Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen

4.6
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352 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 352 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Denver
104 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
9 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
48 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
1 review
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
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, beautifully prepared and presented

P
New York Area
179 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
36 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

h
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been there twice now. Love the food, service and cozy atmosphere.

JS
New York Area
15 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
2 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
12 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
11 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
5 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
196 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

L
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were lovely. Deserves a repeat visit.

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good small plates at a reasonable price

n
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ac not on soooo hot

J
London
97 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

W
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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
28 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time!

n
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!