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ilili

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236 5th Avenue, Between 27th & 28th, New York City, NY 10001 (Between 27th & 28th)
+1 212-683-2929
Today
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 17:30 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Austin, Texas
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221 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here as a last meal on the way out of the city (got a train from Penn Station to Newark). The food and service were excellent. I really wish we had something comparable in Austin (home). We had the prixe fixe lunches, one was chicken wrap with hummus app and the other was the falafel wrap with fatoush... More 

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Thank worldfamousjeff
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Check this place out. It's definitely worth it. Food and service were great...especially the lamb. The only reason this place doesn't get 5 stars is because the waiter pushed us hard on getting the signature brussel sprouts and they sucked. I mean, I love brussel sprouts so when I see them on a menu I typically always order them. We... More 

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Thank Jay P
Genova
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner on one night of a five night stay in NYC. It was fantastic, food absolutely delicious, good service and nice ambiance, but especially the food!

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Thank Mickey2002
Tashkent, Toshkent City, Uzbekistan
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi, after searching and reading some review about restaurant, we visited them yesterday, and ordered grill for $68 as shown on photo below, but we didn't expected such grill, next time we will order another meal.

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Thank Sanjar B
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know authentic Lebanese and this place is great. Visited for 1st time this week. Tried their thyme salad and Lebanese white wine. Ask for a table downstairs for great people watching.

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Thank KSFZ_Family
NYC
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious fresh authentic Lebanese cuisine. One of our favorite places to go to to remind us of beautiful Lebanon. Love this place!!! Going back again next week.

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Thank M A
Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and great food. Great atmosphere! The choice and variety of food very well presented!!

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Thank Mehran Z
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, the food here is fantastic.I see some reviewers have complained at the portion size and confusing menu, but we asked how it works and the waitress recommended a number of dishes. She then staggered the dishes so we didn't have them all at once. We were left stuffed after eating the smoothest hummous, some delicious cheese rolls, lebanese rice... More 

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Thank thebigbrowndog
Miami, Florida
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best middle eastern meal we have had! The food was fresh, delicious served quickly. Place is very trendy and nice atmosphere. It is definitely a place to eat this type of cuisine! Yummy:)

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Thank Cynthia V
Brooklyn, New York
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189 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Confusing menu, what we ordered was mid range at best. Too dry or not particularly interesting. Location is good and decor is fine. We had a reservation for a 1p lunch and still had to wait 15 minutes... There are better spots

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Thank Oskar-Brooklyn

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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
US$50 - US$75
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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