Lillian’s Cafe in Audubon, NJ occupies the site which formerly housed another restaurant, Alphabet Soup. The menu and decor have changed but the “Alphabet Chairs” remain.  If you were once a big fan of the “K” chair, or the “M” chair, or even the “Q” chair, the chance exists that you will be able to plant your butt in it, unless someone has gotten there first.

 I’m happy to report that the menu and food is better at Lillian’s than it was at Alphabet Soup.


    I had a bottle of the 2007, Ancient Peaks, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA. This is another one of those modestly priced cabs that has more flavor than should be expected at this price point. It’s a great daily drinker.






 This was the Crab Cake appetizer that was excellent with a duo of dipping sauces that were the perfect companion to the meaty crab cakes.






 A couple of folks in our party had the Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese Butter, an 8 oz. cut of nicely prepared steak with a blue cheese and herb compound butter served with mashed potatoes and asparagus spears.





 This was Roast Pork dish with broccoli rabe and a sweet potato hash. It looked delicious.





 I had the Baked Chicken which was served with a chive chicken au jus om a bed of creamy goat cheese and asparagus risotto. The chicken was flavorful and nicely prepared buy the risotto which I was looking forward to enjoying was a complete miss. The texture was poor and it was congealed beyond being servable. It did not totally detract from my meal and I would be willing to return for another performance.


I would certainly say that Lillian’s is a BYOB that you might enjoy and a cut above the previous Alphabet Soup.

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