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9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
+1 518-273-7700
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

every time we are in Troy we make it a point of going to the Illium. We always order from the daily specials which are AMAZING. You have to try this restaurant next time you are in the Capital Region it is an absolute delight!

Thank sijudy827
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé and I originally found the Illium Cafe through Groupon. It's a very unique place with a vintage decor/setting. Everything is homemade. Soups, salads (of the side dish variety) and their eclectic sandwiches/panini style fare is very tasty. Slightly above average pricing, but more unique in their menu choices. I would recommend this cafe as a worthwhile tasty choice.... More 

Thank Melissa L
Troy, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place had a large selection of unique offerings. It is hard to choose but everything is good so you don't need to worry. Go with friends willing to share their dish!! This was such a nice surprise and bigger than it looks from the entrance.

Thank FionaPepper
Troy, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast courteous service, very accommodating for special diets. Never rushed, and excellent food ..Daughter and myself are vegetarians, and had no problem with the many selections.

Thank Bill M
Saratoga Springs, New York
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141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant in downtown Troy that has an excellent menu for breakfast and lunch. I think Troy has better chefs now than Saratoga in terms of chef owned businesses. My honest opinion. Wedge salad is excellent as is the duck confit something or other I had. The Ilium has always been known for its excellent cuisine & never fails to... More 

Thank Adirondacker1
Sayville, New York
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157 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to the Capital region 6 times a year, as that our oldest daughter and her boyfriend J live in the nearby area. Each time we visit our daughter suggests a new restaurant that the two of the have found. We're from Long Island and thusly have had the opportunity to eat in great restaurants on both the Island... More 

1 Thank Steve T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was up in Troy to enjoy the Troy Riverfest and stumbled acrossed the Illium Cafe. The food wond delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. I would definitly go back and have recommended it to friends and they enjoyed it as well.

Thank Michelle I
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place, very central in downtown Troy, quite good food, professional service.Suitable for any kind of companies.

Thank Tatiana A
Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had high quality lox on a bagel and a seafood omelette-both were delicious and their coffee was great! Portions were so large that it ruined our appetites for the fare at the Troy Market

Thank Apicius6152
Melrose, NY
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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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 Options
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
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 12180-3217
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-7700

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