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Great atmosphere. Some legit Jamaican food like ackee. Came in for brunch and they seated us without a reservation.
Miss Lily's is a go-to for Jamaican food in the City. Great for grazing with friends, everything is worth a try. Must-haves include the corn, jaquitos, shrimp, the famous jerk chicken, and the goat (trust me). I think I ate about 3 plates of plantains. The rum cake and banana pudding are completely worth killing your diet, and should definitely be shared. It's typically a bit noisy, but that's part of the fun.
Sasha was craving chicken. GOOD chicken. I'm picky when it comes to my poultry. I don't want no weird bland dry chicken yo!
Our Sunday journey to find food was leaving us parched... Exhausted.... Ready to call it quits.
Hungover, little sleep, and a beaming sun in the streets of West Village makes for a very cranky Sasha.
"OH! Miss Lily's! You want jerk?" My lover half-excitedly suggest.
"Que?" (When I'm hungry I don't speak English)
"OH. yeah sounds bueno."
He had been to ML many times but I hadn't so I trusted someone else with my food choice while I was at this point dying of starvation.
As you Yelpers may know- trusting someone else to pick a place to eat while you're extremely hungry can go VERY well but sometimes may leave you hungrily wanting to choke the crap out of that person.
& so I didn't know what to expect but I had the jerk chicken.
Jerk chicken was pretty good seasoned & cooked right, slightly charred but still juicy. Served with mango chutney, and a side salad. All very good. Flavor was on point. Chutney contrasted the jerk rub just right. Sweet and spicy. My fave combo!
The chutney had a little too much ginger for my liking but it was good nonetheless.
The jerk chicken is usually served with rice & peas but my lover nicely asked me if I wanted veggies instead since I'm usually on my healthy ish (alcohol doesn't count though). I didn't know a fist fight would ensue as the woman didn't want to substitute the rice and peas for some kind of veggie. OK, OK there was no physical contact but she reluctantly substituted.
Ambiance is awesome! Music consists of reggae and dance hall & made me want to dance while eating chicken. You know the usual.
Yes- They are overpriced but we have to take location into consideration.
Overall solid place. As I'm an NYU student I would totally come back here, too bad these are not "broke Grad student" prices!
Miss Lily's has such a cool vibe and really makes you feel like you're back in the islands! It is perfect for a casual date and/or just hanging with friends. Their music events are always awesome as well!
Came here with a group to celebrate a birthday. We had a reservation but were probably seated 30-45 minutes late. At first we were annoyed by this, but we did hang out at the bar while we waited, and once we were seated the service was fast (also they apologized with free shots).
We ordered a variety of entrees and most of the sides and we could not stop talking about how delicious everything was. Will definitely return.
My boyfriend and I went to Miss Lilly's yesterday. Horrible start to our Sunday/funday. The service was poor! The staff was not helpful. No one showed us to a seat and when we were finally seated at the tiny little table.... practically on another couples lap....we then waited an eternity for someone to take our order. The food is HIGHLY OVER PRICED! A bowl filled with flavorless liquid "stew" and 4 pieces... (I counted) of oxtail bone costed $21. A dry ,bland fish accompanied by 2 soggy festivals was priced at $26 and a lukewarm bottle of Ting $4. The couple sitting next to us was enraged with their $135 bill for a few appetizers and beers. My boyfriend and I left miss lily's just as hungry as we walked in and $105 poorer. This knock off caribbean restaurant needs to lower their prices, replace their cook and upgrade their services.DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY! 👎👎👎👎👎👎
Negrill Village was packed so we wondered this way on a Saturday night. Jamaican is always a bit on the pricy side to me but you end up with so much food. This place does not lack flavor or spice, everything's got some kick to it. So if you don't like it venture elsewhere. Jerk chicken (sandwich), curry chicken, beef patty, jerk corn, it was all delicious. Also, they don't serve fountain soda, only organic juices, shakes and shots. The ambiance is nice, there was a DJ playing lots of reggae, of course. Will return whence back in the neighborhood.
This is a fun spot for events. The coconut shrimp and red sangria are great options. I recommend stopping by and meeting the really friendly waitstaff.
I've been here 4 times & have tried 6 dishes. LOVED: 1) Oxtail Stew Platter 2) Jerk Chicken Platter. See Top 10 dishes on Foodmento
Food, exceptional. Service, on point. Ambiance ... relaxed and Irie mon! A must do experience;carribean twist on a variety of drinks and dishes on the menu. Broke my "diet" and have no regrets. I'd do it again, lol!
Great food, Great atmosphere! - found this gem during NYC Restaurant Week.
Staff was friendly and helpful. Felt like I was back home in the Caribbean!
Food is excellent. Great full flavored meals. Great drinks and excellent music. Very good jerk chicken and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
The food was excellent. Jerk chicken almost as good as the Jerk pans on Standpipe, Kingston, JA. Callilou was over cooked but well seasonwd (I like my greens with a crunch) and the maduros aka sweet plantain were cooked perfectly. The reason I gave Ms. Lilly's 3 stars is because we were given the late brunch menu and charged the dinner menu price for the jerk chicken platter.
I just placed an order online for the first time at seamless for food from Miss Lily's. It was a surprise to a client of mine. I must say the client was moved by the gesture and everything worked perfectly. The food arrived in an attractive package and was very quick delivery time. 20-30 minutes. Very impressed. I would use both services again.
Miss Lily's is a great starter pack for those people that are afraid to get Jamaican food in Crown Heights. For the type's that want to feel cultured without leaving their nice neighborhood or campus. Their seasoning is delicious AF. Makes you want to reevaluate the way you cook your chicken. I'd give it a 3.6 stars but google is only letting me round up. So you lucky with this one Miss Lily's.
Terrible customer service.
Though the ambiance is set to be like 90's reggae/dancehall, the food is not up to par. It's quite telling when all the Jamaicans flock to Negril Village on a saturday night instead of Miss Lily's. Don't even waste your time if you're Jamaican, just go to Negril Village on West 3rd for authentic Jamaican food.
Mellisa Tucc recc. Jamaican food. Jerk chicken and corn. Pretty cramped place. Matt Recc too. Awesome jerk chicken and corn.
Lovely Jamaican spot. Laid back atmosphere, extremely friendly and helpful staff, and delicious food. I was a bit let down by the jerk chicken, which we felt tasted more like BBQ chicken (the Texans variety). Fish taco is delicious, as is their corn. Oxtail is another great dish here. I'd also recommend their fries - fries itself is of the standard shoe string variety, but the jerk ketchup is where it shines.
Miss Lily's comes through with more than one standout dish at this laid-back back Jamaican hot spot. There are, however, a few misses as well. We started with the jerk corn, fish tacos, spicy shrimp, and ackee dip. The corn and the tacos were fantastic. If go back just for those two dishes alone. The shrimp are spicy (in a good way) and flavorful, but for some reason, almost impossible to peel, which made the dish more frustrating than enjoyable. Ackee dip was also very good. For our main course, we ordered we ordered the sampler, where the oxtail definitely stole the show. The jerk chicken was missing the "jerk" seasoning and was slathered in a sauce that tasted more like American BBQ than anything that came out of Jamaica. The curry goat as well as our mac & cheese were fine, just not exceptional in anyway, and neither dish left me wanting more. The biggest let down for me was the callilou. It was mushy and reminded me of frozen vegetables that had been left out to defrost and then microwaved. Not appealing, at all. It should also be noted that the service was incredibly friendly and helpful from the hostess to our waitress to the manager (who checked on is several times and stopped to have a conversation with us that was very informative). I recommend a trip to Miss Lily's, just don't leave without having the corn and the tacos - they are a must!
This place is casual and friendly. Food is well prepared. I try the jerk chicken roti and I highly recommend it. In addition you can watch soccer games on their TV.
The wait staff is awesome, from their attentiveness to their attire, makes you feel like you're not even in NY, but in Jamaica somewhere. This is helped by the great Reggae and Dancehall music they play round the clock, it's just a great time. Definitely try their grilled corn, jerk chicken and oxtail stew... All amazing!
I loved the food here. The hostesses are always dressed so nice, as if you were in Jamaica itself. The jerk chicken and oxtail stews are amazing and the music is always great. The hostesses are very friendly and attentive as well.
Upscale Caribbean cuisine with amazing flavors I've been here for lunch and dinner and I've always left satisfied. Pick something off the menu and go for it. Everything's delicious. Must try the homemade ginger beer and sorrel.
At night the place comes alive with a great hip hop & reggae DJ.
For starters, the hostess, Nordria(hope I spelled it correctly), was sweet and actually concerned about my comfort since it was chilly outside(Calif kid).
I had the Chicken n waffles. The chicken was cooked to perfection, with very tasty seasoning. The waffle was crisp, not soft and not overcooked. The jerk syrup was great; sweet with a nice soft kick of spice. Different and creative. My server was very polite and attentive.
On a side note... I think I have a crush on the hostess. 😘😲
Cool vibe. Food is pretty authentic and delicious. I've experienced some great highs and some mediocre. Service could be better. The hostess was very slow and unwelcoming. Took exactly 6 minutes for a hello. I'd still come back.
First the good. The service is great. Kind servers and host. Unfortunately, the prices are outlandish for the portion size and overall quality. If it knocked my socks off, that'd be one thing, but it was pretty standard.
$24 for "half a chicken"', but that chicken was the size of a Cornish hen. $6 for a small piece of roti (labeled "Buss Up Shut"), which the host explained is made with chick pea flour, therefore dry as desert sands, and flavorless. $6 for a small bowl of plantains - which I'm gonna assume were grown in an organic hydroponic guano farm, to account for the high price.
4 people split two entrees and two additional sides, and with tax and tip was over $100. Look, I don't care if the chickens were live in the kitchen and slaughtered minutes before they came to my table with jerk seasoning made from fresh grown herbs engraved with magical kanji, nothing justified that price.
Never again. The hipsters and pretentious Manhattanites can have it.
Paid $18 for the ackee and saltfish meal, which came with one festival, 4 friend plantains and a side of fruit. We skipped the cocktails. The food was delicious and very filling, but kind of on the pricier side. That being said, it is soho and I like that they did not skimp on the ackee as many places are wont to do.
The service was timely and okay (not exceptional, but not terrible as some of the past reviewers experienced) and they didn't rush us out the door.
The only feedback I would give is to serve the fruit plate first and the warm meal after instead of together so that my food is not getting cold while I eat my fruit.
My dining experience at this location was horrific. I am very dissatisfied with the level of customer service and professionalism this establishment displays. Upon arriving at Miss Lily's, my party and I were seated and waited for approximately 15 minutes before we were greeted by our server/waitress, who was far from inviting. We began to place our drink order but had to revisit the menu, as they ran out of fountain drinks/soda. My sister, who initially requested a coke, ordered a organic juice instead. The waitress took another 20 minutes to come back and take our food order, which had to also be amended, as they ran out of pancakes. Although service was clearly lacking and I was mildly devastated about not being able to indulge in the pancakes I so badly wanted, I calmly ordered the chicken and waffles dish and continued to enjoy the company and conversations of my dining buddies. Thirty minutes later, a lady approaches our table and introduces herself as a manager. She informs us that they do not have chicken and waffles. My sister points to the item on the menu. The manager then says, "I mean we ran out of it". She then proceeds to explain that she is the manager for the new shift and that we needed to deal with it. At this time, we are agitated, as 3 out of 4 of us ordered this dish. Also, we notice that the table to our left ordered and received their chicken and waffle dishes, although they came in 30 minutes after us. In addition, we notice a server carrying a tray with a few plates of chicken and waffles that were for other guests, who also arrived after us. Our waitress never bothered to return to our table and was obviously not required to do so by management. The manager was unapologetic and cold. I will never visit this establishment again, as the level of customer service and is appalling. However, I would be remisced if I did not mention that I had a wonderful experience dining at Miss Lily's 7A. I cannot fathom that they are owned by the same person.
The setting of this jamaican restaurant is like no other: vinyls of Caribbean artists on the walls, flags of jamaica on the speakers, and waitresses dressed exotically. The food is delicious (try the jerk pork and the corn) as are the cocktails (try to Lily's punch). Booking is needed as this place is very popular.
quaint little Jamaican eatery which has gotten very popular over the last couple of years. The food is delicious and the decor feels authentic. The service was poor and the seats very tight but overall I must say I enjoyed myself. The bill came out pretty high / too high in my opinion. I would only come back for a special occasion as I feel they overcharge here.
Great, close to authenticate Jamaican dishes. They keep it pretty mainstream w a menu consisting of the most iconically known dishes like jerk chicken, plaintains, rice and peas, etc. The vibe is laid back and chill, and dancehall and reggae fill the room. The cocktails are ok, but I wouldn't necessarily go there for them, it really is about the food.
When you enter in this fashionable place in Houston street, you immediately feel transposed in a very light-hearted enjoyable mood. Nice music, color, smooth reception. While you are at the top of your expectations you start to re_consider the initial positive vibe because in slow motion this is what you are going to experience: fast food menu, fast food service, club music that doesn't allow a normal conversation ( you can scream, you can nod, you can enjoy the music but you won't speak). The smiling, sweet, flower dressed waiter will nod whatever you will say but he won't understand you don't eat spicy, you are hungry, you would like to have your food within 45 minutes from the arrival ( and I will be an over cooked Mac&cheese with extra garlic on top). A part from the food, the noice and the distracted service, everything else was great.
Took my sisters who visited NYC. We had such an amazing time. Great food and ambiance. Try the jerk corn.
If I had to describe Cotogna in one sentence, I would say it's a restaurant trying to be something it's not. A good Italian restaurant trying to pass itself off as a Michelin type restaurant. Sure the rustic atmosphere with warm wood-fired ovens and a lively bar set a great scene, but that ambiance is quickly tempered by the quality and quantity of the food.
Our waitress was pleasant, the wine list abundant and reasonably priced ($50 each). Unlike every Italian restaurant I've ever been to, bread is not provided complimentary, but rather focaccia is available at a $4 charge. We shared a pizza among a table of 5 that served as an excellent appetizer. The combination of dates and goat cheese was delicate yet flavorful and the crust was perfectly cooked.
Food was just ok. Pork is a bit dry. Service was a bit off as they seemed overwhelmed with a shortage of staff. Be sure to make a reservation because the place is very small.
The food was good. The servers were nice. The music was cool. Everything was good until the bus boy started to clean the table with our entire party there.
After watching Food Network one night I saw that they had a Caribbean Challenge and I said to myself, I must go and find this place one day and see how it is. The very next day I happen to be in the city and was craving some island food for my dinner. "Google Caribbean restaurants near me" Negril something: CLOSED DOWN, Miss Lily's: let's go. As soon as I walk in who do I see, Andre. I was like no way, I just saw this guy on TV last night and now here it is, him in the flesh. So I went up to him and I had to tell him like this, listen I saw de show and it's good to see an island man come up. Ah foreign ah do what he doing with the inspiration of his grandmother behind h strong. This is a fire that will never go out and not too forget that he has paved the way for other young Island boys to follow in the footsteps that he has made. Oxtails, rice and complimentary jerk corn was out this world. A true champ at his best. I will return with my wife on the near future.
Super fun place for a group night out or bday celebration. Jerk corn is the BEST I've ever had, jork chicken and oxtail are incredible as well. Order the coconut cake to finish!
This little spot will be very big in the near future. Great service, reasonable price and good Jamaican food
Very good food, excellent ambience, mediocre service.
To preface this review, I am myself of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage and Miss Lily's was unfortunately an authentically inauthentic experience. Between the ox tail stew which was lacking in flavor and the poor service at this location, I would say to pass it up for anything that requires a restaurant that will impress on any front. My server Jamal was inattentive, cold, and unaccommodating as was the rest of the service crew excluding the hostess for which we can of course have an a modicum of expectations dictating that they at the very least exercise proper customer service skills. While Miss Lily's will be okay for casual dining and an introduction to Jamaican cuisine, my experience was so disappointing that it left me clamoring to write a review to warn others of the excessive 'hype' surrounding this location.
Side note - AVOID THE SORREL. We received what seemed to be a 12 oz. glass container of the drink with ice filled from bottom to top and a tasteless draw of hibiscus with just the slightest hint of ginger and sweetener all coming in for a whopping price of $6! Between the ice and the size of glass, there could not been more than 8 oz. of watered down sorrel.
I plea to the management team to restructure the business operation and actually start to value their customers and pay proper respects to the Jamaican culture and cuisine. Poor customer service and hubris in this fact is nothing to be proud of.
I found this place by accident, but it wasn't a bad accident. The food was pretty tasty. I had fish tacos, and my friend had oxtails. The corn appetizer was really good. The drinks need some work, they were a bit watered down. The ambiance was nice and festive. Since Negril Village shut down, this place is a nice alternative, and a bit more affordable. I would definitely go back.
We went there yesterday march 4 for my bday,wanted oxtails but didn't realize it was only served at dinner time. We got rice and peas and grilled wings, oh soo good. I didn't like how the staff was dressed. There was a black sister with jiggly butt in tights with an almost barely there too. I didn't like that for a restaurant. I won't mind that dress code in a strip club. As a black sister myself, my hubby and I found dress code distasteful and won't go to this location ever again. Food, 5 stars def. 4 stars due to dress code. Whose the manager???
We had pineapple wheat beers, jerk chicken, peas and rice, and banana pudding for dessert. Bustling, loud, cheerful place. Will definitely be back, maybe in the cool back room for a date night.
Great atmosphere, excellent service and AMAZING food. We will definitely be back next time we're in NYC.
I am not one to write reviews but this place really earns a bad review. We were seated and the waitress arrived recommending us the special appetizer which we order (it was horrible and smelled and tasted super fishy). Once our order was placed we didn't see our waitress much, which is fine. The meal was mediocre at best. Once our plates where cleared we received the check right away. We paid and 2 minutes after our bill was paid and removed from our table the waitress came up to us and asked to leave because they needed the table. We were beyond appalled... needless to say we will not be returning nor would I recommend this place.
Loved it, food was so good, best jerk sauce I've ever had, fun and Friendly service as well!
Food was good. Place aims to mirror a traditional Jerk shack. Limited outdoor seating available. Service was a little bit on the slower side but she was attentive and I never had to ask her to refill my glass. The music is too loud in my opinion but I enjoyed the music it's what I grew up with. I will return and bring friends.
Been here twice. Both times were pretty good, jerk chicken is always juicy. Just not enough jerk. Great place, cool vibes, good music.
WOW. great brunch. delicious food. the roll with the chicken was amazing. margaritas are great as well. the CORN was special. highly recommend this place !
I had the very yummy bread pudding,plantain and rum punch. I will be back for some entrees,happy to find a good Jamaican spot in New York and walking distance! Big Up to the friendly staff!
Great for any meal. Delicious jerk chicken. No liquor so only wine based cocktails but they're quite tasty. They play LOUD music sometimes so beware, had to give up talking for a bit.
The whole vibe was amazing, and for lunch I had the curry vegetables roti! The curry is the kind once you smell and see it you know you're in for a treat. Tried the sweet and dandy cold press juice and that was lovely, I only wished to see when it was made. I am definitely coming back.
I love this place.. their rum cake is too die for, i mea. Its literally that good.
Not as good as it's cozier place around the corner. No juices? No patties? That's the only reason I came by. The fish sandwich I had was decent but I am not going out of my way to come here. Also it does matter that the owners are not of the culture (carribbean) as the food may imply. I apologise if I am wrong, but I wouldn't got an Italian restaurant expecting great African food. This food does not exactly have the carribbean flavor I was raised on. Just saying........
The juice is insane here, especially watermelon when in season as well as the overall vibe. Jamaican meat patties and a great brunch menu. A NY original
I love the drinks here and the Jamaican infused menu. However the Oxtails my partner ordered were cooked with too much water and the gravy was not thick enough. I loved my Ackee and Saltfish breakfast plate.
If you're in the area, might as well go to Negril Village. Miss Lilys does not have a hard liquor license so the drinks are weak. The food is decent but definitely not delicious, authentic caribbean cuisine. The staff is nice and friendly. The ambiance and music is good.
The food here is absolutely delicious. It was a recommendation and so worth the drive. I jade the jerk salmon with sweet plantain. Expected the salmon to be spicy but it was relatively mild, which made me happy. My friend had the oxtail, boy was that delicious. The meat just fell right of the bone. The atmosphere is pleasant. You can vibe to some reggae, even heard a little afrobeat while eating there. I say give this place a try. Make reservations because the wait to can be very long.
In short the food sucks!!!! I bought a lunch special plate of jerk chicken and rice and peas which was a big mistake. The jerk chicken was cold, it didn't taste nothing like jerk chicken. Part of the chicken was not cooked properly. This tasted more like grilled chicken, then the cook sprinkled on the jerk seasoning. The rice and peas was mushy, it didn't taste nothing like authentic Jamaican rice and peas. Imitation is the best form of flattery but damn you guys suck!!!!!
Fast and friendly service. If your friends order something different from make sure you try their food. So many delicious dishes. I didn't order the roti but tried some from a friend's plate and that will be my next order.
The nerve of this place claiming to be a Jamaican restaurant. My wife and I had the codfish fritters and fish tacos to start off. Codfish fritters were mostly batter and fish tacos were two pieces of overly battered mahi mahi loaded with onions, peppers and coriander. We each opted for the “jerk chicken” meal, which was just two pieces of boiled chicken with some sauce on them, not at all what jerk chicken is or should taste like. Rice and peas were dry and tasteless not what you would expect from an authentic Jamaican restaurant. The mac and cheese pie came with what would amount to a whole spoonful of coriander on top and was equally as unimpressive. Any Caribbean person who frequents this establishment has no idea what authentic Jamaican food tastes like. The prices (exactly what you would expect from any restaurant in SoHo) would be justified if the food was quality, sadly it was not. Do yourself a favor and pass on this place. If you find it to be appetizing, then you clearly don’t know flavor and haven’t been exposed to seasoned food.
Jamaican food slightly elevated style. No less delicious.
The cocktails were delicious and the staff I take my hat off to you guys I will come again.
Loved it. Great vibe and awesome service! Appreciate the staff's energy. Went for my friends birthday lunch and the energy went to 100 for the birthday song!
Good Jamaican food but a bit too expensive, great atmosphere
This place has really good vibes. I don't think this place is that authentic but the food did taste good. The only thing that I don't like about this place is the price. It was definitely overpriced in my opinion. $30 for curry?? I thinks not. Drinks tasted like kool-aid.
I would only recommend coming during happy hour to get the most bang for your buck if that is something you're interested in.
Definitely overpriced and not really intended for those of us who are from the West Indies. I had the cod fish fritters. Very bad. Not cooked through and obviously from frozen fish, as it was not seasoned at all - at least not with West Indian seasoning. I actually asked them to throw my meal away. As for the drink i had, it would have been great if it had some alcohol in it. Next time i will stick with my peeps in BK or BX. Authentic peeps.
Unbelievably delicious. Super colorful vibes, music makes you feel like your actually in Jamaica even in winter. Every dish is packed with flavor. Go for the jerk chicken and sangria. So satisfying! Thank you miss Lilly's!!
Really nice establishment with great foods! Miss Lily's Jerk Shack is very unique. What they can do with jerk sauce is amazing! The jerk fries are incredible! I would recommend this place to everyone.
Dope vibe. Had the Jerk pork... valid. Nice spice. Rice and peas were hitting. Waitress was great and the owner was friendly.
Was ok during lunch roti was kinda cold :( but overall tasty. I’m use to a traditional roti but I like this burrito style. My friend had the fried chicken sandwich and he really enjoyed it. Fries were fresh. I feel like dinner might be better than lunch because kitchen is always moving.
Clearly my favorite place in NYC: good vibes, good food, super nice staff - welcoming, relaxed yet always super attentive!
It’s Jamaican food, delicious special Chicken Platter (delicious!!!), it’s tasty and with very generous portions (count 1 slice of coconut cake for 3!), yet nothing too fat or useless in the plate (not too much sauce or fat).
My big crush in NYC!
I absolutely love the jerk corn at Ms Lily’s. I loved my oxtail and rice and peas. However I had a bit of my friends jerk chicken and it was a bit dry. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the Mac and cheese. Definitely go for the oxtail though!
If you guys who are working your butts off cooking great food and welcoming the customers in are wondering why your tips are down? You need look no further than the two waitresses who are more concerned with how good they look in their tiny shorts or chatting on their telephones than looking after the customers. They didn't once check on how good our food was and it was very difficut to get a top up on the drinks. I had to ask for the bill then had to find the girls to physically give the payment to them. The guy seating us was great, the atmosphere and food was great but the two waitresses were useless.
Mark and Sue.
Delicious food! Fast service and for good prices. The entire staff is friendly and works together to give great service. One-hour long bottomless brunch is more then enough for drink because you drink will never be empty. Give the food a try. I cleaned my plate before I could get a photo Haha.
Love it here. Really good Jamaican food and a flashy fun ambiance that you'll be taking a lot of pictures of. It's hard to find a place that does bottomless brunch AND has good food and this is definitely one of them. The East Village location is bigger I think.
Make reservations. The place was fully booked and didn't do this but the hostess had a table open until 7:30 and gave us the table until that time. The food was excellent. Didn't care too much for the Dutty Wine, it was supposed to be sangria but tasted like chilled red wine. Do I recommend Miss Lily's l. yes and will be returning with reservations though. Oj and the prices were not bad either.
I had visited them for the first time last week and was not disappointed. The staff was friendly and food was superb!!
I had the curried shrimp with roti with a side of mac and cheese my friend had the salmon with peas and rice with sweet plantain.
The sauce that shrimp was in was crazy good....
The place was nice and the reggae music was very good. The only reason it didnt get 5 stars was because of the drinks.
We had got a pitcher of miss lily's punch for 50 bucks and it taste like straight juice!! (The bartender is extremely slow too so be patient). If they had a better selection of liquor and wine this would be the perfect place to go hang with friends listen to some reggae and grab some food.
Other that ..... there food is to die for so if you are near the area please go visit miss lily's cause I promise you won't be disappointed.
Went there for brunch. Cool vibe. Great food. Will definitely go back again.
Lively little restaurant and bar with a Caribbean atmosphere carefully decorated with bright Caribbean colours complimented by a selection of Caribbean tunes. The staff seem to carry themselves with Caribbean youthfulness dressed in attire reminiscent of a weekend Caribbean Lime. Outside and inside sitting options are available.
My friend and I ordered the pitcher of passion fruit rum punch and settled for the Jerk Salmon and Jerk Chicken with Jerk Fries and Mac & Cheese. The pitcher of rum punch is a great deal... I recommend the jerk fries. The chicken was great, not too spicy but I have a high tolerance for spice. My company thought that the Jerk Salmon was pretty good as well.
Miss Lilly's warrants a second, third... Visit.
The truth about Miss Lily's is that it's owned by a rich white guy capitalizing off of Jamaican culture, and hence therefore the food. The food is not bad, it's not great either. For the price, it's not authentic tasting enough nor is it good enough to suffice. However, you're paying for the aesthetic and ambience.
The reason I'm actually giving this place a 1 star review is because of the reality that they pander to people who want to be "in". The place is comprised at any given day of socialites and models alike (who make up both categories) who affiliate themselves with Jamaican culture while not even actually being it.
They also pander to the people who want to be around others who look a similar way to them. The "afrocentric" but not, group.
If you want real Jamaican food, better quality and away from the pomp there are multiple options outside of this. However, the appeal of Miss Lily's is in fact the community it attracts so bare that in mind.
It also appeals to a non-Jamaican demographic because of reasonings listed above. It also appeals to wealthy people because it's safe, the environment is "fun" and the hosts/servers are simply just pretty. There's no rhyme or reason to this place.
We had reservations here & had no issues. The food was great! I had the mac & cheese which is made with penne noodles and cost $7 plus taxes. I woyld order it again it was delicious! I also loved the sweet plantains. Friends had oxtails and they enjoyed them too.
Tasty Caribbean cuisine with a retro vibe in the SoHo neighborhood of NYC. Bottomless brunch, which you see pictured, is available on the weekend. For an hour or maybe even a little longer, you’ll feel great after several glasses of the One Love Bellini. You won’t feel too great while waiting in line for the unisex bathroom.
So happy that we found this place!!! Coming from the Caribbean I miss my island so much and especially the food! The sweet plantains are delicious as well as the BBQ ribs and the cod fish fritters (Accras)! I can’t wait to go back!
I went there for lunch the other day and it was lovely. The waitress was smiley, helpful and over all perfect. We started with the wings which were delicious, and the shrimp that we saw when we walked in on an other and they looked so appetizing that we had to try them... With no regrets. Then the fish sandwich which was delicious and the fries that came with it were addictive for me and sadly my table. I will for sure come back and bring people to give the chance to have a great meal, to listen to some good vibe music... To basically have a great time. Thank you.
Cute cute cute place. The decor is ADORABLE! The drinks are nice and strong, and you can’t go wrong with a good happy hour. I was very happy with just the vibe and conversation. Great for friends or a cool date night.
Came for brunch with friends. Service was bad. It took forever for a server to come over, to get drinks, and to wait for our check.
Food was ok. I got the chicken and waffles. The pieces of chicken were small and dry. Bottomless drinks were delicious. But the refills were warm.
Make sure to make a reservation as they get busy.
Food was very tasty and the cocktails were good too. Breakfast roti was delicious! My drink had too much ice so after a few minutes the drink was diluted, but it is bottomless so it is OK. The only thing why I am not giving 5 stars is that there is only 1 restroom for everybody (1 stool, 1 sink) so to wash my hands I was in a 15 minute line...or maybe they didn't tell me about another sink, but I would not want to be in that line during an emergency
Everyone who works here is so sweet!! The food was also great. Only reason I'm docking a star is because it was definitely more expensive than I expected.
Incredible place. I would suggest this Cuban bar. The cocktails were amazing. The food really good.
Very good style of the restaurant.
Probably the price a little bit too expensive for the place. Anyway a really good experience!!
I visiting Miss Lily's for a Saturday brunch. I ordered the jerk pork belly hash which had an incredible balance of sweet, heat, and salt. I ended up sitting at the bar, and the bartender was extremely friendly and did a great job explaining the intricacies of the menu. If you are looking for a unique brunch experience, then I think Miss Lily's is a great options! Side note.......I did not have any alcoholic beverages, but they appeared to be a hit with the other diners!
We did not enjoy the food. Did not finish it.
The service was ok.
This place was recommended to us by now former friends. We ended up getting food at Smokey Island Grille (1274 Fulton st. Brooklyn) which was near our hotel. Now this place has real good Jamaican food.
Cool atmosphere. Solid jerk chicken & goat curry. Unpretentious. Good place to have a beer.
Miss Lily’s is one of my favorite Jamaican restaurants in New York. It is easily accessible by the trains or just by walk if you live close by. The staff are polite and smile a lot. I’d recommend the jerk pork with rice and peas as a side + fried plantains if you want to have a taste of Afro/Jamaica. You are sure to vibe to some reggae tunes whiles there. There is an option to sit outside when the weather is warm.
Good for solo, duo or group lunch/dinner. Enjoy!
Went for lunch and it was so tasty. Great Jamaican food can be really hard to find in manhattan, but this place truly delivers. Unlimited mimosas/drinks were really great and the venue overall was very enjoyable. I would turn down the music volume just a smidge as a recommendation!
Some of the best Jamaican food in NYC right here. I am so happy this place exists in Manhattan, an island otherwise (and ironically) DEVOID of Island food. Great service too. CHill vibe. Love it.
My boyfriend & I both had the large order of oxtails. We came in as they were cooking so we had to wait a while, it was freaking worth it! Everybody knows the best food is fresh out of the pot! Also, while we were waiting, we shared a beef patty & it was literally exactly what a patty should be. #Cookbook Perfection.
Such a fun and authentic atmosphere. Food and drinks on point. Music and atmosphere are exactly what you want to hear as you munch on thin crispy plantain chips and calaloo artichoke dip. A cocktail with Ting!!!!! Will be back here next time I'm in the city. Service was great too!
We had so much fun celebrating my sister's birthday here! The food was amazing! I shared the Oxtail Soup with another person, great decision! It came with rice and beans mixed together which paired well with the mac & cheese side we added to our meal. The mac & cheese is SO DELICIOUS. TRY IT! The Oxtail Soup was also amazing, specifically because the meat was tender. We ordered and tried the punch and that really catches up to you. Two cups in and was feeling good, hopefully having the same effect on you! I let our waitress know it was my sister's birthday and they came by with a piece of cake and a song played throughout the restaurant as the waitresses waved sparklers. Such a fun environment! I recommend it for the food and the fun environment. I will definitely be back.
I'm a huge huge huge fan of the ambiance of this place. It's so well decorated and the vibes are so fun and upbeat; they had an in-house DJ and the service staff really makes the experience even better! They're characters and so fun to talk to. I'd definitely come back here. The food was awesome too - I got the jerk chicken with veggies. So. Good. Be back soon~
A small and popular place with a bar seating. Good food and service. We came here particularly for jerked chicken, but had a lot more. It was a lot of fun. There is also seating outside so you can enjoy start of the season. Book ahead so you will not wait a long time for a table.
While visiting New York City's Soho borough, we dropped by this nice little bar and had a snack and some beer. It really is a charming place! And the staff are really warm and friendly. The Jamaican food was really tasty and healthy!
Excellent place to go for brunch. Did is tasty and the staff is very friendly. A short walk from Washington square Park and bottomless cocktail make this place a go to place for a quick get together.
We had two appetizers and three entrees.
Chicken wing was great but shrimp was just OK.
Jark - Salmon and pork - were great with great side dishes.
Goat stew was amazing too.
I had sangria, it was great too.
Staff were very friendly and attentive. I would definitely come back for another dishes.
The music here was great for a Saturday night. It reminded me of being at my favorite Caribbean club. The staff was super friendly and the food was tasty.. the portions are not as hearty as I would prefer but it did the job. The jerk chicken was more of a sauce than the traditional rub but the oxtails were great.
The food is regularly well prepared and tasty, workers provides good customer service. I liked the cleanliness and character. Will come back again.
The absolute worse place to eat, the food was bland, the drinks were weak, the place was hot, the staff was dressed poorly. Will never go there ever again.
Great food, nice staff members, always good mood. They charge affordable prices and the food quality is fantastic. Fantastic work.
First time here the food was absolutely delicious. I meet this beautiful server Ms Chelsea very pleasant, friendly and beautiful..It was beautiful-peaceful and relaxing place to eat and listen great music. The staff was outstanding. The restaurant was exceptional along with the hosts and servers...
I regularly come by purchasing some food in here. I love the speedy customer service and well cooked dishes. Never disappointing.
I celebrated my birthday today in this excellent restaurant. happy to tell that we had a magnificent evening and the restaurant was undoubtedly the reason for that successful meeting. The stuff helped in a gorgeous way, the food was great and my friends were very cheerful. We shall absolutely visit again for more joyful events. Thank you very much.
I can speak for the food ordered: fish fritters, curry shrimp with roti & rice, and a taste of my friend's jerk chicken - SO GOOD. I chose not to take photos because it was late and dark and I hate dark food photos. Water was refilled constantly. Music was great. Seating for a Thursday night was immediate. I'm gonna want to check out their other location on East side.
Bright and cheery cafe with uniquely delicious food! Randomly ended up here after searching for brunch with no wait on a Saturday. Were greeted, sat right away and WOW. Order the pork belly hash and definitely help yourself to any of their $16 unlimited brunch cocktails. The Bellini was divine! You may be tempted to pass on the $7 seasonal fruit, don’t. It was the most beautiful platter of fresh strawberries, blueberries, huge watermelon slices, oranges and pineapple. I would’ve paid much more just for that. Just go check out this little hidden gem.
The drinks were AMAZING and the food was PHENOMENAL. What an Awesome Ambiance. Be sure to visit. Our server DeeDee was so VIBRANT. Will indeed visit again. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Came to town and a friend happened to be living in the area and highly recommended that I tried Miss Lily's. Such a cool ambiance and friendly staff! I love the rare reggae records on the walls but most importantly the cod fritters, curry shrimp, and jerk chicken was delicious! Nice balance of flavors and not overwhelming in spices. Definitely if you enjoy Caribbean and savory food I recommend Miss Lily's!
Jamaican food with Soju? They’ve got just what I need. I’ve ordered most things off their menu and have not once been disappointed. It’s not a surprise that there is always a bit of a wait but make a reservation and show up on time with your entire party to be seated and it’ll be a culinary treat. Music, ambience, and clientele definitely boosts this little spot up as well. The only thing that puts me off a bit is the condition of their bathrooms but I understand, their turnaround rate keeps the staff busy. But other than that, you can’t go wrong.
Food was really good, but knocked off 2 stars due to service. We were seated at 7:15pm and they told us that we had until 9:15pm there. Fine. We finished the food around 8:30pm and one of my friends paid for the entire bill. While we're trying to figure out the billing situation, 2 of the waitresses asked us to leave within 5 minutes of each other around 8:40pm. The table next to us had people napping and not one word to that group. Really frustrated because I really do like the food there.
THIS IS A REVIEW FROM JULY 2018: There is nothing I hate more than feeling cheated! I just paid $18 to drink unlimited juice for an hour. The drinks could not be more weak which is really disappointing considering I am the biggest lightweight anyone has ever known. Two good drinks would put me out! But I came for a boozy brunch. Come for the food instead.
Really nice spot for Jamaican food. Bob Marley playing. Simple but diverse menu. Colorfully and tastefully decorated. All kinds of customers enjoying their meals. Really nice vibe here. Saw Russell Simmons here. Of course he was on his phone 😁.
Tried this place already with a friend and I am obsessed ever since. I enjoyed the excellent ambience and delicious food and beverages. 5 stars.
If you want authentic Caribbean food, you have to come here. Great taste, nice part. The service is great, a bit slow, but everyone is comfortable. I had the West Indian shrimp curry, it's great when I love it. I can wait to go back and try another dish. I appreciate this region.
I really like this place. One of my go to places when I’m shopping in the soho area. Food is pricey for Caribbean cuisine but still reasonable. The food is well seasoned and has bold flavors. The restaurant is casual, very homey vibe. The food is very authentic, the music is great—very cool laid back feel. The drinks are always tasty as well. I love the oxtail. I usually don’t like oxtail but I actually really like the oxtail here; it’s sweet and very tender. The macaroni pie wasn’t what I expected but it wasn’t bad. Staff is attentive. If you’re West Indian like me, you know this place is the real deal—however, you also know you can cook this stuff at home or get it locally much cheaper. The rich folk in the area probably don’t know any better. Regardless, the food is worth it and I’ll be returning.
Ms. Lily’s is always the SPOT!!!! Their music is always cultured and on point!!!! Great aesthetics and amazing food as always. The vibe and energy of this place is unmatched!! Very authentic food. Pictured is the brunch time chicken and waffles but truly everything on the menu is great. Jerk chicken with plantain and rice and peas is my go to.
Food is okay but not authentic Jamaican cuisine. They do not serve hard liquor here, so drinks are made with soju, service can be slow, but it’s okay. The atmosphere in the front is pretty diner/cafeteria chill vibes, so def not a place to get dressed up and go to. Would go again if I was passing by, hungry and options are limited
Visited Ms. Lily's yesterday and I must say it was a great experience. First to get a table please make a reservation. I didn't and when I arrived with my...read this and 920 more