Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
360 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mediterranean

Top Tags:

Casual
After serving the Midtown community we are now ready to open our doors to our lovely neighbors in Upper West side of New York City.

Join us for our amazing lunch, brunch or dinner service with a full bar.

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Tue 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 360 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
ZA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for meze platers rather than mains and didn’t regret it. Food was delicious, staff was very accommodating to us and our children. Everything was great. We will definitely come back to this restaurant and recommend it to others

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor is charming and the waiters were so attentive . We especially loved the grilled octopus!

I will definitely be back and will recommend to my friends.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at Lokal on a Saturday afternoon for brunch.

My friend & I were able to try a few cold dips/small plates along with bread. I am a bit of a picky person but the ajvar dip (roasted red pepper and eggplant puree) and lentils patties definitely stood out to me. Both were full of flavor.

I opted for their Eggs Benedict with Salmon and my friend chose Steak and Eggs, both dishes came with home fries. I’ve never had poached eggs prior to and I am very much an omelet girl but I loved it. The eggs went well over the salmon & English muffins. My friend also really enjoyed her steak & eggs meal. Their Mimosa’s & Bellini’s were on point too!

I am definitely looking forward to trying their pancakes/french toast and their omelets. I hope to return soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was quite good. We will return but they really need to work on the wine.

SD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Servers were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The lamb burger was a hit for the teenage crowd with us. Highly recommend the small plates - particularly the gambas!

FF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip to Natural History museum with family

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived the UWS a few years and I cannot believe we have not been to Lokal. We went on Christmas Day. It was wonderful to eat from a regular menu and not a pre-fix. The food and service was really good. And no loud music or noise and it made our visit much more enjoyable.

They have a few unique items on their menu and we look forward to returning.

F
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The mezze are fantastic, especially Pink Lady, Labneh and Ajvar. But it's the bread that can't be beat. I always eat well there and always appetizers, although one of the people at the table had a lamb dish that.he said was excellent. Thank you.

B
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place--nice inside, lot of interesting appetizers, very fresh-tasty/spicy. Great fish, veggies...

JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Kind of dreary for dinner. The drinks were ok, food average+. Would not return.

f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

got there early. a booth in the back, but they had just freshly painted and the smell was strong. moved us up to a table in the front by the bar. no problem. great service and food ... a good time!

S
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

There is a wide selection of traditional and not so traditional Turkish food, well prepared and the portions are generous. Drinks are also good. I wish that there were more dessert selections.

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Group celebration

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for a family lunch - delicious food with a variety of options to accommodate different dietary needs, including vegan and vegetarian. Would highly recommend!

FE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Noise level quite high- even on a quiet evening. Food quite good and staff very pleasant.

BC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, beautifully prepared and presented

P
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and exquisite service. However, as the evening wore on, it got incredibly noisy. I would return. The waiter went out of his way to accommodate us. Service is quite prompt. And friendly. The grilled shrimp were excellent with grilled vegetables. My husband’s chicken kebab was also excellent. The salad was enough for two of us to share. It was also Outstanding.

GB
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very nice brunch. PAncakes were delicious
coffee was not so good.

h
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been there twice now. Love the food, service and cozy atmosphere.

JS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food enjoyed the mixed platter a bit pricey

NM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait staff were a little too attentive. Kept wanting to take plates that we were still working on which was frustrating. Food always very good and would go back

RP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food ....juicy dessert
My favorite..
N overall the restaurant is a great place for a good filling meal
Its a must go on the upper west side

PE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the restaurant! The menu has a wide variety of choices. All of the food was fresh and delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try other selections.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an outstanding server named Cara - she was patient, professional & took care of us very well. The food was good/great.

Thanks Cara!!

SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A VERY GOOD place to dine on the Upper West Side that I recommend!

WP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was scrumptious. Nice twist on the Mediterranean selections.

u
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good service. They worked with us to seat a large group at two adjacent tables, and still maintained good and pleasant service through a mildly chaotic dinner!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; great atmosphere. Will definitely eat here w

BC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creative, fresh, and delicious, and served by really nice and professional wait staff who don't bug you. A wonderful restaurant

SR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food. Nice place in the upper west.

The chairs are not comfortable though - rap if u don’t want to slouch.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Supper cozy restaurant with many good options. The lamb dish was very tasty. The sangria has a good cost benefit. The happy hour during weekends is only for the ones who stay by the bar.

b
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good and very tasty. The shrimp dish was very good. The Greek salad was also good. Service was on top of things - good job! All in all very tasty dishes just overpriced.

OT
New York Area
201 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lokal is appropriately named - it is a perfect "local" restaurant. We love it. Sea bass and dorada are great value and delicious. Octopus, calamari and shrimp are wonderful. As for service, Cara is just the best!

L
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were lovely. Deserves a repeat visit.

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good small plates at a reasonable price

n
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Consistently good and especially so for families and large groups (6+) - they are very accommodating and have a layout that suits many configurations.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ac not on soooo hot

J
London
97 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not bad! But not as amazing as the composite Yelp score would suggest. The octopus and calamari dishes are mostly salad, and the same salad that accompanies other dishes. Not much flavor, though the ingredients are fresh and well prepared.

J
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to discover Lokal! We've lived in the neighborhood for 35 years and have wanted a restaurant like this for years. The food was delicious, service attentive without being rushed, and the servings were large. We chose to share several mezze none of which disappointed. The entrees were large and could easily be split by two people (or take home the leftovers). I was delighted with the bottle of temperanillo wine. Lokal is now in our top 10 restaurant list for the UWS.

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant and the food. A bit loud!!