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Iron Gate Restaurant

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American, International, Continental
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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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5:30 pm - 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
Good for:
Fine Dining

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Andy K
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Santa Clara, California
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Giussano, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Belmont, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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, International, Continental

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?