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Iron Gate, Belmont, CA
Iron Gate, Belmont, CA
Iron Gate, Belmont, CA
Iron Gate, Belmont, CA
Iron Gate, Belmont, CA

Iron Gate

4.8
4.8
2934 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Iron Gate offers excellent Continental cuisine in an elegant environment. The only restaurant with table site & flambe service in the bay area. Private Rooms available for 25 up to75 guests. The entire restaurant can be bought out for private parties.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Continental
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 592-7893
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Salvador Conchas
  • Private party facilities
    Minimum 30 up to 80 guests (regular business days), Minimum 100 up to 200 guests on Saturday & Sunday Lunch time with a $1000 opening charge.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (650) 592-7893
  • Neighbourhood
    Belmont
  • Cross Street
    Ralston Ave.
  • Parking Details
    32 parking spaces in the lot adjacent to the restaurant plus back and front street parking
  • Public Transit
    cal-train Belmont Station 3 blocks. Samtrans 1 block
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,934 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    French

  • Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Peninsula

    Good for special occasions

2,935 Reviews
  1. Peter

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My parents took me to Iron Gate many years ago and I am fortunate enough to return on occasion. It is always a special experience. Fantastic food and great old school atmosphere, reminiscent of East Coast fine dining. And the service is excellent- always present but never intrusive the bonus is the many dishes prepared table side. We’ll be back.

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  2. Ronnie

    Yosemite

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak Diane was excellent. Service was extraordinary.

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  3. Martha

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just went to the Iron Gate for our Easter dinner. Compared to the other local Belmont restaurants, Iron Gate is excellent in every way possible. The food, service, ambiance, and welcoming atmosphere was perfect. We had a wonderful Caesar salad, made right in front of us, crab in a wonderful Béarnaise sauce for an appetizer, a perfect Petrale sole main course, and the best....chocolate soufflé which was ordered just as we came.

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  4. Susan

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I typically love this restaurant, but we had an off night. The châteaubriand was undercooked, the Caesar salad was overdressed, and it was a zoo in there… waiters, literally almost running back-and-forth past our table to the kitchen. For that kind of money, I expect better.

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  5. MikeS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience great service great atmosphere very pleasant waiters

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  6. JonathonL

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food! They use quality ingredients and it is evident on the taste and texture of the food. Waitstaff is great too.

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  7. mattk

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid food, very good selection, very surprising since it had been 20’years, I last was there. I’d go back tomorrow. Yummy!!!

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  8. Paul

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is excellent and the food is outstanding. Caesar salad, steak Dianne, and bananas Foster’s all prepared table side and expertly prepared. Great experience all around!!

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  9. LSLerner

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for classical dishes. And professional, attentive waiters.

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  10. DaniG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Iron Gate is our favorite restaurant. We always feel so special.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Iron Gate was my Mother's favorite restaurant for 20 plus years. Last night we had a special family dinner to celebrate the 1st anniversary of our Mother's Birthday, death & internment. I requested our parent's favorite table. The owners wife graciously saved the table for us and it was the icing on the cake of a delicious meal with exceptional service & hospitality.

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  12. Blowfish

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorites. The food and service takes you back in time and is unique and truly special.

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  13. SusanO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have gone to the Iron Gate for DECADES - so many memories there! And it is still as elegant, and traditionally tasteful as it as always been. We went this time for my husband's 90th birthday celebration, and (as always) the service was perfection, the food delicious, and the environment lovely and pleasant. Our server (Carlos) had actually been there 40 years ago and recognized my stepson (who'd worked with him back then during his own college years). You just can't find "history" like this anywhere else. The Iron Gate is one-in-a-million, and a treasure to all of us on the Peninsula!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Noise level high so hard to carry on conversation.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable meal, waiters were great and Tentative! Delicious

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  16. MaryP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed. Rib eye steak was tough and no flavor. Accompanying steak was 2 small pieces of boiled russet potatoes. The vegetables provided were prepared fine. Ordered a caesar salad (for two) and it was fine. Those who patronize this restaurant appear to be long-time customers who may not have tried many of the formidable restaurants who prepare/present expensive meals in the area. We won't go back again.

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  17. KenM

    San Francisco

    100 reviews

    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful menu, excellent service, great atmosphere

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  18. ConradM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are always great. We had the La Liaison salad (shrimp, avocado, bacon, feta, mushrooms), Steak Diane, and Veal Moutarde. Everything was fabulous. The cocktails are really good, too, and their wine list is extensive. It's kind of a special occasion restaurant but hey, isn't Saturday a special occasion? It's definitely worth a visit.

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  19. MarshaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dining experience! Fabulous service….fabulous selection….fabulous food!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was cafeteria grade quality . Will never go back. Our service was great though!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for old charm and an authentic tasty dining experience, Iron Gate does not disappoint. Service is top notch and ambiance is a lot of fun with all the flambé carts rolling around. Every once in awhile you are surprised with tall leaping flames from the preparation of a Steak Diane or some other dish that gets doused with Brandy and set a blaze. A really cool experience, great staff and great food will make you want to come back! Enjoy and cheers.

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  22. Doctor

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this is the best restaurant anywhere from San Francisco to San Jose. The food and the service are both first rate. If you're looking for a restaurant for that special occasion, the Iron Gate is definitely the one to choose.

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  23. MichelleG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Iron Gate never disappoints, the food is amazing, the service is beyond amazing and the entire is friendly and make this dining experience the best in the Bay Area.

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  24. Susiecruise

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we arrived and were greeted, we received impeccable service. The wait staff was phenomenal. They felt very professional and we felt well taken care of. Each meal we had was delicious. Every person loved the dinner and desserts. Highly recommend the Grand Manier Soufflé. The prices for the diner so I g experience is tropical of anywhere you go. The Iron Gate has been around FOREVER! I dined there in my 20’s and came back to celebrate my Mothers 85th! She said it would be a night she will remember.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Valentine’s Day lunch! Everything was perfect!

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  26. LoganG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentine's Day dinner with the girlfriend and had the best Steak Diane Flambe. This coupled with the Grand Marnier souffle (dessert) was exquisite. I do think there prices are a bit steep so don't be surprised if you rack up $100+ per person. Service was great and they prepare many of the dishes your order in front of you at your table. Will be back.

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  27. MillbraeSenior

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual. Why do we need fifty characters?

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  28. witchywoman

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The veal was dry but the steak was wonderful. There was a band playing in the bar which was fun.

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  29. rm7720

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best people Victor and Dante made this dinner very special.

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  30. Michael

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group always has a great time here & we will be per usual…great food, greater staff!

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  31. Gourmet4fun

    San Francisco

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Classic old-school French dishes, expertly prepared including steak Dianne flambeed table side as well as cherry jubilee. Each a delightful show stopper.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent friendly services! Vintage ambience and attached parking.

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  33. dina

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always wonderful dining .food, service is impeccable. Be back soon

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  34. DianeW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Best food and service on the Peninsula. Everything is fresh. Love the items cooked at the table.

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  35. Moed

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were so looking forward to coming back to the Iron Gate for the first time in many years. However, our experience wasn't great. It was my daughter's birthday and I made that clear on the reservation and I also mentioned it to the hostess twice. She said, "Don't worry, I got you." When our waiter served us, we told him we'd like to start with a Caesar Salad. When it didn't come, we asked for it again. It still didn't come. It never arrived. The worst part was the rose I ordered was totally turned. In fact, it was brown, not pink! We were served corked wine! (It was the mid-range priced rose from Lodi, by the way.) The food was okay. The chicken was far better than the steak. And the waiter never acknowledged or brought anything for my daughter's b'day, even though I was assured that he would! I sure wish our experience had been better as this is a local restaurant for us.

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  36. JoannaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best steakhouse on the Peninsula and the service is impeccable.

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  37. DeborahM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was extremely busy so our before dinner drinks took a while to come as well as our food. However, our fabulous waiter kept checking in with us so we did not mind the wait. Everything was excellent. The Iron Gate is still one of our favorite restaurants.

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  38. MichaelH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the last classy old school family restaurant on the Peninsula. Great service, great food and great ambiance. Demetri retires this week, I hope the place stays top notch.

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  39. yank999

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to the Iron Gate several times and this experience was not positive except for my server Arturo. I ordered fettuccine as an app and was served and was good. For my main course I ordered Veal Oscar. It came and looked very unappetizing. The veal was grey color with what appeared to be hollandaise sauce which was gloppy and a single piece of crab and asparagus. The vegetables looking unappealing and looked like something from the 70’s. There was a small portion of rice swimming in what appeared a watery sauce. All in all unappealing. I ate it and was polite not wanting to offend. For $109.00 it was very disappointing.

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  40. DebbieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was professional and helpful The food was fantastic

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FAQs

Iron Gate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 592-7893.

Iron Gate is rated 4.8 stars by 2934 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Iron Gate

1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Ralston Ave.
  • Neighbourhood
    Belmont
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Continental
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    32 parking spaces in the lot adjacent to the restaurant plus back and front street parking
  • Public Transit
    cal-train Belmont Station 3 blocks. Samtrans 1 block
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Salvador Conchas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 592-7893
  • Private party facilities
    Minimum 30 up to 80 guests (regular business days), Minimum 100 up to 200 guests on Saturday & Sunday Lunch time with a $1000 opening charge.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (650) 592-7893
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