Lokal Bistro

Lokal Bistro

(Now Closed)
Mediterranean Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
75 Tips and reviews
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  • Marc G.
    Marc GAugust 17, 2014
    Good for a drink outside but that's it
  • will p.
    will payJune 23, 2014
    Not the best service. Not the best food. Small portions and smaller wine glasses. Want good food? Keep walking.
  • Luke L.
    Luke LeeMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    better than Five Leaves!
  • Hiroki M.
    Hiroki MurakamiFebruary 23, 2014
    Waited 35 mins for our drinks. Almost an hour for the food. 2/10 would not bang.
  • H. C.
    H. Colbert (@hrsch)December 6, 2013
    If you think it's a good idea to skip the wait at Five Leaves and come to Lokal, stop. It's not worth it. Turn around back across the street.
  • Jean M.
    Jean McCarthyDecember 4, 2013
    Great oldies music and people watching. The Calamari, Bulgogi and Mushroom soup were delicious. Our server was attentive and friendly contrary to other posts on here. We recommend it!
  • Korrine K.
    Korrine KirschenbaumNovember 16, 2013
    Great if you enjoy dirty hipsters glaring at you for bringing a child. They have hi chairs tho so there's that.
  • Mandy M.
    Mandy MarcusSeptember 22, 2013
    P. bad service for brunch but maybe they had an off day.
  • Ani B.
    Ani BijoyanSeptember 21, 2013
    They have bread pudding! And it doesn't have any raisins!
  • Evan
    EvanAugust 29, 2013
    If you're looking for tulsi, maca, fancy salts and coconut oil, you're barking up the wrong tree. Lokal has a delightful juice bar menu with combinations that predate the juicing-as-a-trend era.
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KnierimJuly 4, 2013
    Don't go here for brunch. Everything was dry, mediocre and taste-less.
  • Luke L.
    Luke LeeJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the steak salad, it's really good. Fresh sqeezed OJ too!
  • Simone M.
    Simone M.April 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There must be a new person in the kitchen and I'm going to assume he loves salt. It's a shame lokal was a fave
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.April 15, 2013
    The Huevos Rancheros are no joke. Lots of outdoor seating in the warmer months. Smoothies are a great start to brunch!
  • Betty
    BettyApril 14, 2013
    Tryyyyy the coffee steak. Just do it.
  • Erik W.
    Erik WeeseMarch 29, 2013
    Bread pudding
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬September 19, 2012
    Not only is the food yum, they make the best Bloody Marys ever.
  • jin k.
    jin kimSeptember 10, 2012
    Bulgogi Sandwich
  • Erica
    EricaJuly 27, 2012
    Bloody Mary's are great! I see a lot of tips regarding the wait for food, but I've never had a problem.
  • max
    maxJuly 8, 2012
    Lame the special doesnt apply to brunch
  • Matt D.
    Matt DominianniJune 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a glass of port with your chocolate souffle and you will be very happy
  • A G.
    A GJune 17, 2012
    There's a reason people brave 2hr. waits at Five Leaves rather than walk 30ft to this place. I believe "Lokal" is Polish for "umitigated shitshow." Avoid unless you want to make your hangover worse.
  • Felix
    FelixJune 11, 2012
    The organic chicken sandwich with dried tomatoes on ciabatta bread is great.
  • qwertney
    qwertneyApril 14, 2012
    In my experiences here, the food has been kind of bland, but the atmosphere is great for a nice day: open doors and outside seating.
  • Erin D.
    Erin DomingoApril 14, 2012
    *disclaimer: Boo no free Booz when it's brunch time
  • Mariquel W.
    Mariquel WaingartenApril 13, 2012
    Great place, everyone is very friendly and the food is great. Nice outdoor tables. Try the apple risotto or the avocado sandwich
  • Igor C.
    Igor CredaliApril 7, 2012
    Perfect backup when the line t 5 Leaves is outrageous.I like the Uevos Rancheros with scramble eggs. I love sitting outside on a sunny day. Tables are distant from each other, not usual in NY.
  • Bloria T.
    Bloria TahariMarch 10, 2012
    I dono about the long wait
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff StevensFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Quick And Tasty Brunch! Eat outside if you can!
  • Jillian D.
    Jillian DresserFebruary 20, 2012
    If you like service from people that seem baked out of their mind, this is the place. Food is good.
  • Laura P.
    Laura P-SFebruary 11, 2012
    Awesome music selection!
  • Cheryl D.
    Cheryl DearborneFebruary 4, 2012
    Great service, not horrible or slow. Here right now for my bday and I'm having an amazing time!!
  • Diana B.
    Diana BaikJanuary 20, 2012
    Unexpectedly pleasing cappucino!
  • Zbigniew R.
    Zbigniew RokoszNovember 22, 2011
    Great music, getting a late night craving dessert for a hungry friend of mine
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertOctober 18, 2011
    This chicken penne dish is tasty and healthful!
  • William T.
    William TrickOctober 7, 2011
    Free beer hey-o!
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncSeptember 24, 2011
    The best roast chicken I've ever eaten. Great good and service!!!!!
  • Katie W.
    Katie WooSeptember 17, 2011
    Order the eggs benedict it will make you come back! :)
  • Dejon M.
    Dejon MullingsJuly 18, 2011
    Don't forget to check-in for specials! Read more
  • Brian M.
    Brian MooreJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic brunch. The brioche French toast and steak salad are both decidedly awesome.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FinleyJune 22, 2011
    Free wine special = good deal. Nice spot on a warm day.
  • John H.
    John HagueJune 11, 2011
    Sat down and waited for ten minutes. No one came. Eye contact didn't seem to help. Left. No idea what the food is like.
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas ManskerJune 11, 2011
    Service sucks!
  • Meredith
    MeredithMay 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Bloody Mary and the people watching make this a perfect spot on a warm afternoon.
  • Ana S.
    Ana SallesMay 22, 2011
    Good brunch! Nice to seat outside during the spring. The service is very slow though.
  • Mehmet Fatih Y.
    Wow super offer
  • Joanne A.
    Joanne AMay 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Lorimer smoothie & Rosemary fries are my guilty pleasure
  • Selin C.
    Selin CebeciApril 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    French Toast is amazing!!!!
  • Brooklyn365
    Brooklyn365April 11, 2011
    Hang at the outside tables for summer drinks but the food is decidedly average.
  • Janelle
    JanelleMarch 25, 2011
    Bruchetta scrambled eggs - delicious!!!
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