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All reviews wagyu steak complimentary ice cream our waiter flat iron amazing food and amazing service bree street melt in your mouth great cocktails cooked to perfection wonderful evening sides cone vibe meat tender waiters
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome spot for a sophisticated dinner without the need to wear a suit and tie. The complimentary ice cream cone as you leave us just lekker! Grace is an amazing waitron!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful steak dinner here. The porterhouse was perfectly cooked. The sides were also delicious. The old fashion was very well made. We had a really good dinner here and I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 18, 2024 via mobile

The service was slow and took a while to receive our food. The waitress was nice but she didn’t seem very enthusiastic. We love the concept having a similar place in London called flat iron but it didn’t live up to it. The steaks were...over cooked slightly and the fries tasted stale. Like they’d been cooked and left under a heat lamp for a while. It’s also not cheap as all the elements add up like the tiny pot of sauce for the same price as fries. The creamed spinach and onions rings were really good, as was the complimentary popcorn and ice cream to finish. The ice cream gave this rating a star alone. Overall I wouldn’t return as it was just ok. nothing special.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Iron Steak and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2024

Dear Fredsaid Thank you for taking the time to review us at Iron Steak and Bar. We are so sorry to hear that you didnt enjoy your evening with us. Would you please be so kind and reach out to our GM, Misha (misha@ironsteak.co.za). We...More

Reviewed February 16, 2024

Steak was so good. Dessert was even better. The staff did an amazing job with the recovery because the first time the wagyu was a bit tough but they offered to cook it again and the second time it was incredible. They also offered a...complimentary dessert. Music was also 10/10More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Iron Steak and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2024

Dear Celine Thank you so much for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear that our staff took such great care of you and that we could rectify your steak on the evening. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards...More

Reviewed February 14, 2024

We wanted to have steak whilst in Cape Town and this was at the top of the list when we looked at reviews - and rightly so. We hadn't booked but there was plenty of space for us early on a Saturday evening. Our waitress...talked us through the menu, food and drinks were quick to come and really tasty. The free ice cream on the way out was a lovely surprise. It wasn't the cheapest place in Cape Town, probably a similar price to what we would pay at home, but felt well worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Iron Steak and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2024

Dear MiniGem Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had such a great time and enjoyed your stay with us. Always happy to hear that our staff are taking such great care of our patrons. We hope you visit...More

Reviewed February 14, 2024 via mobile

Valentines menu limited. Music not to our taste. Thumping base, not romantic Valentines vibe. Staff helpful but unable to help. Not recommended if over 30.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Iron Steak and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2024

Dear Anne P Thank you for reviewing us. We are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our set menu for Valentines Day. Please do join us again for a night of Ala Carte. Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner

Reviewed February 12, 2024

Excellant in every aspect. I ate best steak in my life there - south african wagyu. It was too delicious. Also service is great, staff is very friendly and helpfull.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Paolo Carrara, Owner at Iron Steak and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2024

Thank you so much Paradise We are delighted to hear that you loved our SA Wagyu and service! To many more! Kind regards Paolo Carrara Co-owner

Reviewed January 14, 2024

The food to the service was perfect, the managers and waiters are very attentive to our needs ans checked in multiple times if we ok, loved this so much.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 5, 2024

My friends and I came for dinner before our night out on New Year’s Eve.we were greeted with complimentary Champagne which was a nice touch. I had the Waygu Flat Iron….Hands down the beast steak I’ve ever had in my life and it’s not even...close. The salad it was served with was so refreshing and paired well with the meal. Impeccable service, and great atmosphere. I can’t wait to come back to South Africa and eat here again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed January 5, 2024 via mobile

We are here on an evening booking, the restaurant itself it a really nice place to sit and is decorated really nicely. The drinks were great and the cocktails were really well made. The food was superb, our best meal in Cape Town so far...- The mash potato and gravy side was 100% a highlight Our server, Thomas, was incredibly attentive and couldn't do enough to make sure our family meal was great and our little boy who we ate with was happy. Will 100% return.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 4, 2024 via mobile

We ate here early evening after getting off a long flight on our latest visit to Cape Town. Smart restaurant, really helpful manager & great staff. The steak we had was amazing, a 1.4 kg Porterhouse cooked to perfection. The fries, onion rings & the...cauliflower sides were also great, as was the wine we chose (Malbec). This is a must visit place if you like a steakhouse, but be warned you need to book.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 31, 2023

I ordered the porterhouse it was the most amazing steak I've ever had. It took everything for me not to pick up and chew the bone.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 29, 2023 via mobile

Complete top marks for this place. Little away from the V & A but easy to find. The place has a fantastic feel to it. We sat looking into the kitchen. We were looked after by Emily who could not have been better. The steaks...were cooked to perfection - if not the best I have ever had Amazing wine selection also. If it’s steak ! This is the placeMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 25, 2023 via mobile

My wife and I hit up Iron Steak and Bar on Saturday, December 23rd. This restaurant sits in the lively part of Bree Street, with some bars close by if you're up for a nightcap post-meal. The joint exudes a cool vibe from the outside,...and that feeling seamlessly carries inside. The front-of-house crew is real friendly. You've got a bunch of seating choices, spread out in different spots for a bit of variety. We got tucked away from the bar in an elevated section with cozy lighting – perfect for a romantic night out. Now, they push the Flat Iron as their star steak, but they've got a solid lineup of other cuts for any steak aficionado. Plus, they throw in chicken and veggie options if you're not feeling the steak vibe. Our server for the night was super cool, knew the menu inside out, and took the time to break down each cut for us. No surprise, we both went for the Flat Iron – a no-brainer, really. Mine came out just how the house recommends, but they're cool to cook it up just how you like it. Same deal for my wife. And hey, if you're a hungry horse or fancy something to share, I gotta recommend the Korean chicken. Amazing flavors, and the pickled ginger packs the perfect punch. Right then, let's talk sides and sauces. There's a good selection of sides to choose from, but the choice was easy. You can't beat steak and chips, and don't be fooled – these aren't ordinary chips. They're Wagyu Beef dripping chips, and they didn't disappoint. To accompany our steaks, we chose the Green Peppercorn and Gruyère Cheese and Onion sauces. The latter, my wife was skeptical of. I mean, come on, it's steak and cheese – what's not to like? Happy to see she has come around to my way of thinking. Solid choice of restaurant, and I am confident we will return before the end of our vacation. I mean, the cauliflower cheese side sounds amazing. Solid choice all around and must visit.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 21, 2023 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience, the ambience, the setting, the service. Everything was top notch. The waiter was also truly incredible and let’s not forget how fantastic the food was. Everything was perfect and I need to go back!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Iron Steak and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5