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Iron Gate Restaurant

1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908
+1 650-592-7893
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908
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Reviewed yesterday

We were a family party of eight who enjoyed a nice dinner. We had several starter; escargot, raw oyster, foie gras and crab cakes. All very nice. For main course we had "surf and turf" (a very generous lobster tail), scallops and veal. NIce. For...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 1 week ago

For over 50 years the Iron Gate has served fine food at reasonable prices. Staff is very concerned with making you comfortable and selecting the right food. Full bar, nice lighting, reliable staff. What more do you want?

Thank owyhee2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking in the door of the Iron Gate lets you know you are in a special place. The lighting is muted nicely and the white clothed table invite you into the large but cozy dinning room areas toward the rear. You are immediately greeted and...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Iron Gate over the years and it has been a favorite......however, with the casual California style it is no longer an upscale, romantic, or special dinner place. There is no dress code, so you are sitting among people in their...More

Thank TOMKAT1964
Reviewed 22 May 2018

excellent for special happenings as is expensive. Food & service (Tom) were very good. large free parking lot. Owners very nice.. First return since New Year's Eve.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been back for dinner at the Iron Gate and I was not disappointed. Still as good as I remembered. The Caesar salad is still the best I’ve ever had. The Steak Diane Flambé was wonderful, as usual,...More

Thank ron m
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Table for 8 with a 'relaxing' atmosphere that took 3 hours. When service was provided it was old school and very good. Gaps between siting ordering and each portion of the meal were long. Waiter very knowledgeable about the menu and works to serve when...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 15 February 2018

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 30 January 2018

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 28 January 2018 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
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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
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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