100 Very Best Restaurants: #36 – Iron Gate

Lobster Buccatini

About Iron Gate

1734 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Family in town? Ladies’ brunch? We often find ourselves recommending this Mediterranean charmer, a historic Du-pont Circle house with a lovely patio and wood-burning fireplace. Credit chef Anthony Chittum and his team for bringing substance to match the style. An ideal meal might involve a Greek aperitif and grilled oysters; small shared vegetables plates and housemade pastas; and then a platter of meats from the oak grill. Orange-blossom doughnuts fit any occasion. Expensive.