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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 (61)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
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Good for a Date (41)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Romantic (34)
Authentic (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Business Meals (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Live Music (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Notable Wine List (13)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Fun (8)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Old-school dining with a classic menu. The food was delicious and each course can be paired with a specific wine. The wait staff was very experienced and knowledgable about the menu. It was somewhat noisier than usual due to Valentine's Day celebrations. A delightful evening out!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a great experience in food and service! The most recent was a Birthday Dinner for my significant other with a couple who own an upscale restaurant in San Francisco who multiple times would not let us pay for our meal. We wanted to take them to a special place to reciprocate and they loved the Iron Gate!
Michael R.
San Mateo, CA

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We enjoy the restaurant for atmosphere quality of food and especially attentive
waiters.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very enjoyable

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Corkage is steep at 30.00. Food amazing but expensive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service was absolutely fantastic! We had always heard good reviews about The Iron Gate, but just recently had the opportunity to experience eating there. The staff is extremely attentive! The owner actually visited our table, thanking us for dining at the restaurant and asking if everything was okay. The food was delicious and the presentation was very nice. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We have been going to the Iron Gate for over 35 years and still enjoy the food, the bartenders and the waiters. Very good veal dishes and salads. The sorbet to cleanse the palate is a nice touch. Enjoyed watching a lot of people in the dining room celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Lots of singing & flambe entrees for all to witness. Lots of happy people.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Magdy our waiter is by far the best in the business. He knows what to do and when. The food and wine suggestions are on point every time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Transformed a casual birthday celebration into a superb one, with a delightful chocolate surprise !

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The Caesar salad for two was good. My entree (Steak Au Poivre Flambe ) was tough and the pepper sauce over it was insipid. My partner's entree (Poulet a la Marsala) was "just ok". The desert (fresh berries in ice cream) was good. The service was very good and attentive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a classic old time Italian - French restaurant if you're looking for well dressed waiters with a support staff that is outstanding, this place is for you. Our waiter was part of a 3 person team, attentive but not hovering. They certainly knew what they were doing and we'll well coordinated.

This is a old fashioned French Italian restaurant. If if you're looking for old fashioned and elegance. This is a must go to place.

Our waiter engaged with us knew the menu and specials. He even got special wine glasses for us.

We had an excellent abalone appetizer that wasn't overpowered by allowing sauces. Thus the subtle flavor of the abalone was spot on. Our house salad for 2 was tossed at the table with mixed greens, bay shrimp, avocado, and a perfect lite dressing, that again was not overpowering.

My wife had the provimi veal special with artichoke hearts and marsala wine. I had the Petrali sole special almondine, both excellent!

It was a wonderful evening. I always feel great when the Mrs. Is very happy with a perfect evening !

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and food. Still a great classic style restaurant and our go to place for celebrations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I have already posted a review on trip advisor.
It was my son 21 st Birthday and this Iron made a true memory. From the stupendous amazing fabulous waiter to the cocktails and of course the exquisite food.
Thank you Thank you Thank you for making my son and ours a great evening of fun and great dining!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Joe made our dinner truly enjoyable! It's rare anymore to get a true professional waiter and Joe is exactly that! Thanks Joe!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Ok at best. The service was great, really nice folks work there, hostess is hot, food not worth the money. Just to give you an example, $30 salad for two, it was nothing more than spinach and bacon. $55 steak Diane, while tasty, it was a $10 Safeway steak - should have been $30 max. Can't make an old fashion either.

On the plus side, the whole flambe thing they do is pretty cool. But it feels like they up charge for the experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great as always! The service is highly professional and the food is superb. This is our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food never disappoints at the Iron Gate. The normal bartender was off so it took some time to get my cosmopolitan right. The veal piccata was de-lish as was the sole meuniere. So happy to have my Caesar salad made at the table. The bananas foster (made tableside) was the perfect ending to my birthday lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent service and food! the Souffle is a must and needs to be ordered when ordering your meal as it takes 30 minutes to make.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Iron Gate has been around for as long as I can remember. The staff is friendly and proficient. The menu is extensive, and features a great number of flaming dishes from salads, through entrees, and onto desserts. We started with fried calamari which was about the best I've ever had. I moved on to a flaming spinach and bacon salad which was excellent; my wife had a Caesar salad which was equally good. Both were prepared tableside. Our entrée was chateau briand which proved, to my surprise, to be a disappointment. The presentation was exquisite with the vegetables and mashed potatoes being quite tasty and beautifully presented. My wife's cut was indeed medium rare while mine was well done. I don't know why the cooking was so uneven, but so it was. I did try my wife's and it was excellent. Dessert was cherries jubiliee, and it too was good. The overall cost was nontrivial, and but for the entrée, I would have considered it money well spent. Hence, my four star rating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love the place, food is good, service is exceptional.
The steak Diana was cooked to perfection, the onion soup was a great starter.
Caesar salad is a must have, prepared at the table.
We liked the fact we were not rushed, there was enough time between each course.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 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 10, 2018

Great food, wonderful service, a lot of selections.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 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 7, 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 3, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·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 27, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 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 24, 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 24, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 22, 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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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 21, 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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