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Iron Gate, Washington, DC

Iron Gate

4.7
4.7
2909 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Iron Gate, located near Dupont Circle, stands as one of the district’s oldest continuously operating restaurants and is split between a sumptuous dining room, a wisteria covered patio and a handsomely enclosed carriageway that houses the bar.

Chef Anthony Chittum, a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and his team have revitalized the space with a menu that takes inspiration for the cuisines of Greece, Sicily, Sardinian and Southern Italy, interpreting those traditions and techniques using the finest products and seasonal ingredients of the Mid-Atlantic.

Iron Gate also serves as an idyllic oasis for fine private events both large and small, so please consider us when planning your next fête, we'd love to have you as our guests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Italian, Greek
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 524-5202
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Chittum
  • Private party facilities
    Hold your next event at Washington D.C.’s oldest continuously running restaurant. The property, built in 1875 by retired navy admiral William Radford, offers a unique combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. Reach out to our events team at events@irongaterestaurantdc.com and book today!
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (202) 524-5202
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Cross street
    18th Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking
  • Public transit
    DuPont MetroFarragut North Metro
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,909 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    Mediterranean

2,909 Reviews
  1. ElizabethT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chloe, our server, was exceptional. She made stellar wine recommendations, handled a special occasion flawlessly and was the perfect combination of unobtrusive and professional. She was outstanding.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening for our anniversary. Staff were personable bit not overbearing and went out of their way to make it a special occasion. Tasting menu is not a bargain but is definitely recommended. Food and ambience were both terrific.

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  3. DanielB

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful little spot. Food and service always great.

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  4. Benjamin

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely fantastic and thoroughly memorable experience. Excellent service!

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  5. chrisk

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining experience: wonderful seasonal food and one of the best servers I’ve encountered in DC (thanks, Natalie!), along with a gorgeous setting.

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  6. opentablefan

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting; food is good but not great. Very good service.

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  7. SusieP

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was wonderful. The patio was pleasant but fully enclosed with no view. The swordfish portion was small but very tasty. The gnocchi were very flavorful/spicy and a good-sized portion.

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  8. LindaG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Does Iron Gate have different chefs on different nights? Because our food on a Sunday night was far from outstanding. Swordfish that was nearly too salty to eat, ricotta gnocchi that were very bland, and a chocolate desert cake that was dry. Very disappointed in our experience

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the 3 course dinner. Good was very good, service was remarkable, and the chef gave us a lot of extras that weren’t on the 3 course menu. All in all very good

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently dined at Iron Gate and had an exceptional experience. The highlight of the meal was undoubtedly the octopus and oysters. The octopus was perfectly tender and seasoned, with a delightful char that brought out its natural flavors. The oysters were incredibly fresh w/ a complex flavor profile. Adding to the fantastic culinary experience was the impeccable service provided by Mike. From the moment we arrived, he was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable, enhancing our dining experience with his recommendations and genuine hospitality. Iron Gate not only excels in its cuisine but also in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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FAQs

Iron Gate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 524-5202.

Iron Gate is rated 4.7 stars by 2909 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Iron Gate

1734 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    18th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Italian, Greek
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking
  • Public transit
    DuPont MetroFarragut North Metro
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Chittum
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 524-5202
  • Private party facilities
    Hold your next event at Washington D.C.’s oldest continuously running restaurant. The property, built in 1875 by retired navy admiral William Radford, offers a unique combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. Reach out to our events team at events@irongaterestaurantdc.com and book today!
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (202) 524-5202
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