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 L
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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
- Contactless payment available
- 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
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
grapes, fig jam, walnuts, mint yogurt
fried chickpea & fava bean croquettes
duck magret & chicken, fig jam, green onion, garlic whip
Wait time was very long. Had a reservation at 8pm but wasn’t seated until 8:20. Decor hasn’t been maintained post-COVID - place needs a fresh coat of paint / lacquer! Table next to us was a large party of people who weren’t taking COVID restrictions seriously. Two men were drunk and went from table to table trying shake peoples hands and convince people to give them extra chairs. Restaurant staff didn’t do anything about it. In terms of food quality, it’s really gone down since before COVID. Not sure why - but today it was very bland. Currently, don’t think the experience here is as good as the many other restaurants nearby.
Wonderful outdoor eating experience-love the heated booths, and they really muted the traffic noise from 5th Avenue-excellent food and service-fabulous experience all around-we will be back!!
We love Ilili! We go there all the time. Food was amazing as usual, service was great as expected (it always is) but I was a little disappointed to discover that the menu they had on their website for Special Mother's Day Bruch was different than the actual menu that day. I always check the menu first since I’m pregnant and can’t have all foods + they didn't have my favorite dessert available even when the website menu has it listed there!
Wonderful time for Mothers day brunch. Took my wife and 2 young kids and we had a great time, food & service were outstanding.
great! Except server did not know wines by the glass well.
Ilili is always wonderful. Food is beautifully prepared and delicious, service is excellent, wine list really enhances our dining choices. We have been back many times!
Food and drinks were outstanding, our waiter was an oddball but generally pleasant. He disappeared at the end of the meal and we had to get the host to close out our bill but otherwise great all around. Looking forward to returning!
Amazing food and great service! We enjoyed our time at Ilili abs will be back!
The lamb burger was not good
Great brunch options, drinks, and wonderful service. Will be back to try more dishes!
Our experience was absolutely amazing! It was the perfect gathering date for sisters to come to come together after a year due to the pandemic. Our waiter Marcus was so very pleasant and attentive. He help make our celebration superb! Drinks and Food impressive.
Delicious Lebanese good. Mixed grill came out tepid but flavorful
We had a great time and the food was amazing. However, they seated us in the bar area when I could clearly see open tables in the dining area. So why is this ?
Easily my favorite restaurant in NYC. Every single thing is delicious, the service is impeccable.
Ilili was wonderful as always!! Food was delicious & service was excellent! We had a great experience.
Gorgeous setting. Lovely wine and food. Quite pricey.. Service was impecable. Definitely coming back.
Alex was our server, who was Amazing. He was energetic, recommended a fantastic menu (like Omakase). Loved it!
It's a great date spot and perfect for group dinners as well!
We love this place! We highly recommend it, we love the food, the service, and the ambiance. This was our first time back since the pandemic and we felt they followed all the safety precautions and still gave us a warm wonderful experience!
The slated tables aren't very good for stem wine glasses and any spills or food dropped from the plate can fall on clothing. The chairs are ok. Waiter selected excellent wine from Lebanon. There should be a few more wines under $70.
Isaac was a great server who was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and who provided outstanding quality service
Wonderful and unique brunch. The fresh fruit atayef is a must get! The rose syrup is incredible as an accompaniment to the dish as well as on its own. The pita bread was sooooo good! My husband and I enjoyed every bite. Great service and relaxing atmosphere was the perfect way to start a Sunday. Cannot wait to go back!
Not as good as the last time - the food was also not as good.
Food was delicious. Great service too. Planning to go back
Very nice staff and excellent food.
Excellent food and drinks. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful (although we waited about 10 minutes before anyone came to our table). Overall a good experience
Great spot. Sat outside in one of the sheds. Excellent overall.
Delish! One of the best fine dining Lebanese food in town
Absolutely fantastic food and great non-alcoholic drink options (the lemonade mocktails are divine). Took my pistachio allergy very seriously and were accommodating of it. Everything tasted exquisite as always.
Food was incredible. Nice ambience for a date. Recommend the crispy brussels sprouts!
Ilili has done an awesome job of providing a safe yet festive and chic dining environment. Food always great and service was outstanding
Delicious Brussels sprouts- must try
Chicken kabobs good
Falafel very good
Some walnut spread- delicious also must try
Always Loved ilili, wonderful place. Highly recommend their delicious food!
Staff was welcoming and passionate about the food. All the recommendations we got were amazing. Falafel burger was on point
Excellent service with perfect timing. Food was exceptional, well presented and just the right size. Thank you
Our server Lubna was sooooo nice and helpful. Beautiful food.
Great overall experience, would highly recommend
Excellent Middle East Restaurant. Food is absolutely great. Ambience is in constant happy mood.
Ilili never ever disappoints! The food is remarkable. If you want authentic Lebanese cuisine with a flair of excellence then this place is surely unbeatable in NYC. We ordered most of the mezze menu and the deliciousness just kept coming in. Service was impeccable, friendly and courteous without being over bearing. The waiters new how to pronounce the Arabic dishes which is a delight. I do want to comment that the place was extra full and it didn’t feel at 50% capacity and if it hadn’t been that our table was nearly all vaccinated I wouldn’t have felt safe in the place. But it was also enjoyable to see and feel NYC going back to life in this amazing restaurant at least for an evening. I can’t wait to go back!
Awesome. As usual.
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 4.8 stars by 6393 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.