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Lillian's Restaurant & Party House

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American, Italian, Ukrainian
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2200 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1711
585-377-1300
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Victor, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Hidden in a corner of strip mall, but so worth looking for. The food is excellent, the atmosphere relaxed, and the service is attentive. Makes an everyday dinner feel like a special occasion. And by the way, the prices are incredibly reasonable, even lower before 6 on a weekend. Our new family favorite!

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Rochester, NY
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We love it here! Lillian treats us like family, Constantine is an attentive server and the food is always excellent! It's a busy little pace, so I might recommend a reservation, especially on the wk-end. The seafood bisque is a must!

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Thank aped1416
Williamsville
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Located in a strip mall, I had driven by it many times without even noticing it. We went there because of a coupon book we had purchased. Nice inside with a very attentive staff and owner. Because of marriage, they have both Italian and Ukrainian dishes on the menu. We both had very good mixed drinks, and both of our... More 

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Rochester NY
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

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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2,438 reviews
1,618 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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13 reviews
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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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Rochester, New York
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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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Italian, Ukrainian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?