Lili's Bistro

4.5
227 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
A Continental family bistro with eastern european influence, that has become a neighborhood favorite, serving a wide variety of dishes to please every customer and ever changing daily specials.
Also offering a great lunch menu and outdoor seating on our covered patio.
BYOB

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 227 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from salad, app, to entrees, and desert.

Great staff 👍😊

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vipAndrewT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant without notifying us that they added 4% to the check for using a CC. I think a notice on the menu should have been noticeable , it wasn't.. A bit too sneaky. Also the menu prices on the menu you can see on Open Table is a lot less than the prices on the menu at the restaurant.. Not good practices for a restaurant to be doing to its customers. Won't be back

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MorristownTraveler
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were the only patrons at first;the gentleman continued to clean (sweep snd wipe chairs) after delivering menus. The place is clean.
The food came out quickly and was delicious! All menu items ordered were great. Of note the pear salad with chicken was perfect and beautifully prepared.
Another table of four arrived as we ate. After eating we waited for the check even though no one else had come in.
This seems harsh as we come out of Pandemic times but atmosphere is still important to me.
Overall I would return for the excellent food but the ambiance was so lacking that a return trip
Is unlikely. You should give this a turn perhaps in a busier day or in the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very attentive and we had a delicious meal. A wonderful place for a birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible and extremely affordable! The service was perfect as they let you enjoy your meal versus stopping at the table every 10 minutes! Will absolutely eat here again!

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JoeC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lili’s has become our go to place. Erica and her staff are amazing. They never take anything for granted. The specials are always being tweaked to perfection. I will continue to bring friends and family here.

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Jilley76
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother's Day dinner. Manager kept checking in on tables to ensure service was as expected.

Food and service was great. They certainly care about their customers. Will definitely be back again.

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JohnnyBFood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food for a fair price. A hidden gem nestled in a strip mall in Washington Township, NJ.

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MaryR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice selection of Eastern European specialties, as well as interesting list of specials. Grilled octopus was excellent!!

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MontclairBrian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was excellent.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Mediocre food, it's quite obvious that there is no Chef in the restaurant.
Ambience and service ok.
I won't come back.

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SuzanneS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little Hungarian in our own back yard
Can’t wait to go back !

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Monty
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Got there and the hostess/owner(?) made us wait 15 minutes while she was having a personal conservation with a couple at a table. Thank goodness for the bus girl, who after speaking with the hostess/owner(?) for permission to seat us at the open table. Eye contact was made on several occasions and yet was completely ignored. I found the food was average. we had the octopus special for an appetizer which was very good. the fillet of soul was mediocre. i had the veal chop which came under cooked. Service from a wait staff perspective was good. All in all, the food is average at best and i would confer the restaurant a pass.

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vipSunshine
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the avocado shrimp tower appetizer and the veal ragu over gnocchi and the chicken paprikash and everything was great. The owners were very personable and the service was terrific. Would definitely come back.

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vipSusan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Everything is delicious! Great service. Friendly and accommodating owners!
Love this place

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jamesc
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lili's has the best food around. All ingredients fresh

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viplaur
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect neighborhood spot . They are warm and friendly . Food and service were good . Tables were spaced far apart . We will return .

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vipSusan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LILI’S Bistro NEVER disappoints. One of our favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to find Hungarian food in Suburban NJ. Great food and excellent service at a very good price.

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vipSusan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant. One of my favorites

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vipDavidR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

food was mediocre at best. service was ok. i would try it again to see if its any better. if not, wouldn't return.

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NancyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1st time there, varied menu selections. Good service, nicely done food. BYOB a plus.
Nice Cristy bread would give it an extra star!

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vipDavek1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner! Been going there for years and never disappoints. Lili's Bistro is one of my favorites!

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ValueProposition
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Pasta and chicken dinner portions very small. Dinner took forever to come. Ate outside so rarely checked on. Chicken dinner had no asparagus and orecchiette with broccoli rabe had broccoli! Unacceptable.

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vipRichardF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving meal was fantastic.

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vipChris
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine here. The food is always outstanding and the service is absolutely the best

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vipWaiterdon
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Ordered the prime rib special. $38 was way overpriced considering it contained way too much fat. The mushrooms and potatoes and vegetable were good but disappointed with the meet. Service and owner are great. Clams were plentiful and good.

One suggestion-don’t rip people off with the specials...big turn-off.

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vipSusan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. A gem of a restaurant!

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vip415bell
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled vegetable sandwich is really delicious!!!

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vipDanielleC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good was not as good as usual.

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MariaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met another couple for dinner. Having heard good things about Lili’s we wanted to try it.. Glad we did our dinners were excellent and all 4 of us enjoyed. I loved the variety of dishes the last were available- Italian staples but also Hungarian Goulash..We will be back!

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vipWaiterdon
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good clams as an appetizer and a generous portion. The salmon fettuccine was a little too heavy on the cream sauce. Otherwise it was very good. Tone down the cream and you’re there!!!!

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LindaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for years and I have never been disappointed with my food or the service. We both had the special, Bronzino fish and the preparation and taste were excellent. The service was seamless and we never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance for double-dating!

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vipWaiterdon
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lobster with fettuccini special was tough and overcooked....$29.

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KerryB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The chicken paprikash is amazing!

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jamesc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.
Felt a little rushed but it was Valentines day so all good. Tables were a little close so hard to manuver around but again Valentines day.

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viphkfromnewcity
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good not great. Fact that it's a BYOB is good. Service was good for me , not rushed. Staff was attentive. It should be noted that all is ala carte. Portions were adequate.

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AmyR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to Lili’s Bistro for a friend’s birthday. We were warmly greeted and the food was fresh and delicious. My friends had dietary restrictions and they went out of their way to make sure their requests were met.

FAQs

Lili's Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Lili's Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 664-5454.

Lili's Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 227 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.