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Lillie's Victorian Establishment

$$$$

249 W 49th St, New York
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No one can ever accuse the people behind this restaurant of mailing it in when it comes to decor. The super high and ornate ceilings make you feel like you’re in a palace. Direct your eyes to the stained glass windows, and now this place looks like a church. The menu here has staples like grilled chicken, shrimp cocktail, and a bacon cheeseburger. There’s also afternoon tea, which is only offered at Lillie’s Midtown location (the other being near Union Square). The tea service comes with a solid chicken salad and mint pesto sandwich, delicate macarons, a selection of mini ​​creme brûlées with perfectly brittle tops, and more—all served on flowery Victorian dishware. This place is on the same street as multiple Broadway productions, so go for brunch before a weekend matinee.

Tymel Young

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