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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Iron Horse Restaurant Restaurant Review: Glendale, a suburban oasis of Victorian houses on wide lawns, is the serene setting for the Iron Horse Restaurant. Originally a railroad hotel (the trains still rumble by) and a favorite fine dining spot in the ’60s and ’70s, it was rescued from decline in the ’90s by a Glendale family who spent a bundle of money and time on its renovation. Today, it has a different chef and ownership, and an updated vibe. Chef Jackson Rouse's garden-to-table philosophy wows in the details. All of the sauces---even the mustard and ketchup---are made by hand, and the menu is seasonal. A large selection of craft beers, including Kentucky Bourbon beer on tap, is available. Desserts range from classic bread pudding to a star anise-pear crisp. And the after-dinner martinis have a bit of a twist, with names like the "Nutty Squirrel" (with double-espresso vodka, Frangelico and amaretto). The restaurant also hosts holiday brunches, four-course wine dinners and special events.