On our first visit to the Iron Gate, my wife and I celebrated our anniversary. The atmosphere is casual-formal, and our server made a point to tell us that diners were welcome to stay as long as they liked- indeed, we were encouraged to relax and slow down by being served one fresh course at a time, instead of being rushed through as we have been in most other restaurants. The wine was served expertly and our glasses were always refilled discreetly. The soup was excellent, the salad simple (with a great bleu-cheese dressing) and the main course was superb. I enjoyed the stuffed swordfish, with plenty of capers and bread stuffing to equalize the fish and tone it down- I have had too many swordfish steaks slapped on the plate, lonely and naked. This was like having swordfish in disguise. My wife had the prime rib with a horseradish sauce that set it off quite well. The owner and chef welcomed us personally and John (all in black as usual) gave us a tour of the historic accoutrements of the building and the outdoor bar/lounge area. The indoor bar is all atmosphere, with a cigar selection and an eclectic selection on the mirror.
The Iron Gate was more than we expected, and the decor (especially in the bar and lounge) is great. I look forward to a fine Scotch and cigar in that dim and historic room very soon.
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