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ILLIUM CAFE

9 BROADWAY, Troy, NY
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Ranked #13 of 181 restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Menands, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Went on Troy's Night Out. Enjoyed the outside venue, food was very good and locally grown. Only serves wine or beer but dessert was the best.

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Troy, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Every time I have gone to the Illium there was one problem or another. Dirty forks, uncooked fish, the list goes on. On more than one occasion the restaurant split one portion of a meal between two people and claimed it was two portions, regardless of the fact that other tables in the restaurant with the same meal (Cranberry oatmeal... More

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Troy, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Love the unique menu. Not a lot of choices (which is good for me). Right in downtown Troy. My favorite is eggs Benedict with bacon and the tarragon hollandaise sauce.

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Troy, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I frequent for breakfast and lunch but now my favorite features of the Illium are back select nights for dinner. Excellent across the board and be sure to do the appetizer challenge!

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Troy N.Y.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They make the best sandwiches ever there Rubin is so good would highly recommend it .The friendly staff makes it truly a place to go .

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Herndon, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My son selected this restaurant based on their lunch menu of delicious sandwiches, but we were there for dinner and what a treat that was! We were seated in a back room that was bright and cozy. Our server, Casey, was a pleasure - eager to help and happy to inform. We were all excited by the options on the... More

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Loudonville, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had the house salad, trio tacos and pork bellies and scallops The food was original in composition and tasted incredibly good

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Shaftsbury, VT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at this cafe. The setting was fun. Old time silent movies on a large screen, big band music softly playing in the background. Service was good. The waitstaff was attentive and the timing of the courses was well spaced. There are some different selections on the menu including appetizers such as French Buffalo Wings which... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Illium recently started serving dinner after a several year hiatus...during that time they were a brunch and lunch venue.The building and rooms are quirky and fun. Its an old building with weird little cut-ins and outs along the walls. The decor isn't fancy, but its interesting and artsy in a contrived manner. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and... More

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na
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Downtown Troy is having something of a revival, with increased good places to eat and drink. Illium offers very good and often excellent food. The limitation is the space: too many tables in a cramped area, with a take out business running alongside, too. When things are slow, the place is very good. When things are busy, the experience suffers.

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