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Iron Gate

4.7
4.7
2437 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

9:30 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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

Experiences

  • Garden Patio Lunch!

    Multiple dates available
    We look forward to having you join us on our picturesque patio for lunch favorites like our focaccia pizzas and easy drinking summer wines! Please note that inclement weather such as heavy rain or intense heat may require our team to move your reservation inside to our charming indoor dining room for the comfort and safety of our guests and team members.
  • Christmas Eve Dinner: Feast of the 7 Fishes

    $115.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    This Christmas Eve, Iron Gate will be sharing one of our favorite holiday traditions: the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Our exclusive 3-course family style menu features locally or regionally sourced seafood selections inspired by Italian classics. We will also offer a selection of rare and unique wines from Greece and Southern Italy as pairings tailored to each course in the family style menu. Choose between our historic stable house dining room or dine on our renowned heated patio furnished with fire-pits are every table under the wisteria. We will try to accommodate any dietary restrictions. If there is a dietary restriction or allergy in the party, please include it in the notes for your reservation.
  • New Year's Eve Dinner at Iron Gate

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in 2023 at one of the oldest restaurants in Washington, DC! To celebrate the new year, Iron Gate will be offering an exclusive 4-course family style menu featuring ... inspired by Greek and Italian classics. We will also offer a selection of rare and unique wines from Greece and Southern Italy as pairings tailored to each course in the family style menu. Choose between our historic stable house dining room or dine under the wisteria on our renown heated patio furnished with fire-pits are every table. We will try to accommodate any dietary restrictions. If there is a dietary restriction or allergy in the party, please include it in the notes for your reservation.

What 2,437 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

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    Mediterranean

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  1. A

    Anon

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to meet colleagues for a pre-holiday dinner...
  2. BM

    BillM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attention to detail on both food and service.
  3. BG

    BrianG

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice table and service was great
  4. B

    Burke76

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Ive been wanting to go to this restaurant forever! It is absolutely beautiful. However, I feel like we were upsold on a set menu and I didn't like that.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
  6. E

    Erika

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! We did the family style $75/person meal and there was sooo much food. We were stuffed and happy.
  7. AM

    AlissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely anniversary dinner. Special touches if dessert and bubbles were shared and appreciated! Thankful for a nearby fire seat
  8. DH

    DinerH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on a slow night, so not sure if the noise level is usually so quiet, but the ambience, attention and food were all excellent for our special occassion.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our server Rob was so helpful and welcoming. His hospitality was 10/10. The only negative thing was that our wait from when we sat down to when we ordered our food and drinks was a tad long, esp since it was cold outside. Overall, I would definitely come back again! Next time I’d love to go in the daytime to see the beautiful yard with the lights on!
  10. IH

    IanH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect. One of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had.
  11. CD

    CDBDC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening out. Fire places made patio comfortable in ~50 degree weather. Great service from Robert, Christopher and Allan. Delicious family style meal with surprises along the way.
  12. Y

    Yola

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, cozy mini getaway. Yummy treats and just the right amount of attention from staff.
  13. KS

    KatieS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous dinner by the fireplace. The food is unique and delicious!
  14. SU

    SUSHANT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iron gate is a must visit if you want a delicious fine dining experience. I loved that they had so many great vegetarian options. The hospitality and ambience was also wonderful. 5/5 stars from me!
  15. AD

    AlanD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food service and ambiance
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!!!
  17. A

    Ashley

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!! Such delicious food and so much of it too. We were stuffed and happy :)
  18. RB

    RachelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance is cozy and sophisticated. Service is amazing and friendly. Food is DELICIOUS. So happy with our dining experience.
  19. LM

    LaurieM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is creative, delicious, generous in proportion. The service is excellent - always checking but never obtrusive. It's notable that the entire staff pitches in to help with service. The atmosphere is delightful with special effort made to keep diners warm and comfy outside. We were treated to many special touches and extras, each one a delight. An excellent dining value all around.
  20. AH

    AHFi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty setting, delicious food, great service! We will definitely be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great experience!
  22. d

    dinner4two

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What a wonderful night! Our server--Ana--was especially attentive, as was the host, who was very helpful over the phone and in person. We chose the fixed price menu for 3, which was inventive and delicious. The only dark spot to the whole evening was the difficult parking situation. We ended up paying $30 for parking at the Marriott across the street--usury!--but THIS WAS NOT THE IRON GATE'S FAULT.
  23. SB

    StephanieB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner. The service was fantastic and attentive. The food was very good and worth it. We got a la carte instead of the 3-course and it was enough food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was spectacular.
  25. CG

    CateG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, we went here for our anniversary, decided that this was the place where we wanted to host our wedding/public declaration of monogamy celebration. Excellent, super attentive staff, very friendly, all around wonderful.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I were celebrating our engagement and visiting the restaurant as a possible wedding venue option. We were blown away by the ambiance, service, and the food!!! This restaurant is beautiful, tucked away, and feels like a secret hide away. We left so full we could barely move and every bit was absolutely delicious! The staff went above and beyond to make us feel celebrated and to make sure we had all of the information we might need to consider this space for our wedding venue. I can’t believe we lived in DC for years and never heard of this place until now! It was perfect for a date or special occasion and felt like an escape. The family style food was so intimate and cozy. We can’t wait to get married here!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chefs family table experience was amazing! The food was incredible and you can tell the whole staff really had an appreciation for what they do. Whole thing was about 2.5 hours paced super well. Would definitely recommend or come back in the future.
  28. OW

    OliverW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cozy romantic firelit, hidden gem, perfect for a date.
  29. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was our third visit to Iron Gate and once again, it lived up to the hype. Truly outstanding food that is an excellent value considering the quality and portions. Lovely service and ambience too, can't wait to go back again.
  30. C

    Carrie

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Love the ambiance of the patio. We'll be long time customers
  31. BH

    BariH

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true dining experience. The presentation and flavors were fabulous. Portions are perfect for two with a lovely wine selection. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
  32. g

    george

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Portions are small, which can be deceptive because by the end of the night we were full that we couldn't finish our deserts. Good wine suggestions from their sommelier. Definitely worth the price.
  33. b

    bethg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food
  34. SJ

    StevenJ

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting is glorious. The focaccias we had were delicious, and the rose by the glass was impeccable. To top it all off, Robert A. was the most gracious of hosts. Can't wait to go back!
  35. J

    Jack

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I found it offensive that a staff member returned to our table after we had paid our bill to demand a higher tip.
  36. MW

    MaryW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service ambience and food . Went for our anniversary and the service team were extremely thoughtful.
  37. D

    Dana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had an absolutely stellar dinner here. The food was some of the best I’ve ever eaten! Service and atmosphere were also fantastic.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience for our anniversary! Food and atmosphere were terrific.
  39. P

    Psychoanalyst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to iron gate for our anniversary - sat outdoors. Service was outstanding. Ambiance beautiful. (Fires by each table.) Food excellent. They made our anniversary a special meal.
  40. CT

    CorTzu

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with my wife on our anniversary. Great service, food, and wine.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 2437 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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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