ilili

4.7
6549 Reviews
$31 to $50
Lebanese
Welcome to ilili!

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6549 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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vipJustAThickIntheWall
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Maybe the lamb-beef shawarma was a little dry, but everything was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

This restaurant does not accommodate to a large party (8-11 people. They were extremely difficult in making a reservation and gave us two separate tables at 2 ends of the restaurant while many large tables were empty. The managers are beyond arrogant. Food used to be good at some point but was below average. Won’t be going there in the future.

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Jude
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We go to Illili frequently and this time for my husbands birthday. We were expecting to sit inside but the music was so loud we asked to sit outside, which was fun.
When our waiter was with us he was great. I think he had a lot of tables because a couple times there were delays.
My only recommendation is that the music should be turned down a little bit inside.
We will definitely be back

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PattiE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our second time at Ilili. It was an all-around good experience. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Service and food were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

As always food was outstanding. This is my 3rd visit and really enjoy the menu and quality of food. Enjoyed the wine list and server was knowledgeable and helpful with selection.

We were seated in a side room which held a large group party. It was extremely loud and my friend and I spent the night shouting at each other - one thing had we been to a club, but not the atmosphere we had expected when booking for dinner to celebrate promotions.
Staff was apologetic and acknowledged that it was exceptionally loud in the space but no effort was made to reseat us. I left full but also with a headache.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the cocktails dangerously smooth and impeccable service. Awesome night.

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vipemiliam
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok, the service was a little pushy but ok and I think what you pay for the food and drinks is too high for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service has been 100% consistent for all the years I’ve been going there. A true gem in NYC. One on my absolute favorite restaurants!

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Rosamarie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Lebanese food! The service is outstanding.

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vipGreg
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was truly exceptional with handling all requests asked. The menu selections were really delicious. Their flatbread is fresh and one to the lightest I’ve had. Perfect birthday dinner.

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Virginia
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and food. Sadly the table next and across from us were so loud, we couldn’t hear each other. Highly recommend!

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giorgiof
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

just way to noises to have a decent conversation. and when food comes out when ready is not my favorite thing..

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SaraL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences ever. Alex was a tremendous server - he suggested outstanding courses of mezze combinations. The veal bacon mezze on the specialty menu is not to be missed. And the tartare kibbeh equally amazing. Enjoy! Went with a group of 4. Indoor decor is beautiful and the outside dining area is ample too.

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JuliaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The food was great, our waiter was a lot from the jump and that was off putting. The wine selection was nice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good for a date but unless you order a huge entree you will leave hungry. Good drinks too and it seemed like upscale dining. Would come here for a date.

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KariI
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing expereince, but a little too loud to carry a conversation.

Would still go back with potential clients

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XXXXX
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and a great overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW WOW WOW

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Cnem
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mert was our server and he is EXCELLENT, the entire staff is TOP NOTCH, the food is DELICIOUS and comes VERY QUICKLY… Most definitely one of the best restaurants in NYC! We will keep coming back. Thank you Ilili!

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vipSaliH
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect everything

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vipsplit
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Lebanese food. Our waiter's recommendations were great!

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TaiD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner and the celebrant was very pleased with us ur choice of restaurant- excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah was awesome 💕

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vipRuby
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service. Alex the server has an amazing personality and is always on his game!

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vipLizH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can we say but that it was way overdue going to Ilili and we loved every minute of it. Looking forward to going back.

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vipEastsideLee
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Ilili and it was awesome!!!! Food was out of this world. Already planning on going back. Can’t wait.

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Caitb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambience were outstanding! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buen servicio y muy rica comida. Lo recomiendo 100%.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful menu and our server Issac was very helpful with our choices. We had eaten pre Covid in the other dining room which we prefer.
Look forward to our next visit.

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IzzatM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food, service and everything; but pricy though

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bethm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered a bunch of mezzes, a salad and the mixed grill platter which was plenty for 4 of us. The mixed was delicious and grilled perfectly. We needed to make the dinner an hour as we had some an event and they were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant.

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KateW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the roasted brussels sprouts as an appetizer for sure!

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jjcc
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great Lebonese food! The service was also wonderful, giving us detail about what we were eating and the origins of the food.

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vipwaelsalem
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex is the best . he is an awesome guy . very friendly and very professional !

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Ruth
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! What a divine dining experience. This was my second time and we let our waiter decide our meal and the rhythm of the service. It was 4 of us (2 couples), and whereas this was not an inexpensive dinner by any stretch, the experience was special and truly unique!
We will return!

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JMSS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Menu is perfect for those who love to share! Traditional excellent Lebanese food with a contemporary flair served to diners in traditional dress, as well as foodies.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 6549 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.

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