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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.
Multiple dates availableEnjoy small bites, Italian and Greek inspired cocktails, and selections from our award winning wine list from 3pm-4:45pm on a charming patio underneath our 100 year old wisteria. Saluti!
- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great place, awesome food, unbelievable service.
Nice setting. Attentive service. Tasting menu is a good choice.
The salads were very good, as were the desserts. The salmon was way overpriced for the amount served, while the gnocchi was enough for 4 people.
We went to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday.
10/10 ambiance delicious food and service was fantastic!
Big fan of Iron Gate from years past. Thus I was very disappointed with this visit. Pros: love the bar, the whole place is very charming, service was great. Cons: it was a warm day and since it's basically outside it got a little warm in there, drinks were not chilled enough, chefs menu was disappointing.
The menu seemed limited so we opted to try the chefs menu, at $75 pp we figured it would be fun and enough food. We were disappointed. It was a few starters: squash arrincini (the best dish of the night), a few radishes, some bread, hummus (this was probably the most generous portion), three small slices of peach with barely a taste of prosciutto. Then the mains were 4 thin slices of red meat but it was not very flavorful, and a few small veggie raviolis. Oh and more bread with a side of few leafy greens. A small mousse type dessert came too which was good.
We had a cocktail while we waited for our table at the bar (which was 20 minutes late), a glass of bubbles and then a bottle of white with dinner. All of them were much too warm.
I'd probably come back for a drink at the bar but I am sad we paid as much as we did overall for the meal itself and would not recommend the chefs menu to others.
Great food and service with a very comfortable vibe. Our waiter, Todd, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and always there exactly when he was needed but never obtrusive. One of our favorite DC restaurants.
We came here for my birthday and it was the perfect spot to celebrate. Cocktails, food and service were amazing. But what made the evening extra special was the personal, heartfelt note that came with a surprise dessert. That was such a nice touch and so appreciated! Thank you!
Excellently executed food in a great environment under the trees.
Lovely dining experience at Iron Gate—delicious food, great service and a beautiful atmosphere.
Received complimentary appetizer from the chef, servers were attentive and kind and had good timing, asked about our celebratory occasion and responded with a congratulatory cake pop. An overall lovely experience!
The food was amazing, the place was beautiful, and they went above and beyond to make my birthday dinner lovely and memorable.
Delicious brunch! The ricotta pancakes are a dream, and I recommend the bloody mary! We also tried the tomato salad and whipped feta - small portions, but really well crafted bites. If you choose some of the bigger plates, this is actually an affordable brunch spot with a beautiful vibe. I wish they had some more fans, as the outdoor space gets unbearably hot. Overall, a great experience!
Fantastic upscale experience. Elevated and imagined cuisine
Limited choices, underwhelming entrees, low value for money
We had a WONDERFUL experience. Victoria was our server and she, like EVERY staff member we connected with, was warm, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. My gluten-free husband was happy, I was happy, and my 6-year-old was happy!
We had a wonderful dinner with amazing service by Tom! Would highly recommend to anyone!
Every visit here is truly remarkable. Iron Gate is our favorite restaurant for celebrating special events; they treat every occasion as if they were celebrating with you and always have a little surprise to help make the evening truly memorable. Food prices are extremely reasonable for the quality and experience you get, especially here in DC. Finally, the outdoor patio is gorgeous. Cannot recommend them highly enough!
We went for our anniversary and it was great.
The atmosphere is dreamy, and the food delish. We got the chef's table for our group of 4 and had more food than we could possibly eat. A great night
Amazing experience, especially good for a special occasion. Food was fantastic and wait staff was so friendly and knowledgeable.
Menu extremely limited.not accommodating on menu. Wonderful attentive staff once we were there. Miscommunication regarding menu led to disappointing evening-especially since it was a special occasion.
Great food, as always. Service was terrific and you can't beat the ambiance.
OOh, this patio menu and setting are perfect at 3 PM. What a gem!
Great service and lovely ambiance on the patio. Food was great and they moved everyone inside when a huge thunderstorm rolled through - didn’t miss a beat and poured out some champagne on the house due to the weather issue which was a super fun vibe.
Actually some of the most amazing service and food that I have ever had in DC. Cocktails are great too!!
I love the ambiance at Iron Gate. The back patio with the gorgeous vines is a really great place for date night or a celebration with friends. This time I went for brunch and found the food to be not quite at the standard I expected (overall a little underseasoned), but still tasty. Best thing we had were the ricotta fritters with creme anglaise and lemon sugar. Would definitely go back, but maybe not for brunch.
Excellent service and food!
Ambience is romantic and beautiful. Service was very good. Staff was professional and attentive. Temperature outside was 85 degrees and there was no air circulation. They needs some fans for the hot days.
We did the chef's menu and wine pairings. The food was good but not great, but they were very generous with their portions - we were stuffed at the end. Has a ton of potential. Some of the food was excellent - the feta and tomato salad from the first course. But the main course fell short: the steak had been sitting and was tough, the pasta was almost the right consistency, but a little dry, the salad was ordinary.
The wine was delicious and plentiful. I especially liked the first course pairing. With a few tweaks, I think Iron Gate has the potential to be great! We had a wonderful night.
Absolutely perfect! Love sitting on the romantic patio and the food was superb. The pork belly gyro stole the show but the gnocchi was also delicious! Always a great spot for food and ambiance…will be back soon!
It’s always good!
Excellent food and wine. The ambiance was perfect! The service was wonderful, it was just a little hard to hear our server over the noise of some other guests. Iron Gate is a pretty romantic location and we loved drinking wine and spending our evening here. It was a little more expensive than we'd originally expected, but we will definitely be recommending this location to our friends and family.
Iron Gate was absolutely fantastic. Our waiter was lovely and the food was incredible.
Absolutely amazing. Get the chef’s choice!
Iron Gate never disappoints! Food is consistently delicious and of high quality. Lovely outdoor patio area and service is always attentive. Great place for a special occasion.
My favorite restaurant in Dc! Would recommend the tasting menu!
Everything was great! The place, food, and people are fantastic.
Great food, perfect patio, exceptional service. Went for an anniversary and they gave us a complimentary desert in celebration!
Celebrated my girlfriend's birthday. The food, service, and ambiance was seriously wonderful. I definitely plan on going there again.
Iron Gate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 524-5202.
Iron Gate is rated 4.6 stars by 2009 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.