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Iron Gate Restaurant

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American, International
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1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908 (Ralston Ave.)
cal-train Belmont Station 3 blocks. Samtrans 1 block
650-592-7893
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Celebrations

This was my second time eating lunch here. As before, the food and service were excellent. Other reviews commented about how expensive the food is. I think for the quality of the food, and excellent service, it's not expensive at all. We even had the crepe suzettes for dessert, prepared tableside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was my second time eating lunch here. As before, the food and service were excellent. Other reviews commented about how expensive the food is. I think for the quality of the food, and excellent service, it's not expensive at all. We even had the crepe suzettes for dessert, prepared tableside. Since my cousin and I were both celebrating our... More 

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Belmont, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Long time Belmont restaurant with quiet ambiance, excellent beef and fish, but on the expensive side.

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Belmont, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love the old school menu of classic flambe dishes and table side service. Watch and learn how a classic Caesar salad is made, enjoy a flaming pepper steak and flambe bananas foster or Strawberry flambe. They also have live music and an excellent wine list.

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Since we are both over 75, our friends are beginning to have hearing issues. Except during the holidays, the Iron Gate is definitely a place to enjoy conversation with low ambient noise level. This is a real blessing. Also, traditional doesn't mean average, and there's something for everyone. The sole is outstanding, and the caesar salad is terrific. The waiters... More 

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Giussano, Italy
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

we have been there with colleagues and customers for a business meal. The restaurant is very elegant and we have a room dedicated to us. Good wine selections and food variety. Always possible a good steak but i could also enjoy a very good duck with orange and we shared appetizers with prawns (good), abalone (first time for me, very... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Waiters in tuxedo's - steak Diane flaming at the table side, fresh Cesar salad made table side ... you would never guess the quality of the food from the non descript exterior. The interior white table clothes and crowd of elderly and families make you aware that this is a place with repeat clientele. Collin who did the cooking at... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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152 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

When I visit my grandparents in the Bay Area, it's like taking a step into the 1970s, since that's about the vintage of their home decor. Iron Gate continues on with that feeling, though perhaps more like the 1980s. The menu is the old-fashioned fine dining staples, heavy on sauces, standard veggies on the side, table-side prep and flames, etc.... More 

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Foster City, California
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Waiters in tuxes flambe at the table. Very old style Med cooking, or what passed for that until the 1990s anyway. An old favorite with the locals for special occasions. I cannot honestly say the food is particularly good, though. And it is anything but inexpensive! Service is effusive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Food is good here. Nice place from time to time. Went here with my family for dinner and service was good.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

From the food to the waiter the Iron Gate is a repeat. Grew up in Italy eating this menu and felt like I was at home. Giuseppe (Joe) and I got along like a house on fire. Like me he lived there and went to school during his formative years. He has all the grace and finesse of all the... More 

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Additional Information about Iron Gate Restaurant

Address: 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908
Phone Number: 650-592-7893
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, International

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Restaurant Details

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: 650-592-7893

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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