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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Sunday brunch is the best!

We met friends for a brunch on 2-7-16 at the Lilac. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door and a table found immediately (we had reservations). A beverage server was at the table within one minute and also brought menus. As soon as we had our mimosas and coffee, our waitress arrived... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Montanakurt
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Billings, Montana
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Billings, Montana
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We met friends for a brunch on 2-7-16 at the Lilac. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door and a table found immediately (we had reservations). A beverage server was at the table within one minute and also brought menus. As soon as we had our mimosas and coffee, our waitress arrived with a smile (nice... More 

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Thank Montanakurt
Billings, Montana
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I have been to Lilac several times. It really is very good! The last time I was there both my friend and I had the short ribs with gnocchi. It was so good!! I love their unique offerings. The french fry appetizer is a must as well.

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Thank Montanasimey
Billings, MT
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I always choose this restaurant when I am asked where I want to go - which isn't very often. The food is always good and different from every place else in town. My favorite was the cauliflower appetizer they had a year ago or so. I wish it would come back. My only complaint is that when the door opens... More 

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Thank lmp5
Silver Spring, Maryland
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This was a wonderful find in downtown Billings. We were a fairly large group who didn't all arrive at once but the staff were very accommodating. I ordered the sausage and mushroom dish and it was wonderful; the name of the dish does not do it justice. The sauce in the dish was wonderful - and it was one of... More 

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Thank Travelpages33
Helena
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were so exited by the reviews and the menu. We did, however, have an OK time. Service was nice enough...maybe a little too familiar for the price point, but the food while extremely inspired and innovative was flat and overrun with what should have been accompanying flavors. The octopus was exciting...and only tasted of the chimichurri, the braised short... More 

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2 Thank Frederick S
Missoula, Montana
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I had dinner with family and we went to another restaurant, but without reservations were unable to get seated. We decided to try Lilac again, because we had been here a while ago and had a very pleasurable experience. We were able to get seated promptly and the wait staff was very accommodating and friendly. We loved the food… which... More 

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Thank Judy C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We found this great local restaurant in downtown. Wonderful service and tasty good food! We loved the comfortable vibe of the restaurant.

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Thank Mlarchi
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

If you only visit one restaurant in Billings, make it this one. The service is excellent. The wine list has something for everyone. But the food is new and exciting and creative. This ain't your Montana steak house. We are vegetarians and left happy and satisfied and thinking we would always remember this meal. We had only small plates so... More 

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Thank Alice D
Bainbridge Island, WA
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Lilac aims high in its eat-local pursuits and offers a small menu that allows it to concentrate its efforts on what it does well. There are creative, artisan takes on many dishes that included one of our favorites -- a revitalized, revamped creamed corn appetizer with house-butchered, whole hog ham. The restaurant's commitment to fresh seafood, much of it flown... More 

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1 Thank John M
Billings, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Lilacs inviting and polished atmosphere is great for enjoying a relaxed dinner (or brunch) with friends, family or even a date. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about the food and the (large) wine and beer list. Not to mention very friendly and professional. The bread before the meal is homemade and to die for! I had the Short Rib... More 

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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?