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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (66)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Good for a Date (51)
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Good for Anniversaries (51)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Romantic (36)
Authentic (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Business Meals (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Cozy (19)
Live Music (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Disabled Access (15)
Fun (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Waiter could not do enough for us. Food is great. Gava (owner) came and said Hi to all the "ladies" and talked with us about our Holiday lunch that our organization will have again here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

What a treat. Food and service is excellent. One of the few places where you can dine and actually hear each other across the table. Will come over and over again.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Was told the server that had worked there the shortest amount of time was a novice of 17 years! Tells me why our service was so fantastic. They enjoy working there. Food was good. Timing was good. Atmosphere good. My server picked up that I needed my Caesar salad w/o croutons because it had to be gluten free. I didn't think to mention my g-f need again when ordering the grilled salmon, because grilled fish usually has no gluten. But my server remembered what I said and made sure the kitchen did not dust the fish with flour before grilling, which was their normal practice. Staff there gets 5 stars from me.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food is always Top Notch. The service to. The Steak Diane is to Die for!!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Live Music, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Traditional European cuisine that never disappoints.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful meal; lovely dining experience. Excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The four of us totally enjoyed our meal and the staff. The steak Diane was super and the Caesar salad was amazing. The staff was very attentive and made sure plates and silverware were added and removed as needed. The wine list was extensive. Don’t forget to order the chocolate soufflé. My observation of the ambiance was that this restaurant has been around for a long time and could use some newer decorating on the inside. I would definitely put it on my lists of favorites because of the food and staff.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

One of our 2 favorate restaurants within a 50 mile radius from our home where the food and service clearly outweigh the time that it takes to make the round trip.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food & great waiters!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best dinner we love soufflés always a delight to come and done thank you

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great old school “elegance”. Caesar salad made tableside. Soufflé, steak Diane, fish almondine... It is pricey with some entrees in the $40 range. So, maybe save it for special occasions. Apparently they have live music in the bar on certain nights.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Iron Gate is one of our very favorite restaurants. Always have a wonderful dining experience. Food is always fabulous. Have never had a bad meal there. Always superb!! Waiters excellent, Food Excellent, Owners always acknowledge you when entering. All in all, its a 10++++++ for us. We highly recommend the Iron Gate to family and friends.

We were there Sat. 10/14/17. Unfortunately we did not get into the "petite room", which is our fav, but that's OK. We were at a table in the back against the wall. Again, no complaints. However, it was our daughter's 24th birthday, and her brother (who is disabled), and this is the ultimate restaurant for him, ordered the Steak Dianne, and they had to prepare it very far from our table - that was the highlight that our children were waiting for. That was disappointing, and I mentioned the birthday, etc., to our waiter, and he did not seem phased by it.

It still was a lovely meal, but hopefully next time we don't have to be so far from the Steak Dianne flames!

Always love the Iron Gate! Kaveh was not there that night, so missed him.

Colleen & Aaron Avila Big Fans!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and good service. Nice date spot and good place for special occasions like showers and parties.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great French food! Been here forever.
Great French food! Been here forever.
Great French food! Been here forever.
Great French food! Been here forever.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Calamari steak was Under cooked they offered to give me another one and it was overcooked and tough. Caesar salad was overdressed, they call a table side preparation but all the ingredients were pre-mixed in the bowl and they just threw the lettuce in. This place is going downhill They depend on old clientele, need more quality control and bring more flavors in to their food again.!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

as a 30 year customer, this was not up to the usual standards. The Vongolie was disappointing, and my chicken Marsala was a half a baked chicken, and not the usual sliced chicken breast I usually order. Before the food was served, the waiter came by the table 4 times to confirm our order. It took a long time before it was served and the waiter, unsolicited, apologized and said that the "baked chicken" took a long time to cook.
on the plus side, my date said her scallops were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Old School Dining - but could use a face-lift. Don't like the $40 per person minimum - not necessary. Plates with Iron Gate Logo are faded. Atmosphere needs to be updated. Loud with talking.

Loved the flaming dishes, staff is AMAZING, food is good, but not a lot of choices for non-fish or non-red meat eaters. Portions are good sized.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went there for our anniversary. We were seated right away and got a great table.
The food and service was great, The waiter did not rush us and contributed to our special night.
The souffle' was exceptional. Will of course go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I cannot begin to say enough good things about The Iron Gate. Our meal was perfect in
every way. The Food was absolutely immeasurable to any restaurant we have been to
in years and we go out to dinner a lot so that is saying something. The only thing that was
better then the food was the service. I have never been so pampered and there were about
four people attending to our table.

In a nutshell - I really liked the place !!! :):):)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Reservations was made to celebrate our anniversary & indicated on app but was a bit disappointed that not a mention was given. But, we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fantastic service . Great food. Great people.
Easy parking

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Iron Gate is my favorite restaurant especially for special occasions. The food is very good and the atmosphere is fun with flaming dishes going off periodically. The deserts are fabulous. The ambience is old world with friendly, helpful waiters dressed in black. A great place to just get dressed up and have a great evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wow I just cant believe all of the four stars! We were so disappointed. This was definitely NOT fine dining to us. It was so 'cheesy.'
1. started with the hostess casually dressed putting the napkin on my lap. really.so many little things like this.. like they want to be fine dining..but miss the mark.
2. five waiters all over 65 shushing each other and arguing... one even saying to the other"you are such a child",about five feet away.
3. Caesar salad.. loaded with dressing. was bit tasty.. but for 24.00? in such a crappy cheap wood bowl.. not a beautiful table side service.
4. One steak au poivre ordered medium rare came well done. The lamb chops ok.. but the sides on both so lacking no imagination, just cheap vegetables and mass produced scallop potatoes.
5. The ambiance.. or lack thereof. It looks like a Chinese Dim Sum banquet hall. The chairs are all banquet chairs, there are no cosy booths, or dimmed lighting, it is so bright in there and just a sea of tables, with two side rooms with just tables. Nothing to separate the room or any design. Then there is the constant freeway traffic of the carts going by you and bumping each other as the waiters are annoyed with each other. This is definitely not a romantic spot.
6. Two entrees, salad and a bottle of wine. total $250.00.. There are seriously better places to go.

oh wait! for that price we got a very cheesy plastic bag with a smiley face on it for our leftovers! It seriously looks like we went to Subway.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Iron Gate was terrific. They were very attentive and patient with our various needs/demands. Food was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Carlos, our waiter, was excellent. Very considerate, knowledgeable and made us all feel special.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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