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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best in Billings (and probably Montana)!

Lilac is a true gem in Downtown Billings. The menu rotates regularly based on local/fresh options. The menu offers something for everyone, ranging from super-creative 'outside-the-box' options and specials to the best cheeseburger in town (seriously). The restaurant is in an intimate historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Lisa O
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Billings, MT
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Billings, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Lilac is a true gem in Downtown Billings. The menu rotates regularly based on local/fresh options. The menu offers something for everyone, ranging from super-creative 'outside-the-box' options and specials to the best cheeseburger in town (seriously). The restaurant is in an intimate historic building, so if you plan to dine during peak hours get a reservation to be safe -... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I traveled to Billings with my boss, his wife, and a coworker to attend the Sysco food show. We discussed and contemplated many places to eat during our short trip. We decided for dinner we wanted to try Lilac due to the impeccable reviews that this establishment had, so we made reservations for the 5 of us.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Walla Walla wine selections are great! Deserts are few and excellent. Great presentation. Clean. Service acceptable, not impeccable.

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Billings, Montana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Lilac. We were especially pleased that the Chef cooked a special vegan meal for us. It was wonderful. This is a place that we will go back to. The food was perfect and the atmosphere was a lot of fun. If you haven't been to Lilac, you should give it a try. Lilac has... More 

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Billings, Montana
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19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had heard several people say how special this restaurant is so I had very high expectations. The surroundings were pleasant, the service excellent and the food was unexceptional.

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Kalispell, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food is fantastic. I was in Billings on a business trip, and was with a large group. Everyone was happy with their food. From appetizers to desert, we enjoyed the Lilac very much.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

An interesting mixture of flavors and textures in every dish we have tried. Nice atmosphere to enjoy a lovely brunch or supper. Servers are attentive and friendly.

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Billings, Montana
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97 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a small space on Montana Avenue and one of our favorite destinations. Warm, inviting. The menu is small, usually around six entrees and another two or three specials. The offerings tend to be a bit unusual, but always special. Our meal included French Onion soup, Celery Root salad, Flat Iron steaks and a Maple Cake; a bottle of... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Four of us adults went for breakfast (without reservations) and totally lucked out and got a table without waiting. We loved the quirky meal choices - something different is nice once in a while, especially for breakfast. All four of our meals were judged to be excellent and perfectly prepared. Service was right on the money. I can find nothing... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is way fine dinning should be! Great service from the moment we walked through the door. The presentation was excellent , the dinner was unbelievable! The ambiance was as good as it gets. Swankie comes to mind. It was good fun and great food, thanks!

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?