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Lilac Cafe

212 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033-6168
+1 425-828-4252
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pork chop” (3 reviews)
“polenta fries” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Italian
$$ - $$$
212 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033-6168
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to try it out for dinner during restaurant week and it did not disappoint. One of the best selection of choices I've seen during restaurant week. Went with another couple and all of us had a different appetizer and a different entrée so we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carrieul
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Lilac Cafe is owned and managed by Lynn from Lynn's Bistro so the quality of the food and dining experience is great. The menu includes a great burger and some fun/exotic twists. Price level is mid-range.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Had dinner twice at this lovely casual, comfortable place and love it. The food is wonderful and very much like those I had in Rome. Nothing too garlic-y or too oily or with too much cheese. I especially enjoyed their Clam & Saffron Pasta (I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We have eaten at the Lilac Cafe several times and have been completely satisfied. This restaurant is owned by Lynn who also owns Lynn's Bistro next door. The food is seasoned, served, and cooked perfect. We rate it a 10* when there are only supposed...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Fav26V
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: July 2017
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.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank HenryH2202
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank KL-CanadianTraveler
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28 June 2018|
Response from Fav26V | Reviewed this property |
No, it is very small.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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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