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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.
- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
duck magret & chicken, fig jam, green onion, garlic whip
chickpea pure, tahini, lemon, olive oil
grapes, fig jam, walnuts, mint yogurt
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Join us on Thursday November 26th to give thanks to friends and family! We will be offering a 4-course prix-fixe menu with all your favorite a-la-carte menu items and thanksgiving specials. $80 per person and $39 for kids under the age of 12. (beverages, taxes, and gratuity not included).
Everything was wonderful
Our server was amazing and beyond attentive only problem is while serving us the dessert the waiter did not tell me the plate was excruciating hot and I burned my finger really badly. I ran to the bathroom to out it u see cold water, the person bringing the dessert then proceed to make a comment she saw me bring it with a napkin right. I just feel it was not handled properly at all someone did come up and bring me
An ice cup of water to dip my finger in but Nothing else not even an apology I was very frustrated. What was a beautiful evening ended horribly.
Amazing staff and food!! Limited indoor availability and outdoor seating is right on 5th Ave. A little noisy but great view of Empire State Building.
Food was great, ambience was great, this is an awesome date spot. The staff was kind of rude. Not very understanding.
Lamb chops were very good, as were the few appetizers we ordered. The service was fast and courteous. The shawarma was not good at all.
Great food. What more needs to be said. Nice to eat outside.
Delicious food, great service, nice outdoor dining setup despite it being a little noisy.
Alex served our table and he was spectacular. Great atmosphere and very spacious so you do not feel anxious about possible transmission. I will definitely return again.
An amazing first date experience with their sharable dinners and casual atmosphere.
My favorite restaurant. Pure awesomeness
Amazing from the first sip of our cocktails to the last bite of our dessert! Phenomenal Mediterranean gem. So refreshing
Hello! We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us! We hope to see you again and recreate this experience. Best, the ilili team
Great experience. We got there, the table was ready, food came fast and it was delicious. One of the best Mediterranean we ever had. We will definitely go back!
The food was amazing as always. Highly recommend!
Excellent food and service
Good spot, though they really try hard to upsell you on wine
Very thorough with collecting info for contact tracing and taking temp checks. Food was great, as were the spicy margaritas!
Great service, food, and lebanese wine!
Great wine and service, food not worth price point in city full of excellent Middle Eastern food
Eat outdoors. Great service and food...
Perfect! Food, drinks, service
The staff was very accommodating of our needs from seating us inside, providing a high chair and letting us order at our pace. The food was how I remembered it before the pandemic and the service was fantastic as always. Whenever I think special occasion and high quality I think of ilili.
We enjoyed this restaurant a lot. It was the first time trying Lebanese food and we loved it. The quality of the ingredients is very high and we will definitely go back.
Our table unfortunately didn’t have umbrellas under the direct sun so it would have been great to have shade during our meal. Overall, meal (esp the hummus) were great & customer service, Matt - our waiter, was excellent!
Great brunch spot. Our waiter was in training, so he made a few errors, but they apologized and moved forward.Overall great experience. Especially during these covid times outdoors.
Hello Adam. Our apologies for not giving you the perfect experience. Although it appears that you enjoyed yourself, we promise to do better next time! Looking forward to having you dine with us again. Please do not hesitate to reach out with anything we can help with. Best, ilili cares team
Good food. Great brunch deal.
Delicious and elegant as always.
Good food but the outdoor dining could use some work. Hard chairs and no paper tablecloths, so utensils fall through the table cracks. The falafel was delicious, as was the lamb burger
Great experience overall: the food takes Middle Eastern eating (which is already good in its more casual declensions) to the next level and the staff is awesome. Considering the outdoor seating arrangement on 5th Avenue, this place is incredibly quiet even outdoor! The only problem comes from the sidewalk, where the usual "smart ones" smoke on purpose right next to people dining. Clearly, it is not the restaurant's fault, but it ruins the experience.
After many years, the duck shawarma is still one of the best bites in NYC. The muhammara is a must and far better than average hummus.
Best hummus ever
Everyone was amazing, food was delicious!!!
One of my favorite resturants in NYC.
The steak tartare kibbeh is amazin. Schwarma, tabulei, phoneican fries likewise. The space inside is very interesting and creative. Also did a great job with the seating on sidewalk in 2020.
The food is excellent! Now that the weather is getting a bit colder, it would be amazing if they put some heating for the dining outside.
Food is excellent and outdoor service was very well done
💯 very good food
The food was amazing!!
Everything was perfect! I've been meaning to try this place before I move out of NYC and it was a great experience! Everything is yummy and the waiter was super friendly and helpful. The ambience outside is super cute! My friends and I loved it and would come back again!
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit. We're thrilled you enjoyed the experience so much. We are always looking to improve. If you ever have any feedback you'd like to share, please email us anytime. All best, ilili cares team
Great food and service. One of my favorite restaurants!
Great food as usual, friendly service but very effcient.
Overall experience very satisfying, table properly cleaned.
Another amazing experience! Cannot wait to come back.
Because we ate there during pandemic, seating was outside. Our table was basically on Fifth Avenue which was on a weird decline and very noisy - buses and trucks going by. Unfortunately, that ruined the ambiance. Might have been nicer closer to the restaurant. I was also a little chilly, so having heaters at the ready would have been nice - especially at these prices.
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 4.6 stars by 6262 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.