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Lillies Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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2915 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Cathedral Ave Nw)
+1 202-450-4824
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Cocoa, Florida
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found along the way when leaving the Zoo. Service was good and so was the food. We go the lunch special The Italian Panini with a side salad and it was very good.

Thank Tammy S
Peotone, Illinois
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great alternative to fast food at the zoo. Only a two minute walk from Connecticut ave entrance. Great sandwiches and soup for lunch. Reasonably priced for D.C. Kid friendly.

Thank empjm
Washington, DC
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had dinner at Lillies after visiting ZooLights at the National Zoo over the holidays. We enjoyed our dinner very much. The atmosphere is quite cozy, the service is warm and friendly, the food was quite good, and the price was reasonable. We had The Date salad, chicken marsala, and the special salmon with risotto, all well-prepared and delicious. My... More 

Thank Nature4Me
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This restaurant is a quaint, good place to eat and is in a good location, near the zoo. It may seem strange to point out, but the bread and olive oil and balsamic vinegar were quite good. The bread was perfectly crunchy and balsamic was very flavorful. We also got the mozzarella appetizer which was quite good. I had lobster... More 

Thank skichick3
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Stumbled on Lillies while heading toward the zoo, looking for brunch. It was the perfect find! It was quiet, quaint and cozy - a combination of a classy bistro with the warmth of a cafe. Book shelves on the walls, light jazz standards in the background, a sweet and attentive staff, and the food was quite good! Would love to... More 

Thank shannyquest
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had dinner at Lillies as a group of about 10, and had a lovely meal. We ordered their sampler appetizer tray and it was more than we could finish. All the seafood was very fresh and good. The rock fish special was extremely flavorful and tender. All in all, it was a fabulous night!

Thank COexec
Long Island, NY
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lillies is a small place with outdoor seating and a one room dining room. Drink specials, brunch and a good location for lunch. If you are just not into the chicken nuggets and the pizza at the National Zoo, you can be here in a five minute walk, and eat better.

Thank Medlaw_Travel
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this restaurant during our visit to DC. It's a quaint little restaurant right on Connecticut Avenue. The food and service were incredible. He had the caesar salad and chicken parmesan and he said they were both the best he had ever had. We will definitely return on our next visit.

Thank Jacqui K
Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Lillies is a small restaurant with outdoor dining a stones throw from the from entrance to the Smithsonian National Zoo. I would not make the trek to sample other items from the menu especially Brunch. There were many options other than eggs offered on the menu. My husband and I order the NY Strip and eggs. The food was cooked... More 

Thank Charlotte G
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in after a visit to the nearby zoo. What a great find. I had a salad with shrimp...flavourful and fresh. My partner had the chicken parmesan which she said was tasty and filling. There's a good choice of wines and beers...the draught IPA was $4 so can't complain at the price! The décor was light and airy, casual but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, American, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2915 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
    (Cathedral Ave Nw)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-450-4824
Lillies offers a Italian- Mediterranean menu, with a dash of Modern Cuisine. All the dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients which arrive in the kitchen on a daily basis. The menu changes according to the time of day and offers lunch and a more elaborate dinner, based on the concept of dishes of various sizes. Join us for Lunch, Dinner or Brunch. Lillies is a family owned and operated restaurant located in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington,DC. Whether you're in the mood for a healthy treat or a more traditional meal you'll see it was worth stopping by. Our Chefs prepare each meal from scratch and use only the finest ingredients. In addition we offer multi-grain and gluten free options for a majority of the items on our menu.

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