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“Iron Gate Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Iron Gate Restaurant
1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908
650-592-7893
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Ranked #4 of 66 Restaurants in Belmont
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, International, Continental
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ralston Ave.
Transit: cal-train Belmont Station 3 blocks. Samtrans 1 block
San Mateo, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Iron Gate Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We have dined at Iron Gate three times in the last 2 months. Our first experience in November was outstanding, our second later in November was very disappointing, food was again excellent, however the service was certainly not....we did advise the restaurant and on our third visit December 19, we again were delighted with the entire experience. Recommend this fine dining spot an added bonus id music and dancing on weekend, It is old world class and charm, don't forget the soufflés they are wonderful

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Mateo, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent location and fine dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This restaurant has fine reliable good food and outstanding service. They also have live music and dancing in the lounge on Friday and Saturday nights, The pepper steak and steak Diane are excellent and prepared table side. They also have wonderful steak tartare. The Grand Marnier soufflé is outstanding

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

American, Italian
Classic & classy restaurant
Patronized by locals
Busy full bar
Music on weekends
Impeccable and friendly service by Giuseppe and the waiter’s assistant
Super delicious food with beautiful presentations
Nice salads e.g., shrimp louie; & sandwiches e.g., Monte Cristo
Pasta, meats, & lots of fish
Tableside service for Caesar salads, steak Diane
Wonderful desserts
Minus: a little expensive. $28 for bananas foster for two seems a bit excessive
Full bar
Own parking lot

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Some Good but.....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The Iron Gate is very classy in terms of ambience and the staff. Traditional French-Continential. And some of the food was good with lots of flambes and souflees. However, we mistakely all order different varieties of steaks, all in the $$$ range. They were horrible. So for all the pomp and circumstances, the entrees were so disappointing. Very sad experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Los Gatos, California, United States
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“Better than my expectation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The location is not the best and I didn't expect a very good restaurant in El Camino in Belmont. But at Iron Gate, there guys know how to make steaks, their steak Diane is one of the best steaks. The ceasers salad is very good too. Try the souffle for desert, very delicious.
Overall, I think the food at Iron Gate worths the price you pay for.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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