Vino Levantino

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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4.2
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4.2
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4.3
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NewTrier61
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to eat before seeing something at Symphony Space.

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JohnathanH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice wait staff, friendly owner, and I LOVE IT when they have live music!!!

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KatS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood place. Updated menu has lots of vegan options. Happy hour features good specials and wine list has solid options.

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vipPeteM
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointing plain-Jane quasi Mediterranean. Cafeteria grade - tastlesss and not as advertised on menu. Wine list banal and service listless. Nice cute place but poor value and can do so much better elsewhere.

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YoseffS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely the best restaurant I've been to in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice meal for a special day. Excellent waitress, very good service, and tasty food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Defines what a neighborhood restaurant should be.

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vipcarole
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the restaurant. Food was excellent. Many vegetarian choices, even vegan, but not just that. Hummus and fattoush were delicious and we had a sea bass baked with fragrant herbs and spices that was fabulous! Service was friendly, wine selection excellent. Just a lovely neighborhood find. Right across from Symphony Space.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another unforgettable evening at Vino Levantino. The owner helped us pick the wine, which was spectacular. The tuna tartare was so delicious and the hummus is I think the best in NYC. Tried the new menu item, Turkish meatballs, which were incredible. Ended with a Turkish lava cake which was also so so good. I will be back very very soon

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vipSilverheels
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great wine bar ambiance, great non meat small plate selection, fair value, service could be improved.

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Doug
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Hard to be positive about a middle eastern restaurant where the falafel was passable, the tahini worse than the standard container I get at the store, and the hummus without taste (supermarket Sabra brand far better). My $15 three cheese plate featured rubbery mozzarella and supposedly a tomato and olive cheese whose name the waiter couldn’t remember that bore a suspicious resemblance to pepper jack cheese. They were out of one of the wines we ordered. Really, really wanted to like this place but I won’t be going back. :(

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vipOne2Go
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very good Mediterranean food and only a block from Symphony Space.

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Mariana
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice spot to grab a drink and a bite with friends/family

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MAlena
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Vino Levantino to meet with friends on New Year’s eve before heading to a late dinner. The service and ambiance were great and drinks were up to everyone’s expectations. Great place to for a relaxed evening with friends.

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charlesd
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amelia was so helpful. wine by the glass, even during happy hour, was way above average. In fact, actually not only unusually drinkable, but actually good. At dinner, the $17 Barolo was okay, but the $10 Cabernet Sauvignon (2016) from Lazio, Italy, was better.

The stuffed eggplant, essentially a hummus plate wrapped in an eggplant skin, was delicious. Perfectly done. They could have included the pita without the extra charge.

Only negative: typically small tables crowded together, so noise level made dinner conversation nearly impossible. Go with your partner and talk when you get home.

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vipSvengali
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food is fine but expensive for what it is and what the place is like.
My main course could have been hotter, it was just warm.
They charged us for something we didn’t order on the check.

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vipsusanjo
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner after a show at Symphony Space abd it was wonderful. Have been here before but mostly for wine and a snack. The varied selections of small plates and entrees is wonderful and everything we had was great. Beautiful wines! Will definitely go back and often

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SJShungry
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to meet friends! We’ll definitely go again.

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RandiTina
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I both had the turkey burger on brioche roll and shared the tiramisu. Both were excellent. Too bad they don't take AmEx.

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JoeA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quaint little place with a nice bar and limited seating. The food was good to very good, but not memorable. I'd recommend this place for for drinks and appetizers at the bar,

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RandiO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and wine at a reasonable price, nice atmosphere

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NancyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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dawny
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RTLMommy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Hyshe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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StephanieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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RobC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely spot, good food. Great for quiet conversation.

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BrooklynSteve
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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vipLarry
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding small, quiet neighborhood location for quiet dinner.

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vipPebbles2808
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipNurit
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RebekahC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MarthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SlamuraiB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I liked Vino Levantino's ambiance and it provides a good setting for a first d