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
The place is busy but servers are attentive and no one seems in a rush to get you out.
Kris was the best! She made our experience enjoyable. We had the best table in the house - very cozy and intimate but still had the New York ambiance. We will definitely be back.
We had our anniversary dinner here. The food and service were absolutely amazing, I will definitely come back!
Too many people making out in the room we were in. Was kind of annoying.
Food is phenonemal!!! We have been several times on visits to NYC. We chose to eat tapas style with an array of appetizers so we could try more dishes. Loved everything! Service is superior!
While my waiter did a good job and the food was very good, I was disappointed by having to wait almost a half hour past my reservation for my table. In fact, it was only because OpenTable sent me an email that I did not show up for the reservation that I knew something was wrong. It appears as though the restaurant deleted my reservation as soon as I arrived instead of just seating me. I was also surprised by how expensive most of the entrees are, even by New York standards.
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
Very expensive. Not worth the price
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.