Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Lili's -- What's Right and What Is . . .

Wrong? . . . Not really anything because the food at Lili's is good and it is reasonably priced, and anyone who names a restaurant after their daughter has some idea of what's important.
It's just that, well, one night I was with my son, who lives near there, and we were without our respective families so I asked him if he wanted to get dinner. I chose Lili's. The food was good, the service was good, the owner was friendly -- but for two guys who probably would have been more comfortable at a burger joint it was a little too feminine. I was okay, my son was squirming like a you know what in church. Can I blame them for that? Of course not.
I would place Lili's in the boutique restaurant category, it is after all called, Lili's Bistro, but for most of us that is an uncertain description; it has tapas menu as well as a full plate menu.
I chose the Grilled Halloumi (a mild and smoky cheese) for an appetizer, which was excellent, and the crab cakes for dinner. I had just had a fantastic crabcake in Baltimore a few days prior so I thought let's try the Bistro version. It is served in three small patties with a kind of wasabi sauce. It was very good.
My son is 27. I'm not sure what he had but he needed to eat again a couple hours later. Like I said, he's 27, so he needs to eat every couple of hours anyway. Can I blame Lili's for that? Of course not. Will I go back? Maybe for lunch. But for dinner, ladies, enjoy.
Dinner for 2, with tip and without adult beverage, costs around $50.
Website: http://www.lilisbistro.com

9 comments:

Andrew said...

Grilled Halloumini, huh? You probably had to eat that with a purse, right?

Anonymous said...

yeah, you felt feminine with that order? beef tips bro!

Francis Shivone said...

Andrew: very good.
Choosing Grilled Halloumini. Gay or not gay?

Andrew said...

My goodness...do you even have to ask?

Vance Martin - Lili's dad said...

Too FUNNY! I remeber you because we talked about the crab cakes.

Next time (and I hope there is a next time) bring your wife or date for some added security or "cover" in case you run into some of your manly friends!

Francis Shivone said...

Vance -- I don't remember talking about the crab cakes, nevertheless, I appreciate you getting the attempt at humor.
The problem of identity wasn't mine but my son's, as I said, he was nervous like somebody from the Bull and Bush would spot him there. I did think the whole thing was funny though.
I liked it, I'll be back (with signicant other, i.e., wife of 32 years) and I'll ask for you.

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kdb said...

I have no idea who this Anonymous poster is hitting all of the Fort Worth blogs but let me assure you that your view of Lili's is in the minority and Lili's is strong as it's every been.

Francis Shivone said...

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