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“One of the best Mediterranean restaurants in town”
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Ranked #177 of 14,216 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 50 - USD 75
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 27th & 28th
Transit: N & R Subway Lines 28th Street Stop. 6 Line on Park is near as well 28th Street Stop.
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.
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food and have been going to many in Manhattan over the years, but Ilili is one of the best in town.

We visited Ilili twice last month and were once seated downstairs and once upstairs. A table downstairs provided more casual atmosphere while the upstairs had a more cozy, intimate feel to it.

Regular fares like Tabbouleh, Fattoush, and Falafel are all very good. Among the main dishes, lamb chops is superb.

Servers are friendly and professional.

Ilili is a new favorite for us when we are in a mood for Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food.

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Thank LuxuryOnABudgetNY
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary dinner to this very nice and hip place on 5th avenue NYC. I'm a big fan of Lebanese food and we were very well convinced that this choice was the right one:
High class service, very helpful with our special request: we came with our baby in a stroller. No problem for them, we got a perfect table after no more than 10 min waiting.
Kitchen- very, very tasty.
We'll come again!!!

Thank Clemens J
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Best arab cuisine in my life. All the different dishes we had and shared were amazing. It was truly a great palate experience.

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Thank Rodolfo S
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Great Lebanese mezes dishes.....light fare, tasty and very satisfying. We tried the kalamari, the prawns, the eggplant dip and the tabouleh salad.....all very refined flavors. The cocktails were fine as well. Overall, a good experience, in a spacious place with excellent ambience and service.

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Thank Ananda T
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We met relatives for an outstanding dinner at Ilili. there is a very lively bar scene and the restaurant is crowded all night. Reservations mandatory. We enjoyed several small plates and received great advice from our waitress.

Thank Johnsotr
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