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9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
+1 518-273-7700
08:00 - 08:00
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Mon 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 08:00
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had worked in Troy for a couple of years and do so during the winter season on weekends. My wife decided to come visit and we wanted to grab lunch. I am kind of out of the loop as to what is going on down there these days, and with out trying to go to all our normal restaurant/bar... More 

Thank mgag1209
Rochester, New York
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. We ordered the full and half portion of blackened scallops. The half came with less scallops thank waitress said because they are by weight. Street parking.

Thank wandan585
Troy, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was terrific, great food and selection. parking is very hard. Atmosphere was nice. Would go there more often if parking was a little easier. I have also had lunch here a few times and enjoyed it very much.

Thank Nancy F
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good, fresh and very tasty. A little on the higher priced side, but not too bad. Good service. A bit slow though for an hour lunch.

Thank Maria B
Sayville, New York
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239 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here the first time a year and a half ago. They left such a great impression that when our oldest daughter who lives in the area became engaged, it was a simple choice on where to host the engagement party! To say the food, service and atmosphere were fantastic doesn't seem to do it justice. Marla (the chef)... More 

Thank Steve T
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend & I ate lunch at Illium. We each ordered a panini and a salad to share. Both paninis, the mozzarella chicken melt and the pulled duck confit, were delicious. We loved the seafood martini salad and it was the perfect size to share along side our paninis. Their dessert menu changes but the day we were there we... More 

Thank 91D
Troy, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It's lovely cafe in downtown. Nice environment inside and out. The service is extremely friendly and accommodating. The food and beverages were good.

Thank olivernmaisie
Brooklyn, New York
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

What an incredible find!!! Great coffee. We had the duck confit sandwich and the pork belly and scallop sandwich. Both were so amazing and unique. Homemade potato salad and coleslaw. Kari was our server. She was patient and so helpful with suggestions.

Thank Lorraine67Purple
Albany, New York USA
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

With the word “panini” prominently displayed on the front of the restaurant, it should be no surprise this is their specialty. Our party of three enjoyed a relaxing Monday lunch recently and plan to return. Located in one of Troy’s landmark buildings, the café is a light-filled, nostalgic place. With pressed tin ceilings and period murals, it’s a tribute to... More 

Thank Kurt12123
Albany, New York
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372 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were here for lunch today with a friend. We've been here before and find the staff both friendly and helpful. As important, the quality of the food is excellent. My friend who has a degree in hotel management was impressed with his lunch. When in downtown Troy this is a usual place for us to eat lunch.

Thank Bob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?