Lily's Bistro's General Manager Emily Mendenhall with "The Whistler" Summer Manhattan made with Bulleit Bourbon, Sweet White Vermouth, Amaretto, Bitters, Squeeze of Fresh Orange, Luxardo Cherry Syrup and Luxardo Cherry garnish. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Celebrate New Year’s with a New Orleans themed-dinner and brunch at Lily’s Bistro

Lily’s Bistro invites you to spend the holidays with them this season as they host A NOLA New Year’s Eve 5-course Special Dinner on Dec. 31, and a special New Year’s Day brunch on Tuesday, Jan. 1. 

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“Knowing that family and friends will be back in town over the holidays, we look forward to offering these special menus and events every year,” Emily Mendenhall, owner of Lily’s Bistro, said. “It’s a season of connecting and we look forward to seeing friends old and new over the coming weeks.”  

Pork Belly Benedict from Lily's Bistro. Two locally baked English muffin halves topped with slow cooked pork belly, poached eggs, arugula, caramelized onion, and paprika hollandaise, served with choice of homefries or dressed greens, $14
Photo: Alex Perry

‘A NOLA New Year’s’ will be Lily’s sixth year hosting a premium, 5-course dinner menu made up entirely of festive specials to ring in the new year. They will be offering a more expansive and specially-priced champagne and sparkling wine list for New Year’s Eve as well, and the dinner menu and cocktail menu include nods to Mendenhall’s former home of New Orleans. 

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Lily’s Bistro invites you to spend the holidays with them this season as they host A NOLA New Year’s Eve 5-course Special Dinner on December 31, and a special New Year’s Day brunch on Monday, January 1. CONTRIBUTED

New Year’s Day Brunch will feature Lily’s brunch menu that is usually limited to weekends only, and also offer $5 mimosas all day long and specially-priced mimosa carafes. 

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“I couldn’t be happier with the menus that the kitchen and bar has come up with for each of these,” Mendenhall said. “It’s a mix of comforting holiday classics, well-made and updated classics, and unique and adventurous dishes that we can’t wait to share.” 


What: A NOLA New Year’s Eve dinner and New Year’s Day brunch

When: A NOLA New Year’s Eve Dinner is offered on Dec. 31, and New Year’s Day Brunch is offered on Jan. 1.

Where: Lily’s Bistro, 329 E. 5th St., Dayton

More info:  Reservations are encouraged for each event by calling (937) 723-7637 or at