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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- 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
duck magret & chicken, fig jam, green onion, garlic whip
chickpea pure, tahini, lemon, olive oil
grapes, fig jam, walnuts, mint yogurt
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us this Christmas Eve for a festive holiday feast at ilili. We are offering a prix-fixe menu with your favorite a-la-carte menu items and holiday specials. $85 per person / $40 for children under 12. For those staying at home we have Christmas TO-GO packages available on our website.
Hidden gem—we ordered 7 different hot mezza instead main course. All delicious & service very prompt. I feel save because the restaurant takes Covid safety regulation really pro. From all that we ordered—our fave are the eggplant, duck shwarma & lamb sausage. Cocktail we went with From Beirut with Passion. Overall great experince.
The best Thanksgiving dinner we could have had during the pandemic!
food was great, the dining room missing some soul.
Food with excellent from the brussel sprouts to the lamb shank. I love their cocktails. Vert the taste is wonderful, the ingredients beautiful but there is hardly any liquor. I think there needs to be a more generous 2 oz pour in mixed drinks, especially in these challenging days!!
Food was amazing! I recommend the hummus and the falafel. We had dinner outside and it was very cold. There are no heaters.
Excellent Middle Eastern Restaurant for my wife that is Lebanese she enjoyed it very much.
I don't know why it took me so long to try this restaurant. The food was just delicious and the service was some of the best we have had in NYC. From the waitress to the bus boys to the manager coming over towards the end, everyone did something to ensure our dinner was perfect. They are working towards bringing out some heat lamps so we can enjoy the amazing food all winter long!
Alex is the best waiter we have ever had!
Great food, service, and atmosphere.
Had a wonderful time
iLiLi is our favorite NYC restaurant for 5 years now!
Excellent and delicious Lebanese food in a beautiful atmosphere and attentive service.
We had amazing time. Food was unbelievable. We had Lamb sausages and mix meat plate, loved it.
We had a delicious dinner based on several mezze dishes. The warm eggplant was the most delicious eggplant Ive ever had. I highly recommend the walnut, pepper and pomegranate molasses dip. And the duck schwarma was a perfect heavier mezze that was enough to complete the dinner. Don't miss the baklava - perfect for sharing. Had a fantastic server who helped us decide what to order and she was spot on. Great service, outdoor COVID seating, and delicious food!
The food was delicious, service was truly outstanding, and perfect for sharing a bunch of different choices with your party. Can't wait to go back !
Amazing fries. Excellent service. This is the mediterranean food I've been waiting for my whole life.
This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday with friends over dinner at Ilili, and we had a fabulous time. The service was wonderful and the staff was very sweet and courteous. Thank you for a wonderful experience yet again, Ilili, and I look forward to dining with you again in the near future!
The staff was absolutely amazing, felt safe with seating and the food was all phenomenal. Highly recommend the falafel burger :)
Great food, ambience and location! Lamb burger and fries were delicious and they have a great wine list too!
All was great, thank you!
Incredible meal with great hospitality!
Excellent middle eastern food. Spicy but not too much so you still can taste what you're eating. Grape vine leaves with lamb are especially delicious...
Always has been a fine dining experience with a variety of Middle Eastern favorites and some unique Lebanese offerings. The appetizers and entrees are well spiced and perepared to perfection. Desserts are more limited--disappointed that they did not have vanilla ice cream. Ambience is exciting and fun despite Covid restrictions. Indoor was "socially appropriate" since it was getting too cold outside, without heaters. An exceptional evening with friends, again.
Excellent food and service. The only issue was the cold draft every time they opened the door now they have tables outside.
Well organized. Adherence to Covid protocols. Wonderful food and service.
Everything was wonderful
Our server was amazing and beyond attentive only problem is while serving us the dessert the waiter did not tell me the plate was excruciating hot and I burned my finger really badly. I ran to the bathroom to out it u see cold water, the person bringing the dessert then proceed to make a comment she saw me bring it with a napkin right. I just feel it was not handled properly at all someone did come up and bring me
An ice cup of water to dip my finger in but Nothing else not even an apology I was very frustrated. What was a beautiful evening ended horribly.
Amazing staff and food!! Limited indoor availability and outdoor seating is right on 5th Ave. A little noisy but great view of Empire State Building.
Food was great, ambience was great, this is an awesome date spot. The staff was kind of rude. Not very understanding.
Lamb chops were very good, as were the few appetizers we ordered. The service was fast and courteous. The shawarma was not good at all.
Great food. What more needs to be said. Nice to eat outside.
Delicious food, great service, nice outdoor dining setup despite it being a little noisy.
Alex served our table and he was spectacular. Great atmosphere and very spacious so you do not feel anxious about possible transmission. I will definitely return again.
An amazing first date experience with their sharable dinners and casual atmosphere.
My favorite restaurant. Pure awesomeness
Amazing from the first sip of our cocktails to the last bite of our dessert! Phenomenal Mediterranean gem. So refreshing
Hello! We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us! We hope to see you again and recreate this experience. Best, the ilili team
Great experience. We got there, the table was ready, food came fast and it was delicious. One of the best Mediterranean we ever had. We will definitely go back!
The food was amazing as always. Highly recommend!
Excellent food and service
Good spot, though they really try hard to upsell you on wine
Very thorough with collecting info for contact tracing and taking temp checks. Food was great, as were the spicy margaritas!
You can order delivery directly from ilili using the Order Online button. ilili also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. ilili also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 683-2929.
ilili is rated 4.6 stars by 6287 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.