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Lallisse Mediterranean Wine & Food

Lallisse Mediterranean Wine & Food Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lallisse.com
  • Phone: (212) 686-1352
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: Lunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Dinner: 4:00 pm - 11 pm

    Friday: Lunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Dinner 4:00 pm - 1:00 am

    Saturday: Brunch 9 am - 4 pm / Dinner 4:00pm - 1:00 am

    Sunday: Brunch 9 am-4 pm / Dinner 4 pm-11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Raymond Lyons
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment:
  • Special Events & Promotions: Lallisse accepts large group reservations for private parties, wine tasting parties, baby showers, birthday parties, company dinners and other special events. Pricing and availability may vary. Please contact us at 212 686 1352 or e-mail us at info@lallisse.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 30th Strret
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 28th or 33rd street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Red Ball Parking Garage on 31st Street between 3rd Avenue & Lexington Avenue.
A word from Lallisse Mediterranean Wine & Food
Lallisse is one of the select wine bars in NYC, a haven for real wines, naturally made without cosmetics or chemistry, sprung from the vineyards and ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. It's a place to enjoy simple, soulful and sustainable Mediterranean food and talk for hours over organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines. Lallisse offers 100 types of wines - approximately 40 by the glass options. Lallisse's unique selection features wines from France, Italy, Spain and the Fertile Crescent - Eastern and Western Anatolia (Turkey), Greece, Israel and Lebanon. After spending extensive hours of wine tasting and going through hundreds and hundreds of bottles we created a list consisting of artisan wines produced by old and historic estates of the Mediterranean run by small organic producers. It's simply the stuff the locals drink! In the spirit of friendship and love for the life, food and wines of the Mediterranean, we happily invite you to do the same.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I love Lallisse! So much so that I book many of my lunch outings there. Great lunch deals ($9.99) and very reasonable prices on the remainder of the menu. Great sangria, wine choices and the food is sustainable or organic. Lexington can be loud and distracting, but Lallisse is calming and a welcomed retreat from the city bustle. I highly recommend the hummus, the kale salad and the steak sandwich. YUM!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Someone recommended the place, glad he did. Very comfortable place with yummy wine with some tasty bites."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was empty when we arrived and we initially wanted to get up and leave. We should have listened to our inner voices! We ordered a sardine appetizer, which we expected would be grilled fresh sardines, but instead they placed three small and broken tinned sardines in front of us. Not what I would have expected from a Mediterranean restaurant in NYC. The only good dish was a lamb sausage dish. I really can't remember what else we had. It was that bad."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wow we stumbled upon this place and loved it. Ecclectic food menu we really enjoyed. Plus Sunday's are 20% off bottles of wine! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Lallisse is a great, affordable, pleasant experience and the food is incredible. It's a perfect place to recommend because it would be hard to feel disappointed here. We went with a group of six and we had a lovely table by the bar. Our server was friendly and the mushroom ravioli and re avocado crostini were fresh and delicious. It wasn't too crowded for a Saturday night, which was surprising and wonderful. I'm not sure if they have a full bar here, but the wine did the trick to us."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Always end up past happy hour. It's a great ambiance...decent wine list..."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The restaurant did a great job with what they offered, but menu is limited. Very cozy."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Food was pretty delicious. I'm pretty sure the wine menu was bigger than the actual menu but I am not complaining here. The sangria was great! I met up with a n old friend there, and it was a nice intimate atmosphere where we could actually catch up and not be overwhelmed by loud music or too many people. We had the stuffed goat cheese peppadews, spicy hummus plate, arugula salad, and some Moroccan lamb dish. I would absolutely go back. Price is very reasonable. Service is just okay."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Who knew...and right next to a Ramada Inn...nice staff, decent wine..a great happy hour! .i am in love with this quaint little spot"
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "Food the first 4 times I dined here was wonderful. Healthy, fresh and very good. Unfortunately we booked on the same evening as a Wedding event and it just over whelmed the kitchen and staff."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "I am a nutritionist who is also a trained chef; heralding that this is wonderful gem of a find. The ingredients and the deference they are offered at this restaurant is worthy of high praise. We feasted on an array of dishes what were healthy but more importantly tasty!!!! So delicious I have already booked dinner here again for tomorrow night! Wonderful food and truly spectacular service."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "The salads were good, a little unexciting, but the tuna tartare and the hummus and other spreads for the pita were fantastic. We got a bunch of things to share and were very happy with the meal. Also a nice wine selection, it got a bit expensive by the glass though so I will definitely get a bottle next time. The only thing was that there was only one person doing the bar and working as a waiter, plus one person bussing tables, which wasn't enough even on a weeknight. Also when I got there I realized I had been there for brunch before, the place across the street was super busy so we went there instead and my recollection is that it was good and not too expensive."
    Dined on 2/13/2013
  • "it's overpriced, terrible food and service...i dont think that i'll ever go back..."
    Dined on 1/21/2013
  • "Nothing special. Small portions and rude wait staff. I was unimpressed with the service."
    Dined on 1/21/2013
  • "I was pleasantly surprised. We aren't used to going to Organic restaurants, but the wine selection was great and we were able to taste them before we ordered a bottle. The food was very good. It is more of a light supper rather than a dinner. If you are hungry, you can try a lot of different dishes. A great night for 8 of us. I'll be going back again."
    Dined on 1/11/2013
  • "Enjoyed it so much that we went back the next night for a cheese plate."
    Dined on 1/9/2013
  • "My husband and I went to Lallisse for a quick dinner to go somewhere else to afterwards and here we are after dinner ordering another bottle of wine. My raw kale salad with smoked salmon was abssolutely delicious and so was my husband's beet salad. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable to pair the perfect organic wine with our entrees. Very healthy Mediterranean menu and a mostly organic wine list. As far as the music and ambiance goes, it is a perfect place to go if you want to have a conversation in a warm Mediterranean setting. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 11/27/2012
  • "I always enjoy dinner at Lalisse! The service is VERY good, with the staff being attentive at the right times. The menu offers healthier options, while also tasting quite good."
    Dined on 8/27/2012
  • "This place was the worst! Bad service, diner type food. Why would you recommend this and give it 4stars. I took a client there on your recommendation and was embarrassed!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2012
  • "The entrees were extremely small for their price. I would recommend drinks but not food."
    Dined on 7/11/2012
  • "Lallisse is the perfect place for meeting a friend for a quick drink and bite. Very cool ambiance."
    Dined on 3/21/2012
  • "Stopped by this spot as it was within walking distance from my hotel. It was just okay, definitely a place to stop by for tapas and drinks. My order was made to order, which took some time, but was worth it. The wine selection was lovely. Seems to be the spot during brunch, it was so empty when I went on a Friday. Nonetheless, very low-key spot and decent."
    Dined on 1/27/2012
  • "It was very quiet when we arrived even though it was a saturday night. It was a nice atmosphere, the food was quite good, especially the cheeses and meat. It did feel on the expensive side. There was 5 of us and including 2 bottles of wine and 5 tapas to share, it came to 45$ each."
    Dined on 1/14/2012
  • "The wine list is extensive and the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. Additionally, the ambiance is perfect for a date - not too quiet, but I have not seen it crowded or boisterous either. The food is just alright, but that is not too unexpected for a wine bar."
    Dined on 12/6/2011
  • "Portions were TINY and yet expensive. Not a dinner place but more just appetizers. I won't return. Service was abismal."
    Dined on 9/17/2011
  • "I have to say I was very disappointed with my experience here. As it's just a few blocks from my place, was hoping for a new go-to spot. Guess I'll have to keep looking. Their menu is a bit limited - mostly just small plates (this is a pain if you're with a bigger group). Service was ok, despite being pretty empty and having the largest table (in the tiny restaurant of mostly two-tops), we had to constantly look for and flag our server. No help with portion sizes or suggestions on dishes for our group. No wine suggestions. The live music was RIDICULOUSLY loud. How does it make sense to have a guy banging away on a drumset in a 200 sq foot place?? Was so loud we had to give up our table and go somewhere else."
    Dined on 8/17/2011
  • "Had a lovely experience here. Was ever so slightly over-priced, as the entree portions were quite small. The wine was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/2/2011
  • "Cute little spot for the area, and very cozy inside. Wines are good, but not exceptional, food is also good but not amazing ... Our server was quite inattentive, particularly since we were one of 3 tables he had. He spent a lot of time talking to patrons at the bar and didn't have much time for us. I'd prob go back for a quick glass, but not a meal."
    Dined on 2/24/2011
  • "The atmosphere was cozy, and the menu was enjoyable. There choice of dips and spreads was amazing! I went there for Friday dinner, but I'd like to try Brunch."
    Dined on 2/18/2011
  • "extremely limited food menu. but the food was well prepared and tasty altho nothing special. christmas eve and we were the only diners. what i dont understand is why a "wine bar" serves a glass of red wine at the ambient room temperature (75 or so degrees) so that one must dilute it with ice to get it to a decent temperature."
    Dined on 12/24/2010
  • "The night we went they had some excellent live 'world' music - quiet enough not to intrude on our conversation, but lively enough to add a great vibe to the atmosphere. Had a great night with my friend eating, drinking and talking.... plan to come again with more friends or for romantic drinks with my boyfriend. Excellent addition to the neighborhood."
    Dined on 12/2/2010