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“One of the best Mediterranean restaurants in town”
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Ranked #496 of 15,761 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 29 - USD 75
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: NoMad
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: 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.
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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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 RodolfoS1225
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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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