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Iron Gate Restaurant

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1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-3908 (Ralston Ave.)
4:00 pm - 9:30 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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San Mateo, California
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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181 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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San Mateo, California
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

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San Mateo, CA
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176 reviews
117 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.

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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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Belmont, California, United States
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The benefit of living on the San Francisco Peninsula is that it offers a huge variety of restaurants to choose from. Due to the fact that I am now retired, my wife and I try to take advantage of as many as possible. Retirement affords us a little extra time to enjoy life at a more leisurely pace. One of... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Iron Gate remains as it has always been-thank goodness! Fine continental dining with great service, a wonderful atmosphere and great food. Wonderful special occasion restaurant (prices are not cheap but the service, food and ambiance justify the prices). Had our anniversary dinner there last night; seems like at least three other couples were there for the same occasion. I... More 

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Redwood City
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I often regret I usually only go to the Iron Gate for special occasions. I should get their more often! But if you are on a date or celebrating an anniversary you will not find a better spot mid Peninsula. Start with a drink in their well stocked bar that has a lively atmosphere. Restaurant is old school white table... 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?