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ilili, New York, NY

ilili

4.6
4.6
7797 Reviews
$31 to $50
Lebanese
Welcome to ilili, a culinary expression of Lebanon in all her forms - sultry, ancient, tantalizing, and bountiful - located in the heart of the Flatiron District in NYC. Come break fresh pita with us, clink your arak glass, and savor both traditional Mediterranean plates and their creative, contemporary descendants. Our extensive selection of mezze, which are small plates that are perfect for sharing, is innovative and fresh. We are committed to providing an exceptional dining experience and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Book our catering services so you can enjoy the flavors of Lebanon at your next event, whether it's a corporate gathering or a wedding. With ilili, you can unwind, celebrate, share, and revel in both the familiar and the novel.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 683-2929
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Philippe Massoud
  • Catering
    ilili caters events from 5 to 500 guests, with the same spirit of hospitality as we provide every day in our restaurant. For further information, please visit our website www.ililinyc.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Private events at ilili feature classic Lebanese cuisine mixed with modern Mediterranean influences in a warm and inviting atmosphere. There are three private event spaces perfect for any occasion as well as the entire restaurant that can accommodate parties of up to 297 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Manager: (877) 708-9210
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy Park
  • Cross street
    Between 27th & 28th
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in a lot on 28th Street, between Broadway and 5th Avenue. Street parking is also available near restaurant.
  • Public transit
    N & R Subway Lines 28th Street Stop. 6 Line on Park is near as well 28th Street Stop.
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment is available upon request for private events.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,797 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

7,797 Reviews
  1. Brad

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great restaurant with a creative menu and superb wine list, deep in "ancient wines," most of which come from Lebanon. The only drawback is the noise level, which can be very high given that the restaurant is always packed. The space is very large and always filled with a wide range of customers from date night to multi-generational family groups. There are some great semi-private, outdoor booths of you are lucky enough to reserve one.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dishes and great service. The hostess Jana was most friendly.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I haven’t visited in a while and feel that overall it is not as appealing of a place to dine. The quality overall is not the same as it’s been in the past. It’s not a bad meal but wouldn’t desire to return again.

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  4. nancygg

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were delighted to start with the Kibbeh, which was excellent. The Fattoush salad was great and they easily accommodated “pita on the side” due to an allergy. The fresh pita was delightful though sadly they do not have a gluten free option. We enjoyed the mixed grill and a delightful Lebanese Rose. We celebrated a birthday with the caramel toffee Ilili cookie which is a Do Not Miss! Sat outside and had very attentive servers. Can’t wait to go back!

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  5. JohnnyGambler

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place with solid food at value. Didn’t like how the dining room and restaurant were so separate but still a good vibe. Would recommend.

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  6. Nizarfd

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The atmosphere would have been outstanding except for the high noise level (unpleasant and music) and our table which was located by a door and one of the seats which was uncomfortable and very difficult to get in and out of.

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  7. RobertaM

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The noice was incredibly high and the AC made the ambiance extremely cold. I’ve been to Ili

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  8. beep

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I chose to come back, for a bday celebration, after enjoying a lovely dining experience in March. This experience was not anything like our previous experience. We had an 8pm reservation. We had a drink in the lobby while waiting but were not seated until 9pm. Our server was rushed, inattentive and when we completed our meal at 11pm, we were one of two tables left in the restaurant and didn't do dessert (again -we were celebrating a bday and communicated that) because it was so late. Food was good but I was really disappointed with our server and the whole evening ran late and felt rushed. I am on the fence about returning or recommending.

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  9. SamiR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and food. Great place for a client lunch.

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  10. EllenG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Except for the noise level — deafening…four of us are senior citizens — which made conversation very frustrating, this place gets 5 stars in every category

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ilili using the Order Online button. ilili also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. ilili also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 683-2929.

ilili is rated 4.6 stars by 7797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for ilili

236 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 27th & 28th
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy Park
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in a lot on 28th Street, between Broadway and 5th Avenue. Street parking is also available near restaurant.
  • Public transit
    N & R Subway Lines 28th Street Stop. 6 Line on Park is near as well 28th Street Stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Philippe Massoud
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment is available upon request for private events.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 683-2929
  • Catering
    ilili caters events from 5 to 500 guests, with the same spirit of hospitality as we provide every day in our restaurant. For further information, please visit our website www.ililinyc.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Private events at ilili feature classic Lebanese cuisine mixed with modern Mediterranean influences in a warm and inviting atmosphere. There are three private event spaces perfect for any occasion as well as the entire restaurant that can accommodate parties of up to 297 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Manager: (877) 708-9210
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