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.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hours of Operation:
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 3:00pm -10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: 3:00pm- 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a lot on the side of the building that holds up to about 10 cars.
Chef Kevin Cronin
Private Party Facilities:
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.
Private Party Contact:
Pete Guenther: (609) 348-6400
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Iron Room Ratings and Reviews
I had been wanting to dine here ever since I heard of their comprehensive menu. I figured I waited for a special occasion to try this place for my birthday with my family. I was not disappointed. Anyone living local would definitely agree with me when I say Iron Room is a staple restaurant to visit when coming to the city.
Food was amazing. Small plates, but very rich and delicious. My wife and I ordered 5 plates and 1 dessert. We had plenty of food.
The only downside, service. The restaurant is very small. I think they only had 2 waiters for the whole place. There were delays in getting our food, the waiter asked if we were ready for dessert...we reminded him we hadn't received our food yet.
At one table, it appeared that the owner was standing and talking to some customers. He spent 20 minutes, even tasting some wine. He should recognize the servers are overworked. Hire more or put on an apron.
Phenomenal bar, selection and service. Animated and friendly, easy going and no pressure on absolutely anything. Service was on point, server got distracted at a point with a large table(given that I work in the industry, absolutely not her fault), besides that it was excellent. Fare was such a large selection, we had no idea where to begin. So we ordered what our eyes fell on. Best dish was hamachi krudo, so fresh and flavorful, yet suh a simple dish.
The food here was amazing. Really thoughtfully prepared dishes with quality ingredients. We had steak, Mac and cheese, veggie gnocchi, attic char, black cod and pork chop for dinner. Apps included antipasto, potatoes with short ribs, scallops, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts and two more that I can't remember. All were creative and delicious. The room where my party of six sat was in the wine room, where they also sell wine, beer and spirits for walk in individual sale. It was unique and would have been fine, if a bit tight due to the holiday shipping orders, except it was freezing cold. Additionally, our first server was really horrendous. It took about 15 minutes for water and over 30 minutes for drinks. While we were waiting, she gave several excuses (i.e., she accidentally gave them to another table) before asking us what we had ordered and then wrote them down. The drinks came a few minutes later directly from the bartender. She also tried to give our meat and cheese plate to a table that had already received their antipasto, apps, and were eating their entrees, and when they called this out to her, she said, 'well, I guess you get another one' while we were calling for her to place it at our table. We ordered wine and had to wait over 15 minutes for glasses and instead of coursing our food or staggering it, she brought all of our seven appetizers and six entrees out at once. Luckily, the bartender, manager and other server began to step in throughout the night to refill water glasses, take drink orders and clear empty plates. The manager also was very apologetic and gave us free drinks and dessert. Because of that, I would go again, but would ask to change tables if I got the same waitress.
Come here for the imaginative food combinations and unique ingredients. All dishes have bold flavors. Also available are the specialty drinks. Be adventurous in your plate selections and you will not be disappointed. Wide range of whiskeys from around the world, along with cheese. What are you waiting for. Make the reservation already
We were two couples, mid 40's to mid 50's with well-developed palates who stopped by for cocktails and bites on the way to dinner at one of the hot restaurants in A.C. We had a great time here and found it hard to leave. One of the best parts of this experience was the combination of Brian and Lenny. Brian was welcoming, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about menu options, meal compositions and drink options. Lenny was the walking whiskey menu and was equally welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We had cocktails, whiskey, bacon slab and octopus. The food was very good and the drinks were very good. We were not rushed and we were well taken care of. Everything was well-priced. Food and drinks are experiential and the staff did an excellent job in making the experience great - including Nick in the shop. We look forward to coming back and trying more cocktails and more bites and engaging Nick in more conversations about wine and liquor. Great job Iron Room.
Bachelor party of 9. Felt like we had the whole place to ourselves and the liquor and wine bottles made a cool backdrop. We indulged: foie gras, asian hangar steak, porterhouse, mac and cheese, thick cut bacon, buttermilk fried chicken, chef's plate, goat cheese croquettes, flourless chocolate cake, lots of wine, cocktails, and some whiskey, etc etc. Food was on point and I certainly hope to come back. We spent a good deal of money but felt it was fair value for the quality of food and attentive service we got.
We just love this place. "Hidden gem" is an over-used term, but this truly is one. What else would you call the back room of a liquor store with virtually no road signage? The food, mostly small plates, is astoundingly creative and good, along with excellent craft cocktails, a terrific craft beer selection, and wine that you can either order off their list or just pick up a bottle in the adjoining store and add $15 corkage fee. The servers are knowledgeable and attentive. The setting is sort of dive bar, but that only adds to the charm in my book. After not eating here for about a year because I was annoyed that they had raised the corkage to $25 (since rescinded it appears), I forgot how great the place can be. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a dining experience outside a casino in the AC area. My only complaints are price-related. All craft cocktails are $14 and they aren't particularly generous-- but then again they're really good. And the bill adds up quickly on the small plates, as they tend to do anywhere I suppose for that style of dining, but the tab feels a little on the heavy side for what it is.
The short rib fries ( a confusing sounding description I know but I beg you to overlook it) are the greatest high end version of junk food ( I mean that endearingly) in the history of food.
Just went here as a surprise for my birthday and I would definitely go back! The staff was very gracious and accommodating with a Groupon snafu we had. One of the owners greeted our table when we sat down and then the waitress was over just a short time later to tell us how the dining experience - small plates that are shareable and paired with your beer, wine or whiskey selection - happened. The recommendations were incredible! We had the beer cheese soup, duck confit fries and the mac & cheese for our small plates. The drink pairings went fantastically with our food!
The atmosphere is upscale cozy and very comfortable and there is a bar area. This is a place you don't want to miss if you enjoy unique and tasty food and local beer selections. I can't wait to go back!
Excellent selection of bourbon, scotch. Interesting selection of wine and craft beer. Bartender very friendly/helpful. He made a good margarita for my wife, but he said he's never made one before at the Iron Room. Excellent small plate menu. We had scallops, fried chicken, arctic char, pork belly fried rice, gnocchi and salad. Scallops were to die for. Salad somewhat bland and gnocchi a little too doughy. Very intimate place with great service. Small wine store attached to restaurant with unique selections, which you can buy and enjoy for $15 corkage fee.
My boyfriend took me here for am early birthday dinner. OMG it was amazing. The place is small but like my boyfriend said, it felt intimate. We decided to do the Prix Fixe dinner and added on the wine pairing. Boy oh boy was it awesome! We got to taste so many things be ordering different things and sharing. Plus there were different wines paired with it depending on what we decided so again we were able to sample even more wines. Our reservation was at 7:30 and even though the Prix Fixe menu stopped at 7, they allowed us to still order it which was so nice of them and it was the best decision. The food was seriously so good. I ordered the summer salad and my boyfriend the udon mac and cheese which were both equally good but that summer salad was awesome! I also ordered the arctic char and sugar snap peas and my boyfriend ordered the organic fried chicken. They were both good but we both loved the artic char and he kept wanting more of it lol. Again the wines paired with each choice were great. Dessert was so good too. My boyfriend bought me a bottle of wine that I liked best out of the wines we tasted. It was one of my best birthday dinners ever. We smiled all night at each other and was just able to enjoy each other and the food and wine we were eating and drinking. It felt personable and intimate. It wasn't crowded and it was just a happy night spending my day with the man I love. We plan on coming back and doing one of your tastings and definitely for dinner again. This place is like a little gem. We loved our experience.
This review is just for brunch. We got the all-you-can-eat small plates for $22pp and went through the entirety of them. Standouts were the parsley waffle with whipped ricotta, disco fries (though it's hard to screw them up, the fries themselves were near perfect and they are not drenched in gravy), house-cured salmon, and the fried rice. If I had one critique on the food, some of it was overly salty (I'm looking at the chorizo, bacon, and poke specifically), though still delicious. Draft list was diverse, I had a Maine Lunch, which is one of the most balanced and technically perfect beers around, but the cocktail list appeared very innovative. Service by all of the staff was very friendly and unpretentious, attentive, and leisurely paced without being slow. Even though the place was fairly full, the noise level was fine and it didn't feel cramped or chaotic. Intelligent, interesting, and well executed brunch concept. Overall, I can't wait to return for dinner, I already have my wines picked out from the small but well curated shop in front.
Cool bar with great specialty cocktails and excellent bartenders who are very knowledgeable. I went with 4 people and we shared 'numerous' small plate selections including, fresh blackened octopus, incredible fried chicken, udon Mac n cheese, deviled eggs(should have ordered more), a cowboy steak that was pricey and small but delicious, along with and a few other selections. We totally enjoyed the experience and the staff was fantastic. This was our first time there and we will DEFINITELY be back. 👍🏻
My wife and I had heard good things about the Iron Room and decided to try it out for her birthday. We had a reservation but ended up talking to Jeff who was tending bar and decided to eat right there. We enjoyed his conversation and insight into some drinks as well as the menu.
We decided on several plates and ask of them were great. They have a good menu of well thought out dishes that seem the be executed beautifully. Male sure to ask about the bar menu!!
We look forward to going back again soon.
We had a wonderful meal at The Iron Room. We started with selections from the eclectic drink menu and then had a variety of tapas selections and the meat and cheese board and then some selections from the extensive wine list followed by more tapas. Great food and great service.
This was one lucky find. I originally booked because of the history of being an original speakeasy in atlantic city. I loved that they offer whiskey flights and thought it would be perfect for my whiskey lovin' husband. Husband had a whiskey flight pre dinner, and the waiter let me sample a wine before buying an entire bottle- which is always appreciated! Dinner was wonderful! They have small plates and both husband and I each ordered 2 plates and split a cheese plate to nibble on with our wine. We both got the gnocchi which were perfect little brown buttery pillows of sin. Could have eaten it for days- there were no leftovers! Scallops with pistachio puree and hanger steak were both cooked to perfection. We returned for after show drinks, since we ogled the whiskey all during dinner. Bartender gave a mini private whiskey lesson and needless to say, we made a few purchases in the adjacent store before returning home. We will be back. This spot is worthy of being the reason for going down to AC- not dinner and a show....this dinner is the show!
Very small plates. Not worth the expensive menu. Literally three bites of meat for 16 dollars is an absolute disgrace. Would have ordered the burger and grilled cheese had we known you were allowed to at the table. Left hungry four plates later and $100 dollars later .
This restaurant must have changed hands. Everything about it was unexceptable.
We were 10 people. Waited 1 hr for our first drinks,Waited another hr for our food.
All the food was over salted,missing an ingredient from the menu or out of( like chicken?).The manager even forgot to put in my husbands order for octopus after he told him how it was prepared and how fantastic it was.
The bill was discounted but it did not make up for all the things that went wrong.
It was also very hot in the roon we were in.
My husband and I have eaten here many times and really enjoyed it.
Don't know what happen to this restaurant.
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