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2515 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2339 (25th. St N)
+1 406-969-4959
Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Billings, Montana, United States
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Today was my first visit to Lilac and oh my goodness. What a fabulous first impression! I ordered the breakfast sandwich and my daughter ordered the blintzes and both meals were perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. The mimosa was large and cold and I don't know what sparkling wine they used but it was very nice. The only negatives were... More 

Thank Wendi L
Billings, Montana
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134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

After waiting for over an hour for our food the waitress came and apologized for not actually submitting our order to the kitchen. So apparently the multiple trips to our table during that hour to tell us that our food was nearly done wasn't quite true. The reason I'm giving a 3 star instead of a 1 star is because... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

After mass on a biting cold Sunday morning we drove downtown for delicious, high-quality versions of gravy and biscuits, bison hash, breakfast tacos, coffee and mimosas. All were made from excellent ingredients. Service was great. Lilac is for those who crave great food in a polished yet warm setting. Billings has a real foodie bright spot right across from the... More 

Thank JoeYswimmer
Billings, Montana
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner with a dear friend at one of the best local restaurants. Fantastic service, food beyond expectation along with an excellent glass of wine in a comfortable setting. Dessert alone is worth a visit.

Thank Skary94
Phoenix, Arizona
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The Lilac has a welcoming interior and is decorated with elegance. The food was rather expensive and very small portions. One in our party was celebrating a birthday but the restaurant did not acknowledge it, which was disappointing for what appears to be an upscale restaurant. The dress code is very casual (One guy was even wearing a baseball cap... More 

Thank chriskaia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite Billings restaurants. The food is beautifully presented and the favors devine. Fun to be in Montana Ave too.

Thank montanasalsa
coloradan gal
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I had dinner at Lilac. The service was excellent - honest, low key, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was somewhat inconsistent. The polenta in my dish, for example, had truly great flavor and I scraped every last bit of it off my plate. But it was lukewarm when it arrived. The salmon, on the other hand, was piping hot. It... More 

Thank momo-colorado
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Lilac is definitely on my list of must-visit places when I'm in Billings. Tonight was my first visit, but definitely not my last. The Copper River Coho salmon with glazed heirloom carrots and mustard green-walnut pesto was exquisite perhaps one of the best preparations I've ever tasted. I'm only sorry I didn't have room to try the coffee and doughnuts... More 

Thank TC-ShSh
Billings, Montana
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My first visit, but my wife has been there before. We had invited another couple who have also been there. The menu changes depending on the season. We started by asking for some bread and ordered the "Moroccan Carrot Matbucha" for an appetizer which was good but could have had a few more chips with it. We only had two... More 

Thank Curtis O
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our first dining experience at Lilac will not be our last. The tight, eclectic menu surprised and delighted us at every turn. Who would have thought that crispy chicken skins could taste so good? Every course was a winner and the farro fried rice with pork belly was outstanding. We learnt that members of Lilac's team rotate through the various... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2515 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2339
    (25th. St N)
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-969-4959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?