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Private Dining at Iron Gate

Hold your next event at Washington D.C.'s oldest continuously running restaurant. The property, built in 1875 by retired Navy Admiral William Bradford, offers a unique combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. From intimate gatherings and sumptuous dinner parties to festive cocktails and full-scale fetes, Iron Gate has everything you need to make your next event an unforgettable experience. Our warm and cozy Indoor Dining Room gives your guests a front seat to our kitchen where our chef will delight you with a multi-course family-style tasting menu. Wow your guests in the spring, summer and fall under the stunning wisteria and grape vines on our Garden Patio, complete with a retractable awning. Tucked away next to the Garden Patio, our Side Courtyard is the perfect space for intimate dinners, brunches and cocktail parties. 

Our experienced Private Dining team will help you craft a menu, select wine and beverage pairings from an award-winning selection, and plan the perfect event. We cannot wait to help you celebrate your next occasion at Iron Gate! 

Room Descriptions & Capacities


Our Indoor Dining Room is a cozy hideaway in the winter months, featuring an open kitchen and a wood burning fireplace and is also a welcome retreat from hot D.C. summers. It's an ideal space for a seated dinner for 45 guests, or reception for 50 guests.

Private Indoor Space
45 Guests Seated, 50 Guests Standing
Wood Burning Fireplace & Open Kitchen
Can Combine With Bar & Garden Patio For Full Buyout


The Garden Patio is a hidden oasis tucked away in the heart of Dupont Circle. Whether you are looking for an outdoor space for your wedding ceremony, a corporate cocktail reception or a birthday brunch, the wisteria vines will shade your guests and transport you out of the city.

Semi-Private Garden Patio
50 Guests Seated, 65 Guests Standing
Adjacent Courtyard Can Accommodate An Additional 24 Guests


The Side Courtyard is our most private and intimate space, located next to the Garden Patio. A tent is rented in case of rain, or you can enjoy the view of St. Matthew's Cathedral when the weather is nice.
Private Garden Patio
24 Guests Seated, 35 Guests Standing
Adjacent Garden Patio Can Accommodate An Additional 40 Guests


Not ready to gather in-person? We understand! Our sommelier will bring Iron Gate's wine list to your home. Treat your guests to a virtual wine tasting for your next birthday party, bridal shower, or corporate event. Classes include:

60 Minute Class With Instructor
Four or Six 2-oz Wine Tasting Bottles For Each Guest
Short Descriptor Wine Notes

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