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ilili

236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th Street, New York City, NY 10001-7606
+1 212-683-2929
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (120 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (106 reviews)
“duck shawarma” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th Street, New York City, NY 10001-7606
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1 - 10 of 785 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I went with friends and we ordered all small plates. It gave us the opportunity to try many things and they were all delicious. The kibbe naye, chankleesh, and batata harra were excellent. The labne was pretty good and the pita was very nice. I...More

Thank NCtravelz
Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous is the word for this place...the brussel sprouts, the Mouhamara, the warm eggplant was to die for....Amazing and definitely on my revisit list.

Thank bijalmodi14
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is fab here - so tasty and fresh. Customer service is on point as well. great place for a cosy dinner on a lazy Sunday night when you don't feel like cooking.

Thank MLD1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

i've been there in jenuary with some friends from the area, they took me there for an happy hour and i had a great time! the staff is really professional, the cocktail great and the price is fair. i would love to go back to...More

Thank Fabio N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must. Hands down all around great meal. Everything was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was just as good as the food and Juanita the manager a true host.

Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend the shwarma, but the humus is also excellent. First time ever tried this kebab and it was delicious. The cocktails are also excellent, with a very broad selection.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was relatively empty with several large tables vacant. We asked if four of us could have the prix fix menu, with a fifth person in our party only wanting an appetizer. Both the waiter and manager could not accommodate this simple request, claiming...More

Thank qn48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night Party of 6 No dinner , just snacks Octopus, hummus, burrata, labne, kibbeth , etc A red wine , diferente grape named Zinfandel Perfect night

Thank FiroBahia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it hard to get a reservation at 7pm on a Friday, when we got there there was no one there. The price rating said $$ $$$ but $78.00 for short ribs. That’s $$$$+. We left. Very disappointed

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a party of 5 for lunch, our first meal on our NYC trip. The restaurant has a good atmosphere and very interesting wooden walls. Service was great. The dishes were very good. We ordered 5 items and shared them all. I would definitely...More

Thank Julia F
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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$29 - US$75
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th Street, 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
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Description
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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