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Lilly's French Cafe & Bar

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1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3386 (Westminster Ave.)
310-314-0004
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Foodie Spot! Great Atmosphere

We came to Lilly's for dessert but ended up ordering an appetizer as well. The Escargot is amazing here! The staff seated us near a heater as I mentioned I was cold which ended up being perfect! The desserts were all amazing and rich. The bread pudding and the Ile Flottante were favorites! The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I had eaten here before and the food was pretty good. The second time with my family was an utter disappointment. We had non-existant service and when we brought it to the attention of the manager, they simply threw their hands up as is to say "too bad, what do you want me to do"? When I mentioned that most... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We came to Lilly's for dessert but ended up ordering an appetizer as well. The Escargot is amazing here! The staff seated us near a heater as I mentioned I was cold which ended up being perfect! The desserts were all amazing and rich. The bread pudding and the Ile Flottante were favorites! The only drawback was that the server... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

So I'm getting sentimental b/c I'm leaving LA after 10 years to live in Chicago for work. Lilly's holds fond memories and never disappoints. I've been there for parties, dinners with co-workers, lunch with my sister, and romantic dinners in the patio with my husband. They are always accommodating however large and rambunctious the party size is, and will make... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

Menu maybe French but nothing else was French. Bad service. Mediocre food. Poor aesthetics. Our First and last visit visit.

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Playa del Rey, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Good food with a French slant in a nice setting. Good service and friendly personnel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

This French “want be” restaurant has a lot to learn before even getting close to a good restaurant, the only think they are getting close to a French restaurant is the poor service and that was one of the “tradition” of the French food establishment and the French accent of the waitress. We were 4 couples for dinner on Saturday... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

This is a hard review to write. I usually do not lower my stars on based on service-however our service was horrible. The waitress had the personality of a gnat-she approached the table in a drone voice with a a bored, I wish I was somewhere else attitude. Talking to her was akin to pulling teeth. For a Saturday night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

After a recommendation I had lunch at Lilly's. And OMG the French food exactly the way I like... basic recipes with excellent quality ingredients... I had the "onglet à l'échalote" and a "crème brûlée" for desert... Very friendly service. I'll go back again, again and again :)))

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

I would not recommend this restaurant. It is over priced and the food was only mediocre. Our waitress was terrible. She corrected our pronunciation of "frites" and never came back to check if we needed anything. We asked the bus boy for ketchup, which he never brought and finally flagged down our waitress to help us who actually rolled her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

If you look for something else than junk food in Venice, you defintely need to lead to Llly. We had a wonderful lunch for a bargain price and with the swetest French waiter ever. They were there just for us and made us feel cuddled and pampared at any time. Best caffè macchiato in town and I'm italian, so believe... More 

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Additional Information about Lilly's French Cafe & Bar

Address: 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3386
Phone Number: 310-314-0004
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 100
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3386
    (Westminster Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: 310-314-0004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 100
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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

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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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