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“Very personal dining”
Review of Lily Mae's - CLOSED

Lily Mae's
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gastown
Cross street: Carrall
Transit: The #50 bus stop is across the street and down 20 metres from Lily Mae's. Service is frequesnt.
Description: Lily Mae's is a bistro cafe in the heart of Vancouver's vibrant Gastown area. This cozy, full service restaurant has much of its decor and menu inspired by a European bistro combined with a home-style, rustic approach-ability. With fewer than 30 seats split between an airy, bright main level and a cozy, intimate mezzanine, Lily Mae's strives to make guests feel like they are in someone's home...because they are. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch!
Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a small restaurant, a dozen tables. it's slightly outside the noisy part of Gastown, so we sat outside and enjoyed a quiet dinner. You get to meet the owner and get a description and history of the dishes, a behind the scenes story. Good wine, we trusted the owner suggestion who opened a bottle for two glasses because he thought we'd enjoy it. The food was very good. Mussels in curry sauce (plumpest mussels ever, curry with a hint of Chipotle I think), Sockey salmon, not too cooked, covered with a balsamic and berry sauce, fried oysters with apples and dill. We also met the chef: Inspired lady who travelled a lot and has a great perspective on stuff. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank Claude C
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We ate again at Lily Mae's last night and had one of the best meals ever. This is a wonderful restaurant I'd gladly recommend to anyone who's looking for a cozy fine-dining experience in Gastown.

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Thank Grant G
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have made this one our brunch spots and continue to do so because of the quality meal and the attentive service. Great location in Gastown good way to spend a Sunny afternoon.

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Thank comingforthesun
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We discovered Lily Mae's while strolling in Gastown. It is tastefully decorated, quaint and intimate, with excellent service and food. The menu selection is small but sufficiently varied, with menu items priced moderately. The tables on the second floor provide a view of the restaurant below and the street scene.

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1  Thank Amarcorde
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

After a long day of travel, this place was recommended by a local shopkeeper. It's a small cafe. We sat upstairs. The service was excellent and the food perfectly prepared. The owner warmly welcomed us.

Thank PamC54
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