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Iron Gate Restaurant

1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908
+1 650-592-7893
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak diane” (17 reviews)
“souffle” (11 reviews)
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Closes in 17 min
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A return visit yielded another great dinner. The Iron Gate serves a classical French and European menu with outstanding service. A number of the dishes are cooked on a rolling cart at your table- great entertainment when the brandy etc are lit. Experienced friendly wait...More

Thank WillieMacfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like table-side service and they did a good job, but comparing to the quality I've experienced around the world they fall short in taste, presentation, and quality. I think they could use some local competition to step up a notch - I could tell...More

Thank Calmhawk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic old time Italian - French restaurant if you're looking for well dressed waiters with a support staff that is outstanding, this place is for you. Our waiter was part of a 3 person team, attentive but not hovering. They certainly knew...More

Thank fjfisher601
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at this restaurant referred by our daughter. It was amazing!!!! The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and of the daily specials. If you are on a budget, don’t even come here. This is a restaurant that is entirely...More

Thank Mauro1990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were blessed to have Joe as our waiter. He not only provided the classic Professional Service of the old days, a rare experience anymore, but he also was so personable and made the incredible meals we had that much better! We will definitely be...More

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We went to the restaurant under an hour timeframe as we needed to rush to the airport. But the staff was super helpful, helped us expedited the orders but the food taste quality didn’t turn bad. The steak and appetisers were great!

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Went on New Year's eve. Excellent food & service. Free lot next to restaurant. Was very surprised at prices but I guess because it was New Year's Eve. Party of two was $230.00 plus tip & only one drink each. But worth it. Owner is...More

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 25 December 2017

I would give this restaurant a "0" if I could. The manager/Owner is very arrogant and cares little for his Customers, only his pocket book. We placed a gift certificate on line the Sunday before Christmas, 8 days before Christmas and even called after it...More

Thank carladp
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The Iron Gate has been a go to place for classic cuisine for many years. In our recent visit, it did not meet our expectations as it did in the past. It used to be polished and a destination. Now, I’m afraid, they have fallen...More

Thank Sibs_Travels
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We always ask ourselves after eating at the Iron Gate why it has been so long since the last time and the only answer is there are so many great choices on the peninsula. The food is always dependably terrific and never disappoints. The wait...More

Thank Kerry B
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Linda W
30 June 2017|
Response from normw524 | Reviewed this property |
Mostly 5. Different on some days. Call ahead. Highly recommend reservations.
26 May 2017|
Response from 1GiantsMS | Reviewed this property |
There were lots of spaces in the restaurant but I did not notice a private room. I'm sure they could arrange partitions depending on the amount of space you wanted. They seemed very accommodating.
Jacquie V
6 February 2017|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
This is a very nice place, but they will serve you in dressy or casual clothes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908
    (Ralston Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: cal-train Belmont Station 3 blocks. Samtrans 1 block
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: +1 650-592-7893
  • E-mail
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