Lokal Bistro

Lokal Bistro

(Now Closed)
Mediterranean Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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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
  • 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!!!
  • Angie G.
    Angie GannonFebruary 20, 2011
    Steak sandwich was yummy, and it was an awesome bonus that we got a free drink with our check-in!
  • Laura K.
    Laura KennyFebruary 6, 2011
    The chicken enchiladas on special were amazing.
  • Baratunde
    BaratundeDecember 22, 2010
    The bathroom here is way too sexy
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GDecember 18, 2010
    brunch service is quick and the orange juice is fresh!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SaundersDecember 11, 2010
    Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon is quite superb.
  • Seven of 9.
    Seven of 9December 11, 2010
    Horrible slow service
  • Norman
    NormanNovember 8, 2010
    Free "check-in" beer is from a SELECTED list. I ordered a Chimay (at the direction of our ill-informed server) and ended up having to pay for it. Otherwise, a chill place for brunch.
  • Bedstivy
    BedstivySeptember 23, 2010
    Service was terrible. It's only good when the owner/manager guy is there. The staff is too busy socializing. Penne was great. Get take out here instead maybe?
  • Koby T.
    Koby TelyasSeptember 19, 2010
    Nice atmosphere ... The food isn't that great and we were waiting more than an hour on Sunday for the food to be served. Worth to try :)
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MendozaAugust 29, 2010
    This place sucks on service. Been waiting for 30 minutes to get a table. And now I been waiting 30 minutes for my food. Hope @ least the food is good... Well, let's see... But me coming back? Maybe no
  • Linda E.
    Linda EugenioJune 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the fries with a side of chipotle mayo!
  • Kai B.
    Kai BrinkerJune 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Burger is excellent but beware it's very filling!
  • JTM
    JTMMay 31, 2010
    Fuck this place. Only go here if you want to be ignored.
  • Adam C.
    Adam CostelloMay 2, 2010
    Brioche French Toast is amazing.
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SenoskiApril 25, 2010
    Order the French Toast. It's AMAZING!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BellApril 24, 2010
    Bulgolgi sandwich with chicken is tasty!
  • zeh f.
    zeh fernandoApril 10, 2010
    One of the few places around town where you can get real orange juice.
  • Seventy A.
    Seventy ArniotisApril 8, 2010
    Um... Steak salad with fried artichoke?!! Yes please.
  • Steven🚽 B.
    Steven🚽 BrunoMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Bellini!
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie G.March 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    $4 bellinis, bloody marys, and mimosas. Randy is a great bartender.
  • giri c.
    giri conetiDecember 30, 2009
    Always ask for soup of the day! Tomato pesto soup or butternut squash
  • giri c.
    giri conetiDecember 20, 2009
    Great butternut squash
  • R.G. L.
    R.G. LoganOctober 11, 2009
    eat a turkey burger
  • Ian B.
    Ian BOctober 11, 2009
    the French toast was off the hook.
  • Jon P.
    Jon PughJune 22, 2009
    grilled salmon + mashed potatoes + grilled asparagus = heaven
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