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About 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.

2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10026
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
W 117th St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 490-8575

Website:
http://www.lidoharlem.com/

Parking Details:
There is parking available on the street. There are two parking garages one block away.

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.

Executive Chef:
Serena Bass

Private Party Facilities:
Lido is available for buyouts.

Private Party Contact:
Susannah Koteen: (646) 490-8575

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lido Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Casual (20)
Fun (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Romantic (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Cozy (13)
People Watching (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Business Meals (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Serena Bass has made this place the great spot that it is. Food is excellent! One of my favorite places in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We love Lido! We love their seasonal menu and great wait staff! The chef occasionally comes around and visits the tables and it’s all so “grown up”! Rarely are there loud or raucous groups like other neighborhood restaurants........., not that I have a problem with a fun crown, I just prefer a quieter setting for lunch or dinner! Lido is always a win/win for me, always a hit, never a miss!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Just great! Definitely will return!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I like the restaurant and have been here before. However, the noise level is such that yelling is the only option. This time I sat in the corner at the bar, and that worked out because I was with someone who also likes sitting at the bar. If we had had to sit at a table, we would have left.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We tried a few different dishes for brunch. Pancakes were great. French toast was yummy--made with French baguettes. Braised short rib hash with poached eggs was amazing. Definitely recommend brunch with bottomless mimosas.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was fair. You could tell the ingredients were fresh, but the dishes lacked flavor. Salt, pepper and whatever you could dig up was definitely needed to season the food. The service was prompt and the friendly.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Reasonably priced with good happy hour cocktails, very nice service staff, food was OK not exceptionally fresh or flavorful. The restaurant was busy, ran out of the special and did not have enough wine glasses or bread plates for our table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great time together in a cozy atmosphere with good food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Every meal we've had at Lido has been wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! Brunch menu is awesome. Definitely will be going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We ate here our first night in NYC. It was SO good we went back our last night and we were only here 4 nights. I even had the eggplant parmesian again!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoyed brunch at Lido very much! Service was quick and friendly. We opted for bottomless mimosas. The wait staff was very attentive and made sure our glasses were always filled. The food was excellent. Will definitely go back when in Harlem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food. A little cramped seating. We got forgotten for a few minutes. But a good vibe.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Lido's was a wonderful dining experience. I look forward to going back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had brunch for the first time there today. Creamy garlic parmesan bread was the absolute best.
Food:
Braised short rib hash and spicy sausage omlette. Both were very good but my food was cold. My bf had bottomless mimosas and i had their bellini. Very tasty.
They have an open kitchen in the back, they should really serve all their dishes on warmed plates. Note to chef: warm those plates up its cold out now. Noticed many reviews on yelp about food being cold. They should take heed of other reviews and get that taken care of. No one likes cold food.
Will be back and try something else but def ordering the bread.
I would suggest making reservations. We walked right in. It was super busy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fun brunch experience! It was busy and live(all the ingredients that make a good brunch)! Plus the mimosas were truly unlimited... at a certain point I had to ask them to stop pouring, which never happens!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love Lido. Our server was phenomenal, the food (as always) was delicious. My only frustration from our most recent visit was the fact the hostess came to our table and basically told us to leave, that there was another reservation coming in and they needed us to go. This is not the first time this has happened to us at Lido either.

Here's my gripe: I had ordered the bottomless mimosa (two hour limit). In this instance she came to our table and told us to leave after we had been there an hour and a half. Okay... yes, we were having a long friend catch up but ordered a lot and weren't done with OUR reservation.

So... I would recommend the restaurant put a 90 minute limit on brunch reservations if they need to resort to kicking customers out so the expectation is set. I would also recommend a host/hostess approach a situation like this with a better solution such as "Ladies, could we potentially find you spots at the bar?" rather than just telling customers to leave. Love this place, love the chef, I generally have great experiences there, but whoa... Sunday Brunch diplomacy may need some tweaking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great little restaurant in Harlem. Can’t go wrong with bottomless mimosas for $16.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Amazing food in an ambiance that invokes the joy of post-war Italy and the rise of the golden age of Italian cinema.
The service we received on the other hand was very poor.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food!! Bottomless mimosas are true to is name- my friend and I left happily buzzed after brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is bar far and away one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is unique and amazing and the service is outstanding.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Vegan, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lido’s is a true gem in SoHa. Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere. Definitely a place to come back to time and time again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lido is consistently delicious, with great service, nice atmosphere, and an overall excellent experience. It manages to be exciting and busy without being deafening, too!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was a brunch for my 60th Bday. My son & I stopped by the restaurant days before to see how seating was because restaurant was referred to us and we had not yet been. Spoke to manager on duty and we understood the policy for brunch because they get very crowded. We requested if possible to be seated close because we had two parties of 8. Not only did they have one table at the back in the restaurant. There were high chairs stacked up next to the table and we could barely get into the booth to be seated. I asked if they could be moved so we could easily get in and out but that did no happen until later when they needed room for additional seating for another party. In addition they did not have the correct amount of seating for the other table. Reservation was for 1:30 and they had already ran out of one of the choices for brunch and before 2:30 2 other choices not available. While the food is really good from what my guest expressed my nephew had a bad experience. He ordered a meatball dish and told me he chewed on something hard in the meat. He lost appetite after that and did not want anything else off what was left on menu. The manager on duty and wait server continue to say they get very full so how do you run out of dishes before brunch is close to being over. Clearly you are not taking the time to stock kitchen properly. It appears that it is more about getting as many people in restaurant than making sure patrons are comfortable. I n my honest opinion I believe if they were further downtown than in Harlem they would have been more accommodating and not so much about getting folks in like cattle. As a marketing exec and event person ... I can tell you some simple changes can go a long way.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place is super cute, brunch was really good, they really keep up with refilling your mimosa if you’ve gotten unlimited. Love the atomosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I frequent this place. Good spot. It is good for anything really. I love italian food and they always have really good looking people in here too.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Met for brunch on Saturday at a friends request. I enjoyed the vibe, the food and the experience. Prices seemed a little high for the neighborhood, but the food was good quality, and overall, despite the crazy busy hour (noon on Saturday), Service was attentive, food came out promptly and it at the temperature, water and cocktail were refilled without any effort on our part and nobody restless to close out our check even though it was busy. It's a large enough place where you can linger over coffee at lunchtime and you don't feel pressured to leave. I was only there once, so I'm elected to give the food too much praise or too little. My companion had French toast and I had short rib hash and poached eggs. Each was very good. I would definitely return.

The bottomless Mimosas for $16 were a good deal. Prosecco used was decent and the orange juice was high-quality. I didn't feel like I was drinking poisonous swill as you do at so many bottomless branches. Note: this isnt a bottomless brunch. They offer unlimited mimosas for $16 with a two hour window, but that's all on offer.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had an excellent meal here in a pretty and relaxed setting. The specials were very good, the cocktails interesting, and it's amazingly uncrowded. This place is a real find.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

remember the pasta being a better choice in the past. While the menu called it lasagna, not sure anyone else would

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious! Thank you for the great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This restaurant is way too noisy. It was impossible to hear my dining partner across the table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lido is a favorite and our only complaint is the noise level. The food is reliably very good. This is a great go-to restaurant for an easy night out that won't break the bank but also has interesting and top-quality food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lido never fails. One of the best brunches in Harlem. Very generous unlimited option. During the week you can enjoy a great happy hour until 8. Bartenders are very friendly and drinks are always delicious. This is a Harlem staple that I hope never changes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Super disappointed!! This was our 4th time dining at the Lido, but everything has changed: food, service and ambience. The Fried Calamari were made of a thick, greasy, chunky dough–impossible to taste, or to find the so-called calamari. My wife had the Chicken Piccata, which consisted of two small slices of dry, chewy chicken served with two tiny pieces of artichoke swimming in a gooey fake lemon sauce. The chicken could have come from the frozen poultry rack of the supermarket across the street. I had the Wild Mushroom Lasagna, possibly the worst lasagna I ever tasted! A strange dark, brick-shaped blend, spongy and totally tasteless concoction. The bread was also old and very dry. The waiters were more interested in watching the game on the large screen, and the whole place was super noisy...it felt more like a burger-bar than the pleasant restaurant that we remembered! Twice we gave Lido a good review in the past, therefore, the owner or the cook must have changed or they don't care? Too bad, we will never return!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was fantastic. I went with my sisters for brunch and we had bottomless mimosas. We didn't have to wait long for a refill and the service was cordial and very prompt.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very surprised with this place. Went there for brunch and it hot all the right notes. From the host, to the bartender, to the server , all very efficient and not overly friendly, which i hate, but very pleasant. Food was amazing. I had a short run hash, which was out of this world, my date had the mussels, which were amazing, very unique red sauce and beans. Ambiance was eclectic and fun. U got there early, sat and sat at the bar, had a drink, bartender was on point. I'm Harlem getting a drink usually takes time, not at Lido

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was fine. Was expecting better. The forgot to put dressing on the salad. And the main courses were a bit on the bland

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Unfortunately my experienced was ruined by poor service by the waiter. He was obnoxious & condescending right off the bat, so that set the tone for my time there. I was able to get a new waiter, but all they offered was an apology. I will say the food was good, I just wish I didn't have to experience that NASTY waiter.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 28, 2017

It was great. I wish I would have gone for the dessert

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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