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About Iron Horse Grill
The Iron Horse Pleasantville is an intimate, 60 seat restaurant in the turn of the century Pleasantville, New York train station building. The restaurant has received accolades for its contemporary cuisine including an "Exellent" rating from the New York Times' M.H.Reed, a four and one half star review from noted food writer Gerry Dawes and has received an "A" from Judith Hausman in the Journal News.The 2011 Zagat Survey has described the food as "extraordinary to perfection".Zagat also says that the Iron Horse is a "class act" that "stands out"for it's"superb seasonal cuisine","dedicated staff" and "quaint setting".
The Iron Horse Pleasantville is open for lunch (12-3pm) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and dinner (5pm-close) Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays. The restaurant is also available for private parties at other times. Our private dinning room, the"Iron Horse Room", can accommodate up to 15 for an intimate dinner or corporate event.
Hours of Operation:
SUNDAY: Lunch 12-3pm/Dinner 5pm-close
TUESDAY: Dinner 5pm-close
WEDNESDAY: Dinner 5pm-close
THURSDAY: Dinner 5pm-close
FRIDAY: Lunch 12-3pm/Dinner 5pm-close
SATURDAY: Lunch 12-3pm/Dinner 5pm-close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Special dinners & concerts to be announced. Please check our website for special events.
VALET PARKING FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT
Limited street parking (Free after 6)
MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS
Memorial Plaza/Pleasantville Train Station, behind the restaurant. Cross footbridge over railroad tracks to rear of building. Proceed around to the front entrance. (Permit needed before 3/Metered parking)
Behind Dunkin Donuts at Manville Rd and Wheeler Ave. Cross over Manville Rd to Wheeler Ave, restaurant is on your right. (Metered parking/Free after 6)
Take the Metro-North Harlem line to the Pleasantville Station. Take the stair case at the north end of the station and turn right, you will see the rear of the building. Proceed around the building to the right to our entrance. For train schedules and MTA information visit www.mta.info or dial 511.
Private Party Facilities:
The Iron Horse restaurant is available for private parties at special times. Our private dining room, the “Green Room”, can accommodate up to 16 for an intimate dinner or corporate event.
Private Party Contact:
Maeve McLaughlin: 8883470110
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Iron Horse Grill Ratings and Reviews
An excellent, unhurried, quite meal, sta ...
An excellent, unhurried, quite meal, starying with a Cosmopolitan & a perfect rye Manhattan.
They took pride in the Manhattan, specifically asking what we though.
A survey of starters, all serviceable. The hanger steak was top notch, grilled flavor and perfectly medium rare, accompanied by olive oil potatoes --a very pleasant surprise.
Enough for two meals for me. And they hand crafted a simple desert, vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce. ... not on menu and simply yet artfully presented.
Dinner was ok, nothing special. The serv ...
Dinner was ok, nothing special. The service was slow and one diner sent his steak back to be cooked more. It took a long time for it to be brought back.
Yes, it was a holiday weekend, but there were more unoccupied tables than occupied.
Have dined at Iron Horse three times now ...
Have dined at Iron Horse three times now. Have eaten same main dish all 3! 1000 degree black cod. Delicious & innovative. As is whole menu. Last time to start we tried calamari. It was amazing-good test of any restaurant. Other main course was the steak-delicious.
I came expecting the old owner's restaur ...
I came expecting the old owner's restaurant, with pris fixe menu to go with the Jacob Burns movie, so that was disappointing. The staff was very nice but the menu needed some work. The food was good, but not up to the prices yet. I would highly recommend this place for quiet adult talk and good food. It's rare that you can be heard these days.
The Iron Horse has been sold to the owne ...
The Iron Horse has been sold to the owners of Village Social, another local restaurant, and is undergoing a transition. As a result they have reduced their menu to a few items and their wine selection to a handful. There seemed to be only 3 people working which was insufficient even for the four tables dining.
The waiter did not know what the new place would be, but the menu of the Village Social is nothing like the high-end that Iron Horse was known for, and did so well.
We are sorry to see it go. It was a fave.
Place was pretty - asked if we had a res ...
Place was pretty - asked if we had a reservation as they couldn't seat us without one. Only a few tables were occupied at 6 pm on a sat night.
Appetizer said crab cakes and we got one small cake for $14
Main course came out wrong. My dish got cold before my friends dish got served. Bread was taken off table after appetizer - would of liked it with dinner.
Expensive for what you got
Not planning to go back - hostess stated it was under new ownership
The restaurant can be a little noisy but they have a small side room with glass walls that makes it a friendly and easy to talk location without feeling crowded. The food was excellent and everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was fantastic and there is valet parking
Good, not great
Was never here under previous owner so nothing to compare too, so...
Food is good, not great thus overpriced. Still the space is nice, it an ok place to have a meal before or after a movie. After rather than before as service is a bit slow. I don't drink but I did happen to notice that their wine cabinet which could hold a hundred bottles or so, was almost empty ~ not a good sign. Not a "special occasion" destination by any measure, pity.
Going through a transition but probably ...
Going through a transition but probably should be closed until they have completed. No wine list. Restaurant was virtually empty when we arrived at 7:30 on Friday night yet a table was not available on opentable until 7:30. No specials and only a limited selection of wines by the glass -- no bottles at all. Crab cake app was good. Rest of the food was ok. It had that feeling of purchasing something that was discontinued but without the discount pricing to match. Would not recommend at this time.
Always good ...
Iron Horse Grill has always been a favorite, but we hadn't been there in some time and it is great to say that the food has, if anything, gotten even better of late. Quality and presentation were terrific. And the service is wonderful, as well. The Maitre d' makes one feel like a regular.
The changes of your Chef and your Manager has affected the experience and the quality of food. Your menu before was much more enticing, had more options and was more unique. The previous manager went out of his way to make you feel welcomed and stayed close to all your dining experience. You eliminated from the menu some of my favourite dishes such as your steak served in a sizzling plate. Your list of desserts is not enticing.
A Disappointment.... Once was a great restaurant,
Iron Hose was our go to restaurant, but not any more. When Phillip owned the restaurant every meal was a delicious combination of tastes.
Our meal this time was such a disappointment. Two of us had rack of lamb, and two the duck entree. Both meals were plated with the same mixed carrots, peas and mushrooms, and a swipe of orange colored purée. The meat was sitting on a brown sauce. The lamb was tasty, the duck which was to be cooked medium rare was a grayish salty tasting meat indistinguishable in its origin. At 6:30 on a Saturday night the restaurant was out of beet salad and the dessert called chocolate mousse pie was a piece of cake.
The service was ok, nothing friendly and the food was delivered without any enthusiasm. No one checked to see if we were enjoying our meals, or if we needed anything. Although water glasses re refilled when empty.
No this is no a great restaurant any more. It is just an overpriced place hoping that the reputation it once had will keep it afloat. I see it sinking very quickly!!!
Unpleasant in Pleasantville
I was looking forward to returning here after I heard about the reno and read the reviews. But was quite disappointed. A short pour on a glass of wine, a mediocre mixed salad, dry crab cakes, and a soggy and tasteless chicken breast with more wilted greens on the side. Not what we had expected. I will not be returning.
Met another couple here on a Sunday night not knowing it was restaurant week. I usually don't order from that menu but the offerings were things I would be interested in eating even if it were a la carte. For $30 it was a great deal too. I had the grilled Caesar romaine, cassoulet and apple pie. Loved all three. One of us got the chicken, also very good. Will look forward to going back.
Good Food, Uneven Service
The high notes at Iron Horse were stellar, but portions of the meal and service fell flat or were simply puzzling.
Portions of our meal were exceptional. The coconut cake was delicious: the cake was moist, and the duo of caramel sauce and berry compote was delightful. My cocktail (a sidecar) also was the most perfectly mixed drink I have had in a long time.
We were less thrilled by our entrees. Both of us had duck -- the cassoulet and duo of duck breast. They came out less than 5 minutes after we ordered them. It may be possible to cook duck properly in that period of time, but ours was not. The duck breast was the better of the two dishes, but it was very rare and the skin lacked the crispiness that is characteristic of that dish. The broth in the cassoulet lacked flavor, the lardons were unevenly cooked, and the skin on the duck leg was soggy. Both dishes on the whole were OK, but they are at a pretty high price point for just OK.
We might have brought this up with our waiter, but no one really talked to us until the very end of the meal. Seriously, the waiter just dropped the dessert menu on our table without saying a word. Service in other parts of the meal was similarly inconsistent. While the entrees came out in 5 minutes flat, it took us 10 minutes to get water after we sat down. It was a busy Saturday night, but they made it look difficult.
The one shining moment in the meal was when the maitre d'hotel came by and offered us two complimentary glasses of port to end our evening. That was the one point where we felt pampered and looked after -- which is really the standard we look for at this kind of restaurant. My partner noted as we departed that this gesture "saved the meal." If only the entire service had been at this level....
I don't think we would return for a full meal. It's too expensive not to be completely satisfied. Based on the quality of the bartending, however, we would definitely come back for a drink and small plates.
I should concede that my small group visited the Iron Horse at an untypical restaurant moment--late afternoon on a weekday. But the experience was blissful. The large, comfortable room was mostly empty and exceptionally quiet. The reception and wait staff were unobtrusively attentive and affable. Dining was unhurried. And the food was remarkable.
Worst Experience Ever
Expensive, pretentious and tasteless. Four of us out to dinner. Ordered the cheese "plate" figuring I'd share it, but it was only three tiny triangles of tasteless cheese that wasn't big enough for one. The crab cake appetizers were good. Main courses: Risotto, Sword Fish, Chicken and Steak. Risotto was tasteless; Sword Fish and Chicken were tough and Steak was undercooked. Strawberry Shortcake was tiny for the price but tasty. Apple Pie was undercooked and gummy (sent it back). Sorbet had ice particles in it. The waiter bumped our chairs every time he went by. He wasn't familiar with the menu and not helpful with recommendations. All in all an expensive night with terrible food and poor service.
The restaurant was very lovely and every ...
The restaurant was very lovely and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The burrata appetizer was delicious. The sword fish was very good. Two of us ordered the rack of lamb. One rare and one medium. The lamb was delicious but it was cold. So cold that it must have been pre cooked and reheated. I might go back but I wouldn't order the lamb again. The desserts were very nice.
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