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Lilac Cafe

212 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033-6168
+1 425-828-4252
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“polenta fries” (2 reviews)
“pork chop” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Italian
$$ - $$$
212 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033-6168
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

This restaurant is owned by the same chef that owns Lynn's Bistro next door. We held a family birthday party with 14 people and everyone's food was excellent. The menu has lots of wonderful Italian options, enough so that most in our party had different...More

Thank Samuel A
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Went to celebrate my friend's birthday on a Wednesday night. It was not busy and chose to sit in the corner by the window. We both tried a new cocktail (I had Aperol Spritzer and she had the Gin and orange martini) - both were...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The hosts for our family reunion were extremely generous booking the entire restaurant. It was already a great gathering of 70 people but the hosts had an open bar. Long tables were most efficient use of space. Buffet dinner consisted of meat, pasta, mashed potato,...More

1  Thank Harold H
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Place is overly large but enough tables to handle a reunion I attended. Food was very good American style and pasta. Service was excellent.

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I drove in to visit my aunt and we went out to eat. She has been here before during happy hour and the menu was for food and drinks were off from what she was use to. She asked for the salad with salmon which...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely visit at the lilac cafe. We weren't super hungry but wanted to split an entree. We decided on the short ribs with asparagus. They gave complementary warm bread while you wait and it was quite delicious. Our waiter was so thoughtful...More

Thank KL-CanadianTraveler
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have come in a few times and always had good meals and service. Tonight was amazing. I had the short ribs and my wife had the Pork Chop and Brussel Sprouts. Both were amazing. Our server was also excellent. Highly recommend....More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We were seated by a old bar, now a service area. TV on, felt like a weird sports bar.. Except for the $35.00 entrées. The food was good and we enjoyed our meal, but next time we'll go back to the Bistro next door.

Thank restuarantguy
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Although the name is Lilac... This has some of the best Italian dishes on the Eastside. The Italian chef is the real thing.

Thank Eugene M
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I love Happy Hours on the Eastside, and this one of the best--both wine and appetizers. It is also next door to Lynn's Bistro (same chef/owner) which doesn't have HH

Thank Steve E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033-6168
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: +1 425-828-4252
Chef Linh of Lynn's Bistro created a second restaurant in the heart of Kirkland offering a different type of culinary adventure. Cafe Lilac features chef de cuisine Gionata Salemme from Rome, Italy. Offering a casual, comfortable atmosphere to gather with friends and family.
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