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Iron Gate Cafe

182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
+1 518-445-3555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (57 reviews)
“home fries” (11 reviews)
“maple sausage” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
182 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2304
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here a few times for brunch and Iron Gate has been consistently good each time. On the weekends it definitely gets busy but the wait has never been really bad. There are a lot of different rooms to the place and more tables...More

Thank nytraveler17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Iron Gate Cafe was bustling for brunch on a busy Saturday afternoon. We drove right by at first - be sure to look for the iron gate literally. The building itself is set back in a courtyard with outdoor seating. We were told that...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and we’ve been here more than once. The menu is delicious and the service is great too. You can eat outdoors in the summer.

Thank Deanne M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Our host at the B&B we stayed at suggested this cafe for lunch, glad he did. Our sandwiches were delicious. You place your order at the counter, find your seat and your food is delivered to you. Nice patio if the weather is cooperative.

Thank mimi306
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Based on reviews, we headed to Iron Gate after touring the capital. Lunch was outstanding! Service was efficient, our server and the entire wait staff were engaging, the ambiance was really comfortable and homey, and our choices delicious. After being quickly seated, my wife and...More

Thank Disneybus
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We stopped in for lunch after a visit to the Albany Institute of History and Art and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This being mid-October, we opted to sit indoors as it was a bit cool but I can see how lovely the outdoor patio would be...More

Thank Cessie47
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Sitting in the beautiful outdoor garden by the fountain, I felt like I stumbled into an enchanted oasis. I was inspired to have a glass of wine and enjoy the setting. Our waitress was excellent and the food was fantastic. I had the Equinox Bowl...More

Thank Dctrtravel
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This place is the best we have been twice and enjoy the experience both times. The service is great and very downhome. the food is out of this world. We have order most things on the menu and they have been flawless. They also understand...More

Thank IItravelers
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 4 and lucky to get a seat. Iron gates is very popular, they don't do reservations, so show up at a reasonable time. We came as a crowd of people were standing in front of it. We had to wait...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

From uber healthy to decadent you can get it all here and it is all good. On top of the great food the staff are super friends and the atmosphere is adorable.

Thank Rebecca_Neoh80
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30 October 2017|
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Response from ravinsha | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This part of city not very crowded. So you can get street parking easily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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