Lilly's French Cafe & Bar

(310) 314-0004 | View Website

1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA | Directions   90291

33.992245 -118.471486

Open Hours

Lunch: Mon - Sat, 12pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Mon - Thu, 6pm - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 6pm - 10:30pm; Sun, 5:30pm - 9:30pm Brunch: Sun, 11am - 2:30pm; Happy hour: Daily, 5pm - 7:30pm

 
Restaurants, French, $$$  more

Tags: Brunch, Business Dining, Notable Wine List, Outdoor Dining, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: West LA, Venice

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Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
Menu
Soupe Du Jour, Soupe a L’Onion Gratinée, Terrine De Canard Maison, Escargots Bourguignon, Flamiche, Artichaut a La Vinaigrette, Assiette De Fromages, Salade De Betteraves, Salade César, Salade Frisée Aux Lardons... more

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Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
Recommends

Tucked privately away on Abbot Kinney's most popular stretch, Lily's brunch will always satisfy and the outdoor beautiful garden will make even the most seasoned Angeleno feel thankful for our diversity and climate.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Lovely place, great food, good prices – I have eaten here many times, for both lunch and dinner. It really is a lovely place with a great outdoor patio situated next to a garden with llittle white lights enhancing the mood. The $12 Lunch specials really are a great deal because portions are definitely enough to satisfy you and it comes with soup or salad as well. The servers that I have encountered are all french which adds to the ambience of the little french restaurant. And the prices are very reasonable for dinner as well. I have liked every dish I have ordered. I reccomend the seafood.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Disasterous Service!!! So-so food. Skip it! – In a nut shell: The watier forgot us, then forgot to submitt our order, then forgot our order, then forgot to submitt our order, then forgot to submitt our order a third time!! When we were ready to leave the waiter offered to comp us a dessert. When we passed (we had already been sitting for 3 hours) he brought us our check. Nothing was comped - not even our coffee!!! Skip it & go to Joe's or head down to main street. Maybe it was an off day, but even so, the food was only so-so.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not Worth it – Well on the whole Lilly's was not worth it. First the staff was cold and disorganized, the food was fair to poor. The appetizers where weak, escargot lacked flavor, the lobster bisque had no lobster and was more like tomato soup and not good tomato soup. Entrees were a mix; I got the Fillet and it was passable. My wife got the ducks with orange sauce and it was gross and had no flavor. Dessert was especially disappointing as the profitereles were hard as rocks and had a piece of plastic/glass that I almost broke my tooth on. When I showed this to the waiter he didn't even react. They also over charged on the wine, but corrected that when I pointed it out. I my opinion you should save your cash and go to Joe's just next door a little more expensive but vastly better.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Private Patio make this place unique – Loved the backyard patio. Lots of cool lights and heaters to keep you warm, this back patio was relaxing. Also love the little french bald man who sat us and recommended wine. Not sure if he was an owner, manager, or host, he was absolutly friendly and adorable. Food was tasty - they serve french fries with everything that resemble McDonalds but better.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Location, Best Service – I went to Lilly's for the first time for lunch. Our server was very nice, pretty and very helpful with the menu (the fact that she spoke French was very helpful). She recommended the artichoke, the Flamiche, the Tuna and the Ribs. Everything was delicious. The service was great and very friendly. My wife and I went back for dinner the same week and had the chance to get the same waitress again. The food was different and even better. Our waitress recommended the wine which was great! Don't miss it!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great French Food! – I loved Lilly's, the waiters were really cool to us and the food was excellent. You really can't go wrong with the ribeye and bernaise sauce! Decadent, moist and delicious! I enjoyed the wine the waiter suggested.

I think for a date spot, this place is great, it's not too pricy, middle of the road but the value of the food is expensive.

The atmosphere is relaxed and romantic, if you come in right before closing, they will still serve you graciously. Everyone hangs out for a long time after closing and there is no rush, typical French attitude towards food, it's an experience. Almost everyone on staff is French. It's the real deal.

Chocolate souffle was amazing.

I am very picky and it takes alot for me to go online and write a review about a restaurant. I don't normally do it, but I loved this place and I can't wait to return.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

one of my favorite french restaurants in town – I've been coming to this place for years and I've never had a bad meal. This is the place where you want to be when it's a nice balmy evening or sunny afternoon. Outdoor dining is for some reason hard to come by in this town and this place has one of the best dining patios around. Small, intimate and friendly, this place offers some of the best casual French dining in town. And in spite of the neighborhood, it's refreshingly unpretentious.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic food at terrific prices – Incredible food at great prices. Enjoy a lovely bottle of wine with your dinner as they have an excellent selection.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Poor service...and poor food – I will nto be returning to this place. I spoke to the owner before leaving to let him know what a bad experience I had. Truly not worth driving too or wasting an evening at. Wine list- no good, food was salty and or too cold. Wait staff...what wait staff?

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

possibly the best food on Abbott Kinney – Wonderful, authentic french bistro -- unfortunately this includes the standard-issue french attitude. Go for the fillet -- it is outstanding. Nice wine list. If possible, try to sit outside on the back patio.

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