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For 2
7:00 PM
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4720 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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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
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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 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 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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What 4720 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 21 hours ago

The place is busy but servers are attentive and no one seems in a rush to get you out.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

vipMandydate (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had our anniversary dinner here. The food and service were absolutely amazing, I will definitely come back!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Too many people making out in the room we were in. Was kind of annoying.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

vip12Many (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

vipJosh (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

One of the best restaurants in NYC. Excellent for group meals, looking forward to coming back soon!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing food ambience and service. Please add more variety for sweets esp with kunafa bin jibne

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very expensive. Not worth the price

vipAndrea (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It was completely enjoyable and delicious! We had excellent service too.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful food- ordered at least 12 plates- no weak dishes.

MounaA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a great atmosphere. The food was amazing. The only bad thing was the seating arrangement

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Got put in the back room. Didn't feel like they valued guests equally. Maybe OpenTable folks got worse tables?

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went on Valentine’s day, really abundant and delicious food!