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ilili

4.6
4799 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Lebanese
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Tradition meets sophistication at ilili, New York City's premier contemporary Lebanese restaurant offering inspired Mediterranean cuisine. ilili's menu mixes authentic dishes with modern Mediterranean influences to create a culinary journey for the palate and senses. Complimenting the international cuisine, ilili offers an impressive wine list that includes wines from all over the world and features favorites from Lebanon and the Mediterranean.

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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Lebanese, Mediterranean, 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 & Friday 5:30pm - 11:30pm,
BRUNCH Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm & Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
WEEKENDS Saturday 12:00pm - 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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Philippe Massoud
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Catering
ilili caters events from 5 to 500 guests, with the same spirit of hospitality as we provide every day in our restaurant. For further information, please visit our website www.ililinyc.com/catering/
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Cross street
Between 27th & 28th
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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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Entertainment
Entertainment is available upon request for private events.
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Special events & promotions
Accommodating groups from 5 to 500, ilili offers four private event spaces in addition to our main dining room, each unique and centered around your party’s individual needs. We also offer the option to rent out our entire restaurant.

For more info on our private dining options please visit our website www.ililinyc.com/private-events/ or contact our Private Events Team at: (212) 481-1840
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a festive Mother's Day at ilili. Our chefs' team has put together a springtime inspired menu specials to complement our a-la-carte menu items. Specials will run for Brunch and Dinner.

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What 4799 People Are Saying
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

More refined versions of the classics, and all of it exceptionally good. The room is a little too load, the service a little checked out, and the tables too small to hold a proper assortment of mezze, but most of that is forgiven because the kitchen is so good at what they do. If you love Lebanese good, just go.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a lovely time

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

This was my third time dining in Ilili. My previous experiences were really amazing but this time I had a terrible time. We were seated upstairs in the small room. It was very dark, and we had a hard time seeing what we ate. We got the hummus with basterma and the basterma was extremely dry. The mixed grill dish came cold, it probably waited at least 20 minutes on the counter for a waiter to grab it. All the dishes were rushed through, we couldn't really enjoy our wine. In addition to these, the AC was so strong, our whole group was shivering by the end of the dinner. On top of all these, the two tables next to us got into a fight with a whole lot of drama and none of the waiters or anyone from the management came to apologize from us. The whole night was terrible and I don't think I'll go to Ilili again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorite places for brunch. Especially if you have a big group of 10 people. Food is excellent. Delicious Lebanese cuisine.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food, felt like i was eating in the middle east!

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

They didn’t pay attention to the note I put on the reservation. They didn’t know how to redeem my reward points

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very lovely experience. Food is outstanding, service was very good. A little loud but manageable.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had not been to ilili in years and it did not disappoint. So delicious! We had a vegan, 2 vegetarians and one meat eater- were were all very satisfied!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wheat bread and wheat bread falafal should be available too.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants and it was great as always. Service here is helpful and knowledgeable- Zack Was great. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

When you walk into Ilili, you are greater by a very happy and hospitable staff. I showed up a little late for my reservation which was no problem they sat us immediately. We had the pleasure of meeting Chef Mike. The pastry Chef Orlando made the most delicious desserts. I will definitely be coming back. The food and service was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Outstanding restaurant: the food, the service and the atmosphere were excellent. Different twist to Lebanese cuisine. Will return again for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was unique and very tasty, especially the Brussels sprouts, duck, roasted chicken and lamb shank. Service was truly outstanding. Would definitely recommend and go back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a fabulous meal. The service could be a bit more attentive, but the atmosphere and fabulous food make up for it.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious Lebanese food with many choices. Great for sharing. Enjoyed the quieter nook above the dining room which was so nice for conversation. Good food experience!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great server and tasty food. Made a whole meal with hot and cold mezze.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place the best Lebanese food
Great drinks

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Superb food. Terrific service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We went here with all my foodie work friends last Friday.decor was modern chic, minimal and elegant, music is a tad loud but we were still able to carry on conversations. We came in with a group of five ladies and we were seated promptly. The waitstaff were attentive. Their cocktails were yummy and light. We had fattoush, hommus, beef fried kibeh, falafel, Riz and Chankleesh for appetizers. Each one was very flavorful except for the falafel. I had citrus trout for my main course. The trout was tasty, flaky, a few sprigs of wilted Arugula was sprinkled on top of the trout. We didn't get dessert as we were full. One star was taken off as there were few fishbones that were in my fish. I wasn't expecting fishbones so I wasn't inspecting and had almost accidentally swallowed a few.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The Food is delicious. Really amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Ebony was incredible and truly saved the night. She helped me so much. The waiter was so funny and prompt.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious meal and a delightful evening at Ilili. If you enjoy trying out different cuisines in a pretty setting with excellent service, this is the place for you. Our waitperson suggested ordering one hot Mesa, one cold Mesa and a main course to share between the two of us. We gladly followed his lead. I highly recommend the brussel sprouts made with fig jam, grapes and walnuts. We loved it. We also ordered the feta cheese dish that was more complex than it sounds. It was served with chopped tomatoes, onions, olive oil and herbs - very creamy and delicious. That was followed by our main course - steak with eggplant, onions and potatoes. I can only say we left nothing on our plates! Lastly, we ordered the Lebanese ice cream which came with complimentary “white coffee”. It was actually an aromatic clear tea - different and a perfect ending.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing! One of the best Lebanese I've ever had. We will be coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Was lovely after so many years hearing about Phillipe Massoud’s shop
Beautifully executed Lebanese with just enough twist to keep it real...nice buzz to the place too...service ok, reception hostess underwhelming...but would come back in a heartbeat

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Mom and I come here basically after any church day at Marble Collegiate just up 5th ave. We usually get the Cold/Hot Mezze (Tapas) and share things. The Brussel Sprouts are a favorite with fig jam, yogurt and Walnuts. The service is attentive and friendly and I highly recommend for a nice brunch out.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is good and tasty, but the portions are on the small side considering the price.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food with some interesting combinations. Our waiter was excellent and very accommodating. Very loud music and lots of young children made for a very loud atmosphere. Maybe could organize space so if you want a little quieter experience be away from the big family get togethers. Enjoyed our experience overall

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had been disappointed recently by our favorite Mediterranean restaurant and looked for a new one and found a great one in Ilili. This Lebanese - Mediterranean establishment is superb. Great location - fabulous bar - large - loud and energetic dinning room. My party of 5 definitely contributed to the celebratory air. The traditional courses hummus, tabouli, Lebanese Thyme Salad, Mixed Grill and the small plates were all amazing. The service was exceptional. We found our new favorite Mediterranean.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our Server John was absolutely amazing pointed us in the right direction and we had food that was outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

AMAZING!! It was my friend's 71st birthday and I requested a quiet table as everyone is hard of hearing - they sat us in the upstairs Tented Room, which was PERFECT! Everyone agreed and most sincerely said that "this was the best meal of my life" - that's over 200 years of eating! The hummus was creamy, the Brussels Sprouts indescribably delicious, the Kibbe Naya insane... every dish was a surprise for the palate. The service is attentive without being overbearing, the server knowledgable, and the Manager was genuinely caring and made sure we all had an amazing time. HIGHLY recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always great food with excellent service. The interior has never matched the cuisine for me, but the music is always great. It’s always a bit loud but I have never once been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great Lebanese food. Recommend the brussel sprouts.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Disappointed overall with the quality of the food and experience. Great space tho.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was great! Poor List of beer brands.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Even though I had made a reservation over a week ago, when we got there they wanted to have us sit in the boring upstairs area (we didn’t even though there was an upstairs). After being told no several times we had to insist that we wanted to sit in the main dining area since it was my birthday dinner and we wanted it to be fun. Finally a different person came along and told us they would accommodate us in the main hall. That was so annoying. But the rest of the night was great, the food was delicious and our server was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

If you are looking for Labonese delicious food, Ililis is the place to be.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I LOVE THIS PLACE, THE FOOD IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE AND THE SERVICE IS EVEN BETTER.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was very bland. I asked for Tabasco and got harissa which they charged me $2.00. Will not go back.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great Lebanese food in a buzzy environment even on a Monday. Reasonable wine list and good service. I will be back.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Just ok. Probably won't go back

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