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Iron Gate Restaurant Closing Oct. 31st

by Prince Of Petworth — October 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm 8 Comments

Thanks to a reader for sending the sad news that Iron Gate Restaurant is closing at 1734 N St, NW at the end of the month. We judged Iron Gate almost exactly a year ago to mixed reviews. From what I hear the best part was the outdoor patio.

It’ll be interesting to see if a new restaurant takes over the space. I’ll be sure to update when/if that happens.

  • super_b

    This is one of the best date restaurants in the city. Sad to see it go.

  • Herb

    Sad. How long has this place been around–Aunt Helen always claimed to have eaten there during World War II–always wondered if that was true. .

    • Eric in Ledroit

      it has been around since the 20s – I believe it is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the city.

      • Anonymous

        not ebbits?

  • Kiersta

    Do you have any information on why it is closing? I absolutely loved going there. The atmosphere was amazing and I recall having some great drinks.

  • kdc

    Really sad. This place was high on atmosphere, charm, service, and quality. It will be dearly missed.

  • adc

    I don’t know, the food was really not worth the price which is why the place was always half empty. I live around the corner and can only hope a new restaurant goes in there. The location/atmosphere is beautiful

  • Zone 2

    Oh I hope whomever moves in keeps that stunning climbing wisteria and the old horse stalls. I’ve never eaten there, but was given a wonderful impromptu tour by the manager when I stuck my head in the main entrance one evening after dinner at Tabard Inn, wondering what on earth was behind the gorgeous candle-lit entry way.

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