Local 92
Local 92

Local 92

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.local92nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124322232x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00apm, Friday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Israeli, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Shay Zvibak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ability to cater your private party or company event in any location or our restaurant.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a cozy, candle lit private room with brick walls, great for intimate events. We offer catering with an attentive staff ready to meet all of your needs. We can accommodate up to 70 people standing or 40 people sitting depending on the type event that you would like to have. Enjoy full access to our Mojito bar and homemade pastas. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Shai Zvibak 917-428-3706x
  • Entertainment: Open Mic every monday 9:00pm - 12:00pm.
  • Special Events: Private Dining for large parties of up to 35 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and 6th Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to Astor Place
    F train to 2nd Avenue (lower east side)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Local 92
Serving fresh, locally sourced Israeli dishes.
Love the farmers market and New York breweries and vineyards.
We support the community. Extra food goes to those in need, and we regularly lend a hand (and our hearts) at a nearby animal shelter. We share our home and heritage with the East Village. Most of our Israeli dishes are based on family recipes.
we make our Hummus every 2 hours...
Vitamin C, B6, Potassium, manganese for all...Vegan, vegetarian or meat eaters
Mazel tov!

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Local 92 reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (9)great for outdoor dining (6)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (4)good for groups (4)great for brunch (3)special occasion (2)romantic (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great for Sharing
    CPtwo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great find in the East Village. Great for going with a small group and sharing small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Hummus and Israeli Food
    Winkelsnout
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Good meditteranean mix of flavors, ample seating out on 2nd Avenue, a little too noisy to eat inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious surprise
    EasyV
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Was looking for a first date option. This place has the ambience plus incredible food -- way better than I could have expected. I was very impressed and have already recommended it to friends and family. Prices are higher than I would normally spend, but they're worth it. Even an item as simple as the pickle appetizer is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Angie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Chose to take a few girlfriends here and was not disappointed. Our server was fun and suggested some great dishes. Loved the freshly made pita bread too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 150 reviews are from the Local 92 reviews archive.
  • Unexpected
    SueZQ
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Just giving the menu a glance did not do justice to the variety and excellence of the dishes. Everything was delicious. We took suggestions and shared 2 plates to begin and followed with soup, salads and other main dishes. Wine suggestion was also quite good. There was some confusion with the waiter because one of our party had to leave and another friend slipped in at a time when the restaurant got busy. We ended up being rushed at the end since we were going to a performance but it seemed there might not have been enough servers. When the restaurant got crowded it got quite noisy which is to be expected. However they turned the music up so loud we could barely communicate. Good prices and wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hummus and pita bread!
    casey
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Found this spot on OpenTable and after some research decided to give it a try. I made a reservation for six, but two friends had to bail, and Local 92 was accommodating, moving us to a smaller table without a problem. The service was a little awkward and slow, but we were in no rush, so it was actually fitting. We started with drinks (tasty!), the classic hummus, and classic shakshuka. Both were delicious and filling. The pita bread was awesome, too. For our entrees, we got the tuna pizza, quinoa salad, another salad (can't remember the name), and the falafel plate. Everyone was satisfied. Good little spot, and great hummus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    HellskitchenerVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Went with my parents who live abroad. I wanted to have them experience a new cuisine. Also we were 2 blocks from the theater where we saw STOMP. Food was outstanding, so was the service. Very friendly staff, explaining all the nuisances of Mediterranean food. We dined early (at about 7:00pm) so the noise was minimal. Great experience. I'll return for the food! (The hummus was incredibly fresh and tasty, prepared a couple of hours prior...).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food and service
    bob1854
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    There is *way* better Mediterranean‎/Middle Eastern/Israeli in this city. The place was so loud the server couldn't understand us, and he didn't seem to really care. The food was oily and overpriced for what it is. The bartender butchered my sazerac. I did like the hummus though, and the falafel was ok (but way too small).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waitress was very helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Our waitress was very helpful in explaining the dishes, the wines and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Date Night" with son
    Sheree
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I brought my 15 year old for a "night out" with mom. Great time, great food, great energy! We had a terrific time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious hummus
    looove4food
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Have been here 3 times now and I love it . Went with 3 friends atmosphere was nice and relaxed, food was amazing we had a bunch of appetizers ,loved the beef hummus and cauliflower popcorn . Server Justin was very friendly and chocolate cheesecake was the perfect end to a great dinner .I will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and reasonable!
    bjt602
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    good food and reasonable! Drinks selection a bit limited no decaf and no iced tea - bj
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice spot with great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Very nice spot with great Israeli inspired cuisine. Good hummus. Everything we ordered was delicious. Service was slow but friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time back, always love
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Third time back, always love coming here for the shakshuka. They have an extensive and well priced menu that offers a unique twist on Middle Eastern specialities. Definitely recommend this
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Neighborhood Find
    Thomas
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    A terrific place to take a date or catch up with a friend. The staff was extremely friendly, the food well-prepared, and prices extremely reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great inexpensive date spot
    Nicole
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Great happy hour, fair prices, yummy hummus and genuinely kind waitstaff made for a great spur of the moment date spot! Definitely coming back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    AEK33
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Delicious authentic Israeli food and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good hummus
    Kobe
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Service was slow even though few people were at the restaurant. Waiter was not very nice. Would recommend restaurant because of the hummus, which was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goat cheese tortilla and Hummus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Goat cheese tortilla and Hummus plate were very good but the filet mignon and lobster ravioli were not very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    No complaints at all, enjoyed our time, and the server went out of his way to ensure we had a good time. Much appreciated by my girlfriend and I. People should go here and make sure they stick around, was very slow on the weeknight we went.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really delish but a bit salty.
    DanielleP143VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Really delish but a bit salty. A lot of great options for vegetarians and vegans and meat eaters alike!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great NYE experience
    nyequeen
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went to Local 92 for their NYE event and we had an amazing experience. The age range of my party was between 5 yrs to 50 yrs and we all really enjoyed every part of the party. I ordered the asparagus salad appetizer, the lamb entree and a banana dessert, and i have to say that i cleaned the 3 plates because it was so delicious. The servers are charming, knowledgeable and very attentive. Even though it was a special event the atmosphere did not feel crowded and the staff was very prepared and organized. I will definitely come back and will recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Lunch!
    PhotographerNichols
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We made a reservation at Local 92 for a late Christmas day lunch. We had an incredible experience. The service was attentive and speedy. The food was phenomenal. The hanger steak took the prize for best dish. But we all agreed we could've just gone in and ordered the hummus and pita. Some of the best homemade hummus of all time. We'll absolutely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    DowntownFoodies
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    We are extremely happy about this awesome find. Everything from the food to the ambiance was really incredible. After my last trip in Israel I had some serious problem on finding the perfect place to enjoy some authentic Israeli food in NYC. The attention on the quality of the ingredients, the friendliness of the staff, the cosiness of the environment made us think right away of a similar night we had in Tel Aviv! Try the popcorn cauliflower and the fresh mozzarella basket, the slowly cooked lamb shank is to die for. we will be back and we will recommend to all our friends!...(we also booked for their $65 NYE package)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local 92
    MarcLVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    A great addition to the neighborhood. Delicious and beautifully prepared Middle Eastern fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frozen minty adult lemonade a must
    jlonycVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    love this drink.. don't care if its 2 below out. and all is delicious and very shareable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really cute neighborhood spot
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Really cute neighborhood spot with a big menu and selection of Middle Eastern dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Local 92 had a great menu--there were so many seemingly delicious options. I ended up getting a falafel plate (the combination of falafel, hummus, pita, and Israeli salad) and shared popcorn cauliflower and the carrot salad with two other people. I was there for my sister's bachelorette party. We had a group of 14, and I was impressed with the quality of the service, especially dealing with such a large group. Everybody loved the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, mediocre wine
    pinusVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The selection of Mediterranean appetizers is very good. Haven't tried their hummus, next time. The wine is mediocre, go for cocktails instead. Service could have been faster but it was a busy night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • frozen lemonade (alcoholic) a must!
    jlonycVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    really enjoyed. nice staff. nice re-do from other place..good food and this frozen lemonade with minced mint..omg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good and reliable
    AFLNYCVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Food was good and reliable but not amazing - I've had a better version of hummus, shakshuka elsewhere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration!
    AlejandraVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We dined here on a Saturday night, a group of about 12, and we had a great night. Service was great from start to finish, very attentive and friendly staff, even brought my boyfriend a surprise dessert with candle and a tequila shot for his birthday. Food was very tasty, traditional Israeli, with a bit of a twist, a large variety of hummus and tahini platters, I especially enjoyed the eggplant tahini. The restaurant is very cute, included lamps made from sieves, forks and spoons. Overall, it was perfect for a fun night out with friends, only warning, it is pretty loud on a Saturday night, not the place for a quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went with 3 other people,
    jhfinxy
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I went with 3 other people, and we got a bunch of things to share. Everything was delicious! The cocktails are also very good. The fava hummus was great, and the eggplant tahini was sooo good. I loved that the pita was grilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, nice service
    AlbertHVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Came in for a last minute party of 10 booking on a Friday night. I made the reservation about 15 minutes prior to walking in and was almost certain to thy would still make us wait an hour, but I was pleasantly greeted by the host and he even recalled what I wrote in he comment in the reservation. Food was excellent with a good choice of shareable appetizers, a very fairly priced wine menu, and good entree choices as well. We had a great dinner and I'd be happy to return there again another time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night so noisy. Impossible
    BoJoVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Saturday night so noisy. Impossible to have a conversation unless you enjoy shouting. Too bad because the food is nicely prepared and the staff is attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really tasty food, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Really tasty food, especially the apps and skewers. The Tuna entree was overcooked big time though. Portions are pretty small so make sure to order apps and sides. Service was great, really nice people although they were a bit slow. The table sitting next to us was really upset about that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music, Hummus and Cocktails!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Enjoyable spot to have some hummus, a cocktail and enjoy some music.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local92 is a pleac for all
    DowntownFoodies
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Excellent restaurant I had a great dinner The hummus is the best I ever had and Thay served it with zattar pita Tasty cocktail and great service
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing hummus and everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Amazing hummus and everything that goes with it. Try a lot to of small plates, and definitely enjoy a specialty cocktail. Great espresso too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had a really nice evening
    Mrscritical
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    We had a really nice evening at Candela. The staff was courteous and attentive. The food was fresh and delicious, the menu had something for everyone. The music in the background was energetic and added interest but did not interfere with conversation. Just the right combination of a nice comfortable neighborhood spot with good food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic