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Lilly's French Cafe & Bar

1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3386 (Venice / Beach Areas)
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Ranked #3,437 of 8,553 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Venice / Beach Areas
Cross street: Westminster Ave.
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30 reviews from our community

56% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011 via mobile

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Bologna e dintorni
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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