905 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cuisine: Mediterranean Bistro
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All major
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: G to Nassau Ave., L to Bedford Ave.
Menu: Click Here
NY Mag says:
The sophomore eatery from the owner of Williamsburg’s factory-turned-restaurant My Moon, has quietly opened to the public. The menu skews to the north Mediterranean: Greek, Italian, Spanish, but like My Moon, mostly Turkish — grilled pizzas, meatball casserole, cheese plates, and several meze. Owner Bener Bilgin has joined with his front-of-the-house manager and another Turkish restaurant friend to open the 70-seat spot across the street from McCarren Park. Though designed by the same artist who gave My Moon its airy, performance-space feel, this smaller location has a more intimate look. Several tall glass-top bar tables are inlaid with stones and sea shells, and there’s a glassed-in kitchen. Plus, Bilgin claims to own the only restaurant in the city that serves Turkey’s Efes Pilsner on tap.
TAGS: Bedford, Brunch (Weekends), Delivery, Fairly Cheap, Greenpoint, Mediterranean, Open Late, Restaurants, ★★★ Good
There’s nothing too Turkish about the name (“lokal” = “local”, big stretch), and there’s nothing too Turkish about this eclectic bistro in Greenpoint, either, run by the Turkish owner of Williamsburg’s My Moon. Only the red snapper is reminiscent of fare in the former Ottoman Empire; the rest is more simple Mediterranean bistro cuisine like mussels, paninis and burgers. Still, the place has a fun vibe, with striped banquettes and colorful tiles, and a great addition to the Polish/hipster neighborhood