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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 and his team draw inspiration from the cuisines of Greece, Sicily, Sardinia & Southern Italy.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Caramelized Ricotta Gnocchi
pork sausage ragu, calabrian chili, pecorino cheese
Oak Grilled Octopus
shell bean hummus, charred onion, marinated tomatoes
Sweet Corn Risotto
roasted cherry tomato, basil, feta, carolina shrimp
Great outdoor seating area and food is always delicious. They reinvent the dining experience
Food was amazing! Enjoyed my experience- has a great ambience
One of our first times back having dinner out, and I felt extremely comfortable with the way the staff handled our and their safety. The food and drink were also but a 10, and I'm excited to come again! So happy you're back.
Good overall experience. I understand wearing masks is important and there are varying profiles of risk tolerance amongst people but it went a little overboard at this restaurant, especially considering it was outside. Every time a server or anyone approaches the table you have to put on a mask? And it's a tapas place, meaning they come quite often.
Upon arrival, the host wasn't particularly friendly - seeming to be more concerned about stating mask rules rather than welcoming us to the restaurant. Our server was really good, however.
Food was really good for what it was (Mediterranean) but really what makes this place is the atmosphere. There is not a more beautiful restaurant in DC...the ambiance and decor is simply amazing.
Most staff had a very bad mood. In addition they do not accept that you bring toddlers as children 2 years old or younger are exempt from wearing face mask as regulated by law and DC city rules.
We had a lovely meal with extraordinary service! Many thanks!
This was the farthest that we had traveled from home since March. Truly worth the trip😆
My wife and I had a great dinner at Iron Gate. Not only was the food spectacular and the ambience top notch, we couldn’t feel safer as the restaurant did an amazing job managing the socially distant protocols. The staff did a fantastic job and should be commended. Looking forward to coming back soon
As always, Iron Gate does not disappoint. One of our favorite romantic venues in all of DC. We are so happy to see them back open! If you've never been and you're reading this, you have to try the gnocchi.
This was my second time and I was so nervous because of COVID but the staff was EXCEPTIONAL. They were so prepared, so considerate, and honestly provided an astounding experience.
As always, the service, food and drinks were fantastic. The patio was lovely. Our safety was obviously very important to the management of Iron Gate as well as the safety of the associates. The attitude of everyone we had contact with was so positive and upbeat. We had a wonderful time.
Irongate is a beautiful restaurant. The cocktails are really quite spectacular. I'd recommend the "Just the Fig" if you're a bourbon drinker. The menu offers a variety of fresh and tasty options. We had the woodfire carrots, grilled octopus, and salmon bruschetta. All of them were divine. The restaurant also offers a great wine list. I would highly recommend.
Our daughter got married so we were celebrating. The servers were attentive, the timing of the dishes was perfect, as was the wine suggested by the sommelier. Nice experience!
Service was very slow at lunch although probably not the fault of the waiter who was attentive. I would’ve preferred to eat outside as most of the tables and chairs were dry by the time we arrived. Food was so-so. I had read a lot about the restaurant from Washington Post and unfortunately I was a little disappointed.
Everything was delicious. Highly recommend the Greek style chicken. They even sliced it up for us, and made sharing very easy.
We loved this place! Got seated by a fireplace - loved that there were several different rooms you could be seated in. Waitress was great and appeared at all the right times. We were catching up after a long time apart so the waitress was great about recognizing this. She also gave excellent food suggestions. Loved the pumpkin soup, beets, pancakes, and arancini! We also got dessert (a coffee/chocolate kind of “wheel”-shaped cake). Loved it all!!
Amazing food and wine and service
One of the best restaurants I have been to in DC!
Great food and attentive service. Very high quality dinner. Well worth the trip.
Everything was delicious. The service was extraordinary. Thank you for the homemade limoncellos. We loved everything and will be back again.
Loved it! Not sure why it has taken me and my husband (DC residents) 20+ years to visit. Beautifully designed, romantic and innovative menu reasonably priced (as is wine list). We shared the red snapper for two and it was delicious. Enjoyed the Greek donuts for dessert.
Great atmosphere. My food was just ok though.
Nice drinks and great food next to a nice fire place. There wasn't much not to like about our dinner there.
Went for a friend’s intimate birthday dinner and it was perfect! Staff was delightful, food was amazing, and the environment was cozy. I will definitely be back!
A very nice experience indeed. The food was innovative and tasted great. Waiting service was excellent, as well as choice ion wine. The room we were in in was cosy and warm, with a real fire creating a special ambience. The whole evening was very enjoyable.
Iron Gate is such a gem, does not even feel like you are in Dupont Circle, feels like you're in a romantic restaurant in Greece. Situated on the cutest street, everything about Iron Gate is aesthetically pleasing and feels like a fairy tale. The food is always incredible and rotates seasonally so every dining experience is unique. Vegetarian friendly. Many items are roasted and cooked over an open flame, the restaurant always smells amazing. Fabulous cocktails and wine. Cute bar area. The outdoor patio is available all year long even in rain because it is covered by a retractable roof and grape leaf vines and twinkle lights make for a romantic setting. It is breathtaking. Do not forget to order the Greek donuts for dessert; they are exactly like how you eat them in Greece and so delicious.
We loved this place! We did the chef’s table meal with wine pairings. There was soooo much delicious food it was funny. Our waitress was delightful and the music was perfectly to our liking. Definitely coming back with friends and family ASAP.
What an evening. Got together with an old friend while he was in town. Dined for three hours, sampled a lot, and everything was great. Kudos to Crystal, our waitress; she timed out everything perfectly.
We enjoyed the environment, the food and the atmosphere. We plan on coming back in the Spring!
Food was great. Server could have been friendlier.
Excellent- five star in all ways! Highly recommend!
Outstanding as always!
Amazing food, service and ambience. Our waiter was fantastic. He was in his late 40s or early 50s, a white guy with slightly graying hair. He was fantastic!
Too loud, ran out of fish before 7pm. Overall did not live up to hype
It was wonderful to be able to eat on the patio in February. Dinner was very good and service was fine.
A wonderful first experience at iron gate. Will be back.
We loved our table with all the fire pits. Food and Service were wonderful and the Greek white wine was outstanding.
I was looking to find a non-corporate restaurant with a story, Iron Gate did not disappoint. My girlfriend and I are well travelled and eaten at countless great restaurants...this was a most memorable experience.
One of the best dining experiences in the district. I've been here several times and everything from the service to the food to the ambiance is always top notch. Service staff is always attentive and extremely knowledgeable, and the food is a noticable cut above most restaurants in the area. The focaccia is always a revelation with toppings that change every time I visit. The gnocchi in pork ragu was absolutely amazing and the pork ragu itself was remarkably tender with the sauce perfectly seasoned. Many menu items change with the seasons so there's always something new to experience. Iron gate is an experience I'll continue to come back to again and again
Exceptional experience here. The food, service, and ambiance was wonderful. Service was friendly and attentive. We had the focaccia, carrots, gnocchi and branzino. We loved our evening here and can highly recommend Iron Gate.
Excellent food and great choices available.
We went with Chef's Choice and were not disappointed.
Iron Gate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 524-5202.
Iron Gate is rated 4.6 stars by 1740 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.