Lilac offers fine dining in a casual setting in the historical downtown Billings area. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday evenings from 5pm to close. Our small seasonal menu changes frequently, with everything made fresh in house.
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
25th. St N
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Lilac Ratings and Reviews
Lilac is in our favorite place to eat in ...
Lilac is in our favorite place to eat in Billings. The food is excellent. Jeremy is a tremendously talented and creative chef. He rotates his menu to capture the best of what is available. His dishes are thoughtful, creative, delicious and memorable. We highly, highly recommend Lilac and look forward to our next visit!
Lilac is my favorite restaurant in town. ...
Lilac is my favorite restaurant in town. Although a bit pricey, the food is creative and always delicious. There tea infused salad is to die for! And I will always recommend their sticky toffee pudding and earl gray ice cream for dessert. My only complaint is that it can be noisy on busy Friday and Saturday nights. The service is always exceptional, though.
Lilac is one of my favorite restaurants ...
Lilac is one of my favorite restaurants in Billings. They always have something a little different on the menu. Flavor profiles are exceptional. My only complaint is that the desserts were pretty skimpy for the price.
Our food was very nicely prepared -- we ...
Our food was very nicely prepared -- we had the zucchini-stuffed chicken, which was tender and delicious. We both liked it well enough to go back sometime (we live 75 miles away) but we also both wished there were a few more menu choices in terms of entrees and desserts. We understand that a lot of the farm-to-table restaurants like this one have somewhat abbreviated menus.
The menu specials featured unusual combi ...
The menu specials featured unusual combinations of ingredients that ended up being fantastic together. What I got was as an entree was superb. I will never forget the dessert--- fennel apple crisp with buttermilk ice cream!
I've dined here twice in the past year o ...
I've dined here twice in the past year on visits to Billings. Menu items are fresh, creative, and healthy. Most recently, the halibut, poblano ravioli, and celeriac were great, tea infused salad was refreshing, good wine selection. The staff is friendly and efficient. A real gem in Big Sky country.
Waiter knew the food he has cooked it hi ...
Waiter knew the food he has cooked it himself but he was more like a owner of an up-and-comming place then just an employee. Food was original and it was great to see all the chef's instead of secret microwave technicians. Had an awesome time on our anniversary! Thank you!
We had the chicken skins, wasabi peas (w ...
We had the chicken skins, wasabi peas (which were so good we nearly fought over them), and the cheese plate, for a pre-drinks tapas meal. It was excellent, and we would go again. Please note, that the restaurant is small, and if you need a table for more than four it might be difficult. But THANK YOU for not having high tops!
The food was unique and tasty. This was ...
The food was unique and tasty. This was our first dining experience at Lilac and we were pleasantly surprised! There were 3 of us and we ordered several different things and shared them so we could get a feel for the menu. It was an excellent choice -- gave us a great variety and WAYYY too much food!!! The service was outstanding and the waiter made excellent recommendations. It may have been our first time there but certainly won't be our last. Really want to try the Sunday brunch!
Another great meal at Lilac - the rib ey ...
Another great meal at Lilac - the rib eye steak special with corn accompaniment was superb. The steak even had a nice thickness to it which is so hard to find in Billings these days. If you've not tried the doughnuts and coffee you better give them a try as they are fantastic!
This is an amazing restaurant! We alwa ...
This is an amazing restaurant! We always have a great time with great food and service. I love the "out-of-the-box" food options. We tried the beef tongue tacos and they were so amazing. I can't stop talking about them. Try it. You will love everything!!
Excellent brunch; BLT with fried green t ...
Excellent brunch; BLT with fried green tomato and goat cheese is incredible! The cornmeal pancake with blueberry was as we remembered it, a must have! When available for brunch, also have the rhubarb shrub mimosa, but think fast it sells out quick!!
This is the second time my family and I ...
This is the second time my family and I have visited this outstanding restaurant. It is a great place that we drive through on our annual road trip from Montana to our home in Chicago, Illinois. Both times the servers have exceeded our expectations. We went out of our way to include it in our itinerary for the leg of the trip.
expected more. food was just fair. a b ...
expected more. food was just fair. a bit overpriced for the quality. no friendly to kids at all. they dont even try. not even a booster seat in the entire place let alone a high chair. i understand they are a wine bar ambiance - but for those w/ kids who want to try new places and find good food. no effort here at all. i wont go again.
Lilac is amazing! Their brunch never dis ...
Lilac is amazing! Their brunch never disappoints and their dinner follows suit. I would highly recommend the braised ribs paired with the secret squirrel cabrenet, or you can never go wrong with any of the specials they have. They were out of a particular champagne we ordered, but our waitress was very apologetic, and could not have been more helpful in selecting a different bottle. Lilac is perfect for anyone who enjoys a great meal accompanied by wonderful service.
we don't go out often but Lilac is one o ...
we don't go out often but Lilac is one of our top picks. we over ordered - soup was amazing - ended up taking half of 2 dishes home and they were spectacular the next day. glad you are serving revel roasted coffee beans - wonderful and local roaster. couldn't do dessert because dinner was so fine. be back.
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