Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen

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370 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean

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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 370 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

OT
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

wonderful server; food was ok; would go again if in neighborhood?

OT
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great neighborhood restaurant with extremely fresh fish. Highly recommend the octopus and sea bass.

BS
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Highly recommend hummus, crab cakes, arugula and pear salad. Disappointed with the falafel and the octopus. Overall, very tasty. Lots of families there when we were there - very loud.

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service, very attentive

g
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was not blown away by either the food or the value. I have lived for many years in the middle east and I was just not that impressed with the food here. Not bad, but not great either and a bit expensive for what it is. Can do better at many other places in the city and actually in this neighborhood. Again, nothing really wrong here, but just no wow factor.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy this s restaurant. Their food is always fresh and delicious. The service as well is outstanding. Will come back and highly recommend to try if you haven't done so yet.

N
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the wait service was right on cue. I will come again when in the neighborhood!

C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant —good food and nice ambiance

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice environment
Food was really good
And kunefe was so good !

ZA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
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
3 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
35 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
113 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
3 reviews
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
183 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
42 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

h
New York Area
19 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.