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2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-2001
+1 646-490-8575
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  • Excellent41%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“salad” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-2001
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Lido
1. Executive Chef Serena Bass
James Beard Award–winning author & celebrity chef, Serena Bass
2. The Cocktails
Enduring favorites & seasonal specials in a convivial setting
3. The Staff
An exceptionally warm & meticulous staff create a memorable experience
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family visit of 10 people. Nice service. Ambiance is a “hip I want to be cool vibe”. Unfortunately, the food does not live up to the hype. Octopus salad was bad. It was chewy, not grilled, and smoldered in a gooey sauce. The chicken...More

Thank Jerry F
SusannahKoteen, Owner at Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jerry, We really appreciate this feedback. I completely understand why this experience would be disappointing for you and your family, and we are speaking with the kitchen staff about your comments on the octopus and chicken dishes. We do hope you will come back...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Food was absolutely fantastic. Had the braised short rib on the waiters recommendation. Also ordered the Gnocchi. Both meals were fantastic. Very vibey place, it was packed but service was decent. Bottomless Mimosa is a must if you drink. Waiter was Alex who was really...More

Thank Blake W
SusannahKoteen, Owner at Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi Blake, We're so happy you joined us for New Year's Day brunch and even happier to hear you enjoyed your meal! Please do visit us when you return to New York and say hello— I am Susannah the owner. Take care, SK

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As southern Harlem becomes gentrified, many good restaurants are opening. We had an evening show at Columbia's Miller Theater - but there are absolutely no decent restaurants in that neighborhood, so we took the B to 116th St and later taxied up the hill to...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
SusannahKoteen, Owner at Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect choice for a date night or a family dinner with kids. An extensive selection of Italian foods. Nice wine list, good cocktails. What's not to like?

Thank Madronaguy
SusannahKoteen, Owner at Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Madronaguy! We truly appreciate you sharing your experience with Lido. We hope to see you ... for date or family night ... very soon!

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This is our neighborhood go-to for a casual dinner. The salads are particularly delicious, and we’ve enjoyed every pasta on the menu. It’s kid friendly in the earlier hours of the evening, and is a nice date spot later on.

Thank SMark212
SusannahKoteen, Owner at Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're so happy to hear we're the neighborhood go-to spot for you and your family. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 February 2018

Despite of busy schedule my girl and I always find time for us. This time she picked Lido for our dinner date. No reservation but still they managed to accommodate us. Nice and warm place very elegant for me, she maybe do some research about...More

Thank Robert M
SusannahKoteen, Owner at Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks Robert! We're very happy to hear you picked us for your date night. We hope we make it into your regular rotation and we see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Nice and warm place. Staff nice. I suggest polenta fried wirh dip olive cream. Filet perfect and tender. Mussels lighly spicy and a lot. Big quantity to share. Good music food people. To go again

Thank robale2010
SusannahKoteen, Owner at Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again very soon. Best, Susannah

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Had brunch with some friends here on a Saturday. Food was pretty good. Only complaint is that even with a reservation we still had to wait 20 minutes at which time we were given the option to eat on the patio because the table we...More

Thank DBrownCT
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Before visiting Lido, on 3 occasions in the past month people have spontaneously mentioned that Lido is their favorite restaurant in Harlem -- or all together. Well, while not arising to top of my list, everything about it deserves the praise. The service was excellent....More

Thank Ivy C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

No wonder everyone had been telling me to come here!!! The food was amazing here. I had the scramble and I absolutely love how fluffy my eggs were. My bestie had the braised short rib and her plate was clean after! The service was on...More

Thank Telisha B
Susannah K, Owner at Lido, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Lido. Best, Susannah

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bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-2001
    (W 117th St)
  • Public Transportation: Subways B and C are one block away at 116th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. A,D,C,B subways at 125th Street and St. Nicholas are a five minute walk. The 2 and 3 trains are three blocks away at 116th and Lenox Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 646-490-8575
  • E-mail
Lido’s menu is Northern Italian. The menu can be described as fresh, simple, and delicious. Flavors are layered so that each one stands out but does not compete with others in the dish. The food is organic and local whenever possible and all poultry and meats are from farms that treat animals humanely. The ambiance is modish but relaxed. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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