Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen

4.5
224 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 224 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was just okay. Nothing special.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
6 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
5 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
24 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
68 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
55 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
235 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
19 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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OT
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lokal and the food never disappoints - this is a great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food. But this time was the best ever because of Cara our server. She was outstanding and made it so that we could enjoy a wonderful experience with our friends. Thank you Cara!!

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S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I particularly like the meze at the beginning and the fish. All simple, well prepared.

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l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible and inattentive ...drink made incorrectly and waiter seemed to disappear most of meal

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G
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been ordering takeout from Lokal 83 for the past year ... which was always wonderful! My daughter and I went to the restaurant the other night for the first time. Not only was the food delicious, but our waiter "G" was delightful and very helpful which made our experience even better!!

Chicken Shish and Arugula & Pear salad are amazing and the Baklava is the best we've ever had!!

Give Lokal 83 a try!!! You'll be glad you did!!

Thank you G!!!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always nice. It's not too noisy, and not too crowded. Unusual on the upper west side in both accounts. The food is great and the service prompt and friendly.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

consistently very good food and accommodating service

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Hostess was rude. Didn't want to give us a cocktail menu. Service was slow, even though there were not many people in the restaurant. The food is delicious, so I will give it another shot, but I was disappointed with the service on Saturday. I've been there a few times before, and the employees are usually very nice.

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OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A good addition to the Upper West Side.

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