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“amazing food”

Lily Pond House Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 63 Restaurants in West End
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“amazing food”
Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled into this quirky little place on our walk into West End. It's a bit difficult to tell exactly what is inside from the road but we were in for a very pleasant surprise. There were 3 of us and two of us ordered the sea bass with garlic mashed potatoes and one of us had veggies, the other had salad. The other person ordered the shrimp. My sea bass was only $12 and the largest fish portion I've ever had. My salad had yummy avacado and veggies on it. We finished off the evening having key lime pie and chocolate cake. This was probably the best food we've had in the week and a half we've been here. The prices were extremely reasonable and the setting was interesting. I highly recommend.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Don't miss this gem”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Had a few drinks here and enjoyed the drinks and conversation! Very friendly owner and chef. Was able to view the rooms and would definitely recommend booking a room here as well.

Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An oasis of fine food and beautiful rooms”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Heard from the locals that Lily Pond was a great place for dinner. We made our way in a pouring rain and upon finding it were warmly greeted and brought to the upper terrace for the best dinner we had the week we were there. While sipping fine wine we watched fruit bats dancing around the hummingbird feeder, enjoying their dinner. I understand that their fish is bought by the longer fish monger so it's all exceptionally fresh. While there we took a tour of the rooms and immediately wanted to stay. Four poster beds, hard wood floors, hammocks on a large private terrace all contributed to an special ambiance. Five minute walk to the hustle of the West End, this place is where I'm staying the next time I'm there. On another note, Zac took pity on us because it was raining so hard and drove us himself back to our hotel. This is the real deal. Thank you Zac and Luis for an exceptional experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Lansing, Michigan
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just a drink but very nice!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by for a drink and got at nice tour and evening if good conversation. The English gent that owned the place was very nice and his dogs were sweet. He showed us around and we listened to Phantom of the opera by the lily pond. I wish we could have stopped by again before we left.

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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“No Complaints Here!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Lily Pond was a really nice place for dinner. We sat up on the deck under the trees. Zac, the owner, was pleasant and helpful and the food was good. We had fish and chicken and were pleased with our meals. The Zac Attack is a very yummy drink that you have to try while there. We found the whole restaurant, including bathrooms, to be clean and very pleasing to the eye.

  • Visited December 2013
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