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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%
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“hummus” (111 reviews)
“duck shawarma” (32 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001-7606
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here after seeing all the raving reviews. The food was fine, but not spectacular, the hummus and baba ganoush were rather sour and the falafel dry. The table we qere seated at was in a quiet area, which was nice, but the...More

Thank Georgiana B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my family. The service was amazing. We could hear there Brazilian top music (Tom Jobim, Elis Regina and Vinicius de Moraes). We asked a mix of meats with rice. It was perfect.

Thank Renato T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant!! The Phoenician fries are to die for, as well as the burrata on pita bread. Definitely recommend.

Thank paigeb10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tasted some of the best Lebanese cuisine in this delicious restaurant! The baba ganoush, lentil croquettes and mixed grill were exceptional. We sat outside on a pleasant evening and enjoyed the view of the Flatiron lit at night. The service was friendly but a...More

Thank Ceci T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best Lebanesse restaurant in New York the food is authentic I been to Lebanon and this place is sooooo god that for a moment you think you are in Lebanon eating amazing food

Thank Fernando L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is so noisy and tables cramped together that it was impossible to hear the person just in front of you without shouting. There were many waiters but no order and one took your order and never came back and you had to flag...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The night started off with really slow, inattentive service, and without complaining we received an apology and things got better. Then our entree arrived before any of our appetizers arrived. This time we complained. The manager took care of it by comping our entree and...More

Thank Clensing75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Lebanese food, always consistent. We've been visiting every Summer when we are in NYC, and love it every time. The flavors are authentic, the dining rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is helpful. We always want to try new restaurants when in...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 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 9 August 2017

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
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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 75
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
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
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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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