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236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001-7606
+1 212-683-2929
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (111 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (104 reviews)
“duck shawarma” (33 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
236 5th Ave, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001-7606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was taken for dinner here, and we had a lovely meal, the sea bass was perfectly cooked as was the lamb, chicken and beef kebabs, the meze varied and the waiter knowledgeable and entertaining. Nice to have round tables, there were 5 of us and...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 1 week ago

this has to be one of my nicest places in NY. Thank you for the real food. Though a trendy busy alive place the food is authentic and super nice. all delicious with no failure in anything! still cant get over of the cheese and...More

Thank Eva-cyprus
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place for the adventurous soul. Everything I tried was delicious and I wish it was in my city. I've had lots of wrapped grape leaves before but these small bites were fantasticly better. We were served all small plates so I was...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a wide variety of Lebanese dishes. Appetizers are ideal to share, a couple per person are enough to try several different dishes. The ilili dessert bar was also excellent.

Thank Homero V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent a week in NYC, hitting all the restaurants recommended by friends who live there. Most were quite good, but Ilili was the BEST. We took the recommendations of our server and he did not steer us wrong. We had amazing appetizers and...More

Thank connie c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got takeout from this restaurant.....the staff were friendly and accommodating, providing us with a glass of water each as we waited...the food delicious....my husband had manti and thoroughly enjoyed it and I had the duck shawarma....a little disappointed that it was two separate wraps....would...More

Thank Helenjen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across Ilili by accident,thought it looked nice. Shown up to upper level which is quite small,it felt a bit claustrophobic. Downstairs when we left was extremely noisy.Food was ok, we had the sprouts,meatballs, & three others plus wine. Waiter was very good and...More

1  Thank ifsharpe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was very nice but it was also very expensive for what one received. We had 4 entrees and one cup of wine and it came to nearly $100 Aus. A lot of money for a few falafel balls and some humous. The service...More

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very good middle eastern . menu. Fun to share. A lot of different food. It was my birthday celebration with my adult children. Aq

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good taste. We had humanoid, burger and burrata, simply delicious! Suggested for any need, in the center of the big apple!

Thank Luca D
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3 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
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
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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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