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About Iron Gate

Iron Gate offers excellent Continental cuisine in an elegant environment. The only restaurant with table site & flambe service in the bay area. Live music every weekend 9:00pm - 12:00 am. See calender on our web-site www.iron-gate.com or on Face Book .Private Rooms available for 25 up to75 guests. The entire restaurant can be bought out for private parties.

1360 El Camino Real
Belmont, CA 94002
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Ralston Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 592-7893

Website:
http://www.iron-gate.com/

Entertainment:
Friday & Saturday: 9:00pm - 12:00am: live band and dancing (Rock, Blues ,Motown, Funk, Latin, Zydeco & Oldies)

Parking Details:
32 parking spaces in the lot adjacent to the restaurant plus back and front street parking

Public Transit:
cal-train Belmont Station 3 blocks. Samtrans 1 block

Executive Chef:
Salvador Conchas

Private Party Facilities:
Minimum 30 up to 80 guests (regular business days), Minimum 100 up to 200 guests on Saturday & Sunday Lunch time with a $1000 opening charge.

Private Party Contact:
Kaveh or Dimitri: (650) 592-7893

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Iron Gate Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (72)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Good for a Date (55)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
Romantic (43)
Authentic (36)
Good for Groups (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Business Meals (24)
Cozy (21)
Live Music (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Disabled Access (17)
Fun (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Mediocre all around

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Looking for a quiet place. This isn’t it. Food was fine but nothing special.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good meal with dishes at our table including steak Diane, salmon, the vegetable crepe and rack of lamb. Get the soufflé. You won’t regret it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

As always the food was great! We always come here for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Best waiter ever! He was so very attentive.Always a smile. Went over top to please.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a treat to host our annual Friends Christmas dinner at the Iron Gate.
So very tired of restaurants with OK food and horrible acoustics.....not
a fun evening if we can't converse with our table mates while enjoying
a lovely dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Nice service good food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding! Would recommend for a special occasion! Service was great , food was fantastic! They make you feel very special ! A wonderful evening

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Iron Gate is a classic Italian Restaurant. Everything about our dining experience was memorable. The waiters were attentive but respectful of our privacy. The Beef Wellington and rack of lamb were prepared perfectly. The 2 hour dining experience was most enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the last of the once-popular "Continental" restaurants on the Peninsula. It's a bit far from our home, but we enjoyed it greatly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The Iron Gate is a terrific and unique restaurant. The servers have been there many years and do a great and professional job. This restaurant is unique with all the table side preparations and flambé. And the food is delicious, fresh, and bacon spinach salad prepared with a flambé is wonderful. But so are the scallops and shrimp appetizers. We loved the petroleum sole, maybe the best I eve head. And the veal piccata is prepared table side with a flambé. But don’t miss out on the osuflets with blueberries or strawberries. That’s something special. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area, and that includes SF. the restaurant is a treasure, a little bit of a throw back to when restaurants did something special for their treasured guests.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Healthy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was wonderful and our service was amazing! Looking forward to the next time!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Iron Gate is a real old school go to spot! I have been coming here for over 30 years (definitely a special occasion spot!) and it is so nice to relive the "continental" style of dining from the 70-80's. Steak Diane and Veal Oscar were a hit as well as the Iron Gate salad, and the souffles are to die for.
For anyone who wants to experience something special they definitely need to come to Iron Gate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a fabulous place to go and be spoiled! Delicious food, Very accomodating with everything, service is awesome.. always!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This is such an amazing restaurant. The food and service impeccable. Pricy but worth every penny. Will always retun for fine dining at its best.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our club Christmas luncheon. Menu selection provided something for each of us to suit your very different preferences. I Love the scallops !

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always wonderful. Food delicious and service perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My bday. But waiter never acknowledged it. I felt sad

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I have been going to the Iron Gate for the past 20+ years for business, dinner with friends, and have hosted large celebrations for business and family. Regardless of the number of guests, the service has always been impeccable and the food is consistently outstanding. I love the Caesar salad, Steak Au Poivre, and Grand Marnier Soufflé, but I have tried various dishes throughout the years and all have been equally as delicious. This is definitely a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We love Iron Gate. The old school go to place for a special occasion or just because you'd like a lovely dinner. Several table service dishes like caesar salad, steak diane & crepes. There is nothing like a flaming dish made right in front of you and the kids love it!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Frie ndly service Beautiful Christmas decoration

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always a great meal and great service! Pleasant atmosphere and surroundings.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Once again, excellent food and service! Never felt rushed. Great place for special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving Dinner. Table for 4 at 5pm. Menu was limited as it was a holiday. Great selection. We had to repeatedly ask for water refills....when dessert was offered the waiter did not offer us coffee. Which was included in the price of the meal. Our steak dinners were $83.00, I did not feel the service was up to par for the cost of the meals.
We won't be returning next Thanksgiving.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. We were seated earlier than our reservations. Very complete wine list. I ordered a Steirlin Cabernet which was very good. First served as an appetizer was a tortellini, followed by a seafood bisque which was phenomenal. The main course was veal Oscar which was cooked to perfection. Service was great. My only minor complaint is that the room was a bit stuffy for me. I realize it's an older building and good ventilation is rare in those.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent service and food for party of four. We have been here numerous times previously and look forward to returning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was wonderful! Superb service and delicious food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was an unwelcome surprise to discover that the receptionist could not locate my reservation on the computer. As I had loaned my iPhone to an associate I was meeting with after lunch, I could not produce the confirmation number as shown on my phone. Fortunately, as we were slightly after the lunch rush. she was able to seat us. But I must confess this eroded somewhat my confidence in Open Table's system. (However, this has never happened to me before.)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a mixed experience, especially compared with previous visits. The food was mostly good, not so the service.

1) Took super long to get our waiter at any chance
2) My wife's steak was overcooked and the waiter laughed it off when we told him
3) We had to make do with a single serving of water, we never got a refill.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was fabulous! Waiter, Tanner, was excellent, friendly, sweet....and patient!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful classic old-school white table cloth high-end continental restaurant. Definite special occasion destination.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I love the iron gate. The service is wonderful. It is expensive. The only thing is I wish they would redecorate. It is very drab

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful food, professional service, reasonable prices, good ambience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

excellent over all dinning expierence. I will come again and let my friends know about

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent as always.
We always ask ourselves after eating at the Iron Gate why it has been so long since the last time and the only answer is there are so many great choices on the peninsula. The food is always dependably terrific and never disappoints. The wait staff are in some ways from a bygone era. The service is impeccable.
If there is any fault to be found it is that the dining room itself does not allow for any real ambiance and without losing seating it never will. That aside it is a wonderful place for a business dinner, romantic outing or special occasion

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great experience and food and we'll go back again!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent all around
Food was amazing
Server : Magdy was amazing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Seems every customer is long time friend of the restaurant, got warm greeting and attentive service. Food is great, catch of the day scallops and prawn perfectly cooked

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food is always good and plenty of it. You must try the desserts-especially anything with chocolate. our waiter, Frank, was GREAT.
Will be back as this was my second day in a row to eat lunch there.
Will be there on Thanksgiving.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary, and the wait staff made it a pleasant evening by being attentive. We both ordered from the special meals that were offered for that evening. We were careless and didn't ask about the price and were shocked at the price of my husband's steak and lobster dinner. However, he said it was delicious, so it was worth the price. Perhaps, when a meal cost $74, the waiter might relay this information in a polite way.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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