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236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th Street, New York City, NY 10001-7606
+1 212-683-2929
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (102 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (59 reviews)
“duck shawarma” (35 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th Street, New York City, NY 10001-7606
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very good experience. The Lebanese was quite authentic and the mezze platter. Also the helpings are quite huge so be careful when you order. The service was also good and courteous

Thank Kamleish D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food, great service. Will definitely be revisiting... would do more frequently if it was so $$$.

Thank tsgyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I ever knew what Lebanese cuisine was, and I can't vouch for the authenticity of ilili, but every dish was spectacular. We tried 2 cold mezzas and 2 hot, along with the mixed grill. My favorite was the burrata, served with apricots...More

Thank tagretchen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice space, nice service but unexciting brunch. 4 people, 2 ordered alacart and 2 ordered off fixed price brunch menu. Not exciting: plating of all dishes quite paltry especially eggs Benedict, taste of food just ok.

Thank Bross24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We looked for something special for our last night in NYC and this was it! The interior is large and the food was amazing!

Thank Kjay200
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite every trip to NY.Loved the steak tartar and oh those fries.Perfect share place.Staff is professional and attentive.

Thank blackbondbooks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful non typical decor for a Lebanese restaurant. The food was outstanding and very authentic. The wine list carried most of the top Lebanese wines and were fairly priced. The service was the only thing I could complain about. Though it was friendly it lacked...More

Thank PDX16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the restaurant and we brought our out-of-town family. The food is quite good - hummus, tabouli, cheese plate, phonecian fries, the salad, the duck, veal. Not so good was the eggplant and the lentil croquette balls. Service was wonderful...More

Thank Linda Jo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a gem. Great location. The food was amazing. The prices were reasonable. The service was top shelf. We had a group of six people before a concert. The waiter was keeping us on track for time. I can't recommend this place enough....More

Thank Irenej625
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I had a group of colleagues visiting from around the world and wanted to take them somewhere that was elegant, but served food family-style. This restaurant was the perfect match! Everyone loved the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors and it wasn’t too heavy as we...More

Thank Cat Y
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Questions & Answers
November 3, 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
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th Street, 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
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-683-2929
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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.
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