We’re honored to share the cuisine and culture of Lebanon in the heart of New York City. Since 2007, our home in the Flatiron District has introduced the passion and generosity of the Lebanese table to hundreds of thousands of curious diners while comforting native Lebanese guests with a celebration of their homeland and values. Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Massoud expertly crafts a sophisticated blend of modern and traditional Lebanese cuisine drawing influences from the span of the ancient Silk Road trade routes.
Our warm and generous hospitality drives our mission to make every guest and team member feel genuinely welcomed and fundamentally honored.
We are here to share; to pass fresh pita bread and mezze amongst old friends and new; to celebrate life and its delicious bounty. We invite you to experience our old world hospitality, timeless generosity, and tireless dedication to uncovering and sharing the rich traditions of Lebanon and the Levant.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
grapes, fig jam, walnuts, mint yogurt
fried chickpea & fava bean croquettes
duck magret & chicken, fig jam, green onion, garlic whip
Delicious food, great service.
Great food great vibe and very tall ceilings good for distancing etc
The best in NYC
Food and Service was great
Thank you for reopening! We were so excited to celebrate our COVID-19 vaccine by dining at Ilili! Looking forward to seeing you again!
Took my fiancé here for Valentine’s Day dinner and it was a complete experience from the ambience, service and amazing food!!! Highly recommend this restaurant
The meals are really delicious, the service amazing
Amazing food, great service. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Top notch costomer service by John and Marco. Beautiful environtment.The food was very unique and flavorful. Def would come back!
Excellent meal in beautiful restaurant. Very covid compliant and safe atmosphere.
Celebrated my friends birthday,
Service was friendly and professional, food was delicious, ambiance was great. Overall a pleasant experience and will be going back again
Went back to Ilili following a bad experience recently and the restaurant more than exceeded expectations. Would definitely recommend for a wonderful Lebanese culinary experience!
One of the best services that I have experienced in Manhattan! Food is delicious! Worth the visit!
Great authentic Middleastern food. When I visit the city, I go to Illili.
I love this place and haven't been in a few years. Glad that the food is still as phenomenal as ever. We ordered the meat dish to share and every piece was cooked perfectly. The assortment of dips that came with the meats were delicious and explained to us. The brussels sprouts are always great, they're a must there. I really enjoyed their grilled skewered calamari, i like that it wasn't fried like at most places. The eggplant meza was good but just a tad too salty.
It’s not that we need music, it’s just the idea of music that we were hoping for.
Great service in the midst of pandemic, tables were far apart and food was great.
Hidden gem—we ordered 7 different hot mezza instead main course. All delicious & service very prompt. I feel save because the restaurant takes Covid safety regulation really pro. From all that we ordered—our fave are the eggplant, duck shwarma & lamb sausage. Cocktail we went with From Beirut with Passion. Overall great experince.
Thanksgiving Dinner was outstanding. They only have a special menu; the best part is the choice of unusual appetizers; they are delicious. For the main course, my wife had the Turkey, I had the lamb. The turkey entree was good, a bit dry; but the lamb entree was truly outstanding.
The outdoor seating was beautiful. The staff was excellent in all respects, and went out of their way to accommodate my dairy alergy.
The best Thanksgiving dinner we could have had during the pandemic!
food was great, the dining room missing some soul.
Food with excellent from the brussel sprouts to the lamb shank. I love their cocktails. Vert the taste is wonderful, the ingredients beautiful but there is hardly any liquor. I think there needs to be a more generous 2 oz pour in mixed drinks, especially in these challenging days!!
Food was amazing! I recommend the hummus and the falafel. We had dinner outside and it was very cold. There are no heaters.
Excellent Middle Eastern Restaurant for my wife that is Lebanese she enjoyed it very much.
I don't know why it took me so long to try this restaurant. The food was just delicious and the service was some of the best we have had in NYC. From the waitress to the bus boys to the manager coming over towards the end, everyone did something to ensure our dinner was perfect. They are working towards bringing out some heat lamps so we can enjoy the amazing food all winter long!
Alex is the best waiter we have ever had!
Great food, service, and atmosphere.
Had a wonderful time
iLiLi is our favorite NYC restaurant for 5 years now!
Excellent and delicious Lebanese food in a beautiful atmosphere and attentive service.
We had amazing time. Food was unbelievable. We had Lamb sausages and mix meat plate, loved it.
We had a delicious dinner based on several mezze dishes. The warm eggplant was the most delicious eggplant Ive ever had. I highly recommend the walnut, pepper and pomegranate molasses dip. And the duck schwarma was a perfect heavier mezze that was enough to complete the dinner. Don't miss the baklava - perfect for sharing. Had a fantastic server who helped us decide what to order and she was spot on. Great service, outdoor COVID seating, and delicious food!
The food was delicious, service was truly outstanding, and perfect for sharing a bunch of different choices with your party. Can't wait to go back !
Amazing fries. Excellent service. This is the mediterranean food I've been waiting for my whole life.
This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday with friends over dinner at Ilili, and we had a fabulous time. The service was wonderful and the staff was very sweet and courteous. Thank you for a wonderful experience yet again, Ilili, and I look forward to dining with you again in the near future!
The staff was absolutely amazing, felt safe with seating and the food was all phenomenal. Highly recommend the falafel burger :)
Great food, ambience and location! Lamb burger and fries were delicious and they have a great wine list too!
All was great, thank you!
Incredible meal with great hospitality!
You can order delivery directly from ilili using the Order Online button. ilili also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. ilili also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 683-2929.
ilili is rated 4.7 stars by 6308 OpenTable diners.
ilili does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/ilili-nyc/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.