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Iron Gate Cafe

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182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
518-445-3555
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, eclectic setting, close to the Capitol.

This restaurant has excellent food in a casual setting only blocks from the State Capital building. You have the choice to sit outside in a pleasant garden just inside the iron gate, or inside the restaurant, which is beautiful as well. The sandwiches and service were both excellent and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
schmutaki
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new jersey
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new jersey
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant has excellent food in a casual setting only blocks from the State Capital building. You have the choice to sit outside in a pleasant garden just inside the iron gate, or inside the restaurant, which is beautiful as well. The sandwiches and service were both excellent and reasonably priced.

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Albany, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I've driven by this cafe countless times before I realized it was there. I went there for brunch this weekend and I had the Florentine Benedict. The eggs were poached perfectly, the home fries were close to perfection, the vegetables were fresh and the hollondaise was delicious. My girlfriend had the french toast. It was good but she wasn't thrilled... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Fresh salad of the day was yum and black bean burger the best we have tried. We requested the rye bread instead of ciabatta and we're delighted. The garden setting was most comfortable with plenty of shade on a very warm day. Bathroom was clean and all staff most friendly.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a little hidden gem of a breakfast/brunch place in downtown Albany. You enter an iron gate (go figure) and walk down a nicely appointed garden path into this beautifully restored victorian mansion restaurant. I enjoyed their lobster with avocado eggs benedict along with the ricotta pancakes. Both dishes were excellent along with the coffee they served. All in... More 

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Athens, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Casual brunch experience with an outdoor café style arrangement and dining room setting inside. Food was very good with excellent service, considering we came late Sunday morning with a little waiting line. Prices were average. If weather is good, do the outside seating area. It was a better experience.

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Manchester, Vermont
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast at the Iron gate cafe in Albany, NY My daughter had the pancakes, and I had Eggs Benedict. the server was friendly and professional and gave us excellent service! I have to check to see if they also serve lunch or dinner as I will return here again and again!

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Hurley, New York
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went there for lunch. The food was very good, prices quite reasonable; service was prompt, attentive and cordial. Nice ambience, a word I never use--it's attached to an olde mansion. Only problem arose when I got home and realized I had made a mistake in adding the tip to the tab. Called them up to fix it, which I figured... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stopped in for a quick breakfast on a Thursday morning. I hadn't read any reviews as the stop was spur of the moment, so I was very pleasantly surprised at what we found. The building is tucked behind a front garden eating area. The building itself is (or looks like) a converted old house. It is cozy and trendy at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was in Albany over this past weekend and was looking for a place to eat a late lunch downtown. Based upon the reviews and proximity to where I was, my girlfriend and I decided to give this place a try. To our surprise, as we were walking up we were greeted by an employee to inform us that they... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Often long wait times, but worth it when you sit down. Good food, nice outdoor seating, family friendly. Overall, a great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-445-3555
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?