Charming find in Harlem
Six of us descended on Lido with only an online recommendation. This charming Harlem restaurant was delightful. Our cozy booth for six set the tone for a great dinner. The food is wonderful. The Parmesan Polenta Fries are a must. The pizza tarts were great. Our entrees were plentiful and delicious. The asparagus risotto was excellent. And, the dark chocolate budino with sea salt was the perfect dessert. If they can improve on one thing it is consistent service. The host who greeted us and sat us was our initial waiter and he was fun. Then service took a bit of a nosedive with mediocre follow up. We did share that feedback with the host.
Can't wait to go back to Lido, you should go, too!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good despite the noise level
Great service, excellent food, and improved lower decibel level after the installation of ceiling panels. It's still loud though, and could use improvement. More panels?
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been back several times for brunch.
Portions are not large but tasty. French toast is great and so is the shrimp pasta. Unlimited mimosas on Sunday brunch and the waiters are very attentive. Book ahead if possible. Small place that is pretty packed.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lido's Birthday Gift To Me
My experience at Lido's was great! The staff was attentive and kept my birthday brunch crew happy! The pitchers of mimosas kept coming and the food is really good! I had the salmon with poached egg...I so wanted to lick that plate...yummy. Thank you for a great ending to all my birthday celebrations. I will be back!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite neighborhood brunch spot. Good food, flowing mimosas, and friendly, attentive service. I have eaten here many times and it has been consistently good.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Order the polenta
I checked fit for foodies and really that was meant for the polenta and eggs. You can also ask for red pepper flakes to give it all a nice kick. We do the all you can drink and no one really gets buzzed, we're probably eating and talking more than we drink. Very nice hosts at the door.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great & Great
Great food great staff. Everything on the menu is good enjoy!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
been here a few times..love
been here a few times..love it. Noise varies w time and day
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has amazing food, every dish my party ordered was phenomenal, you could hear many "mmm"'s throughout our meal. We went for a birthday, the restaurant had a cheerful and upscale ambiance. Great service, great food!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
really enjoyed it, beautiful atmosphere, kind waiter, food was excellent.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, the waiter
Food was excellent, the waiter accommodating and very nice, the atmosphere wonderful. It's one of our favorite city restaurants..
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've never been disappointed at Lido. I've been here for brunch and dinner, and they have a great menu and great service. This is not only great place to go if you live in the neighborhood, but a good destination if you're looking for a good restaurant and you want to leave your part of town.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Neighborhood Gem
This is an excellent upscale restaurant--excellent food, ambiance, and service!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends an I had an excellent girls night! The food as amazing, the service was impeccable and the drinks were on the money! The wine list was decent and delicious. The bar was full but not packed so it wasn't annoying! A+
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great For Brunch
I went with a few friends for brunch. We loved the atmosphere of the location. We all did the unlimited mimosas, and had a blast. The location is nice and inside is very clean, white, and crisp. The food was excellent and I would recommend the rock shrimp omelette. The crowd is diverse and I enjoyed my self. it is definitely on my list of places to return to.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunchin' with my Bridesmaids
My Bridesmaids and I met for Sunday Brunch this past Sunday and had such an amazing time. It wasn't my first time at Lido, but it was a first for my bridesmaids. They are still raving about the food and the service.
Thanks for everything!! We'll definitely be back again soon.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good pre-theater option
Delicious small plates and cocktails. We enjoyed the quite strong, bold Negroni and octopus dish. We're happy to now have so many great options in the 'hood!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want to find the best; Lido IS IT! I have gone numerous times and never dissappointed! Food is delectable and bursts with vibrant flavors with traditional themes. Absolutely a comfort blanket without all the guilt:-)
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent little Italian!!!
Last minute decision for a saturday night dinner. Prompt service. Ok crab cake starter but the main courses were amazing. The simple arugula salad with grilled chicken was very tasty and well dressed. The vegetarian ravioli melted in our mouths. The lime lemon cake dessert (aka lemon meringue pie in reality) was basic. Good coffee and good quality teas. Highly recommended.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing ambience. I'm an out of towner but will go back if in the area! Great time. Great brunch with bottomless mimosas! My group of 6 friends and I had a terrific time. Billy our waiter was funny and very attentive :) Definitely go!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here a couple of dozen times for lunch and dinner. The bartender knows how to make a proper martini (hard to find in Central Halerm), the food is always outstanding and the service is spot on. Crab cake alone is a reason to visit, with a superb stripe of saffron aioli on the plate. Octopus appetizer is super, too.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant
My family dined there on a Friday night. The place is small and filled up quickly so I suggest making reservations. The portions are generous and the prices reasonable. Lido features Northern Italian food. I recommend getting the pizza tart and polenta "fries" as appetizers. The gnocchi with truffle butter was rich and satisfying. Spaghetti with veal meatballs, and the chicken Milanese (two chicken breasts with a crunchy seasoned coating, came with mashed potatoes and arugula) were also good. For dessert, the crepe with salted caramel, rum custard, toasted almonds was delicious and had an interesting blend of textures. Be warned-Lido is LOUD. We had to almost shout to be heard sometimes. Still, I would highly recommend Lido to anyone.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Rachael Rocks!
Truly a neighborhood gem that I would take any of my foodie friends to.
Rachael could not have made our experience any better. She was such the perfect outgoing and energetic waitress that made fantastic recommendations for us all!
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A neighborhood gem in Harlem
Whenever we visit NYC, we always have dinner at Lido. The food is always delicious and the service outstanding. Everything from the gnocchi to the steak to the specials are prepared with love. We love that it's a "neighborhood" place yet has the feel of a mid-town restaurant without the prices or pretensions.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite spot
I love Lido, plan and simple. The food, the atmosphere, the setting -- everything works. I have never had a bad experience and I look forward toady more. I swoon over the octopus and sausage appetizer, and the variety of crostini, tuna, Parmesan and prosciutto are exceptional. And don't get me started on the risotto with asparagus and basil. But PLEASE bring back the chicken liver appetizer and the cauliflower and olive appetizers, as well as the various polenta dishes. So great! I am so glad for Lido. Of course I will return again and again.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone was super nice and attentive. Joe was a great manager and was very hands on. Jerell and Phoebe were sweet and just overall perfect bartenders. Aaron was very friendly did an amazing job on his way to being a server one day. Very warm cheerful smiles all around.
The food is fantastic and I have yet to experience a meal I haven't liked. Honestly every time I go there is a different experience and it just only keeps getting better and better.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great harlem addition
recently went to brunch at Lido with friends. Loved the space and the people. Great brunch cocktails that they kept coming! Food was decent. All of our group loved the space and food. WIll definitely be back
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our go-to spot in Harlem, despite all the great options in the area. The food is great, as far as I know. I order the same thing almost every time - gnocchi with a white truffle oil sauce and polenta fries as an appetizer. I recommend making a reservation, it can be quite hard to get a table, though we have eaten at the bar a few times.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming little place in Harlem. Food was very good (lunch-pizza tart and panini) and service was just excellent. Good vibe.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was very
Food and service was very good.
Only complaint is that noise is a bit overpowering (Sat eve); brick walls and wood floor make dampening difficult.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new go-to brunch spot
I made a last minute reservation on Saturday afternoon and this place was perfect. Walkable from my apartment, great food, delicious mimosas, and fantastic service. I can't wait to return to check out the dinner menu.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a comfort for whatever mood you are in for dining. you can make a meal with small plates and salads or go for full 3-4 course meals. The quality , presentation and attentiveness makes this a neighborhood standard for all hunger needs. From eating at the bar , to a cozy table or a sidewalk seat for the street theater, service is attentive and swift. Hint: make an open table reservation as the 'neighborhood' drop in can mean longer waits. It's popular. And they deserve it.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably the best restaurant
Probably the best restaurant in quality and value in Harlem south of 125th (and probably north as well). The service was friendly and prompt, the food came out right away. We're very glad to have found it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at Lido's numerous times and each visit is outstanding. The service and food are exceptional. This is definitely a neighbor gem even if I don't live in the neighbor. It is so worth the trek from 1st avenue to 7th avenue.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian Food Uptown
Located at 117th and Frederick Douglass, Lido may be the Northernmost Italian location until you hit Washington Heights. And it's fine. We had a great earthy kale salad, along with an asparagus and wild mushroom with a twinge of sweetness. The haddock entree was light, tasty and ample. Special treat: the red pepper and oil dip with wonderful crusty bread.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a little to loud...not a quiet resturant at all...i was Nealy screamming at my date during our conversation!...Other then that the place is nice and food/drinks were great!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uptown first date...
Had dinner Saturday night at Lido on a first date. It was my first time there but my date had been there before. I was pleasantly surprised it wasn't very busy on a mild fall evening at 7:30. Although folks were sitting comfortably outside we opted to sit inside. The waiter was attentive without hovering and although a little slow on returning with condiments and drinks... it may have been the bartender or just because it got busier... overall, we had a great evening. I had the lamb special. Delicious! And my friend had a spicy spaghetti. Also yummy!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding,
The food was outstanding, the service good, although at times seemed overwhelmed, and the atmosphere was very neighborhoody. A wonderful dining experience overall.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lido is a popular, dependable place with great food. Dessert menu is lacking, but everything before that is great!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The real deal
Was able to get my requested corner table...so if there was much noise it wasn't bothersome...the waiter come to check with us often but not so much as to be annoying....and the owner, Susana (hope i got that right) was kind enough to offer us a post meal taste of wine...I'm sure it's romantic if you get the right seat...the atmosphere/decor is classy...but not so elegant that it's off-putting for locals...
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Lido's. It was our first time at the restaurant and will definitely not be our last. The ambience was nice and the service and food was very good. I had the special baby lamb chops which were absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection along with a delicious glass of wine. We look forward to returning and trying other dishes.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals I have had in recent memory, everything was superb, waiter was great, the noise was a little on the high side but overall a great meal and a terrific value.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The polenta dish and the French toast are soooooo good. This is my new favorite brunch spot. #Unlimtedmomosas
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mixup on my reservation - my fault since I mistakenly made the reservation for Sunday not Saturday. Showed up on Saturday night at 7:30 with my family of 5 and apparently, no reservation. They could not have been nicer! Said they would try to accommodate us and suggested we wait by the bar. While the restaurant is small and the bar was crowded, we were not made to feel unwelcome (even with our 3 kids). They were able to squeeze us in within the half hour. The food was amazing (veal meatballs were extraordinary), the service was friendly and unhurried, and we had a wonderful time. It could have been a disaster but turned out to be our favorite dinner in NY. If I lived in NY, this would be my go-to place for soul-nourishing Italian. Loved it!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great surprise in the heart
A great surprise in the heart of Harlem-- well prepared food-- the friendly service-- the comfortable surroundings. Try it, you'll be pleased.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was joined by a group of friends for Sunday brunch at Lido. It was great because they are very accommodating for large groups and the bottomless mimosas is a plus, too. There was a large group who was hosting an event immediately before our reservation which delayed us being seated by about 20 minutes. We were served mimosas upon walking in, however, so that made it easy to wait for our table.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for a bridal brunch and
Went for a bridal brunch and we loved the ambiance!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
great neighborhood gem
The food is great and there brunch is moderatly priced. I Will definitely be back
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chose this restaurant for its proximity to the Apollo Theater and the good ratings online. We were all delighted. Excellent ambiance, very good service, and excellent menu. Two of us had a special vegetarian entree, which was terrific; one of us had halibut, very good; and one gnocchi, also very good. The lemon tart dessert was delicious. Noise level was surprisingly low, so we could talk to each other. Efficient service, plenty of time to get to our show, and very well located. Would definitely return; highly recommend.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing as usual
Lido gets it right. Great food. Great service and a vibrant scene without all the cliches of a "vibrant scene."
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM