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Lillian's Restaurant & Party House

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2200 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1711
585-377-1300
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good ethnic food...get a reservation!

We came here for dinner this weekend, having only eaten lunch here before. It really is a family-run restaurant, as Lillian stopped by our table to chat, and her son was our waiter. I had the borscht soup, which was very good, although different from how I pictured it to be. For my main course... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Larry W
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester NY
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lillian's has become one of our favorite restaurants in the Rochester area.. Located in a small strip mall, the outside does not look very impressive, but inside is tastefully decorated with a romantic atmosphere. This is a family run restaurant and everyone is exceptionally friendly. The owner, Lillian, comes around to each table with a friendly greeting and always remembers... More 

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Rochester, New York
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2,171 reviews
1,454 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We came here for dinner this weekend, having only eaten lunch here before. It really is a family-run restaurant, as Lillian stopped by our table to chat, and her son was our waiter. I had the borscht soup, which was very good, although different from how I pictured it to be. For my main course, I had a combination platter... More 

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Thank Larry W
Penfield, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I brought my parents here on a visit; They really enjoyed it. They both had Italian dishes (pasta, etc) while I tried the perogies. We were the only ones dining, which was a little strange, but the service was friendly and the owner even came out to check on us. The food took longer than I expected based on us... More 

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Thank muffetjane
Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What happens when you don't answer the phone? People eventually stop calling. We ate at Lillians once before, it was good though they aren't very friendly at all. Tonight I tried to call for take out, Called once, no answer, Called again, no answer, Called again, no answer let it ring 25 times, nothing. Called the operator, asked if they... More 

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Rochester, New York
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2,171 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I stopped in here for lunch yesterday, as my wife (who hails from a Ukrainian background) was curious about it and wanted to try it. She wasn't with me yesterday, but I thought I'd try it out, and I was quite glad that I did. Lillian's is an interesting place in that it serves both Italian and Ukrainian dishes. Since... More 

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Thank Larry W
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Found this restaurant and were we surprised. The menu was great and our server, Dmitry was terrific. The 3 of us enjoyed the borscht. I had a grouper special served on a bed of spinach with tomatoes and roasted peppers. The fish was flavorful and perfectly cooked. My husband's combo platter of pierogies and stuffed cabbage was amazing! My friend... More 

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Marion, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I had lunch at Lillian's on a Saturday. The whole experience was wonderful! The waitress was very friendly and courteous. I had the Borscht and my husband had the chicken vegetable soup. They were both outstanding. I chose the beef tenderloin panini and the perogies. The perogies were, as I said, pillows of perfection! They just melted... More 

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Thank Siobhan V
Rochester, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

quiet, good food, but not an extensive menu. in the few times I've been there the wait staff is adequate, but not outgoing and friendly. They have a small ethnic menu, but I'd like to see a bigger selection.

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Thank erza2
Fairport, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Ate at Lillian's on a Friday Night. Made a reservation, but didn't really need one. It wasn't overly busy. The Ukrainian dishes were very authentic and delicious. The other food was also pretty good and definitely worth the money. Will be going back soon to try some other dishes

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Thank Rick E
Rochester, New York
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Lillian's and had a great experience! The restaurant is definitely tucked away in the plaza but we're glad we found it. Our server was wonderful and so was the food. Highlights were the delicious rolls and pierogies. We will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1711
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Penfield
  • Phone Number: 585-377-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Eastern European, Ukrainian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?