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9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
+1 518-273-7700
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Title says it all, they kept seating people to give the appearance of no wait but there were not enough servers or bar staff. What should have been no more than a 60-90 min meal turned into nearly 3 hours. It was aggravating, to say...More

Thank Seany527
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and creative but the waitress was less then stellar. She did not come back to check on us or freshen up our drinks . She was seen hanging around the counter. The waitress serving the table next to ours was very...More

Thank Debra L
Illium123, Manager at ILLIUM CAFE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and your feedback. We will definitely address the lack of attention to detail with our service. Thank you for letting us know how we can better serve you in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Illium Cafe and my wife and I enjoyed it immensely. The waitstaff was courteous and efficient. The restaurant is in an old building and it still has a lot of the original architectural features. The food is excellent,...More

Thank Jack E
Illium123, Manager at ILLIUM CAFE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit can't wait to see you again.....Do you know we are opening another place?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been in Troy a long time so it has lots of character. The hostess and server were very pleasant and helpful with suggestions. My wife split the Corned Beef sandwich and it more than enough for 2. The house desserts were really...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I eat here at least once a month and the food and service is always great. Last week I tried their chicken parm sandwich and potato salad and both were excellent. Prices are very fair for the amount of food you get. It can get...More

1  Thank sarah w
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Illium was recommended by a local. My husband and son loved their meal Mine (soup & salad) was lackluster. The (very kind) waitress brought me the wrong soup. This was corrected, but we kept the first soup, as it was better than the one I...More

Thank Alletta T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Amazing food!! The place is a little small so there can be a bit of a wait. But it is well worth it. Everything I have ever tried here has been amazing!!!

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Had a delightful dinner before attending a convert across the street. All (4) of our meals were delicious, and the waiter was respectful of our time constraint. We will definitely go again.

Thank Peg R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Troy is a very old town that is experiencing a rebirth and The Illium Cafe is a new establishment in a very old building. The food was great, we only had lunch but the menu had a number of unusual dishes, two of which we...More

Thank 633sailor
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times over the last few years, whenever I'm in town visiting family. I've been here for lunch and for dinner, and most recently for breakfast. Never have I had a bad meal, and the place is absolutely charming located in an...More

Thank pm222
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Questions & Answers
Joseph M
25 February 2017|
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Response from Illium123 | Property representative |
We have a liquor license we are in the process of building a bar where the kitchen used to be
19 September 2016|
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Response from Illium123 | Property representative |
I'm sorry I just saw this. Yes we can accommodate that nut allergy. Just let your server to let the kitchen know when you arrive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 18
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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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