"We love this place!" Its"We love this place!" Its unanimous! My friend and I both agreed this little gem needs a maximum shout out. Terrific food that warms your cockles and taste better then granmas! a quaint interior - I felt like I was in beautiful french kitchen,and koodos to Armand for getting this so right. Plus some really good glasses, ahem , bottles of wine. Really ladies,once you see it who can resist this beautiful named restaurant- Lily Maes...I want to take all of my girlfriends , sit for an evening and pour my heart out. Its that kinda place.12/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy New Favourite SpotGreat place for a catch up with girlfriends, a romantic date or just for a great meal. You feel as though you are in someones home in the french countryside or in a great new restaurant in the meatpacking district in NYC and the food is made with love. Armand is friendly and takes pride in what he is serving his customers. If you are a foodie or want to support a great new restaurant instead of the classic chain restaurants check out Lily Mae's. I guarantee you will be delighted.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pancakes!I've only been here once so far, for breakfast, so I can't say how good the dinner or lunch menu is, but I'll definitely be back to try what they have.
The space is beautiful and elegant without being fussy. The servers are great!
I'm not much of a breakfast person, but the pancakes converted me. So light and fluffy but rich at the same time.
A very welcome addition to Gastown.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and hospitality are highlightsMy out of town guests and I had a lovely dinner here! The French onion soup was the best any of us had ever tasted--superb flavour!
The red snapper special was beautifully presented and delicious. Armand, the owner, joined us in response to our questions and shared the story of how he and his partner started the restaurant. They have become a welcome part of the neighbourhood, with a special outreach to locals and their doggie pets. I noticed one dog pausing in his evening walk to allow his owner time to get a treat for him before continuing. There is a sincerity and generosity of spirit here, that finds it's way into the food, which we found excellent.
I recommend Lily Mae's!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant service.
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The food was very tasty and arrived in a reasonable time to allow us to go back to the office without rushing.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMadorable!!An adorable little cafe with fabulous food!!! Everything was fresh and delicious including the warm apple cake with pecan caramel. The location is right in the midst of gastown.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA very pleasantt exprerience!I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service even though there were mistakes they redeemed themselves with apologies and correcting the situation, plus wine.
Armand the owner is such a warm and friendly person!
I will go back for sure.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle piece of ParisI loved this cozy and inviting space. The decor and ambiance are charming, food was very good and I enjoyed the evening thoroughly.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet Little Place in GastownLily Mae's was virtually deserted (one couple besides our group), but in fairness it was a drizzly Wednesday night. Our server was helpful and attentive to the point of creating a new drink when the bar didn't have the liquor I'd requested. My colleagues thoroughly enjoyed their Gnocchi and Mussels (two dishes), though my Tenderloin was a bit tough. All in all a very pleasant experience.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous experience!We were four for brunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal, our server was delightful, the setting charming Gastown brick and beam. The owners were fabulous hosts; Armand came by and was equally charming...
Definitely a winner! We will be back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCharmingLilly Mae's is a very chamring Gastown gem.....feels like you are dining in a different city....would highly recommend this restaurant for brunch or dinner!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAn absolute gemThis little place is an absolute gem! Very attentive and friendly service. Although this was our first visit, it was as if we were greeted by friends. We arrived on a Sunday at 11am to a quiet restaurant, but within the hour it was filled. Great people watching venue :-) The owners have put care into crafting a little piece of Paris in downtown Vancouver. Our brunch meals were delicious. Order a variety of choices and share.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, good atmosphereLily Mae's was great. Very friendly and personable staff; made us feel welcome in their small restaurant. The place feels like a French bistro where it is just nice to have a glass of wine and a good meal. The gnocci were outstanding. We also tried the ribeye steak and chicken, and shared all 3 dishes. This was really good, and the staff at Lily Mae's accommodated our sharing of these dishes by bringing extra plates etc. We enjoyed ourselves there.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food and a Great AtmosphereLily Mae's is the perfect little neighbourhood gem tucked away in Gastown. The restaurant has a wonderful rustic and comfortable atmosphere. The menu is small but has a good selection of french comfort food and most importantly everything on it looked and tasted amazing! Our favourite part was the dessert - we could not resist the chocolate Guiness cake. We will certainly be back!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Atmosphere and Yummy FoodLily Mae's is the perfect little neighbourhood gem tucked away in Gastown. The restaurant has a wonderful rustic and comfortable atmosphere. The menu is small but has a good selection of french comfort food and most importantly everything on it looks and tastes amazing! We especially loved the Guiness Chocolate cake and French Onion Soup. We will certainly be back soon!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice evening with local ambienceLily Mae's is a pleasant heritage room with good ambience and happy friendly staff. Mostly the food was average to good - not exceptional nor was the price. Will go again - very enjoyable5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMcharming potentialLily Mae's had just opened when we had dinner there so they were still ironing out the rough spots. Overall, the food was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. A charming little restaurant in the heart of Gastown.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVancouvers hidden gemFantastic service! Fast and friendly. The food was amazing. Perfect for Mother's Day brunch! The ambiance is like no other restaurant in vancouver!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMet and exceeded my expectations!Took my wife and 1 year old there for mothers day. We were greeted by the most accommodating people I've met, the place was small and super friendly and the food was fantastic (mothers day special).
So happy to have found this place, we'll be there again and recommend to everyone!
Thank you!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but slowGreat food, wine, ambience etc, but they are slow. If you are rushed, don't go, otherwise sit back and enjoy a wonderful dining experience!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGastown Gem, Lily Mae'sA great evening for six, four of whom were first timers who will all be back. Good food, good service in a funky, relaxed atmosphere with an un-rushed attitude to dining. The small space is beautifully finished and has a cozy ambience that is suitable for smaller groups and couples. My wife and I are locals and have already been four times with more to come. A gem.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM