13 E 17th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.737688 -73.991122
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Union Square, Flatiron District
DMANBURGER "Lillie's" – Men swooned when they saw Lillie Langtry, a 19th century vixen that stopped the ticker of such gentlemen as George Bernard Shaw and the once future King of England. An actress/model- whom would have been ever so comfortable in this antique chandelier laden Gin house that honors her name. Lillie’s dazzles with a wall of liquor that cradles long white marble bar. A plush stately Victorian feel, makes the suitor feel like they’re part of the Knights of the round table-rather than in a New York tavern. Off with your head! (In more ways than one) you imagine-as an Irish beer pullers force feeds you the amber ale. Decorative stain glass windows reflect the sound of U2 and the Pogues, evoking a droning guitar sound that helps the feeling take effect. After work soused hipsters, flaunt about the room impressed by the ornate museum like surroundings- Roman columns and hand carved wood finishing’s that were painstakingly shipped piece by piece across the Atlantic . "Can I help you sir"? Is the familiar lingo from an attractive staff-anxious to please. The food is pub fare with a variety. Anything from Spinach Artichoke dip to Warm bread pudding-with burgers, a steak sandwich and a Guinness battered Fish and Chips for good measure. “No worries lad- we're open till 4.00am” the bartender shouts, in a thick Dublin accent. –which belies one’s responsibility. Lillie’s makes for an experience that leaves you quoting Shakespeare and feeling Royal-“And now gentlemen in England, now a bed, will think themselves a cursed they were not here”
Nice alternative to the crush of Union Square – I would hardly classify Lillie's as a "Sports Bar".
It's old world decor is quite inviting. This is a great spot for meeting a small group, or just a friend for a drink.
I've been here a number of times since Lillie's opened. It's a great go to in a neighborhood that is sometimes devoid of charm.
Citysearch Editorial Review – The painstaking, two-plus years it took to carve Lillie's out of a landmark building begat a unique, bustling Irish pub with crowning touches like a sun-drenched bay window, a Victorian-era marble bar and an extensive selection of whiskies and Scotches. Most of the bar's furnishings--ornate mirrors, velvet sofas, wrought-iron railings, stained glass panels, mismatched chandeliers and Victorian paintings--were hand-picked and shipped from estate sales in Belfast. Yes, needlepoint puppies and ruffle-collared portraits clash with the plasma screens and jeans-clad clientele. But a well-poured Guinness or whiskey (or both) quickly rights the equilibrium.
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