Lilly's On the Canal

★★★☆☆
  • 2 Canal St

    Lambertville, NJ 08530

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  • 609-397-6242

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Mon., Wed. - Sat. 11:30am - 3pm;Tue. CLOSED;Sun. 12:30am - 3:30pm

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This is one of the worst examples of pretense and mediocrity that my travels have come across. The setting is charming and the food is at best mediocre. What is really off putting and infuriating is the ATTITUDE of the staff and kitchen could never be matched by what food is delivered.

I have no problem paying NYC dollars for local NJ cuisine when the food warrants the price, but this is a pure TOURIST TRAP that would never be worthy of a revisit. You will have buyer's remorse for the visit. Over priced. Attitudinous. And unfriendly.

By the way, the open air kitchen is staffed by illegals who are not meticulous in food handling. And the pretension is sooo thick that when asking for a fries substitution with onion rings, it required a consult with the chef and hostess and then told "no"!!!

Well, no to you and your mediocre establishment.

I warn others so that your visit to Bucks County can be a pleasant one without such a bad experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is one of the worst examples of pretense and mediocrity that my travels have come across. The setting is charming and the food is at best mediocre. What is really off putting and infuriating is the ATTITUDE of the staff and kitchen could never be matched by what food is delivered.

I have no problem paying NYC dollars for local NJ cuisine when the food warrants the price, but this is a pure TOURIST TRAP that would never be worthy of a revisit. You will have buyer's remorse for the visit. Over priced. Attitudinous. And unfriendly.

By the way, the open air kitchen is staffed by illegals who are not meticulous in food handling. And the pretension is sooo thick that when asking for a fries substitution with onion rings, it required a consult with the chef and hostess and then told "no"!!!

Well, no to you and your mediocre establishment.

I warn others so that your visit to Bucks County can be a pleasant one without such a bad experience.

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Until yesterday I would have given 5 stars... The last 2 times we have walked away shaking our heads...and last night I was down right furious!

My dearest friends and I love warm weather so we can go to Lilly's! We are very loyal and have waited for as long as 2 hours to get in.

When you walk in there is a big case of desserts. Huge cakes etc. And you think about them for the whole meal. They bring the dessert menus out which have NO prices. Then you eat and find out that the piece of cake just cost $8.00!!! And the pieces are way smaller than last year when they would serve them on a plate that could hold a turkey.

Yesterday I ordered a personal pie instead and couldn't finish it. They threw it in a box all mangled up to make it fit, there was 3/4 of the pie left now all balled up in a box looking awful. And then the bill was $10.00 for that 4 inch pie.

I was SO UPSET!!! I told the waiter and he was polite but did nothing to rectify it. The waitress apologized for mangling it up, but really 10.00????

This is the second time we have been blown away by the dessert prices. Last time after finishing an average size and taste piece of coconut cake we saw 8.00 and were appalled. BUT in the spirit of summer decided what the hell lets do it again at least we know its over priced and its lilly's. But to then see 10.00!!!!!???? and a mangled pie in a tiny undersized box?!!!

I have not ever taken the time to write a review for any restaurant ever. And this incident was so outrageous I had to do it.

I wanted to stand out in the parking lot and warn people!! We went around town after dinner and found tons of great places for dessert. So next time we will DEFINITELY go elsewhere for that portion of the meal.

Love ya Lilly's but that practice is very deceptive... We now know to ask the price or eat elsewhere... Otherwise the food and atmosphere are great...

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★☆☆☆☆

Until yesterday I would have given 5 stars... The last 2 times we have walked away shaking our heads...and last night I was down right furious!

My dearest friends and I love warm weather so we can go to Lilly's! We are very loyal and have waited for as long as 2 hours to get in.

When you walk in there is a big case of desserts. Huge cakes etc. And you think about them for the whole meal. They bring the dessert menus out which have NO prices. Then you eat and find out that the piece of cake just cost $8.00!!! And the pieces are way smaller than last year when they would serve them on a plate that could hold a turkey.

Yesterday I ordered a personal pie instead and couldn't finish it. They threw it in a box all mangled up to make it fit, there was 3/4 of the pie left now all balled up in a box looking awful. And then the bill was $10.00 for that 4 inch pie.

I was SO UPSET!!! I told the waiter and he was polite but did nothing to rectify it. The waitress apologized for mangling it up, but really 10.00????

This is the second time we have been blown away by the dessert prices. Last time after finishing an average size and taste piece of coconut cake we saw 8.00 and were appalled. BUT in the spirit of summer decided what the hell lets do it again at least we know its over priced and its lilly's. But to then see 10.00!!!!!???? and a mangled pie in a tiny undersized box?!!!

I have not ever taken the time to write a review for any restaurant ever. And this incident was so outrageous I had to do it.

I wanted to stand out in the parking lot and warn people!! We went around town after dinner and found tons of great places for dessert. So next time we will DEFINITELY go elsewhere for that portion of the meal.

Love ya Lilly's but that practice is very deceptive... We now know to ask the price or eat elsewhere... Otherwise the food and atmosphere are great...

Pros: Great atmosphere beautiful outdoor seating

Cons: The desserts are outrageously overpriced and kept a secret

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Love chocolate, cakes, fresh pies? After finishing a perfect meal you cannot leave Lily's without dessert! The menu selection is unique, service fantastic, and a relaxing atmosphere. Oh, and did I mention dessert?

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★★★★☆

Love chocolate, cakes, fresh pies? After finishing a perfect meal you cannot leave Lily's without dessert! The menu selection is unique, service fantastic, and a relaxing atmosphere. Oh, and did I mention dessert?

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Lilly's sits back off the main street in Lambertville. The food is great and the atmosphere unique. I think it definitely one of the top choices in town.

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Lilly's sits back off the main street in Lambertville. The food is great and the atmosphere unique. I think it definitely one of the top choices in town.

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Lilly's sits right next to the canal and really is one of many Lambertville treasures. In the Spring/Summer you can sit outside in their garden, which is lovely. I also like that their kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant and you can watch them cook your food. It is BYOB and parking can get scarce on a busy night.

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Lilly's sits right next to the canal and really is one of many Lambertville treasures. In the Spring/Summer you can sit outside in their garden, which is lovely. I also like that their kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant and you can watch them cook your food. It is BYOB and parking can get scarce on a busy night.

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I have been to Lilly's about 5 times - the food is always good, the service has been ok (sometimes slow,ok if you are taking your time enjoying your company, but not ok if you are starving). Also, the restaurant is a little too cramped for me.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to Lilly's about 5 times - the food is always good, the service has been ok (sometimes slow,ok if you are taking your time enjoying your company, but not ok if you are starving). Also, the restaurant is a little too cramped for me.

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This place has great and interesting food. The decor is awesome with a waterfall right when you walk in. The food is fairly priced and the service is great.

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This place has great and interesting food. The decor is awesome with a waterfall right when you walk in. The food is fairly priced and the service is great.

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Love this place! Kudos to the great wine list- local winery, Alba, is now one of our favorites! Hats off to the hummus plate, fruit and cheese salads, and AWESOME eggplant fries! Kitchen in the middle of the place and unique water wall add to hip ambiance. Best food in New Hope/ Lambertville.

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★★★★★

Love this place! Kudos to the great wine list- local winery, Alba, is now one of our favorites! Hats off to the hummus plate, fruit and cheese salads, and AWESOME eggplant fries! Kitchen in the middle of the place and unique water wall add to hip ambiance. Best food in New Hope/ Lambertville.

Pros: Food, wine

Cons: reservations required!

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Terrific food - many light and vegetarian options. Nice wine list. Excellent service. Amazing desserts. Lovely outdoor patio. Go!

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Terrific food - many light and vegetarian options. Nice wine list. Excellent service. Amazing desserts. Lovely outdoor patio. Go!

Pros: great food, lovely patio, attentive service

 

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