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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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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pm Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return visit to our favorite restaurant, this time for my wife's birthday. Upon arrival, at 6:30 P.M., the main portion of the restaurant was nearly empty, but the sequestered "special-event" portion was full, due to celebration of a religious holiday. (however, when we departed...More

Thank flitzer170
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Five adults and our 6 year old grand daughter enjoyed wonderful time at the iron gate for our daughter in law’s 40th birthday. We were greeted by handsome mature waiters who called our grand daughter, Princess. Appetizers list was hard to decide but best ones...More

Thank lin s
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant open after 9pm and found Iron Gate. Like going back in a time machine! Your parents had their birthdays send anniversaries here! Fantastic! Since we arrived late there were only a few tables occupied, and after a few minutes we had...More

Thank beneluigi
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

My coworkers and I ate dinner here a few nights ago and it was great! This was a retirement dinner with just the 3 of us coworkers. The owner and wait staff went way out of their was to make it a special, memorable meal!...More

Thank brentsf
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to stay local rather than go to San Francisco and we are glad we did. Had amazing service and food at the Iron Gate. We started with the flambé bacon spinach salad for two and I had the veal Mountard flambé which was...More

Thank tnnrbc
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This restaurant has the best food and the best service on the peninsula. I hesitate to order Calamari Dore, Chicken Marsala etc. etc. in other restaurants because it never measures up to the Iron Gate cuisine.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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 9 July 2018

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 22 June 2018

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 18 June 2018

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
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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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