ilili

4.7
6667 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 Lebanon.
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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 6667 people are saying
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vipMatthewB
New England
18 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

NYC Restaurant Week~ excellent meal. Service was prompt but lacked personality.

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vipSandy
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was good, food quality was excellent. The bar has enough variety for everyone. Try the chocolate bar dessert. Will go again.

KB
vipKashBalabh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. Food was delicious!

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LYR36
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Great ! Excellent food!
We all loved this restaurant!
Ambiance on point.
The waiter was AMAZING.
We all going back soon 🔜

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MayeE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorites restaurant in NYC. The best Lebanese’s food in town. Excellent for special occasion or just for enjoying delicious middle east food
Service is outstanding!

KM
KateM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff and the ambiance were incredible. I would go back in a heartbeat (and will)!

VJ
VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service, great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

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Lollipop
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent brunch dining experience for me and my companion. My main course was chicken and waffles, something you would not expect in a Lebanese restaurant, and it was delicious! My friend raved over the eggs benedict. And the atmosphere was perfect, lively but not too loud.

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vipAlisonQ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved everything! Great food, drinks and ambiance. We ordered almost everything and would have given five stars except one dish, the most authentic and a favorite felt over microwaved and disappointed

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CarlaCazals
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance of the place. The food was good and the service was great, the server took some time to guide us through the menu and give us some of his recommendations.
Only bad note is that we picked what the waiter said and it was too much food for the three of us.
Overall great experience and will definitely come back another time.

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Lovetoeat55
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious great service from Chris , gave his personal touch unhurried and not pretentious. Even the other wait staff - the one that fill the water and to the one that brings the drinks and coffee , you would think it’s a Michelin star place at a fraction of the price. We enjoyed restaurant week at Iloilo

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Thomas
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with heated outdoor seating

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Impossible to have a conversation because of the noise

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vipRonadK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I went for restaurant week and I am so glad we did,.
The food was delightful , the service was wonderful and the ambiance
was perfect.

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snehas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food as always. They got us the wrong main course order but we didn’t send it back because it was still really delicious. The drinks are great. I normally hate Manhattans but ended up ordered a few because they were so good here. Highly recommend the labne with the cauliflower on top as an appetizer (Arnabeet Mekle).

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Jasdev
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great appetizers (mezze). Definitely recommend to visit.

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AlexV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wonderful thing about ilili is that their servers/staff know the dishes and when asked for a recommendation will offer their suggestions based on dishes already ordered or towards what tastes the diner is leaning towards. Its a fantastic experience and one of many reasons I continue to come and bring others here. Our server Noah did brilliantly and everything was perfect.

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vipALG2013
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious! Authentic hummus - yum! Service was phenomenal, attentive and with playful banter. We had a fantastic time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but the service was really incredible.

LB
LawrenceB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and the food is to die for. Noah looked after us very well - has a great time! Mixed grill is a must.

LG
vipLennyG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting and decor, great staff hospitality from the hostess at the front to our fantastic waiter Vlad who told is about ilili and was also very detailed about the menu. The place is a hidden gem! can't wait to be back

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced and not very good. Overall was disappointed and had much higher expectations a

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING ! Food was delicious, Chris our server was spectacular and explained every dish we chose. Can’t wait to come back and try new dishes. 5 stars is not enough.

JA
JimA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails; incredible food. Pricey, but worth it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect overall dinner. Service was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like a very high class experience! Food was excellent and restaurant is beautiful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server was so nice. He made recommendations about what to get, since we were not familiar with Lebanese food, and everything was great. Also a cool wine selection - hadn’t heard of some names on their list so that was fun to try something new.

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DavidH
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was stupendous and the food was to die for! Make a reservation PRONTO!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Andrew was amazing. Very helpful in navigating the menu and helping us choose the food. The lamb skank for two is amazing literally falls of the bone. All round great service and ambience

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MargieB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance as always!! Highly recommended.

EL
EstyL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice location,good food but super expensive and very noisy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Muhamarra and Tabouleh were incredible - first bite just bursting with flavor and spice. Definitely one of the better food experiences I’ve had so far.

Also recommend getting the cauliflower since it’s plated with Baba Ghanouj.

The desserts were underwhelming- not sure what to expect with the candy bar, but it was a was a nice celebration nevertheless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and our server was very attentive

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vipSMal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd visit, everything was perfect from the greeting by Hostess at the front, servers and Wine selection was excellent and the food was marvelous.

CB
ChristopheB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very expensive regarding the quality of the food, which was good, but not exceptionnal as we could expect for a Xmas eve and the price paid.
Service was too fast and we had the feeling that waiters wanted us to leave as fast as possible.
And we were cold in the restaurant !
Not a good experience for a Xmas eve.

MM
MohM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

not a pleasant experience at all. Trash was being taking out while we were eating in the main dining room. Food was brought out cold and burnt (had the lamb maqloba dish). Kebbeh was very good but was very cold. First time at this restaurant- waiting for many months to be able to get a table and when we finally did- was a real disappointment.

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YasmineK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good dinning experience, the decor was beautiful. Personally I think the scallops were amazing, very nicely prepared. The taste was balanced and the meat was very tender; my lamb leg was too salty however.

JA
JoseA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Waiters and staff did their job…Risotto dish was under cooked, we were offered a replacement and it was worse than the first one

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hulkyworld
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah, our server, made me re-realize the importance of dining because he made us feel very comfortable and welcomed especially during this challenging time under COVID. He should definitely get a raise. We will definitely be back for more. And hopefully see Noah again.

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 6667 OpenTable diners.

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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