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ilili

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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Official Website

ililinyc.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 28th St.

Prices

$11-$26

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

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Profile

With the rare exception, the venerable Al Bustan among them, Lebanese restaurants in New York tend to come in the guise of the falafel jointquick 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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