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ilili

236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001-7606
+1 212-683-2929
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (110 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (106 reviews)
“duck shawarma” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001-7606
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1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try to make it to ilili every time I'm in the city. At a minimum I always need to order a "From Beirut with Passion" drink and the Duck Shawarma appetizer. There are many other great apps and then the entrees the lamb chops...More

Thank samiventi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend hours enjoying superb Lebanese sharing plates and a carafe of their green lemonade (lemon, mint, cucumber, ginger). Vibrant flavors served by an attentive staff that doesn't hover or push.

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ambient was warm and friendly, food delicious and tasty as well as the service. we shared a mixture of different meats with pita bread, was the best choice.

Thank Manuel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone was delicious! Green lentil croquettes, warm eggplant, lamb dumplings, and an interesting whole fish of the day with veggies. My husband also liked the falafel, which I agreed was tasty, but the other items were unlike anything I can get in my hometown, so...More

Thank TravelingFoxFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food at the heart of the city. I eat Lebanese food all over the world and am happy to report that this is one of th best I have ever had. The mezza was fantastic, including kibbe neyeh. The Arak selection was excellent. The...More

Thank DCNike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, very good service . We were a family of 6, enjoyed the food . A bit noisy . The portions are small , and definitely over priced . I love Lebanese food , but this place is nothing special , and very expensive...More

1  Thank Ran S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this dining experience! The ambiance and decor was lovely, warm and modern at the same time. The food was quite simply perfect and the mezze was very well priced and generous in portion size. The service was slow, and perhaps not as attentive...More

Thank taram_ca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice decor, very friendly front of house, nice variety of settings. And more importantly, very nice selection of small plates to share. Coupled with a great cocktail,list, and Ilili is a very nice place to go with friends. Food is small-plate Lebanese cuisine. The...More

Thank BM_Mtl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a collegue on a wednesday night after reading good reviews. Nice bar area where we had two good IPA's before sitting down. Trendy music. Ordered about 5-6 dishes which were more then enough, all excellent. Got good recommendations from a knowledgeable waitor...More

Thank Niklas K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is huge, and with that too noisy. The food was ok, ......The service was good, overall, the problem with this restaurant was the chaotic atmosphere. If your looking for a cozy relaxing atmosphere, it's not at this restaurant. It had more of a...More

Thank Anne Z
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kobbig
4 November 2015|
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Response from JPatWP | Reviewed this property |
I do not think that they have a tasting menu. They have a Prix Fixe menu. If you are going on a weekend (Sat & Sun), Brunch is an option. They have a variety of items one could try. If you have additional questions you could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$75
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001-7606
    (Between 27th & 28th)
  • Public Transportation: N & R Subway Lines 28th Street Stop. 6 Line on Park is near as well 28th Street Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-683-2929
  • E-mail
Description
New York's premier contemporary Mediterranean restaurant offering inspired Lebanese cuisine. The menu combines authentic dishes with modern Mediterranean influences to create a culinary journey for the palate and senses. The decor echoes the diverse menu, combining the architectural richness of old Lebanon with a style that's unmistakably New York. Music from around the globe and soft amber lighting create a sexy, sophisticated atmosphere in which to enjoy a relaxed meal. One of "The 8 Best Restaurants for Group Dining in New York", Zagat 2011.ilili is also the ideal destination for events, featuring perfect spaces for any occasion. Event menus range from hors d'oeuvres & cocktails to our signature shared menus for seated dinners.
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