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236 5th Avenue, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001 (Between 27th & 28th)
+1 212-683-2929
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here after a recommendation from a friend and so glad we did. We had a fantastic waiter who encouraged us to try less popular dishes and we really enjoyed these especially the muhumara. Nice ambience and decent price.

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Thank Jacqui1323
Hawker, Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dinner with a friend while visiting NYC. Service very attentive. Food great. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and we would return.

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Thank Vintagecrop
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143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Funky restaurant with unusual interior of wood and glass. Very busy with a good atmosphere. Waiter super-attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items. The dandelion leaves starter were too bitter for our taste. Bread hot and plenty of it. We ordered the mixed grill and riz as main for 2. Food was good enough quality (if a little bland) but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group had several mezzes, one main and one brunch. It was all super delicious. It's a good ideia to ask for a fresh salad to go with the more rich dishes. Lemonade was also great.

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Thank PaulaSO
New York City, New York
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185 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really good dinner. Went for business. i have been numerous times; my guests were quite impressed with the meal. A selection of appetizers, and then the massive branzino with some sides. Great service all around.

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Thank NYFoodDude
Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful drinks at the bar. Dylan was a great bartender. Wonderful suggestions and great apps. Lots of fun and a great night Thank you!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We become a regular after first visit in oct , 2016 . The food so good and the place are nice . Everything you order are just amazing . We love the mix grill and there french fries just outstanding! If you love chicken liver they have the best . Love love this place .

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Thank amanihussein
Malta
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137 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying nearby so having read great reviews about this restaurant, we decided to have dinner there. We were not disappointed. Very cool place, great food and nice staff. Had a very pleasant evening there.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in NYC! I've been 3 times for birthday alone plus all the other times I've been. Absolutely love the food! I'm Lebanese so I know best about this food! Great staff and such a beautiful decor!

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Canada
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant came highly recommended from a friend of mine who is frequently in NYC on business. My boyfriend and I stopped by for lunch last Friday and were not disappointed! We each had a cocktail and then shared four appetizers. Each one of them was FANTASTIC! The grape leaves were delicious and as other posts suggest, their brussels sprouts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $75
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 5th Avenue, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001
    (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
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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