The restaurant's decor echoes the diverse menu, combining the architectural richness of Old Lebanon with an attitude and style that is unmistakeably New York. A DJ sets the mood with music from around the globe and soft, amber lighting punctuated by candles create a sexy, sophisticated atmosphere in which to enjoy a relaxed meal. The cuisine, decor and ambiance come together to create a new world for your senses to explore, whispering gently in your ear, ilili.
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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations
Join us to celebrate Father's Day for Brunch or Dinner on Sunday June 16th. We will be offering our a-la-carte menu items with specials.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
What Insiders Are Saying
Fancy Lebanese food in Nomad.
Outstanding service and the food was even better! Would recommend 10/10
Amazing! One of my favorite restaurants!
Amazing food, drinks, and service!
Decent food, terrible service
The food was a little salty.
We loved our meal at ilili. We kept to just the small plates and enjoyed ordering a variety of dishes. We were not seated in the main dining room but in the overflow section upstairs. However, The service overall was very poor. We arrived 5 min before our reservation and were not seating for over 30 minutes. Once we were seated we were provided with water right away but no one came to get our order for another 10+ minutes.
Great food, very pretty setting, service was good.
My lamb shop was rough
Delicious food, superb service, brought out of town guests for special occasion.
Jeff was the best server ever!!!
NYC classic. Some of the best Lebanese food in the city. Great place for groups as well.
Great place for a dinner or group gathering. Excellent service
Súper good food.
And good price
We recommend this experience
Great place, great service, amazing atmosphere. And of course delicious food! The waiter suggested three small dishes per person plus one entrée per person. The four of us had plenty of leftovers with four small plates and two entrée
Been to ilili many times. Very reliable on all counts. will be back again.
Called and ordered a cake/dessert for my wife's birthday and they said they can do that after the dinner. Never showed up. Never mentioned it. Ruined the purpose of the dinner. Left unhappy
Mother's Day. Fantastic food and they capped it off with beautiful flowers for the mom.
Service Terribly slow
Highly recommend. We will be back.
I thought the restaurant was very good however I think our waiter could have advised us that we ordered 4 sandwiches of shawarma for two people. I felt that it was a bit much when he suggested we take 7 plates. He obviously knows more than us and felt that he could have been more realistic in guiding us through the menu as tourists.
We had to wait 25 mins for our table, although they gave us free prosecco - we were starving! Then we got seated all the way upstairs in an area that literally looked like a coat closet with a few tables in it. It was nothing like the beautiful main dining area that we expected when we decided to come here. The service was slow and not very nice, even though we were ordering lots of food and wine etc. All in all a disappointing experience. This place is over hyped
ILILI Lebanese Restaurant IS AS CLOSE TO MAMA'S COOKING AS YOU CAN GET. LOVE THE FOOD, LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE, LOVE THE SERVICE.
Great food. Great service. But really noisy.
Beautiful restaurant with very good food. Tabbouleh and falafel are the best. Excellent cocktails.
Very nice. Great service and amazing food! It was our second visit and we will be back again when we are in NYC
Did not honor our reservation in the sense that they offered us a disgusting table in a dark room. We dined at the bar. Spoke to Jason manager. Bought us a drink.
PLEASE issue 100 points for this meal.
Magnificent food and service! A wonderful evening!
Neighborhood mediteranean Staple:
This is a fine dining experience for everyday. No one has better hummus. The service is always impeccable whether you're in a group or dining solo.
We celebrated a birthday, and at the outset the staff was quite attentive. We noticed a few larger groups in our section come in, and as a result it took a while to get attention from the staff for additional orders. We had to mention to a few individuals before we actually got a couple items. The manager, comped an app and a drink as a result.
Great evening all round. We had a wonderful table by the window and very attentive service. Food is delicious--we loved all the mezzas we tried and mains and dessert had everyone happy too! Absolutely recommend going here.
Ilili is more kid friendly than you expect as well.
our table was on first floor and the room was a little sad. main dish arrived but we haven't yet finished the starters. so we had to eat quickly....
we were still eating and the waiter started to clean the floor and this was like to say: you have to go ....
not good experience.
Food is good. Service poor. Slow to take orders, slow to clear
We travel to NYC twice a year and always make Ilili one of our stops. The food, atmosphere, and service are spectacular!
I brought my three Lebanese friends and they were very impressed with how authentic the food is. Their favorite was the Kibbe Naye. (Steak tartar)
The hosts were delightful, our server Mauhmoud was a big help! We had a wonderful time! We came before the dinner rush. I’d recommend making an early reservation!
Thank you! I will be back!
Awesome food - amazing setting- great vibe
Always a great experience. Food is consistently good and variety/choices is extensive. Easy for vegetarians.
One of the best restarants of New York. Don't miss IT. Service and food excelent.