Charleston Moms EATS: Iron Rose Bar and Restaurant


Welcome to Charleston Moms EATS! Here we highlight the goodness that is local food in the Lowcountry. It might be a particular dish, a unique drink, or a restaurant that needs to be on your must-try list.

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Iron Rose Bar and Restaurant

The Mills House

Location: 115 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Inside the Mills House hotel)

Iron Rose Bar and Restaurant is a newly opened restaurant inside the Mills House hotel in downtown Charleston. Their menu features Southern Coastal cuisine and since date nights are essential to my husband and me, we made reservations.

The massive bar that first greets you when you walk into Iron Rose boasts a gorgeous rose art piece. The name Iron Rose pays tribute to both Charleston’s historic ironwork easily found when taking a stroll downtown and the Noisette rose, which was first grown in Charleston in the 1800s.

The dining area is just as impressive, with oversized booths and tables set delicately for two or four. The dimmed lights and walls lined with mirrors make for a romantic ambiance. The staff is extremely welcoming and knowledgeable, offering their suggestions for the evening.

Iron Rose Bar and Restaurant
Iron Rose outdoor courtyard

An outdoor courtyard with a fireplace is an additional seating option here — bound to be a popular and intimate place to gather with friends and family.

The American cheese board, including sweet spreads and a charred broccolini dish, were both excellent starts to our meal. What followed was the cooked-to-perfection, grilled swordfish sandwich with shoestring fries and a flat iron steak. I sipped on the Cheshire Life cocktail and a delicious not-on-the-menu-yet cucumber mocktail.

We never forget dessert, and the three-flavor gelato plus praline crunch bar was absolutely heavenly!

Five stars from us. Make a reservation and let us know if you love it as well!

Hours: Brunch Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Breakfast Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dinner Sunday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (bar open late every day)

Check out our other local restaurants featured in our Charleston Moms EATS series!