Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen
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Tue 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
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.
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!
Noise level quite high- even on a quiet evening. Food quite good and staff very pleasant.
The food is always great, beautifully prepared and presented
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.
very nice brunch. PAncakes were delicious
coffee was not so good.
Been there twice now. Love the food, service and cozy atmosphere.
Good food enjoyed the mixed platter a bit pricey
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
Great food ....juicy dessert
N overall the restaurant is a great place for a good filling meal
Its a must go on the upper west side
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.
We had an outstanding server named Cara - she was patient, professional & took care of us very well. The food was good/great.
A VERY GOOD place to dine on the Upper West Side that I recommend!
Every dish was scrumptious. Nice twist on the Mediterranean selections.
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!
Great food; great atmosphere. Will definitely eat here w
The food is creative, fresh, and delicious, and served by really nice and professional wait staff who don't bug you. A wonderful restaurant
Nice food. Nice place in the upper west.
The chairs are not comfortable though - rap if u don’t want to slouch.
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.
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.
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!
Very good small plates at a reasonable price
Consistently good and especially so for families and large groups (6+) - they are very accommodating and have a layout that suits many configurations.
Ac not on soooo hot
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.
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.
Love the restaurant and the food. A bit loud!!
This was our 3rd visit and we were disappointed with the food. The sea bass, $34 was ruined by a large portion of soggy salad laying on top of the fish. My crab cake and zucchini pancakes , which were perfect last visit, were over cooked and a bit burnt.
The service is good, but we won’t be returning.
our food was delicious. I was disappointed that you were out of the caviar dip however...
Great food and service every time!
Great food, great service, nice atmosphere.
I try to go every time I go to NYC.
The restaurant itself is very pretty. Nice wood, spacious tables, comfortable seats. The food is pretty good - shepherd salad is yummy but 2.50 extra for shredded feta cheese on top is completely ridiculous. The shishkebab is very good, as are the spicey vegetables. The bread is amazing! The wait staff is extremely friendly and the prices are reasonable. All in all, you won't be disappointed (just don't order feta with the shepherd salad!).
Excellent service, great dips and wine, Greek salad was just ok, didn’t care for grape leaves as they didn’t have a fresh, lemony, herb taste that I love. More of a sweet flavor.
It is a nice space and the food was good. Not exceptional, but nothing wrong either. However, our service was outstanding. Especially considering how mediocre service has become these days even in more expensive, fancier restaurants. Unfortunately I do not know the servers name, but the entire crew that helped with our table was great. In the end, great service makes for a great meal, even if the food is not spectacular, but perfectly fine.
Love Lokal. Food is delicious, love that you can do the mezze (small plates). Service is always good, attentive, friendly even when they are busy. Nice ambience, Good wine and drink list. It can be a little expensive, but its worth the money. Hard to say what my favorite dish is, i have not had anything i didn't enjoy!
This was my second time dining at this restaurant, and it was definitely just as good as the first! I was in NYC with a friend for museum touring and suggested we dine at Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen. It was only a couple blocks from our hotel, so the location was very convenient. We both ordered the marinated baby lamb chops, and they were positively delicious...tender, juicy and flavorful. They were accompanied with lovely vegetables--done to perfection--and we also were served a warm, round loaf of delightfully seasoned bread. We shared a bottle of tempranillo and had the flan for dessert. My friend loved the whole experience, and I know I'll be dining there again in the future. I highly recommend this restaurant as one of only a few truly exceptional ones near the American Museum of Natural History.
This was my second time dinning at Lokal. Both experiences were very satisfying. Food, ambiance, service all very good.
super fresh - nice presentation.
babaganoush is a little too creamy
the inside of the restaurant was too hot and stuffy. no air circulation.