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Iron Gate Restaurant

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1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908 (Ralston Ave.)
+1 650-592-7893
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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San Mateo, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to the Iron gate for over 18 years - we used to bring our kids here to teach them their table manners and how to behave in restaurants for special occasions. This is my GO TO place for Caesar Salads and soufflés - can I stop there? Let me just say - BEST Caesar salad ever!!!... More 

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San Mateo, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have Never had a bad meal there. Been going there for over 20 yrs. one of the best places on the San Francisco Peninsula. One of the few that still has table side service. Staff is well knowledgeable in all areas of the menu, and then some. Great wine selection, if you don't see it ASK... Desserts done table... More 

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Thank pegasused2014
San Mateo, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to the Iron Gate for special occasions or a nice dinner out with friends. The Iron Gate never disappoints. - The Caesar Salad and Steak Diane are made right at the table - everything was piping hot and delicious. I would strongly recommend this restaurant - a little pricy but worth it.

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Thank Julie K
Fresno, California
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Our local friends took us to the Iron Gate for lunch...I am reminded of a traditional restaurant harkening back to the days of the Blue Fox and Ernies in SF...reasonably priced wines; Caesar salad created at the table [yum!] for us all...our entrees were a mixture of pasta and seafood dishes, although I had the delicious french onion soup as... More 

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Thank Calif_wino
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Love to come to the bay area (not for the traffice) but for dinner at the Iron Gate. The food is amazing and the service is amazing as well. This place never disappoints

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Foster City, California
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89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful up scale restaurant. The food is always good. The ingredients are fresh and seasonal. I love the way they combine the ingredients in their salads. The dressings are always good. If you have room get one of their souffl'es at the end. The service is good. They have some table side service, which is always fun... More 

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Thank Judy B
Belmont, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Iron Gate is a welcome retreat to an early time offering Cesar Salads prepared at your table complete with egg and anchovies. They offer a wide variety of traditional meals including the flaming dishes of yesterday - Steak Diane, Bananas Foster, and Cherries Jubilee - all for a very reasonable price.

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Thank Gary H
Belmont, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you have ever driven by the Iron Gate in Belmont, you would never know what an outstanding restaurant this is. The outside of the building, with a brick exterior is not at all indicative of the interior. The Iron Gate is a classy place, serves excellent food and the service is experienced and dedicated. The menu ranges from Italian... More 

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Thank DCM2015-1
Belmont, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Iron Gate has been a mainstay in Belmont for decades. It is a throwback to the 1950s in its atmosphere, servers and high quality menu and choices.

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Thank John V
San Mateo, California
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130 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Expensive but well worth it. Service was excellent. Suggest going early as they fill up fast. Free parking lot. Established long time & always excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?