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One of our favorites in Billings even though they are consistently out of our first choices.
Good food and comfortable atmosphere
Such good food! “best cheeseburger EVER! " Tuna Tartar had impeccable seasoning!
Last brunch advertised- am gad I went- have only had dinner there, to date
Great food, reasonable price
Amazing as always. Tuna tartare was one of the best things I have ever eaten.
We chose to go to Lilac after having good experiences in the past. We were extremely disappointed and unfortunately, will not be back. The service was horrible. Our salad came out with our main course, the wine was overpriced and not good, and the desert menu had little variety. When we asked for bread, we were told they didn't have bread but our friends that were also there were eating bread when we left. There was no dining experience. We love to support local chefs and restaurants but this is off our list.
We came out for a birthday on a very cold and snowy night. This little restaurant had great service and we enjoyed the food with our "foodie" group. We were seated with our backs up to a large window and that was cold, and we had to keep our jackets over our backs. It was on the expensive side with a bill of over $350 for 5 of us (with wine and tip).
Excellent food. The restaurant was cold-- it was a wintry night and every time the door opened, a gust of cold air blew in. The waitstaff is good, the prices are great, and the food is wonderful. I come from Seattle, where great food is commonplace, so I was excited to find Lilac. It's comparable to the Dahlia in downtown Seattle, which is in my top ten favorite restaurants list. Will definitely be back when I'm in MT again.
Consistently excellent food and drinks. The best in Billings.
We loved the special burger! Everything was delicious.
The food and service were very good. However, the room is an echo chamber with very little to dampen the noise. We were seated near a noisy table, and my hearing is not great, so it was difficult to hear what others at our table were saying. Something to dampen the sound would make dining here even more enjoyable.
Love Lilac and return nearly every time I’m in Billings.
Exceptional food, creative menu, great wine list, our favorite
Lilac has a great variety of options for brunch!
Wonderful brunch. I’d been there for dinner, but first time to try brunch. My friend and I each had the special of the day-so delicious. We had the house mimosas too. Great service.
Food and service were excellent. Best dining experience I've had in Montana in twenty years of trying the hotspots all over the state.
Original , unique food of fantastic quality! The staff was very friendly
Absolutely amazing food and combinations. The pork chop was really good but I wasn't a fan of the cornbread side, the halibut was really good. However the rhubarb with mint sauce side was out of this world..don't miss that!
Didn’t know what to expect. The value definitely exceeded the price. The flavor was tremendous.
Great experience and I will be back. Server was very professional and knowledgeable about menu choices. It was refreshing from the usual "order taker" style. Food was wonderful. It did take a bit to arrive but we had a larger group so that is to be expected. It was a bit noisy for my taste but not a deal breaker. I would prefer not to have to raise my voice so much to talk to others in my party. Thanks!
I had one of the best and most memorable meals of my life! The food combinations were amazing, beautifully presented, and the portion sizes were perfect. My server was friendly, offered suggestions on wine and beer, and was attentive but not intrusive. I woke up the next day wanting the same meal again!
Our food was excellent! The service was very good as well. Thanks!
This restaurant never ceases to amaze me. A menu that often changes with seasonal specialties and standby favorites such as the short rib of beef and the amazing fries.
Another fantastic meal at lilac. The pastrami smoked pork belly should not be missed. Lovely friendly people working and eating.
Always a fantastic experience here. LOVE the food! Never disappointed. The staff is always friendly and very helpful. The Chef has an amazing talent for pairing different foods and flavors! We love it!
We stopped here for brunch while traveling through and were not disappointed. The food was excellent and I was surprised that it was not more expensive. The owner was very personable. I would be excited to try dinner here as well. Overall, it was a great experience and I may well change my travel plans to be able to try dinner next time I am passing through.
The food is always wonderful. Lilac has interesting choices on the menu. The service is superb!
Original, expertly prepared food, great service and nice atmosphere
Everything was just perfect, I love the Lilac!
The service was excellent, always friendly staff!
Carol and I shared two salads and the exquisite Clam creation which was one of the tastiest dishes ever prepared in Billings-broth was perfect and the combo of bits of Andouille sausage and spices/herbs was award worthy-each side of each Clam was filled with yumminess. Slurped with the chilled CHABLIS made our evening!"LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!"
The short rib gnocchi was dynamite. The service incredible. Friendly, quaint space and staff. We will return to try again!
Always great food. Friendly waitstaff. Interesting and varied menu. Love the place.
Totally outdid themselves. Been here many times & this time around, it was fantastic.
Awesome food and wonderful atmosphere as always!!!
Food is always creative and excellent. Wish they would put in some acoustic controls. One loud party makes everyone else get louder.
i love lilac...food is always spectatular...service is sketchy not because they don't try but there does not seem to be a system in place...a very knowledgeable front end manager would make the place perfecto...
The sole reason why we gave Lilac a 4 on the category "food" instead of a 5 was because the gnocci on the lamb shank was hard on the outside and dried out on the inside. Otherwise, great food!
The menu was very different and we were excited to try the food but the food was very salty.
Best dinner in Billings! We had the salmon special and beef, every bite was amazing. As was the sticky toffee pudding and earl grey ice cream!! I will be back every time I visit!!
Lilac is rated 4.7 stars by 545 OpenTable diners.