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+1 518-273-7700
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 am
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Melrose, NY
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Want a menu designed by a a culinary artist? Go no further than Illium Cafe. Diversity, imagination and delightful taste are abundant with every selection. This is not your local Sonic nor McDonalds. Treat yourself to a gastronomic delight.

Thank Robert J
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first time I had the eggs Benedict here, I wanted to lick the plate. Since then, the owner/chef has added a specialty eggs Benedict almost every Saturday brunch. Some of them sound crazy, but give them a shot. I doubt you'll be disappointed. Everything else I've had there has also Ben excellent

Thank Terri M
Troy, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Troy, NY. The menu offers something for everyone. There are great meat filled options, as well as vegetarian fare, but I almost always opt for the specials because they're creative so delicious! They serve beer, wine, and sangria to compliment your meal.

Thank Nancy M
Troy, New York
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, but found the food to be a bit fussy & pretentious. Trying too hard to impress. Great surroundings in Troy's Monument Square.

Thank Janet H
Upstate NY
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a recent weekend. Extensive menu of sandwiches and panini. About $10 to $13 each, but well prepared and large portions. They use local ingredients when possible, and they're gourmet sandwiches -- how often do you see a duck confit panini or pork belly and scallop sandwich on a menu? Served with homemade pasta salad or... More 

Thank NewYorkTraveler2010
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

nice and expensive place at the same time, good service, nice atmosphere, diverse menu, good nad tassty food, all in all good coffee.

Thank becira
Averill Park, New York
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Everything we've tasted so far on the extensive, unique menu has been fabulous... including the salads. The desserts are special and worthwhile. We especially like the atmosphere, as Illium is in a nicer part of Troy and sits in an old jewelry store, with much woodwork and many wall decorations from a bygone era. Staff has been terrific.

Thank Floydslips
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Food is always good. I have been for breakfast and lunch and havent been dissappointed. Last time I went I got cannoli cream waffles (may have been pancakes) but they were delicious

Thank C H
Cohoes, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is a unique experience you will not soon forget. The menu is unusual. And the presentation is picture worthy. Once you figure out how to attack the food, it will not disappoint you. since it is downtown, parking can be a problem. But if there is anything going on downtown, it is close.

Thank lorraineokeson
Cobleskill, New York
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We were four friends in Troy for a writing workshop, we live two counties away, so this was a treat for us. We had planned to eat at another Troy eatery down the street, but it was inexplicably closed. All four of us had sandwiches and three of us soup as well. My friend who had the potato soup said... More 

Thank Anyanwubutler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $18
American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 BROADWAY, Troy, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-7700

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