Hours: Wed.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 5-7 p.m. Pre-fixe dinner: 5:30-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. Brunch: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat. Tapas and dinner: 5-9 p.m., Wed.-Thu.
This cozy tapas bar on downtowns historic west side was once a small brick house. The bar and lounge area recall a coffee shop, and two lovely, vine-covered patios doll up the outside. The many wines available at Lils may just be trumped by the bars delicious sangria.
The eccentric Lills is a tiny restaurant in a 19th-century house in one of Kansas Citys oldest neighborhoods. Its an intimate dining experience, with only a few tables inside the house (in summer months, many patrons prefer dining on the two outdoor patios, where pet pups are permitted). Much of the restaurants charm comes from its vivacious owner, Latrelle Trelle Osteen, a former TWA stewardess who is used to working in cozy conditions. She oversees the front of the house while chef Ken Fletcher prepares the tapas and limited entrée selections. Its fair to say that theres no other restaurant in the city quite like it — Charles Ferruzza
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Free, Street
Reservations: Accepted, Highly Recommended, Required for Large Parties