Vino Levantino

4.3
104 reviews
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Wine Bar
Vino Levantino is first and foremost a wine bar. Our wines are imported from all over the world, mostly from boutique wineries in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Israel & the Americas. Our menu reflects the diversity of the Ottoman Empire. It is also influenced by the cuisine of Sephardic Jews, many of whom journeyed to Israel through Turkey.
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BO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting Mediterranean/mid-eastern menu with great vegan (and kosher) options. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere (and a gorgeous crystal chandelier).

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a 9:00 reservation on a Thursday night and they were out of half the menu. What we did select was very good

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant!!! My new favorite neighborhood spot!

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J
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I often go to Vino Levantino before a performance at Symphony space. The wait staff is lovely and there is a superb happy hour menu. The atmosphere is cozy, quiet and friendly. This is a wonderful restaurant for vegetarians, as there are some innovative dishes to try.

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d
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Very Disappointed! We have eaten there several times and always enjoyed our meal...not this time. My vegetable moussaka was bland...the desert baklava took 20 minutes to arrive and had been left in the oven/microwave too long and was over "cooked", and the wine, while very good, came in a child portion...two sips and it was gone. Finally, we have a 10% discount thru Symphony space that could not be honored, i.e. the "manager" had left already and noone else could/would handle it...
Don't know what happened ...but they lost a customer....

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Y
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative and delicious. Plenty for me to eat as a vegetarian- in fact, hard to choose from all the options. Vegan lasagna was delicious, root salad crunchy and good, cauliflower and chick peas delicious. Wait staff pleasant and available. Nice little place, nice ambiance. Near Symphony Space.

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l
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had great hopes based on previous reviews. The grilled eggplant bruschetta was fair and overpriced. The cucumber salad was copious but tasted mostly of vinager. The root veggie salad was copious but not delicious. The biggest disappointment was the baklava. Non interest in returning.

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ER
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately the food wasn't amazing and the service was terrible. Ambiance was great and the space very cute, I would recommend going there for drinks but not to eat.

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F
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent authentic food and service very nice. Great place for a casual lunch with friends in the neighborhood.

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BM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went two nights while we were in New York. Food was creative and delicious. Noise level is high but everyone was having a good time. Wine list is extensive and interesting with wines from around the globe.

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D
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Great wine food and service and you can carry on a conversation without shouting. We will be back

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KS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot with interesting specials. I had the fettuccine with lemon cream sauce special and it was amazing (extra generous portion size). Always a solid choice.

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NK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and quiet, completely charming. Great vegan Dairy menu. reasonable price for very tasty food...and terrific wine list! Recommending it to all my UWS friends.

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CO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at this restaurant and the fact that THEY DO NOT RUSH YOU!!! It was lovely to be with friends and to be able to take our time with drinks, socializing and the meal. The service was also relaxed and pleasant and we just felt generally welcome. Thank you!

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c
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was mostly bland. The pita and hummus was good but the moussaka was extremely bland. Even after adding salt and pepper, it still just tasted like nearly raw squash. The wine was decent and not terribly expensive. Overall, the restaurant setting was nice and the service was great. The food was just a let down.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food. Chaim takes great in providing the best ingredients for a creative menu. Delicious!!!!

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

small, small portions - the entrees were no bigger than the small plates
food was okay, but not great. rather bland
no air conditioning! no fans! way too hot!

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pleasure of dining at Vino Levantino the other night and was blown away by the food, wine list and service. Our waiter recommended some amazing dishes that were delicious and I also had an amazing red wine to accompany our meal from Israel that is now a new favorite. I am already looking forward to dining there again soon and showing some of my friends this hidden gem!

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p
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great, Friendly Bartender. BUT, No Chardonnay (they ran out) at 8.00 PM and only 10 people there. No Chardonnay, and the other choices were limited and mediocre. Could be a great place but you must have a selection of wines. Did I mention they are a wine bar. I would give them a second chance because of the Bartender with hopes they pick up a couple of cases of varied wines.

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OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful outdoor seating and perfect for a 5pm glass of vino.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was mostly great, with one exception--a roasted eggplant dish that was pretty bland, needed some smoke and salt. The place is small and cute, and very busy. The service was really slow and inattentive. Took forever to get our food, water glasses never refilled, waiter came by once to see how we were doing. Tiny place and hard to get people's attention.

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A friend recommended the restaurant and it was very good. It is totally my type of food so I loved the menu. I could have eaten many diff things and the service and staff were very nice!

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Y
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal! So fresh, every bite was worth savoring. As a vegetarian, I had dishes that I haven't found elsewhere, and so well spiced. My husband also enjoyed the wine and the wine list. The waiter was very personable and overall- we had a really great experience. It was very quiet there but I understand that we were early for a Saturday night crowd, so I don't know how quiet it would be if we had gone a little later.

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AA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Overall I’d rate my experience a 3. I plan to go back for late night wine and cheese or maybe brunch. My dinner experience wasn’t as great as I’d hoped, I waited 40 minutes for my food to come even though the place was pretty much empty. Also, the entrees were small portions for the price. He ambiance is really nice and warm which is the sole reason I plan to go back. It’s a good late night spot for wine and cheese but I don’t think I’d go here for dinner plans again. Thankfully, me friend and I had time to spare so we didn’t complain about the slow service.

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KC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We sat outside on a nice summer night. Service was good. My friends loved their salmon skewers and my falafel was good. However, the kale tabouleh salad was the worst salad I've ever had. It was just a massive hunk of overdressed, bitter kale, with a few dried fruit pieces sprinkled in. I wish I sent it back.

I would return here, but urge you to not order the kale tabouleh salad!!

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GW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So wonderful, quiet, cute, magical ambience! Perfect place to catch up with a friend. Will definitely be a regular here now that I've found it in my own neighborhood!

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J
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED the food and wine,
Plus the ambiance - SUCH a win for the UWS.

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PC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had previously come here for an event and loved it. Friendly staff, delicious Meditarrian food. We came back for a date on a warm Friday night and we sat outside. The windows in the restaurant open up completely so even if you are sitting outside you get a nice summer breeze. Get the hummus, falafels and baba ganoush (it comes with pita bread) - SO BOMB. And then we shared the curry pumpkin balls (it's an entree) - it's SO good. It's like a curried pumpkin and sweet potato "meat" ball with a side of rice. Perfect portion if you share the 3 apps beforehand. We love this place and will plan to come back again.

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WT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good but the service was very slow and they didn't seem to realize we would like our appetizer before the meal. Also, need a much better selection of kosher wines since they have gone kosher with the food. Only a few wines to choose from which was dissapointing.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

terrible service
Food was average at best
they really need to get their act together
Very inattentive
It's a wine bar and that is really a misnomer-most of the wines are really overpriced
Their menu has changed for the worse

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f
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place is in the neighborhood, nice and quiet and really trying to be good. Wine selections are nice. Food was ok, but disappointing compared to menu descriptors.

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VP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good and appropriately priced. Our server was aloof and seemed annoyed constantly. The kicker was when he spilled water all over us: did not apologize and said “I thought I had spilled the wine,” And just walked away! I’d go back if I could be guaranteed I would not have that server again.

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J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place to meet for happy hour or a meal. The dishes are healthy he and delicious and the staff is very accommodating.

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SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time there. Dinner menu had many yummy and healthy options and was delightful before Symphony Space event nearby. Enjoyed so much that we returned after the performance for an after-dinner drink.

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AK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice find in the upper west side. Owner and staff were lovely and accommodating. Modern mediterranean/sephardic menu. Great, large salads. All dishes were freshly prepared and in some cases, traditional dishes included unusual but very effective ingredients with delicious results. Great wine selection with knowledgeable staff. Nice ambiance, quiet background music that even with a full house of people talking allowed for easy conversation at our table. We strongly recommend Vino Levantino and will definitely return.

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C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Vino Levantino. It's a neighborhood gem when you are looking for that one place to have a glass of wine and a small bite to eat.

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W
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The falafel cakes were very good along with the mixed olives. I thought the curry pumpkin balls were too sweet.

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, cozy wine bar. Excellent food, wine & service. Excellent value.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Didn’t realize the menu is fish and vegetables which is great for me, not so much (initially) for my boyfriend. That said, we were both pleasantly surprised by how satisfying our meal was. We shared the tuna tartare and a fatoush salad and we each ordered fish entrees. Everything was delicious. Fresh and flavorful ingredients. Large wine and beer menu. Warm and friendly service. Another great UWS find.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

This place could be world class if the owner would hire some professional wait staff. The wait people are the only thing holding this place back. (BTW, bartenders are wonderful.)

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