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2515 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2339 (25th. St N)
+1 406-969-4959
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Phoenix, Arizona
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lilac has a welcoming interior and is decorated with elegance. The food was rather expensive and very small portions. One in our party was celebrating a birthday but the restaurant did not acknowledge it, which was disappointing for what appears to be an upscale restaurant. The dress code is very casual (One guy was even wearing a baseball cap... More 

Thank chriskaia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite Billings restaurants. The food is beautifully presented and the favors devine. Fun to be in Montana Ave too.

Thank montanasalsa
coloradan gal
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I had dinner at Lilac. The service was excellent - honest, low key, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was somewhat inconsistent. The polenta in my dish, for example, had truly great flavor and I scraped every last bit of it off my plate. But it was lukewarm when it arrived. The salmon, on the other hand, was piping hot. It... More 

Thank momo-colorado
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Lilac is definitely on my list of must-visit places when I'm in Billings. Tonight was my first visit, but definitely not my last. The Copper River Coho salmon with glazed heirloom carrots and mustard green-walnut pesto was exquisite perhaps one of the best preparations I've ever tasted. I'm only sorry I didn't have room to try the coffee and doughnuts... More 

Thank TC-ShSh
Billings, Montana
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My first visit, but my wife has been there before. We had invited another couple who have also been there. The menu changes depending on the season. We started by asking for some bread and ordered the "Moroccan Carrot Matbucha" for an appetizer which was good but could have had a few more chips with it. We only had two... More 

Thank Curtis O
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our first dining experience at Lilac will not be our last. The tight, eclectic menu surprised and delighted us at every turn. Who would have thought that crispy chicken skins could taste so good? Every course was a winner and the farro fried rice with pork belly was outstanding. We learnt that members of Lilac's team rotate through the various... More 

Thank rosdeegan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Excellent place to have a Sunday brunch! Different menu to choose from. We enjoyed excellent service and an excellent meal with smoked trout scrambled eggs and poached eggs with a delicious locally made sausage.

Thank Marcia S
Billings, Montana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

In my opinion there is no better place to dine in Billings. Authentic, creative and just plain tasty.

Thank R N
washington D.c.
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our group ate here on7/24 and all I can say is it was amazing I wanted to order a plated of the smoked trout scrambled eggs to go our whole party was elated with their meal. All I can say is this is a must stop if in the area. The Sunday brunch is excellent. Get there by 9:00, space... More 

Thank markmarietyler
Indianapolis IN
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful chef owned & run restaurant . This would do well in any major city. After traveling over two weeks we were delighted to just walk in for a great unique meal.

Thank DoctorM001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2515 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2339
    (25th. St N)
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-969-4959

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?