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Iron Gate Cafe

182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
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Ranked #61 of 592 Restaurants in Albany
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Albany, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Saratoga Springs, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Washington avenue is a busy city street, but this cute cafe is tucked away in a small garden that makes you feel like you've been transported someplace else. Popular spot for brunch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Cold coffee to start with when asked to replace the waitress had the ugliest don't bother look on the face, ordered the sandwiches for me and my partner, beef taste like a dead meat and month old and my partners turkey sandwich taste horrible had to left breakfast and walk out. Waste of money and time. TASTELESS FOOD AND DISGUSTING... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was redirected to this place by a patron at another Sunday brunch place that had a 45 min wait. I almost didn't see it bc it is disguised behind the iron gates but I was very happy I found it. I had a special of lemon ricotta pancakes and they were melt in my mouth delicious and delicate. The... More

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Albany, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Mother's Day brunch at Iron Gate was wonderful. Food choices for vegetarian and gluten free family members was not typical here in Albany but most welcome. Will definitely go back.

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