905 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Cuisine: Mediterranean, Bistro
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ Good
Cards: All major
Price: entrees $10-$15
Hours: Sun-Thurs 9am-11pm; Fri-Sat 9am-midnight
Brunch: Weekends
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: G to Nassau Ave., L to Bedford Ave.
Menu/Website: www.lokalbistro.com
Delivery: Yes
Zagat says:

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.

Metromix says:

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


  1. Bad Food, Bad Service, Questionable Business Practice
    by Ebert

    We went to Lokal on a Sunday night when there were very few patrons, us and one other couple. Interestingly enough 5 Leaves next door was overflowing and had at least a 30-45 minute wait. Lokal’s food was uneven, some warm, some tepid.. the hummus appetizer was stale as was the bread for the table. Worst of all, when the bill came we found 20% had been added to our bill as a “tip” because we had been joined by two friends. When questioned I was told it’s the restaurant’s policy for a party of 6 or more. I asked if it was stated on the menu and told it was although it must have been pretty small print because I couldn’t find it. On top of this our light- handed waited tried to skim some more from our bill by giving us incorrect change. When questioned, he said that they don’t deal in small change and rounded up to the next dollar. This place is a rip with mediocre food and worse service! They don’t even pretend to care.

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