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Iron Gate Cafe

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182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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New York
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had looked for a place for my family to eat lunch at, before we got to Albany and found the Iron Gate Cafe. The location is walking distance to the Capital Plaza area. We sat outside and it was beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. We all ordered sandwiches - my husband and one son, turkey, my other son chicken and... More 

Thank Bettine31
North Port, Florida
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Vacationing in the Albany area, this cafe is NOT to be missed. My wife and I stopped by for lunch, and it was a real treat. Lunch was just delicious. What a menu, not big, but very thought out. This restaurant is in an old revamped mansion in downtown Albany. A delightful courtyard to enjoy a beautiful day outside. We... More 

Thank BernieL143
Schodack Landing, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Iron Gate with my family for brunch. The food was delicious, but hard to get in. They did not take reservations for our large party.

Thank mancinod426
Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went early to Iron Gate Cafe, around 9:30 on sunday morning. The setup is quite nice and would certainly please old ladies. Old victorian (i guess) house with a nice but too densily furnished patio. Service was good. Food was good as well and a bit on the unconventional side. Certainly no lumberjack breakfast as it is more suited to... More 

Thank Momotapis
Storrs, Connecticut
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting almost an hour at another popular brunch spot we went to the iron gate. We got there right after they opened and were seated right away. The service was excellent! The coffee was strong which we all loved! There are creative brunch options. All 6 of us liked our meals. The hash browns were also delicious. Definitely recommend!

Thank bballfan1
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went for a Sunday brunch around 11am. We put our name in with the hostess and were seated within fifteen minutes. We were lucky enough to be seated at a well shaded table in the garden. It was cool and beautiful. The food was excellent with some different menu options. We will definitely go back.

Thank Mary J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just went to the Iron Gate for the first time and can say YUMMM! The atmosphere is wonderful as you sit in this private patio. The waitress was quick, courteous and friendly. But the best part of the experience was the food. Brunch is my favorite meal and this was one of the best in the Albany area.The hollandaise... More 

Thank lisaaD3759HA
Troy, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Iron Gate. It's my favorite place to go for Brunch. The staff and food are both amazing! The menu is great and there's a variety of foods. They have really good Mimosa's and drink specials! I recommend this place to everyone.

Thank Kaneisha L
Stanhope, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to be near Washington Park, and Googled nearby breakfast. The coffee was hot, the food was great, and the setting was tranquil. Part of a historical home, the outdoor seating was quaint. Definite recommend.

Thank Mary Ellen L
Cape Coral, Florida
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This place is tucked away and can be easily missed. But don't miss it! Great coffee and delicious food.

Thank sdv123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-445-3555

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