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Iron Gate

4.8
4.8
2268 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean

Iron Gate currently offers multiple menu options in our outdoor Patio Garden. Guests can choose from either an à la carte menu featuring an array of mezze plates and family style platters as well as a 3-course Family Table menu ($75 per person, for groups of 2 or more) with wine parings available for an additional fee. Our menus change frequently based on the availability of seasonal and local ingredients. We will always do our very best to customize based on dietary restrictions and preferences.

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Booked 19 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

Menu

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What 2,268 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Best Overall

  • District of Columbia

    Best Food

  • District of Columbia

    Best Service

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    Notable Wine List

  • District of Columbia

    Outdoor Dining

  • District of Columbia

    Romantic

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  1. d

    dparker271

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The patio on a beautiful warm day was a perfect setting for lunch. The menu is limited but we ordered the tuna melt and the mushroom focaccia to share, and the hazelnut dessert too. Everything tasted good and the patio was quiet so we could talk easily. The only complaint I'd have was that the waiter was quite chatty and interrupted us frequently to check on us. I think it was because we were the only ones out there for the first part of the seating, and he wasn't busy enough. I'd like to go back in the winter and sit inside by the fireplace which looks awesome.

  2. DK

    DaleK

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On a par with any kitchen in Washington. Chef Anthony offers an ever-changing, always-delicious menu; Crystal, Victoria, and the rest of the waitstaff could not be more welcoming; and the bar always has new and excellent craft cocktails. My favorite DC place for dinner.

  3. NT

    NoahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was very helpful every step of the way from making a reservation and even calling to offer a better table when another customer canceled. Service was top notch and the food was amazing. One of the best meals I’ve had if not the best!!! Waiting was very attentive.

  4. MN

    MarlaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent and very accommodating service, beautiful ambiance and thoughtfully prepared dishes that delighted the taste buds. Kudos to the Iron Gate team.

  5. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Service and decor/ambiance is outstanding. The staff there makes the experience

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our celebratory dinner here! We got the chefs table and it was worth every bite. The service was impeccable-/very engaging but not intrusive. The atmosphere was relaxing but still felt very special at the same time. It’s a beautiful restaurant both indoors and out. I also loved the Mocktail menu since I’m a pregnant woman tired of Shirley temples.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance was amazing as always. Since it was a little chilly, we had heated cushions and blankets. It definitely made eating on the patio even better. We absolutely loved our service this time and the Service Manager was so helpful and accommodating and a great person all around. Wes Michel, kudos to you sir and your staff. Oh! Abs Crystal wrote us a note at the end of our meal. Very nice touch! Thank you Crystal!

  8. A

    Ashe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    We went to Iron Gate to celebrate my partner's 'They-Day' and our waitress really went the extra mile to make it special. We ordered the Chef's Table (three course meal) and the food was thoughtfully curated, but some of the items wouldn't be something we'd order so the value wasn't as high as we'd like (I wish we had more selections!) BUT the food that we wanted to try was as delicious as we hoped! Ambiance was top notch and the staff were all lovely.

  9. WS

    WilliamS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1

    I requested outdoor seating on a nice, cool evening, but when we arrived I was told that no outdoor tables were available (which was a lie) and then given a table that was uncomfortably hot and bright. It felt like we were being interrogated at the police station. My wife, who was extremely uncomfortable, asked the waiter to turn down the heat, but the waiter refused to do so. I had to painfully undress a layer over a splint, due to several broken bones. No one said a thing or apologized. The food was good (not great). We didn't linger or enjoy the experience. I made it clear that this was our anniversary dinner and they ruined it.

  10. B

    Brian

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Overall, the service was lacking drastically. Several times my water and wine glass was empty, and the quality of food is not up to par compared to pre-covid. Disappointed and wish I picked a different restaurant to celebrate an event

  11. G

    Gary

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's a dinner treat for creative taste buds. If you're thinking about going...just go. You'll be glad you did.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Iron Gate was an amazing experience from start to finish! Great ambiance in the old carriage house and food was delicious. Staff was also exceptional!

  13. BG

    BrianG

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very knowledgeable waiter and the food courses were totally awesome.

  14. AB

    ABirdsNest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We needed outdoor dining and Iron Gate's heated patio kept us comfortably warm on a cold night. Service was excellent - they were gracious and flexible to work around some dietary issues. Our server John was very knowledgable about the menu and thoughtful in walking us through which dishes had which ingredients (even down to components of the dressing). Other staff were attentive and careful and friendly. Wonderful food, wonderful cocktails (!), made for a really terrific celebration dinner. Thank you to everyone at Iron Gate!

  15. k

    kathyb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outdoor space is magical. Indoor space is a bit dark and dank for warmer months. Food was a solid A-. Some things right on the money and others just ok. It is a lot of food and a good value!

  16. M

    Maddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great food. Friendly service. A little bit of a know it all server when it came to the wine, it felt belittling. The food though was good. There was so much so the value for money is great. We stated we were vegetarians and they served us fish, then they fixed the mistake and brought out a cessation salad and promised there was no fish, yet there were TWO anchovies on it, haha. The garden is lovely. A nice date night spot.

  17. KA

    KenA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic, but too much food. It’s is also a fixed menu and the chef kept sending more food so we couldn’t control it other than not eating it, which was not desirable because it was too good to pass up.

  18. MC

    MichaelC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding

  19. t

    tumbleweedmom

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely spring evening outdoor dining. Delicious variety of food. Attentive staff.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    At the bar, Ariana and Luke were so helpful in crafting *spectacular* cocktails for my friend and I. Even with TWO weddings being held at Iron Gate while my friend and I dined, Courtney’s dining services and attentiveness was amazing. (The only reason I knew there were two weddings was because I saw one stunning bride walk in, and in chatting with the staff learned that two were going on.). In such a beautiful setting, to have thoughtful gestures from the entire staff through the evening, from engaging host Wes, to the creative bar to our thoughtful server, we absolutely recommend anyone go to Iron Gate, be it for a simple drink or dining experience. Thank you to all for such a beautiful and peaceful evening.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing. Delicious food and lovely staff. From beginning to end. Thank you!

  22. AB

    AmlesetB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing !!! Great service and amazing food. Can’t wait to tell all my friends

  23. g

    gourmand

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Iron Gate exceeded our expectations in every way! The service was absolutely outstanding, and the food incredible. I can’t recommend it enough for a special night out or date night. We will be back again and again!

  25. OT

    OTuser

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service is great here, and it's a lovely restaurant. Portion sizes were small - a $20 seafood entree, for example, included one scallop, one shrimp, and a small octopus leg on top of a pile of beans. It was a bit skimpy, even in our new expensive dining world. So, don't go hungry, but expect great service and ambiance.

  26. M

    Madeleine

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really charming indoor space and back patio, great for a glass of wine. Pricey and possibly the smallest portions I’ve seen in the USA ever (burrata appetizer should come with a magnifying glass) but I’d go back for the orange wine and beautiful feeling of it.

  27. VG

    VinceGH

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best experience in DC, the staff took really good care of us, from A to Z.

  28. LK

    LynnK

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food! The family style chefs tasting was delicious and lots of food.

  29. CO

    COB1

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, tantalizing blend of flavors and the tasty blend of colors led to an unique experience. If you’re a foodie it’s worth a try. The recommended bottle of wine accompanied the food very well. Highly recommend this culinary experience!

  30. c

    cpf218

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and superb service in a one-of-a-kind venue. Definitely recommend for a special occasion or splurge meal.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly staff and very tasty food.

  32. GC

    GourmetChef

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The food was over-rated. Not very fresh looking ingredients or beautifully presented. The ambience and service was great. I'd go back for the ambience but would not like to do the set menu.

  33. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The courtyard patio is beautiful and the food is fabulous. Great spot!

  34. t

    tobes

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice, intimate setting for a special occasion. Great sharing plates

  35. S

    Sparenone16

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an outstanding visit. We ate outside as the day was warm and sunny. The staff knew we were celebrating our anniversary and that our first date was there 36 years ago. They were just delightful in acknowledging that. A wonderful lunch with really kind and attentive staff!

  36. KL

    KarenL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful courtyard with delicious food and a lovely Greek wine list. Highly recommend it!

  37. DD

    DanielleD

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We spent our anniversary here and it was the best restaurant and meal we’ve been to since moving to DC! You get a lot of food, so be prepared for a feast! John, our waiter, was so amazing and helped us select the perfect wine! I highly recommend Iron Gate for a special occasion!

  38. C

    Cindy

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Awesome service. Lovely tastes. Lots of different flavors Fun experience.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding, one of the best meals my guest and I have ever eaten! Outstanding service and ambiance as well.

  40. a

    annabanana

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a girls night dinner at the Iron Gate for a Sunday evening, and it did not disappoint. The pre-fixe menu was so delicious and SO much food. They also threw in glasses of free champagne (both to celebrate a new job for one of us but also an as apology for a mix-up, which was wonderful) and the ambiance was just cozy, gorgeous, and upscale. The cocktails were also divine.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

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

Iron Gate is rated 4.8 stars by 2268 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

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Google Map for Iron Gate

1734 N Street NW Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

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

  • 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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