This B-burg spot overlooking McCarren Park feels like a cozy caboose on its way to a sultry destination. Though the wallet-friendly Mediterranean menu by chef Genio Saavedra (Employees Only) issues the occasional success—an excellent roasted organic chicken sported a burnished skin and a subtle white-wine sauce—the food is largely unimpressive. A grilled Margherita pizza straddled the line between crisp and soggy, and bread pudding arrived in a treacly condensed-milk sauce. Disappointing food combined with the blaring flamenco soundtrack made us want to disembark as soon as possible.
Lokal Mediterranean Bistro
|Venue name:||Lokal Mediterranean Bistro||Contact:|
905 Lorimer St
|Cross street:||at Bedford Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–4pm, 5–11pm; Sat, Sun 11am–4pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave; G to Nassau Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. MC, V|