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“Restaurant Week” 4 of 5 stars
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ilili
236 5th Avenue, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
212-683-2929
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Ranked #211 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $75
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: 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.
New York City, New York, USA
1 review
“Restaurant Week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ilili is the perfect option for Restaurant Week. Extensive RW menu, large portions and delicious food.

Visited August 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“overpriced; overrated; rude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I think this restaurant is too overpriced and overrated. we had our friends' wedding dinner there. we knew that the table (for more than 10 people) was reserved until 9 pm. however, although the other people worked there understood that the enjoy of the moment was continuing (since it was after wedding), the guy who was in charge of the tables wanted to make sure (in his sentences) that we'd leave before 9. since we didn't want anything to change the moment, we left (with almost 700 bill) even though the restaurant was almost empty. their wine list is so poor and the food I think you can find better one in every small Lebanese restaurant in NYC.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
“Ask for April! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Ask for April, her passion and knowledge of the food is unparalleled and she'll absolutely ensure that you have an unforgettable culinary adventure!

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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“The Best Middle Eastern Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We are vegetarians and this place has plenty of tasty options at reasonable price. the ambience is pretty modern and its also a good hangout spot.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Expensive disappointment. ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Food very average. Meat was was pretty tasteless. Wine eyewateringly expensive for what you're getting. Music so loud you can't talk and some of the waiting staff surly and plain rude!

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