Fodor's Expert Review Ilili

$$ Flatiron District Middle Eastern

Famed Washington, D.C., restaurateur and chef Philippe Massoud brings his culinary talents—emphasizing cuisine from his native Lebanon—to New York City at this bi-level, 400-seat eatery. The menu of innovative Middle Eastern fare includes a mouth-watering variety of shareable hot and cold meze, as well as mains that run the gamut from lamb chops with za'atar to chicken livers with pomegranate molasses to duck shawarma with fig jam. Waiters never fail to refresh the basket of hot, fluffy, house-baked pita bread. A glass of Lebanese or French wine is a nice accompaniment to the cuisine.

Middle Eastern Lively Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Brunch $$

Quick Facts

236 5th Ave.
New York, New York  10001, USA


Known For:
  • Creative Lebanese cuisine focused on small plates
  • House-baked pita
  • Nice wine list

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