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ilili

236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001-7606
+1 212-683-2929
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (107 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (105 reviews)
“duck shawarma” (30 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001-7606
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1 - 10 of 882 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a gem is this place.. it was so busy for a Wednesday, always a good sign. Service started a little slow, but soon improved. The food was fresh and delicious, and thanks to some ordering tips, we didn't over order too much. Couldn't eat...More

Thank Saronbell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing to add , great food and great service ! Will for sure recommend it to friends and will be back in any occasion !

Thank Mariya_Stras
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the FOOD .... scrumptious, tasty, varied, divine and like nothing else. The SERVICE .... really knowledgeable staff, great recommendations and I love it when they say you've ordered too much or not enough. The service team were run off their feet but the at...More

Thank Coreen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fully packed on a Monday night - must be a good sign. We had a lot of the usuals - hummus, mahmurra, kofta and kebabs. All the food was very good - service was incredibly friendly and efficient. Strongly recommended for Lebanese food in NY

Thank AK6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend told us about Ilili and so we gave it a try recently. Service was excellent and the restaurant is beautiful! Food was absolutely delicious and the Lebanese desserts were amazing! We were there for lunch, and now we need to return for dinner!...More

Thank Curt H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Lebanese food, but only heard of Ilili on this trip. The food was very good - with all of the traditional Lebanese dishes well covered. There was a good selection of mezze (hot and cold starters) and a good choice of grilled items....More

Thank gregv_ma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank LuxuryOnABudgetNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Clemens J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Rodolfo S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ananda T
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kobbig
Hi we are a family of 5 people and would like to try your restaurant. We would like to know if you have like a tasting menu or if you could recommend a set up for us? Best regards Jakob
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$50 - US$75
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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.
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