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“Lebanese Feast”
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Ranked #170 of 14,125 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$75
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: 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.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

First time at a Lebanese restaurant. Great ambience, loved the background music. Staff discrete and attentive. Never once had to ask for water to be topped up.
Fantastic range of foods. Quite pricey but the flavours are definitely worth it!

Thank Lucy_Looo_UK
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

my first ( and not last) visit to ilili was an ABSOLUTE festival of flavors aromas and quality good and service. Fashionable restaurant with excellent food!
Try the raw kebbe and don't miss the kenafa desert, not to be missed !!
Enjoy every bite, it is pure pleasure!

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We've been to Ilili 5-6 times and each time its a wonderful experience.
Quiet enough to conduct business and of course the food selections are amazing. A treat for the taste buds for sure! Enjoy!

Thank Jake C
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This restaurant was absolutely fabulous. For more pictures and commentary, check out www.gustatori.com.

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Thank Tori A
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I love Mediterranean food...and hence am always happy to try Turkish, Lebanese and/or Greek restaurants. Given the positive reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to give ilili a try. The food was for the most part excellent, as was the ambiance. We found the portions fine, but agree that the restaurant is a little overpriced.
The Food: the Mouhhamara, Fattoush Salad, Kibbe and Duck Shawarma were all excellent, as was the rice; the Lahmajeen was good (but, in my opinion, Turkish lahmacun is better). All were server with excellent garnish, herbs and spices. They must go through a lot of Sumac (it even made it to the cocktails)!!! :). The Chicken Taouk Duo was the disappointment, the skewered breast was good but the confeit leg and thigh bland.

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Thank BRCelt
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