Miss Lily's
Miss Lily's

Miss Lily's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.misslilysnyc.com/
  • Phone: 6465885375
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch, Takeout / Delivery: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:30pm Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean
  • Executive Chef: Kemis Lawrence
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us for details. We will customize your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Miss Lily's colorful and cheerful private room displays checkered floors, vinyl booths, and walls decked out with album covers spanning 50 years of Jamaican music history. Raggae, mento, soca and ska beats keep the festive mood rolling. This marvelous room has capacity for 45 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Karina Vidal 6465885375

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sullivan Street
  • Public Transit: Subway lines: #1 to Houston Street. C, E to Spring Street. A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th Street or Broadway Lafayette. N, R, W to Prince Street, #6 to Bleeker.

    Bus lines: M5-LTD to Broadway & Houston. M103 to Bowery & E. Houston. M2-LTD to E 8th Street & Mercer St. M21 to W. Houston& Sullivan St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on W. Houston is possible after 6 p.m. Alternate side parking regulations apply on side streets.
A word from Miss Lily's
Welcome to Miss Lily's, a Caribbean oasis in the middle of downtown Manhattan. Our modern approach to classic island cooking draws from the diverse roots of Jamaican cuisine. Enjoy our delicacies, such as jerk chicken, escovitch fish, oxtail and curry goat seasoned with scotch bonnet peppers and jerk spices.
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Miss Lily's reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (47)neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (31)late-night find (27)vibrant bar scene (23)special occasion (16)great for lunch (12)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (11)romantic (10)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Very lively
    Meaty
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It's small, but lively. It gets crowded and the music can be too loud at times. The menu is limited, but everything we got was good. Food comes out quickly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    Lilou
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I booked a table for 6 male friends. They enjoyed the atmosphere and the food but told me that the service has been terrible. For example, the waitress forgot to bring a cocktail despite asking 3 times.... and that is one of many. The atmosphere was great for this group of party guys even if in the end, the level of sound was so high that they couldn't speak to each others. The food was simple but with a twist that leaded to a great food experience. Overall, they had a good time and they ate very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!!!
    Sash
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Best carribean resturant in new york city!! Great food!! Great music!! Great decorations!! Lovely staff very polite and extremely beautiful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love miss lilys!
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for this 30th because it had been recommended by so many of our friends and we loved everything about it! Will definitely be coming back here next time we are in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunshine
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The atmosphere was nice. We had an appetizer of the codfish Fritters which were very tasty. My husband ordered the jerk chicken and I ordered the ox tail stew. They got my order wrong, and when they corrected it the ox tail stew was not hot. I had them to wrap it to go. Make sure you check your check before paying it, they included three entrées on our check. They charge me for the entrée that they bought to me in error. Hostess waiters and waitresses were very professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic...
    Mario
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Authentic West Indian Food. Had the sampler for two, Jerk chicken, oxtail, and goat. It came with a mix veggie, rice & beans. Very tasty and very good but small portion. If you are hungry would not be adequate. Ordered wine, came in a juice glass thought it was strange. Called the waitress over for wine glass, was happy to make the change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time with friends!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I made reservations that same day and even had to change the reservation.time but they were still able to accommodate me upon my arrival. We went late at night but the food arrived quickly, food was Mmmmm good just right! Jerk chicken and corn were my fav!! Everything on the menu looked great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice vibe
    Felli
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food was great but the service not so much. Music was too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We waited 30 mns pass our resvation
    Thethinker
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The restaurant overall was great. The music, the food and the bar were good. However when a group got seated before us and we were here first and had reservation that was a big issue. It took another 15mns waiting to get a table. In overall the host could have avoided the issue. Reservations need to be respected if you gonna offer it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent
    Nfdelish
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've eaten her and at their other outpost in the east village and the food has always been spot on. I love this place! The waitstaff is always friendly, the music they play is great and the atmosphere is super relaxed. I will always come back to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual, Comfortable and Delicious
    bellanyc
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This continues to be one of my favorite spots for casual dinners with friends. Whether at the bar or at a table, the vibe and atmosphere are always just right for some fun and great conversation. Drinks are yummy and the food is always fanstastic and prices are reasonable. Tender goat, crispy cod fritters, amazing veggie sides, fresh juices from next door... The staff is always incredibly friendly. Miss Lily's feels like home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On Point!
    DaddyDivine
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great spot, great food! Jerk chicken is ridiculous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    theophaneia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, great music, great atmosphere. Definitely coming back, & recommending to friends and family
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything but...
    FoodDeeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food! The food was decent not great, and especially for the pricing of some of these dishes. Some are large portioned entrees, but mine was very small and nothing outstanding. The vibe and energy of the place itself however along with the service are both great! If you want to be at a vibrant, young hot spot and can overlook average food then this is the place to be. I would say that it is definitely a place going to for apps and drinks.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely place!
    AP11VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Miss Lily's is a charming place with a great decor. The food was great, I especially liked the corn and the jerk chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good Food
    Derick9
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    If you want a sure thing, that is to say, good food...this this the place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO TIGHT FOR COMFORt
    thebighmancat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was excellent - among the best Jamaican I've had in a while. Can't speak for the back room but the front room was just packed too tight and made it a little less comfortable than I would've liked. And a little too loud on the beats. But again - food great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Caribbean in the City
    devine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was our first time and the service was fast hostess real friendly food was delicious especially the plantain and ackee dip
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a nice atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was delicious and the environment really nice and edgy. We enjoyed a nice early dinner and it was spot on! Thank you Miss Lilys! /swedish couple 😉
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    Tinaface421
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I took my Jamaican boyfriend here for his birthday. I knew bringing him here would be a risk. Either he was going to love it or he was going to nit pick at it. We got jerk pork, ackee dip, rice and peas and sorrel. Everything was excellent. He wasn't really impressed with the sorrel but he said everything else was on point. He wants to bring his family to see what they think of the place lol. The dishes did not include rice and peas so that will be an add on. The place is pricey so make sure you come with money. Overall I would come back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the ambiance
    westindiesambiance
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The music was good...kind of loud...despite the low lighting food was amazing...scenery of restaurant brought back memories.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MISS LILY's is the Place to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I WILL BE BACK ! Great food, nice location a real neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday!
    lm89
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a great birthday at Miss Lily's, from the food to the ambience. The only complaint I have is: it was really warm inside. I was with a group of seven others and everyone was complaining about the room temperature. But everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    GrumsDines
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The appetizers are amazing (pepper shrimp, ackee dip, cod fritters), although I was sad to see that the ceviche was no longer a part of the menu. The rest of the food was good. Drinks weren't to strong. and the Service was decent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    britgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This is one of the better places I've been to. Tips: Jerk corn - very tasty and it has everything. The sweetness of the corn and kick of the jerk and texture of the coconut. Cod fish fritters - spicy and quality fish and dipping sauce. This place has atmosphere as well as great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious appetizers
    bluebluesVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Have been Miss Lily's for few times and their appetizers are just so amazing! Each time, we order all he appetizers on the list lol
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Miss Lily's Never Disappoints.
    Jabstep
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I've never had anything but an excellent meal and dining experience here. The waitresses are always very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Night at Lily's
    Nickycent55
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our reservation was for 9:45, but we weren't seated until about 10:30. We placed our order at about 11pm and our food wasn't served until after midnight, while the party next to us arrived after we did and also ordered, ate and finished their meal before we even got ours (and both parties had the same amount of people) We received free sake shots and a few of our sides were removed from the bill, which was appreciated but overall it was a very bad experience. I won't go as far as saying it ruined our night, but the 3 hours we had to spend at Lily's simply to have a quick meal before enjoying the NYC nightlife was not enjoyable. Saturday was my good friends birthday and he was excited to try Lily's, but we won't be going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food amaze
    jamaicanloverrr
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Everytime I come here the food is amazing. Being jamaican, its hard to find good authentic jamaican food. The only complaint is the festival. It was too gritty n nothing about festival should be gritty. Also my sorreltini was blah. Food is 90% of the time delish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We opted to go with the appetizers as we weren't very hungry and we were not disappointed. From the red wine sangria, jerk chicken jaquitos, sweet plantain and jerk corn, I can't wait to try their entrees
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Everything at this place is delicious. I've had the oxtail, chicken, cod, pork, & most of the sides, everything is amazing. My absolute favorite dish though is the corn. I'm not a fan of corn, grilled or canned, but the corn at Miss Lily's is the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Jamaican Food
    Edichiera76
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Love everything about it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced but delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was great but a bit too spicy. The main issue is the pricing…tooooo high!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 138 reviews are from the Miss Lily's reviews archive.
  • Great place!
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I came here for two special occasions. The food is always great. Some highlights are the corn on the cob and the mac and cheese pie (life-changing). Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What?
    timsnicknameVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I can't hear you. Place was nuts loud, but maybe that is the vibe they are looking for. As I move from my 30s to my 40s I like to hear the people I am eating with speak. Usually. Food was great, prices are fair, Jamaican-inspired room is colorful and different. And with all due respect, the waitresses, mostly tall and dark, were a treat both to look at and be served by.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accomodating
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    If you have food issues they are not very accommodating - aka no substituting or sauces on the side. Waitstaff is aloof and more concerned with their looks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Friendly place.Good for kids. To high played music ,hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No longer the same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Living off the name, no longer the same So sad what it's become. Used to be great! No longer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Must Dining Experience
    fatherof3
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Lively atmosphere. Great food. Good service. This was my second time and again I was very very satisfied with my dinner. We had a good group with us and everyone walked away with a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close no Cigar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I'm hoping the restaurant was short staffed on the night we went because the service was poor. My waitress went missing in action for awhile. The Jerk chicken and Oxtails were good...the rice & peas and drinks not so much. I don't think I'll be back. Negril Village or Ripe in Mt. Vernon is where I will go if I want authentic Jamaican food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic