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Just steps from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar is a cozy spot to grab a bite with family and friends. Family-owned itself, LiLLiES serves a mix of traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary edge. Ingredients for such dishes as beet salad, chicken paillard and grilled salmon are brought in daily to ensure every plate is fresh. 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.
Washington, DC 20008
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–6:30 pm
Cathedral Ave Nw
$30 and under
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Special Events & Holidays Life Music
LilliEs Restaurant and Bar cater your next office or social event! Our lunch and dinner menus can be simply dropped off, picked up or served by our staff. For inquiries, please contact us at (202) 258 - 7319 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Street Parking on Connecticut Ave or Cathedral Ave after 6 PM. Accessible
Walking directions to 2915 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008.
Head northwest on Connecticut Ave NW toward Woodley Rd NW
Destination will be on the right
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5-7 PM
Weekends Brunch at 9:00 AM
All Events Needs
Let us assist with your special event at LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar. It will be our pleasure to help you coordinate all of the essential elements to create an unforgettable event. LiLLiES can accommodate up to 150 guests and offers both indoor and outdoor seating,
Lillies Ratings and Reviews
Overall, the experience at Lillie's was good. Great location, nice ambiance, good service, good menu, great wine and Tiramisu, but the entrees were fine, not impressive. I would want to try something different to see if they have other entrees that are great.
Food was mediocre. Edible but nothing special, definitely not worth mid twenties per entree. I could get over that part but the kids meals...Mac and cheese...clearly from a box. Hummus app was not fresh, may have been bad. Close to zoo, nice enough setting but won’t be going back. Would rather eat at the zoo cafes.
Went there for thanksgiving dinner. It was a prix fixe menu, and the food was actually good but they were out of dessert before 5pm (strange for a prix fixe menu). The service was substandard : from finding a table for us even though the restaurant was half empty, to the hurried and careless way in which the food was served. We decided to finish eating quickly and leave. Basically, rather than dining out, we decided to take in calories and go do something else. I wouldn't mind going back if I have to but why if there are so many better restaurants within walking distance?
We were meeting some out-of-town relatives for dinner and chose Lillie’s because it was near their hotel. The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect for the occasion, quiet enough for us to talk and for everyone to hear. The food was decent — nothing outstanding, but reasonable. The service was very attentive and friendly. Everyone had a nice time.
Very good food and service! We had a table of 10 for brunch, which can be hectic. But as we trickled in, we were all offered drinks and served right away. Our meals were delicious and all came out at the same time. Very gracious and attentive staff. Well done!
Our overall experience with Lillies was great! We had a long catch-up meal with friends and they didn't try to rush us - let us stay for quite a while and refilled our drinks very fast.We went for brunch and there was plenty of seating and vegetarian options. Will certainly be back!
Steak and veal parmigiana good. Cocktails very good. Service good but uneven as there were two large parties there and the small staff was consumed with handling about 6 people at 2 long tables and could not pay attention to the small side tables. Noise with the large groups was fairly raucous.
Lillies was great about accommodating our large group and had the table set up prior to our arrival. For a restaurant with children's menus that include a coloring portion, they were odd about giving out crayons (gave each child 1 crayon and asked them to share colors). This is not a big deal as I always bring our own, but still kind of silly. The service was decent, especially with checking the kids for drink refills and bringing their food first - always a plus! My veggie burrito was delicious and the portion was ample. Would certainly return here for brunch again. Very convenient location to the zoo.
My third or fourth time at Lillies, formerly Mrs. Simpson's. Food generally very good. Priced a bit high for what you get. Our service Saturday night was slow. Two of the four people were served right away. The other two had to wait for their appetizer which I know took some time to put together. There was a misunderstanding about the $30.00 discount coupon, but we worked it out. Always helps to read the fine print. My drink ws $10.00 and I thought it was high for what it was. When we arrived there was a very noisy group (probably tourists) in a corner making a lot of noise. Almost caused us to eat outside. In fact, one couple did just that because of the noise. Couldn't converse. Waiter mentioned this to them and they seemed to have gotten the message. There is such a thing as restaurant etiquette.
We went there for brunch. Ordered eggs Benedict with fries on the side. The fries came half boiled and too hard and bad tasting to chew. We were served by three different staff members and then in the end had to wait half an hour for our bill and credit card!!!!
Lillie's is a great place for brunch a short walk from the Woodley Park Metro and the National Zoo. Unlike most restaurants these days, it is relatively quiet and you can talk to one another without raising your voice. The food is very good and reasonably priced. There is an extensive menu that includes all the usual brunch standbys, along with several other options. By far the best dining option within walking distance of the zoo.
This place is certainly the depiction of a tourist trap. Food is okay but well below its price tag. My meal was brought separately from my date's and basically was no longer appetizing by time the second meal came out (Mostly because we had to ask if it will be coming at all).
Maybe it was an off night for them. But I'm still not willing to spend half as much as I did at a place like this. Even the specials on the Happy hour menu had the same prices as the regular menu. That was crazy to me.
Oh well, we live and learn.
The food was not bad and the outdoor seating is very pleasant, but the service was terrible. Slow, rude staff, who can't answer basic questions about the menu, such as "What is the Lillies Soup of the Day?" I would not go back. It's not expensive by DC standards, but it's a bad value given how poor the overall experience was.
Great neighborhood restaurant! I stumbled across this gem during a quick Google search for where I should host my graduation dinner, this place did not disappoint. My grandparents LOVED it! My grandpa really loved the bartender who he claims had a "heavy hand." The waiters and waitresses were all very nice. The food was AMAZING! Almost everybody got pasta, but it was all very good and so were the drinks and the appetizers. Overall a great experience and I highly recommend!
We went there for Easter brunch and were very pleased. My son described his panda pancake dish as superb, he's 15. My husband and I had eggs benedict and cleaned our plates. Parking wasn't easy, especially because the weather was nice, and the zoo is nearby. I would recommend Lillie's for a casual brunch that does not break your budget.
Went to Lillies as it was near my hotel. Was very pleased. We were a party of three, one senior citizen, one mother and one child. Menu was varied enough to meet all our needs. The waitress was very attentive and provided good recommendations. Loved the Lemoncello cake.
Lillies is a very nice neighborhood restaurant. Comfortable seating, with high table options. Patio seating also good on a nice day. Food well prepared, price in the medium range for most dishes. Brunch entrees on the light side, don't come with much else so if you want a more substantial meal will need to order sides. Brunch entree plus coffee or tea about $20 before tip. Dining room is not noisy, recommended for those who want to be able to carry on a quiet conversation.
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