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Phone: +1 212-683-2929
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Opening hours
  • Monday:11:30AM–11PM
  • Tuesday:11:30AM–3PM
  • Wednesday:11:30AM–3PM
  • Thursday:11:30AM–3PM
  • Friday:11:30AM–3PM
  • Saturday:11AM–3:15PM
  • Sunday:11AM–3:15PM
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Total reviews rating 4.5

199 Reviews for ilili Restaurant NYC 2023:

Review №1


Wow. This restaurant blew me away. It does everything it is supposed to do right, right. From the moment I was first greeted at the door to the moment I left, everything was great. They truly understood the Restaurant Week assignment and executed every dish that we ordered, to perfection. They will have my business in the future for sure. We ordered the hummus, tabbouleh, fattoush, black iron shrimp, salmon, chicken breast and the two desserts. Everything was amazing. It was a new burst of flavor, texture and temperature with every dish we ate. The service is great, each course of the dinner was checked on by our waitress and the waters were always full. I will say that this restaurant can certainly step up the furniture in terms of the chairs and tables, and it will be the finishing touch it needs. The chairs felt slightly flimsy and too laid back for something that I’d like to lounge in. The table itself can use some real candles instead of the fake ones. I appreciate the technology with mobile payments through the wait staffs mobile devices, but I felt uncomfortable touching the screen multiple times to pay for my meal. Overall, great experience that can be enhanced through minor touches.

Review №2


Oh Ilili, I have nothing but compliments for this restaurant. The ambience is simultaneously homey yet upscale (God bless the interior designers and decorators). You’re definitely going to feel welcomed as the guests and staff represent various ethnicities and shades of melanin. And no matter the occasion (family dinner, date, special occasion, or casual meal), you’ll feel like you’re in the right place.The food is AMAZING! Dinning here was my first Lebanese cuisine experience and there isn’t another Lebanese restaurant I want to try because the menu here is delicious. The mixed grill platter with lamb, chicken, beef, potatoes, and veggies, is absolutely delicious and I order it every time. My lovely friend took me here for my birthday and Valentine’s Day, both experiences were more than worthwhile. The seasonal drinks are also very good and you definitely get the bang for your buck!What makes the overall experience so outstanding, is the staff! They make eye contact with you, smile, and make sure your needs are met in a timely manner. The restrooms are always clean. Lastly, making a reservation here is easy but not necessary (I recommend making a reservation though because it does get busy). Enjoy!

Review №3


I came across this place while browsing where to dine Middle Eastern food in midtown west! The ambiance was great, the servers were courteous, the place was busy but everything was flowing smoothly and the food came faster than we expected! The food was delicious and loved every moment of it!!

Review №4


Sometimes I dream about this place in my sleep. One of the best Lebanese restaurants in the country. The food is always so amazing and flavorful. I recommend trying some of everything on the menu. You really can’t go wrong. One of MY top 5 restaurants in the city.

Review №5


Absolute waste of money…me and my friend wanted to have Lebanese food, we were near by this restaurant looking at the ratings we decided to go for lunch.It was absolute waste of money and time.The ambiance is lavish and good but the food was not tasty at all.To start with I ordered white coffee and my friend ordered mint tea.Bothel drinks were horrible, the white coffee was jasmine flavor water., the server said it’s Lebanese decaf coffee.For the mint tea with my friends request they added ginger flavor in it and tasted better.For the food firstly there was no chicken dish , so I ordered falafel wrap and it was bad The sauce did not taste good. I could not finish the dish.My friend ordered salmon burger which also was very average.Would not recommend who is really looking for good food and not just the fancy ambiance.

Review №6


All I can Say Is Wow ! If you seek Mediterranean Food in NYC, there’s nothing in New York that would be give you better feeling after eating at this Restaurant! Let us be quality, quantity, presentation, food options etc, nothing comes near to this Place! It’s a gem in the heart of New York City near Flat Iron Building. Hummus, Sumac, Falafel are you die for ! Been to many restaurants in New York, spent thousands in trying but unfortunately in my option and opinion, you wouldn’t find a better Mediterranean food than here !

Review №7


Absolutely phenomenal upscale Mediterranean food. The wait for the food and dessert was a bit too long to justify a 5* review, but this place is definitely worth going out of your way for if you want a classy twist on some great Mediterranean food.

Review №8


The menu seems meat heavy but there is a good number of vegetarian options. The outdoor sitting is nice and cozy. The Food is tasty and some of the Mezza are very unique.

Review №9


A wonderful Lebanese restaurant. Great ambiance, it’s classy, romantic, and still fun. The bar/lounge area is especially nice to catch up with big groups of friends and get a nice cocktail. Also recommend this for dinner for big groups. The appetizers are all shareable so it keeps it easy. The bread is out of this world delicious - light but fluffy and served warm to dip and eat all your delicious apps

Review №10


Love this restaurant. Food is delicious, the best Lebanese food I’ve tried in NYC. Service and ambience is great too.Good place to catch up with friends or enjoying good dinner with your family.