Restaurant IRON

4.9
1647 reviews
$31 to $50
Regional American (Southern)
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.
What 1647 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal and service as usual!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent at Restaurant Iron

KK
vipKurtK
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!
Can't say it enough. Well done - especially service by Hilary!

YB
YBash
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and drinks. Have outdoor seating with heaters.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be my favorite restaurant in the Gulf Coast. Can't recommend highly enough!

MB
MalloryB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is always seasonal and fresh. Each cocktail is made to order and bartenders are knowledgeable about both bar and food items. Seriously the best restaurant in Pensacola.

R
Rachel
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Let me start off by saying that the food was absolutely outstanding. I had the Marsala Braised Duck Roulade for my entree and it was hands down one of the best meals I have ever had. I was blown away.

I was very disappointed in the lack of standard seating available for my reservation. I had to update my reservation due to circumstances so standard seating was no longer available. We were seated at a counter table right by the kitchen so I had to look at dirty dishes for most of the dinner. This was less than ideal when you’re paying over $150 for two. The cocktails we ordered were mediocre and did not taste like we expected them to based off of their descriptions.

Despite the seating and the drinks, I enjoyed my experience and would recommend this place to friends and colleagues.

BP
BethP
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Pensacola! The food is wonderful; service is outstanding; and the ambience is amazing. We love Nick! Always such a joy!

RE
RodneyE
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!!! Special Valentine's Day menu was was perfectly portioned and the wine pairings could not have been better.

LR
vipLauraRae
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They nail it everytime

H
Highlandsdiner
21 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The cassoulet, the salads and especially the tofu curry entree. It was super great! Nick took really good care of us without being obtrusive.

KK
vipKurtK
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was exceptional!
Our server, Taylor, was GREAT!!

n
vipnealn
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i had dinner with 2 business associates and everyone couldn't believe the amazing food and service we experienced.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, without a doubt our favorite place to dine in Pensacola.

MW
MitziW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time celebrating a friends birthday. Service was outstanding, social distancing strictly adhered to and food was fantastic.

BF
vipBiancaF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve yet to have a bad experience and we have gone since the month Iron opened. Nick has been one of our favorite waiters- always attentive and top notch for service. Food 10/10 as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! The staff and the food never disappoint!

BT
BTC1
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and food was excellent!

JA
JimAngie
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, varied menu, outstanding presentation... food served fresh/hot. Delicious and unique!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

JC
JenniferC
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with attentive well informed waitress, very friendly & knowledgeable. Appreciated the input on menu selections & explaining the dishes. Food was superb & service was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Excellent service, incredible food! Danielle was our server and she was wonderful! Best dinner we have had yet!

p
pcola
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost a year to the date since we last had a meal at Iron due to COVID-19. Not the least bit disappointed...superb service and food. Duck roulades with yogurt sauce and Demi glacé were succulent. Seafood cioppino was fresh, bright, and super delish.
Bailey s cream dessert with hot chocolate pudding was the best ever!!!!
Kudos to the chef and staff...they never disappoint.
During this time I ve had the take out menu several times. Which is excellent as well.
So glad to be able to dine onsite.
A perfect gem for Pensacola.

AW
vipAngelaW
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent in every way! My favorite place in town!

TS
TheSailorandTheMermaid
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a poor experience with reservation issues, we returned and the staff and service were amazing.

OK
OliviaK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron never disappoints! They even printed a custom menu for my birthday! We are moving and I will misss coming here for special occasions.

PS
PaulS
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron never disappoints. The staff is always fantastic and eager to help with choices. Drinks were perfect and food was on point. Best ribeye in town. First time eating at the bar, but they were great. This is our "go to" date night spot.

KK
vipKurtK
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Especially Taylor!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Most knowledgeable waitress ever!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday there & we loved every minute of it. Our waitress was great and attentive. Food & drinks were amazing (as always).

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic! We will definitely be back!

JH
JeremyH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!,,

TS
TiffanyS
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience at Iron. The food (ribeye) was amazing. Taylor is the best server.

DM
DerondaM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were out for a special birthday dinner. Bourbon Cocktail with bacon smokey and warm. Wine choices good, a little on the pricey side. Boar ribs flavorful and a little chewy. Something we never had before. Ciopinno was just right in flavor and serving size. Delicious dessert. The staff really made the meal special. Attentive, explained the meals in detail. The kitchen staff we could see from our table. They never stopped preparing one great meal after another. Like watching a performance. The staff really made the dinning experience special.

RM
RobbieM
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service from the moment we walked in the door. We felt as if our every wish and desire was met with a smile. Not only did each dish overwhelm our senses and exceed our expectations. We felt strongly that our server walked us through each detail of every item. 10/10 would recommend.

KR
KathyR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend The Iron Restaurant. The service was perfect. The atmosphere was amazing. And the food and was both exciting and delicious. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

So I was really expecting to have a fantastic new dinner and experience. We were very disappointed with the food. There is just too much going on with the dishes. I love different flavors but not several in one meal. I felt the price did not meet the standard of food. Plus an $82 ribeye steak? We didn’t order it but really! And it does not come with anything. The service was pretty good and drinks are the highlight for different recipes. The atmosphere was not as nice as I expected. It has really tall ceilings but still felt like you were on top of others. Will not be back.

C
Charlie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entrees were delicious and presentation outstanding. Nick our waiter was just excellent. Left thinking we had a new friend. If we could just get rid of masks and limited seating not there fault it was a 110% experience. Wish they were in Mobile

CL
CodyL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal and well worth the price. Definitely recommend the black garlic escargot 10/10

BS
BradleyS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great! Had the 24oz cast iron ribeye and the wild boar rack, and we loved them both.

FAQs

Restaurant IRON is rated 4.9 stars by 1647 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.