Vino Levantino

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Wine Bar

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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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RO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and wine at a reasonable price, nice atmosphere

NT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What a great find! We loved that they had two entrees with “vegan” in their name l but it would be a greater benefit to vegan patrons if all vegan dishes on the menu (and there were several others) were identified in some way (perhaps with a letter or symbol) as it’s not always obvious. I especially liked the shredded root vegetable salad as I never had a salad like it before and it was delicious and very fresh. Also liked the Fattoush Salad. My only disappointment with the Moroccan Style Cod Fish was that it was tender and flavorful that I wished I could control myself so I would have some leftover to bring home with me. It was sooo good. My (vegan) daughter loved the vegan cheese plate which had an interesting variety and there is a regular cheese plate for non-vegans. I’m looking forward to going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative dishes. Several vegan/veg options. Friendly servers, delightful atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit to NYC.

d
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter/owner was fantastic. He went out of his way to allow us to sit outside to have the best experience. The food was terrific, fabulous wine and service. I will definitely make this a destination when in town.

RT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This lovely little restaurant has really expanded its vegan options in the last few years. Beautiful Mediterranean decor, with pretty tables outside as well. Very friendly staff. Delicious, creative menu.

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service & ambience were excellent, the food mixed. I think we didn’t order wisely. We ordered 3 appetizers & they were excellent. The two fish meals were also excellent, the tuna burger and salmon on skewers. But the two vegetarian main dishes (vegan mousses and cauliflower) were poor, bland and not filling. Coffee machine was out of order so we skipped dessert. I’d go back and try again though.

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We thought it was an excellent choice for eating kosher out. The menu was creative and the appetizers and main courses were excellent. The only complaint was that the dessert we chose was not as advertised. But we would definitely return!

RC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu with really nice vegan options.
Meals (Cod, Bronzini, Vegan Moussaka) were delicious and plentiful.

DR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely spot, good food. Great for quiet conversation.

BS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Interesting and flavorful take on Middle Eastern cuisine. Nice wine list as well.

L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding small, quiet neighborhood location for quiet dinner.

P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I Enjoyed the experience and the food. It was nice to sit outside on a beautiful evening in New York City and I have a nice glass of rose wine and good food

N
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality and taste was incredibly delicious. We had the falafel, mashed cauliflower, okra, hummus, and babaganoush. The service was terrific. I suggest you make a reservation, the restaurant gets packed.

RC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really appreciated the opportunity to have quality vegan cuisine (the menu accommodates omnivores, as well). The shredded root vegetable salad was crisp and delicious, and my friend enjoyed her roasted eggplant. But the service is what really made the experience special. Jonathan and Yusuf were kind and helpful from the moment I called to say we’d be late. Warm, friendly, down-to-earth, real people who are solicitous without going overboard. Wish I still lived on the UWS so I could go there more often

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dinner with one of my oldest friends who I hadn't seen in a long time was totally pleasurable at Vino Levantino because the staff was 100% cordial and sweet. We took a long time to order because once we started chatting, it was hard to stop. The server did not pressure us to order. When we finally did, and ate our delicious meal (2 different salmon dishes) , there was no pressure for us to finish and get out. We stayed as long as we wanted to. The only time the noise level rose was when the table next to us got filled with happy people, but we left before it got unpleasant. I would definitely go back and recommend it to friends.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I liked Vino Levantino's ambiance and it provides a good setting for a first date. I only got drinks here and not food. But I don't think the drink prices were that great. Vino Levantino's happy hour ends at 6 pm, which is strange. Furthermore, the waiters did not refill our waters after we ordered our second drinks.

F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Good place for eating before anything at Symphony Space. Med applies were good- had tasty herring and Bourekas. Impossible and Tuna Berger’s good; nice SB wine. Not fancy but a nice neighborhood vibe.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very cute place with lovely ambiance, however there were many items on the menu not available. The food that we had was good enough and I would return primarily for the ambiance.

OT
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely time and will go back again!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Cute place! Good food, babaganoush particularly excellent, good wine for an average price. Service was spotty as its only two people even at the dinner rush. Will be back.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere, great food. Our server was super obliging too.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, delicious tapas style plates that pair well with wine, and great wines to choose from!

e
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I really liked the vibe of Vino Levantino - it's a cute place and gets pretty lively on a Saturday night. But I don't think the food was THAT good. It was all fine - nothing bad at all, but nothing very good either. I liked the tuna tartare the most but the cheese plate and hummus plate were pretty wanting, and the other dishes we got were solidly mediocre. The service was excellent though and a pretty good wine list!

JL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

There was a large party (we were told it was an engagement party) but the service was spotty -- there's no reason to wait 20 minutes for baba ganooj, which only requires plating and cutting up some pita, or for them to forget water after being asked for. And the place is normally acceptably noisy, but the large party somehow made us have to nearly scream to be heard at a table for two. But that was a different experience than previous visits.... everyone is entitled to an off day.

SR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance were great. Can't wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very interesting & eclectic middle eastern menu. It offered a variety of dishes & interesting flavor combinations. Nice wine selections.

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Despite motivation and kindness the service felt a little unprofessional e.g. pouring a glass of wine with cork and tannins. The food was good although one dish was « sold out » even though we were there for the early service. We were also caught of hard by the absence of meat options. Open table should lamb on the menu. In any case, an ok option if you’re looking to change. Not ideal for a date night with a mostly meat eater.

L
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Subpar food, too pricy, few choices. Online menu is misleading
OK ambience.

k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a nice neighborhood restaurant. The menu on Open Table and Yelp is outdated, though, as they now serve only fish and vegetarian and vegan options, no chicken or meat. Pretty loud, as there's a bar along one wall.

GK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I ordered the vegan moussaka -- a big mistake. It was rubbery and virtually flavorless. The room, like most NY restaurants, was very noisy, making \conversation difficult. I won'be go-ing back anytime soon.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Honestly? We were surprised how good the food was. Quiet evening, the weather was dreadful.

SP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The baba ganoush is delicious but a $17 quinoa and avocado salad that has minuscule pieces of avocado was disappointing. Order something else. Great ambience though.

CT
New England
45 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Although the space itself is unassuming and a little tired, the food and service at Vino Levantino was really satisfying. I would recommend it for small plates and happy hour drinks, given the varied appetizer menu and wine list. My Greek salad was delicious and fresh, and if I'm in the neighborhood again I would definitely stop by.

B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wines. Had a mediocre cocktail it thsts not their forte. Loved it so much went back the next night( Saturday) when it was much much more crowded and noisy.
They moved us from our table to make room for a big group and then gave us a complimentary dessert we didn’t like. Would have been better to ask what we wanted if they were going to do this. So just don’t go on Saturday night!!

DD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The salads were delicious and loved the grilled zucchini

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best hummus I have eaten since I was in Egypt

M
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Heavy vegetarian and vegan menu.

b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

For a wine bar to not know the wines on their list nor have the first 3(!) bottles I selected was a fairly grim introduction. It didn’t get better from there...though the salmon burger, uninspiring to look at, was delicious.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vino Levantino was a wonderful surprise, as I was expecting it to be noisy, but it turned out to be a beautifully and dimly lit experience. One of the best places I've been to in the city for quiet conversation, making the date very memorable.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The wine, ambiance, food and service here is generally great. On our last visit though, half of the entrees arrived cold at the table. This is more of a kitchen timing than service issue and while it doesn't matter much with the small plates, it makes a communal dinner less than enjoyable. Could be easily improved and looking forward to our next meal.

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