Local 92

4.2
303 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Local 92 is a unique gem tucked away in NYC’s East Village, serving and specializing in fresh, locally sourced Israeli dishes made using the finest of herbs and ingredients. We love to support local businesses, especially breweries and wineries, which you will find in our full stocked bar with a menu produced by the best mixologists in New York City. Our dishes are based on family recipes, passed down through the generations. From dishes like our famous hummus that is "worth eating right off the spoon" to our happy hour specials, you will not be disappointed. Whether you are a meat lover, vegan, or vegetarian, we promise you will find something you’ll love in our rustic & unique restaurant that we call home. Mazel tov!

Fun Fact: find the blue door and enter our new secret, Blue Quarter NYC, between Tuesday and Sunday from 5pm-12am. Tea-inspired cocktails served by the best mixologists in NYC. It doesn't get better than that.
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JOanH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely no one (waiter, bartender, kitchen workers) was wearing a mask, and that was bothersome. However, food and prices were great. Great food and great prices.

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JoannaP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was bad and overpriced. The kebab came burnt and we returned it. The service was super slow and not helpful at all.

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Janetruth
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Recommend the meze to share and the lamb stuffed pitas. Go early if you value peace and quiet

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I have been here twice and the food is so good but the service sucks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch on a rainy Sunday! The staff was super accommodating with our seating, and treated our little pup like gold! The service was fantastic and the food was amazing! I’m definitely going back!

MM
vipMiryamM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were the only people inside and still the service was awful. Wait staff walked by us 20 times without even offering us a menu. Then once we finally got a drink after being there for 45 minutes, we never saw our waiter again until it was so late and we wanted to leave. Definitely would have gotten another drink if the service was timely. Good thing we weren’t there for food

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vippennyw
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The service was more than sloooow, it was nearly absent - not a busy restaurant, maybe four or six tables occupied - plenty of staff who don’t look and don’t see, barely communicate. The food is ok once you get it, but we’ve had better versions of everything they serve within a few blocks of this restaurant. My husband ordered a salad appetizer and the same exact salad came as an accompaniment to his main course. Why didn’t the waiter mention that? It was tasty, once. Terrible experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great! Really fresh. Great menu as well. Had a really hard time deciding what to order because it all looked great. Service was pretty slow but our waiter’s personality made up for it.

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best Mediterranean food in the east village! I absolutely loved the hummus and falafel burger! The artichoke tapas dish was also amazing. Tapas is the way to go at this place with the fresh warm pita!

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AnnaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved to the neighborhood and have walked by a few times. The food looked good and so did the vibes so decided to check it out. Blew away any of my initial thoughts. The food was amazing, the staff was incredibly helpful and efficient, and the ambiance is great. Good music (not too loud). Can be both casual or a good place to go for a special occasion. Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Local 92 said we did not show up for the reservation when we did in fact and we’re made to wait a while before being seated and had to order multiple times to get our food and it took over an hour

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Good food, slow service

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viptechdiva
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Just really good food

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OnlyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for food and drinks on the regular. Friendly service and laid back ambience.
Must try the cauliflower. Delicious

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food was delicious, we were there for my brothers birthday and we had a blast, also the servers are very kind and friendly. We will definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just to say “thank you” for our meal last Friday. We all enjoyed your delicious food and the evening was everything we hoped it would be. Thank you so much. Please thank your staff for all their hard work and being so friendly and helpful. Also your drinks are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing, cool energy and all the stuff was nice and professional! Cocktails are delicious as well as the food!! Really looking forward to come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I highly recommend

MC
vipMonicaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very loud and food was overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

It took an hour and a half to get our food and then they charged us for food we didn’t order

Local 92
Responded on June 18, 2021

We are so sorry for your experience, unfortunately we had 2 employees call in sick this day. We are so sorry that we were unable to provide the service we normally do and ask that you come back and send us an email by name so that we could make this up to you .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was supposed to be for gf’s bday but they only had 2 waiters & took awhile for drinks & about 40 minutes post meal to get attention & start cleaning up our table. We wanted dessert, but didn’t want to wait any longer.

Local 92
Responded on June 18, 2021

We are so sorry for your experience, unfortunately we had 2 employees call in sick this day. We are so sorry that we were unable to provide the service we normally do and ask that you come back and send us an email by name so that we could make this up to you .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Horrible food, bad service

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guyb
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious - after a minor error by the staff and kitchen, our waiter apologized and offered to take the missed appetizer(s) off my bill…which was the right thing to do. I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked, as was the mom schnitzel.then we ate the hummus and falafel apps…both were very good, especially the falafel with fantastic tahini…we will be return. This restaurant is solid - just needs more employees, b/c it can get super busy.

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Mila
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cute place and nice servers. However, the prices are too high for the quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Uhghhhhh I wanted to rate this restaurant 5 stars so bad. I am mad I have to

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vipACM433
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Seemed understaffed, food was OK. Appetizers and food all came at the same time. Couldn’t get the waiters attention to order more drinks. We also had to sit on the sidewalk, not close to restaurant at all. Wouldn’t go back.

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vipGirllovesherfood
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor people watching seats and food very delish.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very loud. Wouldn’t recommend for a family event but perfect for friends

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was tasty but the seafood was over cooked. It also seemed impossible to order more pita for the hummus sampler platter which only came with a few pieces. Good food but could be better.

JS
vipJenniferS
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our time there! Our friend is a regular there and introduced us- was great fun!

JS
JoshuaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff, good food

EB
vipEmilyB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Used to be one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Went the other day, the ran out of white wine, they never came to clean our table, never asked if we wanted more to drink, refilled water, or asked for dessert. Waiter kept vanishing. Really disappointing experience.

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vipStephen
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. The hummus is so good I bring friends here for that alone!

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Mary
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience!!The place is great! Atmosphere is chilled (the manager payed a deep ethnic music selection from the Middle East to Africa and Latin America) we had few tapas, the hummus is particularly creamy and delicious, the Israeli Meatballs are absolutely amazing. I had the perfectly cooked chicken tagine. The service was attentive and super friendly, we ordered the bartender special cocktails and they offered a shot of “Arak”, a mild version of anisette from Israel at the end of the meal. We will be back regularly!

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HeatherD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, attentive service in a very cozy, uncrowded setting! The food was delicious as well.

JM
JohnnyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for dinner last night and had made a reservation for two on open table. It was definitely a quiet evening and part of that might have been due to it being a Tuesday. We sat outside and the heat lamps definitely allowed for eating outdoors to be manageable despite the weather being cold. I had been here a few times pre-covid, but honestly I was blown away by good the food was. We ordered the sharing platter, the meatballs, and the seafood paella. The sharing platter was incredible and the warm pita bread was paired with truly delicious falafel, amazing, hummus and babaganoush. The seafood paella was also better than I remembered when I had had it last and this was despite requesting for the dish to be prepared without butter due to dietary restrictions. It was still delicious and all of the food was super flavorful! I was honestly blown away by how delicious the food was and the staff were so friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend for a date or casual gathering, and very much looking forward to returning when the weather gets a bit warmer.

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Eran
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Great Israeli food, fun vibes. Highly recommend.

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Mary
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stumble at local92 just walking down second avenue after a day in the park. What a gem! The place offers a cozy atmosphere with nicely dimmed light and great selection of music. Our party of 4 tried almost half of the Mediterranean/Israeli dishes and few of the unique cocktails from the bar, and all exceeded our expectations. do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in east village. The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted melted in other mouths. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best burger in the east village hands down

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Local 92 does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Local 92 is rated 4.2 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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