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Iron Gate

4.6
4.6
2389 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Iron Gate currently offers multiple menu options in our outdoor Patio Garden. Guests can choose from either an à la carte menu featuring an array of mezze plates and family style platters as well as a 3-course Family Table menu ($75 per person, for groups of 2 or more) with wine parings available for an additional fee. Our menus change frequently based on the availability of seasonal and local ingredients. We will always do our very best to customize based on dietary restrictions and preferences.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 524-5202

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Chittum

  • Private party facilities

    Hold your next event at Washington D.C.’s oldest continuously running restaurant. The property, built in 1875 by retired navy admiral William Radford, offers a unique combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. Reach out to our events team at events@irongaterestaurantdc.com and book today!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (202) 524-5202

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Public transit

    DuPont MetroFarragut North Metro

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Garden Patio Lunch!

    Multiple dates available
    We look forward to having you join us on our picturesque patio for lunch favorites like our focaccia pizzas and easy drinking summer wines! Please note that inclement weather such as heavy rain or intense heat may require our team to move your reservation inside to our charming indoor dining room for the comfort and safety of our guests and team members.

What 2,389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Best Ambiance

  • District of Columbia

    Notable Wine List

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  1. SG

    SaraG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most spectacular and tremendous dinners we have had in years. The service and the atmosphere were truly stunning. The food was delicious. I woke up thinking about the food and a lovely fall eve.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Great venue. Food good for the price. Will visit again. Service by main server was poor. Didn’t know menu well and didn’t check in or ensure we had beverages at appropriate points in the night. Very frustrating!! Although the food runners and busers were strong and worked really hard to make up for gaps from the main waiter. One bad apple shouldn’t ruin the batch but it did dampen the important evening.
  3. VS

    VirginiaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iron Gate is a gourmand destination. The food there is unique, the combinations complex. We ordered all the first courses and were enchanted with the different flavors. We made a special request for a plate of the gnocchi as well and the chef accommodated us, for which we were grateful. The wine list consisted of Greek and Italian wines. Since I have been drinking predominantly California and South American wines over the past 2 years I was challenged to pick out a wine but our waitress assisted and offered to replace our selection if we were not satisfied. There was no need; the wine we picked was adventurous and different, and also satisfying and excellent. We ate inside, next to a crackling wood fire in a very cozy corner. I consider myself to be living well when I get the opportunity to dine at Iron Gate.
  4. I

    Irving

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a romantic restaurant, with little nooks and candles. The service was friendly and prompt.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Amazing servers!! Love dining here and will definitely be back!!
  6. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We went with the 3-course dining experience. All of the portions were very small even when we were told the items for the table are sharable, we were still hungry after our meal. The first course came out quick, but we waited over an hour for our main meal and tried to get the waiter's attention multiple times and nobody came to us. When we asked why it took so long, they told us 'it was part of the experience and they didn't want to interrupt us' even though our plates were empty. I think if the service experience was better and the portions were bigger, it would've been worth it. I'd recommend maybe coming here only for drinks.
  7. JN

    JamieN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, lovely setting and wonderful service. A great experience all around!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love Iron Gate. The service is incredible every time. The wait staff and managers know everything about the restaurant and the menu and don’t hesitate to make wonderful drinks and accommodations if necessary for you. I’ll be a forever customer of Iron Gate.
  9. E

    Emmm

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Not my first visit but this was not a good one. There were FLIES everywhere at out indoor table. I spent most of the night swatting them away. It was so loud that my dining partner couldn't hear me and got very frustrated. You get a lot of food. A lot. It is good and nice presentation. There were some odd pauses between courses because it was busy, but it is expected I guess. The wine pairing was disappointing. Save yourself the waste and get a nice bottle. I don't think we will be back nor would I recommend this place to friends or family without sharing my most recent experience. Disappointed as we booked 6 weeks out for a kind of annoying experience.
  10. JV

    JackieV

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iron Gate is my fave DC restaurant. It's beautiful and the food is delicious. I highly recommend the chef's family table.
  11. M

    Mdmoo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was very underwhelming and service was incomprehensible. Some of the bites were okay, but the presentation was lazy and overall I don't think I'll remember any part of the meal fondly.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Went for my fiancés birthday. It took over 25 minutes for our server to come to our table and he only came after we had to ask. When he arrived he didn’t welcome us or offer to explain if we had any questions about the menu, just asked what we wanted to order. Food wasn’t that great and we had had multiple dishes before our drinks arrived. Was not the birthday experience anyone would want and we will almost certainly not be back.
  13. AS

    AnnieS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The great service and excellent dinner ensured our having an amazing dining experience.
  14. M

    Meech

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After researching tons of options, we decided to hold our intimate wedding dinner at Iron Gate. The food was delicious, staff was kind and attentive, ambiance was amazing - overall 10/10, highly recommend!
  15. BF

    BFunk

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We usually have great time at Iron Gate but this time service was very slow and lacking. The prices of the food does not equate to the speed of service the you receive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We got the family experience, 3 course meal. I loved that there were tons of food selections. I never had a tasting menu before but i loved the experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abe was amazing !! And the food and atmosphere was awesome
  18. ET

    EmilyT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Iron Gate never disappoints. I will say the server skimped on wine serving sizes. But everything else was delightful.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Went for a romantic date. The restaurant hosted a wedding party in the adjacent courtyard that was blasting loud house music that didn’t fit a romantic atmosphere.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience celebrating my wedding anniversary at Iron Gate. Both the staff and the chef’s table menu were fantastic!
  21. NM

    NataliaM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, drinks, service. We did the family style menu and wine pairing. The staff knew we were celebrating our anniversary so they threw in an appetizer a couple more wines to the tasting, a nice note, and kettle caramel corn. It was amazing can’t recommend it enough!
  22. CC

    CarrieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this spot, great vibe. Enjoyed the fixed price 3 course (which was sooo much food and was an amazing series of dishes). The entire staff was friendly and chill. We'll definitely be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service by Nacho. We ordered the chef’s table and loved every bite. A special place for a special occasion!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    Our server only offered a chefs table tasting menu. Very average. A lot of food but for the quality and the $75/person charge it is very overpriced. Many other good tapas or chef experience options in DC to choose from before I would come back to Iron Gate. The focaccia was far and away the star of the meal. The service was good. But not impressed with the meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limited food menu was slightly to limited, but what they had was very good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent. Super knowledgeable about the wine selection and food and did not come across as being pretentious. We elected for the chef’s tasting menu. It’s so good to have a decent amount for each dish instead of the teeny bits of food some of these tasting can be.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious!! Took a while for them to ask for our orders & drinks but after that service was cordial and prompt. Delightful experience overall!
  28. SP

    SilviaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I stumbled upon this place and how grateful I am I did. I happened to be in town for my birthday due to work and the staff went above and beyond to make the night special. I decided to do the family style menu with the wine pairings and it was a great experience and definitely recommend it.
  29. DL

    DL2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, excellent staff. Our waiter was the nicest person, even including a hand written thank-you note with the bill.
  30. r

    redstars

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a lovely and slightly unusual place for brunch! The back patio covered with a grape trellis made it feel both classy and like you were in someone's fancy back yard, as did the plants growing nearby. The wine and cocktails available were very as was the shrimp and gnocchi. Only problem was the chocolate dessert being probably not set and deciding on an off-menu drink since I wasn't in the mood for a spritz, nice as it was. Still, excited to bring my wife back for dinner sometime. Oh also the service was quite good, thanks to the FOH staff.
  31. PA

    PhyllisA

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor patio and an innovative menu. The mushroom panini was delicious.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    way too much food of mediocre quality. one tiny piece of swordfish for 4 people. I felt manipulated into getting the prix fix, which is too much food for me. I felt taken advantage of as many of the dishes were bread and carbs. I was not aware that the menu had changed-Ive been there many times in the past few years and had great a la carte meals as recently as a few months ago. Really disappointed and embarrassed on behalf of friends we weee dining with. What happened???!! NOT going back. I have been going to the Iron Gate for over 20 years and this was not a good experience.
  33. IB

    IanB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening at Iron Gate. We were there celebrating a special occasion. The entire staff made the night a memorable one. Menu and wine list are awesome, too. It's one of my favorite restaurants in DC.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as wonderful as I remembered
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was, as always, excellent, as was the ambiance on the patio. However, the service was not up to the usual standards. Our server was not very attentive and did not give us an opportunity to order dessert (she came by to ask if she could get us anything else besides the check, and when we mentioned dessert, she said it was too late).
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A combo Birthday and wedding anniversary… location is great and ambiance was perfect on their vine covered patio. They also have a very cool bar. Prices are reasonable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    We did the family tasting pre fixe menu for 8. Apps, sides, and desert were amazing, both in taste and quantity, but the entrees had our table utterly flabbergasted. They each could feed MAYBE one person. Nobody expected to eat a bunch of everything in a family style meal, but the kebab entree was quite literally a single small kebab to be shared by 8 people; the fish dish could maybe compose 3 bites. It was just a little sad that the entrees were not even big enough that half the table could even taste them. Not sure what this restaurant defines as a “family” for the “family style” menu.
  38. C

    Carl

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to come here for our anniversary dinner and couldn’t have been happier with the decision. This was our first time visiting Iron Gate and we will definitely be back. The ambiance was beautiful, the food was incredible, and the service was top notch. However, the best part was the extra attention to every detail of our night. My wife is 8 months pregnant and the staff took time and attention to bring attention to or remove any foods that she should not be eating. Also, the anniversary treat, drink, and “thank you” card we’re all unexpected and absolutely lovely. We felt like VIP guests the whole night. At this point our plan is to return before the baby is due! I would 100% recommend this experience
  39. NB

    NBC2022

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice romantic spot under the vine canopy. Nice and quiet.
  40. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful location. Delicious food. We enjoyed a very special meal there.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Iron Gate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 524-5202.

Iron Gate is rated 4.6 stars by 2389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Iron Gate

1734 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Dupont Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:30 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian, Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking

  • Public transit

    DuPont MetroFarragut North Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Chittum

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 524-5202

  • Private party facilities

    Hold your next event at Washington D.C.’s oldest continuously running restaurant. The property, built in 1875 by retired navy admiral William Radford, offers a unique combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. Reach out to our events team at events@irongaterestaurantdc.com and book today!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (202) 524-5202

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