About Vino Levantino
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.
Wine Bar, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
between Amsterdam Ave & Broadway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
96 St. (1, 2, 3) 86 St. (1, 2) 96 St. (A, B, C)
Beer, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vino Levantino Ratings and Reviews
Small portions overall. Quinoa salad was ...
Small portions overall. Quinoa salad was mostly tomatoes. While one person's dish was decent size, other was much smaller. Not sure why that would happen. Service slow for such a small place. Had to wait for forks and napkins after appetizers were served and to get water refills on a very hot and humid day. Wanted to like this place based on reviews but we won't be back...
They weren't serving food, so I found ou ...
They weren't serving food, so I found out when I arrived. The guy was very very apologetic and luckily it was only 2 1/2 blocks from where I'm staying. However, if they're not serving food, there shouldn't be options for reservations. I gave 1 star for food because I wasn't able to eat, by its no my a reflection on the food as I had no opportunity to try it.
I originally discovered Vino Levantino a ...
I originally discovered Vino Levantino after going on a first date there 5 months ago. It's a wonderful find and I've been going back to this hidden gem ever since. Great spot for both a romantic date or dinner or a drink with friends. The space is beautiful but casual. The menu is delicious but healthy. For starters my favorites are the hummus plate, eggplant in tahini and the quinoa avocado salad. We've also tried the cheese plate with is great with the unique wines I seem to discover during my visits there (my new favorite is a great crisp rose from Oregon). The lamb chops are excellent and melt in your mouth. Don't love the maple dressing the salad it accompanies has, but the cauliflower puree it comes with is AMAZING! The chicken kebab is moist and flavorful and the tuna tartar is a nice light option. The ambiance is elegant, warm and cozy and the owner is always around. He warmly greets us, remembering the familiar face of returning customers which I appreciate and checked to make sure we were taken are of. I'm glad I found this wonderful neighborhood spot and highly recommended it as a go to place in the Upper West Side!
We were excited to attend this restauran ...
We were excited to attend this restaurant for Father's Day, as we had to be in Central Park a few hours before. We were a party of 11, and I was pleased when the restaurant called me a day before to confirm.
The place is small, but cute inside. They presented us with a "brunch" menu which is about 12 different options on it . You did not have the option to order you did not have the option to order it off their larger menu, but that was fine... They had some interesting choices that we were looking forward to ..... And that's when it all went wrong.
They were "out" of about half of the choices... And didn't even have some basic things. For example, they advertise a Norwegian Benedict (with Smoked Salmon) but was out of Salmon, and offered Bacon instead. And they did not have three of four signature items. Why bother?
They Charged me 8.00 for a small dish of Hummus, and then 5.00 dollars for some pita to go with it...
And, considering we were virtually the only people in the restaurant, The service was slow and matter-of-fact. As a matter of goodwill, they should have offered to compensate for some of our bill, but did not have the common sense to do so.
I am sure this place is great for drinks and a Saturday night gathering, but has no business offering a Sunday brunch.
Pleasant little place on a side street.
Pleasant, small, hidden. some outdoor seating (6 tables) but seating is close to street - nothing to look at - but still nice. good menu, not expensive, nice looking bar inside. nice service. near Symphony space so handy. not noisy!!! thank Goodness. a little gem.
Tried the falafel (very good) and the tu ...
Tried the falafel (very good) and the tuna tartar on a bed of avocado, something of mash where the flavor the tuna and the avocado got lost. $14 for a small glass of albariño seemed excessive. Service was very good.
The setting, menu, service are all comme ...
The setting, menu, service are all commendable. The wine is always perfectly chilled and high quality. My only complaint is that they turn the lights down very low in the evening and I can't appreciate my meal or read the menu without a flashlight. I'd rather enjoy the surroundings with a little more light.
it used to be a neighborhood gem but rec ...
it used to be a neighborhood gem but recently it is just a disappointment. The staff knows nothing about the menu, they mislead when asked for assistance with the wine list and the dishes that I regularly ordered have been changed to the detriment - a real shame that it has deteriorated so quickly.
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