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Lilac

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

DINNER
16
Cheese Board
appropriate accompaniments
11
Grilled Caesar
grilled romaine, caesar dressing, parmesan, crouton
12
Roasted Beet Salad
frisée, citrus, goat cheese, orange vinaigrette
11
Smoked Mushroom Tacos
corn tortillas, black bean crema, baby kale, chipotle vinaigrette, queso fresco, cilantro
18
Tarragon Butter Poached Lobster
white bean succotash, sweet pea cream, pea shoots
13
Potato Soup
roasted fingerling potatoes, cheddar crumble, green onion, créme fraiche
15
Roasted Squash Timbale
naan, smoked caramelized onion, sunflower seed goat cheese
7
Our Fries
buttermilk dressing
21
Gruyère Polenta
shiitake mushrooms, rainbow chard, crispy hominy, roasted red pepper sauce
26
Flat Iron Steak Salad
grilled carrots & red onions, spicy vinaigrette, herbs, baby greens
DESSERTS
9
Sticky Toffee Pudding
toffee sauce, raspberry, almond brittle, earl grey ice cream
9
Apple Gratin
brie ice cream, honey, rice cracker & cheddar crumble
9
Pretzels & Popcorn
salted soft pretzels, caramel sauce, aged white cheddar, popcorn ice cream
9
Peanut Butter Cake
spicy glaze, roasted grape sauce, milk ice cream
16
Cheese Board
appropriate accompaniments
6
Our Ice Cream
two scoops, assorted flavors
PRICE RANGE
$0
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Unique breakfast… Delicious! Smaller venue in Billings on Montana Avenue. I’ve only been there a couple of times but if you want a special breakfast this is the place to go.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DianeW2469
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Great meal, unique and complex flavors. Lilac is a small quiet venue that provides an opportunity for conversation and great food. We really enjoyed the Braised leeks with ground lamb. It was delicious. I had the smoked tomato risotto for my main course . It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JKMT1
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great atmosphere, one of the best places to eat in Billings. Came for a birthday dinner and everything we ordered was fabulous.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Mrs_Phil2000
Reviewed October 7, 2018

It had been 2 years since we last visited Lilac because we didn't care for New Year's Eve dinner there then. This time it was Restaurant Week, so there was again a prepared menu, but you got to choose between 2-3 appetizers, entree' and desert....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank scooter4275
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic special with a wonderful and unique Coho Salmon dish over a balanced base of mushrooms and beans and a great ribeye special accented Hatch chiles. Fantastic well-paired wines (we did by the glass). We really enjoyed what Jeremy and staff did with tomatoes in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jasonrobey
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is truest one of Billing's top tier places to eat-- superb food & service every single time! Interesting, creative with both local and seasonal selections. If you are a real foodie, this is a must do!!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MurrayGS
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I've been coming to Billings for the last six years on business once or twice a year and always make it a habit to eat at Lilac at least once, They have a small menu and an intimate, elegantly simple space but I love it....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank b0bader
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We love this little high quality restaurant! We had creamed corn that tasted like heaven! They make a cheeseburger to die for! Detail is given to every tiny component of each meal. Don't forget to try the desserts - they are the best!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Melissa S
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a series of appetizers for our meal tonight. The clams and the jicama tacos were excellent while the tuna tartare was disappointing. The local cocktail was nice but the wine choices were weak. Sadly, the smell of the restaurant at our table in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank gtjohn82
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Five adults, who drank only three beers, yet the total bill was $129!! Add a tip and $150 in one fell swoop. (I actually thought they might have overcharged us, but they didn't). The portions were small and the flavor nothing special. We work hard...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 50sfrugaltraveler
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