“Happiness in Harlem” as written on Lido’s website is an honest statement for Italian Food lovers. We have dined here many times since they have opened and consistently the food has been great. After taking friends their the other night we took a few photos of our dinner that we wanted to share and spoke with Susannah Koteen, the owner of Lido. We complimented Susannah that we appreciate the welcoming vibe and reliable service that you can always expect when visiting Lido. They have loyal diners who return regularly no doubt because of the service and their food.
A born and raised Harlemite friend who recently just moved out of the area, insisted while visiting last week that we eat at Lido as he missed their cuisine. I hadn’t been in several months and was happy to go.
For the appetizers we had Tomato, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella, Aged Prosciutto di Parma, and an assortment of other starters which are easily shareable.
For dinner we had the Baked Halibut, Chamoula Marinade, Red Pepper Rouille over Asparagus, Parmesan, Basil Risotto (mouthwatering good!), the Ricotta Ravioli, Charred Eggplant, with Orange Mint and Almonds, and the special of the day Under a Brick Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Very flavorful and filling. We would also recommend their Grass-fed Organic Strip Steak or the Gnocchi with Truffle Butter and Sage which is rich and cooked just to the right texture.
For desert we sampled a couple things but I recommend the Sunday below if you really want to treat yourself….
Make sure to ask for their daily specials. I try and have something new each time if I can resist ordering the Halibut with Risotto but I usually cave in and get the Halibut. It’s just one of those perfect meals that have you coming back for more.
They have a very lively and popular bar scene as well, for those who just want to swing by for a drink and appetizer with a friend or to meet new friends. Lido’s also host many events throughout the year from viewing political debates, gayborhood mixers for LGBT community, and featured wine dinners, which they will be having again real soon in the near future.
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
(on the corner of 117th Street)
New York, NY 10026
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There is going to be another wine and dinner pairing at Lido this coming Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 pm. Customers and clients have been loving these special events that Lido have been hosting lately. We wanted to let our readers know here at HCL about this event and to help get the word out for those wine lovers and foodies who may not be aware of Lido’s wine and dinner gatherings.
Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30-9:30 pm, Lido will be offering a five course wine tasting dinner. Wine educator and sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will take guests through the wines and help them learn more about pairing tips, grapes, differences in growing practices and more, all in an intimate and relaxed setting. Wobensmith has been teaching wine classes for over 7 years. Her passion began after visiting Italy and tasting wines throughout the countryside. Wobensmith earned her Sommelier Certificate with the Sommelier Society of America. The price is $105 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please call for reservations at: #646-490-8575 or #917-733-9413, as space will be limited.
Lido, located at 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 117th Street
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Come join Team Lido for their latest Gayboyhood Mixer: Back to School Night on Monday, August 26 from 9pm until recess. They will be featuring School Drag Realness and “educational” cocktail specials.
Weather permitting, they will be spilling out onto the patio for some mixing and mingling in the fresh air. Nice weather is predicted.
Check out the recent New York Times article about Lidos executive chef, Serena Bass.
Also join Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar Social Events to be informed of all future events at Lido.
Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ 117th Street
By subway, take the B/C to 116th St. or the 2/3 to 116th St.
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Today Sunday, June 30th all day long and into the evening hours come celebrate Harlem Pride at The 5 and Diamond on Harlem Restaurant Row! Starting with the new weekly “Soulful Sunday Brunch” from 11 am to 5 pm getting a little funkier as the evening rolls on with DJ Bobby Morales. Whatever you’re proud about, COME OUT AND CELEBRATE!
2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd (between 112th & 113th Street)
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