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“It's Special”
Review of Lilac

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Ranked #12 of 355 Restaurants in Billings
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 25th. St N
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had an amazing visit to Lilac a number of months ago. My daughter was visiting recently, so we took her to what we expected to be a special meal. It was. Again.

Starting with an appetizer, "peas and carrots." A pea puree, marinated carrot curls. Odd, unexpected, possibly a bit "weird." Wonderful.

Main course varied. None of us tried the pigeon--as wonderful as I've heard it to be, just wasn't interested. One steak, one pasta, one other plate. Three smiling faces, full tummys and impressed folk. So, had to try the deserts again and we chose two to share.

It's seldom that we find an exceptional meal with an exceptional desert; Lilac again succeeds.

So, appetizer, three entrees, two deserts and a bottle of wine. $90. Can't beat the price, the food, the service.

If I had to find a complaint it would be that their fish special failed to arrive. But--how can one complain about food that's so fresh that a missed shipment means a missed special? It's special.

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have here twice and have never been disappointed. The spinach salad was different than any I have had and the elk sausage was great. The small plates are filling. They only serve beer and wine, no cocktails. Thierry butter with herbs is awesome. This could be set in any large city and be equally as good.

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1  Thank bobiphl
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Lilac offers some of the best food in Billings! They are constantly changing the menu in order to offer fresh, unique options for their patrons. They do a fantastic job of buying & selling local products. We have eaten on busy weekend nights, low key weekday dinners, and mid-day Sunday brunches. They are consistently fantastic!

1  Thank Rmclb20
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Four of us went to Lilac the Saturday night before Mothers Day, for the first time. We all enjoyed our meals. The mushroom appetizer was delicious with the asparagus sauce below them! Each of us tried a different entree, and the pork chop seemed to be the favorite, but the braised short ribs with gnocchi was also delicious. We usually don't order dessert, but when we saw the chocolate mousse and ice cream dish delivered to another table, we had to have it, too!

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Thank shelly2555
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

I had the fettuccine special with mushrooms, zucchini and asparagus. The pasta was home made and the sauce was very good with a slight lemon flavor. It was a hardy meal. My friend had the Braised Short Ribs with gnocchi. She was wonderful too. For dessert we shared the milk chocolate mousse, salted peanut ice cream and caramel. It was wonderful. They also had a very good wine list.

1  Thank Wyoming11
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