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Iron Gate

4.8
4.8
2293 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Iron Gate currently offers multiple menu options in our outdoor Patio Garden. Guests can choose from either an à la carte menu featuring an array of mezze plates and family style platters as well as a 3-course Family Table menu ($75 per person, for groups of 2 or more) with wine parings available for an additional fee. Our menus change frequently based on the availability of seasonal and local ingredients. We will always do our very best to customize based on dietary restrictions and preferences.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

  • Neighbourhood

    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.

What 2,293 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambience

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Eating

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Best Service

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambience

  • District of Columbia

    Outdoor Eating

  • District of Columbia

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  1. SW

    SandyW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service was attentive and helpful. What a wonderful evening!!
  2. LS

    LeslieS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar as always!
  3. MT

    MelissaTherese

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Iron Gate Inn remains one of the best restaurants in DC. The menu is small but everything is prepared perfectly. The service is outstanding, as ever. I would have given the meal five stars but the courtyard was closed for a private event so we were unexpectedly seated inside. But the dining room was very comfortable, if a bit too formal for me. Highly recommend!
  4. M

    Martha

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dining partner and I had the Chef's Menu and it did not disappoint. Everything was fresh, well prepared and beautifully presented. Even with all of that, our server Courtney was the highlight of the evening - not only did she have a wonderful attitude and was incredibly professional, she wrote us a wonderful thank you note at the end of the evening that was personalized! Many thanks for a splendid dining experience.
  5. L

    Lockfarm

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Good meal Service was a little disconnected with a water guy who insisted on filling the water glass every sip you made. Just seem disconnected. Food was good and the place has a nice atmosphere. Solid but not spectacular.
  6. L

    Lovetoeat

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    You can't beat the outdoor seating at Iron Gate. The arbor is magical. The service is top-notch. The drinks and menu creative and healthy. Go!
  7. MR

    MatthewR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly attentive, personable and genuinely nice staff up through management. It was just the two of us for my girlfriend's birthday- they made it an outstanding experience...low key, and meaningful. Only my second time there but awesome restaurant, great good, and will continue to return.
  8. JD

    JeanneD

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful—the most important reason to keep going back. Thank you chef!!
  9. AL

    AaronL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots near DuPont Circle. Had last been to Iron Gate in Dec 2019, and the quality was as good as I remembered. The menu is somewhat shorter in its current form, but everything was fantastic.
  10. C

    Chicagoliz

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent, it is a beautiful location, and it is outstanding service. You feel special and well taken-care of here.
  11. MP

    MikeP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Iron Gate Inn is always The Best Place to go in Washington, D.C.! The only thing more I could ask is live music ...
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dinner was good, but not outstanding. The bar, however, is amazing!
  13. S

    dragonSea

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The family table option is an excellent option. It was a lot of food for the money.
  14. S

    Shane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and 3 course meal. Some of the best gnocchi I've ever had
  15. JC

    JacobC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine, exquisite, fainting from delight: these are a few of best descriptors for Iron Gate, a unique experience in Washington, DC. Everything about this place is special, from the history, setting, ambiance, devoted caretakers, chefs, etc. It all comes together for the truly perfect special occasion destination. Which likely explains why it seems everyone is there for some special celebration!
  16. MC

    MaryC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had been trying to get reservations for almost two months and was finally able to get table. Worth the wait!! What a lovely dining experience! The ambience of this restaurant is so warm and unique—it reminds me of restaurants I’ve been to in Greece. We could have lingered on for hours. Our server Victoria was absolutely amazing! She was so warm and welcoming and was incredibly knowledgeable about the wine pairings for the menu we were having. If you have a reservation and are lucky enough to have Victoria as your server, you will have an absolutely fantastic dining experience. Would recommend the chef’s tasting menu with the wine pairings! An amazing evening overall - will definitely be returning!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks again Iron Gate team! We’ve celebrated a 50th bday and 9th wedding anniversary in the last few months and the experience was awesome both times. Love the ambiance, menu and value. We’ll be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was still simply incredible! You must do The tasting menu. So many courses. Great variety. Beautiful ambiance. Only negative is complete lack of parkimg.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance was amazing! We came to celebrate our anniversary and sat outside on the patio. Service was amazing as well. We had a great night!
  20. A

    Alisa

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chefs menu and wine pairing was really fantastic. The restaurant is also very pretty.
  21. AG

    AbbieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and the staff at Iron Gate definitely made the occasion special. Our waiter was so kind and had great recommendations, and also gave us a complimentary dessert for his birthday. I will definitely be back to do the whole tasting menu!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant I’ve been to in DC. Have lived here for 7 years and it’s rare to find a restaurant with consistent top tier quality dishes on offer from start to finish with such a range of flavours and fresh ingredients. Service was friendly and downright excellent, the atmosphere was just perfect, and the cost in the end felt entirely justified and beyond worth the money. 100000/10 would recommend, so don’t make the mistake we did of knowing of this restaurant existed for three years but never actually going inside because once you visit I promise it will be on your list to revisit again soon!
  23. KR

    KaitlynR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't say enough about the experience you get when going to the Iron Gate. The food is impeccable and every time you go you get a different selection. The staff is amazing, ambience is on point, chef is fantasticly creative and skilled, and the wine pairing option has always been perfectly paired with that days menu. We have eaten here multiple times and loved it so much we had our wedding here last year. Highly recommend!!
  24. E

    Evoscribe

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a snafu with our reservation--we had booked an outdoor table for three, but that didn't show up when we arrived. The management made a table for us outside anyway, which we greatly appreciate. Food was delicious--and the waiter was knowledgeable about his wines. The patio is lovely.
  25. d

    dparker271

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The patio on a beautiful warm day was a perfect setting for lunch. The menu is limited but we ordered the tuna melt and the mushroom focaccia to share, and the hazelnut dessert too. Everything tasted good and the patio was quiet so we could talk easily. The only complaint I'd have was that the waiter was quite chatty and interrupted us frequently to check on us. I think it was because we were the only ones out there for the first part of the seating, and he wasn't busy enough. I'd like to go back in the winter and sit inside by the fireplace which looks awesome.
  26. CD

    CathieD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As it was when we dined there three years ago, the service and food were wonderful! The only complaint I would add is regarding the entree we ordered, the oak fire roasted seafood skewers. We felt that the smoke far overpowered the delicate flavor of the shrimp, scallops, and octopus. The bison tartare, on the other hand, was a delightful surprise! The desserts were, as always, out of this world. The bartender was really great, our waitress was attentive and delightful, and the server who brought our food (whom I believe was the same one we had three years ago) was absolutely charming. It was a lovely fiftieth anniversary celebration (complete with complementary Prosecco and IG spice rub!).
  27. DK

    DaleK

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a par with any kitchen in Washington. Chef Anthony offers an ever-changing, always-delicious menu; Crystal, Victoria, and the rest of the waitstaff could not be more welcoming; and the bar always has new and excellent craft cocktails. My favorite DC place for dinner.
  28. NT

    NoahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very helpful every step of the way from making a reservation and even calling to offer a better table when another customer canceled. Service was top notch and the food was amazing. One of the best meals I’ve had if not the best!!! Waiting was very attentive.
  29. MN

    MarlaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent and very accommodating service, beautiful ambiance and thoughtfully prepared dishes that delighted the taste buds. Kudos to the Iron Gate team.
  30. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service and decor/ambiance is outstanding. The staff there makes the experience
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our celebratory dinner here! We got the chefs table and it was worth every bite. The service was impeccable-/very engaging but not intrusive. The atmosphere was relaxing but still felt very special at the same time. It’s a beautiful restaurant both indoors and out. I also loved the Mocktail menu since I’m a pregnant woman tired of Shirley temples.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing as always. Since it was a little chilly, we had heated cushions and blankets. It definitely made eating on the patio even better. We absolutely loved our service this time and the Service Manager was so helpful and accommodating and a great person all around. Wes Michel, kudos to you sir and your staff. Oh! Abs Crystal wrote us a note at the end of our meal. Very nice touch! Thank you Crystal!
  33. A

    Ashe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We went to Iron Gate to celebrate my partner's 'They-Day' and our waitress really went the extra mile to make it special. We ordered the Chef's Table (three course meal) and the food was thoughtfully curated, but some of the items wouldn't be something we'd order so the value wasn't as high as we'd like (I wish we had more selections!) BUT the food that we wanted to try was as delicious as we hoped! Ambiance was top notch and the staff were all lovely.
  34. WS

    WilliamS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    I requested outdoor seating on a nice, cool evening, but when we arrived I was told that no outdoor tables were available (which was a lie) and then given a table that was uncomfortably hot and bright. It felt like we were being interrogated at the police station. My wife, who was extremely uncomfortable, asked the waiter to turn down the heat, but the waiter refused to do so. I had to painfully undress a layer over a splint, due to several broken bones. No one said a thing or apologized. The food was good (not great). We didn't linger or enjoy the experience. I made it clear that this was our anniversary dinner and they ruined it.
  35. B

    Brian

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Overall, the service was lacking drastically. Several times my water and wine glass was empty, and the quality of food is not up to par compared to pre-covid. Disappointed and wish I picked a different restaurant to celebrate an event
  36. G

    Gary

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a dinner treat for creative taste buds. If you're thinking about going...just go. You'll be glad you did.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iron Gate was an amazing experience from start to finish! Great ambiance in the old carriage house and food was delicious. Staff was also exceptional!
  38. BG

    BrianG

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very knowledgeable waiter and the food courses were totally awesome.
  39. AB

    ABirdsNest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We needed outdoor dining and Iron Gate's heated patio kept us comfortably warm on a cold night. Service was excellent - they were gracious and flexible to work around some dietary issues. Our server John was very knowledgable about the menu and thoughtful in walking us through which dishes had which ingredients (even down to components of the dressing). Other staff were attentive and careful and friendly. Wonderful food, wonderful cocktails (!), made for a really terrific celebration dinner. Thank you to everyone at Iron Gate!
  40. k

    kathyb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outdoor space is magical. Indoor space is a bit dark and dank for warmer months. Food was a solid A-. Some things right on the money and others just ok. It is a lot of food and a good value!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.8 stars by 2293 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 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu
Google Map for Iron Gate

1734 N Street NW Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    18th Street

  • Neighbourhood

    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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