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“Great Tapas and menu”
Review of Cafe Lily

Cafe Lily
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Ranked #1 of 373 Restaurants in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Lily is a venerable neighborhood bistro offering an eclectic variety of cuisines from around the Mediterranean Sea: Italy, France, Greece, Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East. Established in 1999, Cafe Lily remains the quintessential Decatur restaurant, whether you're looking for a nice, romantic dinner, a celebration party, a large event, to entertain clients, or just some small plates and a nice glass of wine!
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Tapas and menu”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Would be willing to give the restaurant a 4.5. The tapas portions of Gigantes Beans salad as an appetizer is excellent. It is very flavorful. The tapas portion of the diver scallops with risotto was very good, although the scallops were very sweet, just like scallops can be. The waiter was very good with recommendations for our party.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pretty good overall”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere, food, and drinks were pretty good. Price points were great. Loved the way it was right next to the square so good for hoping around. I would go back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Georgia
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“One of My Go-To Places”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Really a 4.5 - hard to rate a 5 only because it doesn't have the panache that you expect of a 5 but in a good way. Had dinner there last night and it reminded me of what a wonderful, steady place Cafe Lily is. Not pretentious, not hot in a cool sort of way, but I've never been there that I have not enjoyed my meal. Last night I had one of the best lamb burgers ever - put other to absolute shame by its good lamb flavor, juiciness, and chewy ciabatta bread "bun" all topped off by a wonderful glass of Pinot Noir (Monday bottles are half-price, so we had take home for the price of a glass).

Their $5.95 lunch can't be beat - 1/2 sandwich with soup/salad or other side. And at dinner, again you can guess I'm a lamb lover, the pinchitos are a special treat. And, I'll throw another vote in for brunch. One of my favorite all-time desserts is their lemon sponge custard - a tangy cross between a souffle and custard.

What I like is that it's quiet enough to chat, service is always pleasant, and prices are reasonable.

  • Visited July 2013
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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Relaxing spot for brunch with great service!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our family had brunch here and had a great time! The crab cakes were delicious, lamb gyros flavorful and the kir royal"s" added a nice touch to our family brunch. The atmosphere is very relaxed and our waiter was fantastic - he had a great sense of humor and excellent menu recommendations.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bryson City, North Carolina
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230 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Great Mussels, Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Met an old friend for a leisurely lunch. Delectable mussels in the tomato sauce with wonderful warm bread for "dunking". Companions had gyro...very good and crab cake...exceptional. We were never rushed. The waiter allowed us to sit and comfortably chat...nice!

  • Visited May 2013
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