Experience the warm and welcoming service and trendsetting American cuisine at Ironwood, nestled in the heart of historic Pinehurst in the beautiful North Carolina Sandhills. Our seasonal menu expertly combines the signature flavors of the South with local and international ingredients.
Vince Continenza purchased Ironwood, originally called Ironwood Cafe, on May 22, 2006. Initially, he kept the existing staff, as well as the original menu.
One morning, after month two of ownership, Vince walked through the door and instantly felt like an intruder in someone else’s restaurant. This is when he began making Ironwood a place of his own.
Over the next few months, significant changes were made to the restaurant, including a new layout in parts of the dining area and the introduction of a new menu. After these changes were made, he walked through the door, stood back, looked around and proudly said, “Now this is my restaurant”.
Many more changes and improvements have followed over the years, making the Ironwood one of the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area’s most popular and successful dining establishments.
Tucked in between the towering North Carolina pines along historic Midland Road, guests park their cars in the surrounding natural sand and pine needles and enter through Ironwood’s signature patchwork door. There they are warmly greeted by a smiling hostess or by Vince himself. Ironwood’s atmosphere is both inviting and casual. Bar seating includes high-top tables, and flat-screen TV’s for viewing the day’s golf and sports coverage. The separate dining room is modern, spacious and airy, while the patio offers a taste of true Southern hospitality with al fresco dining under old southern magnolias and features a stunning fire-enhanced fountain.
Ironwood’s staff is friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. In fact, some of the original staff still remains to this day! our menu… Ironwood’s diverse menu ranges from casual to gourmet, featuring trendsetting American cuisine and incorporating local, seasonal ingredients as often and wherever possible.
Ironwood is the only area restaurant that exclusively serves Certified Prime Angus Prime Beef. It is the star of the menu. And, to further guarantee the consistently superior quality of every cut of beef Ironwood offers, they cut each steak in house.
We invite you to dine with us, plan you next special group event with us, or simply join us for a glass of beer, wine or a creative cocktail. Our goal is simply to make you feel at home every time you visit. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.