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American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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0.4 miles from New York State Capitol
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Reviewed April 24, 2021 via mobile

Lovely outdoor setting. Food was fantastic, I had a sandwich special (brisket on brioche). Service was great. Definitely will return to try something else

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

This was a perfect way to ease back into the world (our first dining out experience in over a year). After a short wait for an outdoor table in the sun, we enjoyed an amazing brunch with our daughter to celebrate her 24th birthday. We...felt very safe and could relax socially distanced among happy strangers under strategically placed heat lamps. The food was terrific, the drinks generous and tasty (bellinis and poinsettia- cranberry/champagne - served in tall boy glasses) and the service friendly. We had the Elvis Scramble, Bacado omelet and burger - the french fries, the hone fries, the grilled corn bread, the hash browns and even the multigrain toast also deserve honorable mentions. Six thumbs up! Be sure to get on the waitlist on Yelp (opens at 9:00am) on busy weekends as they don’t take reservationsMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed October 29, 2020 via mobile

Make reservations it will be packed and backed up. We opted for takeout. Service was friendly. I got a Groupon 9.00 for 20.00 worth of food. Takeout took a half hour. I wanted eggs florentine Benedict. The turkey sausage patties were barely edible and somewhat...weird tasting. One poached egg was over cooked. Spinach was kinda slimey, not cooked right. I kept gagging on it. Avacado Toast was very good. Perfectly poached egge and delicious mash and salsa.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Perfect brunch. The wrap, the chicken sandwich, the strawberry french toast - and the atmosphere, and service, were all so perfect.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

All the food was very good. I was a pain in the butt and asked for a "keto friendly" version and they obliged. Great breakfast, fun outdoor seating and friendly staff. I will definitely stop back.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Yum yum yummy! Right now during the Coronovirus scare they are very clean and spraying down the restaurant. The food is so tasty.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

We go here for breakfast a lot. Never a bad meal, never a bad time. Cozy, warm, and fantastic outdoor patio area. I get the Iron Gate Benedict, which once you have, you won’t order anything else, it’s KILLER !! Waitresses are excellent, if you...get Sam then thank your lucky stars, she is great !! Really good food, really good service !!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Went here for brunch and ordered coffee,bacon and some eggs. Been here a few times for lunch as well and seems to be consistent.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

Large vegan menu, but something for meat eaters too! Lovely brownstone home turned into dining rooms - felt like I was in a Victorian home. Fast and friendly service and able to seat groups of 6 (maybe even 8). The 1/2 sandwich and soup was...delicious and the sandwich was so large I couldn’t imagine how huge the “whole” sandwich would be! A variety of teas and coffees also available.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Great service, cozy environment, wonderful food (I had the black bean cakes eggs Benedict with avocado...great gluten free options abound)....and I saw Kelsey Grammer! Marvelous.

Date of visit: January 2020
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July 29, 2019|
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Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
Service dogs, definitely. Other dogs, if well behaved, on the patio. Of course you need to clean up after your dog.
November 11, 2018|
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Response from MrsPaulHall | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very pretty and has a wonderful atmosphere and excellent food.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iron Gate Cafe

Yes, Iron Gate Cafe offers takeout services.

Yes, Iron Gate Cafe offers delivery services.

Iron Gate Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5