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LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar, Washington, DC

LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
453 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 450-4824

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Fuentes

  • Catering

    Let Lillies Restaurant & 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 info@lilliesrestaurant.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Let us assist with your special event at LiLLiES Restaurant & 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.

  • Private party contact

    Ryan: (877) 482-3988

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Cross street

    Cathedral Ave Nw

  • Parking details

    Free Street Parking on Connecticut Ave or Cathedral Ave after 6 PM. Accessible

  • Public transit

    From Woodley Park Metro head northwest on Connecticut Ave NW towards Woodley Rd NW, LiLLiES will be on the right

  • Entertainment

    Special Events & Holidays Life Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 453 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • District of Columbia

    Neighborhood Gem

  • District of Columbia

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. C

    Cynthia

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Food is consistently good. Nice variety. Great service. Pleasant atmosphere inside or out.
  2. c

    ccwwdc

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    LiLLies is a gem. I went there once with a friend from out of town pre-pandemic, and have been trying to return ever since. I went with a friend for lunch. Our reservation was at 11:30. At first, there were about two other tables filled. In about 30 minutes, the restaurant filled. Yet, there was only one person who seated, took orders, and served. Therefore the service was not what I remembered from before. The server did a wonderful job, but he could have used some help--maybe beginning at noon, when the place started to get busy. This was not the place for a leisurely lunch with time to pore over the menu; it would have been very fine for regulars who knew the menu and didn't want to linger.
  3. j

    joey

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lillies is a very, very nice restaurant, Quiet and set back from the sidewalk with a quiet covered seating area out front and on the side.
  4. NP

    NancyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Quiet and quaint. Food was delicious! Easy to make a reservation
  5. C

    Cynthia

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Reliably good food. Patio for people watching while dining alone. Super staff, especially Nora and Dennis. Love Sat. and Sun. brunches.
  6. BG

    BGBCG

    Washington DC

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood place, good food, friendly service, excellent value.
  7. CG

    CarolG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and presentation was great and fresh
  8. CF

    ChrisF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great staff and atmosphere. The crab stuff avocado was so good and calamari. Being from the NYC area the Italian dish (The Trio) I had was tasty but would get something different next time.
  9. MR

    MinnieR

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lillies was a fabulous ending to our day at the National Zoo. They were very accommodating of our large party and the food was terrific.
  10. W

    Windowline

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The chicken Parmesan is outstanding, the rest is all good.
  11. BE

    BEH77

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and the staff was very kind.
  12. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant with lovely service and great food. One of our favorites.
  13. BG

    BGBCG

    Washington DC

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great neighborhood place, with excellent food. My wife and I go here often, and I also meet friends here often for lunch. They really care about making your experience enjoyable, such nice people, always friendly and welcoming. One of the best burgers in town. I really like the Chicken Schnitzel, Crab cakes, and the salads are very generous. The pastas are always cooked perfectly. Basically, you can't go wrong here, and the prices are very reasonable.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Ate outside on cozy patio situated close to building and further away from street and restaurant not full or could be noisier. Food was excellent. I had a caprese salad and rigatoni. There is a real chef in kitchen! It is not a standard recipe place. Refreshing!
  15. M

    Mimi18

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food and lovely setting. The covered patio was very nice.
  16. R

    Richard

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was uneven. Shrimp and crab were very good, but I don't think the branzino was actually branzino - too dense and tough.
  17. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a great neighborhood restaurant where the staff makes you feel special. Great for food or drinks after the National Zoo--just down the street.
  18. S

    Superb

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Rather ordinary italian fare. understaffed. cute setting.
  19. JH

    JanetH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was outstanding! A meal to remember.
  20. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience and a wonderful wonderful waitress.... I would recommend and I will go back...
  21. JK

    JosephK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and salads, perfect drinks, best service possible. We’ll be coming back soon!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was exceptional. The food was good. Well done dishes. Would definitely go back.
  23. PC

    PatrickC

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful family owned restaurant. They are located away from most of the NW restaurants but I believe it was worth the trip. The service was really friendly and the drinks were really good. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The atmosphere was also great.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have read about Brunch at Lillies but until now had dinners only. This visit was for brunch and we would recommend you check it.
  25. SA

    SusanA

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely Easter Brunch for our group of fourteen! Many thanks, Lillies, for making all so special for us.
  26. J

    Josh

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were fantastic. Think they got slammed after zoo closing because it looked like they were still in process of cleaning up before dinner time reservations started arriving, but no complaints. Would definitely come back!
  27. AR

    AnnR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Excellent menu and service, comfortable , homey atmosphere. I ordered eggplant parm which was a little bland and could use more sauce and mozzarella. Ordered some on the side. Acoustics in the room made for a louder experience even though there weren’t so many diners at the time. My friend suggested more soft surfaces on the walls to help absorb that. Overall a very nice place.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is incredible and kind. Food is wonderful. The desserts are delicious.
  29. M

    Mojo

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lillie’s is a great little cozy neighborhood restaurant with excellent food. Our only issue last night was a rather large (10) group of friends. With that number of people obviously enjoying being together, the volume goes up and we were right next to them.
  30. NJ

    NicJu

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. There were only two people on staff, but they figured it out. Can't believe this was my first time at this neighborhood gem. Definitely will be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good, it’s a good place for romantic dinner
  32. BG

    BGBCG

    Washington DC

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cozy neighborhood place near National Zoo, with outdoor seating if desired. We enjoyed the brunch recently, Eggs Benedict with Salmon delicious, as was the Rueben Sandwhich. Excellent Value.
  33. DS

    DanS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply walking through the door is a way to leave the burdens of the day behind. The decor is so welcoming that you can't help but exhale and settle in. The food is consistently excellent. Service is always terrific. There is also a lovely bar with adult neighborhood patrons welcoming any new face with a good story to tell.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another enjoyable meal, looking forward to returning
  35. MT

    MatthewT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for Brunch. Good food, good service. No complaints.
  36. EG

    EricaG

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Quick seating. Clean restaurant but cluttered. Slow service - waitress very difficult to understand which made her frustrated to repeat herself. Food was quick, drink refill was non existent.
  37. JK

    JosephK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this outstanding restaurant. Great service, great food and drinks. Wait staff were excellent.
  38. M

    Maria

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lillie's is a lovely neighborhood treasure, one that I hesitate to share because my friends and I enjoy it so much. We often go for Sunday brunch --- their eggs benedict is perfect --- and for lunches and dinners throughout the week as well. Quiet ambience and terrific service.
  39. FG

    FoodwasGreat

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding. Service was also really good. Clean and nice appearance.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Me and my Date had a really good time

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 450-4824.

LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 453 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar

2915 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cathedral Ave Nw

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Street Parking on Connecticut Ave or Cathedral Ave after 6 PM. Accessible

  • Public transit

    From Woodley Park Metro head northwest on Connecticut Ave NW towards Woodley Rd NW, LiLLiES will be on the right

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Fuentes

  • Entertainment

    Special Events & Holidays Life Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 450-4824

  • Catering

    Let Lillies Restaurant & 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 info@lilliesrestaurant.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Let us assist with your special event at LiLLiES Restaurant & 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.

  • Private party contact

    Ryan: (877) 482-3988

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