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.
Bar Dining, 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
My wife and I had a great time at Iron. ...
My wife and I had a great time at Iron. We received the recommendation from a friend so decided to give Iron a visit. At no point were we disappointed. Our waiter, Matt, made it seem as if we were his only concern. His knowledge and descriptions of the items on the menu literally made our mouth salivate. Some may look at the price and think that its a little too pricey. We beg the differ. You're not just paying for delicious food that you can see prepared feets away, you are paying for extraordinary service in what I consider to be the most modern restaurant in Pensacola. My wife and I have our favorite places to celebrate our special occasions and Restaurant Iron just moved to NUMERO UNO. I strongly recommend that people give it a try. And if Matt is your server, you'll be begging for every dish on the menu.
My wife and I celebrated our 15th Annive ...
My wife and I celebrated our 15th Anniversary at Iron. The staff was very polite, personable yet professional. The food was absolutely amazing. Our waiter, Matt, was on top of his game. Quick, friendly service, he knew the menu inside and out and his recommendations were on point. The food portions are moderate but we didn't leave hungry. We were very satisfied with our dining experience and will recommend Iron to all of our friends.
Restaurant Iron has become one of the cr ...
Restaurant Iron has become one of the crown jewels of Pensacola dining. The menu is constantly changing with new additions and many of the old favorites as well. They are now open 7 days a week which gives Pensacola a great option instead of a chain restaurant. I had the Wagayu burger and my wife had the chicken and dumplins. Both wonderful dishes with perfect seasoning, and a great blend of sides. We have had most of the dishes that Chef Alex has created and have never had a bad meal. The bar is well stocked and the bartenders are creative and serve excellent drinks. The portions are plentiful. We have dined with other local chefs and they have rave reviews for the food here.
My first visit to Iron! I had heard rav ...
My first visit to Iron! I had heard rave reviews so my expectations were high. They did not disappoint. Classy, top notch, amazing wine and the Salmon was delicious! Great date spot! And surprisingly affordable! Matt, our server, gave beautiful descriptions of the featured dishes for the evening. And was quietly solicitous and a wonderful server. I highly recommend going to Iron!
Service was very poor. Waited 15 min for ...
Service was very poor. Waited 15 min for a server to come to the table just to even take a drink order. No one came so we departed. They were not busy and some servers were seen just talking to people and not working
Having lived In Asheville NC for five ye ...
Having lived In Asheville NC for five years and having dined all over this country and the world , I can say I was Very Impressed with this establishment. Food was A+ , get a seat at the Chef's counter and prepare to be wowed.
After sitting for 15 minutes I had to ge ...
After sitting for 15 minutes I had to get up and ask if we were going to have a server. Once we got one, he did a fine job until the restaurant got busy then he kind of went slack on us, as happens in a lot of restaurants. The bar was really busy so I asked about happy hour - our waiter had to go ask someone.... not a great sign either. The food was good but a little pricey. The local cheeses on the cheese plate were really good but extremely small portions and the schnitzel was delicious.
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!
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