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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

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
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Good for a Date (52)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Romantic (41)
Authentic (37)
Worth the Drive (34)
Good for Groups (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Business Meals (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Live Music (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (18)
Disabled Access (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great spot, excellent food. Old school, a true relic from the 60s, when fine dining meant French food with all the meat, butter and cream one could ever want. Think Mad Men. One of those places where you could actually dress for dinner and not be out of place, although you will see diners there in Bay Area casual as well. Great bar - yes martini glasses should be chilled! Probably the last restaurant in the Bay Area that still makes tableside entrees. All of the meat dishes are excellent; try the Caesar salad and the Grand Marnier souffle. Some may think it is a little pricey, but all in all, it is more than worth it. I'm glad a restaurant like this still manages to attract a following.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food, wonderful service, a lot of selections.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

1st time dining there. Cocktails were fine.

Wait staff were slow, despite lack of patrons and unfriendly.

Food was unremarkable and in my case, over cooked.

I wanted to like this restaurant as it’s close to work and home, but I won’t be back and I can’t recommend.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food is outstanding and the staff is tremendous. This is a jewell on the mid peninsula. Great cocktais and wine list that stands with any restaurant. Dessert, includes sofflels that are a 10 out of 10.

Cannot recommend the Iron Gate with more confidence in the entire experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Yes, it’s old school but that’s what’s so wonderful about Iron Gate. They make quality food you simply can’t find elsewhere. The Steak Diane is not only a show but is so tasty. The abalone is tender and delicious. And if you leave without trying the Bananas Foster, you’re missing out. Leave the bistros to everybody else and try Iron Gate!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was delicious as usual. We were seated right away & the restaurant looked beautiful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had athe most wonderful meal as usual here. They had a 2001 BV Georges Latour Cabernet that was delicious and you can't find. Band was fun.

Thanks you guys

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always great food and service -- never disappoints.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service and food are the best ever. This my favorite restaurant and I go there whenever possible.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We love the iron gate delicious dinner every time loved the soufflés for dessert thank you

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The best Ceaser salad in the San Francisco Bay Area - veal parmigiana was about a C through and the Chicken with Dijon and mushrooms was an absolute A+ - as well as the Veal Scalopini was an A - the waiters pay close attention to you and are jovial -

Definitely going back soon ❤️

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner at Iron Gate! Food was terrific, the crowd was in a festive mood and we reconnected with several members of the wait staff that we knew from Chantilly. Definitely a strong option for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The entire experience is very good. It's a bit on the pricey side for certain items but overall holds strong value for both food and wine. Can recommend the meats and fish on the menu, but the pasta primavera was quite bland. I would recommend the table experiences such as the caesar salad and steak Diane which are prepared and served at your table and are both outstanding.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Love the Iron Gate-go there for my birthday the last 3 yrs. Was really looking forward to a big lobster, like last year (2016)! 8 or 9 oz! But it was mushy & only 6 or 7 once’s! Very disappointed! Did mentioned it to our waiter to no avail! And it was very expensive! Did have the soufflé & it was Delish! Will go again, but if any problems , I will be more assertive! 🎉😜

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Have been going there for the last 26 years;
always loved it!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nice atmosphere in an apeles setting. Good Old world cuisine, excellent service, friendly and helpful staff

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Have eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. Expensive, but well worth the price. Senior friendly atmosphere. Extensive menu plus many daily specials.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic Food & Service , A Job Well Done By All. This Is A True Gem On The Peninsula Hands Down...

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I’ve been going here since I was 8, I’m 55. It was always my dads fav, and is one of mine, they always deliver a top end experience. From the quality of the experience, to the food, it’s top notch. Really fun!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Only one problem! Entrees served luke warm. Please serve hot & everything would be perfecto.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Was not really happy with the waiter. He seemed to busy to spend time with us.
Also some ordered soufflé and he didn’t take dessert orders from those who didn’t order them.
It was a party of five and he did not really deserve the 18% gratuity.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Frank was our waiter and we not only was the service great but the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very nice and good food. We love going there for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our dinner was outstanding, as usual! We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It was a special birthday for my husband. What a throw back to table-side food prep service, deliciously sauced food and even grand marnier soufflé! The Caesar Salad made at your table is out of this world. I will dream about this perfection. My sole almondine and my husband's salmon in dill sauce was so fresh and scrumptious. Top it off with a soufflé and you have the perfect birthday celebration. I am so happy that my birthday is next month because I know where we will be celebrating. Yumm!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Mediocre all around

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent service and meal! Our server and his back up waiters were on top of all our needs and were very accomodating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner, however, we were seated right next to another couple. Asked for more privacy, however it wasn't available. Was there to celebrate our 50th anniversary and the traffic next to our table was heavy. The food was excellent, but pricey!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

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 on December 14, 2017

Nice service good food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 13, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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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