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About Lillies

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.

2915 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Cathedral Ave Nw

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(202) 450-4824

Website:
http://www.lilliesrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Special Events & Holidays Life Music

Catering:
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 info@lilliesrestaurant.com

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

Public Transit:
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

Executive Chef:
Carlos Fuentes

Additional:
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
Private Events
Catering
Rehearsal
Birthday Events
Corporate Events
Reception Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
All Events Needs

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Cozy (5)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Slow service due to busy night. We will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very nice little place right outside the National Zoo. The service was wonderful and food even better. Will definetly visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner here was excellent and generous.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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?

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Reliable Italian classics and intimate dining experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Very friendly staff, very accommodating. Nice wine by glass selection and varied menu- something for everyone if group has different needs/ tastes.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fantastic restaurant 10/10! Will recommend to all my friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Overall very good food that is mostly Italian rather than widely Mediterranean. Ambiance was charming and cozy. A bit overpriced, but the food quality does not disappoint.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I called the night before to make sure Lillie's was open on the 4th of July. When I arrived an hour after the time they told me, they were not yet open. Food was good, overall service was fine.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Cute little restaurant with a great lunch offerings.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Reunion with first biyfriend

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was very tasty. The service was good. I nice find.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Getting together will friends we had. It seen in a long me time while we were visiting D.C.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Service in the beginning was slow. Finally when waitress came and took our order We asked for Mango Ice Tea waitress brought us Budweiser. Then tracked them down for the bill.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Great food but needed more staff. One person handling everyone's orders

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great week night spot for family (seniors, no kids) get-together

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was incredible! I got the eggplant rollatini and wanted much more, although the amount was just enough. The service was not great. They kept trying to push us out because our reservation was for 6:30 and the restaurant closed at 7.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Was fine. Nothing special. Fries were good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Four of us met for breakfast early. Quiet location for relaxed breakfast. Excellent Benedict options. Low key staff.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Nice quiet neighborhood restaurant. Food was tasty and service was just right - not obtrusive in the least.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Always lovely. Attentive service, well-prepared food at moderate prices. Warm and embracing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Work colleague was staying at Marriott Wardman Park, so I was looking for a restaurant in the neighborhood. Plenty of street parking in front of Lillies. The restuarant made a pasta topping not on menu but requested. Lovely dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 24, 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was excellent and the place had a neighborly feel to it.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Fantastic food. Quick service. Quiet place to enjoy conversation. Easy to get to from Metro.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2017

I wanted to use a Groupon for brunch and was delighted with my choice of Lillies. I had a plate with eggs, bacon, French toast and a fruit bowl - for $12 - then ordered the bottomless Mimosas for $20 (ask about this as there was initial confusion about whether you could use the Groupon for it.) With my $30 Groupon the restaurant bill was $5! No complaint at all - easy parking right at the front door.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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