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
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.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Sun - Wed 5:30PM - 6:00PM
Fancy Lebanese food in Nomad.
The food was excellent. A family favorite was the falafel, we had two orders of it!
Love the oven roasted chicken wish they had an option for baby chicken
Fire alarms went off repeatedly. They did not come to tables and explain. They did not offer compensation for making it impossible to have a conversation. Service was excruciatingly slow in any event. Between the fire alarms and the slow service, we left after more than 20 minutes, so we weren't there to "enjoy" the rest of the evening.
Disjointed service, food and wine experience made for an unpleasant evening. Unfortunately, it could have been so
much better. To make matters worse the fire alarm went on and couldn’t be switched off for over 30 minutes.
Great food and service with everyone smiling. This is one of my favorite restaurants.
This is our third time and it appears ilili continues to step up their game. Serving sizes are more robust and service is spot on. Most importantly some of the most delicious meals you will find in NYC. Highly recommend especially for large groups.
Scrumptious food. Beautiful presentation.
Very attentive service. Immensely satisfying brunch.
Best Lebanese food ever had! The tuna tartare was fantastic, as was the fried beef kibbeh. Even the simple salad was special! Seems like the chef likes cinnamon (as do I) - there was just a hint of it in many dishes!!!! Great wine list, too!
even tho we has a reservation they make us wait 30 min for the table. after taht the service was good and the food awesome. is a lil expensive. is super noisy so u cant actually have conversation. but the deco and vibe is nice.
The food was amazing. The service was friendly but could be improved.
The main issue was the noise level. We just could not conduct a conversation across the table. So not great for big groups but great for couple getting together.
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.
We had a lovely time
Always a good time.
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.
One of my favorite places for brunch. Especially if you have a big group of 10 people. Food is excellent. Delicious Lebanese cuisine.
Amazing food, felt like i was eating in the middle east!
Very lovely experience. Food is outstanding, service was very good. A little loud but manageable.
They didn’t pay attention to the note I put on the reservation. They didn’t know how to redeem my reward points
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!
Wheat bread and wheat bread falafal should be available too.
One of my favorite restaurants and it was great as always. Service here is helpful and knowledgeable- Zack Was great. Will be back.
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!
Outstanding restaurant: the food, the service and the atmosphere were excellent. Different twist to Lebanese cuisine. Will return again for sure.
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.
Always a fabulous meal. The service could be a bit more attentive, but the atmosphere and fabulous food make up for it.
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!
Great server and tasty food. Made a whole meal with hot and cold mezze.
Great place the best Lebanese food
Superb food. Terrific service
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.
The Food is delicious. Really amazing.
Ebony was incredible and truly saved the night. She helped me so much. The waiter was so funny and prompt.
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.
Amazing! One of the best Lebanese I've ever had. We will be coming back!
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
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.
The food is good and tasty, but the portions are on the small side considering the price.
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
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.
Our Server John was absolutely amazing pointed us in the right direction and we had food that was outstanding