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LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar, Washington, DC

LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar

4.2
4.2
468 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Just steps from the Smithsonian National Zoo, Marriott Wardman-Park and Omni Shoreham, LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar is a family-owned restaurant which serves a mix of traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary edge.

When the weather is warm, diners can relax around mosaic tables on the terrace patio. On cooler days, the hardwood floors, candlelight and exposed brick inside make for a snug retreat. Brunch is served on both Saturdays and Sundays, and offers options for health-conscious patrons, such as a Greek yogurt parfait, and for those looking to indulge—say, in the Nutella-smothered French toast.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 450-4824

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Fuentes

  • Catering

    Let Lillies Restaurant & Bar cater your next office or social event! Our lunch and dinner menus can be simply dropped off, picked up or served by our staff. For inquiries, please contact us at (202) 258 - 7319 or email us at info@lilliesrestaurant.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Let us assist with your special event at LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar. It will be our pleasure to help you coordinate all of the essential elements to create an unforgettable event. LiLLiES can accommodate up to 150 guests and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Private party contact

    Ryan: (877) 482-3988

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Cross street

    Cathedral Ave Nw

  • Parking details

    Free Street Parking on Connecticut Ave or Cathedral Ave after 6 PM. Accessible

  • Public transit

    From Woodley Park Metro head northwest on Connecticut Ave NW towards Woodley Rd NW, LiLLiES will be on the right

  • Entertainment

    Special Events & Holidays Life Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 468 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Neighborhood Gem

  • District of Columbia

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Poor service, ok food
  2. LS

    LinS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to this restaurant two times, and we love it. The staff is friendly and very helpful when ordering. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was charming. We will be back!
  3. SM

    ShaneM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing - best bruschetta I’ve ever had and the tiramisu was top notch
  4. JG

    JacquesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    My waitress from Algeria and waiter were awesome. Thanks for making my experience a good one…
  5. TT

    TimT

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in a our great neighborhood gem.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess greeted us warmly and took us into a very comfortable dining room. The menu choices were many and one could find a nice meal in a moderate price range. Service was excellent and commensurate with a fine restaurant. We plan to visit again—and again
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We reserved outside dining for health reasons, when we got we got there we were told , no outside dining due to mosquitoes. It was 65 degrees outside and no mosquitoes, so we said we will take our chances and then they refused to seat us. I’ll never return to a restaurant with so little respect for their clientele.
  8. TB

    TiffanyB

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our waitress last night was incredible! Our only complaint was that we tried to eat outdoors but there was a HUGE mosquito problem and a few of us ended up with a ton of bites. Please hire pest control to kill them- it’s a shame we couldn’t enjoy the outdoors.
  9. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Accommodated our large group with ease. Highly recommend.
  10. p

    patricias

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were only table in restaurant.. Salad was great, but Italian dishes just so-so. Tiramisu was delicious!
  11. M

    Maggie

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Although the restaurant was half empty, the service at the restaurant was unbelievably slow and after waiting for the check which never came (after it was requested) I had to enter the restaurant and track down our waitress. Also had to request cutlery several times and food mediocre. Would not return
  12. TB

    TBDds

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and a great vibe as well! We stopped by after a trip to the zoo and it was the perfect place.
  13. f

    foodiewhotravels

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    It was fine enough. Nothing special. Our server was great.
  14. HF

    HillFoodie

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant with excellent Italian food and impeccable service.
  15. DA

    DineAroundDMV

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First visit since the 80swhen this location was Mrs.Simpson's. Great spot for brunch as you can carry on a conversation. Will go back.
  16. SR

    SamR

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very quick service at an excellent outdoor table. Plenty of street parking Friday night; I was surprised how much.
  17. C

    Cynthia

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Food is consistently good. Nice variety. Great service. Pleasant atmosphere inside or out.
  18. c

    ccwwdc

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    LiLLies is a gem. I went there once with a friend from out of town pre-pandemic, and have been trying to return ever since. I went with a friend for lunch. Our reservation was at 11:30. At first, there were about two other tables filled. In about 30 minutes, the restaurant filled. Yet, there was only one person who seated, took orders, and served. Therefore the service was not what I remembered from before. The server did a wonderful job, but he could have used some help--maybe beginning at noon, when the place started to get busy. This was not the place for a leisurely lunch with time to pore over the menu; it would have been very fine for regulars who knew the menu and didn't want to linger.
  19. j

    joey

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lillies is a very, very nice restaurant, Quiet and set back from the sidewalk with a quiet covered seating area out front and on the side.
  20. NP

    NancyP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Quiet and quaint. Food was delicious! Easy to make a reservation
  21. C

    Cynthia

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Reliably good food. Patio for people watching while dining alone. Super staff, especially Nora and Dennis. Love Sat. and Sun. brunches.
  22. BG

    BGBCG

    Washington DC

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood place, good food, friendly service, excellent value.
  23. CG

    CarolG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and presentation was great and fresh
  24. CF

    ChrisF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great staff and atmosphere. The crab stuff avocado was so good and calamari. Being from the NYC area the Italian dish (The Trio) I had was tasty but would get something different next time.
  25. MR

    MinnieR

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lillies was a fabulous ending to our day at the National Zoo. They were very accommodating of our large party and the food was terrific.
  26. W

    Windowline

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The chicken Parmesan is outstanding, the rest is all good.
  27. BE

    BEH77

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and the staff was very kind.
  28. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    234 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant with lovely service and great food. One of our favorites.
  29. BG

    BGBCG

    Washington DC

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great neighborhood place, with excellent food. My wife and I go here often, and I also meet friends here often for lunch. They really care about making your experience enjoyable, such nice people, always friendly and welcoming. One of the best burgers in town. I really like the Chicken Schnitzel, Crab cakes, and the salads are very generous. The pastas are always cooked perfectly. Basically, you can't go wrong here, and the prices are very reasonable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Ate outside on cozy patio situated close to building and further away from street and restaurant not full or could be noisier. Food was excellent. I had a caprese salad and rigatoni. There is a real chef in kitchen! It is not a standard recipe place. Refreshing!
  31. M

    Mimi18

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food and lovely setting. The covered patio was very nice.
  32. R

    Richard

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was uneven. Shrimp and crab were very good, but I don't think the branzino was actually branzino - too dense and tough.
  33. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    234 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a great neighborhood restaurant where the staff makes you feel special. Great for food or drinks after the National Zoo--just down the street.
  34. S

    Superb

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Rather ordinary italian fare. understaffed. cute setting.
  35. JH

    JanetH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was outstanding! A meal to remember.
  36. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience and a wonderful wonderful waitress.... I would recommend and I will go back...
  37. JK

    JosephK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and salads, perfect drinks, best service possible. We’ll be coming back soon!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was exceptional. The food was good. Well done dishes. Would definitely go back.
  39. PC

    PatrickC

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful family owned restaurant. They are located away from most of the NW restaurants but I believe it was worth the trip. The service was really friendly and the drinks were really good. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The atmosphere was also great.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have read about Brunch at Lillies but until now had dinners only. This visit was for brunch and we would recommend you check it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 450-4824.

LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 468 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for LiLLiES Italian Restaurant & Bar

2915 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cathedral Ave Nw

  • Neighborhood

    Woodley Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Street Parking on Connecticut Ave or Cathedral Ave after 6 PM. Accessible

  • Public transit

    From Woodley Park Metro head northwest on Connecticut Ave NW towards Woodley Rd NW, LiLLiES will be on the right

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Fuentes

  • Entertainment

    Special Events & Holidays Life Music

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 450-4824

  • Catering

    Let Lillies Restaurant & Bar cater your next office or social event! Our lunch and dinner menus can be simply dropped off, picked up or served by our staff. For inquiries, please contact us at (202) 258 - 7319 or email us at info@lilliesrestaurant.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Let us assist with your special event at LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar. It will be our pleasure to help you coordinate all of the essential elements to create an unforgettable event. LiLLiES can accommodate up to 150 guests and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Private party contact

    Ryan: (877) 482-3988

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