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Lillian's Restaurant & Party House

2200 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1711
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Ranked #9 of 43 restaurants in Penfield
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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33 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Penfield, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Somewhat new to the area, wife and I have been trying a number of local restaurants, and recently stopped at Lillian's on a Friday evening. The food, drinks and service were wonderful - and met Lillian as we left. We'll definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

How often does the owner seat you and deliver your meal with pride? Well, Lilian does because she knows her food is that good! Check out their menu. It is varied and creative.

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Webster, New York
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I typically do not blog and review meals even after a bad experience, but I could not resist this time. We went to this restaurant for my mother's birthday, and we were the first people in the restaurant dining area at 5:45 PM. We had five adults and one child. The remainder of the dining room filled up over the... More

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My wife and I have visited now twice in the past few months and both times we were very impressed with the food, wait service and overall dining experience. They always seem to make time for us even though we have shown up twice without reservations and their dining rooms were very full. Just a great time and some very... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We love this restaurant, had an excellent meat there on a Friday night, the service and food could not have been better. Lillian greeted us warmly at the bar, I had Lillian;s chicken for dinner and my husband had the lasagna, the portions are quite generous and we enjoyed our meals very much. The bread is homemade, as are the... More

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Fairport, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A cousin who lived nearby, recommended Lillian's for a luncheon after a Memorial Service and unveiling of a plaque to honor the 40th anniversary of my husband's death, whose remains are in Washington Memorial Cemetery in NJ. It was the only restaurant in the vicinity of White Haven Cemetery that served lunch on Saturdays. We ordered individually from the menu... More

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Rochester, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Party of fourteen service was slow and we did make reservations. Baked fish was very small portion and dry for 14-16 dollars. The last dish came out as the first person was finishing their meal. Crazy! after the tip and taxes it was $20 per person on the average. There was only two other tables that were sat. I think... More

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Rochester, New York
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31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Went here recently for a family gathering - the fact that only 2 other tables were occupied during dinner was our first clue that this wasn't going to be the best meal we'd ever eaten. Overall every aspect of our dining experience was mediocre - not bad, just nothing special. Prices were reasonable and portions were decent sized. I've had... More

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Penfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We wanted to treat a relative from NY city to a classic village restaurant, could not have been better: excellent service, with two wait-staff plus Lillian's personal attention. We each had seafood--it was great. And the rolls--awesome! We told them in advance that we had to be done by a specific time. No problem in meeting our deadline. Plus, our... More

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Rochester, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Food was great! We have been coming since it opened.This week on Sunday we left before we ate. The sever doesn't even speak English. A friend of ours that recommended Lilians told us Chef no longer there we were not aware of this before we went this past Sunday and we didn't see Lilian. Since we could not understand server... More

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