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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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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 yesterday

Food was relay fresh and good with a very reach menu if you like Mediterranean food. i was not really happy with the welcome guy at the entrance and his attitude but once you pass him, you start with a drink on the Bar and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gilad R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Service was absolutely great and the food was espectacular, I love Lebanese food and this spot is the best In the city and has it all!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alvaropicasso
Reviewed 5 days ago

A menu full of Lebanese options with a twist. Bar offers a wide variety of spirits. Bar staff was a little slow to serve however food service was great. Waiters were attentive. Several selections from mezzas to full plated meals.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lee Ann J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had visited this restaurant two times .I loved the food and also service was good as well .It is very crowded and noisy place but deffinetly deserve to try.Their price is little bit higher than the other restourant .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 561omery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a two-generations couples dinner with friends and adult children. Loud vibe, fine (if not best ever) starters and meats, interesting cocktails. Wine list expensive for quality but good Spanish options. Really fun!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JCA1954
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been here with friends and we have enjoyed a late dinner. We liked it but because of the cowded drinks and appetizers area we have been positioned on the upper floor which does not have the charme of the main two rooms. So...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TasteSailor
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Hip type environment. Slow service and mediocre food. Appetizers of Humus, Kibe, grape leaves we had were good. Main dish of Mixed Grill and Salmon were not good. Meats were dry and a bit chewy.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jerome K
Reviewed 6 November 2018

we thought it was Italian due to its name, however it was a surprise, my first Lebanese meal. it vas verry good and I will come back, however too slow in a high speed city. service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Manuel s
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This was the most delicious Middle Eastern / Lebanese restaurant. Our server was incredibly informative and helpful, the food was amazing and the service top notch. I highly recommend Ilili - it is truly a taste treat!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bucketsearch
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Went to celebrate my husbands birthday. Just 2 of us. My husband didn't want anything fancy. So when I saw the pictures I decided this is exactly what we want. The atmosphere is casual but lovely, the food is great but prices a bit high,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SofiaBrod
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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$29 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
12:00 - 23:30
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>  > NoMad
  • Neighbourhood: NoMad
  • 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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