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Welcome to our new home in DC
Created with sustainable materials and custom items from Lebanese artisans, our new space in DC is inspired by the enchanted gardens found within the courtyards of longstanding Beirut homes. The menu in DC will be mezze-heavy and will carry over many NYC staples.
Opening in July 2021!
Welcome to ilili NYC
Our home located in New York’s Flatiron District, where we invite guests to celebrate life and share sundry blends of modern and traditional Lebanese-Mediterranean cuisine. Our goal at ilili is to unify our guest’s cultures and spirits with our own, expressing passion and generosity in the cuisine we share.Learn More
Fresh takes on old standards
Executive Chef and Owner Philippe Massoud excellently crafts a melting pot of Lebanese, Levantine, and Mediterranean inspired cuisine mixed with New York Attitude. Flavorful herbs and spices combine textures to appease broad based palates.Visit Us
A place for family
Whether part of a party of fifty or a party of two, your experience throughout our elegant, yet comfortable space is eventful. We are sharing our long-held Lebanese-Mediterranean traditions with a modern contemporary twist.Book an Event
ilili means “tell me” in colloquial Lebanese and this is exactly what we want you to do. Each passing of our shared plates and the breaking of freshly baked Levantine pita opens up a new conversation.
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Our menu is never done
Every dish at ilili has its own story from the traditional recipes direct from Lebanon, to modern updates that tell the history of our team, of our cooks and chefs who have left their mark on our kitchen, and our serving staff and managers who have been ambassadors of hospitality. Our menu is never done - we find inspiration all around, in new ingredients, new approaches, and fresh takes on old standards.View Menus
Host Your Next Event
ilili specializes in Private Parties, Corporate and Press Events, Weddings and other celebrations for groups from 5 to 500. We feature four private event spaces perfect for any occasion, as well as the option to book the entire restaurant. Menus range from passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to our diverse shared menus for seated dinners.Learn More
Catering To You
Whether you are looking for a special lunch to reward your team for its hard work, or to impress an important client with a perfect dinner in your home, ilili can cater events from 5 to 500 guests.Book Now