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Lily's Bistro

55 Lake Drive South | Lily Lake Pavillion, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3Z8, Canada (Formerly Lily's Cafe)
506-693-3586
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Ranked #43 of 204 restaurants in Saint John
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Saint John, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had lunch there today with a business associate. Food and service were both very good. I had a lobster roll and my guest had a chicken and feta dish which also looked very good. Good coffee and tea. I would appreciate being able to pay at the table rather than having to get up and go elsewhere to use... More

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Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ate at Lily's tonight, everything was delicious! Wouldn't change a thing. We had sweet potato fries, strawberry avacado salad, falafel naanwich, salmon, tenderloin tips, huge burger, all 4 of us were extremely satisfied! Ambiance and staff were lovely, nice relaxed atmosphere, beautiful view. Definitely a new fav, so happy to have this gem in our home town! Great value.

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16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were four who enjoyed our meals at Lily's Café. We found no issue with the service...or the food. I very much enjoyed my lobster roll...but lobster is a novelty to me, so I was just pleased to have it. Other people I was with also enjoyed their food...crab cakes...and salad...and seafood chowder. Didn't hear a complaint from anyone. The... More

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Saint John, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

To begin with we had to wait five few minutes before being acknowledged upon our arrival. It appeared the waitress was in the bar taking a payment and talking to her co-worker. Not a huge deal but it gives you the impression that the place is understaffed or doesn't care. Especially considering there were only 2 or 3 tables with... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

on june 20th went to lilys never again ..my original comment was removed from their face book page after contacted by the manager so here it goes.. 1.no water with initial sitting 2.no refills on 3 of are table guests 3.no follow up during meal how was it etc 4.no refill on a liquor order 5.late patron at are table... More

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Saint John, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

First off I'm a Chef,this was my first visit to Lily's,I ordered the Pesto Roasted Salmon ,my mashed potatoes were very starchy with lumps and lots of pepper in it which turned me off from the start,If I had wanted the pepper I would have added it myself ,not everyone likes the same thing .The asparagus and carrots were not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I ate at Lily's this week for the first time. The waitress was excellent. I asked for a low fat meal and they cooked me something that was low fat. They even asked what I wanted on it,,,,spices or olive oil. I also had vegetables. The food was delicious. The chicken was tender and juicy. The only complaint I have... More

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Glendon H, General Manager at Lily's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments on the food and service. we will definitely look into the other situation for you and ensure it does not happen again. Thanks for letting us know. More

Saint John, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The atmosphere is totally unique situated on a lake in the middle of Saint John. The prices are really reasonable and the food is fresh and delicious. Go for a hike and reward yourself with some great grub. Oh yeah and the service is good too.

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Glendon H, General Manager at Lily's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for that great review. Its always nice to hear what we are doing right. Hope to see you soon. More

Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

i would just like to say thank you to the servers. the service was great. and to the chefs for the great food.it was awesome. never heard one complaint. and that was a party of 24 people. hats off to you all. and to glen who moved tables and chairs around to make room for us. and everything else you... More

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Glendon H, General Manager at Lily's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gracious comments. We certainly enjoyed the day with the bride , groom and guests and are happy to hear everything was up to snuff. We hope to see everyone in again soon. More

Saint John, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We just returned from one of our many lunches at Lily's. The service is always quick and the staff friendly. Lily's has an excellent choice of fresh creative salads and lots of variety of sandwiches, entrees and desserts. The restaurant has a warm welcoming feel and a beautiful fireplace. This is a gem in Saint John in a beautiful setting.

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