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Lallisse Mediterranean Wine & Food

161 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-686-1352
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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161 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a neighborhood gem and I keep coming back because the food is great, the service is warm and personal, and it's a perfect place for friends to get together. I'll be back again soon!

Thank NancyS1234
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just arrived in NYC and we're starving so went for a walk and stumbled upon Lallisse for brunch. Lucky us! Service is wonderful - they make you feel welcomed and comfortable (not something you typically experience in NYC). Food was fabulous. Very fresh ingredients, organic...More

Thank TracyZ19
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Instead of waiting an hour for a table across the street, we tried Lallisse and we were thrilled. Food was delicious - from the omelettes to the French Toast to the Benedict. Really liked the Turkish potato salad and tossed greens that accompanied the omelette...More

Thank MrsKenny01
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Like others, ended up here due to the line at Penelope's, but wow! Delicious Mediterranean omelet full of veggies and feta, served with green salad and herby cold potatoes. Birthday boy enjoyed his eggs with spicy lamb sausage immensely. Staff is superb, atmosphere is charming....More

Thank BekSybil
Reviewed 15 February 2017

warm welcoming staff that were helpful in selections. food was delish (4 of us and each loved what we ordered from vegan to fish to meat eaters) and they honored our reservation promptly!!

Thank scotteeth
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Penelope's had a queue that went out the door and down the street. We went to Lallisse instead for our first experience of a NYC brunch and we were so pleased we did. The food was really tasty and although there was a wait for...More

1  Thank Clarabellissima
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This was a great find. We were headed to Penelope's based on recommendation but given the long wait we walked across the street and tried Lallisse. Excellent, very attentive service with reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Paul - Mirenda V
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We traveled to NYC with friends and our last meal was at Lallisse's for brunch. It is a smaller/well decorated restaurant. There were several open tables when we arrived, but took about 30 minutes to be seated. They seemed to be under staffed one I...More

Thank joseph W
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This lovely restaurant was next to our hotel and certainly didn't disappoint. The Hanger Steak was to die for and the Brussel sprouts were definitely more tastier than how we would usually have them with our Sunday roast. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 30 November 2016

So we were headed to Penelope's because Trip Advisor told us to. When we got there the queue was massive. Over the road stood Lallisse, with a few empty tables so that's where we headed What a great find! Fresh, authentic Mediterranean cooking - great...More

1  Thank THEBFB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10016
    (30th Strret)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 28th or 33rd street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-686-1352
  • E-mail
Lallisse is one of the select wine bars in NYC, a haven for real wines, naturally made without cosmetics or chemistry, sprung from the vineyards and ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. It's a place to enjoy simple, soulful and sustainable Mediterranean food and talk for hours over organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines. Lallisse offers 100 types of wines - approximately 40 by the glass options. Lallisse's unique selection features wines from France, Italy, Spain and the Fertile Crescent - Eastern and Western Anatolia (Turkey), Greece, Israel and Lebanon. After spending extensive hours of wine tasting and going through hundreds and hundreds of bottles we created a list consisting of artisan wines produced by old and historic estates of the Mediterranean run by small organic producers. It's simply the stuff the locals drink! In the spirit of friendship and love for the life, food and wines of the Mediterranean, we happily invite you to do the same.