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“Fabulous!”
Review of ILLIUM CAFE

ILLIUM CAFE
Ranked #2 of 209 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Casual
Montana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We happened into The Illium by accident for Sunday brunch and were so happy we did. Each person in our party had a different menu item and no one was disappointed with their choice...we all left raving about what we had had! The service was equally good. Such a great find. We will definitely return the next time we are in Troy!

  • Visited May 2013
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Minneapolis
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We arrived after 1:00 and it was busy so we sat at the counter. Historic building. Looks like the original tin ceilings are still present but are painted a dismal gray. As with most buildings, a few bucks and a keen eye would certainly help to do a better job of blending the old and new. Spent most of our time imagining how the space must have looked back in the day. Nice menu, with plenty of great selections. I had the veggie burger (would have preferred a whole grain bun vs a white one), my husband had the chicken Waldorf wrap (moist chicken and wrap nicely grilled). Good on both accounts. Potato salad has nice seasonings and is made with a coarse mashed potato. Good coffee. On summer Saturdays, the Troy Farmer's Market is right outside the door. Worth a stop.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Ann J
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Troy, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best food creations”
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Illium has the greatest lunch and breakfast creations. Ingredients you would never think to combine but they make the best tasting food. They recently expanded their menu to include dinner and it's just as fabulous. I would say you get more for your money with their sandwiches and lunch but their dinners are gourmet with "just right" portions.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Carolyn L
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Connecticut
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20 reviews
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“Not your ordinary sandwich shop!”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch the other day and had the Salmon BLT and it was fabulous! Service was fast and friendly, atmosphere great, and the menu was especially nice -- these were not your run of the mill sandwich selections!

  • Visited March 2013
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Troy, NY
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Saw all the good reviews on Trip Advisor so we decided to try it for lunch and we were not disappointed! Parking is a pain (as it always is in Downtown Troy) but great service, a nice atmosphere, and delicious food, more than makes up for it. Portions were not huge but not tiny either - we had room for dessert. I ordered their signature roast beef sandwich and it probably ranks in the top three of best sandwiches I've ever eaten. My friends ordered the Waldorf chicken salad wrap and the Ahi & avocado salad and were very pleased also. We usually share one dessert but ended up each ordering our own and then shared them. The tiramisu, Bailey's Irish Cream cheesecake and the blueberry creme brulee cheesecake were to die for! We will definitely be returning.

  • Visited April 2013
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