LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar

4.3
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350 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Just steps from the Smithsonian National Zoo, Marriott Wardman-Park and Omni Shoreham, LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar is a family-owned restaurant which serves a mix of traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary edge.

When the weather is warm, diners can relax around mosaic tables on the terrace patio. On cooler days, the hardwood floors, candlelight and exposed brick inside make for a snug retreat. Brunch is served on both Saturdays and Sundays, and offers options for health-conscious patrons, such as a Greek yogurt parfait, and for those looking to indulge—say, in the Nutella-smothered French toast.
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Specials

Happy Hour Monday - Friday

Enjoy $4 Domestic Beers
Imported Beers - $5
House Wine - $7
Rail Drinks - $7
Hummus $4
Bruschetta $5
Mozzarella $6
Wings $6

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 8, 2019

Ends: May 9, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

$36 PRIX-FIXE MENU ! ✳Traditional Turkey Dinner ✳Roasted Turkey with Gravy-Bistro Salad-Mixed Greens with Beets & Walnuts ✳Pomegranate Raspberry Dressing ✤ Side Dishes ✤ Herb Stuffing✳Sweet Potatoes ✳Mashed Potatoes ✳Green Beans with Roasted Almonds ✳Cranberry Chutney ✤ Dessert ✤ Caramel Pumpkin Pie

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 350 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Multiple black hairs in my food!! Disgusting!!

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was just so so. Not worth going again. Service was good.

J
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I had a nice quiet dinner. We made reservations not realizing closing was early on a Sunday. We all enjoyed our dinner. And we loved the dessert. The staff were friendly.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. We didn’t know we’d be limited to brunch so we were limited in choices, but the food we did get was very good and the staff were nice.

DS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a charming, country inn located on one of Washington's major through streets. The couple who owns it knows how to make patrons feel embraced the minute they walk in. The wait staff is professional and personable. The food is very good and moderately priced.

It's a joy to go there.

H
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had good, friendly service and good food. The rack of lamb was especially delicious.

AD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped by here as it was the closest breakfast spot to the zoo, with no expectations. And we could not have been happier with our choice. Our breakfast was phenomenal!

B
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The price for my date salad was very high for the quality of the ingredients and the presentation. Goat cheese tasted more like whipped cream cheese, berries and dates quite hard and the viniagrette not at all tasty. Disappointing all the way around although the service was quite good.

RW
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a good experience at Lillie’s. The drestaurant was not crowded on Labor Day. Food was really tasty. I had the Tuscan pappardelle and a lemon tart and whites chocolate cake for dessert. Service was also great!

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant. The staff is so pleasant and with picky restrictive diets in my family the chef always accommodates.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very good experience

RP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The ambiance was wonderful; quiet and cozy but a welcoming atmosphere. Serving staff was great! Attentive but not intrusive. The food was fresh and delicious . We started with the avocado freti and had the tour of Italy and branzino. Definitely a new fave

GS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service where excellent. Only issue was the noise from a tree removal behind the restrurant while we ate. Would go back again in a minute next time in town!

V
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really nice neighborhood restaurant great location. They have a great patio and front for dining and a friendly staff with very good food. It’s not fancy but it has an extensive menu and it’s well priced

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was not great. We got the Eggs Benedict and Brioche French Toast with a side of fruit. A lot of the food tasted as if it were frozen and reheated. The food was also very bland. The fruits had a refrigerated taste, some of the blue berries were not edible. Presentation wise, the food looked good. And the restaurant itself featured a cozy ambiance. But the food was disappointing.

JW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We are lunch after the zoo and it was, well, meh - they have kids meals but, even at lunchtime, it was $12 for plain noodles (seriously?). Oh well.

SW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not the best experience. We had a large party, paid a lot of money, but it was only a mediocre experience.

NB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent client dinner. The private event space is worth it. Our guests felt special and the waiter Larry was fantastic! Thank you LiLLiES for an amazing event!

AS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this quaint, neighborhood restaurant near our hotel (Omni Shoreham). The food was delicious and server was very knowledgeable regarding the food/wine. Don’t miss the lemon/marscapone cake for dessert! Delicious and a good value for DC!

SE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on their lovely (covered!) patio and had a great brunch! Food was tasty, and it wasn't very crowded- unusual for the area!

CL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Honestly, I’ve not been so disappointed in a dc restaurant lately. The food was edible at best and way overpriced. The bread was stale and food was clearly from frozen. We decided to try a new random place in the neighborhood and now I know better.

DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

d
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was good and tentative. My food was excellent as well Andy tasty drinks.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The number in my party changed multiple times. They were very accommodating

F
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed a tasty lunch on the comfortable patio. Bloody Mary could have been more flavorful but the salad and dessert were delicious.

LL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great prices! Food is good. They were short a server and the kitchen was down some people, but they were kind and courteous even when they were running around like crazy. I will definitely go back.

PA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Their service and ambiance is what makes us coming back every time we are in DC.

S
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very attractive setting only a few blocks away from the Washington Zoo. Food was good and restaurant accommodating to making changes to the menu

C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my parents here when they were in town for the weekend. Great food, attentive but not intrusive service, relaxing atmosphere. I had to knock down for noise. There was a very large table (16-20 people) smack dab in the middle of the restaurant so it was very loud. It was quiet before they arrived. Too bad there isn’t a side room for large parties.

C
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good neighborhood choice

N
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a quiet dinner with great service and good food. The value for money is excellent. I recommend.

LY
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Casual, family feel. Service was a little slow. Did not care for the complimentary bread (dry and crunchy). My "Tour of Italy" meal was scrumptious and filling - fair pricing.

DS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always very pleasant. Beautiful decor, welcoming from the minute you walk through the door. Excellent for dates, business meals, reunions. It is my go-to default spot for out-of-town guests both personal and professional.

V
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was a little disappointed in the food when I ate there twice during a recent trip to DC. The vegetable lasagna seemed to be all pasta and cheese rather than having many vegetables. I would have preferred less cheese and for the dish to have been less gooey.

I had quesadilla's for lunch a few days before. They were ok but I didn't feel there was much detectable chicken in tortillas. The taste was just ok.

I love the location, the ambiance ,and that it is family owned. I really enjoyed my meal on my first visit but the last two visits, the food wasn't as satisfying.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service! Thank you !

DJ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sry friendly place with many delicious menu choices. Highly recommended!

AK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Though labeled an Italian restaurant the menu offers more than just traditional dishes. There is something for everyone. The seafood dish was scrumptious and the portion size was perfect! Stuffed mushrooms were tasty, but the portion size was small for the price. Service was excellent. Outdoor seating is available as well.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a wonderful experience!! Attentive and friendly staff with delicious food!

LD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The place was under staffed and we received all wrong orders took them 40 mins after being seated to be waited on.

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Generally high quality food but when they are very busy (Sunday brunch) quality declines.

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