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Iron Gate Cafe

182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
+1 518-445-3555
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (41 reviews)
“home fries” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I went for a Saturday brunch. Atmosphere great, service quite good, and great eggs floritine delicious. This was my first visit and will be back.

Thank 558renater
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is the biggest plus for this Cafe. We had a lovely brunch. As most reviews indicate, it is a Victorian house turned into different sitting area which create a more intimate atmosphere. We were a family party of 8 and it was just...More

Thank cuse_41
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a business luncheon. The food was outstanding, the service excellent, and the atmosphere fun and unique. The decor is just beautiful – especially the outside. Love the great oldies music they played. We can't wait to go back again!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Joel K
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank naughtonsrus
Reviewed 18 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
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
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...More

1  Thank Thomas M
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...More

1  Thank TLLatham
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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