Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen

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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 338 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

WP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

u
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; great atmosphere. Will definitely eat here w

BC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
191 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good small plates at a reasonable price

n
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Ac not on soooo hot

J
London
97 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

W
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

r
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our food was delicious. I was disappointed that you were out of the caviar dip however...

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service every time!

n
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, nice atmosphere.
I try to go every time I go to NYC.
Go!

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!).

SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

r
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

DK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

s
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

NB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dinning at Lokal. Both experiences were very satisfying. Food, ambiance, service all very good.

SD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

super fresh - nice presentation.

babaganoush is a little too creamy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the inside of the restaurant was too hot and stuffy. no air circulation.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food here. Hummus and octopus were both phenomenal

h
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and the food delicious. The only reason I left off a star was for the worst margarita ever. Perhaps my own fault - don’t order a drink like that at a Mediterranean place!

L
Birmingham
62 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty place. Not as loud as some places, but not a full house. Expect that when fully booked noise would increase.
Menu is great and it was difficult to choose. We shared excellent crab cakes as a starter. Sauce had just enough kick.
I selected grilled shrimp which were a bit over cooked for me. The grilled shishkabob veggies were okay. Salad on the plate okay.
My dining partner selected the lamb dish. She said the lamb was a bit tough but the dish flavorful.
We skipped desert.

k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went with my husband right before the rush of dinner time. It was quiet and comfortable when we got there but by the time we left, we couldn't hear each other because of the noise level. Otherwise food was delicious and service was great! We'd come back!

T
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was really nice and explained what I can have as a vegan.

SL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lots of tasty options for individuals and to share. Restaurant is a bit noisy, and attracts all types of diners- families, young and old.

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, excellent food and great service!

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was tasty and the service very attentive and courteous. The noise level was good for conversation and the tables not crowded together. A very pleasant experience altogether.

s
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Restaurant was fine. Not as good as the pictures, but fine.

u
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

I like the food, ambience and wine list. Service needs to be more professional and friendlier.

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