The Iron Room, Atlantic City's famed "speakeasy" restaurant, officially closed its doors on Albany Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 8, after throwing a final party appropriately named “Drink Albany Avenue Dry.”
A new A.C. location was opened one mile north on Tennessee Avenue in July, on the same street as their sister properties: Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, MADE Atlantic City Chocolate Bar and Rhythm & Spirits. It is still in its preview stages, with a grand opening slated for October.
The Iron Room has been wowing diners since 2013 thanks to their unparalleled wine, beer and spirits offerings and culinary creations under the direction of Executive Chef Kevin Cronin. In 2018, the Iron Room was voted the best whiskey bar in New Jersey.
With the move to Tennessee Avenue, The Iron Room reinvented itself, adding breakfast and lunch along with a variety of coffees, sandwiches and salads. The evening menu focuses on small plates and an array of cheese and charcuterie.
Their wine and champagne list continues to be one of the best in Atlantic City. Like the Albany Avenue restaurant, Cronin will focus on using local, sustainable, fresh, seasonal ingredients.
“I am heavily invested in Tennessee Avenue, and it was only a matter of time until The Iron Room made its way north to be part of what I created there,” says Mark Callazzo, who owns The Iron Room and co-owns the other Tennessee Avenue properties. “The Iron Room was off-the-beaten-path on Albany Avenue ... We’re growing Tennessee Avenue to become Atlantic City’s newest hotspot, and I thought Chef Kevin and The Iron Room should be part of that. It belongs there.”
The Iron Room is located at 131 S. Tennessee Ave. Go to IronRoomAC.com.