Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen

4.5
232 reviews
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Mediterranean
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.

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

What 232 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I eat at many Mediterranean places. This is one
Of the better ones. Nice ambience. Very solid food. I would definitely come back.

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F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I like the small plates and the dips - and the Bread!! Delicious. I take lots of people who come I from out of town there. It never fails to please. Thanks.

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c
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed meal a bit salty was really bloated but food is good and service very pleasant

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus dish was very tasty and one of the best I have had in a long time. Shrimp w roasted vegetables was delish

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FF
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Two out of two experiences so far of delicious food here, based on fresh ingredients. The recipes seem simple, yet the beauty of the fish or vegetable or broth shines through. Bread is served warm. Gracious servers were helpful with the ingredients of each dish. My experiences were very positive. I will be going back.

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OT
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great tasty food! Good service! A real jem on the UWS. Will definitely come back!

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B
Denver
69 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place--very tasty food--great choices--great falafel, octopus...great service.....

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner and intimate seating. Would highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was just okay. Nothing special.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great wine selection! Courteous staff. Would definitely recommend and go back!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food! Server was very nice but a bit distracted. Our drinks took a while to come out but she gave us complimentary baklava for dessert, which was heavenly!

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WP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Tasty healthy food.

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F
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurant. I would have rated it quiet but there were a group of 5 young women who thought they were the only people in the restaurant and were very loud. Management should consider asking people who are very loud and interfere with others having conversations to please lower their voices.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been here 4 times in the last few months and each time the food was outstanding, fresh and delicious. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. Helpful with food choices as well as wine choices. Nice wine selection. Prices are reasonable. You can order small dishes and/or larger entrees. Overall, love the place and would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys Mediterranean cuisine, and those who don't? Give it a try!

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S
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average cuisine in a nice setting. Nothing special, but will do in a pinch.

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HB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The bread is amazing. Lived the chicken kebab and the baba famous. Great service - very friendly neighborhood place.

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PC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good but not exceptional.

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FF
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Ingredients were so fresh, and the herbs brought out their quality. Most enjoyable were the orzo and bread (served warm) and fish. Easy to eat healthily here. Staff was kind. Very casual atmosphere.

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AR
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like Lokal but I’m not that much of a brunch person so this wasn’t my favorite meal there.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience, service and food were very good. We enjoyed 3 of the appetizers and the lamb, stuffed cabbage and grilled whole fish. Wine was excellent

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p
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Very fresh! Nice atmosphere!

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SK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, very good service, nice ambiance. Not noisy at all, a pleasant buzz generated by patrons enjoying themselves.

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lokal: Great food, great service, and definitely a great time!

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S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, particularly appetizers. Nice selection of custom cocktails.

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MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, bricks wall, cosy atmosphere. Good mid-oriental food. Very large plates. Very friendly service.
Would highly recommend

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Food is delicious and service is great! Highly recommend.

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The shrimp dish I had was very tasty. Unfortunately, the acoustics/noise level of the restaurant was such that it was, at times, difficult to hear my dinner companions across our table.

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UW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for a Saturday night dinner and ended up sitting at the bar and ordering the appetizers. I recommend the mezze plate with 5 different appetizers . My dinner of lamb chops was lovely. It was reasonably priced and I will definitely go there for my weekend dinner in the future.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. From the prompt and courteous greeting from the host to the excellent, detailed service from our waiter, the service was exceptional start to finish. The food lived up to the excellent service. We started with their 3 dip special (delicious), and then shared falafel and a Greek salad which were fresh, tasty, and served promptly. Definitely a winner and we hope to be back soon with friends!

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

loved the calf's liver small plate, delicious grilled octopus, calamari, beet and feta salad.
due to the brick walls and no table cloths, the sound bounces off the walls, no softening of sound and people's conversation from across the room carries - particularly if they are shrieky and loud.

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good but nothing special. The place is very noisy. We went for a celebration of a new home. I would choose another place. Lot's of families with children also.

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I
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had such an enjoyable evening. The food was fantastic and the staff was so accommodating as we were a group of 6. I would do it again.

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E
New York Area
240 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. The noise level is high, so ask for a booth. We enjoyed the lentil, octopus, pear salad, wheat salad, bread, zucchini pancakes, and shrimp to start. The whole fish was done well. The lamb was not to our liking. Dessert was good but like the wine, it was priced high. Cocktails are small but well done.

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s
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very fresh good food, love the home baked hot bread that they serve you. The servers were very
friendly and added to a lovely Sunday afternoon.

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Chicken was tough and smothered in arugula. Staff was friendly and kind.

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious, fresh food. Lovely presentation and bountiful portions. Great sharing menu too.
Service was excellent and totally unpretentious.
Going back again soon!

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

i found a new great local restaurant, I loved the small plates especially the calf's liver....mmm. Baba Ganoush, Red Beets and feta salad, Fried Calamari. Loved it, I just found it very loud, with brick walls what can you expect? I don't often like Baklava, but my friend suggested it for desert, it was delicious - not overly sweet, very delicate.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little gem on UWS. Amazing food, cute location, great service.

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