Iron Gate Restaurant - Dupont Circle DC
In November 2013, the historic Iron Gate re-opened under the direction of Executive Chef Anthony Chittum. Until its recent closing, the Iron Gate was the District’s oldest continuously operating restaurant. Its kitchen and dining room occupy a building that once served as the stables for the townhouse’s owner, General Nelson Miles, a cavalry officer in the Civil War who later became the Secretary of the Army. In 1922, the entire property was purchased by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, which opened the Iron Gate Inn in 1923. The Federation continues to use the townhouse as its international headquarters, and Chef Chittum and his team are honored to be the new stewards of this unique landmark.