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
Incredible food and service. Staff was exceptional this day.
Amazing food, ambiance, cocktails, and service. We will definitely be back!
Eric our bartender was awesome!
Good food but our server kept forgetting about us
Service and food was amazing for my large party!
Family get together to celebrate the end of Covid restrictions at one of our favorite New York City restaurants. Haven’t been here since the fall of 2019 but it was as good as we remembered it to be. My wife and I, my 90 year old mother visiting from Seattle, my nephew from Brooklyn and his girlfriend and my other nephew from Vermont with his girlfriend - all enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the hospitality immensely.
Only the best Lebanese restaurant! Never disappoints
I used to eat at ilili once a month before the Pandemic. Now, Let's call a spade a spade - I’m middle eastern and I know this food and how it should be, it was alright by but wasn’t WOW.
Before the pandemic we used to hit that place with 8-10 people, enjoying the ambiance and the great service and the great food. This time it didn’t blow my mind!
The service was beyond amazing.
I’ll be back again, but not soon.
The bench in the seating next to the bar was a bit uncomfortable, but everything else was perfect.
Such a wonderful evening!! A culinary feast and great for groups with a lovely alfresco set up 🪴🪴🪴
Later on, there is a robust bar scene. 🌜🍸
Best Branzino I’ve ever had.
Our server was the best! He was so nice and helpful.
What a great experience. The food was amazing, the service top notch and the ambiance superb. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly and the staff were attentive. We highly recommend Illili.
The food was good as always and our waitress really nice but it ended up being very expensive!
Very nice waiter attentive but not overbearing
Food was very good delicious flavors
Shared a bunch of plates and everything was delicious! Service was great - attentive but not over the top. Dishes came out very quickly too. The outside is beautifully decorated. Overall - AMAZING experience!
Loved the food. Amazing combinations of mezza. I’ll be back again and again. Excellent service. Our server felt the need to lecture us occasionally, taking one star from the service rating. But oh my, the food, nothing can stop me from coming back for the meatballs or the shanclease (with feta) and those damn Phoenician fries... heaven
Nice food 😋
Great experience as always. The food is amazing. The new Veal Bacon on the menu is divine. They have a selection of Labenese Wines that is unmatched in NYC. The Chateau Musar Rosé 2016 was outstanding. The service is great. From accommodating changes in plans to the Sommelier's wine recommendations to the outstanding service.
Amazing food & cocktails! Loved everything we ordered & will definitely return
An amazing dining experience, first time out kids went out in over 1 year. The service was exceptional!
We had an incredible time at Ilili. The food was outstanding and our waitress was kind, informative, quick, and caring. We ate outside in the cabin. It was not quite as warm as I had hoped, but it was still a wonderful experience. Make sure to try the Mezze, the hummus, and the tabouli. All of these dishes were cooked to perfection. The shwarma was incredible too!
I love the food at Ilili, but the service was outstanding!!
The food never disappoints. However, I was shocked to discover that the Lebanese wine the sommelier recommended was $95 when the check arrived. While I was happy to spend that amount on a sancerrre ( my initial preference), it's a rip-off that a Lebanese wine had a markup of 500%....shame on illili. The wine was great, but the sommelier should have informed me before the pour. And 500% markup on wine ...a Lebanese white is outrageous. BEWARE and enjoy
This restaurant is entirely too noisy -- we will not return for that reason alone. While the food is good, the portions are small. Our servers were gracious and professional, but we were told early on that we could only be there for 90 minutes. And while we appreciate that the restaurant is trying to accommodate as many diners as possible, having this constraint is actually another reason we would not come back to this restaurant.
Excellent food. Very good service. Beautiful restaurant. They made me feel special. Matt our waiter was sweet and attentive. Love the family style of sharing food around a round table. Will definitely come back for more! This place has been around for 14 years and now I know why.
We had a terrific dinner. The food was delicious. Best humus And pita ever!
Our waiter was excellent and so nice too.
Great overall experience
Love the lamb shank, arak, chicken. Took our kiddos and they thought this was the best food ever. Great service too
My husband and I went back to NYC for the first time in 15 months to spend a night. We made a reservation at ilili just by chance and we are so happy we did. Alex and all of the staff were so welcoming and professional. After Alex explained the type of food prepared at ilili (more traditional Mediterranean cuisine than what Americans normally eat) we opted to let him select dishes and we would enjoy tasting new flavors. Our lunch was truly a journey of food we had never had before and such delicious flavors. I highly highly recommend ilili and allow yourself to have an incredible dining experience. The atmosphere is sophisticated but not pretentious and the service is impeccable. We loved being back in the city and having a unique NYC dining experience.
Lots of changes and a demanding table. But the service never missed a bit with a smile and great attitude. Food was particularly spectaculat
Reunited with people we hadn’t seen in over a year. Food is wonderful. It is very loud at peak dinner time
Food was very good. Service was also good. A bit noisy but worth the visit anyway.
Great outdoor sitting set-up. The fan made dining pleasant since it was hot and humid that day.
Isaac our server was very helpful- recommended food and bev appropriate to our “happy hour get together”. He e serviced the table well but was not over bearing.
Will definitely return
I booked an outdoor table but was seated inside (it was very loud and hard to hear). staff didn’t seem to try and wasn’t apologetic
Great food. The garlic, red pepper hummus is out of the world .. too good
Some dishes are superb, others only fair. Prices vary from reaonable.to hock-your-grandmother. The noise level was too much. The setting is great and the servers try hard.
Authentic Lebanese cuisine. Food was outstanding, service impeccable. The arak and kibbeh nayyeh were top notch. Can’t wait to go back!
Fantastic fish prepared perfectly. FYI kitchen closes early on Sundays
Appetizers are good
Entrees are weak
Amazing food, great service, love this place
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 6467 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.