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Iron Gate Cafe

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182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
+1 518-445-3555
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a gem we found on our personal walking tour of the capital area. When we walk around any new town we always ask the residents there for a recommendation. A very nice person gave us this one. The walk from our hotel, The Hampton Inn, though challenging was worth it. We just made it to the restaurant before... More 

Thank Joel K
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first trip to IRON GATE. Terrific luncheon experience. I appreciate this use of historic space. Friendly wait staff who work as an effective team meeting all meal time needs. Both traditional lunch items plus special dishes. I enjoyed the kitchen made chicken noodle soup and curry chicken sandwich. Yum. Nice touch--full bottle of diet coke.My friend had a chicken... More 

Thank Brian P
Albany, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For several years, I have been one of the biggest fans of this lunch time spot, but for the last year, disappointment has been consistent and today was no different. I am done. Paying nearly $10, I received a sandwich with no more than a pittance of curried chicken salad, that was exceptionally dry. How tough would it to be... More 

1 Thank naughtonsrus
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Good central location, superb Victorian town house that has been tastefully restored and good food . Interesting menu. Friendly helpful staff. Busy on Sunday's for brunch. We enjoyed several visits this winter. I would suggest this is the best breakfast location in central Albany.

Thank simon p
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was a wonderful lplace. It was fun eating in an old mansion, and the food was great. I loved the woodwork and parquet flooring.

Thank Autumn01113
Montgomery, New York
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We love the French toast, always greeted with friendly service. Get there early if you plan to sit down, or you can get it to go. The place is hard to find if you're not familiar with the area. Street parking only. If you spend any night in Albany, you must come here for breakfast.

1 Thank Thomas M
Latham, New York
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Start to finish this was a great dining experience. We had excellent service and the food was well seasoned, diverse and delicious. Our party of 6 was seated immediately and our server provided coffee and waters quickly. There are many choices and even the vegan in our group was very happy. Everything we tried received raves from each of us.... More 

1 Thank TLLatham
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Such a unique little eatery in downtown Albany. My husband and I ate here for breakfast and it was absolutely delicious. If you're looking for something a little different than your standard diner menu, this is the place to check out.

1 Thank Susannah Q
Albany, New York
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It has been a while since I have visited this little gem. Perhaps the weather has had something to do with it. But Saturday I went over and had the most heavenly Eggs Benedict with a bit of a kick to the velvety hollandaise sauce. A couple of wonderful mimosas to wash down my delicious meal. Great atmosphere, didn't feel... More 

2 Thank Suzanne T
Albany, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I used to work at the Capitol, which is walking distance to Iron Gate and have enjoyed eating lunch inside and outside. the food is fresh, delicious and worth the price. During lunch time (which is a very busy time), they would benefit from hiring more wait staff to accommodate individuals only having a limited time for lunch.

Thank AgapeLove007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-445-3555

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