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Iron Gate Restaurant

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American, Continental, 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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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Old style "Mediterranean" cuisine

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Bart C
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Foster City, California
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  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
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Foster City, California
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
1 review
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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Belmont, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Iron Gate is always great. My wife and I went there for a last minute New Years Eve dinner. Since we knew what we wanted, long before arriving, we never looked at the menu. Steak Dianne is "to die for". We order it every time we go. It is prepared table side. It melts in your mouth, it's so tender.... More 

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Lafayette, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a restaurant with professional servers rather than young inexperienced college kids working their way through college. The service was excellent as was the food. Two of us had tasty sand dabs, not often seen on the menu. A friend had veal. Fortunately another item not often se on menus. We all ordered Ceasar salads which were assembled at... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Greetings Trip Advisor viewers, Because this is an easy one, let me throw my two cents into reviewing the Iron Gate restaurant in Belmont. The Iron Gate is probably one of the last old school French/American cuisine restaurants still serving up fine French dining in the lower Bay Area at a reasonable price. They have been around forever, and very... More 

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belmont
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not sure what the attraction is to this restaurant, I have many friends who love this place. The last time I ate here two of my friends ended up throwing up all night. Thankfully we did not eat the same food. I have not been back since that unfortunate evening. I find the food very bland and flavorless.

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Del Mar
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Iron Gate came through for me. I needed a romantic fine dining restaurant in Belmont late at night. I was flying into the Bay Area and had no option to arrive before 10 PM. I found it through Tripadvisor and I am so glad I did. I was willing to settle for less than perfect, knowing that Belmont does... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Came here based on great reviews. The service was good, the owners attentive but I was not overly thrilled with the food quality. It is quite overpriced, including the drinks, for where you are and what you get.

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Foster City, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants on the Peninsula. The food is excellent no mater what you choose. The chef knows how to cook. His sauces are sooo good. Everything is presented very nicely.

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Continental, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?