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ILLIUM CAFE

9 BROADWAY, Troy, NY
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Ranked #11 of 185 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Troy, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Marla always has something new and interesting to try. we have been here dozens of times and only was it less than excellent. it is one of the places I can take someone new to the area and know they will be impressed. We go with grandkids for weekend brunch, lunch with business acquaintances, or for a quiet dinner as... More

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upstate NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had an expiring Groupon to use, so called for a reservation....a smart move on a summer Saturday evening. We were impressed right from the start. Although the building is old, the woody decor is very nice. We shared the Artisan cheese plate appetizer. We had just dug into it, and our meals....Kobe beef burgers....arrived. So, we put the cheese... More

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Albany, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a truly mixed review. I shall begin with the positives. In general the limited menu is imaginative, bordering on pretentious at times. For the most part, the food was above satisfactory. It was quite good. Service was slow and spotty. The ambience was forgettable. No convenient parking, but in a nice location near the River Street art galleries... More

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped here for brunch after a visit to RPI. Adorable little cafe with plenty of street parking outside. My sister had the duck omelet, and I had the eggs benedict. Both were delicious. Good service, and cute decor. I would definitely eat here again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food is nicely prepared in this cafe. And the atmosphere is great, too. The front room has the feel of a European cafe with small tables, dark wood, a giant mirror, and muraled walls. There are a couple of additional dining rooms in the rear that have their own unique charm, although I think they could eliminate some of... More

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Menands, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 reviews 38 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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