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Lilly's DineLA lunch (extremely short review)

westsidegal Feb 1, 2010 12:55 PM

i had:
the goat cheese and leek tart
the sand dabs
and
the creme caramel

every aspect of this meal was wonderful
food preparation, presentation, quantity, service, restaurant ambiance
all were wonderful

and, because of the DineLA deal, it was also quite the bargain.

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Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

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    handlertaper RE: westsidegal Feb 1, 2010 04:33 PM

    Love their sand dabs!! So good.

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      westsidegal RE: handlertaper Feb 2, 2010 10:30 PM

      i will be going back again on thursday to have the exact same meal.
      it is the best deal in town.
      the first course goat cheese and leek tart is almost large enough to be an entree AND they serve it with salad AND it is well executed.
      the sand dabs were delicious and plentiful
      they were also generous in the portion size of the terrific creme caramel.

      parking was free on the street,
      very pretty restaurant to boot!

      all this for $16 before beverage, tax, and tip.

      1. re: westsidegal
        Baron RE: westsidegal Feb 3, 2010 11:55 AM

        San Dabs are one of my favorites. Was a time they were all over the place in California and were on a lot of menus. Not anymore. Have you had the dabs at Joes? and how do they compare to Lillies? Anyway thanks for letting a san dab love know about Lillies. I'll be sure to give them a try.

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          westsidegal RE: Baron Feb 3, 2010 03:25 PM

          sorry, i can't give you a comparison between the two restaurants.
          it's been about a decade since i've been to joes.
          i used to be a regular,
          then had a series of bad meals there one right after another.
          i never looked back.
          there are too many other restaurants out there.

          1. re: westsidegal
            mnosyne RE: westsidegal Feb 3, 2010 06:19 PM

            Thanks westsidegal. Went to Lilly's on your rec and had a great lunch. I DO love those sand dabs!

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              westsidegal RE: mnosyne Feb 3, 2010 07:54 PM

              so glad you enjoyed them!

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