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Iron Gate Cafe

182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
518-445-3555
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Ranked #4 of 586 restaurants in Albany
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Auburn, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Add this to your "Must Do" list when visiting Albany for the weekend. Great eclectic ambiance as you enter the courtyard through the......... yeah you guessed it, Iron Gate. Everything about the place is fun, and causal, and the wait staff are great (and as unique as the place). Food was the best breakfast we have had in Albany, and... More

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Albany, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My room mate and i were looking for a brunch spot so we decided to check out the Iron Gate based on all it's great reviews. The scenery (although rainy in late March) was beautiful and I can't wait for the summer views. We were seated right away despite the Sunday morning crowd (they had a table for 2 available-... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a great little spot hidden downtown Reminded us of some special cafes in Austin, TX. The menu was well rounded and yet special. Blueberry Corn Bread pancakes!!! Awesome. Many special egg dishes and even stuffed French toast. Vegetarian sausage was excellent even coming from a meat lover (tried my wife's). The ONLY drawback would be the grunginess of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was looking for a non-fast food but unpretentious location for lunch while in downtown Albany New York. As is my normal method, I asked for recommendations from a couple of local folks in retail and commercial establishments. Iron Gate Café was mentioned by more than one person as being a great place for lunch. I was in Albany on... More

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Rochester, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

What an awesome, hidden gem. If you're wondering where the locals get a great lunch for a good price, this is it.The specials and regular menu items alike are carefully hand-crafted by a dedicate and friendly group of employees. Highly recommended if you're in the area! And I hear the weekend brunch is KILLER.

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Troy, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Set back from the side walk, behind a large iron gate, on a busy avenue in Albany, you'll find Iron Gate Cafe, a hidden gem in the business area of the city. Parking is a big challenge, there's none, so you may have to walk a few blocks. Once inside you are welcomed in a very casual atmosphere. The menu... More

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New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Heard people talk about the Iron Gate Cafe and wanted to try it. On street parking, but it proved no problem around lunch time on a Saturday. The cafe is set back from the street and it has a cute patio. We were seated quickly and led through to a dining area in the back. Typical brunch choices, fresh ingredients,... More

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This cafe is truly a hidden gem with an iron gate. The Saturday and Sunday brunch are heavenly, along with a delicious mimosa. Lunch during the week is all about great sandwiches, paninis, and other take-out. In the warm weather a patio greets you as you come through the gate. One of my favorites is the BLT with avocado and... More

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New York State
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Sunday brunch at the Iron Gate - creative menu, well prepared food, cheerful but unobtrusive service. We had potato pancake benedict, which was scrumptious. Coffee very good and kept coming. There are two outdoor patio spaces but we ate in the back room- the inside is decorated with classic LP covers A fun and tasty place.

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Albany, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Iron Gate has amazing sandwiches! And all of them are reasonable priced. While they have a lot of unique sandwiches and salads, my favorite is their BLT. They have a cute outdoor sitting area that is setback from the street, a nice little escape. The employees are nice and hard working. During the nicer weather there's often a line out... More

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