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“Good dining choice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black Iron Grill

Black Iron Grill
152 Riverside Drive, Penticton, British Columbia V2A18L, Canada
250-276-2447
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Ranked #35 of 141 Restaurants in Penticton
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good dining choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

We stayed in Days Inn for the night, so our natural choice for dinner is Black Iron Grill, which is attached to the hotel. We also received a coupon for 50% off the second entree upon checking in (a bonus for sure).

The decor was quite romantic, but it's not formal that you will need to dress up. We ordered the crabcakes, seafood salad, and their daily special (8oz steak with tiger prawns). Overall the food was delicious -- crabcakes were nicely panfried & seasoned; the salad was fresh but had too much dressing (the waitress was kind enough to add more veggies after we talked to her), and the steak was juicy, tender and flavourful.

We would like to try their dessert too but we were completely full. Maybe next time.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Vancouver, BC
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Better steak than we often get.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Well aged, very tasty steak. It seems a shame, though, at the height of the season, to serve the same pale pink "crunchy" imported tomatoes that we see in January.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Penticton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Love the Patio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

So impressed with the patio. Herbs planted in boxes out on the patio, and a couple of live shade trees. Each of the chairs out on the patio have a colourful handmade lap quilt to use when the sun goes down. Steak salad... yum yum!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penticton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A notch above the rest.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Just want to comment about a fabulous restaurant in Penticton. The Black Iron Grill and Steakhouse. This restaurant is attached to The Days Inn on Riverside Drive.
They feature prime rib and steak, and have a selection of chicken and fish dishes. The staff have been well trained and provide service that is second to none! This restaurant has been in Penticton since 2005, and is worth the find. Check out their patio in summer they have colourful homemade quilts!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penticton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not worth my time or money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

I have been to the Black Iron twice now with my family, both times have been absolutely horrible. The first, with friends as well, we all ordered our meals only to have the waitress come back and say none of it was available. We selected new meals and when they came not one of them was cooked correctly, all 4 steaks overdone. The waitress actually had the audacity to say the chef was drunk! We decided this year to give it a go again hoping things had changed- I went with my inlaws. While the food was cooked correctly this time, the service and wait for the food was atrocious, no apologies or refills on the drinks ever came and it was definitely hard to keep my toddler entertained while waiting that long for food.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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