Iron Gate

4.7
967 reviews
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$50 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Our restaurant offers multiple menu options nightly in our Dining Room as well as our Outdoor Patio and Garden. The seating for reservations is on a first come first serve basis for each location. Guests can choose from either an à la carte menu that has varying small plates and family style platters, a 5-course Tasting menu ($99 per person, additional $70 for beverage pairings,) or a 3-course Family Table menu ($59 per person, for groups of 2 or more.) Our menus change frequently based on the availability of seasonal & local ingredients, and we will do our best to customize it based on dietary restrictions & preferences.

A native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Chef Anthony Chittum has earned a reputation not only for his cooking, but also for his commitment to sourcing from a network of local farmers, watermen & food artisans. Chittum & his team draw inspiration from the cuisines of Greece, Sicily, Sardinia & Southern Italy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Greek
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am- 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 524-5202
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Chittum
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Catering
For those who have enjoyed dining at Iron Gate and wish to have us cater your next event, we are pleased to partner with 550 Events & Provisions, a chef-driven, full-service catering and events company. As a member of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s family of award-winning restaurants, 550 possesses an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience, as well as culinary talent. For inquiries and more information, contact 550 Events & Provisions at inquiries@550events.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th Street
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Public transit
DuPont Metro
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

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Iron Gate in Dupont is known for its prix-fixe dinner, but we like it best for drinks and a light bite.

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4.4
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4.7
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Baltimore
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

The food and service we're excellent but the noise level was terrible.

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Orlando
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

I was in DC for a meeting and had a chance to connect with my son for dinner. He picked Iron Gate. Happy that we had the chance to dine there. Food was very good [wide variety, very nicely prepared and plated]. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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S
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

Service was a bit slow and not careful, but great food (think: small plates to share). Value is fair.

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JC
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We went for a birthday brunch to celebrate my and my mother's birthdays. She and I are both avowed foodies and this knocked it out of the park. When something we had ordered was unavailable, they took strides to accommodate a replacement order and the food was absolutely fantastic. It was a touch warm to be seated outside, but worth every penny to be enjoying the shaded wisteria awning and ambiance of the little back garden.

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MG
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We went for Sunday brunch and it was delicious! We sat in the courtyard and it has the perfect atmosphere for hanging out with friends over delicious small plates. Our server was knowledgeable and very friendly as well as the bartender and host. I accidentally left my purse when I left and they called me within minutes of leaving. We will definitely be back!

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CC
San Francisco
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good and presentation was as well. Service was excellent! We sat outside and although its a beautiful patio, it was very hot with not enough breeze or cross ventilation. They had one fan that didn’t cover the majority of that space. Eventually it became to uncomfortable to stay for the dessert portion. Next time we would dine in their insde dining room during the hot summer months.

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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Unreal restaurant. Have been for brunch and dinner and excellent food and service both times. The patio has great ambiance to match as well.

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TA
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Went here for our anniversary and had a just amazing time. Great food, great service, great ambiance. Couldn't have been happier.

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ZG
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Second time here and still great! Food is good, service is good, and good ambiance.

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PT
Washington DC
3.0
Dined 7 days ago

I think they need more fans in the outdoor patio area - it was a little warm ( I know, we didn't have to sit outside...) and a little buggy - which a few more fans would have taken care of that.

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Raleigh
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

I love any chance I have to come to the Iron Gate, whether to meet a friend for drinks or for a fancy dinner. The staff is so gracious and welcoming, the space is so special and the food truly divine.

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Had a wonderful meal! We sampled a few plates and every single one was really good! The flavors were well balanced and you could tell the ingredients were really fresh and seasonal.

The staff was super friendly and helpful but not over the top - just the right balance. They were also really good at making sure that our water glasses were always full.

We sat on the patio and it was beautiful! It was warm so the fan they had was loud, but not over the top. The ambiance was good and the tables were spaced well, you don’t hear the other tables and you felt like you had a good amount of space.

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T
London
4.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

Very good food, very good service

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OT
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Our waiter could no have cared less about our experience.
He not only failed to inquire as to how we were doing; he seemed offended when we asked for bread on which to spread Burrata. ...he also did not mention we would be charged $2 for 2/3 slices of bread. Don’t care about the trivial amount of $. I suspected bc we did not order drinks or wine he may have a bias...but who knows...

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Great birthday

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Very romantic setting and one of the best meals I have had in DC

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Absolutely wonderful restaurant! Amazing ambience & food with very helpful and friendly staff.

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FF
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

We had the chef's tasting menu and it was incredible. Food, cocktails, wine, service, and the patio was romantic under the wisteria. I can't say enough great things about the flavors in the meal.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Absolutely loved this place. The ambiance is lovely. Great for a date. Solid food. The oysters tangier and the focaccia were both the best I’ve ever had. The service was as attentive. I indicated that we were there for our anniversary, and the staff bent over backwards to make it a special night. Highly recommend the Iron Gate!

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LL
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Our second time at Iron Gate and we loved it. We made an early reservation so we could enjoy the gorgeous outdoor seating even more, since it was relatively quiet at first. However, even with a full house (which it was by the time we left) the atmosphere was never overwhelmingly loud. Because there are gorgeous wisteria and grape vines in a trellis above, it is cool and shady outside. Really lovely.

We enjoyed all of our small plates, but the most memorable dish was probably the grilled haloumi with stone fruits. A perfect summer dish.

It was our anniversary and they really were very sweet to us and made the occasion even more special. We will definitely be back.

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JL
Richmond
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Great little doughnuts served with honey. Ecellent brunch! Had a mimosa and a bloody mary to start. Great pancakes and the fried eggs and fried potatoes were excellent.

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JA
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Iron gate was recommended and they did not disappoint. My girlfriend and I were extremely happy with the service and the food. Our server Bella was excellent. I live in NY and travel frequently, this rates at the top of our list. I will recommend this place to all my friends and family.

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A
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Enjoyed sitting outside under he vines!

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DS
Houston
2.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

The service that we received from our waitress was abhorrent. We received more attention from another waiter servicing the neighboring table than our own waitress.

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Had a lovely meal at Iron Gate on a Sunday evening. It was very hot but sat outside on the terrace and had some respite from a large fan that they had positioned! Food was amazing. Had the mixed grill platter and one of the best my partner and I have had. Made all the better by an expert wine recommendation - who knew Greek wine could be so delicious? Will definitely return next time we’re in DC.

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Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

This is a perfect brunch spot! The courtyard is beautiful! I had the eggs in pomodoro sauce as well a some of the ricotta pancakes. They were both delicious!

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d
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Dining here is consistently a great experience.

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F
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

We enjoyed a great meal at this top-notch restaurant. The Chef’s Tasting Menu with 5 courses was chock full of taste and creativity. The English Pea Soup and Grilled Scallops with pesto sauce and panzanella were particularly memorable. But the star of the night was the Wild Nettle Busiate. It alone was worth the trip. The wine pairings were carefully thought out by the Iron Gate team, and each wine worked perfectly with each dish. The table service was world class with knowledge and total professionalism. It is indeed an expensive meal with the tasting menu but worth every penny. Surely, it is one of the finest eateries in the Mid-Atlantic Region and a wise choice for anyone who loves great food, service, and wine.

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LL
2.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

The bartender and ambiance were good, but everything else was subpar. We were only in DC for the night, and I was hoping to have a great meal. We started with some small plates, which had a lot of potential but were over salted. We decided not to do a full meal after the couple behind us also complained about the saltiness. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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c
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Cute place but the service was kind of sub-par for that caliber restaurant. Frequently empty drinks; very little advice for ordering food or descriptions of the dishes; interactions with the server we're all very brief. If you are spending that much for dinner, you really expect great service. So that was a little disappointing. But the food was good and the ambiance was nice. And maybe our server was just having a bad night. It happens. We might try again.

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LH
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

The food was incredible and so were the drinks. I will absolutely be back.

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MO
3.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

While the food we had was delicious, the choices were limited and overpriced. The fireplace hadn’t been cleaned since last winter’s fires and there was a heavy unpleasant smell in the air. It was also in the mid eighties inside and another portable air conditioner should have been placed on the other side of the room where we were seated.

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LM
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

David C is incredible. His knowledge made our dinner soar above expectations.

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JT
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

I took a client to Iron Gate for a business lunch. We were seated outside, and really enjoyed that. The food was delicious, and we appreciated being able to share a few different dishes. Our server, however, disappeared for long stretches of time. When we did see her, she almost seemed to be purposely avoiding looking at our table. What should have been an hour 20 minute lunch stretched to 2 hours. No manager that we saw to speak to. All that being said, I would go back, hoping to have a different server. The food was that good!

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MW
Wilmington
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Amazing! Our server was spot on with all her recommendations. We kept an open mind and shared everything. It was all delicious. I have never enjoyed cooked carrots. I could live off the ones we had that night and die happy. I've had gnocchi all over italy. These were the lightest little pillows of yummy I've ever had. The only negative was that it was a warm night and a fan to keep the air moving would have been appreciated. The occasional breeze helped quite a bit.

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Raleigh
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Very pleasant staff

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Had a friend visiting from out of town, went for Sunday brunch. Incredible food. I want eight million more of the orange blossom yeast donuts.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

I love this place yo

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

5 year anniversary celebration. The staff was so accommodating and made the meal very special. We look forward to going back again!

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TR
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Enjoyed the restaurant under the original owner and management and find the new Iron Gate to be equally as good and better in a lot of ways. As it should be.

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