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“Great Service and Ambience - Food, well it Depends”
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Ranked #31 of 691 Restaurants in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Southern contemporary cuisine fueled by on-site vegetable and herb gardens from the creative minds of true southerners. We are inspired to bring together fresh local and regional specialties with the finest flavors and ingredients from across our nation and beyond.
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Had dinner there last night with two friends. Overall a good experience. The dining room is enclosed by large windows and overlooks a golf course, very lush and nice background. White cloth tabletops. Friendly and efficient service. Some of the food was great - soup of the day (heirloom tomato/jalapeño), house salad and caesar salad. Can't miss. We shared the "Crispy Oysters" but they were not crispy. Maybe because we came to an early seating the oil was not hot enough. They were sort of soggy and only made worse because they were placed on top of a creamy cole slaw, which took out what heat may have been on them to start with. For entrees, we ordered the 18 ounce ribeye, which was not cooked to order (medium should not come out red and cold in the center) and only maybe 2/3 of it was edible. The other 1/3 was fat/gristle. Bright side - the pork chop with speckled butter beans was outstanding. Would go back for that alone. Finally, Iron's take on banana pudding - served in a parfait with crunchy ginger snaps and caramel - was quite good. Will go back and make better choices next time.

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2  Thank Crimson2013
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Nik M, Manager at Iron, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Oh my! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit overall, but we take our oysters very serious and we are far from pleased to hear that yours were less than great. They are consistently applauded and held in high regard by many of our customers and we will work even harder to make sure that remains to be the case. Thanks for your feedback and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I think that this is the best food and service in Pensacola. It is expensive, but worth it. The atmosphere is nice on the Marcus Pointe golf course. I can't think of a better cheese plate that I've had and my red snapper main was incredible. The dessert was less memorable, but had wonderful cocktails. I will definitely return and highly recommend.

3  Thank Katie R
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Fresh, specialty, great quality food for a wonderful dining experience. Upper end dining, but worth the costs for a relaxing special evening out. Fried oysters are like none other and one of the few places you can get duck - DELICIOUS! We have been several times and will go back as often as we can afford. Steaks are great, and their grilled fish is too. Only time I've been disappointed was in the fried fish - it was good, just not "over the top" awesome like everything else they prepare. It's easy to get spoiled here because their meals are better than anything I've ever had anywhere. A "must dine" when in Pensacola.

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2  Thank Trishamo
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We dined here for the first time Thursday night. As previous reviews have reported, the food is fresh, creative, expertly prepared and beautifully plated. The atmosphere is relaxing. We were informed the menu frequently changes but during our visit we enjoyed appetizers of cornmeal dusted oysters with grilled lemon, southern slaw and smoked chili oil as well as the rabbit, andouille and sweetbread roulade with roasted beets and garden pesto. Entrees included burgundy braised lamb neck roulade with lentil salad, toasted pita, yogurt and hummus in addition to flash fried Louisiana soft shell crabs with tomatoes, eggplant and grits - the sweetest crabs we have tasted this spring. Our server, Jessica, was friendly and attentive and provided wine recommendations that perfectly paired with our meal. The only change we would suggest is an extended list of wines by the glass. It was a perfect evening and we look forward to returning soon.

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1  Thank Ellen B
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Nik M, Manager at Iron, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at IRON with other travelers and diners. Our Beverage Manager and Chef have taken your recommendation about the wines by the glass offerings into consideration as we update our beverage menus. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us improve the experience for future customers.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

I love this place. It's tucked away in a golf club neighborhood and every table is near a window overlooking the course or the garden where they grow a ton of their own produce. The lunch menu is very affordable and the dinner menu is southern fine dining. Be sure to save room for the desserts because they are some of the best you'll get around in town. Also, the menu changes often so you'll never get bored!

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1  Thank Amber S
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