for running a fantastic operation. This restaurant is a must if you are in the mood for great eclectic food.
Loved it!! Most innovative chef in Pensa ...
Loved it!! Most innovative chef in Pensacola.... (And there are some good ones here)!
Just what we needed here.
Fresh food beautifully prepared. The menu changes constantly based on what is available fresh. No one else in Pensacola does that.
I am so happy to have a great, fresh approach to food here.
The service is impeccable, the bar tender an artist.
The chef and his kitchen staff a well oiled machine.
A must stop in Pensacola.
We will be back!
Iron was spot on Saturday night as alway ...
Iron was spot on Saturday night as always. They never miss a beat. Chef Alex creativity is over the top. Really pleased with the entree option to choose between small plate/large plate based on your appetite. We are blessed to have a restaurant that ranks with the best of Atlanta and New Orleans in Pensacola.
We had a wonderful experience as we cele ...
We had a wonderful experience as we celebrated our 28th Wedding Anniversary. Our server was amazing and knew everything about the food. Prompt to serve and clear without being overbearing. The Host crew set us up with an out of the way table upon request and personalized the menus for our special occasion. The food was amazing...showing creativity and superb preparation. I'd highly recommend this establishment with reservations (as the walk-ins ended up at the bar) for a foodie or for a great night out with friends or a romantic occasion.
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