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Lily’s Bar

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American, Bar
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501 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10017-2008 (47th Street)
+1 212-838-0844
06:00 - 11:00
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Sun 06:00 - 11:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very small little joint that is perfect for a short time notice meal. It only opened 8 months ago and it's amazing. I'm from California and the service and food was incredible. The bar is cute and the tables have imprints of cigar packages which is very unique. The burgers are to die for and the fries... More 

Thank Jillian R
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went there twice for drinks while staying at the Roger Smith. I especially appreciate the gentleman who served me a tad bit early on my final day there. I had a quiet and safe place to "exhale" over a beer after a busy 2 weeks in The City.

Thank Caratime2
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Watch out for art openings, poetry reading and music performances. Good wine list and quality food.!

1 Thank timminmindy
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Have dined at both locations, fun experience and very good food Cannot go wrong with any choices here

Thank Shooz13
Miami, Florida, USA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the place. Good service. Great place to meet someone to have an interesting conversation over a drink.

Thank Pat S
blantyre scotland
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

don"t mind paying BUT 12,50 pounds for a Bacardi and coke/a round of drinks for 4 people was 87 pounds

Thank blantyre5
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Okay, so based on TripAdvisor ratings, I walked into Lily's Bar expecting food. It was about 7:15pm so I missed happy hour. Ordered a glass of wine and asked for a food menu and was told they don't serve food. Not sure...maybe I was in the wrong place but this was in the hotel mentioned.

Thank tfox2
Westchester County, New York
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Decided to try Lily's after hearing about the pizza's. We ordered the Bee Sting Pizza, Fried Chicken, and Pappas Bravas. Everything was delicious. There were large portions and the prices were reasonable based on what we received. The drinks were also really tasty and very affordable. Overall great atmosphere, and great food. Our server was extremely quick and made sure... More 

Thank VLG1031
Atlanta, Georgia
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73 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed stopping at Lily's at the Roger Smith Hotel. Nice bar with a good view of Lex Ave. Nice casual, low-key place for a glass of wine.

Thank MPC2of3
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

A lovely themed Victorian bar and restaurant. The bar was thriving and very busy, this unfortunately meant that the restaurant at the back was just too noisy. You sat on bar stools which although trendy wasn't as comfortable and the tables were small because of the restricted dining area. Nevertheless the food was brilliant and the service impeccable. I recommend... More 

Thank Paul C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 11:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10017-2008
    (47th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 51st and Lexington Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-838-0844
Lily’s is a vibrant gathering spot for conversation and perfectly-made cocktails. One wall acts as a gallery, exhibiting pieces from important local artists; A floor-to-ceiling window overlooks the always-bustling Lexington Avenue. This warm and inviting space serves as a public work and meeting area by day and a lounge by evening. The private back room turns this hotel bar in NYC into a perfect spot for readings, meetings, and other special events. Lily’s is a hub for emerging and established artists as well as guests.

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