905 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Bistro
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ Good
Cards: All major
Price: entrees $10-$15
Hours: Sun-Thurs 9am-11pm; Fri-Sat 9am-midnight
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: G to Nassau Ave., L to Bedford Ave.
Located near McCarren Park, this Greenpoint Med is a “favorite” for brunch, especially in summer when you can sit outside; the “warmly lit” interior features exposed brick and banquette seating, and prices are moderate.
There’s nothing too Turkish about the name (“lokal” = “local”, big stretch), and there’s nothing too Turkish about this eclectic bistro in Greenpoint, either, run by the Turkish owner of Williamsburg’s My Moon. Only the red snapper is reminiscent of fare in the former Ottoman Empire; the rest is more simple Mediterranean bistro cuisine like mussels, paninis and burgers. Still, the place has a fun vibe, with striped banquettes and colorful tiles, and a great addition to the Polish/hipster neighborhood