ilili

4.8
6376 Reviews
$31 to $50
Lebanese
Welcome to ilili!

We’re honored to share the cuisine and culture of Lebanon in the heart of New York City. Since 2007, our home in the Flatiron District has introduced the passion and generosity of the Lebanese table to hundreds of thousands of curious diners while comforting native Lebanese guests with a celebration of their homeland and values. Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Massoud expertly crafts a sophisticated blend of modern and traditional Lebanese cuisine drawing influences from the span of the ancient Silk Road trade routes.

Our warm and generous hospitality drives our mission to make every guest and team member feel genuinely welcomed and fundamentally honored.

We are here to share; to pass fresh pita bread and mezze amongst old friends and new; to celebrate life and its delicious bounty. We invite you to experience our old world hospitality, timeless generosity, and tireless dedication to uncovering and sharing the rich traditions of L
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us on Sunday May 9th for Brunch to celebrate the Mom(s) in your life with a 4-course prix-fixe menu including a-la-carte menu items and mother's day specials.. $65 per person and $35 for children under 12.

What 6376 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ilili was wonderful as always!! Food was delicious & service was excellent! We had a great experience.

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SuzanneG
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! We highly recommend it, we love the food, the service, and the ambiance. This was our first time back since the pandemic and we felt they followed all the safety precautions and still gave us a warm wonderful experience!

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vipAndrew
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alex was our server, who was Amazing. He was energetic, recommended a fantastic menu (like Omakase). Loved it!

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BrianK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great date spot and perfect for group dinners as well!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isaac was a great server who was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and who provided outstanding quality service

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JesS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and unique brunch. The fresh fruit atayef is a must get! The rose syrup is incredible as an accompaniment to the dish as well as on its own. The pita bread was sooooo good! My husband and I enjoyed every bite. Great service and relaxing atmosphere was the perfect way to start a Sunday. Cannot wait to go back!

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SanjeevB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not as good as the last time - the food was also not as good.

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DanF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Great service too. Planning to go back

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occdiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful (although we waited about 10 minutes before anyone came to our table). Overall a good experience

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vipCarolanneM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Sat outside in one of the sheds. Excellent overall.

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AnnaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! One of the best fine dining Lebanese food in town

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Gunner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and great non-alcoholic drink options (the lemonade mocktails are divine). Took my pistachio allergy very seriously and were accommodating of it. Everything tasted exquisite as always.

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LaurenT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Nice ambience for a date. Recommend the crispy brussels sprouts!

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KeithN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ilili has done an awesome job of providing a safe yet festive and chic dining environment. Food always great and service was outstanding

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Delish11
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious Brussels sprouts- must try
Good Babaganoush
Chicken kabobs good
Falafel very good
Some walnut spread- delicious also must try

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ShirlyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Loved ilili, wonderful place. Highly recommend their delicious food!

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AllisonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was welcoming and passionate about the food. All the recommendations we got were amazing. Falafel burger was on point

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JohnE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service with perfect timing. Food was exceptional, well presented and just the right size. Thank you

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HeenaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lubna was sooooo nice and helpful. Beautiful food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience, would highly recommend

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LeonR
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Middle East Restaurant. Food is absolutely great. Ambience is in constant happy mood.

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argent
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ilili never ever disappoints! The food is remarkable. If you want authentic Lebanese cuisine with a flair of excellence then this place is surely unbeatable in NYC. We ordered most of the mezze menu and the deliciousness just kept coming in. Service was impeccable, friendly and courteous without being over bearing. The waiters new how to pronounce the Arabic dishes which is a delight. I do want to comment that the place was extra full and it didn’t feel at 50% capacity and if it hadn’t been that our table was nearly all vaccinated I wouldn’t have felt safe in the place. But it was also enjoyable to see and feel NYC going back to life in this amazing restaurant at least for an evening. I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. As usual.

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karimmc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Lebanese food around here. Outstanding food and outstanding service.

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nadineh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I ordered 2 1/4 pitchers of Arak, but $380 for a dinner for 2 (7/8 appetizers)? Come on.

I will definitely recommend ilili to a friend, the experience overall was amazing as usual, but will warn them about the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place looked great and the food was excellent it was a bit pricey but we will definitely go back again

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vipCarlosA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

ilili Easter Sunday was a complete and utter mess. We had to wait 25 minutes for our table to be setup, despite the fact that we got to the restaurant in time for our 12:45 pm reservation. After that, we had to wait until 2 pm for the appetizers to arrive and then 3 pm for the actual food to arrive. Dessert arrived at 4 pm. The service was very slow and the food took forever and the response for this was "it's because of COVID". I would definitely not book ilili for Easter Sunday ever again.

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AsliR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was okay. Little overpriced but delicious food

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Andi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food. Definitely the tastiest fries I ever had.

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cle27
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really delicious takes on some classics. Great for sharing for a group.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and nice atmosphere. Very lively

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AshM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience here. Mert was a fantastic server and the food was amazing. Will be back!

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vipIrenitaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed!

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jamesm
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Have been eating Lebanese food my entire life and Ilili was one of the best (if not the best) upscale Lebanese meals I've had. Excellent service too.

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and ambiance -- we had a great time. The staff was attentive and the drinks were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best middle-eastern/Lebanese food in New York.

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SinanA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mert was very helpful. We will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! They go above and beyond to cater to allergies/food restrictions

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vipwzpd2chat
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ilili using the Order Online button. ilili also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. ilili also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 683-2929.

ilili is rated 4.8 stars by 6376 OpenTable diners.

ilili does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/ilili-nyc/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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