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236 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10001 40.744271 -73.98763
nr. 27th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-683-2929 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Wed, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Thu-Fri, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, noon-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 28th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




With the rare exception, the venerable Al Bustan among them, Lebanese restaurants in New York tend to come in the guise of the falafel joint—quick and cheap rather than elegant and upscale. The cavernous Ilili aspires to greater things. Chef-owner Philippe Massoud, late of Neyla in Georgetown, has concocted a menu that melds traditional Lebanese and modern Mediterranean flavors, covering territory both predictable (hummus, baba ghannouj, tabbouleh) and newfangled (duck shawarma with fig puree, and green onion). The bi-level space itself is divided into multiple lounges and dining areas, and is meant to be high on atmosphere, with a D.J. spinning weekend nights.

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