So for my charity bus trip to the city in October, I picked a new restaurant. Well, 2 to be exact as the one for lunch was wonderful but that 's another post. This is the dinner post. Lillie's Victorian Bar located East 17th Street in Union Square was an interesting choice. If you love Victorian decor...this is the place for you......
the outside is very Victorian as well as inside
they serve lunch and dinner and reservations can be made on Open Table
it is named for Lillie Langtry and here is some info on her from Lillie's website:
Lillie was born Emilie Le Breton and raised on the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel. At age 20 she was married to the Irish land-owner Edward Langtry. Lillie became an acknowledged beauty of her era, an A-list guest, an actress, a model, mistress to the future king of England, and an inspiration for poetry and plays by Oscar Wilde. Known affectionately by her many friends as “The Jersey Lillie”, she moved to America in 1887 and became an entrepreneur and society hostess.
the decor is really amazing and is the clear star of this place
the bar area and furnishings were acquired from a Victorian mansion in Ireland
I loved these gorgeous columns and the gold detail on the top
our dinners were this excellent Crab cake which was all real crab
spinach pie - so yummy and generous size as well
coconut shrimp...anytime coconut and shrimp are married it is one to last a lifetime!!
this was the most unique sink I ever saw....don't ask me why I took my camera to the bathroom as that isn't important but Look at this Sink !! The water trickles down to that little ledge (not sure what to call it!!) and from there goes into your hands.
Lillie's was a fun place and great for a drink and something light to eat. The company I had for dinner was quite nice as well which makes it an even better treat!! They also had live music playing and they have a location near Times Square at West 49th and 8th Avenue. I am hoping to check out the Times Square location in a few weeks.
Today's Words of Wisdom: Make Happiness a Habit
*original post 11/22/2010
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