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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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  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great brunch

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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New York City, New York
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

This place was amazing. We went for Mother's Day and had a delicious breakfast. I had the best pancakes ever (lemon ricotta pancakes) and my husband had French toast stuffed with sausage egg and cheese. Unreal. Service was great and the atmosphere is beautiful. A hidden gem in albany.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went here with a few of my girlfriends for breakfast and everyone absolutely loved their meals. The atmosphere is nice--it's a quaint little place. I would imagine its great in the summer when you can sit outside. The service was great--we had an attentive waitress who made great suggestions. I ordered the irongate benedict--basically your classic eggs bennie only with... More 

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Upstate, NY
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42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Have enjoyed lunch at the Iron Gate over the last few years. Sandwiches are good, fresh. They will make any combination or adjustments. Soups are good. You order and pick up food at the counter upon entering, and there is seating in the back (or outside in good weather). Indoor seating area is dull and drab. Staff are nice enough.... More 

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Albany, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great location for an intimate brunch spot. Whether you are seated inside or out, the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed. The patrons run the gambit from just-out-of-church to coming back from an all-night bar crawl. I do know Iron Gate does more than just Brunch, but it is the main reason that I go. On my most... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I shared the lemon ricotta and strawberry pancakes. They were ok. Our son ordered the Elvis omelet and said he liked it. The setting is great. The service was great! Our server was Kim D and she was very sweet! The food was average though. The flavored coffee, snicker doodle, wasn't that flavorful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A charming spot for a light brunch or for soups and sandwiches. I enjoy the secluded outdoor café but there is indoor seating as well. It is less than a 5 minute walk from the State Capitol and easy to miss unless you look for the "iron gate." The Gate has an appealing selection of omelets. I chose the combination... More 

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Albany NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hi, We had brunch at the Iron Gate, something we've wanted to do for quite some time. It was a lovely day and we were seated in their front garden which was very very nice. Our waitress was very pleasant, but her service was quite slow; others around us who had been seated after us had their orders taken and... More 

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great little cafe in a sweet nook off the main road. All commented on how it felt like a nyc or boston cafe. The service was very efficient and kind. The food fantastic. The lemon dill hollandaise is ridiculously good. We ended up dunking our home fries in it too. Mimosas were very good as well as the champagne and... More 

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Albany, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For at least the past three years Iron Gate Cafe has delivered lunch to my office. Today they randomly decided that despite that we had our order in by their 11am deadline and that we had met their minimum order, they are no longer willing to travel the less than three miles to deliver to our office. The guy on... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?