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About Lillie's

An Irish-Victorian Bar and Restaurant, just steps from Union Square. In the "Ladies' Mile District" of days gone by. The interior has a distinctly late 19th century feel with wooden furnishings brought from Belfast, Ireland.
Serving a wide range of domestic and international beers (20 on tap and 30 bottled). A great selection of whiskeys and wines, including some excellent wine from the Langtry Winery in California where Lillie herself owned and lived for a time.

The food is traditional Pub Fare, including soups, salads, stews, fish and steaks. The Irish Breakfast is served all day. Brunch at the weekends from 11am to 4pm.

Traditional Irish music session on Saturdays at 4pm.

13 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Irish, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 2:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Broadway and 5th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 337-1970

Website:
http://unionsquare.lilliesnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Three flat screen TVs for major sporting and news events

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q & W trains to 14th Street/Union Square.

Executive Chef:
Mateo Saavera

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lillie's Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Romantic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Fun if you don’t expect to be able to hear the conversation you’re having.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great atmosphere and great food! One of the best chicken pot pies I’ve ever had! The only bad thing was that the music was blasting!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Pleasant food and decor. Most items tasty. Lunch menu slightly limited but sufficient.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The brunch is very reasonable, and our waitress took good care of us. Very pleasant on the whole

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Was there for the 13$ prefix lunch deal! Completely worth it. Plus alcohol is included it’s a great deal!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I would only drink here and then order the nachos to soak up the alcohol. The food is terrible, not a place for dinner, just for drinking. Chicken pot pie came out totally cold, then came back burnt. Fish and chips were heavily salted and soggy. We should have known better. We do now. I am sure everyone else knows not to have the food here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The setting was fun. Seating just right for our party of five. Service was outstanding!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great brunch at affordable prices. Best bloody Mary's. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Bad restaurant high price food and bad service. I don't go there ever.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

simple menu but good food and service. not crowded. Great location near union square

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

the burger lunch special is really fantastic! the salad option in lieu of fries is nice, but the dressing is kinda weird - too sweet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Lovely ambiance, delicious food, and excellence service. Have put to the top of our list of favorite NYC restaurants. Can't wait to go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Bad customer service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Lillie's is always a great time with good food and great staff!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Fun, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This is my 2nd time there. Now that I have experienced lunch and dinner service I can say this is an awesome place to go to! The lunch special is 13 bucks and u can get a main dish + sides + a drink. Also their cocktails are great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We showed up5 minutes before our reservation time, and they said they gave our table away since we didn't confirm it that day! They squeezed the 5 of us into a table for 4. Luckily, the table next to us opened up before our food came and we were able to get more space. Drinks were great, low key menu was nice. Decor is wonderful. Staff was a little slow, but we weren't in a hurry, so that was fine. A nice restaurant/bar just to hang out.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our server had to be tracked down on several occasions. Maybe she was the only person waiting tables that night, but the service was not good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service was fantastic. Food was very good. Overall great experience. Will very likely visit again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Everything was great. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Only negative is that it took a long time for food to arrive. We were told that it was due to one of the menu items we ordered. Will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The food was good but not memorable. For Manhattan the priced fixed brunch was good value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great place for food and drinks. The drinks are very unique. I had an old fashion infused with poblanos and it was delicious! The decor is excellent and have big tables in the back for big groups. Will definitely go back again

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Lillie's Union Square and we look forward to coming back again soon! The only down side was the noise level - but that won't stop me from returning.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Characterized as an "Irish-Victorian Establishment", Lillie's is a comfortable, eclectic place for enjoying a beer or cocktail along with good food. Lillie's marble-topped bar and décor sets a distinctive tone of an establishment that seems to have been there forever and, who knows, maybe it has. The staff is friendly and welcoming while also managing to deliver great service even during the crush of a lunch-time rush. The menu contains different pub foods but, if visiting for lunch for the first time, try the $13.00 lunch special which proved to be a great bargain while also being quite delicious. My dining companion and I chose the cheeseburger plate which came prepared to the exact specifications of doneness that she and I each prefer, something that rarely occurs at other restaurants. Kudos to Lillie's! This visit was my first at Lillie's, but only the first of many to come.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I went for the brunch special with my friends. Very affordable and the service staff was super friendly and very funny. It was nice and quiet in there too, I went around 3:30. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Nice place Great decor
Food was good, service was excellent prices average for NYC, but the music was too loud for teh room

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Boisterous! Super cute with great food and cocktails, but way too loud for our group to have a functional conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Had a great time. Very hospitable and attentive staff! Really pretty place with great healthy food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Cozy, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Very nice place. Hostess was pleasant, had our reservation in order and the overall feel was very relaxing and pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Nice place but too noisy for our purposes. Fixtures, which look to have been taken from actual Victorian buildings, were very interesting.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very nice brunch in a lovely decorated place. Prices for brunch are very reasonable and the neighborhood is a lot of fun.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Food was closer to an Irish pub than a restaurant, and service was rather slow.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great pub food and terrific selection of draft beers and ales.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Our server was excellent even though she was training another guy. Food was good. We were a bit pressed for time and dinner came out timely and hot.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Fun place to visit.. the service really made it standout. Our server was super delightful. The food was good. Can't go wrong with the complimentary drink. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We booked Easter brunch here because the price couldn't be beat anywhere in the city. It was awesome and I'd highly recommend. My daughter and I had stayed in Lillie's Hyde Park mansion-turned-hotel so couldn't wait to check out the restaurant in NYC. Great atmosphere and great food and service!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The music was way way way too loud. Everything else was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

They forgot to include the chicken with my salad.

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 (London)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Friendly, knowledgeable bar staff. Tasty food & great buzz after work with people in their late 20s - early 30s

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch -- nice atmosphere, good energy and upbeat music with a Victorian decor backdrop. Prices were reasonable especially for Flatiron / Union Square. Good for many different parties; saw couples, families, small groups, and so forth. Reservations recommended but wait times seemed very reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Absolutely love this bar!!

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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