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.View Private Dining Details
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Sun - Wed 5:30PM - 6:00PM
One of the best restaurants in NYC. Excellent for group meals, looking forward to coming back soon!
Amazing food ambience and service. Please add more variety for sweets esp with kunafa bin jibne
It was completely enjoyable and delicious! We had excellent service too.
Wonderful food- ordered at least 12 plates- no weak dishes.
My boyfriend and I went during Valentines day so there was a set pri fixe menu. From the moment we walked in everyone we encountered were very kind and attentive. We were seated right on time and the overall service was quick. They started us off with a salmon roe katiyef which was devine. We each got to order two apps each. My personal favorite was the kibbeh niyeh which is a steak tartare. It was absolutely amazing! Our entree’s were both the mixed grill which was cooked to perfection. We ended it with dessert which consisted of my boyfriend getting the moleten cake and myself with the kanafe. I’m middle eastern so I have had some amazing kanafe in my life, but this was truly great! Overall it was a great experience and I was happy we enjoyed it!
It was a great atmosphere. The food was amazing. The only bad thing was the seating arrangement
Got put in the back room. Didn't feel like they valued guests equally. Maybe OpenTable folks got worse tables?
We went on Valentine’s day, really abundant and delicious food!
ok loved it? it was so good
Fantastic, as always
It's been a few years since I've dined at ilili and a lot of things have changed. Fortunately, every change made, made this dining experience even better than the last.
The decor and ambiance of the restaurant has not changed and I'm glad it hasn't. The wood work and the mix of contemporary trims with classic accents really make the restaurant have character. It's quite a piece of art.
The server that we had that night was one of the best I've had in quite a while. He had full knowledge of the menu, gave us the perfect amount of recommendations, and had just the right amount of intrusiveness that let us know he was our server without making us feel like we were hovered over. Drinks were never empty, plates were always clean, food came out perfectly timed. People, the kitchen doesn't always control the flow of food. Servers make that happen too.
The food.... where do I begin. We had 11 mezza, 3 entrees, and 3 desserts. For a party of 4, it's a lot of food but we finished almost everything clean.
When I am in NYC I go here with two of my childhood friends for lunch. It is always excellent in every respect. This time we were seated in the most far-back, hidden area by ourselves. Maybe we are starting to look old?
I had good, but not excellent food. Service is a bit slow. The place is lively and energetic. Prices are too high.
We've eaten here before. We really enjoy the mezza plates - the Middle Eastern food. It's all freshly prepared, tasty, authentic, served with very good pita bread. We occasionally try the entrees, but they can be pricey.
The service is very good.
Outstanding food, outstanding service from Kris, great atmosphere. This restaurant is our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. The Brussels sprouts and duck shawarma are outstanding. I wish that the wine prices were not so steep.
Food was decent, waiter was barely decent, seat was terrible even though we reserved a week in advance. Most of the staff was rude. Next time I'll just eat street pizza and I'll have a better time.
The ambiance, the food, the drinks were all wonderful. Everything was absolutely delicious. This was a special night for my husband and I and we were not disappointed. The only negative was that the service at the table to take the orders was slow. However we were not in any sort of a hurry so no harm. We were not in the main room as that is mainly for groups. We were in a side room which basically had table of 2, quite close together. I will definitely return but with a larger group of friends. The bar area is fantastic and the lady mixologist was amazing. Great cocktails! Highly recommend the meatball starter and the cauliflower starter - YUMMY!
We made a reservation based on the pictures we saw of the restaurant. We expected to sit in the main dining room but were placed in a smaller room upstairs. The atmosphere and decor in that room were not nearly as nice as downstairs. We were also a bit disappointed with the quality of the service. The food came out quick but the staff made several mistakes along the way.
The food itself was good, but not as good as we expected based on the reviews. Perhaps our expectations were too high. The portion sizes were also quite small, so not worth it for the price.
We would give it another chance but would definitely have to sit downstairs for a better experience.
Ililli is the finest Lebanese/Mediterranean food in NYC. The menu is filled with so many wonderful choices that you have to go more than once.
Amazing food, absolutely delicious. The portions were a bit small for the price - the cauliflower mezze only had three florets on it and the kafte entre looked more like a tapas. The service was also a bit slow - but the food and drinks were good so we didn't mind lingering.