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Iron Gate Cafe

182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
+1 518-445-3555
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (69 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
“tofu scramble” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
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Reviewed today

Loved the atmosphere. Busy and full of excitement. The food was home-cooked and satisfying. The price was reasonable. I will be going back next week.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Debbie H
Reviewed yesterday

Place is unique with some rooms showing portraits of singers Elvis Presley and The Beatles along chic decorations. Menu is vast with many choices for a hearty breakfast/brunch at a reasonable price. Service is cordial at a normal pace. Summertime can seat on outside terrace....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank seagull72407
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with family for a quick bite. Good food and service. High quality ingredients. Planning a return trip for lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nomad78591
Reviewed yesterday

Every time I go here the food and the wait staff is amazing! The atmosphere is great with outside and indoor seating

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank k02413
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent Wait for relatively short for this Sunday.Its usually quite long..Waitress was pleasant and efficient. Food came out fast with little delay. Entrees are always interesting and very very tasteful . Prices are good for what u get Would definitely go back. ..

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Upyaboya
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got here and found a twenty minute wait for lunch table. Based on the crowd,we stayed. Good coffee, nice service. Very well done, flavorful and salty fingering potatoes with most meals. The Stuffed French Toast was good, but too dry. Stuffed with an egg, cheddar...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JosephfromNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting Albany at the weekend and checked out this place largely because it was rated so highly on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. I went early about 830am and it was not too busy but it was filling up quickly as I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MarcR2620
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iron Gate has a frequently changing menu of high quality soups & sandwiches. They are famous for their Brunch. There are vegetarian options; go for the Mushroom Melt! They have both take out & a nice sitting area. Enjoy!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daniel W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We sat out back on a sunny early weekend morning. The service was perfect even though she was very busy we did not feel rushed. The food was better than we even expected. We will definitely go there again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lori G
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Housekeeping woke me up at Albany Hilton...popped on trip advisor and found this gem. Had the John Denver omelet and a cup of black coffee. Sit at the bar or wait for a table. Out in 1/2 hour. Quit pleasant....My meal was delish. The rest...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 398scottj
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November 11, 2018|
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Response from 636amye | Reviewed this property |
They have a variety of options. My husband always gets the John Denver which is fantastic. I primarily go there for brunch as that is what they serve in addition to their regular menu on the weekends. They offer seitan... More
October 29, 2017|
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Response from VBTRJD | Reviewed this property |
Depends upon the time of day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 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: +1 518-445-3555
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