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Miss Lily’s is a very sceney spot in Greenwich Village where good looking people can go eat spicy, tasty Caribbean food and stare at each other.

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About 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.

132 W. Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
11:30am - 6:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: 6:00pm - 12:00am

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Takeout / Delivery:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

**HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI 12pm - 7pm**

Cross Street:
Sullivan Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 588-5375

Website:
http://www.misslilys.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for details. We will customize your event.

Parking Details:
Parking on W. Houston is possible after 6 p.m. Alternate side parking regulations apply on side streets.

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 Bleecker.
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.

Executive Chef:
Adam Schop & André Fowles

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Miss Lily’s is the perfect place to transform your next event into a tropical getaway. The event space comes with a dedicated staff to ensure that you and your guests receive the warm island welcome and exceptional service that Miss Lily’s is known to provide.

Miss Lily's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (25)
Casual (23)
Comfort Food (23)
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Authentic (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Spicy (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good is great, staff is extreyly friend - they genuinely help you and serve you. And the whole environment is happy. What else can you ask for.
Btw, try the Lilly’s punch. One of the best cocktails I had.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Never disappointed when we come here! Love the jerk chicken/ corn and goat curry! And music is always Amazing!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Be prepared to be asked to leave. The hostess was inhospitable and dampened an otherwise exciting birthday celebration by placing a time limit on our reservation and turning down our request for another round of drinks--although no one was visibly waiting. In 2017, we should expect and encourage better planning and commitment to customer service--not this disappointing experience and treatment.

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

I enjoyed the cuisine as always but I made a reservation bc it was an anniversary for my husband and I. I made the reservation early at 6 so I could enjoy our dinner before the crowd arrive and sit in the back. I was told I could not sit in the back without a good reason. I was just told It's bc they sit the front first. So sadly we had to spend our anniversary talking over the louder music in the front. I was very disappointed! I thought I had planned properly for an anniversary evening for food and atmosphere, since one of our first date was there. Instead we were provided a lame excuse to be forced to sit in front even with a reservation at the least busiest time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Came for the jerk fest on Monday night and everything was good. Food was good, place wasn't crowded and even when it got busy it was still comfortable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Perfect Jamaican food, and servise was great . Music was also very good , rege music.

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

Food is ok but service terrible. We were asked to leave our table before seeing the dessert menu and with four full drinks to make room for the next reservation. Totally ruined dinner with our in laws.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was suuuuper slow and wait staff not the brightest. I arrived early for a birthday dinner and asked the waitress to keep my credit card so that my friend and I wouldn’t argue over the bill at the end of the night.

I went to the bathroom at the end of our meal and asked her to run my card. When I came out of the bathroom she had run my friends card (the birthday girl). Then she couldn’t find my card for a few minutes.

On top of that, this location doesn’t serve liquor. All their cocktails are made with soju and cost way too much considering.

Overall, really disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was phenomenal and the service was just as good! It’s a lovely environment full of friendly staff, I would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Although the food at the restaurant was amazing, the service is seriously lacking. They need better waitresses. The one we had on a Sunday evening just did not cut it. Didnt seem to have good knowledge of drink menu and just did not seem at least fake happy to be doing her job. Turned off by the service but the food was indeed good, and Im Jamaican so I know tasty Jamaican food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place to take friends from out of town! The shrimp curry is excellent!

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

Casual, cool interior design.
Staff attentive to patrons standing [who were not yet seated]. Brunch: server attentive with refilling glasses of Bellinis*
Would have preferred for the glass to actually be empty before being served again, versus the glass being 1/4 empty and being topped off frequently. Made it difficult to keep track of how many drinks were had.*
Coconut pancakes are amazing!
Rich in flavor; berries were juicy; pancakes were a fair serving portion.
Will revisit.
Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Everything was delicious. Great customer Service. I loved the atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food and ambience

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I went to miss Lily's for boozy brunch. The food and drinks are pretty solid and the decoration is fun but we had terrible service. The waitress was rude throughout the whole meal and ignored me on 3 separate occasions when I asked for a coffee. She then cut us off before our 2 hour mark for bellinis and when I asked her to fill my drink up "a little bit" she legitimately put less than a tablespoon and stomped away. She proceeded to include 20% gratuity.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always great food! Large portions, could easily eat a side and salad for dinner. Killer coconut cake! Nice staff!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The Jerk Chicken Roti...is life, certainly a must have as well as the Cod Fish Fritters! Service was amazing...attentive but not intrusive-- perfect.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Vegan, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Organic, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

I was looking for something I hadn’t tried before
Jamaican/Caribbean definitely hit the spot
Staff were very nice and food was AA++

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

What a little gem this is.
Food was amazing. Service was poppin..
Bottomless brunch had me wavy af.
I had the Jamaican Rancheros and my friend had the breakfast roti. The rancheros was sooo good. The beans.. mmmm. It was a lovely day so we sat outside and it was just the perfect Sunday afternoon. Would definitely come back!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Miss Lily's had some Great Food, along with Great Service.

Tags: Fun
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 (London)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Interesting restaurant, more appropriate for younger patrons. Laid back vibe, good food. Service needs and bar offering need major improvement.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was excellent and so was customer service

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The waitress brought the wrong food, brought some dishes 20 min after the others because she forgot the order, and gave us the wrong check. She didn't seem to care at all about her job.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Good selection of authentic Jamaican food. We had an special appetizer platter that was enough to feed two. Ordered the Oxtail. One of the best I've tasted. The meat was very tender with little to no fat. Service was attentive.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Servers are fun, place is still fun, food is still good. I took a new-to-NYC friend and she loved it. Oh yeah, and get the cake.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food & good service. I arrived early and they were able to sit me& my guest early for Sunday brunch. One of my faves spots.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great meal, ambiance and music . I had Saturday brunch wichnwas great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Took a coworker to experience Caribbean cuisine was very embrassed menu choice was very basic & limited. It was more like a grab a bite rather than a after 6pm dinner. Order Jerk Chicken they bought a half of chicken that was not cut up I asked it they could cut it up for us and was told no, we were at the table fighting & ripping the chicken. was like we were at a little hole in the wall grabbing a $5. meal. Porgie on dinner menu!!! really. Will never go back there, P.S. I have been going there for years.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Good food and very happy people! Music is very good and location too

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This place was a pleasant surprise. I especially enjoyed the Jerk Corn. Good food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always a classic. Sit in the back. Bring enough friends for a booth. Order anything jerk, goat, or oxtail.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Enjoyed my meal! I had the chicken and waffles and the unlimited bellinis and I was stuffed. Great vibe! I will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Ambiance was great, very reminiscent of island vibes. Our server was very sweet. The food was pretty good, not like home cooked but pretty good even still. No hard liquor/beer which was a bummer but they restaurant is respecting the fact that they are located across from a church.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Amazing experience, definitely coming back again very soon.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great vibe, great food, great music. We loved brunch here, can't wait to go again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I've now been to both Miss Lily's locations and I must say that I am very impressed by both. The food is amazing and there is a really cool vibe. My original reservation was for 6:30pm for 6 ppl at the SoHo location. I had to call and add an additional person about an hour & a half before, then showed up with 8 ppl @ 6:50pm. The staff was really gracious about it which I appreciated because it was my cousin's bachelorette dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Overall, it was good experience. The decor and atmosphere was great. The hostess and waiters/waitresses were nice. Most of the food was good. The oxtail stew was great. The codfish fritters were not good; way too oily. The jerk wings were decent. The rice and peas were delicious. The plantain was cut way too thick and not all of them were cooked through to the middle. The drink was very weak in terms of alcohol content and not worth the price. It took a long time to get the check.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always a great place to hangout with friends. One of the best Jamaican cuisine in the city, good value for your money. Great customer service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Miss Lily's was recommended to me by a dear dear bredren. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The Jerk Crab Boil was to-die-for and EXCELLENT value for money. My friends were equally impressed with the Curry Shrimp and Oxtails, so we all left fully stuffed. Always a nice vibe here with a good sound track :-)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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