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ILLIUM CAFE

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9 BROADWAY, Troy, NY
+1 518-273-7700
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Casual

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy place for lunch!

I was treated to lunch by an old friend while visiting Troy. It was a cold, blustery day, and we were trying to find something to eat; Ilium was right THERE. Had a great roast beef and brie sandwich; my friend had a chicken mozarella sandwich. Sandwiches are HUGE and delicious, the staff attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LaurieannL
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McDonough, GA
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, lovely service. We had a great bottle of wine. The pear salad was perfect. The hangar steak was out of this world. The ravioli wasn't as good as the rest. The service was fabulous! Right in the heart of town, in the same block as the music hall. Really great!

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Thank lois n
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this cozy spot on TA, when bouncing around Troy looking for a good cup of coffee. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxing. Tables easily accommodate a single traveler like myself, with both table and bar options available for one. While I was there, the restaurant hosted business meetings, groups of friends catching up, and several couples, and... More 

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McDonough, GA
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was treated to lunch by an old friend while visiting Troy. It was a cold, blustery day, and we were trying to find something to eat; Ilium was right THERE. Had a great roast beef and brie sandwich; my friend had a chicken mozarella sandwich. Sandwiches are HUGE and delicious, the staff attentive.

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Thank LaurieannL
Malta, NY
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is great place for breakfast in a cool old storefront! I loved my Eggs Benedict with ham and partner enjoyed his breakfast huge burrito. I asked for a side of arugula and they were happy to accommodate. Our waiter was excellent, the old fashioned ambience is great and so must highly recommend the Illium Cafe!

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Thank Donna M
Bethesda, Maryland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I had previously done restaurant research on Trip Advisor for Troy, NY and discovered that many of the highly rated places were either clearly "college hangouts," take-out restaurants with little seating, or kind of staid, old school restaurants. Met up with friends for dinner in Troy, and 2 of the 4 of us had grown up in or near Troy.... More 

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Thank dancesmith
Albany, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Many people rave about Ilium Cafe. while I enjoy the food, the cafe is quite cramped inside, and I have had issues with getting jostled by waiststaff due to the cramped seating. That aside, food is good and creative. I wish they would redesign the front and rear spaces so there is more room. It badly needs a makeover and... More 

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Thank Carly P
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

A delightful eatery with exceptional brunches. Unfortunately, they will only serve breakfast/brunch until a specific time, which I think is 11 AM. But lunch is very good, too.

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Thank MaggieStella
Troy, New York
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The two times I have been there, my visit exceeded my expectations. Service was good. Food was very good. I visited during off peak hours so it was not too busy, but during peak hours the place does get packed and there will be a wait.

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Thank jennifer217412
Rochester, NY
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Breakfast, lunch and great dinners. This is the place in Troy. And they are expanding their bar menu and desserts. Always a good meal here.

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Thank Bettia
Delmar
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The place was crowded with pre concert goers, all cheerful. The staff was st reached but not to the customers. Our server was attentive and responsive. The tapas plates had some traditional items but also some more unusual goodies. We had pork belly as one dish and another duck and Christy bacon in sweet potato skins. Both delicious and to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 BROADWAY, Troy, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 13
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Casual
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?