Lilly’s French Cafe and Bar is one of my favorites. The patio is magical, the food is wonderful, the staff is nice. We recently took a few friends there and it was lovely, as usual.
As a vegetarian, I am always a fan of menus that contain lots of meat-free choices. This time, I opted for the gazpacho and the vegetable plate (which has a little bit of all the veggie dishes – love it!). I even indulged in the cheese plate for dessert. Other diners in my party had the duck (“Rich but great!”) and the filet mignon.
During the week (and even on some weekends), we have had very little trouble getting a table without a reservation. (I have yet to eat at Joe’s because I can never get a reservation when I need one!)
Lilly’s French Cafe and Bar
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: 310 314 0004