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
Absolutely fantastic food and great non-alcoholic drink options (the lemonade mocktails are divine). Took my pistachio allergy very seriously and were accommodating of it. Everything tasted exquisite as always.
Food was incredible. Nice ambience for a date. Recommend the crispy brussels sprouts!
Ilili has done an awesome job of providing a safe yet festive and chic dining environment. Food always great and service was outstanding
Delicious Brussels sprouts- must try
Chicken kabobs good
Falafel very good
Some walnut spread- delicious also must try
Always Loved ilili, wonderful place. Highly recommend their delicious food!
Staff was welcoming and passionate about the food. All the recommendations we got were amazing. Falafel burger was on point
Excellent service with perfect timing. Food was exceptional, well presented and just the right size. Thank you
Our server Lubna was sooooo nice and helpful. Beautiful food.
Great overall experience, would highly recommend
Excellent Middle East Restaurant. Food is absolutely great. Ambience is in constant happy mood.
Ilili never ever disappoints! The food is remarkable. If you want authentic Lebanese cuisine with a flair of excellence then this place is surely unbeatable in NYC. We ordered most of the mezze menu and the deliciousness just kept coming in. Service was impeccable, friendly and courteous without being over bearing. The waiters new how to pronounce the Arabic dishes which is a delight. I do want to comment that the place was extra full and it didn’t feel at 50% capacity and if it hadn’t been that our table was nearly all vaccinated I wouldn’t have felt safe in the place. But it was also enjoyable to see and feel NYC going back to life in this amazing restaurant at least for an evening. I can’t wait to go back!
Awesome. As usual.
Simply the best Lebanese food around here. Outstanding food and outstanding service.
Yes I ordered 2 1/4 pitchers of Arak, but $380 for a dinner for 2 (7/8 appetizers)? Come on.
I will definitely recommend ilili to a friend, the experience overall was amazing as usual, but will warn them about the check.
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
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.