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13 E. 17th St, New York, NY, 10003
nr. Fifth Ave.
Worst 'Food' and 'Service' We - 40 People Ever Had!!!
By WhoAmiNewYork on 1/24/2013
If negative stars were available I would give Lillie's negative 10 stars. The service was horrible and despicable. As other reviewers posted, Lillies is especially incompetent when it comes to specialized menus such as brunch menus. But even aside from that it's just common sense to take the customers' orders 5-10 minutes after they sat down. We were a group of 40 with reserved seats on October 28, 2012 Sunday and arrived at 12:30pm. Only after repeated prodding of the 2 waitresses and the hostess, did they finally take our brunch orders. It took Lillies 1.5 hours to bring out our food while we All commiserated and derisively concurred that we would NEVER return again! We will All tell our friends, relatives and co-workers NEVER to go to Lillies (both locations-in Times Square and Lower Manhattan). And the person who was paying the entire bill got her food absolutely Last! The waitresses, waiters, cooks and hostesses seemed inexperienced and oblivious to what their jobs entail. You don't wait 30-45 minutes to take people's orders! To add insult to injury, the patrons who arrived long after us got their orders first while We All sat there for One Hour to One Hour and 30 minutes Starving to death! The restaurant wasn't crowded at all, but the waitresses, hostesses, waiters and cooks were Totally Incompetent! All 40 of us Agreed multiplied by the Trillions of Other People we'll Forewarn that We will NEVER go Back to Lillie's Restaurant again!!!
By jb19 on 2/20/2012
This place is fun for after work or a casual drink w/ friends. It's good for a drink or 2 but I would hardly make this my final destination for the night. It gets super crowded (not like "festive-crowded"...more like "can't move my arms and legs" crowded). I liked it but probably wouldn't suggest it to go again.
By Foodie272 on 8/12/2010
Love Lillie's! I recently went to Lillie's for Sunday brunch. The wait staff was super friendly and made sure to keep the mimosa's and bloody mary's flowing (which if your a true New Yorker is the key to a fabulous brunch!) Lillie's is occupied by a very chill, laid back crowd in a gorgeous victorian, meets old NY Irish pub. We went for brunch and ended up staying till dinner! If your looking for a good meal that doesn't break the bank in a great space then Lillie's is for you. It certainly gets this foodie's stamp of approval!
By Mercy on 2/5/2010
Stopped in here after Fuerzabruta on a Thursday night. Yes, it was majorly crowded which might indicate a good reputation, but it certainly did not live up to it. Ordered two pretty simple things: Sliders and chicken skewers with a peanut sauce. TERRIBLE! Beef was dry and the chicken was pathetic. In addition, while the staff seemed friendly enough, they weren't the most professional. Sat around sipping sodas and eating dessert near the bar. I'll pass on this one next time!
This is my neighborhood bar...
By fuscoindustries on 1/4/2010
Lillie's is a great place to just kick back for some lunch/dinner or go out with friends late night. The crowed is a bit stuffy after work hours but this quickly dies off and the bar begins to get more fun and laid-back around 10:30. Some great beers on tap including many Belgiums make this one my favorite spots in the city for a beer. the waitstaff is quite good and they have live Irish music on Saturday afternoons. I highly recommend the fish and chips.
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