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“Perfect for a party of five or six!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of ilili

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Ranked #136 of 13,548 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $75
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Melbourne, Florida
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196 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Perfect for a party of five or six!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

This restaurant was the perfect place for a group of friend to meet. The atmosphere is modern and the food is delicious. We ordered several appetizers for the table and it was wonderful to try thing that I might not have ordered otherwise. The brussel-sprouts for example where surprisingly wonderful. The dinners were good size . Not too big and not fashionably small. I had the house Cabernet and it was very good. They also had a nice selection of specialty drinks and beer. We all had a good time and left very satisfied.

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wow!! This place has it all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were looking for a more special dinner out on our trip to NYC and this place has it all! I would describe it as a swanky 5th Ave Lebanese tapas restaurant. The food is out of this world. We were totally blown away by everything and we're pretty hard-core foodies. The atmosphere is very hip. The kind of place that has its own DJ (but isn't too loud!) to keep the right mood going. The service was fantastic! Very attentive and great suggestions without being pushy. We would go back in a heartbeat if we were closer!

  • Visited March 2014
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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“Good mediterranean - Lebanese ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Good mediterranean - Lebanese option in NY.

Very good wine list of Lebanese wines, plates have good sizes, price - ratio - quality not bad.

The decoration is very nice.

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New York City, New York
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“Best brunch ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is Lebanese food at its finest, with a wonderful Lebanese red wine.

We were 30 people at a private brunch upstairs. We started with cold appetizers followed by a selection of hot food, mostly vegetarian dishes but there were also some meat dishes as well. There was even a truffled egg dish, benedict style, that was fabulous

Everything was healthy and very delicious. i can't wait to go back.
Please look at their menu choices on line.

  • Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Something different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My fourth time here. Food and service is consistently good. Love the exotic ingredients in the appetizers such as in the mouhamara and moujadara. The chicken liver is very aromatic but may be too strong for some people, though The steak tartar is a little too gamy for me. Weekend is quite loud. If you are bothered by noise, ask for a table in the inside room.

Visited March 2014
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