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“Lebanese restaurant in NYC”
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Ranked #499 of 15,763 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 29 - USD 75
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 29 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by friends. As lebanese in vacation in NYC we decided to try it.
All the dishes were tasty and prepared as if we were eating in Beirut. So tasty!!!
We recommend highly: lebanese ARAK, tabbouleh, hummus, kebbeh nayyeh, batata harra, arnabit etc.......
The staff were helpful.
The restaurant offers a joyful atmosphere but we would like to suggest to put lebanese music ( Fairuz).
We enjoyed our lunch so much. We will come back.
You have to try it

Thank Mira N
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We ate a light lunch here and everything we had was delicious. Their burrata with fresh rosemary and an apricot puree was to die for! Albeit a bit pricey.

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Thank Heather02380
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Perhaps the best, most authentic Middle Eastern restaurant in NYC. The food is fantastic, the service is terrific and the prices are not a wallet breaker.

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Highly recommended. Impeccable service and unbelievable food. I would recommend to talk to the staff....they are really helpful and definitely know their menu.

Thank b_traveler_1565
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

PROS:Overall, food was good. Hummus was fresh ---smooth and creamy/lemony, falafel was soft and not greasy and tahini sauce was nice. Eggplant was nice, Kebab kerez was interesting but 4 meatballs for $18? Give me a break! (nice, sweet sauce though), Tabbouli was fresh. Overall, pricey for Lebanese tapas, but I guess they gotta pay the high rent. Great lemonade with cucumber!!! (loved that).

CONS: Too noisy...not a place to go to relax...a little too pricey as previously mentioned for quantity of food.

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Thank truthseeker2911
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