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A Return to Lillie’s Union Square, New York

November 17, 2012

We returned recently to Lillie’s — the Victorian bar and restaurant just off Union Square — for another good meal that won’t break the bank.

The food was good, but in need of tiny tweaks to make it better — things that we learned the kitchen was working on. We began with meatballs (oddly topped with a few lettuce leaves) in a rough-textured sweet and tangy sauce ($12 for four). Instead of soft and tender, the meatballs were tough from slight overcooking.
I recommend the sesame-flavored house made hummus ($13). Oddly it’s with served with thick chunks of bread instead of thin, or even pita bread. Personally, I prefer a little bread with my hummus instead of visa versa. The flavorful Scotch egg (a deep-fried hard-cooked egg wrapped in sausage meat and coated in breadcrumbs, $9) spent a bit too long in the fryer resulting it being a tad overcooked. Again, easily correctable.

The pulled pork sandwich was perfection, tender pork in the same sweet and tangy sauce as meatballs on a brioche bun along with with fries ($14).

A good match: the MacMurry Pinot Noir 2009 ($33.07) with its hint of red cherry, sweet vanilla and oak.

- bonnie

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Lillie’s
13 East 17th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 337-1970

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