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Iron Gate Restaurant

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1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908 (Ralston Ave.)
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Belmont, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Gary H
Belmont, California
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank DCM2015-1
Belmont, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank John V
San Mateo, California
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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.

Thank dcs1755
Anchorage, Alaska
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189 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

This is a lovely old classy restaurant. We were at a table for 6 and had great service, delicious food and we were able to talk and hear each other!! The menu had wonderful selections and it was hard to choose. The gnocchi with gorgonzola was excellent as were other pastas we had. The flame grilled steak was delicious (I... More 

Thank Kathy P
San Mateo, California
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Recently returned after two years and still the finest dining in San Mateo County. Food is excellent as is service. Expensive but worth it. Go early & not as crowded. Free parking on side of building.

Thank dcs1755
San Mateo, CA
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180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We were there on a weeknight for a birthday dinner with friends and service and food were excellent. The seafood special was salmon with a piccata sauce and it was delicious. Some flamb'e items are prepared table side on a cart. Iron Gate has always been a go to place for an upscale meal.

Thank DavenCarol
San Mateo, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

When was the last time you dined in a restaurant where the waiters wore white glove, didn't introduce themselves or call you by your first name-if these are pluses, then the Irongate is the restaurant for you. In addition the food is excellent. The roast beef is served perfectly and the side dishes enough for the entire table. The noise... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We had been there over 20 years ago. It is not the same - the tableside preparations are hurried and it seemed the waiters were just going through the "obligatory" process. The food was not commensurate with the up-scale prices and the white linen tablecloth was not exactly fresh. The waiters, however, were very pleasant and somewhat jovial.

Thank 8836CharlesC
Woodside, California, Usa
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Iron Gate has been an on going concern for a long time. It features Continental Cuisine with a slant toward Italian/French and has to be consided fine dinning. But it has that seldom found old school servers that are friendly, knowledgeable, superb service that makes one feel special. The white table cloth look establishes the element of class while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?