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
- 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
The place looked great and the food was excellent it was a bit pricey but we will definitely go back again
ilili Easter Sunday was a complete and utter mess. We had to wait 25 minutes for our table to be setup, despite the fact that we got to the restaurant in time for our 12:45 pm reservation. After that, we had to wait until 2 pm for the appetizers to arrive and then 3 pm for the actual food to arrive. Dessert arrived at 4 pm. The service was very slow and the food took forever and the response for this was "it's because of COVID". I would definitely not book ilili for Easter Sunday ever again.
It was okay. Little overpriced but delicious food
Wonderful food. Definitely the tastiest fries I ever had.
Really delicious takes on some classics. Great for sharing for a group.
Great food, good service and nice atmosphere. Very lively
Had the best experience here. Mert was a fantastic server and the food was amazing. Will be back!
I was very impressed!
Amazing meal. Have been eating Lebanese food my entire life and Ilili was one of the best (if not the best) upscale Lebanese meals I've had. Excellent service too.
Wonderful dinner and ambiance -- we had a great time. The staff was attentive and the drinks were great.
Hands down the best middle-eastern/Lebanese food in New York.
Mert was very helpful. We will definitely come again.
Food and service were amazing.
Amazing food and amazing service! They go above and beyond to cater to allergies/food restrictions
As always food and service was superb!
Get the baba ganoush
My wife and I highly recommend visiting this restaurant. We missed our reservation grace period by 2 minutes and the manager followed by the waiter apologized and made our stay very enjoyable. We had recently went on a terrible vacation and I wanted to pamper my wife. Illi-illi didn’t disappoint. The restaurant was spacious and we didn’t feel there was crowding. Alex our waiter was very knowledgeable about every item on the menu. The food is very fresh and flavorful. I ordered the lamb shank and my wife ordered the lamb chops. I highly recommend trying their ethnic drinks called Arak. The restaurant did their very best despite a raging pandemic in the world. I haven’t had this type of service and caring for customers in many years. My wife and I have been to Michelin restaurants and Alex went above and beyond.
Celebrated my daughters birthday. We tried many dishes each delicious. Well balanced in flavors The shrimp, tabbouleh, falafel, Brussel sprouts everything was delicious. The salmon was the best we ever had. The service was exceptional.
We will be going back.
Great hospitality and the food was so much delicious. We will go back there for sure ;)
The Food was mind blowing!
One of our all-time favorite restaurants. The atmosphere, food, service, and cost is a great balance.
Delicious food! Nice high ceilings and lovely indoor ambience.
Average , poor hummus , sat in the bar area , service almost too fast, better food at half price in virtually any other Lebanese restaurant .... poor
Lovely place, awesome music, and great ambiance. Totally will recommend to my friends.
Alex is the best waiter! Very knowledgeable. Food was great. Great experience.
The staff were terrific and the food was great (as usual). The manager Lauren in particular made us feel welcome and made my dad’s birthday dinner really special.
Amazing experience. Food and the service was excellent. The Brussel sprouts were mind blowing and the turkish coffee and the ilili candy bar was a perfect ending. Everyone was super friendly. Definitely going back. We enjoyed it very much.
First off, the decor in this place is great. It's a good spot for a date or group of friends. Everything is family style so I would suggest at least 3-4 people so you can try more dishes. The price is great for the caliber of restaurant and the dishes are tasty. My favorites: chicken platter, hummus, brussel sprouts. The salmon was good as well.
Ilili is always my go to for special occasions or a great date night. The food is outstanding, and they took such great care of us for my friend Lily’s birthday! I will definitely be recommending to everyone and will back soon!
Ales was amazingggggg!!!!! Food was Espectacular!!!
Excellent authentic Syrian/Lebanese food in NYC. Savory and cooked to perfection
never need an excuse to visit ilili! rich/gourmet lebanese in an equally sumptuous environment
Mert was absolutely amazing, I have been here many times however this was the most memorable
Food was amazing. Service was perfection from Mert. Great recommendations. The Candy Bar dessert is a must have!
Wonderful service and food, highly recommend. Will definitely go back
Delicious food, great service.
Such a well rounded, full flavored menu! Colors, textures, meats, vegetables, spices, sweet, tangy, savory...every bite popped, from cocktail to dessert.
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 6338 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.