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Lilac

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2515 Montana Avenue, Billings, MT 59102 (25th. St N)
4069694959
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent choice in Billings

Excellent, small, local restaurant in downtown Billings. Very helpful staff; excellent choice for GF.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent, small, local restaurant in downtown Billings. Very helpful staff; excellent choice for GF.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

With the growing number of restaurants on Montana Avenue, Billings has the optimum location for a wide range of independent eateries. Lilac is a pleasant environment with unique, and locally sourced if possible ingredients. The menu apparently changes as necessary when the market changes. The food is tasty, and nicely presented. The wait staff was genuinely pleasant and accommodating. Parking... More 

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Billings, Montana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Mimosa's were awesome and quite a generous size. We asked to be seated at a table by the window and did not get one. Strawberry crepes were delicious, as was the Croque Madame.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

On my wife and my recent visit to Billings we were hoping for truly a small, local fine dining experience and almost got it. We skipped the appetizer and went straight to our chosen mains: braised short ribs and grilled pork loin. Both were outstanding on all accounts: presentation, preparation, and sides. Stand outs were her gnocchi and my potato... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I was in Billings for a short business trip, a little over 24 hours. On the way into town my driver mentioned a number of restaurants including Lilac. Montana Avenue, by the old train depot, is the small-town version of a revitalized downtown. Checked out a number of restaurants along Montana, took a look at the menu for Lilac and... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

did think that I could find such a great place to eat in Billings, I was happily surprise , love the food, easy atmosphere, relax , excellent recommendation !!!

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Hardin, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great restaurant. The food is consistently delicious. The chef always has creative offerings on the menu, both for brunch and dinner. The service is polite and professional, never overbearing, creating a relaxed atmosphere. Still, it's a great place for special occasions, anniversaries, an important guest in town. The Billings dining scene is up-and-coming, and we're fortunate to... More 

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Tryon, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were traveling across country, planned a short stop to see Billings and the immediate area. We received several recommendations for places to eat, finally deciding on Lilac. It's situated on the main street through town, a former store front. Great atmosphere, ambience was just right ... great service. They have a varied wine list ... pricing was OK ...... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A group of 6 of us went for brunch and we were all very happy with our meals. The menu was varied and very creative, I can't imagine not being able to find something that would make you happy on this menu. My father-in-law and I both had the cornmeal pancakes, with house made sausage and fried egg. It was... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Love the atmosphere! Nice place to relax and enjoy a meal. The staff treated me very well! The menu has a fine assortment of unique dishes to choose from! If you havent eaten here yet I highly recommend to do so!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2515 Montana Avenue, Billings, MT 59102
    (25th. St N)
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: 4069694959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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