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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 28
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Perfect Breakfast!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Alicia M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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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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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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Additional Information about Iron Gate Cafe

Address: 182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
Phone Number: 518-445-3555
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
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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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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