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ilili

4.5
4614 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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Respect. Inspire. Teach. Learn. Create. Achieve Greatness.
Tell Me – it’s what “ilili” means. For our guests, Tell Me means listening to and understanding each of their stories and creating new ones with them – ones of celebration and sharing, of long traditions and new beginnings.
Every dish at ilili has its own story from the traditional recipes direct from Lebanon, to the modern updates that tell the history of our team, of our cooks and chefs who have left their mark on our kitchen, and our serving staff and managers who have been ambassadors of hospitality. Our menu is never done – we find inspiration all around, in new ingredients, new approaches, and fresh takes on old standards.
ilili is a place where creativity abounds from the kitchen to the dining table where each guest becomes an artist, creating his own palette of flavors with our dishes as the canvas and good friends as the audience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Prix Fixe Lunch Mon-Fri $25.
Prix Fixe Brunch Sat-Sun $28.

LUNCH Monday-Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm,
DINNER Monday-Wednesday 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Thursday 5:30pm - 11:30pm,
BRUNCH Saturday-Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
WEEKENDS Saturday 11:00am - 11:30pm, Sunday 11:00am - 10:30pm.
NIGHTLY Bar & Lounge Open Till Last Call
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Phone number
(212) 683-2929
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Cross street: Between 27th & 28th
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us to celebrate Valentine's Day at ilili. We are offering a 4 course prix fixe menu with an amuse-bouche and a complimentary glass of Laurent Perrier Brut Rosé for $125pp (excluding tax and gratuity). The bar and lounge area (only) will offer a limited a la carte menu options.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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What 4614 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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4.3
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3.9
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viplitt (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 17 hours ago

Great place!

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mussashi (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Very good restaurant. The food is amazing and the place also.

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vipSaruh (New York Area)
2.0
Dined 2 days ago

Very operpriced for the quality of the food. When I dine at places like this I expect the food to be incredible. Instead, the Branzino was soggy and flavorless.

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vipYumm (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Unbelievable experience. Mostly in particular the service Lauryn expended with/and the management of Billy. Super great time, quality cuisine and service!! Love. Thank you Chef Philippe for this authentic creative outlet.

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vipSBeats (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

When we entered the restaurant, the bar scene was hopping, lively and noisy. We were 2 couples and were led upstairs to a lovely quiet space that would be perfect for a romantic date or just friends who want to talk. We ordered a ton of appetizers, which were delicious, and made that our meal, with a good bottle of wine. The service was also very good. We all loved it!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Amazing food, go back nearly once a month.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was outstanding but I would say portions are small for the prices, which isn’t a bad thing since more isn’t better but makes brunch pricey.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Great!! Sixto was very kind and helpful!! Delicious!!

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EpargRevol (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place with a sophisticated vibe and high-end creative middle eastern food. There are two rooms, one is larger with a high ceiling, the other where we sat for an early dinner was smaller and more intimate. The Lamb Makloubeh is an incredible dish. The rich and savory lamb shank is paired with a large ramekin of cucumber and yogurt that you add to main dish and which imparts a cool refreshing and complementary counterpoint. The kebabs and grilled octopus where also top notch. Our server was knowledgeable and pleasant and the Cabernet based Lebenese wine he suggested was excellent and good value ($80) by NYC restaurant standards. They do make you wait briefly in a lounge area where you walk in, even when your table is ready and it’s early and quiet?

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venturegrrl (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

The duck schwarma was amazing and so was the warm eggplant and mixed grill. Service was attentive and very helpful.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Prix Fixe Lunch Mon-Fri $25.
Prix Fixe Brunch Sat-Sun $28.

LUNCH Monday-Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm,
DINNER Monday-Wednesday 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Thursday 5:30pm - 11:30pm,
BRUNCH Saturday-Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
WEEKENDS Saturday 11:00am - 11:30pm, Sunday 11:00am - 10:30pm.
NIGHTLY Bar & Lounge Open Till Last Call
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Cross street
Between 27th & 28th
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 683-2929
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Entertainment
Entertainment is available upon request for private events.
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Catering
For further information, please visit our website.
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Parking details
Parking is available in a lot on 28th Street, between Broadway and 5th Avenue. Street parking is also available near restaurant.
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Public transit
N & R Subway Lines 28th Street Stop. 6 Line on Park is near as well 28th Street Stop.
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Executive chef
Philippe Massoud
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Contact our Private Event Department at: (212) 481-1840

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Private Dining

Private events at ilili feature classic Lebanese cuisine mixed with modern Mediterranean influences in a warm and inviting atmosphere. There are three private event spaces perfect for any occasion as well as the entire restaurant that can accommodate parties of up to 297 guests.

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