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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.
(between Amsterdam Ave & Broadway)
New York, NY 10025
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
I've come to like Vino Levantino that I've gone there up to twice a week. It's perfect for a weeknight dinner with a friend for a good meal and a long talk, or for a noisier fun weekend evening out with a small group. I've brought guests of all ages and tastes in food there and everyone loves it. Prices reasonable, quality excellent. Excellent wines and the best hummus any of us has ever had. Just please keep it a secret.
Awful meal at a very sub-par, amateur, and altogether unacceptable restaurant, from the bad food to the inadequate decor to the very slow service. It was chosen as convenient to a performance at Symphony Space, but we would not recommend it to anyone for any reason at any time.
Lots of vegetarian and gluten free options. The staff was very welcoming. We arrived early (before the crowds) but never felt rushed. We ordered tapas style, choosing 2 appetizers, a salad and 1 entree to share. The burekas take a while to make, so order them right away. The shredded root vegetable salad was delicious and the portion was quite large. The grilled zucchini was small, but perfectly grilled and served over an herbed yoghurt. The lamb chops were served over awesome cauliflower puree (which you can also order as an extra side dish if you want). We enjoyed our meal and will definitely return.
I hate to let anyone else know how fantastic a find Vino Levantino is because clearly the entire neighborhood knows! I like this restaurant so much that I was just there again just two nights after this dinner. Weekend nights it's hopping with people for drinks and people for dinner. Weekday nights it's the perfect spot for a long dinner and conversation with a friend. Excellent wine, fresh and delicious food (mostly Turkish and Lebanese), cozy atmosphere, very helpful servers.
I had been to Vino Levantino in the past and enjoyed it, so I was delighted to return with some friends. Unfortunately, the whole visit was very disappointing. The kitchen was out of about 2/3 of the items on the menu. (This at 8:30 on a Saturday night; hardly closing time.) To make matters worse, the waiter didn't begin by saying "I'm sorry, but we're out of a number of menu items, so I can't offer you X, Y, and Z." Rather, we'd try to order and he'd say, "we're out" and we'd try again -- and again and again and again. Who ever heard of a Mediterranean restaurant running out of olives? When I inquired about the strange lack of options, the waiter said they'd been busy the prior day. Really? And you can't get olives? The manager was worse -- condescending and dismissive. I was really embarrassed to have brought my friends to this place. The absence of options was bad enough, but one might at least expect a little information, a sincere apology, and a lot less attitude. (One positive note: the burekas are delicious.)
We were in town for a concert at Symphony Space, around the block from this restaurant.
The ambience was cozy and welcoming, with service to match. Very friendly.
The food was light and delicious middle eastern fare - I tried half a roasted eggplant with tahini and chickpeas, and it's a new favorite. The wine list was not overlong but every glass we tried was delicious. Overall, a great pre-theater experience that I look forward to repeating.
Vino Levantino is a wine Bar. It was quiet and pleasant. The food was below mediocre
and very overpriced. It is a good place for wine and a snack but absolutely NOT FOR DINNER.
We ordered Pita for our Meditteranean meal. It was not served and we were charged.
Food was very good. Grilled salmon and asparagus cooked to perfection and they have a very good wine list. Service was less than hospitable. Host refused to sit us at comfortable corner table even though we had a reservation said he was saving the corner table though not reserved in case party of 4 showed up. They sat us in a table in less comfortable table in the middle. No party of 4 showed up. Music was a bit too techno for my taste.
It was not the first time for me dining in Vino Levantino. The place is located in a great and accessible area. The ambient is very warm and cozy as well.
The waiter serving us was helping with the menu and was very friendly. The manager was a great assist in picking for us the perfect wine from the long wine list.
Food variety is very unique and tasted amazingly. My friend is a vegetarian and ordered the moussaka that was delicious. I'm on the other hand ordered the well known Turkish meat balls, an extra ordinary dish.
Great experience and a great welcoming place.
I've been to Vino several times before and every time it was absolutely great! Delicious Mediterranean food with a twist combined with great Mediterranean wine along with a warm and cozy atmosphere makes this place perfect for a date, get together with friends or any other occasion. Big like!!!
The menu looks great. the lamb chops was a nice meal. I had the moussaka but it was just meat and eggplant, no potato top. I was really disappointed in that. It tasted good but felt incomplete. No bread was served either. The place has potential just has to be a little more generous.
The warm spiced wine was good
All members of our party unite in complimenting the Vino L staff for an exceptional dining experience. Our host was attentive, personable, and responsive; tapas were enjoyable and properly set the stage for the delectable meal that followed. It is important to note that two of our party were vegetarians and they were clearly not disappointed in finding suitable options on the menu. Thanks for a delightful dining experience.
The staff are extremely accommodating and engaged. Met my bro-in-law who was in town for a meeting and liked the place so much I called my sister and her husband who were in town on the East Side to join us for dessert. The place was filling up for later night get-togethers as the dinner crowd went off to theatre etc., and the ambience just got better and better. We were almost sorry to leave.
Came here with family. There were 4 of us, we tried a bunch of things all of it was wonderful. We had the hummus- so good we ordered another one. The tzatziki and eggplant mousse were also amazing. My favorite was the cucumber salad, very fresh lots of dill. For entrees I had the stuffed tomato, super flavorful and light. Other people had the lamb chop and said it was amazing. For dessert I recommend the frozen creme brulee. And obviously the wine is good, it's a wine bar and they are super knowledgeable and make good recommendations. Hidden gem
What a gem! Beautiful intimate atmosphere, with inviting and friendly staff. Been here a few times already - both on romantic dates and with a group of friends. Had a great time always.
Good wine selection and unique cocktail list, as well as delicious Mediterranean dishes.
Definitely a place to return to!
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 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 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!
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