Miss Lily's 7A

4.6
199 Reviews
$30 and under
Jamaican
Miss Lily’s 7A is open for dinner daily with all day-breakfast, lunch, brunch and late night in the former 7A Cafe space in the East Village. The new 7A outpost of Miss Lily’s embodies the best elements of Miss Lily’s, Melvin’s Juice Box and the Variety Shop, while paying homage to 7A’s storied past. The menu features the Miss Lily’s classics, new dishes that celebrate the former 7A Cafe and the restaurant’s Jamaican roots, as well as a weekend late night menu to cater to the neighborhood’s buzzing nightlife. The bar features a full selection of wine, beer and cocktails, with a focus on Caribbean rum spirits, and a frozen dark & st slushy machine. An outpost of Melvin’s Juice Box anchors the bar at Miss Lily's 7A, serving Melvin’s 100% organic, incredibly tasty, made-to-order juices. Additionally, Miss Lily’s signature sauces and the Kingston kettle-style potato chips in Curry, Jerk, and Jerk BBQ are for sale.
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ElenaK
Toronto
4 reviews
Reviewed on June 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

The most perfect bottomless brunch you can have in New York - lively staff, great music, colorful decor and guests that genuinely enjoy the atmosphere. We ate, we dined, and we left with our bellies full of plantain and drinks. Cannot recommend enough!
My friend and I already promised each other that we'd come back in 20 years, for our 50th birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We (my gf and I) love Miss Lily’s it’s our “spot” the food is delicious and the vibe is right! I’ve suggested the place to so many people.

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ZachG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would go back for drinks and apps but mains were so so and I wouldn’t eat a full dinner there again

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SuperstarLimit
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Only concern is that it is a little loud making it hard to hear people at your table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was amazing

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Sally
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great music! I felt like I was in the Caribbean!

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bern
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is awesome but the wait for food? One hour and a half. Ordered pancakes with potatoes and a roti jerk chicken. People seated AFTER we came in and ordered the same dish and ate and left before we did. Had to ask for everything to be wrapped up because I had to be somewhere after. Unfortunately will not be going back. Not worth the wait.

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Zair
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Host service was friendly , as same as waitress. I believe the corn is the best I have ever tried, EVER. the chicken and pork where awesome. When ordering more, because it was a all-you-can eat, they where a bit slow, but the food fixed the waiting. Will definitely go back for more of that Amazing Corn!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun, definitely want to come back here for a birthday (or a few)!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The server, Sy, was great, and if not for him I would’ve rated the service lower. Food is so-so. For non-West Indians it’s probably considered “authentic”, however I found it rather bland, hit or miss type of food. The ackee hummus appetiser was great. I mean, really great! The ackee and salt fish main was not so great. Not sure how you mess up a national dish...it was flavourless and yet some strange after taste followed. I couldn’t finish it. Music is a tad loud at times, however it didn’t prevent my party of three from holding conversations. I’d definately go back as the menu offered other dishes I’d try, and I enjoyed the overall ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas holidays

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LDN2CHI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic taste of the Caribbean with a very nice selection of rum.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for brunch, my friend loved her fish sandwich and the huevos went over well. The sausage side was a bit overdone. The callalloo omelette was literally the worst eggs I've ever eaten in my life but I blame myself for the order.

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FoodieHead
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice good eats!! Not authentic but very tasty!! Goodnsoin in Jamaican cuisine. Hostesses and bar tenders could benefit from an improved attitude adjustment

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Dunn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there a few times and like the energetic atmosphere. Great place for brunch, Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time here, celebrating our anniversary. We had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic highly recommend!

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Dunn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very good experience and will definitely go back again.

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RonRon
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Miss Lily’s is always a great time, the food is great, music is always on point and the service is awesome.

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vipLina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love coming here! The first time I came I was torn between ordering the Jerk Ramen and the Oxtail Stew.

First visit I ordered the Jerk Ramen and it was really tasty! The music was loud but fun, and I was dancing in my seat the whole time. It was such a great atmosphere that I took more friends with me for a second visit. This time I ordered the Oxtail Stew since I chose something else the first visit. Best choice...ever! It was flavorful, just enough spices, and wasn't stingy on the amount of oxtail!

My group loved the food and atmosphere as much as I did and already want to go back on their own time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great drinks and food is always good!

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vipMistertravel2013
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I loved this place but the dish I ordered was very disappointing. I love jerk chicken and expected them to do it well. It tasted like the “liquid smoke” that’s added to food to give it a smoky flavor. Overpowering. Not good at all. But In general, everyone seemed to be enjoying their meal. Great servers and fun atmosphere!

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Missmiko
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate a birthday for brunch.. the staff here is awesome... food is amazing & drinks are on point for a weekend afternoon brunch.. they really make their patrons feel special.. the bday cake wit sparklers & trey songz blasting always kicks up the vibe.. I recommend for a group brunch. It's a no bueno that you'll come back

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Jennyc5
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal! Yummy corn appetizers, plantains and the jerk chicken is delicious. Great atmosphere and friendly staff! Will go again!

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vipKellyA
London
120 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A fun venue, colorful and bold. Good quality food and a real party vibe. Good for friends get togethers. Cocktails are disappointing and over priced which is the only let down.

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Joyce
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think I just found one of my new favorite spots in NYC! This was our first time here celebrating our Anniversary. Glad we decided on Lily’s which was a perfect choice after seeing a Broadway Play! Food, Service, Music, Drinks, Decor all superb!

I will DEFINITELY be returning!

Thank you again,
The Azors

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I didn't get to eat here, the hostess was incredibly rude. I left.

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ReRe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent old school dancehall! Exceptional food! Excellent ambience

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vipIndigo
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was just ok. I bought the hype about "award-winning" jerk chicken and was quite disappointed. It was definitely not among the best jerk chicken in the world; it was pretty blah. Atmosphere is lovely, servers are beautiful and the vibe is funky (in a good way), though.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Service was slower than the other location. Luckily, it was a group of us who kept each other entertained to ignore the slow service. On a positive note, our drinks never sent empty during brunch for the 1hour unlimited rum punch.

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DanielleP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I come here once a month regularly. The manager knows me and the employees are great.

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Blumbergh
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place was a ton of fun. open air environment had a very "corner place in NYC" vibe. food was good and the service was spot on. I will be back.

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Elizabeth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Cool scene. Unfortunately, the food was just mediocre.

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Jessica
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with some girlfriend's for Sunday brunch & had a blast - food & service was great! The portion's were a good size & the pre-fixe brunch drinks were delicious. I really like the down-to-earth vibe & that the staff wasn't hovering over your or trying to get you to leave super quick. I definitely recommend this place. Only suggestion would be to add a little more light in the bathrooms because I couldn't see very well. Other than that we had a lovely time :D

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at this Miss Lily's I've been to the soho location before, and both times were so much fun. It's loud inside, the waitresses are always super fun, and it's great for a birthday because they come out with sparklers and play rihanna. The food is really well seasoned and very filling. Would definitely recommend again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Miss Lily's! Come here every time im in New York

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the food and vibe at Miss Lily's. I had a great time!

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vipnakeddog1972
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miss Lilys, both 7A and the Houston Street locations are far more than just eateries, they are experiences.

Everyone needs a place to escape and Miss Lilys manages with it's intense party vibe, its Jamaican Heritage married with a strong NYC feel that incorporates modern and global influences into its amazing food, its warm and astonishingly gorgeous staff that makes you feel like you've gone somewhere beyond a vacation. It's like walking into an alternate dimension in which the soundtrack is everything from Gregory Isaacs to Supercat, there is always a great juice bar, and there is always drum-can chicken. Super moist delicious Jerk Chicken. I always wish it had even MORE heat, but then again, I'm also mildly stupid.

Miss Lily's makes rice and peas so ethereal, you'd order a side order for dessert the way people do with Joel Robuchon mashed potatoes. The Oxtails are a huge favorite of mine, and if you're going to do their Jerk? Do the PORK!!! Oh my GOD! It's as unctuous and succulent as Osso Bucco.

It's imperative to remember that Miss Lily's...is a New York restaurant, and they've managed to impart that deeply into this incredibly Private Beach Party. It manages to be intimate and raucous. It's my favorite place on Earth. Thank you Miss Lily's for always taking us somewhere special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Jamaican food!!!

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Miss Lily's 7A does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats.

Miss Lily's 7A is rated 4.6 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.