About The Iron Room
The Iron Room is the restaurant at the Atlantic City Bottle Company & is a nod to the recently retired iron playing piece in the popular board game Monopoly. The Iron Room specializes in small plates & the cuisine is described as distinctly American. Chef Kevin Cronin says what makes it American is that the menu is a hodge-podge & mashing of cultures making the cuisine an interesting melting pot.
Local seafood, game meats, hand-made pastas & the “Flat Iron Burger” (the menu’s only permanent resident) are what guests can expect to see when visiting the restaurant. The Iron Room will also feature tasting menus & host special events dedicated to craft beverages & great food. We are as passionate about cheese as we our craft beverage. We have around 15-25 cheeses from all over the world on our list every day covering all the five catergories: fresh, bloomy, washed, pressed/cooked, and blue.
Hours of Operation:
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 3:00pm -10:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm- 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a lot on the side of the building that holds up to about 10 cars.
Chef Kevin Cronin
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Iron Room is the perfect place for hosting an intimate gathering. Whether it be a wedding shower, bachelor or bachelorette party, baby shower, office or holiday party, our space can accommodate up to 40 people seated, 50 seated at the tables and bar, or 60 people for a “cocktail style” party.
The Iron Room Ratings and Reviews
Excellent experience, top notch. Delicio ...
Excellent experience, top notch. Delicious menu and by far the best scotch selection around, hands down. And having someone as knowledgable as Lenny there to guide you along on your scotch and bourbon journey is invaluable. For food, had the chef's board and octopus to start. Octopus was perfect and the chef's board had an excellent selection of meats, cheeses, and other items that went perfectly together. As for the meal, ask for the Ron Swanson. Nothing short of perfection. Excellent evening and I will be going back soon!
Great food and fantastic wine
The Iron Room is our favorite place down the shore. The food is fantastic and inventive, and the wine list is terrific. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. It's a comfortable room, with no pretense and no nonsense. Exactly what a restaurant should be.
I was excited to try The Iron Room this ...
I was excited to try The Iron Room this past weekend for my mothers birthday. Overall, it was a good experience but I don't think I will be going back anytime soon. I know to expect inflated prices in Atlantic City but this restaurant is nowhere near the downtown area. I feel like they would benefit from slightly lowered prices. If there is no kind of special going on their cocktails are all $14 and beers start at $9. Thats outrageous. I started with a cocktail that had tequila and ginger beer but it really just tasted like a plain margarita. The food is decent but wasn't as good as I was expecting. We ordered the Fried Roots (these were really good) croquettes (decent) octopus(slightly burnt) and seasonal pasta (honestly this tasted like heated up day old pasta I make at home) That food and 3 drinks came to $100. Again, I knew going in about the prices going in but I just left feeling unsatisfied and like I wasted a bunch of money.
Tapas at the shore. Incredibly stocked b ...
Tapas at the shore. Incredibly stocked bar, lots of variations of the norms, i.e. scotch, bourbon, whiskey tequila, great craft beers. Tapas were original and very well prepared. Only problem - parking must me h*** during "the season" as lot holds only 2 cars and it's just off the AC Expressway, so parking is tough.
The food was different and delicious. Th ...
The food was different and delicious. The prices were very reasonable considering the uniqueness of our meals.
Amazing food great atmosphere fantastic ...
Amazing food great atmosphere fantastic staff
Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed the price-fixed menu selections we made with the wonderful help from our server, Ashley, who also expertly advised us with wine flights based on our personal tastes. The food was fantastic, as was the wine, in this cozy, back-room dining room, where reservations are recommended. We will be back!
My children purchased a gift certificate ...
My children purchased a gift certificate for The iron Riom for my husband and I for Chrisrmas. We finally got around to going on our anniversary in Aprik. It was our first time dining there and it will not be our last! The staff is awesome, the food was great, and the wine selection was fantastic! I can not wait to go back!
A real hidden gem. A great "speakeasy" ...
A real hidden gem. A great "speakeasy" feel with wonderfully inventive cocktails, well thought out wine/beer list and interesting delicious food. Just what AC needs can't wait to go back.
Great spot to catch up with old friends.
Food was great but a bit pretentious. The basic items, mac n cheese, chicken breast, pasta, all very good. A bit overpriced, but overall good experience.
Excellent meal as always. Brought 2 fri ...
Excellent meal as always. Brought 2 friends who had never been here before, they are now fans.
Another perfect date dinner! This place never disappoints. The drinks and the food are always fantastic! If you haven't dined here, you are missing out! I am already ready to go back!
Our Get Away Place
Love coming here to get away from our regular scene and just relax. The food and drink menu is always changing so it's always a new experience.
Enjoyed several whiskey flight on their ...
Enjoyed several whiskey flight on their Half Price night & a delicious meal to accompany it. Will definitely come back again.
Awesome place. Awesome people.
Awesome place. Awesome people.
The apps were expensive and small. When ...
The apps were expensive and small. When I go back I would skip apps and just get hamburger which was tasty.
Start to finish the meal and service were top notch. Each course was better than the next, and all were unique and different. My best recommendation is to take a chance on something new. You won't be disappointed.
Loved the innovation but underwhelmed by food
Small plates with many unique and unusual ingredients, which appealed to us because we love new and different types of food. Between the two of us we ordered 6 small plates to share - deviled eggs, the Good Salad, gnocchi with bolognese, lamb meatballs, Asian hanger steak, and one of the specials, tuna au poivre. For all the unusual ingredients, many of the dishes lacked the kind of unique pop of taste we were expecting. Everything was good, but not as great as we had hoped or expected. We are not drinkers, but the restaurant seems to have a fine eclectic bar.
great food! great service!
great food! great service!
Small intimate & perfect for Foodies who ...
Small intimate & perfect for Foodies who love seasonal cuisine. Everything is Small Plates, so it's perfect for sharing if you enjoy a tapas style dining experience. I went on Half Price Whiskey Nights on Tues where I tried the 'God Flight' along with some other delicious cocktails along with 6 courses. Staff is knowledgeable & friendly. On my top 3 AC restaurant list.
Wow!! What an amazing find. Small bites, ...
Wow!! What an amazing find. Small bites, full menu also, innovative choices that were all delicious. Knowledgeable sommelier and wait staff. Hosts special event, wine, beer and whiskey tastings .
Great food. Great drinks. Kind of a cool ...
Great food. Great drinks. Kind of a cool LA/NY kind of vibe. Just a little different than some of the other restaurants in AC.
Come Back Around
Great little place away from the average AC restaurant; excellent food, welcoming ambiance and perfect for conversation. Always look forward to going back.
Food was excellent but my husband was st ...
Food was excellent but my husband was still hungry when we left...but he is a big eater.
What a bizarre, yet amazing experience. DELICIOUS!
Did I just eat dinner in a liquor store? I think I did, and it was amazing. Great food, terrific staff, and a MEMORABLE experience. Small place, so book ahead!
BBQ octopus was amazing as well as the g ...
BBQ octopus was amazing as well as the goat cheese croquettes. Their mustard and honey mustard, made in house, is extremely spicy and absolutely amazing. I kept the sauce to have with my steak, I just couldn't give it up! Very cute place with delicious food, can't wait to go back.
Delectable cuisine and excellent service!
My fiance and I recently dined at The Iron Room and we could not have better things to say! Notably, the bacon appetizer, that's right, BACON, was unlike anything I have ever eaten, and the udon mac' and cheese was out of this world! I can still taste the creamy, cheesy, udon noodles and crispy breadcrumb topping as I type! Our server was incredible- friendly, knowledgeable and extremely attentive! We ended with the flourless chocolate cake and bread pudding, warm, rich, and exactly what my pallet was craving! The drink menu was completely unique, all specialty drinks formulated by the bartenders. My fiance had The Iron 75 while I had a tequila drink, both were delicious! We will definitely be going back to The Iron Room, and I absolutely recommend it!
Loved it. A very classy interior - you' ...
Loved it. A very classy interior - you'd never guess it by its location. I usually don't care so much about presentation but their small plate menu is served in the coolest way. Food was excellent. We love restaurants with small plate menus. On the negative side - $9 for 6 oz of craft beer is ridiculous - took all the fun out of that beer. I'll still go back - but probably won't drink there - just eat.
Retro drink combinations Tapas
Interesting, novel drink combinations. Amazing Tapas
While the food was creative and tasty, the overall experience was disappointing. Our cocktails did not arrive for a long time and tasted watered down (so they clearly had been sitting ). The octopus and "good salad" were tiny--even by small plates standards and represented a poor value. ($15 for a very small piece of octopus and $16 for a salad with not even a whole pear and a few haricot). Best dishes were fried chicken, Arctic char special and udon Mac & cheese(which was also overpriced). High hopes for a dining option other than casino restaurants were disappointed.
Must go again
We had come here once when it first opened and for some reason hadn't come back even though we talked about it. Thank goodness we did! Every bite of our meal was excellent and ou specialty cocktails were worth every sip!!! Will be back and bring friends next time! Awesome meal awesome service!!!!
The restaurant is very small and conversation is almost impossible, if the bar is booming, but the food is great and the selection of brown adult beverages is unsurpassed.
Perhaps a little too busy...
First let me preface this review by saying that we have dined at The Iron Room on a few occasions and found the ambience, service and food to be quite good. This review pertains to our recent visit which was on the Saturday of Valentine's Day weekend. My sense is they were somewhat overwhelmed by the number of patrons and so food and service are getting 3 stars this time around. We had reservations and despite the crowd (this is a restaurant that comfortably seats perhaps 16 not including those at the bar), we were promptly seated. The menu included their Valentine's Day prix fixe menu so my husband and I decided on that only to be told when we tried to order that it was only available on Sunday (Valentine's Day). Not sure why they included something in their Saturday night menu that was not available until the following day but we went with their usual prix fixe menu instead. The bacon appetizer had to be returned because it was very fatty (more like pork belly) and hard to actually find any edible meat. Our server took care of replacing it and the second try was definitely an improvement. We each had a pasta course next and although the mac and cheese and fettuccini with browned butter were good, it was not until we received the salmon entrée that I felt the food lived up to our expectations based on prior visits. Perfectly cooked, it was wonderful. Dessert (bread pudding with caramel sauce and a flourless chocolate cake) likewise reminded us of why we enjoy dining at The Iron Room. Our server was as attentive as she could be considering how busy they were and since we've had her before we know she was doing her best. Overall, our meal took nearly 2 hours and although folks were waiting for tables, we never felt hurried or rushed. Again, I'm going to chalk this one up to a small restaurant being a bit overwhelmed by a large crowd and will most definitely return to what has become one of our favorite dining spots.
Style over Substance
We were disappointed. Nice presentation, but food was expensive and only fair at best. We won't be returning.
I'm almost worried to write a glowing re ...
I'm almost worried to write a glowing review of a hidden gem. Staff was amazing and knowledgable, food was excellent. Prepared with care and reverence for the ingredients. Standouts were the mushroom salad, fried chicken and the hanger steak. Go for the seasonal pasta instead of the Mac and cheese, it's good but not an uncommon dish. Banana bread pudding was extraordinary.
Highly recommend this restaurant, great ...
Highly recommend this restaurant, great food, great atmosphere
We really enjoyed the very eclectic and creative menu as well as the staff and atmosphere! The only problem was the "getting there" part because the signage isn't "The Iron Room" it says AC Bottling Company. So we went around the corner twice to find it. GREAT selection craft beers & they even offer flights of whiskeys & bourbons. Staff was really knowledgeable, helping us to select interesting choices. Sharing 4 "tapas" style plates was just right leaving room for dessert! Everything was delicious! Will definitely return.
Out of this World!
If you have never been here, then go tonight! The Iron Room is tucked away, speakeasy style, behind the Atlantic City Bottle Company. What you find when you walk into the Iron Room is a nice bar that seats about twelve and some tables that will seat about 30 total. The menu is interesting, tapas style so the plates are small. They also have a huge selection of bourbons, craft beers and specialty cocktails. We tried the pork belly chiccharonnes, grilled cheese, Asian BBQ Hangar Steak with sweet & sour brussel sprouts, and the special of the night which was a veal and venison Ragu over butternut squash dumplings. Just WOW! The chef came out and visited the dining room as well as the manager. I only wish I lived closer so I could eat here more often!
Someplace different in AC.
Wanted to try something new in AC. If you are really hungry, you may want to try another place first and then go to The Iron Room after! Plates are tapas (small plates/hors d'oeuvres ) so by the time you order 2-3 plates each plus add a few drinks, it can be expensive. On the plus side, if you like to order an assortment to share, it's nice. They also have an extensive wine and beer list. We enjoyed their craft beer selection. Parking: If you're looking for a large lot, you'll miss it. They do have a very narrow lot alongside the bar/restaurant (east side) that maybe can accommodate 8 vehicles ?There is street parking.
We had a great night at the iron room. E ...
We had a great night at the iron room. Expansive wine selection, service was top notch and the food was 5-star. The Udon Mac and cheese was amazing.
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