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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We try to always dine @ different restaurants every time we’re in the city, but Ilili is becoming a staple for us. We love sharing their delicious small plates - favorites are the Brussels sprouts, kibbeh, tabouli, gnocchi and the knafe cheese dessert (soooo good!). The only thing I wouldn’t recommend is sitting outside as the wooden chairs are quite uncomfortable and the tables too small.
We had a great experience at Ilili. We were seated promptly for our reservation, service was attentive and friendly, food arrived quickly, everything was delicious. We sat outside, which I much preferred to the indoor area since it was quite loud there. It’s definitely on our list of places to return to, and I’d bring a bigger group next time so we can try a wider variety of dishes.
Food was outstanding and you get very large portions for a good price!
The food is absolutely delicious!! Staffs are very professional !!!!
But the Girl with the short Black curly hair at the door is very arrogantly
Usually visit Ilili for a girls’ night, but this time went on a date with my boyfriend. The atmosphere is a big part of the dining experience and I was very disappointed that they put us upstairs in another room that’s secluded and minimal (totally different than the main dining room’s vibe. It felt like we were in a totally different restaurant - the walls are covered in white fabric (almost seems ghetto) and the service is bare minimum. The waitress let us sit for awhile between courses and before ordering drinks and getting the check. The bus boys kept mixing up my still water with my boyfriend’s sparkling water and it took awhile for them to notice that our glasses were empty. Thankfully, the food was AMAZING and that helped make up for it. This was my worst experience at Ilili, other times dining downstairs have been so much more enjoyable.
great service, good food, great ambience. Not as inventive as it was hyped to be, but would return
Wonderful food. Nice service. Too noisy for business.
It was way too noisy. We were upstairs, but walked through the downstairs are that was very noisy as well. Upstairs, there was a large group celebrating something behind us. Guests left and right from us left as soon as they finished eating.
Good afternoon! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I'm sorry it did not live up to expectations. Would you be willing to go into further detail regarding the ambience? We're always looking to improve and never want to leave our guests unsatisfied. Please email me directly if you would be so kind as to share your thoughts: macuna@ililinyc. I hope to hear from you soon. All best, Melanie Acuña Director of Service
Everything was perfect, food was amazing!
Delicious food, fantastic wait staff, would recommend to anyone considering going, well worth it. The Lamb shanks and the brussel sprouts were amazing.
wasn’t as impressed by the food as i thought i would be
Ilili is always great and our latest visit went above and beyond thanks to our server Jon. Jon was attentive and cordial. It’s always great when manager Billy is there too!
Don’t like sitting upstairs. But it was a great experience regardless.
We were seated upstairs which had a more cozy vibe than the first floor. The food was delicious and our waiter very attentive.
Best Lebalnese restaurant this side of Beirut. Always great food, wine and service.
Good afternoon Richard! 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 additional feedback you'd like to share, please email us at ililicares@ililinyc All best, Melanie Acuña Director of Service
First time here and it was a fantastic experience! Can’t wait to come back for our next trip into the city. Our server was very courteous and coursed our plates perfectly. Hummus was excellent considering we have been dissatisfied at other restaurants and knew ilili wouldn’t disappoint! The smoke & sand was on point as well.
Very beautiful experience had a complimentary champagne toast and a delicious dinner
Food great service very poor
Fantastic delicious entertaining and would fly back to New York to eat there.
Had a group of 7 on a Friday night! I found the place on open table when typing in my reservation requirements / reading about restaurants that are good for larger groups. Really what made choose this place was the simple fact there were round tables. Then when I saw the website / read the menu I knew this was the place for us! The food was outstanding! We shared a bunch of small plates and 1 main entree, we enjoyed every single thing! Especially the Brussel sprouts and the mixed grill platter. The service was friendly and efficient. We had a wonderful time, I can’t want to take more people here!
Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience! We're always looking to improve. If you ever have any feedback you'd like to share, please let us know. We look forward to having you again! Best, Melanie Acuña
Service was Great - Food was FANTASTIC! Highly recommend if you like Lebanese cuisine!
The shaorma and meatball hot mezes were very good. So was the lamb and branzino. Did not care for red Lebanese wine. Had residues.
Our server Loudna made our dining experience fantastic! She was so attentive, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful, especially with knowing and keeping track of our dietary restrictions/allergies. We couldn't have asked for a better waitress! She deserves equity in the restaurant!
Modern and authentic Lebanese food that's always fresh and delicious with superb service.
Hi Ashley! We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you so much and we hope to see you soon! -The ilili cares team
Fantastic place and service!! Food was amazing and the wine was impecable
Good Evening! Thank you for reviewing your recent visit at ilili. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are always looking to improve. If you have any additional feedback or anything you'd like to share, we would appreciate hearing it. Please use the contact page at ililinyc.co m. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again soon. -The ilili Cares Team
Delicious abd fresh. Very professional and friendly service. Nice atmosphere.
Best Arab/Mediterranean food I’ve ever had! Pricey, though.
Great food, very good service, will definitely come back.
We arrived at 6pm. I had a reservation.
Main dining room was 90% empty.
It was my friend’s birthday so I asked if we could sit in the main dining room. Answer- no.
So- my view was mold on the ceiling of the side room. (Yes check it out).
We noticed that tables of 2 were seated in the main dining room after us. Why? Perhaps we were not hip enough ? Dressed right?
Food was delicious but really bad service experience.
Yeah. For $215.
Portions were small considering the price, with higher end prices I expected them to taste a lot better than they did- they were mediocre. The Kibbeh was cold, the mixed grill was dry, the beef shawerma wraps were in tortilla which was dry and didn't complement the flavour of the beef, i was disappointing by the food to be honest but service was great.
Really amazing Lebanese food. Outstanding service. A very wonderful multi hour dining experience.
Can’t wait to go back!
Excellent food and service. Loved the mood lighting and decor, and how big it was. Our server was Lebanese and very knowledgeable. The food was lovely but the portion sizes could be bigger.
Came with a group of friends.
Appetizers we had were all amazing.
Main dishes - salmon, scallops ok but nothing special. Pricey for what they were.
Wine list a bit disappointing - huge markup on wines.
Service was very good.
Would go back but only eat appetizers.
Great lebanese food, all dishes were delicious. Service was impeccable. It is rather overpriced, charging the same level of cost as any Michelin star restaurant.
Really amazing! The decor was lacking in a few areas (basically some sheets hung over walls) and our server disappeared for a little while, but aside from that, it was amazing!
Guests in town.