LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar

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349 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.

Special Offers

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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 8 May 2019

Ends: 9 May 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 15:00-19:00

What 349 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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

J
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

AD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
17 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good experience

RP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 3 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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 15 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

d
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

F
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

LL
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

S
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good neighborhood choice

N
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

LY
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fantastic service! Thank you !

DJ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

AK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

SM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & great service for a large party. Highly recommend.

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