Milestones

 

Anyone will tell you that it is no easy feat to open up shop in NYC, but with vision, perseverance, dedication to craft, teamwork and of course, a little bit of luck, the Massoud brothers would realize their dream of bringing the jewels of Lebanese cuisine to New York City.  

ilili Brands has become a staple of the city, and people will come from around the world to try the savory brussels sprouts, the traditional kibbeh nayah or our decadent ilili candy bar.  It is no surprise that the Massoud's continue to innovate and delight both NYC dwellers and visitors alike with their welcoming hospitality, exquisite cuisine and decor.  

 
 
  • 2006:  Ilili Restaurant, 236 5th Ave, New York, NY is secured

 

  • 2007:   Grand Opening of ILILI Restaurant in the Flatiron District, New York, NY

 

  • 2008:  U.S. Market Crash

 

  • 2009:  U.S. Economy Armageddon

 

 


ILILI Restaurant in the heart of the Flatiron District on 5th Ave between 27th and 28th
ILILI Restaurant serves the finest Mediterranean Cuisine in NYC
  • 2010:  U.S. Economy recovers, ilili restaurant is opentable's top 5 mediterranean restaurants, top 10 diners' choice winners

 

  •  2011:  ilili Restaurant is opentable's top 5 mediterranean restaurants, top 10 diners' choice winners, New york magazine's  the platt 101:  New York City's best restaurants list and philippe Massoud is awarded rit's entrepreneur of the year 2011

 

  • 2012:  ilili restaurant is opentable's top 5 mediterranean restaurants, top 10 diners' choice winners, zagat's best eats in flatiron/union square, nyc's best for middle eastern, Nyc's best for group dining, best restaurants in nomad, best neighborhood brunch 

 


ILILI BOX serves fast, casual Mediterranean wraps and fries in the Flatiron District
  • 2013:  Grand opening of ilili box in the flatiron district, ilili Restaurant is opentable's top 5 mediterranean restaurants, top 10 diner's choice winners, zagat's best eats in flatiron/union square, nyc's best for middle eastern, nyc's best for grup dining, best restaurants in nomad, best neighborhood brunch

 

 
  • 2014:  grand opening of ilili box city kitchen at row hotel nyc, ilili restaurant is opentable's top 5 mediterranean restaurants, top 10 diners' choice winners, zagat's best eats in flatiron/union square, nyc's best for middle eastern, nyc's best for group dining, best restaurants in nomad, best neighborhood brunch

 

  • 2015:  ilili restaurant is opentable's top 5 mediterranean restaurants, top 10 diners' choice winners, zagat's best eats in flatiron/union square, nyc's best of middle eastern, nyc's best for group dining, best restaurants in nomad, best neighborhood brunch

ILILI BOX serves fast, casual Mediterranean wraps, falafels and fries  at City Kitchen in the ROW Hotel NYC, TimeSquare NYC