Lido
Lido

Lido

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lidoharlem.com/
  • Phone: 6464908575x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Serena Bass
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Lido is available for buyouts.
  • Private Party Contact: Susannah Koteen 6464908575x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W 117th St
  • Public Transit: Subways B and C are one block away at 116th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. A,D,C,B subways at 125th Street and St. Nicholas are a five minute walk. The 2 and 3 trains are three blocks away at 116th and Lenox Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking available on the street. There are two parking garages one block away.
A word from Lido
Lido’s menu is Northern Italian. The menu can be described as fresh, simple, and delicious. Flavors are layered so that each one stands out but does not compete with others in the dish.

The food is organic and local whenever possible and all poultry and meats are from farms that treat animals humanely.

The ambiance is modish but relaxed. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Lido reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)great for brunch (57)great for outdoor dining (53)fit for foodies (45)good for groups (41)great for lunch (28)romantic (27)special occasion (26)hot spot (24)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (16)notable wine list (7)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food is excellent, the wine is better, and the waiters know enough to recommend the best of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Ever-declining Quality of Lido
    ljbforever
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When Lido first opened, I was excited. I thought it was a great addition to a developing neighborhood. Over the last few years, though, the quality has declined steadily. The food is barely edible, the bottomless "mimosas" are watered down (even for fourteen dollars, it's not much of a deal), and the service is not good. To boot, the owner is consistently unpleasant and much of the staff is unhelpful and unmotivated. I don't think I'll be dining there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Atmosphere!
    LaurVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Came here for date night not expecting too much. I must say we were completely blown away by the service, attention to detail, and not to mention the delicious food! Definitely recommend getting the gnocchi.... one of the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant brunch
    elishemay
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The staff helped us from the moment we made the Sunday brunch reservation (we changed our number of people three times) to the moment we got our check. The bus boys fantastically filled waters, and our server provided us options that served us and not her (e.g. offering to give us another one of her tables so we could dine in more space, offering us more mimosa pitchers way after we had finished eating). Everyone in our 10-person group enjoyed their food, and of course, the unlimited mimosas. The white trim adds a nice ambiance as well, particularly because its corner location provides nice lighting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Slow service, probably won't return
    MoodyFoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I visited Lido during Restaurant Week. The hostess greeted us at the door with a smile and was very accommodating. My date and I decided to dine outside. Our waiter came around to introduce himself and take our orders. I ordered an appetizer which came out almost immediately. About 45 minutes later our entrees still hadn't come out. My date had to ask about our main course and we were told that the waiter would check on them. About 5 minutes later our waiter resurfaces and assured us that our meals would be out in "3 minutes". 10+ minutes later our food finally emerges from the kitchen. I've never been a fan of waiting 60+ minutes to eat. We were very ready to leave by the time our dinner plates were cleared. I took my dessert to go.
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  • Good Food
    Ali78
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food was very good. There were four of us that went and we all enjoyed our food, no complaints here. The salad portion was a little small, but was very delicious. Our service wasn't exceptional. We had to waive down the bus boys (they were awesome) to get coffee, more water and our waiter. We sat for 45mins before we got our check (again waived down the bus boy to get someone to help us with this). This made the overall experience not perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    JLove
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was great. The cheesy garlic bread was to die for. Hands down best garlic bread ever. Not happy with three small pieces but nonetheless delish. Shortribs were good although I would prefer to choose a side rather than have it with palenta which I didnt really care for. Overall food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    kimsVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everyone from the manager, waitress, and busboys at this restaurant are wonderful. Waitress Sarah goes above and beyond every time. The food is terrific and so are the drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just because it CAN be ...
    succubus
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    ... doesn't mean it SHOULD be. My overall experience of Lido is that they combine a lot of ingredients that are good individually, but do nothing to complement each other in the preparation.
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  • I'm in Love with Lido!!!!!
    GodivaDiva79
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have been to Lido twice & both times were AMAZING!! The ambiance is so warm & welcoming. The staff is so kind & courteous! The food is soooooooo amazingly awesome & dilectably scrumptious; you literally want to scream it's praises from the highest rooftops in the city & beyond!!! I can't wait to go back; it's my new favorite brunch spot, dinner spot; heck it's just my favorite restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Awesome
    awesomesauce
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The gnocchi for brunch was unbelievable. Seriously. With the bacon and stuff. Magical.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food! Great ambience! Great service! I highly recommend Lido.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre food, amazing service
    anon1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Not enough can be said for how great and attentive the service is... Too bad the food is mediocre, generic Italian food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Lido!
    nycdiner1004
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great TGIF/Restaurant Week Lunch Choice! Entree (salmon) and salad (arugula and pear) were very good! We really appreciated the attentive and pleasant servers and front of the house staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've already eaten at LIDO a number of times and have always enjoyed the ambience, food, and service. I've introduced a number of friends to it. A very charming, comfortable place to enjoy a good meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Excellent food. Gracious service. Beautiful summer night. Couldn't have been nicer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Very Much
    Linda
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Enjoyed the meal and my guest was also very pleased. The salmon was done very well, an excellent meal. We also enjoyed the arrugula salad with pears. Nice ambiance and the service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Never disappointed, our dinner was just fresh and tasty. Casual vibe and attentive service makes for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A GEM in Harlem
    nytower
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went there for dinner last night , & was pleasantly surprised. Lido was a great dining experience ,street parking was available, Staff was pleasant & attentive, the menu was not the usual Italian menue , very diverse . A little expensive , but definitely worth it !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harlem
    hankhny
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were on our way to Marcus Garvey Park for a play which happened to be very good. So, we booked a table AT lIDO. we shared 3 courses. The mussels were very different and very good. The Halibut was excellent and the grain it was served on was wonderful. The salad with warm pears was almost as good.
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  • Excellent brunch spot
    Ryan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food. Great service. Decent prices. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food, great drinks and good service! would recommend and will definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Lovely, romantic spot for dinner. Service was outstanding the the food was beyond yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nycdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place is normally a go to for me... however this evening everything was wrong.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Northern Italian food
    2penguins
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Randomly found this restaurant on Yelp, and set a reservation for a low-key date night. I have spent time in North Italy, and the quality of the food at this restaurant genuinely surprised me at how good it was and the price point. The staff was very professional, friendly, and courteous. I heartily recommend this restaurant, food is great as well as their specialty cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    sb3339
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My friends and I went this last Thursday for restaurant week and found nothing on the restaurant week menu we liked. We ordered from the regular menu and it was completely delicious. The wait staff is really nice, very attentive, and the whole restaurant had a wonderful vibe. Defi would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great discovery
    hopper1008
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I enjoyed this restaurant recent afternoon for a brunch. Despite sometimes slow service , the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Lido brunch food was delicous and the staff was amazing. Very friendly, attentive and all around great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food for neighborbhood
    UptownDiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    with all new restaurants in neighborhood, still trying to find consistent really good food..so difficult... Lido is good, food is consistently good...good menu selection, and great services...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed Service, Delicious Food
    Mainer
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food at Lido was wonderful and I will absolutely return again. The one complaint I have is the service was almost too attentive. Plates were picked up before the entire table was finished eating and there was not a moment to breathe between courses. It made the dining experience faster than I wanted it to be and left me feeling like I was rushing to finish my meal when I wanted it to be leisurely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tash
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Lidos is hand down my favorite brunch spot in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is quite a find in Harlem. Delicious! The service is fast and the food is top-notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Dren
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We met our friends for lunch while we were in NYC. This is a great uptown Italian restaurant, with great food, drinks and ambiance. We will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love it here
    marcus
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Lido is a true gem in the neighborhood. Great staff and service. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was good, the service was , Meh. We had several people waiting on us yet not one was anywhere to be found when we needed something.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    MillahMillah
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my dad there for Fathers Day and he loved it. The atmosphere is lively and the food is great. It's also vegetarian friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great Service was terrible
    Nydweller
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had brunch there to celebrate Fathers'Day. We enjoyed our food and the setting is very nice and cozy. Really good and crispy bacon too. But the cold attitude from the waitress really ruined the experience. She was overall unfriendly and cold, didn't respond to any of our smiles or attempts to warm her a bit to us. She rolled her eyes when we asked for ice for our iced coffee( she hadn't brought any). At first I just thought she didn't like us but then I noticed she was acting the same with other patrons. Too bad, we don't really want to come back after this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very solid
    Jochen
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is not for gourmets but with the exception of fancy restaurants in Manhattan, the Lido compares very well. The food is non-experimental but solid and good. The service is definitely better than what you could expect in Manhattan. The ambience is nothing special but has a certain style. What I liked best was the mix of guests and the ginger cocktail. This was my second visit; the first time was for lunch on a warm day and that was exceptional. The combination of outdoor seating without crowdedness gave this Harlem restaurant the flair of a European street cafe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for warm weather too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised that the front window opens to allow patio-style dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a Gem!
    GreenwichPat
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We were delightfully surprised! This is a great place with a creative menu. There's something here for everyone. The staff is friendly and I'm up for a return visit. There's also outside tables - most of which were taken by 7:30. Go Lido!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.