Awesome as always! Thank you very much everyone
Amazing experience 🙂
Great dinner great service absolutely coming back
I have come here for lunch several times in the past few years, and it is a convenient place to meet up with people coming from the East Bay. The restaurant has easy parking nearby, and the reservation process on Open Table is super-easy. We have enjoyed the food, the fish is always super-fresh, portions appropriate, and accompanying dishes delicious. The spacing of the tables in the restaurant is such that one can easily converse with table mates and hear conversations well. The wait-staff is very helpful, friendly, and also one of the best things about this place.
Very good service food was amazing with definitely recommend
Celebrated my husbands 55th birthday. Everything was perfect, the service and ambiance are unique and memorable. Our meal was absolutely fantastic!
The Iron Gate is a long time favorite for special events such as birthdays and anniversaries in our family. Going there for a quiet lunch, or dinner, is just as pleasurable as you are never rushed, the staff is very attenitive and never once says "How are you guys doing" a pet peeve of ours.
The food is always delicious and beautifully plated. Definitely a favorite place to dine.
Everything was outstanding. The service was excellent, from the bartender for pre-dinner drinks to our server Miguel. Both made us feel welcome. Food as always was excellent.
Aside from serving us Beefeaters gin instead of the Bombay we ordered (it was listed on the bill), everything else was great. We had the very expensive but also very delicious abalone appetizer, the always excellent Caesar Salad prepared tableside, and two different fish entres followed by the always excellent Grand Marnier souffle.
Great place for special occasions. The teasers salad is the best anywhere - a must have as well as the cherries jubilee!
We have been to the Iron Gate numerous times and this by far was one of the worst meals we have had. We were put in the side room and pretty much forgotten by the wait staff. It took an act of Congress to refill my water glass. The staff knows us by name. When they see my dad come in, they jump because he is one of their best customers. The restaurant is overpriced and always has been. The menu needs to be updated.
Love the Iron Gate. The restaurant, food and service is always the best in the Peninsula, and our waiter Miguel is fantastic!! Thank you for making our dining experience very special.
We have been going to the Iron Gate for many years and have always had great food and service.
As usual the service was excellent. My fish was fine, except I got a mouth full of bones once. My friend enjoyed the very good prawns and Filet. The presentation was well done and the vegetables were perfectly cooked. My only wish was, and this has happened the past 4 times there, would be that the butter patties were spreadable. They never really got soft. All in all a very good night.
Very nice as usual...wonderful gold standard..especially for a special occassion
It will be a do over for us. The restaurant interior very old school. The average age of the patrons when we dined was probably 70. The tableside cooking was not energetic, almost mundane. The tables are very tightly placed. Privacy is not going to happen here. It you want to engage in a nice romantic conversation this is not the place. On the plus side, the food was very good, the service was efficient and parking was very good.
Over priced. Limited menu
A 100% full dinning room is very noisy. Suggest dinning in off peak times.
Considerable noise distracted from the meal. Enjoyed watching steak au poivre being prepared flambe at the table.
I’ve been coming to The Iron Gate since 1992, and it has never disappointed. I love classic dining with good friends and clean healthy food. I had the Veau Moutarde Flambé perfectly seared with the mustard sauce. Delicious. The signature Iron Gate salad is a perfect starter to any meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate any special occasion or for foodies looking for fine dining.
Beyond amazing!! I can’t say enough amazing things about this restaurant! You can’t go wrong when coming here!
We came in on a Monday night to celebrate our anniversary, and Frank took splendid care of us! I ordered lobster tail, and it was the first time I’ve ordered a lobster tail that I couldn’t finish, so hubby helped lol. It was huge...and tender! Loved Frank’s sense of humor and attentiveness. He didn’t skip a beat. We’ve been customers many times and will be back many times in the future.
Great service and food I’m a regular customer and have never been disappointed there
Service was very good. Food was good but not great. Have been there three times
and will go again.
So elegant! We had a wonderful time. I’d mentioned it was my husband’s birthday, but that he’d just hate singing. So the waiter lit his candle, leaned over, and quietly sang in his ear. My husband was delighted.
Food taste did not meet expectation. Had escargot & fish, highly recommended by server.
Service was spot on and very pleasant attitude.
Been enjoying your food since Bella Vista, and continued to select your restaurant for events of celebration.
Last visit was mid June this year. Prior visits were before end of this year.
This is my favorite restaurant for special evenings. Love the food and service normally. But we had 10 people for an Anniversary dinner, and were very underwhelmed that evening. They may have been short on staff but the service was very slow. We were seated at 6:30 and did not get our first course until 8:15. The entire meal was over 3 hours...there were parties around us who arrived quite a bit after us and left way before we were finished.
Some of the food was very good and some not so good. My mother-in-law had the Calamari steak, some pieces were tender, some were tough. My husband ordered the eggplant parmigiana which was a very thick piece of eggplant with sauce and cheese, the overall taste and presentation was just okay.
One in our party ordered a melon and prosciutto appetizer and the melon was hard and not very sweet.
I have had the hearts of palm salad numerous times at Iron Gate. On this evening, the presentation was very different. Very large pieces of hearts of palm and a few very thick slices of avocado. It still tasted good but the appearance was lacking.
I love this restaurant and will return but this hopefully was just an off night.
Love Iron Gate! We have went back to going at least every other week as we love the food, the service, the wine selection and waiters are the best!!!
It was Father's Day so it was very busy, so I did understand that it seemed to take much longer to get our meal.
Fabulous timeless restaurant great service great food ambience was good and an extraordinary soufflé
Drink order was taken quickly and served quickly.
All in all a great fathers day dinner
Father’s Day dinner enjoyed by all.
Fish and veal entrees were wonderful.
Shared dessert was fun.
We went to Iron Gate to celebrate my son and daughter graduation with my guests from oversea. We had a good time there, the food was good!
As we reviewed. Excellent food, great service from Carlos. Ambiance is pleasant because patrons are enjoying themselves and not drinking too much.
This is a favorite restaurant of ours!!
Perfect, as always!
We were there for our 63rd anniversary and were treated royally. Everyone was most accomadating, food, as usual was perfect. All in all a wonderful evening!!
I have not been to the IRON GATE in about 40 years! I was pleasantly surprised. We went there to celebrate our retirement. A perfect place for a special dinner. Pricey. But the service and food was definitely worth it for a special occasion. Everything we had was wonderful down to the cherries jubilee for dessert. The service is amazing! So rare these days. We totally enjoyed it! There is music in the bar area but the band that particular night was not exactly our kind of music so we skipped dancing for that night, but heard that there are other great bands that play there. Definitely recommend for a special occasion. The restaurant was packed. Could get pretty loud. We were in a side room which was much quieter and nicer than in the main dining room. We probably wont wait another 40 years to go again!
The BEST restaurant on the Peninsula !
Consistently EXCELLENT food, attentive service from a delightful staff, table-side preparation of some specialty dishes like Caesar Salads, Steak Diane, Crepes Suzettes or Cherries Jubilee. Yay !
On Friday and Saturday nights, they have live music in the bar area (and a dance floor)....where else can you find that ?
Cocktails are reasonably priced, too.
The IRON GATE is always my first choice for lunch with the girls, meals with business associates, weeknight dinners out and certainly for special occasions.
Great food and service
Frequent visitors to this restaurant we had a horrible evening because we were seated next to a table of totally obnoxious people even though there were plenty of open tables and we later were told by the waiter and captain that these people had been out of hand all night from the moment they arrived.
Our wedding anniversary diner was totally spoiled by having to listen to two drunk "ladies" and their "gentleman" companion. At first they were just loud, then words were getting slurred and each got even louder. Then the man started telling crude and off-color stories and finally one of the two women started using foul language. No one apparently said anything to them until I asked the woman to watch her mouth. People at two other adjoining tables got up and walked out. Finally, the captain asked if we would like our coffee in the lounge which we agreed to, even though it was inconvenient. Only then, were we told by the waiter and captain that these people were a problem.
My question is since they knew these folks were a problem before we arrived why sit us immediately adjacent to them (the restaurant knew this was a special occasion for us)? Second, why not move them away from everyone else- there was plenty of empty tables in two rooms? Third, why not speak to them and request they keep their conversation under control?
Guess we will be going elsewhere in the future!
Outstanding service by all staff as always. And all five of our meals were fabulous. The fish was fresh and the steaks were all cooked to perfection.
Great birthday dinner.