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ilili

ilili

Lebanese Restaurant, Mediterranean Restaurant, and Lounge$$$$
NoMad, New York
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    Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice social distancing
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    This Lebanese restaurant is famous for their hummus. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Sofia P.
    "Loved the lamb/beef dumplings, Brussel sprouts, and duck shawarma."(29 Tips)
    Abdulaziz A.
    "Best Lebanese in NY .. nice atmosphere , delicious duck shawarma."(14 Tips)
    Kate F.
    "Get the duck shwarma and mixed grilled plate to share."(8 Tips)
    Mayank M.
    "All of the cold mezze are delicious."(14 Tips)
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  • Derk D.heart icon on user image
    Derk DoijerDecember 17, 2015
    Unless you're crazy hungry you don't need more than 3-4 mezze for 2 people, portions are generous
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HuMarch 14, 2014
    Hey you remember that one time all the tips on foursquare told you to get the Brussels sprouts? Yeah do that.
  • Nao M.
    Nao MizJanuary 19, 2012
    You can't go wrong with the TUNA BELLY. Follow up with the lamb leg or the yogurt gnocchi:)
  • Adrienne L.heart icon on user image
    Adrienne LiuFebruary 7, 2017
    Duck shawarma 👌🏼 This place is also classily decorated with great service
  • TN
    TNAugust 4, 2012
    Great food (brussel sprouts, shrimp, kibbeh, duck schwarma). Lebanese wine wasn't too great though.
  • Bruno Z.heart icon on user image
    Bruno ZalumMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When in front of the royal duck shawarma, chickens and lambs would commit suicide.
  • Barbara Derecktor D.heart icon on user image
    Barbara Derecktor DonahueDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is delicious at illili - the desserts are to die for - yummy
  • chi s.
    chi shiJanuary 29, 2011
    go with a bunch of ppl so you can taste more appetizers. Everything was so good. Didn't really enjoy arak (licorice flavored liquor)
  • Mark R.
    Mark RussoJune 30, 2010
    Food is great. Loved it. Had some middle eastern Egg Benedict. Yummy! One down side my dish came out 10 after my friends - not so good, but got a 20 discount.
  • Jane D.heart icon on user image
    Jane DoeMarch 19, 2018
    Duck shawarma, chankleesh, atayef & veal bacon, and chicken shish taouk
  • D B.heart icon on user image
    D BJuly 8, 2016
    Get the Brussels sprouts, lamb hommus, and mixed grill.
  • Fallon R.
    Fallon RelaySeptember 14, 2012
    <3 the Brussels sprouts. You can order the chicken kebab with white meat only (if that's your thing).
  • Patty
    PattyJuly 21, 2012
    The Venetian lemonade has a very sweet grape flavor - very memorable. As was the bone marrow!
  • Lucy H.
    Lucy H.March 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Amaaaaazing food but it's loud! Brussels sprouts and lamb meatballs are 💯!!
  • Anna M.heart icon on user image
    Anna MoseleyJanuary 2, 2015
    All the cold mezze dishes are incredible. Muhamara, hummus, babaghanouj
  • Abby S.
    Abby SilvermanJune 3, 2012
    Amazing meal! Get the fresh meadow cocktail, and ask for billy as your server.
  • Jon C.heart icon on user image
    Jon ChanAugust 5, 2012
    One of the best bone marrow dishes for value, and excellent brussell sprouts
  • Roger S.heart icon on user image
    Roger SchonfeldDecember 21, 2014
    Beautiful atmosphere. Private room options. Fantastic menu.
  • Eduardo R.heart icon on user image
    Eduardo RamirezFebruary 17, 2019
    The brussels sprouts are the stand out dish from the whole menu. They’re sweet, savory, unique, and overpriced— much like the rest of the menu.
  • Julie H.
    Julie HicksJune 16, 2012
    This place was awesome!! Some of the best Brussel sprouts I've ever had! Very different!
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz AlfarisFebruary 9, 2019
    Best Lebanese in NY .. nice atmosphere , delicious duck shawarma.
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RudaNovember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the duck shawarma, manti and the kibbeh nayeh- out of this world!!
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UFebruary 1, 2015
    Good place to have group dinner if it includes vegetarian people
  • Sam K.
    Sam KirschJuly 13, 2011
    Ask for Mark as your waiter- he was beyond awesome! Also, if you're gluten free, there are plenty of options.
  • Marcela N.
    Marcela NavarroJune 9, 2014
    Amazing! Duck shawarma and Brussels sprouts were the best.
  • An K.heart icon on user image
    An KikJune 19, 2015
    Take the mixed grill! The meat is really delicious!!! Nice service also!
  • Joud AlRajhi
    Joud AlRajhiAugust 27, 2015
    Amazing food and great service 👌🏼👌🏼
  • Amelie P.
    Amelie PApril 16, 2014
    The mezes are so tasty in this mediterranean. Just take 2 each. 3 is too much food.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezMay 29, 2012
    Loved the kibbeh here. Go with a group so you can try lots of things.
  • Kay T.
    Kay TeoMarch 22, 2015
    The brussel sprouts are unique but very rich. Falafel was divine! Perfect crunch, not oily. Hummus lacked a bit of salt, duck schwarma was overhyped. Slightly dry, nothing special.
  • Ghadi T.heart icon on user image
    Ghadi TayebMay 13, 2017
    I ordered kifte kbaba it was delicious. The "riz" was not that much .. The price little bet over
  • Amy S.heart icon on user image
    Amy SNovember 7, 2013
    The brussell sprouts are amazing. Seriously - a can't miss
  • Pankaj J.
    Pankaj JainJuly 1, 2012
    Awesome food, service, ambience. Worth every penny. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Amit G.heart icon on user image
    Amit GAugust 19, 2017
    Take more appetizers instead of the mains.
  • Paula A.
    Paula Alonso IshiharaAugust 18, 2011
    I recommend the warm eggplant dish, the gnocchi, and the snowball for dessert! Delicious!
  • M. Nicole S.
    M. Nicole SiobalMarch 21, 2012
    Everything is delicious. But one MUST try- Brussels sprouts! To die for!
  • Lina
    LinaAugust 19, 2011
    Best Lebanese food in town. I hear the brunch is also pretty amazing, although haven't tried it yet
  • Sloanheart icon on user image
    SloanFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite restaurant in the city...everything is good, but try the duck shwarma
  • Yan T.
    Yan TSeptember 13, 2014
    If you like baklava, they'll do an off-menu dessert of six pieces.
  • Christopher E.
    Try the Grilled Shrimp Salad - Everything about this salad was amazing! #omnomnom
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    SJuly 24, 2015
    Average food but lovely atmosphere, the candy bar for dessert was a killer though👌🏼
  • Tom H.heart icon on user image
    Tom HattaSeptember 20, 2013
    The Kibbeh naya (raw meat) was my favorite meza. It's awesome.
  • Darryl d.
    Darryl deLeonJanuary 28, 2013
    Brussels sprouts! Brussels sprouts ! Brussels sprouts! Amazeballs! Literally!
  • Jonathan Z.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan ZMay 26, 2017
    Cheesecake and mixed grill and labne are amazing
  • Maria M.heart icon on user image
    Maria MariakOctober 30, 2019
    Very tasteful food! Full of beautiful herbs!
  • Julia B.
    Julia BondarMarch 7, 2012
    Wow. Brussel Sprouts and Bone Marrow are fantastic. Great service too.
  • Lord Rioheart icon on user image
    Lord RioOctober 29, 2014
    Their lamb is really good. Kunafah is AMAZING ❤️😭
  • Thalia K.
    Thalia KFebruary 23, 2014
    Try the Mixed Grill - The whipped garlic trio was very yummy.
  • Did Y.heart icon on user image
    Did YouOctober 13, 2013
    Try the warm eggplant. The dinner portion is small for the price, but extremely tasty kebabs.
  • Ana C.
    Ana ConcejeroApril 8, 2012
    Tried a but Ilili's still the best Lebanese food in Manhattan...... Try the brussel sprouts!
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