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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.
New York, NY 10001
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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
Between 27th & 28th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Entertainment is available upon request for private events.
For further information, please visit our website.
Parking is available in a lot on 28th Street, between Broadway and 5th Avenue. Street parking is also available near restaurant.
N & R Subway Lines 28th Street Stop. 6 Line on Park is near as well 28th Street Stop.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Contact our Private Event Department at: (212) 481-1840
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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.
ilili Ratings and Reviews
Food and service was excellent. But requested a quiet table a few weeks ahead and got an extremely loud one for a family reunion.
It was hard to hear each other talk.
I wish the restaurant would warn us that they didn’t have a quiet area for us. I would have booked elsewhere.
Will not book again for a large group.
Food is great but they have to work at defining their ambiance. The music last Saturday night was terrible club music from the 90's and it was impossible to have a conversation. Feels to me the've never been sure who their market is and it turns what could be an elegant experience into an annoying one. Service was fantastic.
I have been a regular at Ilili for some time now, however, was quite disappointed this time. The food wasn't great, I was seated in a horrible area, and even though I had specified it was an anniversary on Opentable, there was no mention of anything at all. Very disappointed. The only thing that was work it was the service, we had a good one (even though he wasn't Lebanese).
Ilili was, as usual, amazing. There were six of us - one person was kosher, another a vegetarian and the rest hardcore meat and seafood eaters - there was seriously something for everyone. We drank and ate a ton. We ordered little by little, our sever didn't rush us. Some must haves are the warm eggplant, jalapeño hummus, Brussels sprouts, falafel and the meatballs. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back!
Food was very tasty and lots of different appealing menu options. However, the service was absolutely terrible. The server spilled wine all over the table and the other servers struggled to change the table cloth after. One of our appetizers came very quickly, then it took nearly a half hour for the rest to come. Before we were even done with our appetizers, the main course was brought. Server never acknowledged or apologized for the poor service.
Was really looking forward to this restaurant and was slightly disappointed. Dishes, even the mains which were $25 or more, were extremely small portioned. Grape leaves especially were shocking, as they were maybe 1-inch long each! Never seen that in my life! The food was tasty, but not enough for the price paid. Also, service was slow, like we were being ignored. And hardly anyone was in the place.
Too many flavors in one dish. They were trying a bit too hard and it came out too rich. The Brussel sprouts were over the top decadent but in a bad way. They were baked or fried with glazed vinegar, covered in yogurt, covered in Walnuts, covered in Grapes. The lamb meatballs were drenched in a sweet glaze with dried berry's with a crunchy topping and sooo sugary! I felt like I was eating a dessert for dinner with every dish.
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