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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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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Iron Gate is a great choice for a brunch. Interesting menu items, fairly priced, excellently prepared and served by friendly professional wait staff. The outdoor dining is particularly nice during good weather, but inside seating is cozy and the rooms are nicely decorated. Works for lunch too, as there are several sandwich and salad options. Unfortunately there is no... More 

Thank 88AVANTI
Kensington, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iron Gate is a friendly little spot with good breakfasts. It was very near our hotel, so we ate there several times during our trip to Albany. If the weather is nice, you can eat outside in garden-like setting. Only downside was that the "background" music was often rather loud (for us old folks) and focused too often on... More 

Thank rjsquist
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a wonderful breakfast. Such a friendly atmosphere and good food. Sat outside surrounded by historical authenticity. Would definitely go again when I am in town as it is a hideaway from the city but right in the heart of the government district.

Thank Leeeser
Medford, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy restaurant serving very good food. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available. (But be careful- they put a wrapped butter pack on the plate for one of the diners to use in her Vegan French Toast!! When asked they said they did not have vegan "butter"). Great Service!

Thank Karen R
Baldwin, New York
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is Located in downtown Albany. This time of the year, we had the option to eat outdoors or indoors. It is nice either way. It is a popular cafe. Definitely family friendly. We had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. Food was fresh and delicious. Our sangria and Bloody Mary were good as well as our... More 

Thank Carmen S B
Setauket, New York
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a quick lunch! I had the chicken salad on whole wheat it was fresh and very light! The Vermonster was excellent And very unique... Apples, mozzarella and turkey on Whole wheat.... Very surprising ! Service was very lovely!

Thank Kathi I
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch while visiting Albany. With a group of 7 had to wait about 45minutes for a table. With a large group we were unable to sit outside but the inside was comfortable and nicely decorated. Service was quick and waitress was pleasant. Coffee was hot and strong and food was excellent. Would definitely return. Only negative is... More 

Thank Michael K
New York
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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145 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
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?