Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen

4.6
382 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Welcome to The Lokal 83
Located on the Upper West Side, the restaurant features a Mediterranean - American menu which includes
Large variety of tappas, seafood, salads, burger ,meat and chicken entrees, vegan, gluten-free , children's meals,
and good selection of wines ,beers and cocktails.

Please note ; Outside tables are non reservable

Due to the weather/seating limitations, we are not able to accept any reservations for outside seating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 382 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
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4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaylorF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and incredible food! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing vibes!

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DominiqueC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food. The wait staff went above and beyond to make your experience feel like you were at a 5-star restaurant. We couldn't decide on the Mediterranean dips so we chose the pick 3 option and went with the Tzatziki dip, Pink Queen dip and Ajvar dip. We decided to share a Mezze and Entree. We ordered the Grilled Portuguese Octupus and the Lamb Sauteed. The Lamb Sauteed was perfectly cooked infused with the tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, pepper and garlic flavors.

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JCou
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great indoor dining experience. They get your info for contact tracing. They also did not rush you out compared to other restaurants these days. And less people inside makes for a nicer ambiance indoors. Great and friendly local restaurant.

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Steve
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've come back here several times because we like their appetizers and their seafood. We were very pleased that the quality remained the same.

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ChristineG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice dishes with a Mediterranean flair. Food choices a little out of the ordinary but that are also appealing to a more traditional palate.
Love their stuffed cabbage and for those into desserts, the baklava is sure to please

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vipDonaldC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good food and friendly, caring staff. A neighborhood gem.

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Pogo1080
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a very friendly staff and also very helpful with food selections. The food was excellent and well prepared. Nicely presented. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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ElizabethG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked to perfection. I went with a group of friends and we shared everything. The portions were large and easily shareable. We ordered the grilled calimari (fresh and delicious), the flank steak (well-seasoned and tender), the grilled shrimp ( perfect!!!) and the chicken shish (also perfect). Everything, including the vegetables was just right. If you like things spicier, ask for their homemade hot sauce. It’s delicious! We had wine, but we didn’t try dessert. Next time. I can’t wait to go back. (Service was also terrific).

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JulietN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything was fresh. My drink was awesome. One of my favorite places to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was having brunch with some friends I haven’t seen in awhile and we had a great time. The food was delicious. The staff was great, very attentive. Overall, we had a great meal and it was the perfect start to a great day.

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vipALAN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, pleasant service, fair prices, what more can you expect?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BarbaraS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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

amazing service, very attentive

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gardensanders
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.

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MariaNYC
Chicago
2 reviews
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.

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vipNjeats
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!

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Citygirl
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant —good food and nice ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ZarinaA
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

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vipRiley
New York Area
26 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.

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Toni
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipSparklingDragonfly
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!

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FoodFirst
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip to Natural History museum with family

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Annaline
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.

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vipFoodie10
New York Area
37 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.

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place--nice inside, lot of interesting appetizers, very fresh-tasty/spicy. Great fish, veggies...

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vipJanetC
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.

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foodster
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!

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vipSolera
New York Area
51 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.

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vipAmandaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Group celebration

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Kelly
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!

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vipFussyEater
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Noise level quite high- even on a quiet evening. Food quite good and staff very pleasant.

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BCvisitor
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, beautifully prepared and presented

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vipPhylliefoodie
New York Area
184 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.

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vipGilbertB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

FAQs

Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 595-5554.

Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.