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“Second time there, menu needed work” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Iron Press

The Iron Press
3321 Hyland Ave, Suite E, Costa Mesa, CA
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Ranked #83 of 440 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: American
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Second time there, menu needed work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Okay, selections and food are great. They loose a 'circle' because the menu they gave out was totally inaccurate and misleading. First, you get a list of specialty beers. At the bottom it talks about flights of them to try. So you order one and find out that you can only get the one column in a flight, no where does it say this at all.

At the bottom of that same page is what appears to be seasonable deserts. Well, they don't have those and haven't for awhile. Time to make sure what you hand your patrons is accurate!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NY
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179 reviews 179 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 112 cities Reviews in 112 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Very eclectic and unusual menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great selection of on-tap beer and Interesting sandwiches all available on either pannini or waffles.

Visited August 2013
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Temecula, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fireworks for the senses!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The modern day neighborhood bar; akin to that of ‘Cheers’ where everyone knows your name. Scratch that. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Jerry, one of the bright entrepreneurs’ of Iron Press, will delight your palate with several mouthwatering, delectable comfort food offerings as well as wet your thirst with one of several California micro-brews. From the chicken and waffle to the garlic Parmesan tots with the dragon lips sauce, your senses will be stimulated! Ask about the circle of life and the whole barn! Fun and inviting, this is THE place to be!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Costa Mesa, California
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“No Bread...It's Waffles!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Oh My Goodness, ridiculous (in a good way) number of beers on tap. They also serve a cider beer that doesn't taste like beer, and it is delicious. They have "daus boot" that your beer can be served in. My husband enjoyed that a lot. The atmosphere is casual. Expect a wait if you go there right at lunch or dinner time. They don't have too many tables, their seating is mostly at a very, very long bar.

Good food and a great beer selection

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What Are You Waiting For?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Beer...beer battered waffle sandwiches...garlic Parmesan tater tots...need I go in? This place is great! There is such a variety of beer on tap that you can come in just for a beer or 3 or pair it with a fantastic waffle sandwich! I crave the veggie (tempora) sandwich with smoked Gouda! Everyone that works there is very pleasant and extremely knowledgable about the beer and food. Definitely recommended!

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