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#16 of 170 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer


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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch at Downtown Troy

I like the lunch hear. It was the first time I had a Cuban Sandwich, and It was excellent. My Wife and I have been there a number of times and it has always been Good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Bob G
Troy, New York
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English first
Cambridge, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Illium Café many times. It’s always consistently good. I really enjoy going for breakfast. The ingredients are fresh. The items are artistically created and skillfully cooked. Today I had a fired egg sandwich on a homemade English muffin. It was so good. My mother had the Parisian omelet. It was beautiful and she enjoyed it... More 

Thank Linda147
East Greenbush, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVE the lunch items at the Illium!! The Ahi Tuna salad is to die for, but, you won't die because it's a very healthy and delicious combination of seared tuna, avocado, seaweed, etc. Their breakfast is awesome also!! The historical ambiance of the Café takes you back in time. Prices are VERY fair considering the quality of the food.... More 

Thank Jo L
Troy, New York
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7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at the Illium Café and it will probably be our last. First, my dinner companion ordered a Whiskey Sour which was on their drink menu. It was made incorrectly. We inquired with our waitress about it and she indicated that she wasn't sure how to make the drink. The drink was returned. Companion and I both ordered a... More 

Thank Lamm612
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time to Illium Cafe in 6 months. Early dinner, 45 minutes wait for main course. Thankfully we were not in the front room, otherwise our clothes would have taken home a full memory of grease smells from the kitchen.

Thank cheekago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and fast. We had a great time! We would definitely go back! The staff was fantastic.

Thank Nicole M
Troy, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I like the lunch hear. It was the first time I had a Cuban Sandwich, and It was excellent. My Wife and I have been there a number of times and it has always been Good.

Thank Bob G
Troy, New York
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have visited this place couple of times. Food is good but seems to be a bit overpriced. Food presentation is nice.

Thank SeemiPal
North Troy, Vermont, Usa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I met the Chef/Owner while she was still in Culinary Arts School in South Florida. She was working her way through school. She worked at a very fine restaurant with her specialty there being desserts. Her talents were beyond measure! Her combinations and artistic talent were a hit for many. Moving forward we have followed Marla as she made her... More 

Thank altavt
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Maybe a few years ago this would have been a 4 but I feel it is now outcompeted by newer restaurants with more interesting menus. I understand it is a bit of an institution and in a lovely old building but it really isn't a top 10 place in Troy any more. Service is a little hit or miss. It's... More 

1 Thank Mark H
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The Illium presents a new perspective on simple cafe dining. Although somewhat pricier than the norm, the food they offer is certainly worth the cost.

Thank Ted S

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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



Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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