location: 5510 Virginia Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63111
phone: (314) 351-4500

Dec 2, 2010

12 of us embarked to find this Place that was featured on MAN vs FOOD with a DAWG in a toasted bun with Jelly and cheese.   On a Small quiet street in the cold of a Thursday Night we located the IRON BARLEY, 5510 Virginia Street, ST Louis Mo. 63111. Since we were a Large group, we were told to walk down a side outdoor path to the back of the restaurant, thru the kitchen and down a flight of stairs to the basement seating. It was like entering a speak easy from the 30′s.  There was a Duo in the back of the room, playing soft hits from the 60-70′s. Brad Springmeyer on Guitar and Bill Yaeger on Cajon.   Our Waitress, Heather,  greeted us with drink orders and then Dinner specials. We ordered a Number of this special “DOUBLE DOG” called the Monte Cristo, which was served on a toasted bun, with strawberry jelly and swiss cheese. We gave it a 3.5 stars.

Between us all we ate quite a variety of food with medium to Rave reviews. The Lumberjack and Prime Rib Delmonico dinners were 5 STARS.  The green gumbo was 4 stars and noted that it needed more kick. The Ruben and Naked DOUBLE DOGS were 2.5 stars, with CHili Cheese & onion  DOG 3.5 stars. The favorite beer of choice in the group was the Founders Breakfast Stout and Hemp Hop Rye, By Ofallon Brewery.

The desserts,,, WELL, they were served FROZEN SOLID, all 3 we ordered of different kinds to try them out.  The peanut butter pie with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and Strawberry habanero sauce, KINDA sounded??? Good/Different, But turned out to be Pretty Boring and all the tastes just crashed in your palate … Kinda weird tasting actually, ALL DESSERTS. Not home made, Like store bought tasteless cream pies from Krogers….ONE star…..

Our group enjoyed a night of entertaining Music with one of our own , JIM G.,  jumping in on the piano, percussion and vocals with the DUO. They played some great music, we all had a Great time, The atmosphere was cozy, the lighting Ok, maybe a little dark, the sound not too loud, the Staff was friendly, and a GOOD TIME was had by all. Prices were very reasonable…… Over all experience    4 Stars